(PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Arkane Studios
Release Date: Fall 2012
Unlike many of the games on this list, Dishonored is something brand new. Developer Arkane Studios has put a team with serious cred behind the game: The art director hails from Valve (where he worked on Half Life 2, a heritage that’s made clear in the art for the new game; Harvey Smith (who worked on Thief and the original Deus Ex) is acting a co-creative director. Taking place in a quasi-Victorian city called Dunwall (a steampunk seaside hybrid of Edinburgh and London), Dishonored is the story of a swordsman and spy with magical prowess — he can stop time and possess rats, for instance, as he develops strategies and finds his way out of tricky situations.
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