Customer Reviews

30
4.7 out of 5 stars
Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition (Xbox 360)
Platform: Xbox 360Change
Price:£17.99+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2013
Dishonored is an excellent stealth game with a steampunk style, a story of political intrigue, great gameplay mechanics and clear influences from other games that it builds upon. It presents its world in a unique visual style that brings its characters and locations to life.

You play the role of Corvo, the Empress's bodyguard. After her assassination you are framed for her murder and must escape prison, seek allies and start the fight back against the plotters who have seized power.

The first-person sneaking and exploration has some similarities to the Thief series, while the range of weapons, tactics and found items feels somewhat like Bioshock. However, Dishonored always has new ideas to explore.

You come across runes that can level up your powers, allowing you to teleport, possess enemies or have them devoured by a swarm of rats. You also pick up bone charms that provide useful enhancements. Because of your powers of stealth and attack, combined with areas that have multiple routes, there are many ways to approach a mission. Combat is good and feels physical, such as blocking sword blows or attacking someone with a knife. Because a lot of your attacks are close range and through the character's eyes, taking out a target can be quite brutal. The game doesn't shy away from showing the bloody effects.

At the same time the story deals with themes of revenge, political manoeuvrings, inequality and revolution as you explore the decaying sprawl of the city of Dunwall.

Dishonored has a wonderful and unique art style influenced by Viktor Antonov who designed City 17 in Half-Life 2. It's a mix of imposing futurist architecture and 19th-century Britain, an industrial powerhouse running on whale oil and huge machines.

The effect is a bit like a 3D oil painting with soft strokes of varied colour as well as detailed shadows and bright areas highlighted. The artists have done a great job creating detailed environments such as the ragged coastline, confined streets, a palace, dark fortress, a huge bridge, the slums, prison and sewers.

The sound design is well crafted with effects for your assassinations, the noises of guards moving about their patrols and the general hum of city life. Characters are brought to life with well-done voice acting and conversations that never become dull.

There are only a few negative points to the experience. Sometimes enemy perception is a little too keen, so you can be spotted even when you think you are behind cover. The branching storyline and moral choices mean that sometimes other story elements and achievements are locked later in the game, meaning another play-through to get a different ending.

With the GOTY edition you get all of the DLC released for the game. With the Dunwall City Trials you are placed in a series of scenarios to test your puzzle, movement, stealth and combat skills in parts of a floating city.

The Knife of Dunwall and The Brigmore Witches see you play as the Empress's assassin, Daud, with a new story arc as well as abilities and tactics in combat, such as summoning an assassin to help. New areas include a whale slaughterhouse, the Legal District, Coldridge Prison and the Brigmore Estate.

The Void Walker's Arsenal comprises four pre-order item packs that provide you with bone charms and money, as well as in-game books and statues.

Overall Dishonored is a brilliant title with hours of engrossing gameplay, allowing you numerous play styles and brings together the solid main story with some excellent extra content.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2013
i bought Dishonored: game of the year edition because i heard so many good things about this game but never actually played it and getting bundled with all dlc with it is a steal.

After playing it constantly and finishing it i was satisfied with the game completely, the choice in gameplay was brilliant with a huge variety of ways to play adding tons of replaybility to the game.

The dlc is also really good the void walkers aresnal makes the game so much easier and the bonus money really helps new players to the game. the knife of dunwall and brigmore witches are also very good playing as the Assassin Daud was a cool experince and adds a new perspective to the dishonored world. Finally the dunwall city trials are decent and challenging and can help further develop skills with your magic, weapons and stealth skills.

If you have yet to play dishonored now is the perfect chance the full game and dlc together is definitely worth the price and with tons of replaybility you will be coming back for more. This is one of the game of the year games that definitely earned its goty title.
66 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2014
"Ridiculously good" according to the 13 year old player of this game, on a par with Skyrim and Assassins Creed
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 21 July 2014
I don't normally like games that ask the player to be stealth I normally mess it up and have to blast my way throw the hordes of enemies that came to check out the notice, this game allows the player to choice if they want to go full stealth or guns blazing or even a mixture of the two the game wont punish you for your choices the story will still develop and depending on the way you play you will get different endings to each section.

The game of the year edition includes the DLC these add content that will enhance the play time of the game and enhances the love of the game, Dauds story is just as long as the main game, adding so much to the already amazing game making you will bad for your previous opinions.

I would recommend this game to everyone, I still play through now again even so long after my purchase
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 11 July 2014
I really like this game, I have found it entertaining in the many ways you can go through a level, which also gives it a level of replay-ability. I had no issues with any of the discs, everything came as I thought it would, as in no scratches or damage to the discs, booklet or case. I would happily reccomend this game to any one that is looking for a good single player game to pass the time, which it has certainly done for me as I am on my third playthrough!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 29 May 2014
Amazon delivered brilliantly and on time as always, the game is really good however it is rather short and not up to the usual Bethesda standard but it is a great game all the same.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 6 May 2014
I have already spoken more about Dishonoured than anyone want's to hear, so when I found Bethesda had created an extended edition where the player controls the slick and stylish assassin Daud, I was rather jubilant. The actual added content adds a dozen new levels, (even if two are set in the same locations as the original game) which let us see even more of Dunwall, give us a few interesting new characters, the best being the fleshing out of Daud and his Whalers, and even play up to parts referenced in the game but never glimpsed. A few trial missions are also added, mainly time trials and combat, but there is also an interesting stealth section as well. All in all a good purchase that improves upon an already good game.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 2 April 2014
This game is fantastic I would recommend it to any gaming fan,
Plays very smoothly, controls are all great and no lag or bull s***
Also each area is an open map, like each area is a mini sand box so thats cool
Loads of collectibles if Youre into that stuff
Storey is solid and gripping,
DLC is all cool, if you like be a goodie you pay the DLC as the antagonist so you can let your evil flow a
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 27 March 2014
10/10 they delivered in every way and the game is great. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy any games.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 4 February 2014
Great first person experience, with long game play (40 hrs in play case!) The attention to detail and nonlinear storyline, creates a maximum replay factor, with all the DLC you'll never have the same playthrough twice.

Round up, the gameplay is amazing, the engine is amazing, the graphics and sound is amazing, you see what I'm getting at, one of the best game I've played up there with Mass Effect 2! Great job Bethesda, cannot wait for the sequel.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See one answered question

     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Dishonored (Xbox 360)
Dishonored (Xbox 360) by Bethesda (Xbox 360)
£22.59


 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.