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  • Summary: Embark upon an epic dark fantasy in a universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design - full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets - and uncover its deeply rooted lore.

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 19, 2018
    100
    At the end of the day this is the perfect way to play Dark Souls. If you are a new player, the game will still be just as challenging but it will look and feel like a much more modern game. If you are a veteran, this is a beautiful nostalgia filled trip through my personal favorite game of the 360/PS3 era.
  2. May 27, 2018
    90
    While bare-bones on the surface, Dark Souls Remastered is one of the best games of the last 20 years running better than it ever has. New players will find all of the mood, challenge, and tension of the original, and returning vets are given beefier online options and minor tweaks to small details. More importantly, it keeps one of the medium’s best games easily accessible and readily available.
  3. Jul 18, 2018
    85
    Remastered edition is mostly made for new players, but it is still Dark Souls, one of the best action RPG-s in history.
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    82
    Whatever score I tack onto the end of this will struggle to capture the proper essence of what must be the purest Souls experience you can find on modern consoles. Bloodborne feels fundamentally different, while Dark Souls III carries all the improvements and changes that have been made to the franchise up to this point. Dark Souls Remastered is a shined-up version of the series, in essence, a pure delivery of exquisite suffering and sublime reward with a stable frame-rate and functional lighting. From a technical perspective, I can’t recommend this game enough.
  5. Jun 23, 2018
    80
    This Dark Souls Remastered targets people who played the original game on console, or the ones who never played it before. It’s still one of a kind game, but this remastered version is definitely too lazy.
  6. May 25, 2018
    80
    Dark Souls Remastered is a good reminder how far we’ve come in the last seven years. This is almost all nostalgia, with the potential to grab newer players and show them where the series more or less started. It’s beginning to feel a little dated, with adjustments to combat and movement from newer games not being implemented, but there’s still the sense of overwhelming gratification when playing, not to mention intense strategy.
  7. 60
    Dark Souls: Remastered can almost barely be considered a remastered title for PC gamers and, while it provides some increase in graphics and quality of life improvements, these additions are largely negligible unless you’re a dedicated multiplayer fan. Despite this fact, Dark Souls is still an amazing game that is worth playing through more than once, and there’s a lot here for gamers who’ve never played through the first title in the Souls series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 57
  2. Negative: 20 out of 57
  1. May 25, 2018
    10
    Much better to play this one, than original port even with all fixes. Praise the Sun!
  2. Mar 9, 2020
    10
    I didn't play this real time video game much, well I did play it a little, I beat the first boss, but not the second boss.

    Currently I am
    I didn't play this real time video game much, well I did play it a little, I beat the first boss, but not the second boss.

    Currently I am stuck on the second boss right now and I cannot make a progress until I beat the second boss of this real time video game.

    From my experience I just can say that this real time video game is definitely one of the hardest and most difficult real time video games without easy mode, so shame.

    Maybe this is good that this real time video game doesn't have an easy mode, because this way you both have to learn how to play better and get better in real time video gaming in order to continue playing this real time video game. Otherwise you are just stuck forever.

    I don't care that I am stuck on the second boss, because for me, this real time video game is still very fun to play and for me this what makes this real time video game so good.

    All games that I consider bad are games that are too boring.

    Personally I cannot play any game that is too boring, even if the game is extremely easy and I can finish it very easily without any effort.
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  3. Apr 26, 2020
    9
    I hated Dark Souls III for months because of it's uninspired gameplay and that its a sequel to a game that didn't need a sequel in the firstI hated Dark Souls III for months because of it's uninspired gameplay and that its a sequel to a game that didn't need a sequel in the first place. I hated that the only way to play was being naked because the third installment is completely based on rolling. The diversity in gear and weapons didn't matter because there was only one way to play. Rolling.

    I won't lie, I was worried when I got into Dark Souls Remastered. I thought it would be just like the third game, but I was pleasantly surprised when I found out just how slow Dark Souls 1 is. Shield is way more reliable. Poise matters for once. As opposed to the third game where all you could do was roll naked with a light weapon, in the first installment you can do whatever you want. You can be a mage no problem. You can be an archer no problem. My favorite is wearing the heaviest armor in the game and attacking with Zweihander (hands down the sickest sword in the game). There are so many playstyles and the world is huge and interconnected. You can go essentially anywhere in the game. You can't fasttravel, but no matter where you go there will be a shortcut to firelink shrine which is essentially a hub area. There are tons of bosses and tons of characters. There are so many questlines you can start and finish and there's even tons of lore if you care. The combat is really nice too although Dark Souls is not known for it's combat.

    FYI: The reason the game got mixed reviews is because its a lazy overpriced remaster, but in my opinion it's worth it. Original DS1 constantly lags and that is even with DSfix. If you don't play with DSfix the game will essentially be unplayable. Also the original did not have keyboard prompts or borderless windowed, which the remaster has. Although the price is a bit high I think it's worth it all in all.

    Also, Dark Souls isn't as hard as people say. Dark Souls 1 is mostly just fun.
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  4. May 27, 2019
    7
    One of the best games of all time in 60fps and without frame drops. Is it a rip off? Yep, maybe. Is it still fun? **** yes. So if you okayOne of the best games of all time in 60fps and without frame drops. Is it a rip off? Yep, maybe. Is it still fun? **** yes. So if you okay with them making almost no changes to game except its performance and stability then buy it. If you don´t like it, then don´t buy it and go cry somewhere else. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2019
    5
    Nostalgia and all but my god did they go full lazy on this one.. This disgrace of a game shouldn't exist.. It's bad because there is not aNostalgia and all but my god did they go full lazy on this one.. This disgrace of a game shouldn't exist.. It's bad because there is not a single difference between this and the original release, there are only 2 that I found.. You can tp to a certain bonfire in the dlc and there are many bugs.. A couple of minutes ago.. Moonlight butterfly just went away from the boss fight and I was stuck there!!!! Very good From...

    Just play DkS3, it's faster and better
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  6. Nov 24, 2018
    1
    The game would be a 9/10 aside from the handful of awful buggy experiences steadily paced throughout the game.

    1. Anor Londo silver archers
    The game would be a 9/10 aside from the handful of awful buggy experiences steadily paced throughout the game.

    1. Anor Londo silver archers
    2. Catacombs wheel skeletons
    3. Bed of Chaos!

    This kindof stuff is unforgivable in modern gaming. There's no excuse to have excruciating buggy instant fall death experiences requiring lengthy runback in 2018. If you remaster a game, you should fix the god-awful **** It's such a shame that a fantastic game is riddled with these brutally dumb experiences. 1/10 for colossally moronic decision making to keep these things in. Just get gud right? Thanks for a great game with scatted garbage that 99% of players will find a bad time.
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  7. Mar 24, 2020
    0
    They didn't remaster s***. Then forced everyone off the old game. They also ruined the chances of us ever getting a proper remaster of THEThey didn't remaster s***. Then forced everyone off the old game. They also ruined the chances of us ever getting a proper remaster of THE GREATEST GAME EVER MADE. The original is a masterpiece but had technical and graphical issues that stemmed from a low budget and the fact that it was made 10 years ago, none of which were touched in this. Expand

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