Dishonored takes place in a steampunk world in the industrial city of Dunwall, modelled after late 1800s-early 1900s London where a plague carried by rats is killing the population. The people have lost hope and the Empress who runs the City of Dunwall is trying to do everything that is necessary to help them.
You are the Lord Protector, the Empress’s bodyguard and the game begins with you arriving back from your travels abroad asking other countries for help in eradicating the rat plague which is paralysing the city.
Through some twists and turns in the plot, the main aim of the story is to get sweet revenge on everyone who has betrayed you after being framed for the murder of the Empress. With the help of some friends at the Hound Pits Pub you can get a boat to your various destinations, get your next mission and upgrade your weapons.