Deus Ex HR vs Dishonored?

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#1 Edited by brodelin (540 posts) -

Which one is better and should be bought first. Since I haven't played any of them before I might give them a go at this point.

Both seem to have RPG elements but Dues Ex seem to be a bit deeper than Dishonoured.

The question is which has better story, gameplay and replayability.

#2 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18161 posts) -

Deus Ex, by far. Dishonored is a good game, but if you are looking for an RPG it's not the right pick, it's basically Bioshock meets Thief.

Deus Ex HR has more replay value I'd say, since you will want to go back and make different choices to see how things play out.

#3 Edited by Flubbbs (2891 posts) -

Deus Ex HR

#4 Posted by SteXmaN (357 posts) -
#5 Edited by marcheegsr (2456 posts) -

I own both. Love both. But Deus Ex is better.

#6 Edited by ristactionjakso (5664 posts) -

Dues Ex by a long shot. Buy the directors cut.

#7 Posted by Jacanuk (3845 posts) -

@brodelin said:

Which one is better and should be bought first. Since I haven't played any of them before I might give them a go at this point.

Both seem to have RPG elements but Dues Ex seem to be a bit deeper than Dishonoured.

The question is which has better story, gameplay and replayability.

Dishonored

Deus Ex HR is a terrible game in comparison to Dishonored.

#8 Posted by brodelin (540 posts) -

OK thnx for the respone, getting Dues Ex first then.

#9 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (5628 posts) -

Both are great but I think Deus Ex is abit better.

#10 Posted by Byshop (11026 posts) -

Both are good games, but each has its strength when compared to the other. Deus Ex plays like... well... a Deus Ex game. You go to a city hub area where you can wander around and talk to different people and optionally take on side quests prior to doing story missions that progress the plot. The cyberpunk, sci-fi setting is very well realized and the RPG elements are deeper than in Dishonored and there's a lot more dialog to the story with branching conversation options and a fun "persuasion" system.

Dishonored plays more like a good Thief game. You are plopped into missions that take place in a fairly open area that has multiple paths to a solution. Your character is very mobile so the maps are large both horizontally and vertically with lots of bonus items and lore to be found if you explore. The game also gives you a performance breakdown after each mission in terms of how many people you killed, knocked out, items found, alarms set off, etc.

While Deus Ex had a more epic story that questioned philosophy, the path of human evolution and mankind's affect on it, and how socio-econimic boundaries could create a tremendous class rift in a cyberpunk society, it fell a bit short by the end. Dishonored also had a good story about betrayal, the fate of a kingdom and the morality of revenge.

Overall, both were great games but I might have to give the edge to Disnohored because I felt it was the more complete overall game. While Deus Ex was more complex, I had a few issues with its execution (especially compared to the first game). It was a tad short, the areas were smaller than I expected, the boss battles were poorly designed, there were fewer 'hub' cities to explore, and there was no New Game Plus option which decreased the replay value. However, the new Director's Cut version of the game fixes at least some of these issues by integrating the single player DLC into the main game, redesigning the boss battles, and adding a New Game Plus option.

Dishonored's mission structure, on the other hand, lends the game to better replay value. You can replay individual missions to try for better results in each mission, there are "challenge" maps you can play and two single player DLC packs that act as a side story to the main game.

Both games are great, it just depends on what you think you'd like more based on the descriptions of each. Most people will probably give the edge to Deus Ex, though, because it's the more complex and "open world" of the two games.

-Byshop

#11 Posted by brodelin (540 posts) -

Good post Byshop, very informative. I will certainly get both games soon since there is nothing interesting coming out right now but Ill start off with Deus Ex Director's Cut.

#12 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

Gee let me think...

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION!

IMO is's the best game of the last gen. I did really enjoy Dishonored but I think that's because in essence it's just Deus Ex re-skinned. In that case why settle for an inferior copy when you can get the glorious original instead.

Make sure you get the Director's Cut of Deus Ex and you'll be saved from the worst boss fights in video game history.

Oh and play stealth. Makes the game twice as fun.

#13 Posted by brodelin (540 posts) -

Gee let me think...

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION!

IMO is's the best game of the last gen. I did really enjoy Dishonored but I think that's because in essence it's just Deus Ex re-skinned. In that case why settle for an inferior copy when you can get the glorious original instead.

Make sure you get the Director's Cut of Deus Ex and you'll be saved from the worst boss fights in video game history.

Oh and play stealth. Makes the game twice as fun.

Why, is run n' gun not viable? or a mix in between?

#14 Edited by Led_poison (10139 posts) -

I beat both games with stealth without killing anyone and both games have room for improvement.

HR can improve by having guards walk more than one path like Dishonored.

Dishonored can improve by having a stealthy option for putting down guards. Every time I took a incapacitated body and threw it down, it would always create a loud noise. Pain in the ass. Also the game was a lot easier with slowing down time and teleporting with the bodies.

Dishonored's ending was more satisfying than HR but HR creates better atmosphere and has a better story/characters. The extra hidden stuff (logs, computer notes) are also better in HR than Dishonored.

#15 Posted by iHarlequin (1789 posts) -

Tough one. I'll go with Dishonored, if only because I absolutely loved the art direction and setting they went with. Deus Ex: HR was a great game, don't get me wrong, but Dishonored just itches my need for Thief in a way Deus Ex doesn't (because, y'know, it's supposed to scratch the Deus Ex itch :P).

#16 Posted by Boddicker (2379 posts) -

I just bought Dishonored GOTY. It should arrive tomorrow, and I'll let you know what I think.

I'll have to pick up Deus Ex HR so I can compare them. I heard it was insanely easy even on the hardest difficulty setting. Maybe the director's cut fixed this?

#17 Posted by johnd13 (7887 posts) -

I loved both of them. I'll recommend Deus Ex HR first as it's more RPG-like and I also found it to have better replayability value.

#18 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

I was definitely more engrossed in Dues Ex's narrative, more. However, Dishonored felt more like a complete game to me. Everything seemed tied together better.

#19 Posted by Macutchi (3959 posts) -

as a pure stealth game, dishonored wins hands down. deus ex hr wins from an rpg / story based angle.

overall, as a fan of stealth games, i'd go with dishonored. the boss fights in deus ex hr were far worse than any aspect of dishonored

#20 Posted by kingcrimson24 (395 posts) -

Deus Ex No Doubt .