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  • Summary: The time for the great Apocalypse of legend has come in Darksiders as you take on the role of War, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and rain judgment and destruction down upon the Earth. However, not all is as it seems when you discover that you and your fellow Horsemen have beenThe time for the great Apocalypse of legend has come in Darksiders as you take on the role of War, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and rain judgment and destruction down upon the Earth. However, not all is as it seems when you discover that you and your fellow Horsemen have been implicated for the premature destruction of Earth and are swept up in a conspiracy between the forces of Heaven and Hell. Banished and stripped of your powers, embark on an epic quest of revenge and redemption as you battle angels and demons to restore your awesome abilities and seek out who betrayed you. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Darksiders looks great on PC, thanks to the greater resolution and the lack of tearing. The game itself comes with excellent graphics and nice artistic direction, but its strength lies in its gameplay: War faces hundreds of different enemies, using many different weapons, and there are plenty of puzzles to be solved in each level. Definitely a fantastic action/adventure game, an exercise in game design that can't leave you indifferent.
  2. My feelings towards Darksiders haven't changed a lot since its original release back in January and I'm not hesitating to recommend it despite its technical nitpicks. PC gamers (considering you have a powerful system) have no right to skip this one, it's worth your time and your money.
  3. It is, however, a polished, entertaining product and while not a gaming milestone by any means, it represents a solid example of an AAA title, which delivers exactly what it promised.
  4. Darksiders can only be recommended, because it's one of the best hack'n'slay games on the PC. Period.
  5. If you missed Darksiders the first time or if you just stick only to PC gaming, then this one's worth a shot.
  6. It's a shame there was no bonus content to justify the eight-month long wait, but the excellent core game is kept intact, and is sure to entertain PC gamers, assuming they have a gamepad to play the game comfortably.
  7. PC Format
    Dec 25, 2010
    80
    Not the most innovative of games, but give Darksiders a go and you'll most likely be pleasantly surprised. [Issue#246, p.106]

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  1. Negative: 21 out of 161
  1. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    This is a fantastic game. I was expecting a cheap God of War Clone, but it's far better than that. For one thing the Horseman War is far moreThis is a fantastic game. I was expecting a cheap God of War Clone, but it's far better than that. For one thing the Horseman War is far more interesting a character than Kratos, whose one-note vengeance act is wearing pretty thin. Great atmosphere, fun combat, very creative puzzles, and some of the best creature design ever. It's a long game with tons of bosses, and they're all awesome looking. New elements are constantly introduced to keep it fresh--grappling hook, horseback combat, and even some Portal dynamics near the end. The biggest criticism is that Darksiders doesn't do anything new, but combining all these great elements from other games so successfully IS something new. Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2012
    10
    One of the most awesome hack & slash games out there after God of War. The campaign, although short, will keep you in front of the PC forOne of the most awesome hack & slash games out there after God of War. The campaign, although short, will keep you in front of the PC for days. There are lost of places to explore and admire (the art style of the game is fantastic), lots of enemies to kill and a very addicting story. Expand
  3. Oct 9, 2010
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a brilliant and awesome game.

    Let's start off with the combat/gameplay
    A very good combat system, easy enough for the hack-and-slash noobs and complex for the more elite players.
    What makes the combat so unique is everything... aside the combat!
    (small spoiler>)throughout the game you get acces to different kind of equipment: from a grapling hook to a portal gun! (i'm serious)(
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  4. Sep 2, 2013
    8
    My overall experience with Darksiders was enjoyable. The aspects of the game that it took from previous titles such as Zelda and God of WarMy overall experience with Darksiders was enjoyable. The aspects of the game that it took from previous titles such as Zelda and God of War were all well implemented. While the game may not be as good as the titles it takes mechanics from, it is a decent title that I would recommend picking up. Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2011
    8
    A little too much puzzle stuff, and not quite enough combat (I'm a Golden Axe fan), but I truly enjoyed this game. The first boss is way tooA little too much puzzle stuff, and not quite enough combat (I'm a Golden Axe fan), but I truly enjoyed this game. The first boss is way too tough, but you'll get by (watch youtube videos). I played with keys/mouse and enjoyed the solid controls (unlike The Witcher 2, which drove me to a healthy "delete local content"). Multiplayer could make this game really fun. Yesterday I completed the game and that is something I can say hasn't happened in a while. Kept me interested. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2019
    7
    Darksiders seems to draw elements from various games and combine them, the 'finishing move' icon, puzzles that twist over themselves, etc.Darksiders seems to draw elements from various games and combine them, the 'finishing move' icon, puzzles that twist over themselves, etc. However that doesnt mean its bland, it's a fun game in its own right. If you like RPG games that focus more on the action than millions of items then Darksiders is up your alley. The game is a bit repetitive in the beginning/middle but the last couple of chapters are great! Expand
  7. ABR
    Nov 29, 2018
    0
    It started cool. But how it is boring after, deadly boring, so much dull puzzles.

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