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Deathloop – Official Gameplay Walkthrough

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Prowling stealthily across rooftops or tearing through the streets of Blackreef in a hail of bullets. Finding a hidden entrance or busting in through the front door. There are many ways to reach your targets in DEATHLOOP. Our target in this extended look at the game is the Visionary Aleksis “The Wolf” Dorsey. Watch Colt infiltrate his well-guarded nightly party and take him down.

Launching September 14, 2021 on console exclusively for PlayStation®5 and available on PC. Available for pre-order now!



Having made multiple Dishonored games and the excellent Prey, the geniuses at Arkane Studios have earned not only our admiration, but also our trust. If a new Arkane game comes out, you've gotta pay attention- it's almost like an unwritten rule.

We have, as such, been paying attention to the upcoming Deathloop for a while now, and with its recent showing at State of Play, the game continued to look exciting. And here, we're going to talk about some of the biggest new details we've learned about the game.
 
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sircaw

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A lot better than when i first saw it.

It has some decent parts in it, i am not sure if i like the person invading, also it seems like it would be better intotal stealth mode than running and gunning.

Saying all those, my expectations of the game have improved. 👍
 
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Not sure what to think of it. Looks great with impressive level design however it also looks like it'll be a 3-5h game and the devs are relying really hard on level variety and players dying over and over to overextend the "loop" which most likely won't happen. It's a gimmick that will bite them in the ass.
 
It's really unfortunate that Sony diehards feel like they have to pretend they don't like this game.

It's clearly of quality gameplay and I'm sure that when Sony bought exclusivity, they expected it to be a welcome addition to the line up for the fans who have been wanting a quality multiplayer FPS exclusive (albiet timed).

Game looks pretty damn good.
 
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GHG

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Not sure what to think of it. Looks great with impressive level design however it also looks like it'll be a 3-5h game and the devs are relying really hard on level variety and players dying over and over to overextend the "loop" which most likely won't happen. It's a gimmick that will bite them in the ass.

On paper Hades is exactly what you described and yet I've spend 60 hours with it and counting...

Returnal 20 hours and counting.

With Prey Mooncrash I finished up with around 25 hours.

It's a rogue like. It will live or die based on the quality of the gameplay loop. Arkane have rarely let anyone down in that department.

It's really unfortunate that Sony diehards feel like they have to pretend they don't like this game.

It's clearly of quality gameplay and I'm sure that when Sony bought exclusivity, they expected it to be a welcome addition to the line up for the fans who have been wanting a quality multiplayer FPS exclusive (albiet timed).

Game looks pretty damn good.

I'll just say that if you go into this expecting an FPS (or play it like a traditional FPS) you'll likely be disappointed.
 
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Plantoid

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You can't just throw money..... now let's see gameplay for this $70 moneyhatted game that will be free for the "others" a few months from now

On topic, game looks fantastic, arkane never disappoints, I'm looking forward to play it on gp
 

Andodalf

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It's really unfortunate that Sony diehards feel like they have to pretend they don't like this game.

It's clearly of quality gameplay and I'm sure that when Sony bought exclusivity, they expected it to be a welcome addition to the line up for the fans who have been wanting a quality multiplayer FPS exclusive (albiet timed).

Game looks pretty damn good.

yeah the game looks great! I’m probably going to cave and buy it even though I could wait a year for it to hit Gamepass
 

MiguelItUp

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I still really don't know how to feel about this. Some things look compelling, some things look a bit off. Well, to me at least.

But I dig their games, so I'm sure it'll be fun. I pre-ordered it because the price was low and I bit. So, we'll see how it goes! 👀
 
I really wish I could play first person shooters and enjoy the likes of Bioshock and Doom, but I am cursed with perspective induced nausea...🤦‍♂️
 
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jaysius

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Great style, makes me pine for a No One Lives Forever sequel that will never happen.

I'm not going to be breaking down any doors for it.

The graphics look great. I'm not 100% about the gameplay. Games that are too loosey goosey tend to have an easy way to "break" them and ruin all the fun because that "breaking" method is so easy that avoiding it is just a waste of time.
 
