Reviews for Darksiders
Definitely worth it.simpkinscm | May 21, 2013 | See all simpkinscm's reviews »
Darksiders is an amazing game that seems to have flown under the radar of many gamers. The story is fairly solid and the characters are well developed. Though the environments are a bit repetitive at times, it’s not enough that it’s distracting since the different zones provide more than enough variety. Boss battles are varied and satisfying, and upgrades feel like they make a difference without making it seem that they are required to progress. Additionally the game provides enough of a challenge that playing through areas gives you a sense of accomplishment. If you are a fan of games like Devil May Cry, they I’d highly recommend giving this game a try.
Great hack and slash!Zharwyn | May 16, 2013 | See all Zharwyn's reviews »
Darksiders is an action adventure hack'n'slash type of game. You play as War, one of the Four Horsemen. Not a lot known is about the Horsemen, they're meant to bring the Apocalypse, so this game has an interesting take. The story isn't bad, it's very likable but perhaps a bit forgettable in the end. I felt like I was more enjoying the gameplay than the story itself. You don't really get to know the main character, which makes it harder to connect to him.
The gameplay is a blast and very much alike God of War/Devil May Cry. Combat is enjoyable and you have different abilities that you can buy/upgrade. It has a lot of platforming. You have different weapons, some of them can level up. You also use your weapons to solve puzzles. The puzzles are clever and not that hard to solve, a lot of them involves timing. The game also has a few references that you might find familiar. The first real big boss can be a pain in the ass but once you get past you will see that the rest of them are easier.
The game is meant to be played with a controller so I can strongly advice you to play with one. However, aiming with ranged weapons are a bit harder with a controller and can complicate things along the way. If you find yourself having trouble with aiming then I suggest that you use your mouse and keyboard when needed.
The art style is very fantasy-esque. The game looks good and plays good. The voice acting is pretty okay as well. It's a little outdated by now but it still looks rather pretty. The bosses are huge and they look pretty awesome, it's very satisfying to take them down!
I really liked this game and can warmly recommend it, it has a few frustrating parts but none that really ruins the experience. It's not a long game but it's not very short either.
Well Impressedmaddocks2379 | May 12, 2013 | See all maddocks2379's reviews »
Darksiders is an old school styled game which reminds me of the Zelda series (which isn't a bad thing) but with lots of blood (also not a bad thing )
Darksiders has good solid game play, its fast at times, requires button mashing + combos & some puzzles
The story is decent, the voice acting is great, the graphics are OK for a 3 year old game and some times the difficulty rockets which will give a good challenge. The game is only about 12 hours long but there is secrets to be found which should add some more hours.
The Legend of Zelda for PC....WHAT?!?!?!?!ZinZano | May 6, 2013 | See all ZinZano's reviews »
A great action adventure game, you play as one of the four horsemen in a war between the three kingdoms, heaven, hell and humanity. Think of this game as a combination of Diablo II and Legend of Zelda and you'll get a good idea of what it's like. I like very much this game cause it has good mood (not many games is about the conflict between heaven and hell), comabt is very satisfied. Graphic is nice Only Black Throne frustrated me (too much thinking, less fighting) but I don't like many riddles. There are a few negatives, however. The game drags on a bit at the end, sending you through the same environments a couple more times on artifact-hunts, but it does give players a chance to find a few more hidden secrets with their new tools. Also, I found the puzzles and combat quite easy, with rare and annoying spikes in difficulty at 2 or 3 points in the game. The camera is also a bit picky. It usually stays at just the right angle, and the cinematic lock-on camera is fantastic, but you'll still find yourself missing the occasional jump or ledge when the camera randomly pivots behind a rock or into a wall. Also, don't even bother with the block and counter-attack moves. Darksiders is by FAR the most UNDERRATED game this gen! Its an amazing game.. I dont know why some people hate it, i recommend every "REAL" game to buy this AMAZING game
Throw Your Money at it, NowOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | See all Onefatcow's reviews »
This game is good, it's slashing, jumping, running good. The game is intense right up from the beginning, where you immediately take on angelic forces followed by a big, annoyed demon. There are a few flaws here and there (at one point everybody I've ever known has gotten stuck for a good ten minutes) but the game is solid, and its coupled with a storyline that is actually pretty good (if a bit cliche). The game is good, and although THQ may have fallen, it holds up to the standards of todays games.
