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Dishonored 2 mostly follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, and in doing so stumbles in a number of the same potholes. Yet, it doesn’t fail to deliver fun in the form of a visually arresting, moody romp that combines complex, interwoven levels with an emphasis on player choice. When it sticks to the formula set out by its fondly remembered older sibling, Dishonored 2 delights. Surprisingly, it’s where this sequel chooses to innovate that the experience loses some of its lustre.
Dishonored 2 is a great game, and it offers a lot of value. It's definitely worth considering if you’re into stealth games, and looking for something with a lot of replay value.
Dishonored 2 stayed true to the franchise's roots, but this time around players can choose from two different protagonists, which offers up a ton of replayability and value for those who purchase it.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Dishonored 2, it is the kind of game that when you finish it you can easily play again as the other character and have a totally different style of game. You could probably blitz through levels quickly, but you rarely will be, Arkane does so well to draw you into all the little subtleties of Dunwall, you end up caring about the choices you make, which leads to a really enjoyable game.
Dishonored 2 is a game that encourages a creative approach above all else. Where other games settle for for a lone, linear path – or in some cases, even force it – Dishonored 2 offers several. Best of all, these different paths are meaningful, detailed and incredibly fun to explore.
With exceptional world building, fantastic art design, and polished gameplay mechanics, Dishonored 2 builds upon is predecessor to deliver a game that encourages exploration and exudes replayability.
This is hands-down the most fun and enjoyment I’ve had all year and there’s no better modern experience on the market right now. The first ever perfect scoring game on Expansive.
Dishonored 2 is an amazing sequel that fans of the original game should absolutely play, and cements this as a (hopefully) permanent franchise for Bethesda and Arkane Studios. Being able to play a number of different ways, changing the world and story on a whim, and having the ultimate freedom at your fingertips, it’ll keep fans of the series coming back for more for quite some time.
Dishonored 2 successfully builds upon an already enjoyable game. The game reached the standard of what a good sequel should try and be. With a story that's satisfying and a world that is open and enchanting, my only major objection is that the ending falls short of being entirely satisfying.