Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Dishonored does something rare in this video game industry. It sets itself above the standard game by not only bringing excellent stealth and combat mechanics combined with an enjoyable storyline set in a dilapidated city riddled with plague and corruption, but also doing it in such a way that the player will always feel like they are in control of what they are going to be doing next. Gamers can choose how to tackle any situation in Dishonored and feel gratification in doing so. There are simply no other games on the market that do what Dishonored does, making it a game many will be talking about in the years to come."