• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2008
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
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  1. Feb 19, 2020
    7
    After initially having a negative review of the game, I started over and got used to the controls with the arcade mode. The arcade mode is entirely too short for being on normal, but the controls are actually pretty easy to pick up after a little bit of practice. The story mode is a little hard to follow as someone who doesn’t know the story of Bleach already, but it’s at least simpleAfter initially having a negative review of the game, I started over and got used to the controls with the arcade mode. The arcade mode is entirely too short for being on normal, but the controls are actually pretty easy to pick up after a little bit of practice. The story mode is a little hard to follow as someone who doesn’t know the story of Bleach already, but it’s at least simple enough for me not to be completely lost. Expand

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15
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#58 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. It’s still one of the best fighting games on the DS. While that might not be saying much in that context, it’s still got plenty going for it.
  2. Nintendo Power
    85
    The action-game geniuses at Treasure have managed to make the game both accessible and challenging and add enough story, Spirit Cards, and characters to justify this sequel. [Nov 2008, p.100]
  3. 85
    Bleach: Dark Souls may feel late to the party for those of you that import, or keep a keen eye on the Japanese gaming scene (even if you don't directly participate), but despite the gigantic gap between Bleach Japanese and US releases, there's still no denying that Dark Souls is one of the best pocket fighters out there, and a seriously impressive package on DS.