10 Dis­hon­ored 2

XBox: The Official Magazine - - OXM INVESTIGAT­ES -

The best re­cent ex­am­ple of the ac­tion genre, Dis­hon­ored 2 fol­lows on from the story of the first, let­ting you play as ei­ther Emily or Corvo as they at­tempt to re­claim the throne af­ter a bloody coup. With its steam­punkesque set­ting and mul­ti­ple end­ings there’s a vast ar­ray of ways for play­ers to ap­proach its chal­lenges. It ex­cels thanks to the sheer depth of abil­i­ties, and thanks to com­bat that lets you play in any way you like, al­low­ing you to be cre­ative with how you link var­i­ous skills to­gether. There’s also enough scope to ad­just to your pre­ferred play style – whether you pre­fer to sneak around ar­eas un­seen or slaugh­ter ev­ery­one in sight, both op­tions are vi­able. From a range of weapons in­clud­ing swords and cross­bows, to su­per­nat­u­ral abil­i­ties that let you tele­port across huge gaps or sum­mon a swarm of rats to dis­pose of dead bod­ies for you, the game is flex­i­ble enough to sup­port any com­bi­na­tion you choose. You can even re­ject pow­ers com­pletely to give your­self a dif­fer­ent kind of chal­lenge if you wish.

Dis­hon­ored 2 rep­re­sents the mod­ern pin­na­cle of ac­tion games, tak­ing lessons from every­thing that has come be­fore it and pro­vid­ing its own end­lessly flex­i­ble and cre­ative take on the genre, with a set­ting that gives depth and pur­pose to your ac­tions. It’s amaz­ing to see just how far the ac­tion genre has come on Xbox. Here’s to a fu­ture packed with more as­ton­ish­ing ac­tion. DEV Arkane Stu­dios RE­LEASE Novem­ber 2016 For­mat Xbox One

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