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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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Darksiders Genesis - Gameplay Trailer | Gamescom 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Dec 20, 2019
    90
    Darksiders Genesis is by far the best game in the series. As someone who has played all of them, I can honestly say that this is more than a hack and slash game where you slay demons, but a kick-ass demon slaying game that has found new life by remixing what it does best and incorporating the best features of other games to create something new in the series.
  2. Dec 4, 2019
    86
    Darksiders Genesis looked like another Diablo clone, but it has its own personality and is a Darksiders with a different perspective. It's fun, has a component of RPG and platform game and, despite its problems, is a great new game of the saga created by Madureira brothers.
  3. Dec 18, 2019
    81
    I think Darksiders Genesis has a really solid base, is greatly entertaining, and is definitely worth its price tag. The previously mentioned technical flaws can (hopefully) be addressed in future updates, and I would then have little gripe with the game itself. If you are a Darksiders fan, or simply want to feel the power of slaying demons left and right, I would definitely recommend picking this title up.
  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. Dec 4, 2019
    75
    A purchase is highly recommended to all fans of the brand, but more could be done to refine a title that still does not reach the peaks of the initial regular chapters.
  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: 32 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Dec 5, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Отличная игра и крутой спин-офф жду 4 часть и длс Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2019
    9
    Darksiders geneis is very nice gift at the end of the year. 2019 for me was pretty weak year. I would say that we had very few good games andDarksiders geneis is very nice gift at the end of the year. 2019 for me was pretty weak year. I would say that we had very few good games and so much mediocre or bad games and simulator for different kind of delivery boys with cinematic effects... Darksiders somehow happened to be just a nice fun games. It is actually old school slasher. It is with top down view, but the feeling of gameplay is almsot same as Darksiders 1. If you liked Darksiders 1, you would like this as well. Of course this game never stated to be AAA game, but it is much better than most of "AAA" games. For sure it deserve bigger score, than most of them. For me the only negative part of gameplay is control on gamepad. It is somehow a bit confusing even after remaping them. Maybe there was some bugs in controls, which prevent some combinations of buttons to work you remap them. Otherwise I suggest this game to everyone who want some nice and good game. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Jan 11, 2020
    8
    핵앤슬래쉬 장르를 원한다면 사서 할만한 가치가 있는 게임입니다. 게임 볼륨은 그닥 크지 않지만 몇일 즐기기엔 좋습니다. 스프라이트라는 캐릭터가 너무 맘에 드네요핵앤슬래쉬 장르를 원한다면 사서 할만한 가치가 있는 게임입니다. 게임 볼륨은 그닥 크지 않지만 몇일 즐기기엔 좋습니다. 스프라이트라는 캐릭터가 너무 맘에 드네요
  7. Dec 14, 2019
    5
    Mediocre Diablo knock off. That was my first thought having played 30 minutes of this game. There's a lack of polish. You seem unable toMediocre Diablo knock off. That was my first thought having played 30 minutes of this game. There's a lack of polish. You seem unable to manually adjust the camera angles which annoyingly auto adjusts in a way that often makes things harder not easier. Its not a small shortcoming when you are asked to climb walls, jump and pull levers, fly and more.

    Which is my second area of criticism. These game components are handled badly, its hard to do what should be straight forward tasks. Often you feel like this game is a keyboard and mouse killer as you have to mash and pound keys to get things done. Its imprecise and luck plays a big part.

    Additionally why is it when your character is obscured you get a blue outline but not one of the characters he's fighting?

    Its these shortcomings that rob this game of appeal and slow its pace, which is a real failing in what should be a fast paced scrolling D&D style game.

    On the upside the action is reasonable. Its has the right feel and the sets are nice. The banter between the two characters is good, as is the general story. Sound track is decent too.

    That said this one feels lackluster and I'm having a hard time getting into it. I guess I'm simply used to better.

    In short OK but not great. My advice as they tell you when the game starts get a game pad to plug into your PC or laptop. I think this would improve game play and will save your keyboard and mouse.
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