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Release Date: November 11th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Dishonored 2

Overview -

'Dishonored' was released in 2012 to rave reviews, a Victorian revenge story with excellent stealth and just the right amount of magic. 'Dishonored 2' is a highly anticipated sequel in a year crammed full of highly anticipated sequels, and is available now for PC, PS4, and XB1.

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Highly Recommended
Rating Breakdown
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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
November 11th, 2016

Video Review

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'Dishonored 2' has amazing art design, trading heavily on the dystopian steampunk theme that worked so well for its predecessor. The game takes place in the southern city of Karnaca, quite different from gray, sad Dunwall. It's brighter, sunnier, more exotic but still has a sprawling, seedy underbelly just waiting to swallow up the entire city. The characters look sharper than ever and still have a bit of the distinct grotesque style. There are a few instances where the framerate has issues, but these are typically limited to cutscenes and not actual gameplay.

Audio Review

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The Victorian soundtrack and sound effects are better than ever, mixed with the occasional nautical cues that permeate the Isles. All returning characters have been recast with different actors. With the exception of the Outsider, who is now less intimidating and judgmental, these actors do a good job. Corvo having a voice takes some getting used to, but his actor (Stephen Russell, who played Garrett in the 'Thief' series until the most recent release) gives him an old, gruff tone that seems to fit.

Final Thoughts

Like before, 'Dishonored 2' isn't just a great story. It's actually the same story, but hasn't lost any luster in the retelling. It has some of the best stealth we've seen this generation, buffeted by empowering, extraordinary powers, peerless level design, and intriguing characters. Arkane did the same thing this time around, only better.