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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
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  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 167
  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 3, 2014
    8
    As an old God of War fan I couldn't resist trying Darksiders. And I am far from disapointed. Game really makes you want to play it for hours.As an old God of War fan I couldn't resist trying Darksiders. And I am far from disapointed. Game really makes you want to play it for hours. That's mainly becouse of the "Half-Lifish" idea of giving you new mechanics every next chapter, so that you don't stuck to doing the same thing on and on. As a slasher it really does grate in terms of... well... slashing. Killing enemies is rewarding, and finishers feel really good, even though the secondary weapons weren't really comfortable in use, and made me use only that huge sword. But that's not the last of "it-could-have-been-done-better". Some of the ranged weapons became useless after half an hour of having them in the inventory, and War's horse felt balky. Anyways the storyline and fun Darksiders gave me make me want to go, try the sequel. I'm actually on my way to do that, and I hope it got away from it's predecessor's flaws. Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2011
    8
    This game is great, but it has its issues on the pc. The most annoying one so far is having to constantly use ctrl and alt which is awkwardThis game is great, but it has its issues on the pc. The most annoying one so far is having to constantly use ctrl and alt which is awkward with the wasd setup. Other than that the game is pretty awesome. I love the story and the portrayal of the demons and angels from christianity, the graphics and scenery are very detailed, the use of different combos and secondary weapons and ranged weapons is intuitive, the puzzles are challenging but not overly difficult, the voice acting is good and the voices fit the characters well. You pretty much have to play the game twice if you want to get all of the content and hidden chests. The boss battles aren't particularly hard because you gain more health bars quickly and are more about mechanics than brute force. The insta-kill moves get monotonous quickly but you don't have to use them to kill enemies every time. If you hate quick-time events fear not because this game doesn't have any. Overall a solid game that I will be replaying at least once more. Expand
  6. Jul 1, 2018
    7
    Добротный слэшер с интересным миром и повествование сюжета
  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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