Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 73 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. Vigil obviously love the classics but the end result is a solid enough game that feels last gen. [Feb 2010, p.72]
  2. Smarter, faster pacing could have made all the difference. When it isn't intentionally hobbled, the combat is spectacular and unique. [Feb 2010, p.88]
  3. The apocalypse could’ve been more.
  4. There's too much repetition, too little excitement, and it all feels like it's been done before. [Feb 2010, p.104]
  5. Darksiders has an engaging story, beautiful visuals and plenty of badass characters, but THQ/Vigil Games' reliance on tired concepts prevent it from being a must buy.
  6. Darksiders fantasy role of becoming an all-powerful dealer of death is an average adventure into another post-apocalyptic landscape. Darksiders has its moments with a great sense of action in its combat system, and some impressive characters for you to slug it out with.
  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.
  8. While Darksiders is an undeniably confident package, it’s a shame the developers have fallen back on a succession of barely disguised facsimiles from proven classics to fill in the mechanics of their game.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 288 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 71
  2. Negative: 4 out of 71
  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 Full Review »
  2. Mar 1, 2011
    8
    This is a game designed by gamers. There is so much to love about Darkisders, the huge bosses, the fun hack and slash, the dark storyline, theThis is a game designed by gamers. There is so much to love about Darkisders, the huge bosses, the fun hack and slash, the dark storyline, the horseman's continually increasing arsenal of weapons and tools, and the game design amongst other things. The downisde however is the somewhat repetitive gameplay, but overall the game is great. Full Review »
  3. CurtisM.
    Jan 7, 2010
    10
    This was just an amazing game to play through. For Vigils first game ever they achieved what few well established developers have and This was just an amazing game to play through. For Vigils first game ever they achieved what few well established developers have and that's a brilliant blend of action/adventure and puzzle solving. Full Review »