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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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Score distribution:
  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: 15 out of 35
  2. Negative: 16 out of 35
  1. Jun 11, 2018
    10
    sorry guys they gave me just what i wanted. y wont qualify less than 10 to the best game ever. sorry not sorry
  2. Nov 25, 2018
    10
    Отличный шанс окунуться в эту великолепную атмосферу для тех, кто пропустил в своё время оригинал.Отличный шанс окунуться в эту великолепную атмосферу для тех, кто пропустил в своё время оригинал.
  3. May 25, 2018
    10
    Much better to play this one, than original port even with all fixes. Praise the Sun!
  4. May 26, 2018
    5
    Just about worth it at half price and the main reason for that is the game is once again very busy, not because of any remastering that's goneJust about worth it at half price and the main reason for that is the game is once again very busy, not because of any remastering that's gone on. A huge huge missed opportunity to make a great game a truly outstanding one. Edit - changed my rating from 7 to 5 after realising the matchmaking system is utterly stupid. Expand
  5. May 25, 2018
    1
    This is one of the most lazy and disgusting 'remasters' I have ever seen. Dark Souls is one of, if not my favorite game of all time, but theThis is one of the most lazy and disgusting 'remasters' I have ever seen. Dark Souls is one of, if not my favorite game of all time, but the PC port was so ATROCIOUS that a patch came out fixing it the day it released. For 6 years FROM didn't even bother fixing it, relying instead on the community to fix it for free. Now 6 years later they are finally releasing a patch to fix the game, would be good news if it wasn't $20! And then they have the NERVE to call it a 'remaster,' cause obviously fixing a game 6 years later makes it a remaster now. And the worst part is they took the original OFF of steam, so if you want to buy it, you gotta pay more money, AND not have access to many mods that were created for the original version. It gets 1 point because it IS an amazing game, but this disgusting lazy $20 patch deserves no more. Please don't support this practice for games in the future by buying this, we don'r want other companies to do this! Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2018
    0
    They did not fix not even one of the bugs that ruin this game and the framerate is tied to the game speed, plus they changed the online estusThey did not fix not even one of the bugs that ruin this game and the framerate is tied to the game speed, plus they changed the online estus mechanics, so don't say "is just a remastered, they can't change the gameplay" when they actually did. Expand
  7. May 25, 2018
    0
    First of all, I never owned/played the PC port due to technical issues in the original version (all of which are fixed by a fan-made patch).First of all, I never owned/played the PC port due to technical issues in the original version (all of which are fixed by a fan-made patch).

    And second: honestly, I think it's a poor move on Namco Bandai's part to ask those that already bought the original PC port (that they already paid for years ago) to pay a little extra money (even though discounted) to upgrade it to a remastered version, only for those people to feel that they're repurchasing the same PC port all over again. I mean, come on, at least offer the remastered patch free of charge!

    All I can say is, if you want to play Dark Souls Remastered (and never played the original Dark Souls before), you're better off just getting the console versions or wait for the Switch port (like what I'm doing right now, if it's good enough, of course!). Just stay away from the PC port unless if you don't mind re-buying the same thing again.
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