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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.
Makes the good, betterdamienjameswebb | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
the first game in this series was good, but this took all my favorite parts and made them better. the story is all new and doesn't really feel like a continuation of the first while still making it feel like its in the same realm. the graphics and gameplay are again, still great, but i had a hard time trying to get it to run smoothly on my system. took a couple tries to get the settings just right to make it run properly.
in any case, with the dlc and the expanded story and world, this park of the darksiders world is the more preferable and will always be much loved in my eyes.
Good game with some issues.skybane1239 | Feb. 19, 2014 | See all skybane1239's reviews »
First and foremost, this game is a good game. The combat is extremely satisfying and very fluid. More than enough variety to keep you entertained... most of the way.
The game is actually fairly long, which on its own is not a bad thing. It is about twice the length of the first Darksiders. The main problem is that most of the length feels like padding. The game is extended by fetch quests within fetch quests. It can get repetitive and tiresome by the end.
However! As I said, the game plays extremely well. It is very open and gives you the freedom to explore the world. The story is actually very good, as is the voice acting for most of the characters.The quality of the rest of the game can push you past the tedium that can hit late in the game.
I hope for more games, though the future of this series is very uncertain. We can always hope.
Better Than The Firstchataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
This game is by far better than the first one. For one, Death is just an awesome character with his scythes.
One thing that I didn't really like was the story. It was...well...meh. It's just meh. This game was more about it's combats and battles. I hope the next one, if there is a new one, has a better story than this one because if it doesn't then this series is just going to suck overall. Series are really built on there story I would think. Most of the time, you only have a series because you want to build upon the story of the series. Buy it for sure though.
Death LivesMscigniew | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
And he's at his best.Every single aspect of Darksiders 2 is better than the first one.You play as Death on a quest to save your brother War,its an epic quest and in your journey you will visit heaven,earth,the kingdom of the undead,even hell.Darksiders 2 is an amazing game,with great atmosphere tbh I dont remember any other game that would bring so much positive emotions in me,and just left me in awe afterwards.OST is one of the best game soundtracks of all times,just adds so much to the already great game.From the pure emotional and artistic point of view Darksiders 2 is a masterpiece and you should try it.
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