Dishonored is not perfect. Aesthetically it’s really nothing special, and the story is a bit of a let down, but NGB struggle to think of a game which concocts such an enjoyable mixture of polished, deep game mechanics. While valid comparisons to Deus Ex, Thief, and Bioshock exist, Dishonored is very much its own game.
For that, it seems like a viable contender for game of the year. With the Holiday period fast approaching, the annual flurry of ‘Triple-A’ games is about to begin. While many of those games will receive more attention, and better sales than Arkane Studios’ creation, it should be noted that Dishonored is an experience that no-one should miss.