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Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother’s name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation . . . Can Death really become mankind’s savior?
Darksiders 2 follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels Death through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
Play Death – Become the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, able to destroy entire worlds and battle forces beyond Heaven and Hell.
Epic Universe – Unlike anything the player has seen before, delivered in the unique style of Joe Mad.
Player Choice & Customization – Customize your experience with varied armor sets, weapons, and Skill Trees allowing players to create their own Death.
Replay-ability – Explore a vast open world, complete dozens of side quests and customize your Death with a full leveling system, Skill Trees and endless equipment combinations.
Traversal – Death is a nimble and agile character capable of incredible acrobatic feats allowing the player to explore the world like never before.
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An evolution in Hack n' Slash Gamingsycomantis1991 | May 14, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
Darksiders II is the tightest controlling hack and slasher I've played in a while. The combo system I'd great, the weapons and skills stay fresh, the dodging and blocking are implemented well and respond perfectly. The enemies are varied and look awesome, and the bosses have distinct and interesting personalities, as well as unique strategies to beat them. It basically plays like a mix of Devil May Cry and Zelda, with a bit of Dark Souls on some tougher bosses. The world is dark, yet has color and personality to it, distinct blues and greens highlight certain areas and some structures look absolutely awesome. It's a good thing it's so nice to look at, because one downfall is that you'll be backtracking a lot, and Twilight Princess-ing on your horse from area to area. It's a fantastic game, and the biggest shortcomings amount to minor irritants at worst. So yeah, it's good.
Death follows War!Ho0pz4sho | April 24, 2015 | See all Ho0pz4sho's reviews »
While many believe that Darksiders 2 is a sequel to the first title, it's not. Its an "interquel" (the actions of D1 and D2 happen in parallel). Death, the eldest & most powerful of the Four Horsemen, seeks to clear the name of his brother, War (the protagonist of the first instalment). It's still an action RPG game, but Death has different weapons, different abilities and different realms to explore. The storyline is quite interesting, taking Death through many realms, dungeons and side-dungeons. There's a main quite-linear storyline, and a lot of side-quests. One major improvement in the game is that you can "save" the progress you make in a dungeon, so that if you leave the dungeon, when you come back, you'll pick up the action exactly where you left. There's again, a lot of weapons to upgrade and use in different situations, there are a lot of puzzles to solve in order to gain achievements or pick some of the collectible items. Unfortunately, the game is plagued with DLC, most of which is useless. There are some good DLC, but I wouldn't suggest buying any of them, unless on sale. A good game, that makes hacking-and-slashing through thousands of monsters a lot of fun.
Grim SaviorKingTed | March 12, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Darksiders II is an interquel to the original Darksiders. You play as Death, elder brother of War, and your job is to prove this guy’s innocent (The game takes place after the Apocalypse but before War was sent back to Earth). Travelling to severals worlds, Death will have to fight dangerous foes and explore deadly dungeons while helping the locals. Darksiders was a Zelda-like with a combat system similar to God of War’s. It’s the same here but everything has been refined. The combat are a lot better and there is a lot of platforming and climbing (Much like Soul Reaver) in this new game which improves the level-design a lot. Also, Darksiders II adds a new influence to the table : Diablo. Death can loot weapons and armors and gain levels and skills. In other words the combats are a lot more complex than in the previous game. Some people would say that’s not original at all and that’s true but by mixing all of those influences, Darksiders II manages to stay true to its big brother while doing its own thing. The game is really fun. The graphics are nice and the musics are pretty cool thanks to Jesper Kyd’s compositions. The only issue I have with this game is that the story doesn’t really move forward. We get to know new things about the game’s lore and we meet new demons but that’s all.
A quick, fun step from the first.jonathanrflores | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all jonathanrflores's reviews »
The first Darksiders game was a fun, environmental-puzzler/dungeon-explorer with some fluid combat mixed in. Darksiders II is more of the same, with one difference - the player is much much faster and more agile. Otherwise, not much has changed. You'll spend the majority of the game walking around a quiet (yet colorful) wasteland, solving puzzles, looking for key items and gaining new equipment to solve even more puzzles. The game world is bigger than the first game, of course. Riding your horse and exploring the terrain is fun and can actually soothing since the landscape is not packed full of enemies. The combat though, has a different flavor than the first game. In the first Darksiders, the player had a slower, hard-hitting style. In Darksiders II, the player is very fast, acrobatic, incorporating dynamic flips and dodges. Running, climbing, and navigating environments is also faster. Like the first Darksiders, the story is mediocre, but the environmental puzzles (think Legend of Zelda) are the core of the game. If you're looking for an action-packed thriller, this is not it. If you're looking for a nice exploration-puzzle experience with some fun, speedy combat mixed in, then Darksiders II is great.
Under-rated and a lot of funSoulless2k4 | Dec. 31, 2014 | See all Soulless2k4's reviews »
A considerably under-rated title. Darksiders 2 is a mashup of hit open world platformers set in a dark fantasy world. The art and environment are beautiful and the story, while somewhat predictable at times, is unique and interesting. The Lore of the game is there for those who seek to find it but for those who just want a fun time this game provides that in bundles. From a technical perspective I didn't have any problems with the game with a steady FPS and few to no bugs to speak of. Darksiders II should go down in history as the world marketed game ever as it really doesn't deserve all the bad PR it received. I'd recommend you try out the game and see what I mean... you'll then be joining the "Where is Darksiders III?" bandwagon in no time.