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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
    80
    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 124
  1. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    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. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    One of the greatest hack slash games on PC.The artwork in the game is absolutely gorgeous and very detailed.The puzzles are brilliant the gameplay is terrific.Item collection involves a lot of backtracking which will leave you well satisfied and intrigued at the same time giving you a feeling of nostalgia .The variety of Boss battles are amazing.Just remembers to play the game with "sweet FX" and adjust the brightness and contrast levels. Expand
  3. Aug 4, 2012
    10
    THIS GAME IS AWESOME !! There is fantastic graphic, epic story and epic bosses. Fighting is rewarding, models of monsters are pretty. What more could you want ? Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2014
    8
    As an old God of War fan I couldn't resist trying Darksiders. And I am far from disapointed. Game really makes you want to play it for hours. That's mainly becouse of the "Half-Lifish" idea of giving you new mechanics every next chapter, so that you don't stuck to doing the same thing on and on. As a slasher it really does grate in terms of... well... slashing. Killing enemies is rewarding, and finishers feel really good, even though the secondary weapons weren't really comfortable in use, and made me use only that huge sword. But that's not the last of "it-could-have-been-done-better". Some of the ranged weapons became useless after half an hour of having them in the inventory, and War's horse felt balky. Anyways the storyline and fun Darksiders gave me make me want to go, try the sequel. I'm actually on my way to do that, and I hope it got away from it's predecessor's flaws. Expand
  5. Apr 22, 2012
    8
    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. Dec 24, 2010
    7
    Overall this game a well done Xbox 360 port. The controllers for the PC are atrocious and the game is obviously much better suited to be played on a Xbox controller for windows. Overall the story offers a linear progression, with additional goodies being added with each phase of the game, giving you the ability to backtrack to previously visited areas to see if you missed anything. While you have the ability to backtrack if you wish (with some scaled baddies to fight in the area), it just seems like a one play wonder. I personally played it through once and then moved on. Worth the asking price of $40? I personally don't think so. It is a game that is more attune to a $20 price tag. Expand
  7. Sep 24, 2011
    0
    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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