Best Hack'n Slash 2010espeditow | May 1, 2013 | See all espeditow's reviews »
The game that merges some moves and "other little things" games like GoD of War, Devil May Cry and Legacy of Kain, can make you stay long enough to finish it during the 13h and almost half it took to finish , the game in no time became massante / tiring as the Assassin's Creed series from Ubisoft, the end of the game is epic, making it clear that will have a sequel.
Great game, somewhat mediocre port.BubbaSquare | April 25, 2013 | See all BubbaSquare's reviews »
The game itself has excellent gameplay: problem-solving elements like in the ever-so fantastic Zelda games, and combat that rivals that of the God of War series. This excellent game follows an interesting character in an overall interesting setting, and is a welcome addition to any Steam Library.
The porting from consoles, however, leaves some faults, such as not having as much options to tweak as one could in other games.
Bypassing all that, Darksiders is a game that all PC gamers should experience at least once!
The Legend of Zelda meets God of War at BlizzConBazookaSamurai | April 24, 2013 | See all BazookaSamurai's reviews »
Darksiders is a very interesting experience. You'll be playing as War, a horseman of the Apocalypse. You'll immediately recognize, what I believe to be, it's three most prominent inspirations: The Legend of Zelda, God of War and Blizzard's Stylized Art. However, Darksider's story twists and turns make this journey unique. The combat is built around combos, bloody, gruesome combos. Using different weapons and tools that you will find in Zelda-Esq dungeons and Temples, you will be able to chain massive combos together similar to Kratos in the God of War games. The dungeons never seem intensely challenging, but they offer just enough of a challenge to keep you from bolting through them. The combat is highly rewarding and fun, if you enjoy splitting Demons in two with giant swords, and the world is beautiful. War looks like an epic Warrior from World of Warcraft that just completed the latest tier set of armor. He looks awesome and the world is gorgeous. Pick up the game, enjoy the story, the world, the characters and the combat.
Get slashing!CrysisX | March 9, 2013 | See all CrysisX's reviews »
The game didn't look fun to me at first but when I decided to play the other day I got addicted! The game's storyline is amazing and I like the combat system. At first glance, it may look like a simple hack n slash game but I was wrong. There are a lot of moves available in the game which some, are quite hard to perform. The graphics and environment in the game is nice and the sound is good. I would recommend this to anyone who's looking for a great, long adventure game!
Great Zelda substituteStebsis | Feb. 16, 2013 | See all Stebsis's reviews »
As the title says, Darksiders is great, and a lot gorier, Legend of Zelda substitute if someone doesn't own Nintendo's consoles. You go into dungeons, do puzzles, open chests, find the special item that you use to solve the puzzles and defeat the boss with it. It has that Zelda formula and is a great game to boot.
You play as War, one of the four Horsemen of the apocalypse. Apparently the seven seals that trigger the apocalypse have been broken and War is summoned to Earth, only to discover that the final seal hasn't been broken and your brothers haven't come with you. You're being put to prison for hundreds of years as the one responsible for for the apocalypse and in that time humanity has fallen. After his time War is sent back to Earth to kill the Destroyer who apparently is responsible for the destruction.
The biblical setting is interesting and the developer, Vigil Games, definitely have their own style and take on it. Story has some interesting turns and is all around enjoyable from the start to finish.
Combat is pretty great and really gory. You chop off your enemies heads, wings, horns and everything that sticks out. Monsters you encounter are varied and require different tactics. Combat does get a bit repetitive after a while, you only get 3 weapons, 2 to use at a time, a sword and either a gauntlet that lets you smash ice that blocks your way and throw enemies in the air, or a sickle that lets you deal damage all around you but it's not as powerful as sword.
Puzzles are ok, they're not anything that hard, nowhere near the hardest that Zelda games have, but they're enjoyable and make you sometimes think a bit, they at least won't stop you in your trails and take you away from the adventure for that long.
Darksiders is really enjoyable hack and slash, puzzle game with great and imaginative setting and premise. If you like Zelda type games and great action, Darksiders won't let you down.
A Real Jewel.kokosabre | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all kokosabre's reviews »
This game surprised me for real. Once I found out that I will be part of the Four Horsemen I bought game at once and never regret it.Game is more than good.Graphics is great and combat system makes the game real pleasure to be played.
Don't miss it!Daniel89x | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all Daniel89x's reviews »
This game was gifted to me from a friend. I told him I dont play this kind of games but he convinced me to give it a try. So I tried it and got surprised by how cool is it, time really flies away when u play this game, because it has a great story, nice gameplay, with many fighting skills and weapons to unlock, challenging boss fights, plenty of hidden collectables and puzzles. All and all for me was a great action game, glad that I didnt miss it, u shouldn't too!
