Dark Souls Remastered Image
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 274 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.
Buy On

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Dark Souls Remastered - PS4 Pro Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    100
    If you’re someone who finds reward in developing deep mechanical understanding in games and is willing to die, a lot, in a bleak and uncaring world in pursuit of this understanding, Dark Souls Remastered could be a new favourite.
  2. 90
    Dark Souls on Switch was another chance for me to fall in love with the world of Lordran once more. It's an experience that's a perfect fit on a handheld, and it's one of the most compelling apps Nintendo's burgeoning platform currently has to offer.
  3. Oct 31, 2018
    90
    Dark Souls: Remastered is the improved version of one of the most influential and unforgettable games ever made. It delivers a mysterious and expansive world to be explored, which will reward with many wonders those who brave enough to face its dangers.
  4. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    While Dark Souls Remastered on Switch possesses some odd quirks and isn't as technically impressive as its current-gen counterparts, it still retains the heart of what the original game is all about.
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    80
    A well aged fantasy/horror action RPG, that even those who have never played before should definitely give a chance. Don't be scared off by the stories of how difficult it is. (Though also know, those stories are true.)
  6. Oct 19, 2018
    78
    Seven years out from its first release, people already know what Dark Souls is all about and probably know whether that type of brutal gameplay is for them. Love it or hate it, it is what it is. The Switch version doesn’t change that experience. It does run extremely well on the system, and it looks pretty darn good. The failure to adhere to Nintendo button conventions isn’t exactly exclusive to Dark Souls: Remastered either, but it doesn’t make it any less of an annoyance. Other than that, there isn’t much else going wrong.
  7. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2019
    50
    It’s another edition of the same old thing. One that has nothing to offer apart from what should be offered in the least – and still doesn’t accomplish it well enough to be worthy of any praise. [13/2018, p.76]

See all 54 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 71
  2. Negative: 9 out of 71
  1. Dec 2, 2019
    10
    Never played Dark Souls before, so my friend wanted me to buy and play together on the Switch since he doesn't have PS4 and i don't have XboxNever played Dark Souls before, so my friend wanted me to buy and play together on the Switch since he doesn't have PS4 and i don't have Xbox one, i loved it so much that i became better than him in the game and wanted my help on some bosses that i already beat :P Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Es el mismo juego, pero para la Switch. Los que se quejan de la calidad de audio creo que solo repiten lo que han leído de otra gente, porqueEs el mismo juego, pero para la Switch. Los que se quejan de la calidad de audio creo que solo repiten lo que han leído de otra gente, porque no he tenido ninguna queja. En portátil se ve y funciona estupendamente. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    this is hands down one of my favorite games ever, and now i can play it on the go with better performance than the original! if your a soulsthis is hands down one of my favorite games ever, and now i can play it on the go with better performance than the original! if your a souls fan and own an switch, this is a must have. this is one of those games that sucks you into its world and haunts you for days after playing. from the world building to the unforgiving but fair game play, Dark Souls is what gaming is all about. Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2019
    9
    A masterpiece of a game, words fail me at the setting, the design, the atmosphere and the combat are so so good.
    It's only let down is a lack
    A masterpiece of a game, words fail me at the setting, the design, the atmosphere and the combat are so so good.
    It's only let down is a lack of any "story", sure there is one but the player has to fill in the gaps a bit TOO much.
    Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2018
    8
    I preordered this game and was incredibly excited to play it. It got delayed, but I was willing to wait to play it on switch. This is aI preordered this game and was incredibly excited to play it. It got delayed, but I was willing to wait to play it on switch. This is a fantastic game but the Switch version has 2 small drawbacks:

    1. The compressed audio in the first area (Undead asylum) is pretty bad. After this first area though it isn't a problem.

    2. The 'A' and 'B' buttons are the other way round and cannot be changed in the control options. This is very confusing and after hours of game play it still feels uncomfortable as 'A' is universally select and 'B' is back.

    Apart from these 2 small drawbacks on the Switch version you're in for one hell of a game. The world of Londor is mysterious and interconnecting like no other. Mechanically the game has age pretty well but still feels clunkier than Dark Souls 3. The lack of direction that game gives you is part of what makes exploring and discovering paths and secrets one of the most rewarding experiences an RPG can offer. Finally, this game is quite difficult and may turn away a few people, but as with all Dark Souls games (and trust me on this one) if you persist and get better section by section this game is going to be topping a few peoples lists.

    So glad to finally experience this masterpiece and even more so to do it on a Nintendo console!
    Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2019
    8
    dark souls is very nice and relaxing game, its a really great game to play when you're playing a really frustrating game like kirby stardark souls is very nice and relaxing game, its a really great game to play when you're playing a really frustrating game like kirby star allies. This game has very nice cutesy graphics that will just make you smile, this game has a very simple story that is easily understandable. I just wish it was more of a challenge really. This game is also great for the family too you can play it with your grandma even if there is no multiplayer, its fun just looking at other play and cheering each other on, i played with my granny one time and she managed to beat it in one sitting, i mean she is a bit of a professional. But with this comes the biggest gripe i have with this game and that is, that its too easy my grandma could beat it my little brother can beat it and even my grandpa. But if you wanna just have family friendly fun just play this nice relaxing game with the family. Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2020
    0
    They took the greatest game of all time, changed almost nothing, rereleased it and slapped "remastered" on it. THIS GAME IS NOT A REMASTER. ITThey took the greatest game of all time, changed almost nothing, rereleased it and slapped "remastered" on it. THIS GAME IS NOT A REMASTER. IT IS LITERALLY ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE ORIGINAL GAME. F*** whoever was responsible for this. You could have made an actual remaster which this game sorely needs, but instead you just ruined our chances of ever getting a proper remaster. F*** you. Expand

See all 71 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. 2018 Videogame Preview: Nintendo Switch

    2018 Videogame Preview: Nintendo Switch Image
    Published: January 16, 2018
    Get details on 20 of the most-anticipated games headed to the Nintendo Switch console in 2018.