- + Still one of the best stealth games out there
- + Slight upgrades to visuals make things even prettier
- - No New Game+ is still annoying
Want to look beyond the score? Check out the full review below…
*Dishonored: Definitive Edition was provided to Start Replay on PS4 by Bethesda Softworks
“A Joyful Return”
Remasters are a dime a dozen nowadays, but amidst the flurry of re-releases are quite a few gems. Dishonored is one of them, and with its fully-fledged sequel due out in 2016, this re-release marks the perfect excuse to play the original until its arrival.
Instead of going into detail about why I love the game so much I’ll let my original review from 2012 do that for me.
Before getting back into the groove, I refreshed my memory and took out the original for a test drive. It’s amazing to look back at the quality of graphics and how see much worse they are than in my memories, particularly with the jagged textures and rough-cut presentation, though, overall I was still impressed with the PlayStation 3’s output.
Booting up the definitive edition on PS4 put things in a whole new light. Everything looks smoother, and presents just enough of an upgrade that smaller details shine through like never before. Skulking around the streets of Dunwall is a lot more enjoyable, and a clearer environment meant I could soak up more of its beautiful art design.
Our graphical comparison of the game’s opening moments should give you a good impression of the minimal, though satisfying upgrade.
Sure, it’s not major, but it’s enough for me to fall in love with it all over again. As an added bonus, all DLC released for the title is also included.
Whether you’ve played it before or are new to the series, I suggest you pick up Dishonored: Definitive Edition straight away. This is a masterclass in stealth gameplay, and it deserves to be in your gaming library at least once!