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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.
One of the best hack n slash in recent memoryspycid | June 11, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
Epic storyline, complex puzzles, variety of weapons kept the gameplay fresh and gave us a welcome change from a generic hack n slash genre. For those who crave for a good hack n slash game, this is a must play title for them. Since the content is vast and the game is intriguing that you won't get bored of this game.
Fun for a While Onlythegaminglyfe | June 11, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
Darksiders 2 is a really generic game that gets incredibly boring and repetitive after about 3-4 hours. The gameplay is executed really good but to master it you just have to remember the combos. The sound is mediocre and the graphics are nice. Not recommended unless fan of hack and slash games.
Worth the buyBbozmen | June 10, 2013 | See all Bbozmen's reviews »
Darksiders is a fun game for hacking and slashing. With the variety of killing and doing puzzles it's a nice game which can keep you busy for 20 hours if it isn't more. In the game you can also find certain armor pieces which give you the so-called Abyssal Armor and finding all those pieces will keep you busy for quite some time if you don't know where to look.
The story is not really deep but if you are just like me and like the hacking and the slashing of enemies and doing some epic moves it's the right game for you.
The timing of the combat will leave you disappointedPitchdown | June 2, 2013 | See all Pitchdown's reviews »
I wanted to play Darksiders 2, and thought by playing this game first I'd get caught up in the story. This game is not terrible, but it's also not worth the effort to play through to unlock the story. In essence, the combat doesn't have any sort of rhythm.
As an example, let's say your standard combo is four hits. You connect with the first 2 hits on a single enemy. In the middle of the 3rd hit the enemy start to swing and while you may connect with the 4th hit, so has the enemy. The idea is you're supposed to dynamically dodge at a given notice (to add tension to the combat), but what happens instead is you never feel that "umph" from completing a combo. Instead of slashing through enemies, timing hits and wading through combat, you're just incessantly dodging after striking 2 hits. There's no sense of completion. As a result, the character you are controlling feels disempowered.
While you can get this game on the cheap via a random sale, you will regret putting hours into an otherwise forgettable combat system. Skip this game and go directly to Darksiders 2.
First half great, but second half is tiresome!McDoenerKing | June 1, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »
While the first half is much fun, the second half will get you annoyed. For example the last dungeon will be almost the half of the game with annoying puzzles and reoccuring similiar puzzles. Then you have to go through the whole world again to find some pieces just to get to the final boss.
The combat is great and you can upgrade your combos and skills. The puzzles are nice, but not really challenging. The first boss will get you annoyed, because the controls are just messed up for the fight. Other than this boss I very much enjoyed the boss fights in this game.
I'd say grab it when you want some mindless H&S game with nice graphics.