Dishonored 2 Review

How sneaky can you be in Dishonored 2?

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Phil Iwaniuk (after 1 day 17 hours play time)

81 days ago

I mean, really sneaky. You can ghost the whole game and get the appropriate Steam achievement. You can finish it without killing anyone but getting spotted a few times. Or you can go apeshit.

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How well does Dishonored 2 let you develop your character?

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Phil Iwaniuk (after 1 day 17 hours play time)

81 days ago

There are two sets of abilities for two characters, and all those abilities are upgradeable. Bonecharms add extra perks and buffs, and can be crafted to create stacked buffs. Narratively the outcomes are binary - Corvo/Emily is a killer, or a pacifist, nothing in between.

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How imaginative is the Dishonored 2 lore?

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Phil Iwaniuk (after 1 day 17 hours play time)

81 days ago

If you're coming to it without prior experience of Looking Glass/Ion Storm games of the late '90s/early '00s, it'll sound like a unique voice. It actually leans a fair bit on Thief's steampunk elements, but it's entitled to of course, with the devs it has behind it.

Unfortunately for Arkane, Dishonored 1 released at a time when steampunk Victorian England was rapidly becoming the new black, so Dishonored 2 doesn't feel quite as distinct from other games in 2016.

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Would you buy at full price or wait for a Dishonored 2 sale?

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Phil Iwaniuk (after 1 day 17 hours play time)

81 days ago

Full price. Don't @ me about the frame rates.

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How good are the sounds in Dishonored 2?

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Phil Iwaniuk (after 1 day 17 hours play time)

81 days ago

Pretty good. So good you don't notice the sound cues, but are able to read the game very well using them, subconsciously. Score has an unnerving detuned piano motif.

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How does Dishonored 2 run on your PC?

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Phil Iwaniuk (after 1 day 17 hours play time)

81 days ago

Oh god. It runs absolutely fine for me. Almost always 60fps. Some people had problems. That happens sometimes with PC gaming.

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What do gamers think of Dishonored 2 after many hours of playing

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Phil Iwaniuk (after 1 day 17 hours play time)

81 days ago

I just finished my first playthrough after 40 hours (I took my time being a stealthy pacifist) and am really tempted to start a NG+.