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A wild swing away from the sequelitis that dominated 2012, Dishonored from Arkane Studios and Bethesda empowered players with an alluring combinations of tactics, powers, and tools. This new IP was featured as our cover story from August 2011 (click here to enter the content-filled hub from our studio visit) and it had a couple of editors fighting for it to be named as the Game of the Year.
Watch the video below to watch Game Informer's Andrew Reiner and Matt Bertz talk about their experience with Dishonored and what made it stand out in a year of excellent releases.
For another discussion focusing on the ending of the game,check out our episode of Spoiled featuring Andy McNamara.
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Pretty good game, but despite the "multiple paths" toward your objective, there were only two ways to play: Kill everybody or don't kill anybody. Plus the game's tutorial straight up tells you how to get the best ending. Where's the fun in that?
Dishonored was my GOTY. I already look forward to more games from this world.
I tried to play Dishonored and did not get into it. I don't know why but I just did not.
I have so much to play right now but I want to play this game soo bad. Once I beat the stuff I have this is the #1 game on my radar
Dishonored is just behind Mass Effect 3 as my personal GOTY. Mass Effect 3 has more replay value, although I am looking forward to going back for my 'low chaos' Dishonored play through.
This was definitely my GOTY, as well. I had a hard time finding true, legitimate flaws in the game that made me stop to call to them out.
For some reason, stealth-optional games like this and Deus Ex just strike a chord with me.
That song that they had playing in the background. What is that song? I liked the sound of it and need to hear it in all it's glory.
One of my favorite games this year , it's just way to awesome.
Dishonored was ok, it gave you some really cool powers but not much else. The combat system was so bad it made me want to throw my controller at the wall. The only games this year that really deserved GOTY were Mass effect 3 even with the messed up ending, and The Walking dead. Of those two I'm glad TWD got it, it is really the best games if the last few years.
Can't wait to try it out. It looks really good.
I really want to play this!!
They said everything that was on my mind as well. A great game.
the people look to fake and the hands are to big on this game
the game was great not ground breaking it feels like a bioshock game and thats not a bad thing. BUt ,in a year as weak(personal opinion) as this in gaming it should be goty its a new ip and great world.we gotta start giving credit to new ips now a day since if u dont sell well you ill be out of business(thq r.i.p)