This has been one of my most wanted games since it was originally a launch or launch window title so im not hating on it at all. Cant wait to play the hell out of it

But did it get a downgrade? The colors look a little bit washed out compared to the original trailer, and the lighting + environment detail looks pretty bad in the new trailer too compared to the other trailers: This scene when he was walking on the sign or w/e that was really stuck out, some of it looks okay, but a good bit of it looks really rough.
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The old trailers looked more vibrant, but the framerate did suffer a little bit:
 
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elliot5

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This has been one of my most wanted games since it was originally a launch or launch window title so im not hating on it at all. Cant wait to play the hell out of it

But did it get a downgrade? The colors look a little bit washed out compared to the original trailer, and the lighting + environment detail looks pretty bad in the new trailer too compared to the other trailers: This scene when he was walking on the sign or w/e that was really stuck out, some of it looks okay, but a good bit of it looks really rough.
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The old trailers looked more vibrant, but the framerate did suffer a little bit:

naw I think it looks the same, it's just a less flattering lighting condition outside in the snow. The city alleyway shown just before this segment looked like the old trailer you sent. Interior shots look very good imo

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i saw a little bit of weird pop in in the distance as he went around some corner. and there seemed like chunky particles around the reticle when firing, but other than that it looks nice to my eyes.
 
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Game looks fucking amazing! I'm officially annoyed it's on PS5 first for a year now lol cause I'm not getting this on my PS5.. Can't wait to play this is on Series X. Also makes me even more excited for Redfall, which seems to take the concept further but with 4 unique character personalities.

Loving this fucking artstyle!
 
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//DEVIL//

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I don't like the gameplay. I also do not like the graphics. As well as the animation.

but then again. I am selective to what kind of first person games I play single player ( to be honest I can't think of anything but Halo and maybe Destiny story mode ( maybe i forgot something else))
 
naw I think it looks the same, it's just a less flattering lighting condition outside in the snow. The city alleyway shown just before this segment looked like the old trailer you sent. Interior shots look very good imo

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i saw a little bit of weird pop in in the distance as he went around some corner. and there seemed like chunky particles around the reticle when firing, but other than that it looks nice to my eyes.
Okay I see what you mean. I’m really ready for this one bro, drops my bday week gone be fire
 
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This game looks like a flop. I think putting it out for free via PS Plus and Game pass later on when the exclusive deal ends would be a very smart move.

With Halo Infinite, Battlefield 2042 and Call of duty 2021 coming out around the same time, this game is going to get lost and forgotten.
 
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I can’t watch it now is it fun for single player only,and does it have to be online all the time or does it have an offline mode?
 

Mozzarella

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Not a fan of this cartoony art style, also way too similar to Dishonored. And damn time resets are most of the time a form of lazy writing, so i hope they handle it a little bit better than the average plot.
 
I would think twice about playing this even if it was on PS Plus right now. That’s how much I’m excited about it. Outdated graphics and gameplay, inclusiveness all around and profoundly unattractive concept of loops. I hope this is the last time we had to endure this game in Sony’s presentations.
 
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ANDS

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My thoughts when watching this: "Pretty good mod aesthetic. Liking the gameplay but I hope the banter doesn't drag the narrative down."

. . .completely unsurprised at the takes in this thread. At least no one has compared it to a PS3 era title. . .yet.
 

GhostOfTsu

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I'm sure the actual game is going to be great but I feel like it's going to be a huge flop. Like all Arkane games. I'm sure Sony deeply regrets buying this time-exclusive after MS bought Bethesda but now they are stuck with it.

Even with all the marketing for Deathloop, the rerelease of Death Stranding is getting double the amount of views.

Also, Arkane was one of the few studios that were very vocal about Anita and the wokeness don't help at all.

Sony was nice enough to give them a fat check for another game after Prey flopped but Redfall will be their last chance before they become a support studio.
 
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ANDS

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I'm sure the actual game is going to be great but I feel like it's going to be a huge flop. Like all Arkane games. I'm sure Sony deeply regrets buying this time-exclusive after MS bought Bethesda but now they are stuck with it.

Dishonered 1 and 2 weren't flops. What're you talking about?

Also, Arkane was one of the few studios that were very vocal about Anita and the wokeness don't help at all.

Oh. There it is.
 

GhostOfTsu

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Dishonered 1 and 2 weren't flops. What're you talking about?

Oh. There it is.
Dishonored 1 sold good for a new IP but D2 really underperformed and Prey was a big flop. Here's a tweet from unbiased MS source.



And there it is what? They literally changed the protagonist in Dishonored because of Anita and the director of the studio even made an interview with her. Prey was also change to asian man and woman because of it. Both flopped so I guess they didn't learn their lesson.

 
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