Great action gamerstokes | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all rstokes's reviews »
While on the surface it may appear to be a simple button masher, the games hides a quite intricate combo system that allows skilled players to chain HUGE combos for massive damage. The puzzles are anything but trivial and the story is one worth listening to. Overall i would highly recommend this game
Surprise is the word for this gameLippe1989 | Jan. 2, 2013 | See all Lippe1989's reviews »
Well, there are some games that we do not expect something. Really do not expect. A agame that we buy for a cheap price or buy without think a lot. Darksiders can be one of these games. Graphically it is very simple, missing some polishment. The art is beautiful but misss some things. But the story is interesting. The main character too. You will also like some of the enemies. The gameplay is cool. It is not something different, new or something like that. It is a basic gameplay with sword, chain and other things. But, we have to agree that this kind of thing is missing nowadays. We have a lot of shooters releasing everyday. A lot of people compares with God of War but I disagree. They are different and this game is not so linear. The gameplay is also different. Of course that you will see a 3rd person camera and will punch some bad monsters but it is different. The way you use the weapons for exemple is very different. But it is good to be compared with a great game as God of War. So, this game is very recommended for people who wants a cheap game that can give you more than you expect.
Darksiders - reviewcarlyle | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all carlyle's reviews »
As for the gameplay Darksiders although it seems at first glance an action, actually contains many more elements of adventure and puzzle than you might think. The primary purpose is to wander inside the game world to track various bosses and demons in order to reach the final and then punish him properly. To stand in the way there are, apart from the enemies, several steps are only accessible after acquiring certain items and abilities, as well as environmental rather large and intricate puzzle, which are often represented by large sections of the game to be solved with logic and with gadgets in possession of the main protagonist. The component of the fighting is in fact no more than 25/30% of the game, in addition to the classic sword the main character also has a number of secondary weapons and gadgets useful not only to get the better of the enemy, but also to overcome steps otherwise impassable. For example a kind of steel fist, able to break ice barriers which block the road, or the grapple, which is essential to reach places situated at a great distance. Continuing in the advanced stages of game balance between the action and the stage of exploration and puzzle becomes unbalanced in favor of the latter, providing pleasant sections in which you have to use the newly acquired skills to continue.
A unique gameantonioli84 | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all antonioli84's reviews »
There are some types of games that we expect nothing. We really don't care if it will be average or a masterpiece. We also don't look for a review or something. Some of them are garbage but others are very good surprises. Darksiders was one of these surprises. It has that king of game and gameplay that we are missing nowadays. Good characters, good story, good gameplay. The negative thing is the graphic. It's not that impressive we expect today, but it's not something that bother us. Very recommended.
Here comes War.masterenric0 | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all masterenric0's reviews »
It's not without it's faults, but overall Darksiders is one hell of a game. A lot of reviews say Darksiders rips off a handful of other games such as Zelda, Uncharted and God of War, and they almost always use this as a negative point to the game. But honestly, I love all of those game franchises. For Vigil Games to combine aspects from all of those games into Darksiders is amazing. I highly recommend playing this.
What a sleeper!!abelfs | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all abelfs's reviews »
This game was an entire surprise!! It starts as a commons hack'n slash like DMC or God of War, only to develop into a Zelda, a Soul Reaver, a Portal, etc. It's amazing the mixture of genres. However, it achieves its own personality. Hoping for Darksiders 3!!
Good game sure to be a classictrunks10k | Nov. 21, 2012 | See all trunks10k's reviews »
Great game. I bought this on sale for $10 and I couldn't be much more happier. There are tons of games I buy just cuz they're on sale and most of them I rarely get to play they just sit in my library. Well Darksiders is a great addition and I'm glad to say I actually enjoy ending it n I'll work on my 2nd playthrough once they get some kinks worked out in the PC version. Sure it's not the best PC port but the story and gameplay adds up. Mix it in with smart side quests and puzzle you got yourself a great game. I'm still waiting fro pt. 2 to go on sale n imma hop on that like bleach on white =P
Mythology mash-upV2lentin | Oct. 22, 2012 | See all V2lentin's reviews »
If you're expecting to see accurate mythology, then this game is not for you. It's a mash-up of all kinds of demons and gods from various cultures, but it's a plausible mix. The gameplay is rather simple, all you have to do is to kill evertything that moves, but the moves and the fatalities are really awesome, especially the Chaos Form ability. There are some puzzles too, some of which are pretty difficult, but nothing too hard to solve. four boss-fights are quite easy, each boss having its attack pattern that is quite easy to spot and counter. The graphics are pretty good, but nothing to impress. Also, the controls are well ported from the consoles, which makes the game easy to master with the mouse and keyboard. Overall, Darksiders is a game worth playing and I highly recommend it to anyone, especially when it's on sale.
