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Release Date: August 25th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Dishonored Definitive Edition

Overview -

First released in 2012, 'Dishonored' is the latest game to receive a next-gen remake. 'Dishonored Definitive Edition' is the Xbox One and PS4 version of 'Dishonored,' and this version includes the 'Dunwall City Trials,' 'The Knife of Dunwall,' 'The Brigmore Witches' and 'Void Walker’s Arsenal.' 'Dishonored' was developed by Arkane Studios, a French company whose previous work includes 'Arx Fatalis,' and published by Bethesda. When first released, the steampunk first-person Unreal 3 game was an instant critical and sales' success. 'Dishonored' comes to the current-gen in something of a stealth release, and ahead of the in-development 'Dishonored 2.'

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
August 25th, 2015

Video Review


The original 'Dishonored' looked pretty good on last-gen, and while some of the textures have been tweaked (faces and clothes are noticeably better, for instance) this is not an opulent do-over in the vein of 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition'. The framerate remains at 30fps, and the load times are tiresome. The art design is no slouch - Dunwall is a pastiche of steampunk, Edgar Allan Poe, and watercolor.

Audio Review


The game’s score is terse and operatic, full of frenetic violins that screech whenever Corvo is detected. The voice acting is excellent and features the likes of Lena Headey, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Michael Madsen, who is particularly excellent at playing the remorseful, conflicted Daud.

Final Thoughts

'Dishonored' has received a minimal amount of dress-up for this re-release. In 'Dishonored Definitive Edition,' the main game is all here with its DLC and a light visual touch-up, and that's about it. The price is also high when compared against the last-gen (or PC) GOTY versions. Still, it was one of the most captivating games of last gen, and a must-own for any Xbox One owners who have not experienced it. For those who have, you’ll find little of interest here.