Dishonored 2 Review

Dishonored 2 is the rarest kind of sequel, a sequel to Dishonored. It's not just the game of the year. It's the game that you'll remember on your deathbed.


The controls feel even better than the original! Teleporting on top of gutters has never been so fun. Stealth-focused players now have access to a greatly expanded toolset. Unconscious guards do not get eaten by rats the instant they drop to the ground. If you prefer to charge in and fight you'll find yourself engaged in the finest first-person combat of all time.

The story is gripping from start to finish! The world introduced in Dishonored is expanded upon, its characters fleshed out with unexpected depth and humor. You'll feel compelled to drive forward and encounter more world building even as you become aware that there will be a Rune-shaped hole in your life when it's all over.

To call Dishonored 2 stylish would be an understatement. This game is a moving painting, as fluid and dynamic as it is expressive. The art direction and engine combine to create an atmosphere that makes this fantastical setting feel more alive than our own world.

The sound is a feast for the ears! I could - and will - listen to the sound of my character eating tins of potted whale meat for hours at a time.

But enough with the reasons you should play this game. Are there any reasons to skip it? No. None at all.