The first DLC pack of the award-winning sleeper hit Dishonored from Bethesda is The Knife of Dunwall and just like Grand Theft Auto IV’s Ballad of Gay Tony you will be getting what is essentially a whole new game with this DLC pack. The whole concept is similar to Dishonored overall, but adds more features and has a story that runs with the idea of the game but doesn’t require you to beat it before you play.

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: The Knife of Dunwall does have some really good sound but seems like it was reused from main game. Whether that’s a good or bad thing may be a matter of personal opinion. There might have been new tracks added but they also sounded similar to what I already heard while playing the main campaign. This didn’t bother me at all as I enjoyed the original soundtrack and appreciated the DLC staying true to the core, but some may have been wanting new music. Audio is perfect as it works the same exact way in the original game. Voice acting is superb as it continues to use that same tone of darkness that Dishonored already uses.

Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance: Graphics are just astounding, probably because it is a Dishonored DLC. Physics are just like Dishonored; realistic. If I fall over 30 to 50 feet I’m probably going to die. Killing enemies is the same, with the awesome cutting off of heads remaining intact. Glitches work the same too, they happen but don’t ruin anything. The engine used for Dishonored just flat out rocks all the time.

Characters / Enemies: Characters seem to be pretty similar to the norm in Dishonored. Enemies are the same way with maybe a few notable differences. I was pretty poured into it each time I played. Enemies can get hard if you don’t go stealth-like though the experience though.

Gameplay: It is similar to the Dishonored style game play of action versus stealth but also provides much more. The DLC relies a little more on stealth gameplay than action. Not too much differs expect for some of the more open battles are found in The Knife of Dunwall than in the original title.

Story: The story runs along with some big spoiler events of Dishonored’s main story. It is quite a personal story in a way. There are too many awesome spoilers to go into depth but the various endings and choices are pretty hardcore. The basis of The Knife of Dunwall relies heavily on the original Dishonored game but also has its own unique story and I can’t wait for more.

Replay Ability: Very High

Final Verdict: Dishonored : The Knife of Dunwall is one of the best expansions I’ve ever played and gets a 9.86 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz.

Tristan’s Twisted World RealGamerNewz Video Review:

Overall Score: 9.86/10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Review Copy Info: a copy of this downloadable content was provided by the publisher to RealGamerNewz for purposes of this review.

Available on: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Computer 

Played on: Xbox 360 

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