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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 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  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. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    60
    Rather than a remaster, it's a port. It will entertain mainly rock fans who want to have a complete collection on a new console or complete Souls novices. [Issue#287]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 82
  2. Negative: 22 out of 82
  1. Jun 11, 2018
    10
    I am playing the first Dark Souls from Bloodborne and Dark Souls III and I really love it, it¨s way better than I expected, the graphics areI am playing the first Dark Souls from Bloodborne and Dark Souls III and I really love it, it¨s way better than I expected, the graphics are OK in comparison to days produced today, but it has the best level design I've seen to day. i was afraid of Blighttown after everything I've heard, but Sen's Fortress was even worse (with difficulty). The game runs smooth and maintains 60 FPS almost all the time. I recommend it to everyone who is a fan of Souls games. Expand
  2. Mar 29, 2019
    10
    Worth every penny. Would go through it without ever getting bored. Challenging? Yes. But definitely a must-play experience
  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 26, 2018
    8
    Lo recomiendo para los veteranos que buscan jugar on-line y los nuevos o incluso los que no pudieron jugar a el DLC que es de lo mejorcito
  5. May 31, 2018
    7
    I have been playing Dark Souls since the first game and my first experience was shock and awe on how beautiful the game was at the time thoughI have been playing Dark Souls since the first game and my first experience was shock and awe on how beautiful the game was at the time though fps was an issue Dark Souls was an amazing game... then a few months ago I heard they were remastering one of my most favourite games of all time and then when it released, I bought it I played it until I finally finished it... It was a massive disappointment, The graphics were barely updated, 60 fps is good but not a big enough change for me to care other than blighttown no longer being negative three fps that was good, however the game didn't change enough for me to be to interested in doing everything again it was just so over hyped and not really worth the price tag at all, it's original intended audience was newer players to the franchise whether they started on Bloodborne or DS3/DS2 and of course the veterans that wanted to experience this amazing game again, but it turned out that it was more tuned to players who are new to the series who never experienced the better gameplay and in general game compared to the others (especially Dark Souls 2) I finished this game and noticed something not sure whether it was because before I got Dark Souls Remastered it had been awhile since I played Dark Souls but common enemies seem harder to deal with now but the bosses seem so much easier, seriously I'll run down how many deaths I had to each boss (yes I counted)
    Gargoyles: 2 Deaths, Quelaag: 0 deaths, Capra Demon: 0 Deaths, Taurus Demon: 0 deaths, Iron golem: 0 deaths, O&S: 2 deaths, Four Kings: 1 death, Nito: 0 deaths, BoC: 0 deaths, Seath: 1 death (not including purposeful death), Sanctuary Guardian: 0 deaths, Artorias: 2 deaths, Manus: 0 deaths, Kalameet: 1 death (not including Purposeful death), Priscilla: 0 deaths and to finish it off Gwyn: 1 death... That is my honest and hopefully well written opinion to summarise New players definitely check the game out but veterans please don't get it unless you want to I can't stop you...
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  6. Sep 14, 2018
    4
    Im playing this game as someone who has over 200hrs in Bloodborne and beat the core game of DS3 but not Ringed City or Ashes of Ariendel...Im playing this game as someone who has over 200hrs in Bloodborne and beat the core game of DS3 but not Ringed City or Ashes of Ariendel...

    Dark Souls aged like a corpse and not like a wine. I can appreciate the foundations that it brought to its successors but the game its self is just not the masterpiece the kool-aid drinking fanboys want the world to believe. Getting caught on the environment corners while getting pegged by enemies are not assets of a world breaking classic. Cheesing a dragon by shooting at its tail to move forward does not make me as a player think "wow this is top tier enemy design". Clunky combat, spamming backstabs, and poorly "remastered textures" that look like a copy paste of 2012 without polishing all of the above stated makes me feel like I just flushed $40 down the abyss with Artorious and the rest. I know people see Demons Souls as the unpolished "Deer Hunter" to the Dark Souls "Silence of the Lambs" but lets be honest, the Soulsborne archetype gets gud with Bloodborne, when we all aren't hiding behind our shields and spamming and cheating a game that will cheat you with cheap deaths, when combat is fluid and exhilarating and defeating bosses feels rewarding rather than just a feeling of relief to be done with it all.
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  7. Jan 7, 2019
    0
    this is an absolute trash of a port has a lot of the same problems as the older ones honestly hope the company goes under soon because of thisthis is an absolute trash of a port has a lot of the same problems as the older ones honestly hope the company goes under soon because of this it just shows how much like EA they have become the bottom line is all they care about literally ported a ps3 game to ps4 fixed like 2 bugs out of the 90 that are still in it and surprisingly still working and still getting YouTube videos and nothing being done about from software has to be one of the laziest companies i have ever had the displeasure of supporting over the years this is a quickly lazily hashed together port of ps3 version with bare minimum in changes basically just a money hungry greedy ass way to scam long time fans who loved the game and give them a huge **** middle finger for wasting their money on it btw this is coming from someone who has beaten every game in the series including bloodborne this was way below expectation and just absolute **** work for from software this was clearly used as funding for new bloodborne or just to line pockets of the big wigs either way it is a ****g disgrace and i will be informing all my souls-borne buddies to not buy the new from software games till a year or so after release as we will no longer be spending full price for from software games as they have proven to us with this "remaster" i use quotations because i dont believe anything was remastered nothing looks different too me other than more bloom and lots of bleeding of color to look like light hell if u play the game the character light is centered on toon i have ran into many transitional areas that are so black u can see nothing until u step a foot or 2 all the way in this game is very very bad would even rate it under old school demon souls just an utter piece of **** and the devs should be physically punished for how **** bad it was and hyping it up as much as they did that it was going to be this amazing remake of dark souls when in all reality it isn't even a remaster just a port any dumb ass calling this a remaster should be shot in the **** head and buried in a shallow grave for the **** vultures Expand

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