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PC Game Review: ‘Dishonored’

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I am know I am a bit late with this review of Dishonored, but I finally got into it. When it originally header_292x136came out I was rather busy and never got round to playing it, and now I realize what I was missing. Then again, to be honest, I was wary of picking up such a title as I have never been that great at games that involve stealth.

I needn’t have worried. This is possibly the best stealth game ever made, and certainly the best one I have encountered. While there is a bit of a learning curve at the beginning of the game, patience is rewarded in spades after the first third of the game.

The rich storyline managed to get me involved and interested. As with a few few others games I can think of, I wanted to find as many of the in-game books as possible. Much in the way the operate within Skyrim, the books add tons of lore to the in-game world.  The history of Dunwall and the world in which it exists just scream out for sequels.

What most endeared this game to me is rather than going for the annoying third person perspective, it is first person. Then, the graphics just add to the steampunk Victorian alternate universe ethos. A great deal of effort has been made to make things look unique and unusual. It is a steampunk fan’s vision writ large and found no graphic glitches, no crashes, nor any other oddities.

Combat and interaction are handled brilliantly. While it takes a bit to learn the various types of movement and combat, the rewards for doing so are enjoyable. I found myself redoing bits of the game, because I was annoyed with myself for being sloppy in the way I went through it.

As you can probably tell from what I have said already, I rather like this game. This is probably in my top five of all time and certainly in my top 10. It ranks up there with the original Deus Ex as a game which signifies why I enjoy playing PC games. Looked at from any angle, this is one of the great games; the best PC game to come out in the last decade for sure.

If you have not played it then you owe yourself to pick up a copy. Hell wait until the next Steam sale to pick up if you are gun-shy, but do try this game. Oh yes and the Blade of Dunwall is rather good as well.

The new Thief game has one hell of a lot to live up to in order to top the satisfaction of playing Dishonored. I hope they make a sequel and give us more of the lore.

Dishonored is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language. This game can also be found on: PS3 & Xbox 360.

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  • Thomas Michelsen

    Say what? I went through Dishonored, and I’ve seen gameplay videos of the new Thief title, and I can tell you that Dishonored does not have nearly the same quality to it. Even as Thief is now, this long before release, it’s -miles- ahead of Dishonored. So no, Dishonored got absolutely -nothing- on the new Thief game.