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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.
A bigger game in both Scope and FeaturesEbo | March 21, 2014 | See all Ebo's reviews »
Darksiders was a great game that took many by surprise. Borrowing from titles such as God of War, The Legend of Zelda, Prince of Persia or even Portal, Darksiders made for an epic 15-20 hour adventure following War's exploits (one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse) to fix the damage he brought onto the world and prove his innocence (that he was in fact called to bring forth the apocalypse).
Darksiders 2 is that game's direct sequel and it takes place after and during the events of the original, this time following Death. Combat wise it's very similar but the scope is greatly expanded this time around. Enemies drop loot (weapons, armor and more) and you can customize death's appearance with various items of clothing. While Darksiders was more Metroidvania, Darksiders 2 is full on multi-region open world.
Suffice to say, Darksiders 2 is an enormous game and while not perfect (it loses its focus quite a few times), if you enjoyed Darksiders and wanted more, this is a must buy.
Darksiders II is so much better than the first!kurisusutoraiku | March 18, 2014 | See all kurisusutoraiku's reviews »
Darksiders II is a massive overhaul of what the first Darksiders was, the combat is a lot better with a good RPG-like inventory screen which lets you choose what equipment Death can wear, and this can affect how your game plays out as you can spec into different playstyles to suit what you want.
The addition of free-running to navigate the terrain is a great idea as it gives you more manoeuvrability while making the game seem more open. The music in the game is really good and atmospheric, and the boss fights are amazing.
I fully recommend this game and if it is on sale, you should definitely pick it up!
A gret example of a sequel that improves upon the first gamesRolalas | March 16, 2014 | See all Rolalas's reviews »
This was a great game that I wish was getting a part 3. The story merges well with the first despite not being a sequel. The questing in the game feels exactly as good as it should be. The only shortfall in the equipment system which feels like every MMO I've played.
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.