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  • Summary: Developed by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge andDeveloped by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge and deep RPG gameplay as they search for a way to survive the coming apocalypse. Expand
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  1. Positive: 68 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Apr 14, 2016
    100
    It is an achievement in game design and probably the best Souls game ever created by the masterminds of FromSoftware.
  2. Apr 20, 2016
    95
    Despite its minor shortcomings, I have not played through such a satisfying and complete experience in a long time. Dark Souls III not only is the best in the series, it is also the best action RPG to come out in recent years.
  3. 94
    We couldn't have hoped for a better conclusion to the Dark Souls trilogy. Miyazaki-san was able to give the fans the most gorgeous souls-like experience ever, despite some frame rate issues that affect the console versions.
  4. Apr 4, 2016
    90
    With a faster combat mechanic than ever, better visuals and the same challenging gameplay as before, Dark Souls 3 delivers an adventure that will hook you up for many, many hours. It might not be as good as Bloodborne, mainly because some technical flaws, and a little less appealing world – but it’s close enough.
  5. Apr 12, 2016
    90
    While it’s still impossible on a personal level for me to admit that any of Dark Souls’ siblings could better it, when taken as a whole, complete experience, Dark Souls III may be the best chapter of the Souls series that From Software has crafted. A fitting way to end, if that will indeed be the fate of the franchise.
  6. Apr 6, 2016
    90
    Even with minor issues with linearity, framerate, and the originality of level design, Dark Souls III is an outstanding send-off for a seminal trilogy that has influenced and legitimized difficulty in games with unapologetic force.
  7. Apr 4, 2016
    70
    In so many important ways — its world design, its pacing, the technology powering it — Dark Souls 3 falls short of the mark. Do you play for the joy and stress of exploring dangerous, intricately crafted places full of hidden elements and endless side paths? Then I suspect you'll join me in being a little let down with the direction this sequel has gone in.

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  1. Negative: 39 out of 399
  1. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    Just started playing this last night, already clocked 9 hours, the graphics are stunning, combat is fluid and the music and voice acting ISJust started playing this last night, already clocked 9 hours, the graphics are stunning, combat is fluid and the music and voice acting IS PHENOMENAL. I love dark souls so much and if this truly is the final dark souls game, itll be a sad day for us all. But bittersweet, because we're sent off with a final stunning entry in this amazing series. Thank you FromSoftware. Expand
  2. Feb 10, 2020
    10
    This is my 2nd favourite game of all time, also in my opinion, the best From Software game of all time. This game is the apex of Dark Souls, aThis is my 2nd favourite game of all time, also in my opinion, the best From Software game of all time. This game is the apex of Dark Souls, a fantastic combat experience in a gorgeous world. This game has to offer with the DLCs some of the most epic boss fights in a video game ever made. If you want a mysterious world, a good challenge, amazing soundtrack, epic bosses and a unique experience, this is the game for you. Thank you From Software for changing the way i see games. Expand
  3. Jul 19, 2016
    10
    Just fantastic! Theres no other word to describe this amazing game. I played all the souls games before and i can tell u guyz, this one isJust fantastic! Theres no other word to describe this amazing game. I played all the souls games before and i can tell u guyz, this one is really worth your time and money Expand
  4. Jan 17, 2017
    9
    From all Souls games, this one stunned me totally. I knew this series, played before previous games, but this one... I felt in love with thisFrom all Souls games, this one stunned me totally. I knew this series, played before previous games, but this one... I felt in love with this graphic/story/enemies. Amazing experience. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2016
    9
    +Gorgeously dark and atmospheric world
    +Rewarding challenge gameplay
    +Excellent bosses -Multiplayer has limited -It's the less bosses
    +Gorgeously dark and atmospheric world
    +Rewarding challenge gameplay
    +Excellent bosses

    -Multiplayer has limited
    -It's the less bosses than ever
    -Easy to be angry, again

    It's incredible world and awe-inspiring weapon arts make it the fiercest installment yet.
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  6. Nov 4, 2018
    8
    Lore :7.9
    Details:8.9
    Gameplay:9
    Mechanics :8
    Sounds:8.5
    Graphics:8
    Boss fights:9
  7. Sep 1, 2019
    0
    Ужаснейшая игра в серии. Сюжет продолжение первой части- зачем?
    Графика не особо смотрится вообще, и вытаскивает только освещение. Геймплей не
    Ужаснейшая игра в серии. Сюжет продолжение первой части- зачем?
    Графика не особо смотрится вообще, и вытаскивает только освещение. Геймплей не меняется вообще из части в часть. Оптимизация на пк и пс4 не очень, так как просидает фпс иногда. Игра чисто для фанатов и не зайдет остальным игрокам
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