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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.
Definitely worth it.simpkinscm | May 21, 2013 | See all simpkinscm's reviews »
Darksiders is an amazing game that seems to have flown under the radar of many gamers. The story is fairly solid and the characters are well developed. Though the environments are a bit repetitive at times, it’s not enough that it’s distracting since the different zones provide more than enough variety. Boss battles are varied and satisfying, and upgrades feel like they make a difference without making it seem that they are required to progress. Additionally the game provides enough of a challenge that playing through areas gives you a sense of accomplishment. If you are a fan of games like Devil May Cry, they I’d highly recommend giving this game a try.
Great hack and slash!Zharwyn | May 16, 2013 | See all Zharwyn's reviews »
Darksiders is an action adventure hack'n'slash type of game. You play as War, one of the Four Horsemen. Not a lot known is about the Horsemen, they're meant to bring the Apocalypse, so this game has an interesting take. The story isn't bad, it's very likable but perhaps a bit forgettable in the end. I felt like I was more enjoying the gameplay than the story itself. You don't really get to know the main character, which makes it harder to connect to him.
The gameplay is a blast and very much alike God of War/Devil May Cry. Combat is enjoyable and you have different abilities that you can buy/upgrade. It has a lot of platforming. You have different weapons, some of them can level up. You also use your weapons to solve puzzles. The puzzles are clever and not that hard to solve, a lot of them involves timing. The game also has a few references that you might find familiar. The first real big boss can be a pain in the ass but once you get past you will see that the rest of them are easier.
The game is meant to be played with a controller so I can strongly advice you to play with one. However, aiming with ranged weapons are a bit harder with a controller and can complicate things along the way. If you find yourself having trouble with aiming then I suggest that you use your mouse and keyboard when needed.
The art style is very fantasy-esque. The game looks good and plays good. The voice acting is pretty okay as well. It's a little outdated by now but it still looks rather pretty. The bosses are huge and they look pretty awesome, it's very satisfying to take them down!
I really liked this game and can warmly recommend it, it has a few frustrating parts but none that really ruins the experience. It's not a long game but it's not very short either.
Well Impressedmaddocks2379 | May 12, 2013 | See all maddocks2379's reviews »
Darksiders is an old school styled game which reminds me of the Zelda series (which isn't a bad thing) but with lots of blood (also not a bad thing )
Darksiders has good solid game play, its fast at times, requires button mashing + combos & some puzzles
The story is decent, the voice acting is great, the graphics are OK for a 3 year old game and some times the difficulty rockets which will give a good challenge. The game is only about 12 hours long but there is secrets to be found which should add some more hours.
The Legend of Zelda for PC....WHAT?!?!?!?!ZinZano | May 6, 2013 | See all ZinZano's reviews »
A great action adventure game, you play as one of the four horsemen in a war between the three kingdoms, heaven, hell and humanity. Think of this game as a combination of Diablo II and Legend of Zelda and you'll get a good idea of what it's like. I like very much this game cause it has good mood (not many games is about the conflict between heaven and hell), comabt is very satisfied. Graphic is nice Only Black Throne frustrated me (too much thinking, less fighting) but I don't like many riddles. There are a few negatives, however. The game drags on a bit at the end, sending you through the same environments a couple more times on artifact-hunts, but it does give players a chance to find a few more hidden secrets with their new tools. Also, I found the puzzles and combat quite easy, with rare and annoying spikes in difficulty at 2 or 3 points in the game. The camera is also a bit picky. It usually stays at just the right angle, and the cinematic lock-on camera is fantastic, but you'll still find yourself missing the occasional jump or ledge when the camera randomly pivots behind a rock or into a wall. Also, don't even bother with the block and counter-attack moves. Darksiders is by FAR the most UNDERRATED game this gen! Its an amazing game.. I dont know why some people hate it, i recommend every "REAL" game to buy this AMAZING game
Throw Your Money at it, NowOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | See all Onefatcow's reviews »
This game is good, it's slashing, jumping, running good. The game is intense right up from the beginning, where you immediately take on angelic forces followed by a big, annoyed demon. There are a few flaws here and there (at one point everybody I've ever known has gotten stuck for a good ten minutes) but the game is solid, and its coupled with a storyline that is actually pretty good (if a bit cliche). The game is good, and although THQ may have fallen, it holds up to the standards of todays games.