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Release Date: 23 Apr, 2013

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Enter the world of the Outsider in Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials, the first add-on pack for the critically-acclaimed first-person action game by Arkane Studios. Your combat, stealth and mobility skills will be put to the test as you make your way through 10 distinct maps that feature a variety of challenges. Creatively combine your supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to eliminate as many targets as possible, fight off waves of tallboys, guards, weepers and thugs, or take out targets in a non-stop run of drop assassinations. Dunwall City Trials also features a new set of achievements and trophies as well as a global online leaderboard.

Key Features:

  • Ten Unique Challenges

    Experience Dishonored’s flexible combat system, stealth gameplay, and distinct settings in a whole new way as you make your way through timed and scored challenges in Dunwall City Trials. Put your assassination skills to the test as you combine your supernatural powers and gadgets to eliminate your enemies and collect clues to identify and dispatch your target. Try your hand in non-lethal challenges as you shoot down whale oil tanks raining from the sky or infiltrate a mansion to collect the loot unseen by your foes.
  • Global Online Leaderboard

    Your high scores and rank for each trial will be recorded and displayed in a global online leaderboard. Every point and every second counts when going up against the best of the best.
  • New Achievements and Unlockable Gallery

    In addition to a brand new set of achievements and trophies, an image gallery filled with original concept art and other surprises can be unlocked as you complete each trial and meet each of its various objectives.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 3 GB system RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 9 GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible with 512 MB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850)
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
    • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 (enhanced for 64-bit OS)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz quad core or better (enhanced for multi-core processors)
    • Memory: 4 GB system RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 9 GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible with 768 MB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850)
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: 22 June, 2013
Being more of a pass-time and a novelty than a well balanced DLC, Dunwall City Trials provides owners of Dishonored many various challenges to hone their skills in combat, agility, stealth and puzzle-solving. Using a gallery of unlockable artwork as a reward for each challenge completed.
The challenges are measured using a simple point system, awarding the player for following specific guidelines in each challenge, either by killing hostile characters in creative ways or completing an obstacle course in record time.
Dunwall City Trials seems incongruious to the main campaign and other DLCs, the objective of "honing your skills as a master assassin" is irrelevent in a game with a campaign that's short in length.
The challenges are fun and encourage creativity and offer challenging opportunities that feel rewarding for the user when completed on a 3-star rating. So while Dunwall City Trials may feel out of place with the game on a whole, it is still a good experience for players who crave more of Dishonored than the main storyline can provide.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: 4 June
I absolutely love Dishonored but I don't like this DLC. The missions are frustrating and time consuming rather than challenging and enjoyable.

It's like banging your head against a wall until the wall eventually breaks. Rather than feeling like you've achieved something, you are only relieved about the fact the pain has finally subsided. I feel like you have to be a true masochist to enjoy a lot of the DLC. Perhaps that's the point, and I would maybe acknowledge that but the achievements make everything so much worse.

Headhunter requires you to complete Assassin's Run getting only headshots. This took me well over 100 tries and the main problem I had is that all the animations that the whalers do are the worst for scoring headshots. For example, when they're leaning looking over their desks and you want to headshot them from the side you'll quickly find their head hitboxes are elsewhere so you have to learn exactly when is a safe moment to shoot regardless of where you see their actual head. Once you've figured this out, you then have to grapple with their wristbow animations. If you choose to fire your crossy at their head just as they decide to fire at you, their head will snap out of the way and you have failed the achievement. Rinse repeat x100

Bend Time Massacre has similar issues. The guards are able to withstand massive impacts and items like the sticky bomb are unpredictable. Campbell fell down with a sticky bomb attached in a group of 6 people all close around him but the explosion bugged causing only him to die resulting in me failing the achievement. When this happens after you got the last 10 minutes of the challenge right it really does lead to dangerous blood pressure levels.

The worst part is once you've battled your way through all 10 challenges you then have to do them all over again in order to actually complete the DLC. In Dishonored the opportunity to replay it should be an exciting prospect, but for this DLC, just nope.

