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"...excellent combat and challenging puzzles make Darksiders a brutal blast." - gamespot.com
"Definitely a fantastic action/adventure game, an exercise in game design that can't leave you indifferent." - multiplayer.it
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Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth.
Brought before the sacred Charred Council, War is indicted for his crimes and stripped of his powers. Dishonored and facing his own death, War is given the opportunity to return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible.
Hunted by a vengeful group of Angels, War must take on the forces of Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance and vindication.
- Apocalyptic Power – Unleash the wrath of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate all who stand in your way.
- Extreme Arsenal – Wield a devastating arsenal of angelic, demonic and Earthly weapons; and blaze a trail of destruction atop Ruin, War’s fiery phantom steed.
- Epic Quest – Battle across the wastelands and demon-infested dungeons of the decimated Earth in your quest for vengeance and redemption.
- Character Progression – Uncover powerful ancient relics, upgrade your weapons, unlock new abilities, and customize your gameplay style.
- Battle Heaven and Hell – Battle against all who stand in your way - from war-weary angelic forces to Hell’s hideous demon hordes.
You are WARcommanderhavoc | Nov. 15, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
Its not often we get a game where you play as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and then we all of a sudden got one. You play as War, who has been accused of starting the apocalypse much earlier then it was supposed to, but War was certain that he had heard the call and yet none of the other Horsemen showed up and now his powers have been taken away. He is however given a chance at redeeming himself by finding those who tricked him and bring swift and brutal justice onto them, all while being watched over by a shadowy entity, voiced by none other then Mark Hamil, who is to make sure that War does what he is supposed to do or else he will be severely punished. The combat in the game involves a lot of combos and while some of them are tricky to pull off, especially in the PC version due to the controls, it still feels really good when you manage to do one of them and wreak completely havoc on some of the demonic foes that await you on the ruined Earth.
Take it as a sorf of Dark Zelda with a superior combat systemMoraisu | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all Moraisu's reviews »
The title kinda sums it all up, it's a great hack'n'slash game, the puzzles are a little on the boring side, not hard, just boring. The combat is great and fluid, good environments and it's a good lengthy game, it's a steal for the asking price. However, I found some of the dungeons using the puzzles as a mean to artificially extend the game duration and when the game came out it had performance issues, but it's 2013 and if you are going to have performance issues with this game you might want to save up your money for a system upgrade.
As the game itself, you have a good combat system, not as robust as a Devil May Cry, but still very good and it works like a Zelda game, you have several dungeons, multiple weapons, powers and useful items and upgrades... it's more of a Devil May Cry meets Zelda.
Why "only" a 70? I don't believe in a 100 mark game, even Deus Ex (the first one) is only worthy of a 90 mark (the game had horrible performance issues and has a weak art design).
Better than I thoughtSimao20 | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »
I didn't get this game for too much so It wasn't a big investment. But I went into this game with mild expectations, had gotten some pretty good reviews and heard it had some good combat. Well after all the reviews they were right. The game has very good combat system especially with the RPG elements included leveling up your character is incredibly fun and satisfying. The one thing I dislike about the combat is that there isn't an actual counter button or at least I didn't notice it. The graphics are good, not outstanding but good for a game that has cartoonish graphics and no real issues with it as well. The story is about War starting the apocalypse but he didn't actually, you find out what happens but throughout the game he tries to clear his name. The game roughly takes around 15 or so hours and well worth it as well
Superb gameRadovanh | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all Radovanh's reviews »
One of my favorite games I bought on GMG. Superb hack and slash with more and more gadgets through time. It is no mindless, you must use your brain to go through obstacles. This is genre missing on PC, only few games are so good and Darksiders is one of best games ever for me. Buy it, especially on some sales.
Zelda with a mix of theology and mature violenceZilly01 | Sept. 3, 2013 | See all Zilly01's reviews »
Darksiders plays very similar to the Legend of Zelda games, but focuses more on the combat and violence aspect. The game has you go to several dungeons that will require you to obtain a new piece of equipment in order to solve the puzzles presented. There are items very similar to the hook shot the feel is very similar to Zelda. The combat is a mix of Zelda and God of War. There are execution type moves and quick time events, but the main element is lock on and hack away. I recommend picking up a controller for this game as it feels awkward to use the keyboard.