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  • Summary: From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.

    However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.

    Darksiders: Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.
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Darksiders Genesis - Gameplay Trailer | Gamescom 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 20, 2020
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Feb 16, 2020
    80
    Despite losing a little of the polish the other console versions enjoy, Darksiders: Genesis on the Switch feels just as satisfying to play.
  3. Feb 17, 2020
    80
    It looks like Diablo, it plays like God of War, what Darksiders do we have? An original and enjoyable one, with some attractive ideas that now arrive to consoles with a good port, event if it has with some problems (on Switch runs at 30 fps, some problems loading textures...). Regardless, it's an enjoyable hack'n slash playing alone or coop.
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    70
    Darksiders Genesis is, for us, the best entry in the series in terms of its mix of satisfyingly meaty hack-and-slash action and huge levels filled with secrets, puzzles and platforming. With its fully co-op campaign, unlockable arena mode and Apocalyptic difficulty feeding into that addictive Creature Core grinding, there's an absolute ton here for fans of the series – and newcomers alike – to get stuck into. This Switch version may suffer some slight blurriness and FPS hiccups in portable mode but, if you can make peace with these problems, this is a highly entertaining action game at a very reasonable price.
  5. Feb 20, 2020
    60
    Darksiders Genesis is basically a Diablo clone that forgot to clone Diablo.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    10
    Just as much Darksiders as any of the mainline titles... this one offers some insight into the pre-darksiders 1 storylines.... a must have forJust as much Darksiders as any of the mainline titles... this one offers some insight into the pre-darksiders 1 storylines.... a must have for any darksiders fan! Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    Not all that bad, but the low res & blur can be fixed with an update mainly for the handheld(if you get used to the game though you willNot all that bad, but the low res & blur can be fixed with an update mainly for the handheld(if you get used to the game though you will forget all about the blur & low res). Regardless a nice prequel, story & big sense of humor that will keep you laughing. Strife is a very funny dude and he really gets on wars nerves with his jokes Expand
  3. Xs
    Feb 15, 2020
    10
    I bought Darksiders yesterday. It is amazing. It is so good I created an account on here just to spread the word. It reminds me of God of WarI bought Darksiders yesterday. It is amazing. It is so good I created an account on here just to spread the word. It reminds me of God of War one and two the most. It has a fixed camera like this games. It is nothing like Diablo though it looks like it. The combat system is deep. The puzzles are fun. Expand
  4. Feb 15, 2020
    8
    I am satisfied with the implementation. The game is fun, runs smoothly and the price / performance ratio is good.
  5. Feb 16, 2020
    5
    I bought the game physically for 34,99 euro and it’s just ok. If you are expecting the quality of the first remastered game in combinationI bought the game physically for 34,99 euro and it’s just ok. If you are expecting the quality of the first remastered game in combination with some Diablo 3 gameplay, you’re in for a disappointing experience!

    The gameplay lacks depth and you don’t feel your making any impact when slaying monster and demons. Shooting and melee attacks just feel hollow. Boss fights are just boring.

    The level are cosmetically big and only extend the playtime. Also the map is really cumbersome and the interface just plain boring the too look at!

    The overall look and feel of the game is mediocre/dull. The game graphics on the Switch are just passable. The voice-acting is well done and the cutscenes have refined comic-book feel to it.

    My advice spend your money on something else!
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  6. Feb 14, 2020
    2
    They said it will contain the exact same content as other consoles...but it doesnt have pre order dlc like Xone and PS4.
    When in dock mode the
    They said it will contain the exact same content as other consoles...but it doesnt have pre order dlc like Xone and PS4.
    When in dock mode the grapichs are not that good and it is even worse in handheld mode.
    Some items like a warspike or fence have texture problems.

    I hope they will fix it soon.
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  7. Feb 15, 2020
    2
    I have played this game for 5 hours. And co-op is broken. Had to restart my switch 5 times play levels over again because doors closed again.I have played this game for 5 hours. And co-op is broken. Had to restart my switch 5 times play levels over again because doors closed again. It really need some patches to fix this. I won't recommend it if you going to play coop Expand

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