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  • Summary: Darksiders II follows the actions of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This journey propels Death across an expansive game world as he tries to redeem his brother, War, the horseman blamed forDarksiders II follows the actions of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This journey propels Death across an expansive game world as he tries to redeem his brother, War, the horseman blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Nov 9, 2015
    86
    It's still an excellent game over three years removed from its original release, and having all of its content in one place here with spruced up visuals and tweaked loot distribution is nice -- but the graphical hiccups are a disappointment, although likely patchable. Still, for $30 or less, this is one of the best buys in gaming this holiday for anyone that hasn't played Darksiders II before.
  2. Nov 2, 2015
    80
    There are some framerate hitches to go along with the graphical and lighting overhaul, and there isn’t a whole lot new here, but if you missed out the first time, don’t let this one pass you by.
  3. Nov 30, 2015
    80
    When the game works, it certainly works. Getting past the camera issues and annoying padding is a fun game that’ll definitely keep you entertained. Plus, you can become a giant spectral reaper and pick apart enemies the size of a Transformer with a single swing.
  4. 70
    As a relatively underappreciated game from the previous generation, Darksiders II deserved a bit more in its revival to prove its worth on the PS4.
  5. Jan 9, 2016
    70
    Unfortunately the best Darksiders collection can still be found on the last generation of consoles.
  6. Nov 5, 2015
    70
    Darksiders II deserves a better remake on current-gen consoles. This Deathinitive Edition lacks some polish but still deserves attention from those who haven’t yet experienced the original version.
  7. Nov 3, 2015
    50
    For $29.99, it’s a good value for someone new to franchise and only veterans who aren’t expecting a “Definitive” Edition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 47
  2. Negative: 10 out of 47
  1. Dec 14, 2015
    10
    this game is amazing. i truly feel like i am playing as death. the mechanic are amazing, and the playability is great. i played this game whenthis game is amazing. i truly feel like i am playing as death. the mechanic are amazing, and the playability is great. i played this game when it first came out on the xbox 360 and i loved every single second of the game. it has been almost 3 years since i played it, and now with the re release of this game, i am enjoying every moment as i did with the xbox version. i will say this, if youre not into puzzles, and high intensity battles, then this game might not be for you, but if you enjoy zelda, and love the god of war series, then you will enjoy every second of this game. if you have yet to play thisgame, then you should play it as sson as possible. it is a must buy. Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2018
    10
    it does not deserve this score.metacritic 80..game maybe easy but this not feel bad.I like playing.combat good.cutely desing and somewhereit does not deserve this score.metacritic 80..game maybe easy but this not feel bad.I like playing.combat good.cutely desing and somewhere your brain work well.when ı play ı feel very well and improve your thinking.You should play this and before game... Expand
  3. May 17, 2016
    9
    I made this acount to review this game,to thanks joe madureira,this is art,this is why i like videogames,and good gameplay,not a easy game inI made this acount to review this game,to thanks joe madureira,this is art,this is why i like videogames,and good gameplay,not a easy game in normal mode,good puzzles,cool history,good music and sound,i finished dark souls 3,this was the best buy,and screen tear,they fixed!!!..was realy bad in ps3,thanks,have fun... Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2020
    8
    Its definetly better than firs game. RPG things works good for this frenchise. Also death is more awsome and intresting than war.
  5. May 30, 2016
    6
    Based on what I had heard about the game and what I read from the case, I expected a thrilling action game. What I got was a boringBased on what I had heard about the game and what I read from the case, I expected a thrilling action game. What I got was a boring platformer.
    You're Death and your quest is to save your brother by solving simple puzzles and climbing walls. Oh, and occasionally you kill enemies.

    The game itself boasts about its 30-hours of gameplay, and it's true, but only because it has been designed to slow you down at every moment.
    You'll first notice that the overworld is huge. It seems like there's all kind of secrets to find and epic quests to do. After a while you'll realise that there's nothing much in it and you'd rather fast travel everywhere. But alas, even fast travel doesn't work like you'd expect. Instead of taking you to directly to the point you wanted to, it'll take you a little further away, so you'll spend some extra time running to where you wanted to get.

    The puzzles are very simple and I didn't really get stuck anywhere, but there's a lot of them. They range from simple climbing to where you need to go to pulling levers and stepping on pressure plates.
    After each puzzle you'll feel happy and think "I sure hope there's no more of these boring puzzles" and then some character asks you to find 3 items to proceed.. This happens quite often.

    The platforming part of the game kinda feels out of place. There are very specific parts you can grab on and trying to climb anything else is impossible. This is stupid because it means that if there's a platform that you need to climb, it's often possible to climb it from one side only. This means that if you quickly looked around, you probably missed the climbable part and waste time trying to figure out what to do.
    Also, even if Death can climb a wall (wall run), he can't grab on the ledge to climb up. Even if he is half his height over it.

    INVISIBLE WALLS everywhere to prevent you from climbing where you're not supposed to. Want to use a shortcut to jump down? Too bad since most of the time there's a small fence and Death can't jump on it.

    Shopping is useless. All the loot you can buy tends to be worse than what you find from enemies, so there's no need to buy anything other than potions.

    Fighting is quite enjoyable, but there's much less of it than there are puzzles. One part of the game was focused on fighting (and you even got a machine gun from an angels corpse!) and that was the best part of the whole game. After that you return to puzzles.

    I did expext the Deathinitive version to be as bug free as possible, but there were quite a few of them.
    Some times you slightly teleport after a cutscene, sometimes the music and sound effects stop completely and sometimes if you're really lucky, the game crashes after a bossfight.
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  6. May 30, 2019
    5
    I got so bored while playing Darksiders II that I kind of just stopped playing and never started again.
  7. Jul 19, 2022
    0
    After so many years, so many reports to developers, THE GAME STILL CRASHES. This is not a game that should be allowed in PS4. A game crashing?After so many years, so many reports to developers, THE GAME STILL CRASHES. This is not a game that should be allowed in PS4. A game crashing? Are you serious?

    If they resolved the problem after seeing so many opinions and players reviews.mm But, nope, the developers didn't care about the players. That's why I evaluate with 0!
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