If you enjoy unsafe levels of stress and hatred then go for it, otherwise I recommend sticking to the actual stories.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: 9 November, 2014
Dunwall City Trials provides you with a set of challenges, in which you can test your stealth-, killing-, running-, and thinking-skills. For example, in "Burglar" you have to rob certain items from a manor, without being detected. In another challenge called "Back Alley Brawl", you'll have to fight 13 waves of various enemies, without dying. In yet another challenge you'll have to outrun a train and so on... Some of these challenges are fun to play, some not. That being said, this DLC provides you with the most difficult missions and achievements, you can get in Dishonored. So if you like a challenge and like the gameplay-mechanics of Dishonored, maybe get this. If not, don't even bother. Dunwall City Trials has absolutely no story content and nothing else to offer. Anyway, I would recommed getting the GOTY-version of Dishonored anyway, because of the other two DLCs.
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
Posted: 15 January, 2013
This DLC is a very good choice if you like the _gameplay_ of the original game. It is also _very_ difficult (at least for me). The ten Missions are very diverse and fun. Again, the setting and the whole "feel" of the DLC is superb. That there is no overarching storyline is not a real issue, as it makes completely weird and absurd missions and settings possible. And especially one mission must be played to be believed. AWE-some!

A better title would have been "Everything you ever wanted to do in Dishonored but couldn't" ;-)
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: 11 December, 2012
If you have Dishonored, then this is a must-have. There are some seriously interesting challenge maps here other than your usual "kill waves of dudes", or "finish level as quickly as possible" objectives.

And man, it sure is cheap for all the levels you get to ♥♥♥♥ around in, lol.
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34 of 48 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: 8 November, 2014
This DLC is a really good example of a very mixed bag. On one hand, you have a variety of very interesting, challenging trials, which can be perfectly done by sheer tenacity and skill (e.g. Oil Drop, Kill Cascade, Assasin's Run, Bend Time Massacre,...). Others involve an increasing amount of luck (IMO Back Alley Brawl and Mystery Foe, spawning in these trials is randomized and has huge impacts on the difficulty).
But on the other hand stands one "challenge", which involves such a high amount of chance (Bonfires, especially expert level), it completely negates the definition of a challenge. It's such an excrutiating gamble, which will need an absolutely nonsensical amount of time and retries (~100). And the corresponding "skill" achievement ("Daredevil") is even worse. Just watch Youtube videos to the topics "Dishonored Bonfires expert" and "Dishonored Daredevil".

If your're here just to play -> buy it
If your're here to complete your Dishonored achievements: Be aware of the upcoming temptation to punch through your LCD or to throw your case out of the window :D. Save yourself the pain and hate.

Hope this helps.


Note: BTW if anybody thinks that I want to keep my Dishonored achievements rare by warning about this DLC; please, go ahead and buy it. The time you'll waste on the last 2 achievements is just plain ridiculous. And I've played a lot of games for outright crazy small gains (e.g. Shadow Warrior heroic mode). I never had a gameplay mode which changed my opinion of a game (from love to nearly hate) as much as the Bonfires expert trial in this DLC.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Posted: 17 February, 2015

'Dunwall City trials' is DLC that focuses on the gameplay side of the base game rather than the plot.

There is absolutely no story to this DLC.

The missions involve you to complete different tasks. There are four category of missions: Stealth, Action, Puzzle and Mobility. In one mission you need to race to the last checkpoint while touching markers along the way (like racing against yourself agiants the clock). In another mission you are tasked with surviving waves of enemies. As you complete theses levels you unlock concept artwork from 'Dishonored'. There are also There are a total of ten missions, which offere plenty of gameplay and replayability if you so wish.

Audio sounds just like base game. there is no voice acting from characters to direct you on your goals or plot.

If you want to experience more dishonored gameplay and have no desire of advancing the plot from the base game, then you should get this pack, else you will be dissapointed.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Posted: 28 July, 2015
Spammed the restart button on Train Runner (Expert) until it gave me enough mana for 2 Blinks.
Spammed the restart button on Train Runner (Expert) when Assasins pulled me off the map.
Spammed the restart button on Train Runner (Expert) when Corvo decided to break sprint for no ♥♥♥♥ing reason.

10/10 would restart again.

Finally managed to score all 10 achievements in 14 hours (really seemed longer than that). But all-in-all, there's a special circle in Hell reserved for DLC like you Dunwall City Trials.
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36 of 58 people (62%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Posted: 6 August, 2013
Have you ever wanted to get so mad, you're likely to punch a baby in the face?

This is the DLC for you!

