- "A once-trusted bodyguard for the Empress, you have been framed for murder. Now it's time to become an infamous assassin known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. The choices you make will determine the fate of the world! Navigate a world torn apart by plague and search for clues to the mystery. Complete walkthrough of the campaign, comprehensive listing of weapons and gadgets and detailed coverage of the the assassin's powers! It's all here in one easy-to-use digital guide!"
- —Official description
The Dishonored Signature Series Guide is the official strategy guide and walkthrough for Dishonored, published by BradyGames and released on October 9, 2012. It was priced $24.99 for the paperback edition or $9.99 as a Kindle book from Amazon.com or on iBook from iTunes. The book is no longer sold in the first two format, but the iBook edition is still available as well as a map companion map app from the iTunes and Google play store, originally priced at $2.99
The guide compiles informations on the game's characters, an overview of the gameplay, and details about the stealth and chaos mechanics. The guide goes further on the supernatural abilities granted by the Outsider, the gadgets purchased from Piero Joplin and the various Bone Charms found in-game. There are also several lists of items like foods and keys, valuables such as heirlooms, components and precious items, the Sokolov paintings and their location and a list of all books available to read.
The central part details each mission, with maps of the levels showing the locations of elixirs, remedies and collectibles, but also various points of interest such as access to the various areas, whether by conventional means or by possessing rats and fish. For each mission, the guide shows two walkthrough: the path of blood, dedicated to a more violent but efficient way into the game, and the path of shadow for a stealthier approach. Tips are also displayed to earn achievements and trophies throughout the game or to execute special actions.
The last part of the guide describes and shows through screenshots the location of collectibles like Runes, Bone Charms, the paintings, Outsider Shrines, but also books (though for only one appearance of each). A complete list of all enemies encountered and their specifics is also present, as well as all achievements and trophies.
- The guide lists The Isle of Gristol among the books available, although it cannot be found in-game.
Games and other media in the Dishonored franchise
Void Walker's Arsenal (Acrobatic Killer Pack • Arcane Assassin Pack • Backstreet Butcher Pack • Shadow Rat Pack) • Dunwall City Trials • The Knife of Dunwall • The Brigmore Witches • Imperial Assassin's Pack
Dishonored Signature Series Guide • Dishonored 2 Strategy Guide • The Dunwall Archives • The Art of Dishonored 2 • The Wyrmwood Deceit • The Peeress and the Price • The Corroded Man • The Return of Daud