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  • Summary: Developed by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge andDeveloped by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge and deep RPG gameplay as they search for a way to survive the coming apocalypse. Expand
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 18, 2016
    100
    Regardless of the absolute score, we have some complaints. We would like to have more imagination, courage and new content. DSIII is rather a superb compilation of previous games from the series. If you are a novice, it can be seen as an advantage. [Issue#263]
  2. Apr 10, 2016
    99
    Dark Souls 3 completes the epic trilogy in the best way possible. It manages to be fresh and simultaneously so familiar. So, embrace the darkness and when you emerge victorious you can proudly shout to the heavens: Praise the Sun!
  3. Apr 4, 2016
    94
    Sprawling level design, thrilling combat, and masterful indirect storytelling make Dark Souls 3 the best Dark Souls yet.
  4. Apr 3, 2016
    90
    Despite the odd issues I ran into with the game, be it performance related, or gameplay related (mobs of enemies don’t always make a game harder FromSoftware), Dark Souls 3 is a gargantuan step up from Dark Souls 2 in terms of design...From Software has included a lot for players to mess around with, and between the various armor sets, locations, weapons and enemies to get acquainted with, Dark Souls 3 is one behemoth of a game that could stand at the top of the entire series in terms of quality.
  5. 90
    Devout followers of the Souls series will immediately discover that Dark Souls III is in many respects more of the same, and the majority of them couldn't be happier with that judgment.
  6. May 3, 2016
    85
    In most games there is a simple pleasure of success that accompanies them. The payoff for Dark Souls isn't guaranteed, but goes somewhat deeper than that. It feels a little more like genuine accomplishment, found in small does along the way and promised in large measure when you finally find yourself skilled at this wonderfully unique little corner of the gaming world.
  7. Apr 4, 2016
    70
    Dark Souls III nails much of what made the first two in the series so special, but its world and enemies are unusually drab.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 390
  1. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    Шедевр, обязательно к прохождению всем любителям экшн рпг и впрочем лучше игровое дарк фэнтези.Шедевр, обязательно к прохождению всем любителям экшн рпг и впрочем лучше игровое дарк фэнтези.
  2. Sep 2, 2019
    10
    Game is beautiful. DONT BE AFRAID that game is HARD. It is not that hard. If you are fan of RPGs, souls like games always provide veryGame is beautiful. DONT BE AFRAID that game is HARD. It is not that hard. If you are fan of RPGs, souls like games always provide very interesting gameplay. if you are fan of fighting with classic warrior or mages. Leveling is interesting. A lot of different kind of weapons and skills. It is easier than Bloodborne in my opinion. Lets separate it to two games Main story and DLC + Secret Location. In Main story it is really easy. Every boss was killed from 3-4 try (maybe few more, but rarely). And I play as warrior with shield and sword. For mages it would be easier. Main story is interesting and somehow every area is feeling fresh, even secret location. I used phantoms only twice, on twin princes, cos I wanted to try them and on last boss, because one of endings required them, but I am sure that you can do it without them for few trys. DLC on other hand, was a bit repetetive for me. Bosses in DLC was much harder. All of them was with multiple phases and far too much hp (compared to main story). I dont know is it + or -, but most of the enemies may be killed if you exploit environments. There is some charm in looking how to kill this fat enemy, without touching him and runing around him :). Here challenge for sure is not in grind of useless resources (souls are coming by playing the game, never sitting and farming them, line in new games). Gameplay as well is not related with doing repetitive towers and other not interesting activities. Here gameplay is related with fighting challenges, sometimes hard challenges. One advice for some of you. Souls games always missed one important thing for me: map. Some people like finding secret things around map, but I have played with online maps whole game. I have played bloodborne sole exploring... and feeling wasn't more interesting, but in the end of the game I understand that I missed 1 big location and 1 secret location and many more small locations. This is not fun for me, to miss content and to try to understand where to hit to find secret wall (running and hitting walls is boring imo). You are not losing really a lot if you just check what exist in this game and you dont miss secrets. I am happy that I succeed to pass through all secret locations and see them. Otherwise it is very possible that you will just quickly run through game and wondering, why it was that short. And don't be afraid to ask for help :). With phantoms everything is easier. Good luck ashen one. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    Yes, it is not such a phenomenon as the first one, and, seriously, it can't stand to that masterpiece.
    But still this game just absorbed
    Yes, it is not such a phenomenon as the first one, and, seriously, it can't stand to that masterpiece.
    But still this game just absorbed everything great about Demon Souls, Dark Souls 1&2, Bloodbourne and there is nothing wrong with it, because it's a quintessence of Hidetaka Miyazaki's ingenious creativity.
    The stortelling, characters, foes, gameplay, f*cking legendary atmosphere... Thanks, Hidetaka. I'm sorry that this is the end of those game series. Looking forward for your future creations.
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  4. Jul 8, 2020
    9
    10점 짜리 게임인데 9점을 준 이유는
    딱 하나이다
    아이템에 디아블로2 처럼 옵션주고 랜덤 수집 재미를 줬다면 10점 줬을것이다 그래도 2020년 기준 최고의 액션rpg임에 틀림없다
    10점 짜리 게임인데 9점을 준 이유는
    딱 하나이다
    아이템에 디아블로2 처럼 옵션주고 랜덤 수집 재미를 줬다면 10점 줬을것이다
    그래도 2020년 기준 최고의 액션rpg임에 틀림없다
  5. Sep 18, 2017
    8
    Great story,great variety and graphic.But there are some problems with gameplay and longevity.There are many weapons but so similiar and thisGreat story,great variety and graphic.But there are some problems with gameplay and longevity.There are many weapons but so similiar and this game is not long as dark souls 2 or amazing as dark souls 1 Expand
  6. Mar 15, 2017
    7
    I'm a fan of the series, however, this time Dark Souls 3 didn't deliver. Controls and combat are not as good as Bloodborne. Bosses areI'm a fan of the series, however, this time Dark Souls 3 didn't deliver. Controls and combat are not as good as Bloodborne. Bosses are extremely easy and bland. They have too little freaking HP. It was a good experience when playing on PC with the visuals and smoothness. That's about it. Nothing special nothing new nothing jaw dropping that I would consider it a great/must buy. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2020
    0
    Sobrevalorado y un asqueroso y falta de respeto por para pc... La comunidad más tóxica y pestilente, egocentrista y pesada, la peor queSobrevalorado y un asqueroso y falta de respeto por para pc... La comunidad más tóxica y pestilente, egocentrista y pesada, la peor que conozco y de los peores juegos mal valorado que he visto jamás. Expand

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