16What is Dishonored?

Dishonored video game

With high scores across the internet from both critics and players alike, Dishonored took a step away from competitors such as the most recent Thief game to sit atop the world of first-person action-stealth games.


style="font-weight: 400;"> takes place in the city of Dunwall, the capital city of the Imperial government. The city has been ravaged by the rat plague, a circumstance which has left Empress Jessamine’s position of power vulnerable. During the game’s opening sequence, the Empress is assassinated and her daughter, Emily, is taken captive by a then unknown group of assassins.

The player takes on the role of Corvo Attano, the royal protector, and the man who is framed for Jessamine’s death. Corvo is granted powerful abilities by a being known as The Outsider in order to assist in rescuing Emily and bringing those responsible for Jessamine’s death to justice.

Throughout Dishonored, players are given alternative choices in how to complete their goals, using either stealth to quietly complete tasks undetected, or by the using a large variety of gadgets and powers at their control in order to destroy those who have committed this great evil.

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