I'm not talking about a simple slap across the face - mad. No, you'd come in with a dis-orienting right hook followed by a devastating upper-cut, while the grandparents were in the room - kind of mad.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Posted: 28 December, 2015
No game or DLC has ever made me this furious. This calm, focused face on my exterior is all a lie. On the inside, I'm cursing this DLC, which has been created by Satan himself, to hell.

Yet for some reason I keep trying to get that new high score and to get those 3 stars.

Yet for some reason I have the biggest smile on my face when I fail and I can try again.

10/10 would fall into the void again.
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Posted: 21 October
Product received for free
Not a great DLC, i got this from a special sale where preordering Dishonored 2 gave you goty edition for the original game with all the dlc but this was by far the least interesting and worst out of all the other dishonored dlc. This is like a free game where you instantly delete it and leave a bad review so here you go steam community
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The Guy
Posted: 14 October
Played 2 hours on back alley brawl, got 1040 kills and had 1 100 000 points.
Game crashed.
Score didn't save.
10/10 would feel depressed for days again
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Fun Fact
Posted: 9 October
I'll start by saying this is only worth having with the GOTY Edition.

There are 10 or so "challenges" to "hone your skills" but really it's prepping you for nothing you haven't already done in the story mode. The first challenge is the best considering it is sometimes random, and that's probably the only good thing I can say about it. The others are mostly brawls or Time Attacks and leave you with little to no satisfaction of completing, especially compared to the Story or even the other DLCs.

If you ever wanted to brag about how many points you can get in a Dishonored game, this is the DLC for you.
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Posted: 2 October
Dishonored is great.
Dishonored : The Brigmore Witches : TOp
Dishonored : Knife of Dunwall : TOP
Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials: ... I don't like this dlc ...

I recommend the Definitive Edition
62 hours .... no comment
Buy it
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Posted: 29 September
This was included in the Definitive Edition. While I wouldn't go out of my way to get it, it's a nice addition.
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[K.G] TheFatPossum
Posted: 24 September
They are hard but fun!
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Posted: 20 August
This is by far the worst DLC I have ever played in my nearly 32 years of life. I love a good challenge as much as the next nerd, but this dives deeply into the realm of masochism. While the challenges by themselves are decent enough, it's when you start attempting 3 star ratings and achievements that you realize your mouse is actually a knife that you've been holding over your wrist.

The only way this DLC could be any more torturous is if the BGM was Justin Bieber. One more achievement to go and then I can stop playing and seek therapy.

Spare yourself the intense rage and psychological trauma, get the Knife of Dunwall and Brigmore Witches, skip this.

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Posted: 19 August
Not sure if a recent patch has broken these trials but the challenges and achievements have become a ridiculous matter of luck instead of skill.

I have spent hours restarting the Bend Time Massacre with character's dying on opposite ends of the room, bullets hitting targets but do nothing and exposives go off when now wanted and do not when needed.

Kill Cascade is bugged as prompt appears but clicking to drop assassinate does nothing.

Entire DLC is a mess and needs fixing.
Need to get off this game before the pure frustration leads me to smashing my PC.
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Posted: 8 August
If you are currently short on money and wanting to get just one DLC out of the DLC list, definitely choose Dunwall City Trials first. Not saying the others are bad. But this is definitely the best.
This DLC gave me kind of satisfaction that no other game had done before.
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sG | Tuxedo
Posted: 26 July
I decided I would write a review now that I 3-starred every level on both difficulties and got every achievement. Overall I enjoyed it for its fairly simplistic yet diverse levels, and Expert really provided a tough challenge on some levels.


There is no story to be had whatsoever in this DLC, just levels, challenges, and achievements. Also, this DLC might very well be the most difficult gaming experience I have ever had to date. To put it simply, most levels are moderate to easy to 3 star on Normal difficulty, which some people are fine with. I'm a completionist, and as such I go for every achievement. And let me tell you - almost all of the levels are absolutely brutal on Expert, and some of the 10 achievements are very, very, very difficult to get. I can't tell you how many times I screamed, punched things, fell out of my chair, and wanted to actually kill myself completing this 100%. Yes, you will want to kill yourself, and yes, unless you're a player of ungodly amounts of skill, you will almost certainly redo certain missions dozens and dozens of times for one stupid achievement. By My Hand Alone is the hardest of them all in my opinion, and literally took me 3-4 hours of repeating the same mission to finally get that ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ thing. Do not expect this to be easy, however I still recommend it for its quality, fun level designs, and true hardcore challenge.
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