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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.
God Of War-ishPlayTyrant | June 14, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »
This game reminded me a lot (in a good way) to GOW franchise. There are even some very similar events and ways to trigger certain actions. Even the buttons are in the same layout! If you like GOW franchise, you should give Darksiders a try, it's well worth the time, though it's a little bit different in gameplay (not much as I mentioned) and very very different in visual style, as you can see merely browsing the preview images or a gameplay. The game is well optimized, and even with a max resulution of 1280x720 it still looks great!
Exclent game get a 100%goro3d | June 14, 2015 | See all goro3d's reviews »
This game was awesome and still is to this very day I played it quite a bit a couple years ago and plan on going back to it sometime soon. With it being on sale thats a great way to get a sweet game for a awesome price! Fantastic gameplay although some areas do get rough but still a great game altogether!
If you're looking for Zelda-like games be warnedbobbyturtle27 | June 9, 2015 | See all bobbyturtle27's reviews »
First, I would like to say that despite what I say throughout the rest of this review, this was a decent game. There are many people out there that say this is one of the most zelda-like games out there. I am a huge fan of the zelda series and have played through nearly every game there is. Running out of zelda titles, I hoped to find another franchise just like it. This was not it. Darksiders certainly has the dungeons, bosses, and creative use of key items that zelda has, but the vibe is very different. There is nothing cheery, and everything is much darker. In Zelda games, there are many dark points, but you can always go back to a point where the music is happy and the sun is out. If you're bored, you can beat up some cuccos, and then make up a few seconds later. However, darksiders takes place in an apocalyptic setting, and there are no characters that have likeable personalities. Some characters are more decent than others but everyone has a dark side. If you're looking for a zelda-like game with the cheery personality that nearly every zelda title has too at least some extent, start looking elsewhere. If you're looking for such a game and don't care about the overall feeling, this is your game.
A solid startsycomantis1991 | May 28, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
I definitely think it's sequel is far superior, but Darksiders is still a fun game. The combat is more directly like God of War and isn't as varied as the next game's would be. The bosses are pretty good, the platforming and puzzles are great,and the environments still look spectacular. it's definitely a very fun game, but if you had to have one, I'd go with Darksiders II.
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.