Earlier I talked about an Early Dishonored review giving the game a well deserved 9.5 out of 10 but it appears that CVG is not the only one giving this game praise, with sites The Escapist, Eurogamer, Polygon among a few of the critics to submit their(all positive) reviews of the game and with all well justified reviews of why the game is simply spectacular and a must play for any fans of the genre in specific. While the game is yet to be released it’s safe to say that this will definitely be a very good contender for multiplatform Game of the Year.
It appears that Dishonored is on it’s way to the throne of being a potential Game of the Year for a lot of people, especially those who are fans of versatile RPG’s. Dishonored has a great story, amazing graphics and the gameplay mechanics are simply too amazing for any fan of this specific genre of RPG to pass on.
Of course the game is developed by Arkane Studios (Better known for Dark Messiah of Might & Magic and Arx Fatalis) and being published by Bethesda studios who are infamous for their involvement in the Elder Scroll series how can anyone not expect to be what it is being praised for right now?.
Here are some of the reviews taken from The XBOX 360 Metacritic page of Dishonored:
The Escapist: (Full Review Here) (100 Metacritic score)
Dishonored gives you a beautiful, fascinating, new world to explore, and then makes it your playground for grand misdeeds. Its story of political intrigue and betrayal is told at exactly the right pace, balancing information with action in a way that keeps you interested, but not overloaded.
Polygon: (Full Review Here) (90 Metacritic Score)
Dishonored succeeds as an ambitious game not content to take one thing and do it well. It demands more than most games ever will of its player, and gives more to players than most other games will ever manage.
Eurogamer: (Full Review Here) (80 Metacritic Score)
This is a muscular and confident game, one with the utmost faith in its own fiction and a dedication to gameplay satisfaction at a microscopic level, paid off in dozens of situations that feel completely random and organic, even when they’ve clearly been planted there for you to find. Tighter control and a more generous approach to replay value would elevate Dishonored to true classic status, but it stands as one of the year’s best all the same.
And these are only 3 of 23 positive as of yet, the positive reviews are bound to sky rocket in number once the game officially releases but as with any game there will of course be those will give mixed or negative reviews but they will be drowned out by the voices and opinions of the positive reviews.
If you haven’t already decided on buying this game I highly recommend you consider buying it because to miss out on such an amazing game (especially if you are a fan of the genre in particular would be a true crime against gaming).
The game releases Officially on 12th October for the PS3 / PC and XBOX 360.