Dishonored - Preview

Format:
.box_heights { width: 610px; margin-bottom: 30px; }

Release Date: 28/06/2012

Steampunk and super powers in Dishonored for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC

In a market dominated by sequels, it's always a joy to see an original game storm onto the scene - especially when it looks as thrilling as Dishonored does. A stealthy first-person powerhouse, it charts the murky footsteps of a supernatural royal-bodyguard-turned-hitman called Corvo Atano as he despatches enemies using a mix of magical powers and extreme violence. It's already being compared to big hitters like Deus Ex, Thief and BioShock, and with BioShock Infinite now delayed until 2013, Dishonored's debut in October couldn't be timed any sweeter...

Whereas BioShock was set in an underwater city based on 1920s and 30s Art Deco design, Dishonored ventures down the Victorian steampunk path set by literary masters Jules Verne and HG Wells. The game offers its own unique look that mixes painterly visuals, dark, comic-book humour and foggy Jack The Ripper terror. And set against the backdrop of a plague, it can get pretty bleak at times, although thankfully, not overly depressing.

Supernatural ways to kill in Dishonored on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC at GAME

Killer Powers

Yet remarkably it's not just the visuals that have got us most excited - the gameplay seems pretty awesome, too. And brutal too! Unlike the assassins of Assassin's Creed or the Hitman franchise, Corvo has some pretty weird powers. In one scene demoed to us at E3, we tried to outwit some guards by using a short-range teleportation power, which allows us to pop up in all sorts of places. In this case, we accidentally materialised right in front of our adversaries, forcing us to kill one of them with our bare hands, while the other fell victim to a horde of magical rats. Nice!

You can possess things, too. A popular pass-time at E3 was to launch yourself off a building and quickly transfer yourself into the body of another character, just before your previous host splatters onto the nearby ground. In another example, we took over the mind of a fish and swum up a drainage system in order to infiltrate a previously inaccessible house. If that doesn't sound original to you, then what does? Dishonored offers all kinds of emergent gameplay where you can mix powers and weapons to unusual and stunning effect.

First-person steampunk action in Dishnoured on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Strangely Familiar

Because the game moves at such an incredible and seamless pace, the stealthy parts where you're creeping around the amazing locales, never get boring. There is also so much choice and freedom in how you play it, with many new ways of combining your supernatural abilities to make even scarier ones.

Sure some of the things look strangely familiar - the Tall Boy characters, which are essentially men on robotic stilts, recall the terrifying horror-legged Striders of the seminal shooter Half-Life 2, which isn't too surprising considering that both games share the same artist.

With a development team that also includes former programmers from the likes of Deus Ex and Thief: Deadly Shadows, there is a lot to be intrigued about in Dishonored. It may not be a sequel to a big name blockbuster, but you can probably bet that this is just the beginning of an epic series and eventually it will spawn a few sequels of its own.

Show more Show less

Pegi Rating:

Suitable for people aged and over.

Genre

Action/Adventure

Customer Rating:

No rating yet

SKU:

Previews-170621
Delivery type Delivery Time Cost
Standard Orders 2 - 4 working days** £4.99
Pre-Orders 1 working day** £4.99
Next Day incl. Saturday 1 working day** £7.99 per order
Next Day (DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £9.99 per order
Next Day (pre 12pm) (DPD Tracked) 1 working day** £11.99 per order
Console Orders For Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and VR 1 working day** £9.99
Insured* Delivery 1 working day** £19.99
Click & Collect 1-2 working days £4.99
(Pay online, delivered to store, plus receive a £5 voucher to spend in store when you collect)
Click & Collect Hardware Orders PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch and VR 1-2 working days £9.99 per order
(Pay online, delivered to store, plus receive a £5 voucher to spend in store when you collect)
Click & Reserve 2 hours from order FREE
(Order online, pick up and pay in store)
 

Small Print

 

• Order up to 7pm for next day delivery Sunday to Friday

 

• Orders placed after 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday will be dispatched Sunday.

 

• Whilst we will do everything we can to meet the delivery times above, there may be factors outside of our control and we cannot guarantee delivery within this timeframe

 

• Digital purchases are excluded from the total order value for tracked courier services.

 

*Insured Delivery is subject to customer submitting a DPD Lost in Transit claim via GAME customer services and DPD validating such claim, Insured Delivery entitles customer to either;

a) a free of charge replacement console, and a partial refund of £50 to the original method of payment; or

b) a full refund of the price paid for the console ordered and the £19.99 delivery charge (payable to original method of payment), together with £50 compensation (payable at customer’s choice, either by BACS, Cheque or onto a GAME Gift card).

Please note that DPD's Lost in Transit claim procedure can take up to 21 days to complete.


*Click and Collect Voucher

 

• Terms and conditions apply please see terms for details.

 

**Remote Area Delivery Times

 

• Deliveries including Pre-orders to non-mainland UK addresses and remote locations (such as the Scottish Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) may take longer to reach you.

 

Sign up for a GAME Reward Account online for FREE, via the GAME App or in your local store.

Earn points whenever you trade-in or buy at GAME. Use your points to save on the stuff you want in-store.

Join Today - £3 per Month


Join GAME Elite today and earn up to 10% points back with GAME Elite - Our exclusive membership service from GAME. With extra points and more cash to spend, this deal is seriously on point.

Our promise to you - you can’t lose – join today and if you receive less points back from purchases than the fee you have paid for your membership for 12 months, we will give you the difference back in points.

Receive exclusive deals and offers and we will even send you a gift around your birthday.

NEW: £4.99 Standard Delivery charge back in points for GAME Elite members


Key Benefits:
  • 10% points back on all physical games, merchandise and accessories
  • 2% points back on all consoles, PC, VR, phones and tablets
  • 2% points back on trade-in and digital
  • Exclusive deals and offers
  • Birthday gift
  • Our promise to you – you can’t lose


    Terms and conditions apply

    Please note: You will not receive Reward points for your purchase of GAME Elite Membership