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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
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.
War comes first.Ho0pz4sho | April 24, 2015 | See all Ho0pz4sho's reviews »
I first picked up this game for my birthday, back in 2010. And I was impressed. Darksiders is a 3rd person RPG/action/adventure game that puts the player in the skin of War, one of the 4 legendary Horsemen of the Apocalypse. You have one job - restore order and peace amongst the realm. While doing so, you'll explore different areas packed with various monsters and mini-bosses. The end of each act has a major boss, each different in style. Every act boss will require skill and patience to defeat. In your path towards your goal you'll come across different NPCs, weapons, puzzles and collectibles. Each bringing a challenge of its own. You can upgrade most of your weapons through killing or spending in-game currency at NPCs. (not pay-2-win, you collect in-game currency through combat and exploration). Each weapon has it's own strengths, weaknesses and abilities, so different weapons work in different situations. Then there's puzzles. To gain access to different collectibles, you have to solve different puzzles. I'd suggest not looking for the solution of the puzzles online, because solving them brings a lot of joy. All-in-all, the game is a solid 90. I'd recommend it to anyone who is a fan of action/adventure games, or just wants to punch some monsters into eternity. P.S.: You can even ride a horse. And he has his own achievement.
Pleasantly Surprised - Decent Environmental Puzzlerjonathanrflores | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all jonathanrflores's reviews »
When I first saw this game, I really thought it was going to be a hack-and-slash. Instead, I'd say that it was actually more of an environmental-puzzler-type game, reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda. If you are looking for a game with gratuitous amounts of combat, this is not it. In fact, the game is actually pretty quiet - and that's what I like about it. Yes, there is fighting. There's enough fighting for you to feel strong. Whenever you find enemies, you'll rip them to shreds. Combat is fairly satisfying. Bosses are huge and crazy to look at. But after the combat is over, you'll spend most of your time crawling through dungeons, solving environmental puzzles, looking for switches and key items. Incrementally, you'll receive more tools that help you both with combat and navigation. If you're looking for non-stop action, you will not find it here. Like I said before, Darksiders is more of an environmental-puzzle game in a supernatural/apocalyptic setting with some nice combat mixed in. Exploring dungeons is very enjoyable, if you're into that.
It's good to be chaotic neutralMadDemon64 | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Darksiders is an odd derivative game that takes inspiration from the best in the genre and tries to make a name for itself and succeeds in being good, but not too memorable. In Darksiders, you take the role of War, one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, called down to earth because the Apocalypse has finally happened. Or has it? You quickly learn that the Apocalypse came early and that you, the only Horseman who appeared on Earth, are the prime suspect. Thus you are stripped of your powers and sent on a mission to clear your name on a world that has quite literally gone to hell. Even though demons are your primary enemies, do not assume that they are the only ones. The angels stuck on earth also blame you for what happened and are just as willing to kill you as the demons. However, with your wide access to magical abilities, alternative weapons, and devastating sword, you won’t have too much problem as long as you play smart. Many of these weapons come into play during dungeons and maintain a Zelda vibe. Darksiders is fun if you enjoy Zelda and/or Devil May Cry, but should probably be avoided if you are highly religious.
Behold the Horseman of the Apocalypse !akassassinn1 | Nov. 18, 2014 | See all akassassinn1's reviews »
War is going to live up to his name and release his wrath on the Demons and the Angels as he battles through the rampaged Earth and Armageddon like scenario , as he is blamed for what happened to earth he is tasked to unravel a conspiracy which threatens the balance between Heaven and Hell. The Combat system is nothing new or nothing too old for that matter , you'll experience something familiar that you may have played in other games before with small twists in things here and there, your arsenal is a sword , a Pistol and a Scythe that you purchase later in the game, navigation and puzzle solving also appear using many of the gadgets that you acquire during your journey across the ravaged Earth , as you travel in open locations you have a Horse that you can summon with a tap of one button to ease the travel in big locals. Boss battles are memorable and exciting for mini and big ones ! Anyone addicted to Action games in general must already have beaten this game .
When The Legend of Zelda is not made by NintendoKingTed | 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.