Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King Image
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Crown of the Old Iron King features an entirely different world within the Dark Souls II universe where players will venture into a massive tower swamped by black mist where flames, smoke and sorcery sadistically lurk.

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Autoplay On Off
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 5, 2014
    90
    A confident step up from the already impressive first part and a tantalising taste of what's still to come. [Nov 2014, p.90]
  2. Aug 26, 2014
    85
    The second Crown hunt on this three-part DLC for Dark Souls II take us into a Tower of doom, death and fire. There's nothing new under the sun -the puzzles where in the first DLC-, but this vision of the descent to Hell is certainly demanding, and with rewards if we're curious and explore a little. And if we survive to this big fat kill massacre that we enjoyed so much.
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    80
    A brisk and challenging chapter, Crown of the Old Iron King's strength is in its unique setting and the difference in tone and ambiance this brings.
  4. 80
    Even though the Old Iron King's gameplay twist isn't as meaningful as the one in the first DLC, and one of the bosses a mere copy, this is still a restless, disturbing march into the deepest of depths.
  5. Aug 27, 2014
    80
    The settings of Crown of the Old Iron King are both fantastical and relatable, but nowhere near practical. Gigantic suits of armor hang inexplicably under elevator platforms, hinting that humans10 times normal size once protected Drangleic.
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    75
    Crown of the Iron King didn't blow me away, but it's a very nice zone that feels like a natural extension of Dark Souls II, and it's meaty enough to feel like a real DLC and not just a bonus area.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 30, 2014
    9
    If you liked the first DLC, than you'll love this one.
    It has more of that great level design the other DLC had, but also more weapons and
    If you liked the first DLC, than you'll love this one.
    It has more of that great level design the other DLC had, but also more weapons and armor this time which is nice.
    The two new bosses are awesome, and quite a challenge.
    Big enough to feel like real DLC, but I still wish these Crown chapters were bigger/longer.
    Highly recommended.
    Expand
  2. Sep 2, 2014
    7
    Enjoyable but a marked step down from the first DLC. The scope for exploration is fun however the boss fights are pathetic to say the least.Enjoyable but a marked step down from the first DLC. The scope for exploration is fun however the boss fights are pathetic to say the least. This DLC is based around close quarters combat and corridor fighting, so if that is your preference it will suit you. However there is very little atmosphere, mystery and dynamic design when compared to the first DLC. This is essentially the Old Iron Keep again, with 3 terrible bosses. I didn't feel like it justified my $14 this time round. Expand