Darksiders

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Description

"...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


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.


Key features:

  • 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.

Customer reviews

85

When The Legend of Zelda is not made by Nintendo

KingTed | Oct. 31, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Darksiders is an action/adventure game focused on the travels of War, Rider of the Apocalypse. He must find out why the End of the World occured before the right time.

The game system is based on The Legend of Zelda. It's the exact same type of game. You explore dungeons, get new weapons/items and used said weapons/items to progress inside the den's puzzles and kill the boss. Darksiders even use the same heart system (Except this time it's a matter of skulls not hearts).

But it's not a carbon copy of Zelda. The combats are more like your typical Beat'em All game like God of War or Devil May Cry. There are also shooting phases. Sometime, you even have to do some platforming (And "true" platforming, not "My character jumps on his own" platforming) which is a great thing.

The controls are good and the game offers a moderate challenge (Even in the hardest mode).

Visually, Darksiders does pretty good, thanks to Joe MAD designs.

Darsiders is a solid alternative to The Legend of Zelda.

89

War rides!

Rinkashikimo | Oct. 28, 2014 | See all Rinkashikimo's reviews »

This game was a completely amazing experience. We play as War, one of the Four Horsemen and the only one who has honor amongst his brothers. He is a silent yet really powerful warrior that brings Ruin to all who oppose him. The game has amazing graphics and incredible storytelling. All character were amazing and their voices were incredibly well done. The gameplay was sloppy at times and the camera angles were kinda off sometimes (not many though). The reason I don't give this game a 9 or even a 10 out of 10 is because of a single thing... Grinding for achievements. Riding a horse for 100 freaking miles, Jesus.

80

Nothing new, but a competent mix of old ideas

Lorddyran | Oct. 4, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »

The most common description I've heard of this game has actually been mention in the title of another review: it's Zelda meets God of War. Strictly speaking, that's not a bad way to put it.

This game is perfectly serviceable in just about every way. The gameplay is good but not great. The story will keep you playing, but you'll barely remember it when you put the game down. The art design is good but tries too hard to too little effect.

It's fun, but it's light fare. It is, basically, a fast food video game.

92

Zelda meets God of War

Demadizz | Sept. 27, 2014 | See all Demadizz's reviews »

Simply put buy it! 5 Dollars on sale, you cannot go wrong! The gameplay is awesome- tons of collectibles, Great Voice Acting, all around enjoyable game. It would be a shame to not have this in your library. I cannot wait for the sequel, hence why i prepurchased it already! Woot woot! I bought it for PS3 and just had to own it on my PC. If you love Zelda, you will love this. I also heard it's like God of War.

85

A Really Fun Mashup of Games

tedesco75 | Sept. 25, 2014 | See all tedesco75's reviews »

This game is like a mixtape of other games and instead of feeling too derived or stale it manages to mostly feel fresh and awesome despite the very obvious lineages it derives from.

My initial impressions were to compare this to Zelda and there are a number of parallels so it's not that hard to do. For example the dungeons share a number of similarities to Zelda dungeons and some of the artwork and cut scenes (like opening a chest) are nearly identical. Not to mention you have a twisted version of a fairy in the Mark Hamill voiced 'Watcher.'

The influences from other games don't stop there though. There are sections reminiscent of God of War, Gears of War and even Portal. It all plays out great though at times there is a sense of deja vu if you have played these other games.

The story is neat and the graphics are beautiful. I had some issues on Steam tracking my achievements but that is my biggest negative about this game. It's not my favorite of all time but I definitely recommend this for anyone wanting a fun adventure game.