Dishonored 2 is a stealth based action adventure video game that is set in a fictional city in Southern Europe called Karnaca. Played entirely from a first-person perspective, Rated 18, Dishonored 2 is very similar to the original Dishonored game, in that the moral choices you make while playing will change the world around you dramatically.
Dishonored 2 features two protagonists, Corvo Attano from the first game, and Emily Kaldwin, the girl you had to save in the first game but both are now some 20 years older. With the two protagonists you can now switch between them allowing you to experience different playstyles.
Corvo retains most of the abilities that he had in the first game. These abilities can be very powerful, if used correctly. For example, Corvo has the ability to “Blink,” meaning that in the blink of an eye, he can teleport to another location. Another useful ability is “Bend Time,” which allows you to slow down time and consider your next move while you are in a fast moving engagement.
Emily also her own unique set of abilities. Her abilities are new, unlike Corvo’s. She can “Shadow Walk,” which allows her to turn into a dark, fast cloud. Another extremely useful ability Emily has is “Domino,” which allows her to chain three people together, and whatever happens to one of them will happen to all of them.
As a player you must use these different abilities to either stealthily navigate to your goal or, if you prefer, to wreak havoc on everyone in your path. The second option, however, comes at a cost as there is a mechanism in both Dishonored 1 and 2 called the Chaos system, which tracks how many immoral deeds you commit.
The more immoral, reckless, and destructive you are, the worse the world gets. In the first game, this was because of the plague spread from the rats, who were attracted to corpses. Hence, the more people you killed, the more corpses were left, the more plague was spread, and the more the defenses were stepped up by the bad guys. In Dishonored 2, there’s a very similar concept – blood flies. Blood flies make their nests in dead bodies, so you must be careful about whether you kill people or just knock them out.
Dishonored 2 is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The game comes in two editions: Standard and Collector’s. The Collector’s Edition includes a replica of Corvo’s mask with a stand, a wearable ring resembling Emily’s with a velvet-lined ring box, a propaganda poster, metal case, a DLC pack, and Dishonored: Definitive Edition, which is the first game remade for consoles, including all DLC from the first game.