A mature Legend of ZeldaDamien_Azreal | Oct. 10, 2012 | See all Damien_Azreal's reviews »
That's what it is. Legend of Zelda for adults. It's violent, dark, brutal... yet beautiful, expansive and engaging. Offering up a fresh take on the apocalypse and thrusting the player into the boots of one of the four horseman (War) you get to see this unique take on the end of the world first hand.
With plenty of dungeons to explore, new tools and gameplay elements to combine and try out, there are hours upon hours of gameplay to be had in Darksiders. One that really just came out of nowhere, but it's a game that needs to be played.
Original? No. Fun? Yes.Lunk | Oct. 1, 2012 | See all Lunk's reviews »
Darksiders is a game that could (very charitably) be described as borrowing heavily from other games. Pretty much everything you come across in the game can be traced directly to another game, without much of a new spin placed on it. You've got your Panzer Dragoon-esque flying on-rails shooter segment, wall traversal that looked exactly like Prince of Persia, puzzles involving the placement and use of portals (paired blue and orange ones, no less), and the list goes on and on. There's very little originality in the gameplay, and the plot is passable but nothing to write home about (with a few great moments mixed in).
All of which begs the question: why did I give it a positive score? Well, because it's fun. The fact of the matter is they picked a bunch of good games to "borrow" from, and did a nice job of cobbling them together into an enjoyable action experience. The game should last you a good 20+ hours (more if you're a completionist), and the generally average plot had a pretty great conclusion that actually left me wanting more. This is a game I found myself wanting to dislike on a creative level, but honestly, how bad can it be if I had 20 hours of fun playing it and now I want the sequel?
Apocalypse Now!!!curta | Sept. 27, 2012 | See all curta's reviews »
Darksiders is undoubtedly a very interesting and fun game to play. The story full of epic moment, the graphics are more that decent, the combat look and play great, the world is large and rich of puzzle to solve and monster to slash. In other words a very entertaining game. To get the full experience is best played with a controller, as you may expect from a game that come from console, but luckily mouse and keyboard are good enough to have some brutal fun. If you like God of War kind of games with Darksider you can't go wrong!
Awesome gameMtiC | Sept. 22, 2012 | See all MtiC's reviews »
Amazing game with good story. Killing enemies is becoming a pleasure with a lot of different options how to kill them, you can use finishing move or your best combo. To pass darksiders you need around 16 hours. Puzzles are in every dungeon. Sometimes are so easy but a few can drive you crazy. Overall its a good game worth buying and playing.
Move along if you're expecting too much of a storyschroff | Sept. 13, 2012 | See all schroff's reviews »
The protagonist is "War" in this one. With a protagonist like that it's fair to assume that the combat will be impressive and boy it delivers! It's spaced out with the usual puzzles and challenges to avoid monotony. Graphics are serviceable .. in the early part of the game the graphics and enemies look quite ugly but it gets better after an hour or two! Worth it for some hack and slash fun! It's not easy btw, you need to use combos and spells .. button mashing won't get you anywhere except the "You're dead" screen.
Buy this game!Zinzun | Aug. 28, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »
Seriously, it's a great game. It's like a God of War+Zelda mix, with a character design by Madureira that reminds me World of Warcraft. There are tons of things to do, like exploring dungeons, discover secrets, power-up your character ability and weapons. It's a thirty hours game, but you will never get tired of it. Even on the hardest difficulty, it's an easy game. You can activate in on Steam, but be aware that achievements are broken, THQ never released a patch to fix them. Great game, by the way.
We need more games like this!Rubin1993 | Aug. 21, 2012 | See all Rubin1993's reviews »
Darksiders is an awesome Hack n Slash. It's like God of War, Gears of War, Portal and Tomb Raider combined altogether. The combat is simple but very good. We play a rule of War - the one of 4 Horsemans of Apocalypse. The story is also great. The game is quite long. It took me 20h to complete it.We need more games like this on PC!
