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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 HorsemenPenned 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 70
  2. Negative: 4 out of 70
  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 IThis 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. JasonG
    Jan 18, 2010
    10
    This game is absolutely fantastic. I did not know what to expect at first, but being seven hours in, I can honestly say that this is a This game is absolutely fantastic. I did not know what to expect at first, but being seven hours in, I can honestly say that this is a beautiful game with great dungeons that are, in my oppinion, better than any found in the latest Zelda game, and the story is fantastic. HIGHLY recommended. Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2012
    10
    Flawless tale. Awaiting theFlawless tale. Awaiting the sequel.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Expand
  4. PatrickV
    Jan 5, 2010
    9
    i have been playing the game for about an hour and a half now. so far the game's been a lot of fun. the God of War style combat and i have been playing the game for about an hour and a half now. so far the game's been a lot of fun. the God of War style combat and Zelda/Castlevania adventure aspects are great. the designers did a pretty good job of getting these features working well into a single game. unlike others, i like the artistic style of the characters, creatures and the overall look of the level design/environments. my only issue with the game is the camera, especially when u get right up close to an enemy and perform a dash away from them. i find it quite annoying having to constantly "focus" on that enemy again in order to not lose sight of them. i wish the camera was be pulled back a bit more giving the user a better view of the battlefield. this would definitely prevent fewer cheap hits from off screen enemies. overall a pretty good first game from Vigil. Expand
  5. Dave
    Jan 10, 2010
    9
    What a way to start off 2010! Darksiders is a complete work of art. Epic story and backdrop plus the Earth after the catastrophic and What a way to start off 2010! Darksiders is a complete work of art. Epic story and backdrop plus the Earth after the catastrophic and ultimate fall of man during the apocalypse is simply stunning to behold. The Combat at first simple chaining of the square button with R1 to block, soon broadens into a vast array of moves that, with 3 main weapons (each with their own move set) is totally overwhelming, but the pace at which you can learn these moves and advance as your weapons increase in level, gives you time to master each one. Take time to practice chaining combos, it's worth it to watch the action flow beautifully. The array of customisation within the weapons and assorted geare you carry with you, isn't quite RPG level, but more than enough yo keep you engaged. The characters are all very well acted, players of Batman: Arkham Asylum will immediately recognise Mark Hamill (The Joker) as the Watcher, the being bound to you by the charred council to keep War under constant vigilance. He does occasionally help you out with tips, or hold select for a hint from the Watcher if you forget where yo uare supposed to be going during all that exploration. Little can be said of War himself, or indeed his true form, The Chaos Form, a massive Balrog-esque being wreathed in toiling flames! It must be seen ot appreciate the level of detail that has gone into the chracter. As it is with world in which war finds himself, stripped of his powers and facing a world of Demons and armoured Battle Angels all trying to send you to packing with the Chaoseater (war's mighty saber) between your legs. Exploration. Battle. Puzzles. Epic. Epic. EPIC! Expand
  6. ChrisM
    Jan 13, 2010
    8
    Visually stunning with massive enemies & addictive game play, the cut scenes are worth watching, Although the dialogue is at times Visually stunning with massive enemies & addictive game play, the cut scenes are worth watching, Although the dialogue is at times over-the-top dark, Mark hamil provides a welcome dose of comic relief as the Watcher, a wisecracking evil spirit that dwells inside your character to monitor your actions. Most importantly, If you did not like God of War, you will not like this game.As It is indeed essentially a clone of GOW. but for those of you who need a game that will help occupy the agonizing 2 month wait for GOW 3, Darksiders is not only a very well designed Clone, but may indeed be carving it's own successful franchise of their own, And with the epic GOW series coming to a conclusion, The time may have come for Kratos to pass the torch, And I know I am not alone when I say that hope That WAR & Vigil run with the torch & continue to expand on this series. Expand
  7. [anonymous]
    Jan 23, 2010
    0
    there is absolutely nothing original about this game. Every single detail has been taken from some other game. It's got all the there is absolutely nothing original about this game. Every single detail has been taken from some other game. It's got all the trademark items of Legend of Zelda and even has a portal gun. This game has no shame and should be considered an abomination. Expand

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