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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.
Zelda, with a touch of darkness...damienjameswebb | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
This is really what Zelda games should be. this game is focused around some very dark subjects and uses a good mix of hack and slashy stuff with good use of puzzles here and there. i wouldn't say that the gameplay is as dialed in as Zelda is, but the combat is much nicer for sure. the graphics are very well done and even though the characters and environment have that slight sense of non-realism... the world as a whole feels real is some aspect to allow you to become drawn even further into the story.
over all a great game,could use a little more length to it, but still a good, involving game.
The Wrath of WarSubj3ctLambda | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all Subj3ctLambda's reviews »
Darksiders has you play WAR - one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse! You suddenly find yourself summoned to bring about the Apocalypse (because the seven seals have supposedly been broken)! Only strange thing is that your brothers have not been summoned alongside you, and all seals were apparently not broken! Now War appears guilty of starting the Apocalypse by himself, and his legendary wrath does not help his case! To prove his innocence, he must restore the balance that has been lost! He must fight both forces of Heaven and Hell all by himself during his epic quest and may find allies in the unlikeliest of places! The story of this game is great, and War makes a great protagonist! Players will start out with a deliberately weakened War who must now regain his former powers by accumulating souls, which are the game's currency! The combat is quick and fluid and mainly designed around War's blade Chaoseater, aprt from the Scythe and Tremor Gauntlet! Did I mention there's also Ruin...War's horse?!!! Graphics are also pretty good and only rarely did I suffer from low framerates! Enemies are also quite varied and you will have to dodge and attack with good timing to beat some of them! However, damage them enough and you can finish them off with the Chaoseater! Voice acting is also well done with a variety of characters! Overall this is quite a great game, insta-buy if at a discount! Not to mention you play War's brrother DEATH in the sequel!!!
Solid game, super fun even if it is a bit of a buttonmasherbullkrieg | Feb. 4, 2014 | See all bullkrieg's reviews »
Decent story, good visuals. Controls are pretty good. Combat gets a bit repetitive and kinda feels like you are mashing the same button over and over but it's still fun for some mindless beat em up action. The puzzles are the best part, progressing through the world with new abilities and items is very metroidvania like and becomes really fun when you have to problem solve to clear areas, find secrets and beat the boss fights. Definitely enjoyed the playthrough but after beating it not sure I would return to it.
Slasher and logic gamekontotestowe | Jan. 28, 2014 | See all kontotestowe's reviews »
In Darksiders you are one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Your name is War. The mission of game is proving your innocent as you didn't make an Earth apocalypse. The only one thing what you start with is your sword. You can't even make a good combo with it. New moves can be bought is shop. But sword isn't your only weapon. There's a Scepter and Gauntlet which you'll get by playing. There are normal or legendary enchantments which can be put in your weapon. You dispose spells after buying them. Thing giving me the most fun was Demon form. You can get it after many sword's attacks. When your bar will be full you might transform to unstoppable Demon. The fighting items or magic is not only thing in this game. There's some items which you'll need to complete logic mini-games. They aren't hard but you have to be open-minded and skilful. The game is pretty good when you are playing it with pad, so don't forget to plug it in because in my opinion, playing Darksiders on keyboard is very uncomfortable and annoying.
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.