Solid action/adventure gameCJV | Aug. 18, 2012 | See all CJV's reviews »
This isn't exactly a very original game, the most original part is the art by Joe Madureira. It's level design feels like a Zelda game, consisting of dungeons with various rooms, some of which are only accessible using the new item found in that dungeon and it alls ends with a boss fight that requires the item previously found. In terms of gameplay feels like a mix between Devil May Cry and God of War, you have to kill every enemy before advancing to the next room, you can finish them off with a finishing move, every kill gives you souls that can be used to unlock new weapons and attacks (or enhanced the ones you already have). Unfortunately the battle system does not have the depth of the two previous mentioned games and ends feeling like a button masher. You have access to various weapons but their attacks don't connect so you basically mash one button until the enemies are dead.
That said, the games manages to introduce some welcome variety and its ten-hour campaign is quite enjoyable, although the story is forgettable. Oh, and this game is best played with a controller. Overall, a fun game and well worth your time.
Good gameDante003 | Aug. 13, 2012 | See all Dante003's reviews »
It's a good game, it becomes better if you think that this type of game is uncommon on pc. Its like God of War. The playability is fine, graphics are good, but it could have more options to personalize it.
Darksiders is a game worth playingfable2 | Aug. 3, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »
arksiders bring you a world where you can enjoy the scenery while killing demons a. astonishing atmosphere adds up to the entertainment. And the enemies and bosses that you can kill are just a blast. For this game is so varied, I try to separate it and talk about each part individually. Story: Driven by vengeance you are the horseman of the apocalypse who is accused of bringing an early end to the world. So the journey starts well. During your journey you meet demons, angels and even a guy from the "Great Ones". Azrael leads you to finding the reason of the early apocalypse. But sadly the ending is a bit regular: "Kill the bad guy and win" while it could have the player waiting for a sequel. Gameplay: Combat: The game play is so huge in darksider. Thanks to All the moves you can perform and all the new weapons you can add to you arsenal. And even if one weapon has not many moves, it can be a lot of joy enchanting it with a unique enchantment. For instance "scythe" has few moves but you can add an enchantment to it that lets you collect more souls (currency in darksiders) and use "scythe" as a finishing weapon. When you access to your horse, you can have much fun riding it and killing your enemies. This is a little unsatisfying that you don't have your horse at the beginning of the game. Varied enemies add up to the joy of fighting. Sadly, the counter-system is not very powerful and all your enemies have a different pace of attacking which makes you unable of countering the attacks in a satisfying range. Puzzle: One thing that Darksiders have been blamed for is its bad camera that sometimes makes solving puzzles a chore. While I admit the bad camera, I say a little mouse sensitivity configuration and a little practice can solve it. So basically I don't see any problem to that. Other than that the puzzles are so varied and none are that much hard to stop you. But some puzzles just take too long to get solved which may be good or bad. When you are tired of just fighting the enemies and killing demons, a puzzle (even if long) can be a great refresh. But normally the puzzles are continued by each other .
Soundtrack: Soundtrack is very satisfying. But there are some sounds in some points of the game that don't help the enjoyment. For instance the sound used for solving puzzles is harsh while it could be light. Graphics: Even Pc version does not include much configuration for graphics and the absence of AA is very noticeable. But the overall graphic is just fine.
Good game for the right priceStewartX | July 31, 2012 | See all StewartX's reviews »
Darksiders is a good third-person perspective single-player game in the action adventure genre. You control of War one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and engage in combat, puzzles and exploration. The combat side is gratifying and usually results in War tearing the enemy apart painfully. Currently only $5 so a must buy in my opinion. Graphics 7/10 Gameplay 7/10 Story 6/10 Multiplayer: No
Decent action hack n slashxgatto | July 30, 2012 | See all xgatto's reviews »
Typical god of war game, if you played god of war or devil may cry and like them, chances are you're gonna like this one. Game is action packed, but also has a lot of puzzling moments, just like god of war, "how the hell do I get up there?" "how do I kill this guy?" which make the game more fun, but sometimes also kinda frustrating. Also it has some equipment customization, change weapons, improve armor, get more skills, to keep you entertained even after hours of campaign.
AmazingDarkslayer16 | July 30, 2012 | See all Darkslayer16's reviews »
Darksiders in an amazing game and if you have ever had any interest in a Zelda game it's a must buy. The combat is fairly simple but satisfying, the story is great and you wont regret buying it.
DarksidersBeyondGray | July 23, 2012 | See all BeyondGray's reviews »
Altough it has some ideas from various games, the playability and storyline are very intriguing. Its a must play for everyone that enjoys a hack n slash fest!
