Welcome to our walkthrough for Arkane Studios and Bethesda’s new first person action game Dishonored. This guide will help you make your way through this title from start to finish, picking up all of the hidden Runes, Bone Charms, Sokolov Portraits and Blueprints along the way. Whilst we’re writing this guide from a stealth, no killing point of view and have played through successfully using it, it should be noted that Dishonored is very good at providing several options for just about every task.

We have also highlighted optional tasks you can do during missions to somewhat enrich your experience.You will find these boxed in each mission.These are entirely optional, and you can completely ignore them and follow the guide around the boxes for a faster, less risky route through the game, but note that they can often grant access to collectibles and often provide additional information and rewards upon completion to help with the main task.


After soaking in the scenes as you approach the city of Dunwall, you’ll finally gain control of Corvo as he gets off the boat. As you cross the bridge you’ll see a scene with Emily, the Empress’ daughter, who’ll give you an optional task to play hide and seek. This acts as a tutorial of sorts in how to use the game’s cover system. If you want to do so, follow her down under the bridge and follow the prompts.

Emily will run up to you and ask you to play some hide n’ seek. Although you don’t need to do it, it gives you a chance to get used to the controls and sneaking/hiding.

When you are ready return up the stairs and continue upwards until you reach the gazebo, where you will encounter the Empress. After a short scene, defend yourself against some guys who seem to teleport and then, after a few moments, a scene will play to end the prologue.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    8 December 2012
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli

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You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the Empress. Framed for her murder and driven by revenge, you must become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. As you navigate a world torn apart by plague and oppressed by a government armed with strange new technologies, the truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city. The choices you make will determine the fate of the world, but no matter what happens your old life is gone forever.

  • Complete all stories missions with pure stealth!
  • All optional Side-Quests;
  • Location of every Rune, Bone Charm, Sokolov Portrait and Blueprint;
  • List of every single Achievement/Trophy in the game.

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