Average User Score: 8.0Aug 19, 2012Absolutely one of the best games of 2012. I've been working my way through this game for nearly three days now, and I have yet to become bored during my adventuring. Comparably, Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalur grew increasingly tedious during their playthroughs, where as Darksiders 2 managers to provide a great combat/quests/platforming/looting/puzzles all in one amazing package. The scope of Darksiders 2 is miles and miles (literally) above the first game. The linear gameplay of the original title has been significantly broadened this time around and comes off feeling almost like a separate series entirely. A lot of reviews compare elements of this game to other well-known francises, and it's true that Darksiders 2 is pretty much the Frankenstein of the action-adventure RPG, and more often than not, this is a very good thing. The combat system feels like God of War mixed with a bit of Devil May Cry, the puzzles and some of the environments feel influenced by The Legend of Zelda series, the loot system seems pulled from Diablo/Torchlight, and the platforming plays out like a Prince of Persia title. 95% of the time it mixes amazingly well. This game will keep you busy for a very long time (at least 40 hours for the main story, more hours can be spent on the various sidequests and gathering all the collectibles), and I am already planning on replaying it on the Apocalyptic setting for extra replay value. I don't generally drop $60 on a title that I'm not 100% sure about, but Darksiders 2 has honestly given me more bang for my buck than almost any other game this year.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Aug 15, 2012Cantonese-flavored GTA. Great open world action game, with heavy emphasis on the action. The story is actually executed pretty well, full of gore and grit and has plenty of shocking moments throughout gameplay. "HOLY S***! Did I just slam that guy's face down on a buzzsaw?!" You definitely want to experience this game.
I was able to complete the game and score half of the achievements in a one night's rental from Redbox. I would highly suggest renting this title or waiting for the price to drop (which is most certainly will), because realistically you can only milk about 30 hours max out of this exclusively single-player game.… Expand