An absolute blastCooberstooge | July 23, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
Darksiders seems to have been one of those titles overlooked by the majority of the gaming community, but don't let that deter you. What you'll find here is a smooth-running, largely bug-free homage to the classic hack-n-slash games of yesteryear.
The story pulls you in, and the environments will blow your mind. The world starts out all nice and normal, but things soon change. Gameplay is fast, but not so much so that it leaves those new to the genre in the dust. The campaign is not overly long, and really feels "just right" in length and content.
Really Nice Gamernibblemonkey | July 23, 2012 | See all nibblemonkey's reviews »
Darksiders is an Action Adventure game where you play as War, who is one of 4 legendary horsemen, who is trying to regain his power and defeat the destroyer. This game overall feels very much like The Legend of Zelda, which is a good thing, as the dungeons challenge you with various puzzles as well as new items as you journey through. This creates a fun experience, this is helped by the controls that are easy to learn and aren't complicated. One small downside is that the game doesn't give you much of a range of graphics options, you can really only set the resolution, but this isn't a big problem as it doesn't stop you from enjoying the game as it is only a small downside. Overall this is a very enjoyable Action Adventure game that is fun to play as well as having an interesting story.
Action at its finestIganX | July 23, 2012 | See all IganX's reviews »
This game gathers features from many top games and mixes them in a heavy-action adventure game, with open world exploration and a hack n slash combat system. Stunning graphics, some customization, this game is a great adventure to play. Still, dont look for many strong RPG features, for the game is more of an adventure type.
Decent gameNinjer | July 22, 2012 | See all Ninjer's reviews »
I thought this game was decent. The story was interesting and the gameplay was similar to god of war with a mix of zelda (puzzle part). The more you play the game though, the more you get a little bored of it. It is interesting unlocking new skills and discovering the newer environments. I kinda wish they used the more "modern new york" environment though, I liked the beginning level.
If you buy the game, I suggest you play it with a controller. It does feel more like a console game and it's slightly more clunkier using mouse+keyboard.
It's worth a buy at a price less than $10, but any more, you should probably wait for the second one to be released and for the reviews.
A must have for fans of action gamespanz3r88 | July 20, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Darksiders is in my opinion the best game released in 2010. In this action game each element is great:the combat system is deep and you can combine weapons and abilities to create good combos. The game is a free roaming, so you can freely explore the various areas of the game after you have unlocked them. Backtracking in this game is fun: every time you unlock new abilities or weapons you can go back to old locations and find areas you couldn't explore before. Boss fights are amazing and you must always find the correct strategy to beat them. If you love action game you must buy this game: it's quite difficult and very long, but you always have fun during all the gameplay
A Pleasant SurpriseXtermi | July 20, 2012 | See all Xtermi's reviews »
I had read good things about the game, and many other "not so good" things, yet i picked this up in big part thanks to the awesome Sales here at GMG, and after playing the game for 15 hours, i'm now reaching the final stage of the game, and finally have my own opinion.
I was reluctant to pick this up because many people claimed it's a horrible console port. Well, it is no doubt a console port, but i wouldn't call it horrible at all. There are a few things that annoy me, the lack of Graphics Settings, which in my case aren't a problem as i'm getting a smooth framerate, and the controls are probably better using a Xbox controller, but i do just fine with my Keyboard & mouse.
I found the game to be a pleasent surprise, the whole "setting" is interesting, you are War, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, and well, it's the Apocalypse. You'll be killing or interacting with all sorts of demons, with some names that will sound familiar to mythology lovers (or even Metal music fans) out there, like Tiamat or Samael. And the voice acting is not amazing, but there's a certain charm to it.
The combat is similiar to games Devil May Cry, and you'll have some puzzles to solve while you make your way to the story killing hordes of enemies. As for the graphics, as i said, there are really no "Setting", besides screen resolution, but Darksiders is a decent looking game, it's obviously not Crysis 2, but it doesn't look particularly outdated.
So, to sum it up, if you like Single Player games involving killing a bunch of demons on a post-apocalyptic Earth, than this is probably a good game for you, even though it's not the best "console port" ever, it can still be very fun.
Best game of its genrePedroVarela | July 20, 2012 | See all PedroVarela's reviews »
It is one of my favourite games. You play as one of the four Horsemen, which means it's time to kill angels and demons!
The game is a proper RPG when looking at the map, it's enormous. Also, there are a lot of skills for the character, as well as weapon power-ups, that grant you a specific function, so use them accordingly to what you need to kill.
