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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 47
  2. Negative: 8 out of 47

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  1. Apr 26, 2020
    6
    Sometimes all you need is a really good story. Darq has no story, and there can be no greater shortcoming for an Adventure game! Maybe the game has a psychological theme, but you don't have enough time to uncover it because it lasts only 1-2 hours (even 15-20 minute DLC can't save the situation). The graphics and the level designs are admirable, the sounds are OK, the puzzles are mostlySometimes all you need is a really good story. Darq has no story, and there can be no greater shortcoming for an Adventure game! Maybe the game has a psychological theme, but you don't have enough time to uncover it because it lasts only 1-2 hours (even 15-20 minute DLC can't save the situation). The graphics and the level designs are admirable, the sounds are OK, the puzzles are mostly ordinary. But as I've said at the beginning, above all, Darq has not a memorable, unique story to tell. So, it's just a good looking but easily forgettable game. Expand
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70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 70
    Charming and twisted, DARQ is a fantastic and immersive experience that doesn’t overstay its welcome.
  2. Sep 16, 2019
    70
    DARQ’s rich atmosphere and clever central gameplay mechanic should overshadow any misgivings about its short length and narrative abstraction.
  3. Aug 23, 2019
    70
    Considering that Darq is the work of –mainly- one person without prior knowledge in game development, it is nothing less than a highly commendable achievement. The dreamy aesthetic with the black and white filter is quite eye-catching and the perspective manipulation never stops to be enjoyable. If only it was just a little bit longer…