Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider PLATINUM PLATINUM GOLD A fine finish SILVER GOLD PS4 • Xbox One • PC Take on the god of The Void and bring the chaos he inflicts upon Dunwall and Karnaca to an end Like Dishonored 2, Death of The Outsider is grimly gorgeous with its character designs and architecture A low-key orchestra soundtrack is faintly noticeable and mostly functional but there are some nice tracks 8.5 » Concept » Graphics Style 1-Player Action Publisher Bethesda Softworks Developer Arkane Studios Release September 15 Rating M SILVER I » Sound The variety of tools you’re given to accomplish your goals creates an accessible and fun, if challenging, adventure » Playability Death Of The Outsider is a great standalone expansion that delivers the enthralling open-ended gameplay Dishonored fans have come to expect » Entertainment » Replay Value High n 2012, Arkane Studios introduced allows you to literally steal your enemies’ OF OF GAME MONTH GAME THE MONTH the world to THE the city of Dunwall. For faces and walk around as them, passing five years and across multiple entries, through checkpoints. Arkane has built PC its fantastical universe Dishonored has always been about PC OF OF around assassins and vigilantes, people giving players a variety of skills and abili-GAME THE MONTH GAME THE MONTH sick of corrupt politicians molding the ties to accomplish their objectives and world in their image and willing to do then letting them go hog wild. Death HANDHELD anything to stop them – even making of HANDHELD the Outsider is the strongest version OF OF GAME MONTH GAME MONTH THE THE deals with the devil. In the world of of that series concept thanks to two Dishonored, the closest thing to the devil important tweaks. While previous games is The Outsider, a mysterious figure on required you to find or buy potions to re-the outskirts of reality who grants those charge your mana, Lurk’s power cur-he deems worthy supernatural powers. rency is constantly recharging so that you While Death Of The Outsider isn’t the can use your abilities as much as you strongest Dishonored, this standalone expansion does justice by its enigmatic character and serves as a strong finale for a series that’s mined the depths of revenge, justice, and the absurdity of existence for all of its combined worth. You play Billie Lurk, Daud’s pupil and a returning character. Lurk finally reunites with Daud after years of separation and her former teacher presents her with one last job: to kill the Outsider. This entry replaces the abilities from Dishonored 2 by giving Lurk a unique skill set of her own. Displace lets you tele-port, like Blink, but it’s switch-oriented instead of instantaneous. So you can place a marker in a safe spot, run into a zone filled with enemies, kill a few of them, and then zap back to the marker before you’re overwhelmed. Semblance reviews want. The chaos system, which deter-mined what ending you would get in previous games, is gone. You can kill as many people as you want and suffer no narrative consequences. The biggest strike against the expan-sion is while its levels are fun and open-ended, none of them are particularly memorable enough on their own. I had fun pulling off a heist with minimal casualties and navigating The Void, but there is no level that comes to match-ing the enigmatic wonders of Jindosh’s Clockwork Mansion.