Review Roundup: The Knife of Dunwall

Looking to further your adventures in Dishonored? In the past week numerous gaming sites have reviewed The Knife of Dunwall and believe it’s a great way to extend the game. In the embed above, watch Gametrailers review in which they scored the content an impressive 8.9/10!

At Kotaku, they don’t give review scores, but they emphatically say “YES!” to the content — with Jason Schreier’s conclusion summing things up nicely:

“Just more Dishonored,” it must be said, is not a complaint. You don’t go to a steakhouse expecting to get fish. Sometimes another big chunk of meat is just what you need—even if you won’t get to finish eating until later this year.

Elsewhere, check out reviews at these fine sites.

OXM (9/10) – It’s been a long seven months since Corvo’s tale ended, but we’re glad Arkane didn’t rush out the next chapter. Knife of Dunwall sharpens Dishonored’s storytelling and combat in one slice.

Gamespot (8.5/10) – Watch the video review.

NBC News – Watch the video review.

Gametrailers (8.9/10)– Whale vivisection, electric mines, and other fun toys make this story-driven DLC a must have for any fan of teleportation-assisted assassination!

Polygon (8/10) — “The Knife of Dunwall is almost exactly what it needs to be. Familiar without feeling the same, comprehensible but more demanding. The Knife of Dunwall artfully builds onto Arkane’s world, even if it shares some of the fictional and design difficulties of its foundation — and the most exciting thing about it is what it promises for the continuing story of Dunwall.”

Eurogamer (8/10) – “It’s all that’s great about Dishonored, essentially, a subtly tweaked and well fleshed out return to the dirty streets of Dunwall, and its handful of shortcomings and taste for blood over stealth are never really enough to stop it from being essential.”

GamerLimit (8.5/10) – “It takes the core fundamentals from the original game without sacrificing the integrity of it and provides its own spin on the formula. Honestly, at this point I wish Daud was the main character of Dishonored to begin with. If you even slightly enjoyed Dishonored, this is a no-brainer.”

OXM UK (8/10) — “Level design still invites experimentation, but your tool set nudges you towards combat rather than stealth. The tougher difficulty means you’ll likely rely trial and error to get the perfect stealth run, and Daud’s arsenal often feels against you if you’re not getting into bloody combat.”

Forbes (8/10) — “In our first trip back to Dunwall, we control Daud, the hard-as-nails assassin who kicked off Dishonored by murdering the Empress. He plays like Corvo, only just different enough to make him feel like his own man.”

The Koalition (8/10 — “Knife of Dunwall is a nice addition to an already excellent game.”

Destructoid (8/10) — “The promise of more DLC has me excited, if not to finish Daud’s adventure, then to explore more of this detailed world, and embark on more devilishly challenging assassinations.”

GamrReview (8.7/100) — “I’m glad that this DLC was made: we do get to see a little more of everyone’s favourite Dishonored character, the Outsider, and we do get another two and a half levels of stealthy brutal goodness.”

Gaming Trend (93/100) — “If you enjoyed Dishonored you know exactly what you are in for here.

Later this year, the adventures of Daud will continue with The Brigmore Witches. As new details on the content become available, we’ll share them here.

Watch ‘The Evil Within’ teaser

Watch our teaser trailer for The Evil Within!

Working with director Kyle Cooper, the famed designer known for his award-winning work on title sequences for film and television including Se7enAmerican Horror Story, and The Walking Dead, the trailer captures and communicates the game’s tone.

For more on the game, read IGN’s first look at the game.

‘The Evil Within’ unveiled at IGN

We’re excited to lift the curtain on The Evil Within — the upcoming survival-horror game from legendary developer Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4) and our Japanese studio, Tango Gameworks.

Last week, IGN got to see the game in action, and you’ll be learning more about the game beginning on Monday. Until then, head to their site and watch the premiere of the game’s seriously terrifying live-action trailer.

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