Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials (2012)

by Nish
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Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials (2012): A Test of Skill and Strategy

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials is the first add-on pack for the critically acclaimed first-person action game Dishonored, developed by Arkane Studios. Released in 2012, Dunwall City Trials offers a series of standalone challenges that test players’ combat, stealth, and mobility skills.


Dunwall City Trials features 10 distinct maps, each with its own unique objectives and challenges. These challenges include:

  • Assassination: Eliminate specific targets using a variety of methods, including stealth, combat, or environmental hazards.
  • Showdown: Fight off waves of enemies, including tallboys, guards, weepers, and thugs.
  • Elimination: Take out targets in a non-stop run of drop assassinations.

Players can choose to play as either Corvo Attano, the protagonist of Dishonored, or Daud, the leader of the Whalers. Each character has their own unique abilities and weapons, allowing for a variety of playstyles.

New Features

In addition to the new challenges, Dunwall City Trials also introduces a number of new features, including:

  • New Abilities: Corvo gains two new abilities: Blink Strike, which allows him to teleport short distances while attacking an enemy, and Void Gaze, which highlights enemies and objects through walls. Daud gains two new abilities: Summon Assassin, which allows him to summon an assassin to fight alongside him, and Chokedust, which creates a cloud of dust that stuns enemies.
  • New Weapons and Gadgets: Both Corvo and Daud gain access to new weapons and gadgets, such as the arc mine, spring razor, and stun gun.
  • Global Online Leaderboard: Players can compete against each other on a global online leaderboard to see who can achieve the highest scores in each challenge.

Critical Reception

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials received positive reviews from critics, who praised the game’s challenging and varied gameplay, as well as its new features. IGN awarded the game a score of 8.5/10, saying “Dunwall City Trials is a great addition to Dishonored, offering a new set of challenges that will test your skills and keep you entertained for hours.” GameSpot gave the game a score of 8/10, saying “Dunwall City Trials is a solid expansion that offers a good amount of new content for fans of the original game.”


Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials was a successful expansion pack that added significant new content to the original game. The game’s challenges are still enjoyed by fans today, and the new abilities and weapons introduced in the expansion have become staples of the Dishonored series.


Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials is an excellent expansion pack that offers a variety of new challenges and features for fans of the original game. The game’s challenging and varied gameplay, as well as its new abilities and weapons, make it a must-play for fans of stealth action games.

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