HoG Review Score: 88%
Dishonored 2 is an stealth-action game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda. The sequel to 2012’s Dishonored, the game was released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
The Dishonored series takes place in the fictional Empire of the Isles, with the majority of Dishonored 2 set in the coastal city of Karnaca.
After Empress Emily Kaldwin is deposed, the player may choose between playing as either Emily or her bodyguard and father Corvo Attano as they attempt to reclaim the throne. Both Emily and Corvo employ their own array of supernatural abilities and there are a multitude of ways to succeed in each given mission, from stealth to purposeful violent conflict.
Dishonored 2 was released to a positive reception. The improvements made since the first game received praise, including the more challenging stealth, the adaptability of Emily and Corvo’s abilities to both play styles, the art direction, the realization of the game’s world as well as the replay-value and the artificial intelligence.
Criticism was directed at the lack of focus of the overarching narrative while the individual missions were praised for their creative designs, and as per many games in 2016, the quality of the PC port was criticised heavily at release.