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  • Summary: In Dark Kingdom, players have loyally served the king, yet have reason to believe he is being corrupted by dark forces. Sensing distrust, the king sends some of his military off to quell an uprising in the barbaric borderlands. After returning home, players find the land a horribly changed place. It is revealed that the king is responsible for torturing and killing many innocent people, and now players must battle through forests, caverns, villages and the palace, all the while betraying the king in order to save the kingdom! Players will choose from one of three unique characters and be able to unlock spells and abilities, as well as collect unique weapons, armor and other items throughout the game. Unique physics-based game mechanics will give the heroes of Dark Kingdom the ability to tear through environments and defeat enemies in all-new ways. Knock enemies against walls and watch them bounce to the ground. Smash through crates, pillars and boxes to clear a way through the environment. Or grab NPCs and use them as living, unwilling weapons. Adventure alone or with your friends with a full range of multiplayer support. [SOE] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. To say that Dark Kingdom is the whole package in its class would be an understatement. [Jan. 2007, p.62]
  2. A legend that should have stayed untold. [Feb 2007]
  3. 66
    As with its handheld predecessors, Dark Kingdom is a game that can be enjoyable to hardcore fans of the genre who are willing to overlook its flaws, but probably not to anyone else.
  4. 60
    Granted, the snappy graphics are pretty boss, even in standard definition (and you'll notice a difference if you use an S-Video cable instead of the plain old composites), but that's just not enough to warrant the label next-gen -- not when you've got a machine as powerful as the PS3 flaunting its Cell processor.
  5. The flaws are numerous, even in comparison to other launch games, but if you want to spend a mindless weekend full of fantastical hacking-and-slashing it’s not a terrible choice.
  6. Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom could have got away with some of its shortcomings had it not been on a next-gen console that arrived over a year after its main rival.
  7. The title feels incomplete with its mix of mediocre graphics and pared down gameplay mechanics. Even die hard hack-and-slash fans will be hard pressed to find enjoyment throughout this launch title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Dec 19, 2013
    7
    Nice action game. Not much RPG elements so it's good for someone new to rpg or someone who doesn't want to spend a lot of time customizing. Not much else can be said, it's just a nice game, nothing special, but nothing wrong with it either. Expand
  2. May 24, 2012
    7
    I actually liked UT:DK a lot. Was one of the first PS3 games that I had ever played. Gameplay was fun. Graphics are very colorful and shiny. Character models and enemies are ok looking. The story is kind of dumb doesn't make a lot of sense and the voice acting is by far the worst part of the game. This game is somewhat like Champions of Norrath with better graphics. You can choose from 3 classes a warrior, an assassin-ish type character who duel wields weapons and a mage. I had the most fun playing as a mage. There is slight customization at that you can change the color scheme of the clothes your character is wearing while you are selecting who you want to play as. It's not like it's mind blowing or amazing to do this but it is still something. This is an old hack and slash and in my eyes it's relatively fun. If you don't care about story or epic voice acting and just want to kill enemies it can be an enjoyable experience. It has cooperative so that makes it better. Expand
  3. Jul 20, 2014
    6
    this game is a prime example of mediocrity. anything in this game is mediocre, the graphics, the controls, the rpg elements, the story,the characters, anything. All you really do is griding hordes of enemies. The developers wanted to make you look smart, so they included some extremely easy puzzles, where you really just pull heavy weights on plates, to open gates. that's pretty much the whole game. Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2014
    4
    Just started playing it on most difficult lvl on co-op and not done yet. It does get a bit monotonous and you don't have time in between levels to wander around and level up. The game takes you straight through action in a linear fashion. The game is entertaining enough for me to say I really like it, but my biggest problem throughout is that the view during battle is always obstructed by the trees. That just kills the whole game for me. Although you can use the right toggle to move the camera, it doesn't help; the trees are always blocking your view or some other type of wall. The blocking mechanism doesn't even seem to help as you can just get hit from behind or by a stronger enemy. it's an alright game, but I wouldn't give it much worth as you can get more annoyed by the lack of effort the game makers put into perfecting the gameplay. you also can't use items to restore health anywhere, but you can only spend yellow orbs at a save point to gain health. Expand

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