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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 beenThe 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. Darksiders looks great on PC, thanks to the greater resolution and the lack of tearing. The game itself comes with excellent graphics and nice artistic direction, but its strength lies in its gameplay: War faces hundreds of different enemies, using many different weapons, and there are plenty of puzzles to be solved in each level. Definitely a fantastic action/adventure game, an exercise in game design that can't leave you indifferent.
  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. If you missed Darksiders the first time or if you just stick only to PC gaming, then this one's worth a shot.
  6. It's a shame there was no bonus content to justify the eight-month long wait, but the excellent core game is kept intact, and is sure to entertain PC gamers, assuming they have a gamepad to play the game comfortably.
  7. PC Format
    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 136
  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 moreThis 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. Jul 17, 2012
    10
    I wasn0t sure if I should buy this game first. I'm not that much of an action-gamer. Bought it cheap anyways and was amazed how much fun II wasn0t sure if I should buy this game first. I'm not that much of an action-gamer. Bought it cheap anyways and was amazed how much fun I had. Darksiders opened a compelte new world of games for me - thanks alot for that. Expand
  3. Oct 3, 2010
    9
    Absolutely amazing game, great story, plenty of "baddies" to kill and an absolutely kick a$$ character to play as. Very dark atmosphere helpsAbsolutely amazing game, great story, plenty of "baddies" to kill and an absolutely kick a$$ character to play as. Very dark atmosphere helps to fill the game with a sense of over looming peril and helps to pull you even more into the game.

    A must have for any hack and slash fan alike!
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  4. Sep 8, 2015
    8
    I grade the game with an 8 because Darksiders is a Green Color Score Game, but the real score is a 7.

    Game is a 7. I found the game
    I grade the game with an 8 because Darksiders is a Green Color Score Game, but the real score is a 7.

    Game is a 7.

    I found the game very-very easy. If you use dash and stone skin you will kick-asses all the game, I lose only 1 heal bar vs The Destroyer-Abbadon in Apocalypsis (only lose the bar because I suck in "pressing bottons mini-games").

    Well, I use two post-procesing forced into the game: FXAA (max quality) and morphological filtering, force AA edge dected (multisample) at 8qX (that is 16x in nVidias) and Texture Ultra quality (with AMD optimacer). V-Sync at 58 frames (you know, new patch in Catalys AMD allow you to fix V-sync frames to a minimun of 55 and a maximun of 95).

    Doing this the game improve a lot. GRAPICS AND EFFECT AT MAMMOTH LVLS. Really impressive the good optimization of this game, a 2010 game support so hard-core high-end set up is impressive.

    Most of the game is not fight at all. Puzzles are stupidly easy and they only made you lose a lot of time (and fun).

    Maybe people said this game is hard because they tried to block in fights (there is a small dealy in blocks) so you have to be very, very acuarate and wait the exact moment, or just dash an hit. I calculate that for every counter I can made 4 slash. Just dash and slash :D. Very easy game. (Yeah, I have the madman trophy in the Witcher II, so this is a chesse eating game).

    Solid 7 game:
    Grapics: 7 (with forces AA improve to a 10, for 2010 standars)
    Sounds: 7
    Fun lvl: 7
    Difficult: 1
    Puzzle solve: -1000 (very boring part of the game, at least 10 hours of the game is solving puzzles)
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  5. Mar 6, 2012
    8
    Before I even played the game I knew that I would enjoy it. It is rare for a game to do something like this because of something calledBefore I even played the game I knew that I would enjoy it. It is rare for a game to do something like this because of something called "story" which is something a lot of people tend to not care about anymore these days. For those of you who don't know and have been missing out, story is this fascinating thing that makes games more than just fun, but entertaining and involving. While playing the game I felt myself driven to keep going not only because the combat was exciting and enjoyable to watch (which it was) and not to just unlock all the items and powers (which are all fun in their own right) but because I wanted to know what happens to War! Its brilliant, and more games need it. In my opinion even games that are poorly executed should have one of these two features: A unique and interesting story that makes you WANT to know what happens next, just like a good book. And if it doesn't have that then it should allow you to make that story for yourself. And Darksiders does that first one to a well polished shine. As far as gameplay goes that's really where the score of 8 is coming from. Its fun and wonderful to watch but button mashing is really all you need followed by a good dodge every now and then, puzzles are well and good but we've all seen puzzles before. However what isn't really a strong argument is the keymapping. Which yes DEFAULT keymapping is awkward, but surprise guys, you have the power to change all that which I did, and I was able to set it up to where it wasn't awkward anymore; amazing how the ability to change the keymapping can fix crappy key configurations. You'll get your money's worth and more, pick it up and enjoy. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2010
    7
    Spectacular! Graphics, music, sound effects, design, levels, monsters, characters. Everything is made extremely well and combined tight andSpectacular! Graphics, music, sound effects, design, levels, monsters, characters. Everything is made extremely well and combined tight and solid. Nice and original setting, non-repetitive gameplay, a lot of combat, simple yet fun puzzles, awesome voices and dialogs. I just can't stop playing. And there are not too many good slashers on PC. Worth every cent. 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 aPlayed 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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