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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.
A game that worth its priceODDragon | June 23, 2014 | See all ODDragon's reviews »
With the story playing out on a war thorn earth between the legions of heaven and hell, the player takes control of one of the four horsemen of apocalypse, War. Through War's journey will you get answers to the root of this unfolding conflict, as well as to who's pulling the strings behind the scenes and chosen War to be the catalyst of it.
Being a hack and slash game the player will have a lot of opportunities to experience the game's fluid, combo based combat system. There are plenty of weapons in your arsenal to make quick work of your foes, each adding its own unique fighting style to the mass. This system gets even more varied with the addition of parrying, which leaves your enemies open for counter-attacks, and of course with some old fashioned finishing moves to spice up your dismemberment-spree. The more fight you dive into, the more souls you will gather, a precious resource that can be used to purchase new combos and items, as well as to raise the destructive power of your weaponry.
On the graphic side the game is on a solid standing ground. While it does not hold up to today's standards it is still pleasant to look at, more than enough to help you delve into the gloomy world full of enemies to send back to heaven or hell respectively. The maps your journey takes you through are quite varied in visuals, each area being quite distinctive in its own way. The same can be said concerning voices, showing a good amount of character that adds into the atmosphere, rather than take away from it.
I'd recommend trying it because even though its re-playability value might not be too high(Collectibles and achievements are there to somewhat help on this) it does what it was designed to do regardless: To entertain. A worthy investment if you are a fan of the genre, and like to slice your enemies up to pieces with style.
War SMASH!AkiMatti | March 21, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
3rd person action game done right.
The story is a variation on the Bible's Revelation theme where no God exists. War is an instrument of the Council that tries to rein in the realms of Heaven and Hell who battle for dominion.
Someone ignites the apocalypse too early and War gets the blame. Your job? Find the real culprit and reclaim your power.
This game can be played on a gamepad as well as kb + mouse. Using a gamepad can be more relaxing, though. All the fighting moves and sounds are really gratifying and the environment look authentically post-human civilization.
The story has many epic moments and you will notice your own skills getting better also in time as well as War's. Some of the fights are very hard and will require a lot of retries, which might put you off a bit, though. Every challenge is surmountable, though, it just takes enough practice.
For the fans of the genre, a must buy. Others, I recommend trying.
Darksiders Horsemen adventuresdutchmause | March 19, 2014 | See all dutchmause's reviews »
You start the game as War. As one of the four horsemen (realy cool fact is that it's loosely based on the bible book revelations ) You are called to earth where you start to kill stuff. I will not ruin anything from the story but it is reasonable good.
The graphics were great. Nowadays it's fine but you will not get blown away.
Gameplay is really good. And because of all the changes in gameplay it stays interesting.
Just buy it you can thank me later! (it's way better than it's younger brother)
Zelda, with a touch of darkness...damienjameswebb | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
This is really what Zelda games should be. this game is focused around some very dark subjects and uses a good mix of hack and slashy stuff with good use of puzzles here and there. i wouldn't say that the gameplay is as dialed in as Zelda is, but the combat is much nicer for sure. the graphics are very well done and even though the characters and environment have that slight sense of non-realism... the world as a whole feels real is some aspect to allow you to become drawn even further into the story.
over all a great game,could use a little more length to it, but still a good, involving game.
The Wrath of WarSubj3ctLambda | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all Subj3ctLambda's reviews »
Darksiders has you play WAR - one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse! You suddenly find yourself summoned to bring about the Apocalypse (because the seven seals have supposedly been broken)! Only strange thing is that your brothers have not been summoned alongside you, and all seals were apparently not broken! Now War appears guilty of starting the Apocalypse by himself, and his legendary wrath does not help his case! To prove his innocence, he must restore the balance that has been lost! He must fight both forces of Heaven and Hell all by himself during his epic quest and may find allies in the unlikeliest of places! The story of this game is great, and War makes a great protagonist! Players will start out with a deliberately weakened War who must now regain his former powers by accumulating souls, which are the game's currency! The combat is quick and fluid and mainly designed around War's blade Chaoseater, aprt from the Scythe and Tremor Gauntlet! Did I mention there's also Ruin...War's horse?!!! Graphics are also pretty good and only rarely did I suffer from low framerates! Enemies are also quite varied and you will have to dodge and attack with good timing to beat some of them! However, damage them enough and you can finish them off with the Chaoseater! Voice acting is also well done with a variety of characters! Overall this is quite a great game, insta-buy if at a discount! Not to mention you play War's brrother DEATH in the sequel!!!