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  • Summary: Penned by legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira (X-Men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimates), Darksiders is set in a Post-Apocalyptic demon-ravaged world where evil forces have prematurely brought about the end of the time. Originally sent to oversee the destruction of Earth, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have been betrayed by their master, stripped of their powers and cast down to Earth. Players take on the role of WAR -- the first of the Four Horsemen -- as he embarks on a brutal quest of vengeance and revenge against the forces that betrayed him with the help of his phantom steed RUIN. The first title from new THQ studio Vigil Games, Darksiders: Wrath of War features open-world exploration, a deep combat system and a huge arsenal of modern and mythical weapons. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 65 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. If ever there was a pure gamer’s game, Darksiders is it.
  2. An excellent platforming hack'n'slash title that pits the best elements of some of our favourite games against the forces of Hell during the apocalypse. An epic title that is well polished and well implemented, even if the game mechanics feel a bit familiar at times.
  3. Although the combat can get repetitive, and Darksiders has adopted a tried and tested format, the story, style, and atmosphere make playing through Armageddon a unique and involving experience.
  4. Darksiders has set 2010 off to a running start. With gory hack-and-slash action, challenging dungeon puzzles, an intriguing (albeit sometimes annoying) guardian demon, gorgeous scenery and a story that begins with killing mankind, you get a little bit of everything.
  5. It'll test your patience, but persevere and your sense of self-satisfaction will swell. [Jan 2009, p.64]
  6. THQ's Darksiders may not be the most original game, however it works by giving the player a fun gaming experience that attempts to be clever at certain times and actually succeeds.
  7. By stitching together successful ideas of the last decade, Vigil Games created a bulky, unfriendly Frankenstein monster, and failed to breathe life into it.

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  1. Positive: 57 out of 67
  2. Negative: 3 out of 67
  1. Sep 20, 2010
    10
    This gem is hands down one of the most underrated games in a while. The reviews are pretty good across the board but I am the only person I know that bought this game. To me this game is the ultimate gamerâ Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2012
    10
    MOST UNDERRATED GAME EVER!!!!!!

    One of the BEST games ever.. Simply AMAZING! The story is really, the characters are really likeable, and
    the game is FUN,, i recommend this game to EVERYONE! Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2012
    10
    The more one plays this game, the more they will realize that it is a molding of games that were fantastic on their own, and in turn make this game fantastic. Most notable influences are games like Zelda, Devil May Cry, and God of War. The game is extremely fun and addicting, with amazing visuals. The game never gets boring; each boss killed yields a new awesome execution kill move that you've never seen before. I literally said "Holy **** out loud every time War completely obliterated something. There are only a couple of very small things I found wrong with this game, but they are minute and don't negatively affect gameplay. Amazing game, must-play. Expand
  4. FiZ
    Aug 22, 2010
    8
    It's true, this game takes a lot of cues from Zelda, and every other action/RPG(ish) kind of game out there. But I still enjoy Darksiders because it does it well. I especially like the fact that I've found uses for all the weapons in the game instead of just relying on one or two attacks. If I had to list any complaints, it would be that the story gets pretty slow in the middle. But otherwise, great design, combat and puzzles. Expand
  5. Jun 2, 2011
    8
    i like this game quite a bit. even though the only thing unique about this gmae is the story i enjoy playing through this and the only thing i see people complaining about is the fact that it does not have any origanality but i for one dont care because it is taking the good parts of the games it copies and puts them all together into one nice little package. the graphics are pretty good and i love the character design and every time i saw a new character or monster i had to say to myself "Wow" because the artists that made this game put alot of care into designing this game. the puzzles are very good as well because they are not all easy and they are just hard enough to get you frustrated but when you finnaly do it you feel a sense of accomplishment. really the only problems i had with this game were the stale voice acting and the linear story. the voice acting is not very good in this game due to the fact that it is very stale they are always talking about the journey ahead and putting just a little comedy in there once and a while can never hurt. the game is way too linear but it does not diminish the fact that it is a good game but dont fool yourself into thinking that you have any control over the story in any way because it is just basicly a straight line from start to finish with obvious structures and walls that pop up behind you to keep you going in the right direction. this game is a must have for all gamers and is very easy to pick up and play and i cant recomend it enough Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2012
    7
    This game is a lot of fun. Only lacks originality because it's a copy of what is the Zelda and God of War combined. And both of these (especially Zelda) are way better. Never the less it's fun to play. Money and time well spent in my opinion. Expand
  7. Jun 10, 2012
    3
    This has to be one of the most overhyped games of recent times. Combat is restricted to one button, with a minimum amount of combos achieved by pressing square (or x) one, two, three or four times. Enemies are extremely repetitive and boss fights completely unspectacular. The main character War is lacking personality and the environment is both graphically poor and not fun to traverse. The only redeeming quality of this game is the somewhat enjoyable story, but it is not enough to warrant a purchase, let alone a rent. Expand

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