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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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Score distribution:
  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: 72 out of 585
  1. 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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  2. Apr 17, 2022
    10
    Finish the game around 30hrs offline(online ng+ 16hrs) the game does not registered achievements and hours played offline.
  3. May 4, 2022
    10
    love this game i'm yet to play the dlc but i can say with my whole heart that this is a great game and if you love dark souls or elden ringlove this game i'm yet to play the dlc but i can say with my whole heart that this is a great game and if you love dark souls or elden ring you should play this game, its a fun yet hard challenge Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2020
    9
    Was not expecting to get as engrossed in the game as I did. After spending 2 hours on abyss watchers on my first play-through, I was startingWas not expecting to get as engrossed in the game as I did. After spending 2 hours on abyss watchers on my first play-through, I was starting to regret picking this game up. I then made a new character and this time carefully traversed through each area, making sure to explore everything. This game ended up being one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences I've played in a while. Expand
  5. May 21, 2016
    9
    It really just continues from where the first two games left off. Everything is quite familiar and while for the most part that is fantasticIt really just continues from where the first two games left off. Everything is quite familiar and while for the most part that is fantastic and still makes this an absolutely brilliant game, the feeling of been here done that comes up from time to time. Still if you enjoyed the first two definitely play it. Expand
  6. Oct 16, 2018
    8
    Amazing Game, From Software is seriously improving and changing the gameplay style for each game they release. I think the company did anAmazing Game, From Software is seriously improving and changing the gameplay style for each game they release. I think the company did an amazing job with everything from the environmental and character design to the gameplay mechanics. New players can experience a unique video game with a different style than most games out there, while old players have an amazing new world to explore including secrets and lore. the only negative I could say about the game are the few bosses that are way too easy and not challenging enough. Meanwhile, some areas of the games feel super obnoxious (not challenging) which makes the player want to run through the entire area as fast as possible. Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2021
    0
    Я хотел перенести сохранения со своего старого компьютера на новый, и меня забанили, за такое предательство ставлю игре 0.Я хотел перенести сохранения со своего старого компьютера на новый, и меня забанили, за такое предательство ставлю игре 0.

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