No pressure on the game's mechanic. It is quite simple and responsive, with the particularity that you can hang and jump on almost every ledge and crack in the wall. The graphics are normal for this type of game, nothing to showy and theatrical.
In my opinion, it is one of the many games that deserve to be played. I cannot wait to see the sequel.
More than just the sum of its parts.GAMERamble | July 19, 2012 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »
The long foretold Apocalypse finally arrives and angels clash with demons with Earth as the battleground. It is the duty of the four horsemen to bring balance to the conflict and so when War is summoned he enters the fray without worrying too much about where his brethren is. Unfortunately it turns out that it wasn't really time for the Apocalypse and of the four horsemen only War made an appearance. With humanity not ready for the conflict and thus biting the dust War is promptly blamed for the whole mess and stripped of all his powers but manages to convince his superiors to grant him to chance of clearing his name. They agree but binds war to a "Watcher" who holds the power to take Wars life if he so much as strays from his mission. With all that done War is sent back to Earth where he has to regain his powers, unravel the conspiracy and clear his name by doing what he does best, cracking some skulls. This is just the first ten minutes of a twenty plus hour game so if you want a story to go with your action then you've come to the right place.
It is common knowledge that as well as being the talent behind comics like Uncanny X-Men, Ultimates 3 and Battlechasers, Joe Madureira is also a bit of a gaming geek. Now I have no idea how much direct input he had into the game besides his awesome art style but Darksiders is definitely not afraid to wear its influences on its sleeves. Depending on how long you've been playing games you'll spot elements from God Of War, Prince of Persia, Dark Sector, The Legend Of Zelda, Soul Reaver, Devil May Cry, X-Men: Origins - Wolverine, Prototype and even Portal. Some see this lack of innovation as a negative but I think Darksiders have combined all it's "inspirations" quite well and with the lack of decent action, adventure games on PC it would be madness to just dismiss this one out of hand because it imitates its peers.
Overall I was pleasantly suprised by Darksiders and really feel like I have received value for money. The game might be single player only but it spins an entertaining yarn and had me hooked all the way through. At twenty plus hours its well above the average length for the genre and with Steam achievements there's also a bit of replay value. If you are one of those people that loathe console style games this isn't going to be the game for you. Also don't buy this if you are the type to throw your toys at the mere sight of a jagged edge or low res texture. If however you can still appreciate solid and addictive gameplay with a nice mix of combat, exploration and puzzle solving then welcome to the world of Darksiders. It's not going to be a game that blows you away but its heartening to see this very underrepresented genre on the PC.
Finally Zelda can be played on PC!gecko92 | July 17, 2012 | See all gecko92's reviews »
This game is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda games, which is not a bad thing. Its combat is inspired by games like God of War and Devil May Cry, which is not a bad thing at all. The result is a great game with an identity of its own. The story, albeit linear, takes place in an immersive and well-characterized universe. The graphics are very nice and comic-like. The gameplay is a lot like Zelda, with dungeons, bosses (to take out in clever ways), gadgets and horseriding. Combat doesn't rely too much on button-mashing thanks to lots of different combos and abilities that make fighting more engaging. There also is some basic but enjoyable platforming. Completing the game will take about 10-12 hours and there is a New Game+ option to replay it with all the gear and abilities from the beginning. Like all hack'n'slash games, it's better to play it with a gamepad. In conclusion, Darksiders is a great Zelda clone with an identity of its own. You should consider buying this if you like action and hack'n'slash games (and Zelda games, of course).
Fun fun fun!!!PM_DMNKLR | July 14, 2012 | See all PM_DMNKLR's reviews »
Do you like to beat the crap out of demons? How about running around and just hacking the daylights out of giant beasts that are literally Hell-bent on crushing you and all of the Earth as well? This game may be rather linear, but it's far from a disappointment, and for the price it's set at (I picked it up on sale for $5!) you can't beat that with a stick (or sword either)!!! All I can say is that if you have yet to play it, quit wasting your time and throw your cash at this great opportunity NOW!!!
A perfect blend of genresCynaris | July 13, 2012 | See all Cynaris's reviews »
Do you like Legend of Zelda? How about Hack and Slash games? Exploration? This game has it all and more.
Darksiders is a very well balanced mix of gameplay elements influenced by many games that come before it. And even if that is the case, it still manages to retain it's identity through a very distinct art style, great characters, and by striking a great balance between combat and exploration. You can expect great bosses, a fair challenge, A fairly simple, but well working combat system, many weapons at your disposal, a flaming horse! (I mean how cool is that.. ) The game always manages to throw something new at you, there are new mechanics to be found, and you can even collect pieces for a really powerful armor, which I gotta say pays off.
