Developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2016, Dishonored 2 is a single-player action stealth game that is a sequel to 2012’s Dishonored. Continuing the storyline introduced in the first game, Dishonored 2 puts players in the role of either former Empress of Karnaca Emily Kaldwin or the role of Royal Protector Corvo Attano as the two attempt to regain Emily’s throne from the witch Delilah Copperspoon.
Dishonored 2 Download
You can download Dishonored 2 from Steam. Good news – there is also a free downloadable demo of the game. To start downloading, click on the link below the review.
The Game Review
Sporting a pseudo-steampunk, Edwardian Britain aesthetic, the game gives players access to period-appropriate weapons as well as an array of magical abilities.
Featuring multiple pathways to completing in-game objectives, the title allows plays a lot of choice in playstyle and does not force the stealth gameplay aspect. This adaptability was a marked change over its predecessor which did not offer nearly as much player choice in terms of gameplay style. As you can imagine, this leads to a high level of replay value in Dishonored 2 that isn’t found in the previous title and that’s a feather in Dishonored 2’s cap to be sure.
Played from a first-person perspective, the game is reminiscent of Bioshock in its general feel and, especially, when it comes to action. Players can engage in extra missions to unlock new techniques or pathways as well as exploring more of Dishonored 2’s well-developed world. In terms of weapons, players have swords, pistols, crossbows, a retractable blade, grenades and mines to choose from in addition to the various magical abilities that are later available.
Weapons have upgrades that can be purchased coins or found in the game’s levels in the form of blueprints. Again, player choice is at the forefront of most of what Dishonored 2 does and the chance to upgrade weapons is but one part of many customizable options that players can do.
As in most stealth action games, player detection works on a line-of-sight system. This means that, if the enemy can see you, then you will have to engage with them in combat. In addition to this, you can also alert enemies through sound or distract them using this mechanic.
Gamers familiar with the Metal Gear Solid series should be more than comfortable with Dishonored 2’s gameplay mechanics. One change compared to the previous entry is the addition of non-lethal moves to stun or otherwise disable opponents. While a non-lethal playthrough of the game is more than possible, the feasibility of such might rely upon the individual gamer’s preferences and personal style.
Like Bioshock, the addition of magic gives players other options for how they play the game. It isn’t necessary for gamers to use magic but it is an ever-present option. Like many games in this milieu, there is a skill tree and abilities come with positive passive traits that further customize your in-game avatar.
- Tons of gameplay style options
- A pretty engrossing story and well-developed game world
- Abilities and weapons are different as well as varied
- Feels like a first-person shooter with other things going on
- Stealth never quite feels satisfying
- There are options but there are also “best ways” to do things