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  • Summary: From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However,From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power. However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim. Darksiders: Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Mar 3, 2020
    90
    Despite the fundamental changes to the series' viewpoint, Darksiders Genesis feels like a true Darksiders game, and banishes any memory of the lacklustre third entry.
  2. Dec 4, 2019
    87
    Though it lacks polish, Darksiders Genesis is a rare spinoff that equals and sometimes surpasses its mainline brethren.
  3. Dec 4, 2019
    82
    Thanks to relatable heroes and streamlined gameplay, this isometric Hack & Slay is a blessing for the slightly worn Darksiders series.
  4. Dec 4, 2019
    80
    Darksiders Genesis have a change of style but the pace and the coremechanics are still great and enjoyable. The game looks and sounds amazing. Frenetic combat for single and co-op.
  5. Dec 5, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jan 4, 2020
    75
    A competent hack'n slash with beautiful art and great soundtrack, a focused and professionally delivered game which only lacks more variety and deepness to convince to the dedicated fans of the genre.
  7. Dec 4, 2019
    50
    Darksiders Genesis is a completely mediocre, somewhat boring game. There is good entertainment for a few hours, but then the variation ends and it becomes very much the same enemies, the same level, the same mission and you do more or less the same thing for the rest of the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 59
  2. Negative: 2 out of 59
  1. Dec 18, 2019
    10
    Whatever you read about the game, if you know the Darksiders universe, just play it. The story is really cool, the combat is fun and the gameWhatever you read about the game, if you know the Darksiders universe, just play it. The story is really cool, the combat is fun and the game overall is really challenging. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    10
    Darksiders Genesis offers a great new perspective on games of this genre, offering the chance to swap between 2 chars whilst fighting.

    Very
    Darksiders Genesis offers a great new perspective on games of this genre, offering the chance to swap between 2 chars whilst fighting.

    Very well written story, with great character contrast between War and Strife, making amazing dialogues both serious and funny escorted by superbly genuine voice acting making it very immersive. Its graphics are very beautiful and crafted to quite a detail and its levels very dynamic, offering a unique atmosphere to each mission.
    Gameplay makes all the fun here as it's very addictive and offers crowd fights, elite fights, boss fights and riddles. All of the above are wrapped with godlike music, which gives the final touch to making each fight epic, especially the bosses.

    Darksiders Genesis induced a universe of its own now and I do hope we can see more of it coming soon.
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  3. Dec 5, 2019
    10
    Для спин-оффа серии лучшего и пожелать нельзя, как впрочем нельзя было ожидать ничего другого от талантливой команды разработчиков, жду DLC кДля спин-оффа серии лучшего и пожелать нельзя, как впрочем нельзя было ожидать ничего другого от талантливой команды разработчиков, жду DLC к генезису и четвертую номерную часть. Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2019
    9
    If you're a huge fan of the darksiders series then this game is a must. It's a prequel to the 3 that are out and digs deep. The gameplay isIf you're a huge fan of the darksiders series then this game is a must. It's a prequel to the 3 that are out and digs deep. The gameplay is super fluid and and the upgrades will keep you wanting to keep playing. I am having blast playing the game. Buy it already! Expand
  5. Dec 7, 2019
    8
    absolut terific game.destroyed only by bad camera,bugs and clunky control on m&k.
    but boy how this is
    absolut terific game.destroyed only by bad camera,bugs and clunky control on m&k.
    but boy how this is addicting.gamplay,graphics,story,setting everything on point.
    devs pls fix this.probably best h&s game of 2019
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  6. Jan 3, 2020
    8
    Favorite Thing: It's about 20h of mindless fun.
    Least Favorite Thing: Obstructed camera angles.
    Date Completed: 2019-01-03 Playtime: 19h
    Favorite Thing: It's about 20h of mindless fun.
    Least Favorite Thing: Obstructed camera angles.

    Date Completed: 2019-01-03
    Playtime: 19h
    Enjoyment: 8/10
    Recommendation: If you want more Darksiders then it's worth a play.
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  7. Feb 20, 2020
    0
    hat viel potenzial aber die ganzen bugs und fehler machen es unerträglich hab es bis kapitel 7 mitm kumpel gespiel und sicher 50 spielhat viel potenzial aber die ganzen bugs und fehler machen es unerträglich hab es bis kapitel 7 mitm kumpel gespiel und sicher 50 spiel neustarten müssen echt schadeee :/ Expand

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