A great standalone gameplay
Rating: Overall 8.0
Death of the Outsider is a stealth-action game that acts as a standalone Dishonored experience, taking place after the events of Dishonored 2. Players control Billie Lurk who aims to first rescue her mentor Daud before going after the Outsider.
Just like other games in the series, players go on missions to assassinate targets or recover key items. They can choose to find clever and intuitive ways of carrying out the mission as the game gives them plenty of opportunities depending upon how much they explore and are willing to experiment. Displace lets you place a marker, allowing you to teleport to that location. For areas that are not accessible directly, players can use Foresight to explore the level in spirit form in order to place a Displace marker before using the ability. My favourite and perhaps the most useful ability is Semblance, which lets you disguise yourself as any other character, allowing you to completely bypass guards and access previously locked areas.
If you’re a fan of the level design of previous games, Death of the Outsider retains that quality. There are multiple ways of approaching every objective, giving you the freedom this genre is known to provide. Every mission has multiple optional objectives that let you bypass certain parts of the area and while some methods are more efficient than others, all of them are viable. Story and combat remain the weakest part of the series and while the previous protagonists were relatable, Billie Lurk is incredibly dull. Death of the Outsider ticks all the checkboxes when it comes to a standalone expansion. Its more of the same, but excels at almost everything the main showcased. While the boring story and lack of major improvements hold it back, the excellent mission design as well as replayability makes it worth your time.