The story is good, not necessarily the greatest, but a good setup, and remains interesting throughout. It was a sleeping hit, and I advise everyone to get it, if the things mentioned above are your cup of tea.
If Zelda and bucket of blood had a babydanteveli | June 25, 2012 | See all danteveli's reviews »
Drksiders is one of best New IP served to us in last couple years. Its action adventure game "ripping off" many great titles (we even get something like portal gun!) but doing it with style.
We are War one of 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse brought down to Earth to finish it all off. Something goes wrong and we wake a bit earlier than our brothers in post-apocalyptic world where angels have different plan. Gameplay is a bit similar to God of War with that Zelda Dungeons and many items and abilities like riding horse, flying. Its a lot of action but there is also place for riddles and platforming sequences. Stylistic of Darksiders reminds me of that from Warcraft 3 human forces. War is big blocky and caries huge sword. Darksiders is really interesting product worth buying and playing. Its refreshing game using many previously known ideas. The trick here is doing it the perfect way.
A fantastic play.flubadub1 | June 25, 2012 | See all flubadub1's reviews »
This game was brilliant, i found it to be a fun play with the PC. The layout of each area brings a very strong atmosphere to the player which i have not found elsewhere. The graphics are not to bad for being a few years old and the different types of weapons along with the mobility and the moves created brings a great feel of power which brings emphasis to your characters power and struggle. I was also surprised at the length of the game, i found that it didn't drag on to long with unwanted content, but not short enough to not be worth the money.
A strong action RPG which i would recommend to anyone looking for a detailed fun way to hack and slash.
A good copy of Legend of Zelda and God of Warsimonsix | June 20, 2012 | See all simonsix's reviews »
This game combines all of the best elements from both Legend of Zelda and God of War. Anyone who was a fan of either two games will feel right at home with this game. I myself am nearly finished with the game, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. There should be more hack and slash games of this quality.
Very Fun Action GameROKET | June 20, 2012 | See all ROKET's reviews »
I enjoyed Darksiders from beginning to end and I can rarely say that about a game. The campaign - played on hard - took me 27 hours and I loved it.
You get action, platforming, puzzle solving, and great environments all throughout and the best part is that the game doesnt lose itself by giving you random crap to mix things up. From beginning to end you get new weapons, you environmental obstacles and even new ways to travel the gigantic world.
Presentation wise you get great voice acting and animations along with a great story and ending. I didnt like God of War as much as I liked this game. I recommend this game ANY time anyone asks. It was awesome...and wonderfully gruesome.
A More Intimate God of WarEndyo | June 5, 2012 | See all Endyo's reviews »
I'll be the first to say that I had never heard of Darksiders before I saw it on sale for $5. Some people recommended it so I decided that was reason enough to give it a shot. This was definitely a good (albeit frustrating) choice.
The comparisons to God of War are certainly valid. Even the dark demeanor of God of War is present in Darksiders, however I believe it presents a much more detailed and challenging game style that PC gamers may enjoy. Visually, it's a well crafted game. Details are not only in the models, but also in the environment... and let me tell you it is a very nice environment. I don't believe I've ever seen such a detailed close up view of a post-apocolyptic city-scape as in Darksiders.
The gameplay is very much centered around a hack and slash concept, however it does present a lot of scenarios for relatively complex puzzles as well as very difficult boss fights involving the use of all of your special skills. This is where the game earns it's difficulty rating. Boss fights are not something you just button mash through. Timing is extremely important and knowing what to do and precisely when is a matter of life and death. The difficulty aspect of Darksiders can really be the deciding factor in whether you quit in a rage or love the game. The gameplay also has some solid RPG elements that other hack and slash games seem to lack.
Darksiders was originally a console game and so gamepad controls are probably a necessity. I wouldn't even attempt to play on mouse and keyboard given the reactions you need to have to be successful. This is a game that has significant content and enjoyable gameplay, a definitely buy if you're looking for an action hack and slash.
Good gameruready12 | June 2, 2012 | See all ruready12's reviews »
This game is pretty decent. It has nice graphics that unfortunately don't work well on older computers. The gameplay is great and there are many unlocks, abilities and weapons to play around with. The storyline is awesome and it feels like a movie throughout the entire game. The bad side of this game is the large amount of bugs and glitches, but it doesn't seem to make the game any less fun. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a fun, exciting game with an action-packed storyline.