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  • Summary: The Ringed City is the final DLC pack for Dark Souls III. Journey to the world’s end to search for the Ringed City and encounter new lands, new bosses, new enemies with new armor, magic and items. Experience the epic final chapter of a dark world that could only be created by the mind ofThe Ringed City is the final DLC pack for Dark Souls III. Journey to the world’s end to search for the Ringed City and encounter new lands, new bosses, new enemies with new armor, magic and items. Experience the epic final chapter of a dark world that could only be created by the mind of Hidetaka Miyazaki. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Mar 29, 2017
    100
    This is, in my opinion, the culmination of everything that has come before it. Boss design, enemy design, lore, environments, mechanics, it is all pulled from the games that preceded this and it all has its own unique spin. It is truly bittersweet to come to the end of this journey that started in February of 2009, but I can think of no better send off for the series than the one it receives in The Ringed City. This is a perfect piece of DLC to round off a great game and a once-in-a-lifetime franchise. I could not be happier with how everything falls into place at the end of the world, and I would highly recommend the trip to any on the fence about taking it.
  2. 90
    Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City is a worthy finale for this game and the series in general. Taking every trick that they’ve learned over the course of the series and seemingly packing them into one final journey, The Ringed City is sure to please if you’re into the masochistic nature of the series.
  3. Apr 27, 2017
    90
    A great content add-on that takes the best of the basic game and the previous games and adds great new features. The Ringed City excels in design, atmosphere, gameplay, boss fights. In fact, almost in everything that it offers.
  4. Mar 27, 2017
    80
    Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City has found a way to revisit the past without a cheap reliance on nostalgia, wrapping up the story of Dark Souls in a way that will be satisfying for fans who enjoy digging into the rich lore the series has been building for the last few years. But you don’t need an encyclopedic knowledge of the Souls series to appreciate the satisfying twists and turns of this short, but exciting adventure, with its abundance of haunting, secret-filled locales and terrifying boss fights.
  5. Apr 5, 2017
    80
    Because the only way to access the new DLC is to have finished the main game and/or its first expansion, From Software is obviously counting on players to be high level, committed fans, and ready for a final, "ultimate challenge." The Ringed City is exultantly that but at times -- especially in the longer, gauntlet sections -- the game's unrelenting parade of enemies and ways to die becomes unpleasantly fatiguing and a decidedly chore-like experience. Fans of Dark Souls who have come to love the series will appreciate most everything about The Ringed City and the ways in which it represents both the evolution and end of a very important franchise.
  6. Mar 30, 2017
    80
    The Ringed City moves and ends a little too quickly--well before it gets all the mileage it can out of its setting and premises--but that's a small knock against what’s otherwise an exceptional send-off. A well of inspired locales and a renewed focus on the series' obsession with cycles, death and rebirth, and the passage of time, plus a few spectacularly designed and animated foes round out a worthy conclusion to a storied franchise.
  7. Mar 27, 2017
    70
    Dark Souls III is supposed to be the last game in the series for quite some time, and it had an ending that left me very satisfied. So much so that I was apprehensive to play any DLC for fear it might leave an undesirable taste in my mouth. Thanks to The Ringed City that was not the case though. While it is less polished than its counterpart Ashes of Ariandel, it shows a willingness on From Software’s part to innovate until the very end. If you’re the sort of fan that gets lost in item descriptions trying to learn more about the world, then The Ringed City is something you can’t miss.

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Mar 28, 2017
    10
    A streaking ending for the Dark Souls saga that elevated my senses to another plane. I was constantly trying to keep my jaw from falling onA streaking ending for the Dark Souls saga that elevated my senses to another plane. I was constantly trying to keep my jaw from falling on the floor after encountering incredibly designed enemies (from a game-play and aesthetic perspective) and to say the least, breathtaking landscapes. Thank you From Software for ending in the best way possibile this work of art called Dark Souls. Expand
  2. Apr 3, 2017
    10
    A Perfect Cap on a Perfect Game Series.
    The level design - the effects on PVP balance - the creativity of the monsters
    100/100 A+ Great
    A Perfect Cap on a Perfect Game Series.
    The level design - the effects on PVP balance - the creativity of the monsters
    100/100 A+
    Great Work, From. Would love a King's Field Re-Worked from the ground up.
    Maybe included in a Demon's Souls remaster - as the 6th Tombstone.
    A Hunter Can Dream!
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  3. Mar 28, 2017
    10
    The first minutes of the expansion are really good, I enjoyed it a lot. I was all time like WTF! Does monster are so **** cool! Oh.. wait..The first minutes of the expansion are really good, I enjoyed it a lot. I was all time like WTF! Does monster are so **** cool! Oh.. wait.. They're gonna kill me! And then when I kill them another monster spawned. It was insane and I'm having great times with this expansion. This is one of the best DLC I've played ever by far. The bosses are nice and the last one made me cry, just a bit he he. So I recommend to everyone who has played the saga, guys, this is the best end for the game and I'm sure that you're going to love it. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2017
    9
    Everythibg about the DLC is great, bosses, weapons, spells but tbe lack of end game content is depressing. Now that the DS3 support is comingEverythibg about the DLC is great, bosses, weapons, spells but tbe lack of end game content is depressing. Now that the DS3 support is coming to an end the player base will fade away, if they implemented a PVP arena ranking system like in other multiplayer games would not only make PVP more exciting but it would give the game a longer lifespan. Expand
  5. Mar 29, 2017
    9
    A massive improvement to what we had in the first dlc. This is a solid and great send off for the entire dark souls series!!

    I can't say
    A massive improvement to what we had in the first dlc. This is a solid and great send off for the entire dark souls series!!

    I can't say that it's my most favorite expansion for DS but it's one of my top favorites though.
    Pros:
    +Environment/Scenery (Way better than the last one)
    +New Weapons/Spells/Armor etc... (A lot of these I actually like and did use in the DLC)
    +Bosses (Fromsoftware has done it again except for ONE of them)
    +Lore/Conclusion (Solid sendoff)
    +Enemies (Bunch of variety here and all of them are unique)

    Cons
    -Short (The Ringed City looked pretty big at first glance, wished you can see more of it in full glory)
    -----> Placement of Bosses (not expecting them to be THAT close to each other)
    +/- I still am not too fond of the linear part about DS3 but its more of a personal opinion

    Overall great DLC!!!
    Thank you Fromsoftware for DS and giving us a place to praise the sun :D
    Good luck in your future and to those who haven't gotten the DLC, this is a must buy for sure!
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  6. Jul 10, 2017
    8
    Amazing end to such a series. I would've given this a 9 if it weren't for the "hidden boss" and how unfair he is. Other than that, everythingAmazing end to such a series. I would've given this a 9 if it weren't for the "hidden boss" and how unfair he is. Other than that, everything else is fun challenging and is definitely worth playing. Expand
  7. Mar 30, 2017
    0
    This is easily the worst Dark souls dlc of any souls game. Its a annoying tedious mess. Cheap spam is the theme of the DLC. Every bossThis is easily the worst Dark souls dlc of any souls game. Its a annoying tedious mess. Cheap spam is the theme of the DLC. Every boss minus the first one was trash. The majority of the weapons and armor arent worth the hassle to get. Huge huge let down to supposedly end this series. Expand

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