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Mixed or average reviews- based on 295 Ratings

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  • Summary: Embark upon an epic dark fantasy in a universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design - full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets - and uncover its deeply rooted lore.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Jun 4, 2018
    100
    If you want to visit Lordran and enjoy a straight-up bash-the-baddies quest, then you’ll find no better collection of bosses than this. If a new kind of adventure appeals, however, one in which quick fingers matter less than brains and human cunning, there’s still nothing like Dark Souls. After seven years its mystery has diminished, but it’s still among the best of the best.
  2. May 23, 2018
    90
    The masterpiece that made Hidetaka Miyazaki famous is back in a wonderfully remastered edition. As it, there is no change to the original structure, just a revamped lighting engine and a solid sixty fps through to whole game. The budget price is very good for the few who still never played this classic, and a good chance for the rest who loved it to play the definitive edition.
  3. Jun 1, 2018
    90
    It is nice to see that this extraordinary game has been modernized. In terms of visual detail it still is old-fashioned though, but it was and still is a beautifully crafted action roleplaying game that leaves its mark.
  4. 85
    This is certainly the best way to experience Dark Souls on console.
  5. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    To play this remastered edition of the game is to be reminded of how the original exerted an unmistakable influence on such contemporary video games as Nioh and The Surge.
  6. May 27, 2018
    80
    Just a polished version of an already great game, but for me, it was a bit more special. With the technical issues eliminated, Dark Souls can shine and is a much more satisfying experience.
  7. Jun 13, 2018
    65
    Dark Souls Remastered is a nice, shiny new edition of a game that I have never enjoyed. While I respect the game’s genre-creating precision gameplay and acknowledge it’s place in gaming history, I just don’t like this game, and can’t recommend it to new players. That said, it plays fine, and looks better than it ever has. Dark Souls fans already know who they are, and will enjoy this new edition immensely.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 65
  2. Negative: 21 out of 65
  1. Jun 17, 2018
    10
    The game isn't flawless, but the games achievements outweigh the blemishes so much that they are but minor gripes. This is definitely theThe game isn't flawless, but the games achievements outweigh the blemishes so much that they are but minor gripes. This is definitely the hardest Souls game and the best one, if you don't count Bloodborne. Almost all of the boss' are intense and memorable, every area is intricately designed and challenging, and combat is engaging and fun. One of my all time favorites now. Expand
  2. Jun 1, 2018
    10
    This is for sure the game that inspired a whole bunch others, and created a full style of games! It deserves 10. Period.
  3. May 25, 2018
    10
    This isn't necessarily for old players. This port is mostly for the ones who only played Bloodborne and/or Dark Souls 3. At least we don'tThis isn't necessarily for old players. This port is mostly for the ones who only played Bloodborne and/or Dark Souls 3. At least we don't have to witness the disaster of Blighttown anymore. I'm honestly happy they remastered it cause my PC is not good for gaming and my PS3 is dead. Expand
  4. May 30, 2018
    8
    You Died. Now experience your death a thousand times over in fancy textures and fantastic scenery!
  5. May 25, 2018
    6
    We made a non-working port 7 years ago. And now we gonna sell repaired version for $20
  6. May 25, 2018
    2
    Too many people are using the excuse 'this is for new players' to defend this disgusting 'remaster'. Most remasters are FOR new players, butToo many people are using the excuse 'this is for new players' to defend this disgusting 'remaster'. Most remasters are FOR new players, but that does NOT mean that no work should be put in. This is a 7 year old game for $40 with very minimal changes. This is coming from someone who feels Dark Souls is one of the best games ever made and one of my personal favorites, this 'remaster' is a disgusting lazy cash grab that they KNOW people will buy because it is Dark Souls. That's not OK, and all supporting this port will do is show other publishers that it is OK to release old games almost exactly the same as they were originally and able them as remasters. Now I'm not expecting a remake and complete redesign of the game, but let's compare this remaster to another remaster. Skyrim SE, a game that got a LOT of hate yet was a better remaster by far. It made the game look MUCH better on console that the original did, with fairly substantial graphical updates, something DSR has not done. AND it brought mods to console, something which very few games has done. Now look at DSR, it's Dark Souls, but you can pop multiple souls at once, and roll on O. Oh and moving ivy. It gets 1 point because it's an amazing game, and 1 point because it's not full price ,(however $40 is still far too muc,) please don't support this game so this doesn't happen in the future. just because it's Dark Souls does NOT mean it's good. Expand
  7. Jun 22, 2018
    0
    For anyone who wasn’t sure, remaster means, “hey look we want your money with minimal effort and expenditure”. Of course the majority of theFor anyone who wasn’t sure, remaster means, “hey look we want your money with minimal effort and expenditure”. Of course the majority of the programmed drone gaming community fall for it every time. This is just another pathetic cash grabber, aimed at the loyal yet brain dead fans of yet another classic game, that should’ve been just left in a by gone era. Put this in the trash can, with other classic cash grab remastered rubbish like, Skyrim and Shadow of the Colossus, to name a couple, if you’re going to buy these rip offs, just wait 6 months, for the 70% of sale when it’s somwwhat worth it. Don’t pay full price to these parasite devs and publishers. Expand

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