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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.
Sequel with great potential, foiled by the issues within THQKhrada | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all Khrada's reviews »
Compare to the first Darksiders, Darksiders II is a huge improvement on nearly all aspects of the game, with fast pace action, variety of weapons, and a story that expands the game further without giving much change to the setting of the first game. However, the quality of game suffered from THQ's financial situation and it is quite obvious to see some parts were not as complete as the developers may want them to be. For example, the UI is a huge step backward from the first game, especially on the PC version, and only the first two areas of the game is big enough for travel, while the rest of the area were only there for quests and lacked further improvement. It is sad to see such potential has been wasted to such degree. But the game itself is solid nonetheless
Awesome!wratherz | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all wratherz's reviews »
This game has some amazing details put into it from the leaves, down to a stem of grass. Its a great sequel to the first game unlike some that go way off course! This one is all about Death, War's brother. He's pretty arrogant and cocky but he does make the game more interesting! I really like how they changed the Reaper form a little and made it a much nicer style. Enemies are way cooler then the first, and the gameplay is the same as the first so there's not much changes there!
Love how they kept the exploring the world in without having to go just one way and beat the game so quickly. Worth the 50 dollars!
Overall I'll give the game a 8.5/10.
Free Roam Adventure!anazqwe | Oct. 22, 2013 | See all anazqwe's reviews »
Darksider II.. Some would say that the first one is better.. For me, I'd prefer the later. Darksider 2 is pretty big world where you could roam around freely with nothing forcing you to do certain quest. You could level up, you have mount, change your looks by changing armors and weapons, and many other. Pretty fun to play and enjoyable.
It was on sale in HIB. For those that missed that, buy this one here.. Its not like that deal is coming back.. Its a must if you love free roam games..
Great Combat, passable storyKelzhas | Oct. 6, 2013 | See all Kelzhas's reviews »
This game has some of the most fun combat i have ever tried, with tons of variety and very slick controls. Evey hit has impact, and when you pull of a perfect fight, there are few things more rewarding. However the story is nothing to brag about. Its pretty straightforward, you are Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and you are on a quest to prove your brother, Wars, innocence for starting the end of the world prematurely. After that, you basicly go from one place to the next, doing various fetch quests, and pulling some levers, as i said, nothing spectacular. But its the combat and puzzle elements that keep me going, and i would reccomend this game, to anyone who is a fan of hack and slash, mixed with a little platforming, Prince of Persia style.
Might be a bit less than the first game, but still greatryanclive | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all ryanclive's reviews »
Darksiders II continues the story with Death in a parallel storyline with the first game. The game sees a lot of gameplay improvements, namely a loot system which makes things more interesting.
Like the first Darksiders game, I enjoyed this one because I personally find these RPG hybrids refreshing and addictive at the same time. The hunt for better loot will drive you forward, at the same time, the Metroidvania-esque progression lets you feel how further you are into the game. This time though, there are side quests to complete, and more NPCs to interact with.
What's even better is that the game now has more optional elements to uncover, such as optional dungeons with optional bosses, as well as treasure chests to backtrack to once you have the pertinent skills to unlock them. All this leads, to loot, loot, and loot to make Death more formidable.
I personally think the season pass isn't worth it, as it only includes two of the scenario DLCs from the four available, although the Maker armor set for newbies help a great deal.
The game is not without its flaws, though.
First off, the graphic settings for the PC are unbelievably lacking. It would have been nicer to have more customization options. Second, the game has a tendency to be glitchy. I found myself stuck in invisible pits when jumping off platforms to try and discover if there are collectibles below, and sometimes, switches or puzzle placements are non-responsive. Luckily, a quick exit and restart would solve it, but I've heard of issues in the THQ forums where NPCs or items completely disappear without any reason, leading to a game breaking bug. As the forum admins suggested, if any of these happen to you, just quickly restart the game before the game automatically saves.
But honestly, don't let these deter you from experiencing Darksiders II. The game is a bit of a nightmare to complete for collectibles completionists, but other than that, the game is an incredibly satisfying action RPG worth your time.