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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.
Nothing new, but a competent mix of old ideasLorddyran | 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.
Zelda meets God of WarDemadizz | 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.
A Really Fun Mashup of Gamestedesco75 | 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.
Slash themFrozenFireCZ | Aug. 28, 2014 | See all FrozenFireCZ's reviews »
Still looks good thanks to a excellent art direction. I orginally played Darksiders on PS3 but didn't complete it. On the PC, it still looks and plays great. It's not perfect but it absolutey fun to play. I've heard it described as Zelda for grown ups and I think it is an apt comparison. In each section you have to obtain a new weapon or tool that will allow you to proceed to the next area or get back to that one spot you couldn't previously reach. It also has some very simlar weapons/tools such as the hookshot, a boomerang, a shadow world over world. There appears to be a fairly deep combo system but I was ok playing a button masher extravaganza and only learining a couple of the combos.
My only negative, which may not be one for some, would be that it overstayed its welcome by just a bit. By the time I was 26 hours in, I was ready to get to the end of the story (which is still pretty good by the way)
I would defintily still recommend it and I look forward to playing as War in Darksiders 2. Based upon recent news thre is still a chance that I will get to play as Pestilence and Famine.
Great slasher.Furrek | Aug. 17, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
I had no idea what Darksiders is until a few hours ago. I thought, it will be some adventure game, with some fighting and... well, that's all. Turned out that Darksiders is a really great slasher! When it comes to slashers, everybody thinks about Devil May Cry, or maybe some "clones". So what makes Darksiders a great game? Platform and puzzle elements! Since Devil May Cry and most of DMC-like games are focused only on action, Darksiders isn't packed like that. I feel that there is more platform/puzzle elements than action, but that's not a bad thing. What's important, that this game is fun. Gameplay is solid, graphics doesn't look so bad for game from 2010 year. The only bad thing is that game have some weird problem with achievements - if you want to game to unlock them, you must restart (exit and turn on again) steam every time you run Darksiders - otherwise, no achievements will unlock for you. Sadly, developers won't do anything about that. Still, what's important is gameplay and fun from game, and this game have everything to make it a great time when playing.