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  • Summary: The time for the great Apocalypse of legend has come in Darksiders as you take on the role of War, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and rain judgment and destruction down upon the Earth. However, not all is as it seems when you discover that you and your fellow Horsemen have been implicated for the premature destruction of Earth and are swept up in a conspiracy between the forces of Heaven and Hell. Banished and stripped of your powers, embark on an epic quest of revenge and redemption as you battle angels and demons to restore your awesome abilities and seek out who betrayed you. Expand
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  1. The PC version of Darksiders proves to be as good as (and possibly even better than) its console counterpart. The brilliant action-platform formula is in fact a winning one, that surely makes Vigil Games' work worth a close look. Considering the lack of action titles on PC, it's a must-have for all those looking for console gameplay on a personal computer.
  2. My feelings towards Darksiders haven't changed a lot since its original release back in January and I'm not hesitating to recommend it despite its technical nitpicks. PC gamers (considering you have a powerful system) have no right to skip this one, it's worth your time and your money.
  3. It is, however, a polished, entertaining product and while not a gaming milestone by any means, it represents a solid example of an AAA title, which delivers exactly what it promised.
  4. Darksiders can only be recommended, because it's one of the best hack'n'slay games on the PC. Period.
  5. So even though Darksiders isn't remotely innovative and is unabashedly a console port, it does have an entertaining story to tell, fun gameplay, and decent graphics.
  6. Darksiders doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it learns from many of the greatest references in videogames to make gamers live a clever, epic and violent experience.
  7. Dec 25, 2010
    Not the most innovative of games, but give Darksiders a go and you'll most likely be pleasantly surprised. [Issue#246, p.106]

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  1. Negative: 15 out of 125
  1. Oct 2, 2010
    This is a fantastic game. I was expecting a cheap God of War Clone, but it's far better than that. For one thing the Horseman War is far more interesting a character than Kratos, whose one-note vengeance act is wearing pretty thin. Great atmosphere, fun combat, very creative puzzles, and some of the best creature design ever. It's a long game with tons of bosses, and they're all awesome looking. New elements are constantly introduced to keep it fresh--grappling hook, horseback combat, and even some Portal dynamics near the end. The biggest criticism is that Darksiders doesn't do anything new, but combining all these great elements from other games so successfully IS something new. Expand
  2. Aug 16, 2014
    I give this game a score of 10 because this game does what a video game should do: Entertain you and make you escape in a "different world".

    I am a 30 years old game who played through console in his childhood and played mostly RTS(Starcraft, Warcraft III, Company of Heroes, Dawn of War). I haven't played lot of third person slash / shooter except maybe Legacy of Kain on PS2. I like about every game type except MMO, who are IMO, time-killers, might as well get a lobotomy and sit on a chair on IV's.

    I have played this game on PC for around 36 hours(with a Logitech Gamepad, who plays that with a mouse and keyboard? that is plain stupid i.e.: all the bad reviews), the controls are very intuitive and simple and I haven't finished the game yet. The puzzles are fairly challenging without being impossible, yes I had to use youtube a few times where my patience was running thin. I play this game just to relax and switch off, this game will not drive you nuts and is actually entertaining, also there is no "grinding" whatsoever so people with a a life will enjoy it (if you have no life you will probably chew through it in a few days; I have been there once upon a time).

    Pros: Good storyline, fantastic arts(as the attention to details in the background and the overall world), very entertaining. Joe Madureira is a fantastic graphist and that shows. You will get immersed in this universe of desolation. This game reminds me of a 3D version of Zelda a link to the past, you have to use your tools in order to get through dungeons and puzzles, you can upgrade your life, your wrath and your armor aquire a very few items but still you need to find those secret chests. The combat is fairly simple but I am not a hack and slash player (not even remotely). To get through this game you actually have to observe and think about what you're doing( not just slash through and "go up in levels"). The boss are reasonably do-able on a first fight, if you take the time to check the environment and the boss itself you will find its weakness.

    Cons: No replayability, no "leveling up" and super super dupa-omni boss (who drops "epic" nice looking armor to show to your "virtual friends") to kill after grinding and leveling for 200 hours(i.e. wasting your time / life). For me it's a pro, but it seems to be a "con" if we look at the popularity of MMO RPG.
  3. Aug 12, 2012
    Darksiders is a game that kept me wholly entertained throughout it's 26 hour campaign. (30hours with all the collectables). It borrows gameplay elements from the likes of Zelda and Metroid and utilizes them well. The combat is fluid, raw, and very entertaining. The story is well constructed and the characters are believable and interesting. The game looks quite beautiful in full 1080p and the art design fits the game well. I really have nothing bad to say about Darksiders other than I wish it was even longer. I cannot wait for Darksiders II. If you haven't played this one yet, you're really missing out. Expand
  4. Oct 9, 2012
    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. Expand
  5. Apr 22, 2012
    As far as i can say it's an awesome game, it has the style as Devil May Cry, a fantastic story, full of epic moments ! I would recommend this game to anyone, and if is in sale...don't waste time thinking about ! Just get it ! Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2012
    Great game BUT you NEED a controller. Keyboard control is HORRIBLE. I really don't know what they where thinking when making it... You can save EVERYWHERE for the people complaining about the way point... PRESS start. look bottom of the screen. You see Data? Click on it, you can save and load from there.

    The story is cool, music too (they give you the soundtrack when you bought the game FINALLY a company who really think buying a game = buying the soundtrack too). Combat can be sometime repetitive and sometime you see they made the game longer with annoying things like=OH there is a door to open but 3 locks. To open one lock, you have to play for like 30-45 min.

    Anyway if you see this game on steam sales and you were thinking about buying it before. GET IT.
    P.S. i got this game free when i pre order: Space Marine
  7. Sep 24, 2011
    Played this expecting something worth my time but I was wrong. Boring linear game play, and almost no character progression, not exactly a recipe for a winner. I wasn't able to play much of it which that in itself says it all. I know some people will say, "how do you know if you didn't even play all the way through." and to that I say, you don't have yourself locked into torturous human experimentation lab on the off chance that you might get a lollipop when you leave. Expand

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