Parents' Guide to

Dishonored: Definitive Edition

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody, but bloody good, mature stealth action game.

Game PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2015
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BEst GAme i have ever played m8te THxs for making this masterpeice!

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Whereas most stealth action games cast you as a spy, this first-person action game instead puts you in the quiet shoes of an assassin trying to prove he's not a killer. It's those sneaky elements that helped make Dishonored one of 2012's best games. What makes Dishonored: Definitive Edition live up to its name is it includes all the original game's add-ons, including missions that expand the story from a different perspective. It also packs the usual graphical upgrade that comes when you bring a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game to the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. But, though this is pretty all-encompassing, it still has some issues. Although most of your enemies are good at their jobs, you occasionally run into some distracted fool who doesn't notice the guy with the mask and big sword sneaking up behind him. This new version also has text that's small and white, which makes the menus and captions impossible to read. Also, if you've already played the original game and the extra missions on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 4, this adds nothing new, meaning players looking for a new experience will want to save their money for Dishonored 2. But for fans of the original or newcomers to the series, Dishonored: Definitive Edition delivers hours of stealth-filled fun.

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