Darksiders Xbox 360

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 81 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 81
  2. Negative: 0 out of 81
  1. As with many games like this, despite all the complaining I seem to have done, I can still see this enjoying plenty of success. This is either from a simplistic approach appealing to a greater audience, or the legions of Madureira fans being able to ignore the tearing and movement issues. If you allow yourself to become immersed in the story then perhaps you will find more here than I did, but I can’t however, and that’s why Darksiders is more Too Human for me than God of War.
  2. 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.
  3. Ultimately, how much enjoyment you take will depend on whether you fall in love with the cartoonish characters and if you're willing to accept the ridiculous, convoluted plot. Darksiders is well made and passes the time, but it just lacks that 'wow' factor which would elevate it to greatness. There are far too many moments that you'll have seen a hundred times before.
  4. 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.
  5. 70
    The idea behind the franchise has enough merit that it deserves a better effort and it's lamentable that they didn't realize that from the very beginning.
  6. The offspring of Zelda and God Of War can't hold a candle to its parents but it's good fun nonetheless.
  7. It’s a very well crafted video game that entertains far more than it frustrates, and while it borrows heavily from several prestige titles, it weaves their characteristics into a cogent whole that serves Darksiders style, drive and narrative well.
  8. It's an open world that's not open, a Zelda game with no wit or brain power, and a God Of War clone without bite. [Feb 2010, p.122]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 271 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 75
  2. Negative: 3 out of 75
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    OMFG!! This game is by FAR the most UNDERRATED game this gen! Its a **** amazing game.. I dont know why some people hate it, i recommend everyOMFG!! This game is by FAR the most UNDERRATED game this gen! Its a **** amazing game.. I dont know why some people hate it, i recommend every "REAL" gamer to buy this AMAZING MASTERPIECE!!! Full Review »
  2. DonnieS.
    Jan 7, 2010
    10
    A fully realized and superbly presented work of fiction that is captivating as it is explosive. All the pieces pulled from other puzzles, A fully realized and superbly presented work of fiction that is captivating as it is explosive. All the pieces pulled from other puzzles, like it's god of war weapons leveling, were given far more relevance with a sense of investment unrivaled in the action genre. An IP truly worthy of our attention and our cash. Full Review »
  3. TomN
    Jan 16, 2010
    10
    This game is so good, it shocked me. Outstanding art direction, brilliant level design, diverse gameplay styles, deep but easy to learn This game is so good, it shocked me. Outstanding art direction, brilliant level design, diverse gameplay styles, deep but easy to learn combat system, and mature violent post-apocalyptic setting make this a must play. It's definately a Zelda style rpg (not for kids though), but completely unique. It is true that the gameplay feels familiar, but it's the good kind of familiar, like taking your favorite sweater out of the dryer. If you grew up playing Zelda, but are now an adult, you must buy this. Everyone else will have a great ride too. Full Review »