Reviews for Darksiders II: Limited Edition - Steam

95

Sequel done right!

wfosnot | Feb. 26, 2013 | See all wfosnot's reviews »

Loved this game. It is better than the first and improves on all fronts. Steam clocked my gameplay at over 60 hours. That's a lot of entertainment for the money. The action is rewarding. If you like getting better loot/gear - then you will love all the treasures in this game.

Can't wait for the next one!

80

fun,engaging, worth playing game!

fable2 | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »

The game is astoundingly good. Aside from it's somewhat tedious run-about door locks fetching mechanism, errand boy missions, and modest tokens and rewards! The story, game-play, and characters interaction remain decent enough and quite amazingly polished. I do love the story's foreshadowing, though I desired a real encounter between the brothers. Nonetheless, this seems a bit far-fetched. The game has great versatility, acrobatic moves, weapon choice and customization that would intrigue any action-adventure player. Alas, I hoped for the possibility of the player to choose whether to resurrect humanity or his Nephilim brothers. It would have been monumental if the player would be given the ability to choose how would the story revolve. Nevertheless, I do applaud the designers and game founders efforts, and hope for great and ravishingly interesting game-content.

90

Awesome game, better than the first

Or1j1nal | Aug. 15, 2012 | See all Or1j1nal's reviews »

The combat has gotten a lot better, the game looks very nice, and the new loot system is pretty cool too. If you enjoyed the first, there's no reason as to why you will not enjoy this game. I would highly recommend this game, especially if you have an XBOX 360 controller for your PC.

85

Great sequel, not so great PC port.

FLD | Aug. 14, 2012 | See all FLD's reviews »

Only a few short hours into the campaign, it's quite clear that Darksiders II is one of those sequels that improve on the original in just about every respect.

Much like its predecessor, Darksiders II is a strange hybrid of God of War-style combat mixed with a Legend of Zelda quest structure, only this time there's a dash of Prince of Persia platforming thrown in for good measure. It might sound weird but it works. The RPG elements are also much heavier. Death gains experience through combat and levels up while enemies drop loot such as secondary weapons and pieces of armor (some of which have level requirements before Death can equip them).

The biggest problems are on the technical side of things. First of all, on first launch the game throws you straight into the opening cutscene and you can't access the options menu until you gain control of Death. Only then can you adjust the resolution, but you have to restart the game for it to take effect. There's also a v-sync option and a gamma slider and that's unfortunately all the graphical options you have.

As for the actual graphics, it looks... okay. The game has a great visual style and is quite colorful but the graphical fidelity isn't very high. On the plus side, it runs great on my three years old rig.

If you were a fan of the original, then expect to be blown away but be advised that this is as basic a PC port as it gets.

84

Death is coming!

maciej2601 | Aug. 12, 2012 | See all maciej2601's reviews »

Darksiders II is a sequel to shares of the Four Riders of the Apocalypse with strong RPG elements. This time, takes on the character of Death, which wreaks havoc in an apocalyptic world, four times larger than the previous section. At our disposal we get expanded arsenal, mount, and new skills. Joe has developed a style of play Madureira, author of such comic books as X-Men.