Dishonored was one of those games that really did take me by surprise. You play as a man called Corvo who is an assassin with amazing ability.
He is looking for revenge on the people of Dunwall who have wronged him. Dishonored 2 took things to a whole new level and let you play as Corvo and his daughter Emily. Dishonored 2 is actually one of my top ten games of all time and for some crazy reason, I have every version of it. If you are like me and want alternatives to Dishonored then this will be perfect for you.
They did actually release a third side game called, Death of the Outsider which was sold at a budget price and it was…… ok.
I think that the reason people were a little lukewarm on it was that we looked at it as a third game when really it was more of a DLC that was too large to be DLC if that makes sense. Still, those first two games are truly fantastic and if you love first person games that have a great story you will love Dishonored.
All of the games that I have picked today are games that I feel if you like Dishonored you will have a fun time with.
Prey is kind of like a sci-fi version of Dishonored. I remember the hype and the lengthy development time of the first game.
I did enjoy the Xbox 360 version, but it took so long to come out I was surprised that we even got another game in the series. This Prey was put out by the folks at Bethesda so you know that there is going to be a certain quality about it.
The game is set on a space station that is hovering around the moon. Scientists have been screwing with things that they should not have and now aliens are running all over the space station.
You need to do what you can to survive and there is a ton of cool stuff that you can use on the space station to defend yourself as well as some special abilities.
Prey is most certainly an action game, but I love the sci-fi almost kind of thriller movie setting and plot. Which is why I think it is one of the best games on this list even though it is more sci-fi.
I remember being blown away by Dark Messiah of Might and Magic when I first saw it in gaming magazines back in the day.
Released all the way back in 2006, this is an action RPG game and what I think makes it extra fun is the fantasy setting. While this takes the fantasy element way further than Dishonored does, I think there are some sections in the game where the areas look like they would really fit in a Dishonored game.
Another thing that makes Dark Messiah of Might and Magic kind of like Dishonored is the combat. In Dishonored you can play the game stealthily or just go straight for the throat. Well depending on the kind of player you are here that is the case too.
You can use magic that will help you attack from afar or you can use a sword and sneak attack everyone or you can do what I do and just run headfirst into battle! It may not have aged all that gracefully, but Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is a game I have had a lot of fun with.
Let me start by saying that I love the art style of Styx: Master of Shadows. I actually played this on the PlayStation 4 about a year ago and had a really fun time doing so. You play as a goblin who is a couple hundred years old.
There is a heavy emphasis on stealth in this game and I do think that you have to play the game stealthily as trying to fight your way through every situation will not work. There are also some RPG elements here which add some depth to the gameplay which is cool.
The art style of the game as I said is fantastic.
This really does have a “Dishonored” look about it. You could actually take Styx out of the game and put Corvo in there and I would totally believe that this is a new Dishonored game. I do not think that Styx: Master of Shadows got the love it deserved. If you have been on the hunt for games similar to Dishonored then I cannot recommend this one here highly enough.
Look I know if you are a modern gamer you may look at Thief 2 The Metal Age and think that it looks horrible. However, back in 2000, this game was state of the art and a truly huge deal. This was a big PC exclusive at the time as there was no way the consoles at the time (maybe the Dreamcast could of actually?) could have handled it.
Thief 2 sees you have to make your way through levels, stealing goodies and putting down guards without getting spotted. It is a very intense gaming experience and one that I have fond memories of.
You may think that if I am suggesting a Thief game why not the reboot that was released just a couple years back? Well, that game did not live up to expectations and while it may look pretty good it is not fun to play.
If you can get past the looks of Thief 2 The Metal Age you are in for a really fun time with this one.
If there is one series that I love even more than the Dishonored series it is the BioShock series. These were released all together in a collection just a couple of years back and that is the best way to play them. All three games are fantastic.
The first two are set in the underwater world of Rapture and it is something that you will never forget. All three games are first person action games, but as well as weapons you make use of Plasmids that let you alter your DNA and unleash superpowers from your hand.
While the gameplay of the BioShock series is fun it is the story that I really love. The third game in the series, BioShock Infinite is my personal favorite.
You play as a man called Booker DeWitt who is deep in debt and agrees to go to the flying city of Columbia to break a girl out of a “prison” and bring her back.
