Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 29, 2012
    It's a tightly wound adventure well worth setting aside time for, backed up by a multiplayer angle that will have greater staying power.
  2. 90
    Artorias is for hardcore players only, but anyone still playing Dark Souls at this point easily meets that requirement. It's a fantastic addition to an already great game, and a no-brainer purchase for anyone still under Dark Souls' spell.
  3. Oct 29, 2012
    The definitive version of one of the best video games of the last 10 years, as well as a perfect example of downloadable content done right.
  4. 90
    Artorias of the Abyss successfully revitalizes your initial wonder through Dark Souls' world, and for that it's worth every Microsoft Point.
  5. Oct 25, 2012
    If you're a Dark Souls fan, you need to buy this right away. If you're a casual fan who sounds like they're frustrated by the mere premise of accessing this content, you should probably back away now.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 20, 2012
    I thought this was a little disappointing. I am a huge Dark Souls fan and I was waiting for this DLC with more excitement than most retail games. I bought it day one and jumped straight back on. Problem is, I jumped straight back off again too. The DLC is extremely short for people who have mastered Dark Souls already, I completed it in around 3-5 hours (or something?) It's is quality DLC for the most part with new interesting area's and extremely cool bosses, but for the £10 price tag it just isn't enough. The PVP area is a little underwhelming and it seems like a bit of a missed opportunity. Overall I thought this would bring new life to a game I had already spent a ridiculously long play time on, but really it was a short lived adventure that I can really on recommend to people who have recently completed Dark Souls. As for the rest of us, you'll burn through it in no time, and I'd recommend it still but at a discounted price. Full Review »
  2. Oct 26, 2012
    Artorias of the Abyss is great a DLC. The new areas are interesting and the bosses are really challenging. Although I'm not a PvP person, I enjoyed the new PvP arena too. The only flaw in my opinion is the lack of new achievements. Full Review »
  3. Nov 14, 2012
    This is one of the best add on´s yo can buy if you are a fan of dark souls, This DLC feature new areas, enemies and some kick-ass weapons, armors and epic boss fight it´s and you will discover what the abyss is and meet some characters that are constantly mention in game dialogs.
    I´ll give it a solid 10 but there is a problem with this DLC I think it comes with a bug that freeze the game in the loading screen when you die and are about to revive, it´s really annoying, it doesn't happen so often but it happens.
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