The story takes a very deep turn that I did not see coming and the ending actually stayed with me for a few days it was that amazing. Elizabeth the girl you are sent to get is one of the best NPC’s in a game I have ever come across.
Before we had BioShock we had System Shock, more specifically System Shock 2. Before this was available digitally this was one of the most sought after PC games and it would go for a lot of money. Now though everyone can enjoy for a low price.
System Shock 2 is a first person shooter/sci-fi/horror game and even though it was released all the way back in 1999 it is still an excellent game to play through.
While I had a lot of fun with System Shock 2 and I could certainly see how BioShock took many cues from it.
I did not play the game until after I had played BioShock so I feel some of the impact of how special this game is was lost on me. Still, I think that System Shock 2 is a game that has to be on this list.
Plus you can get this for like ten bucks which is a real steal.
I would love to put the whole Deus Ex series on here, but I was a bit of a latecomer to the series. From what I understand though those first games in the series are actually the best.
While Dishonored goes for the more fantasy and mystical route, Deus Ex is more sci-fi, but I feel that the way that you can tackle enemies and objectives anyway that you want makes the games have a bit of a Dishonored feel to them.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the game in the series that I can personally recommend to you. I know that the opinions on this game seem to be split, but I thought it was a lot of fun. It may not be the longest game in the world, but it has a very intriguing story and there are plenty of weapons and special abilities that you can use to get through the game.
I really think that this is a game that got a bit of a bad rap when it was first released, but now people are coming round to how much fun it is.
When the first two Hitman games were released I actually worked in a video game store and I remember what a big deal they were for people.
There have been what feels like a million Hitman games (and even some movies) and it is a series that I really do have a lot of fun with. While Corvo is an assassin who gets to use special abilities to take down his enemies.
When you are playing as Agent 47 you are confined to a more realistic approach which makes you think before you pull the trigger.
My favorite game in the series is Hitman Blood Money. This is the fourth game in the series and I will not say that it is reinventing the wheel when it comes to Hitman games, but I think that it has the best story of any game in the series.
The idea is that while you are a master assassin, you are now under threat as there is a new agency in town that is taking down assassins and you could be next! It is a pretty cool concept that the guy who was once the hunter is now becoming the prey!
Let me start this by saying the first time I played Splinter Cell I hated it! I played the first game on the PS2 which was probably the worst way to be introduced to this series. By the time Pandora Tomorrow was released, I had an Xbox so I was able to get the better version and that was what really started my love for the series.
What I think makes the Splinter Cell series one that is worthy of being on this list is the way the game really wants you to be stealthy. Sam Fisher is a fantastic character and he has certainly been through many ups and downs.
There are two games that I feel are better than all the rest. My personal favorite is the third game in the series, Chaos Theory. When this was first shown people were blown away at how much better it looked than the previous two games, especially on the Xbox.
The other game that I had a lot of fun with is Double Agent which took the story in a very interesting direction and I felt was a little more action heavy than some of the previous games.
Aragami (Wild Card)
Here is a game that I really think you fellow Dishonored fans are going to enjoy. Aragami sees you playing as an undead assassin who cannot just use his blade to take down enemies, but he can also use the shadows.
I do not mean he can just use the shadows to hide like Snake in Metal Gear! He can literary use shadows to create weapons and dragons! It is so much fun to do and while it is a stealth game, the action is truly awesome.
What really caught my eye about Aragami is the art style that they have gone for. It has a cell shaded look to it which has always been something that I love. However, the whole game has this ancient Japanese style to it which I really look.
It is like an old anime has come to life and you are in control of it. This is one of those games that most people who play love, but the thing is not enough people know about it! Well, now you do so go and check it out.
There really is not a bad game on this list. Part of me wants to tell you that Dishonored is so awesome that if you want to play games like Dishonored that you should just go back and play through the first two games again!
However, I am not going to do that…. Well, I am, but I think you need to check out some of the other games. By far my favorite on this list is the BioShock series, especially BioShock Infinite.
You can actually play through BioShock Infinite without playing the other two games. I do have two other high recommendations for you as well.
These are first of all Styx: Master of Shadows which is an excellent game with a cool setting and awesome stealth mechanics. The other game is Aragami which is one that I feel shares many things with Dishonored, but it is about a Japanese samurai.