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  • Summary: Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War the first Horseman of the Apocalypse stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hostsDeceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War the first Horseman of the Apocalypse stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Apr 8, 2019
    90
    I have not replayed through the Warmastered Edition on Switch as I write this, but I have played it some — enough that I feel ready to report that the game is still great but that this release is quite simply a direct port to the Switch with no new features or changes that I can discern.
  2. Apr 1, 2019
    84
    Darksiders is still a beautiful game that follows the classic Zelda formula with an apocalyptic setting and comic style characters. It is the same game released for Wii U, with no additions.
  3. Apr 1, 2019
    80
    While not the definitive version, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is no slouch on the Nintendo Switch. Whether played in graphics or performance mode, docked or handheld, it’s still an outstanding version of an already outstanding game.
  4. Apr 2, 2019
    80
    Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a great game with elements of exploration and puzzles. His artistic design is based on Christian mythology and is really amazing, with good characters and a complete story. Some elements look old but it’s still a very funny hack and slash. It does not have many new features for veteran players, but if you are new to the franchise it is the best way to enter it.
  5. Apr 1, 2019
    73
    The roar of the Apocalypse has remained the same as always: fascinating, epic and roaring.
  6. Apr 1, 2019
    70
    Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is a faithful port of the original that brings every slash of Chaoseaster and every bloody execution to Nintendo Switch in all its glory. While still the inferior entry in the Darksiders trilogy, this first outing is still a robust action-platformer full of satisfying melee combos, open-ended levels and a suitably over-the-top story. Easily one of the most underrated franchises to appear in the previous generation, Darksiders is a solid port that finally unleashes the Apocalypse in handheld form.
  7. May 8, 2019
    60
    Anyone who wants a quality Zelda-style action adventure game on their Switch is going to be better off with Okami HD. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is a polished and shiny bronze medal. Fighting monsters is as standard can be, and what keeps things stimulating is the variety of the environment, puzzle solving, spectacle, and the exploration to be had. It is satisfying to stumble on a hidden chest and find some upgrade that War could use as it is in most adventures. Often entertaining but not exactly emotionally engaging, Darksiders takes itself too seriously.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Apr 4, 2019
    10
    A first-time player here. I missed this one back in 2010 and I was hyped to get it on the Switch. As advised in one of the reviews I switchedA first-time player here. I missed this one back in 2010 and I was hyped to get it on the Switch. As advised in one of the reviews I switched to high-performance (handheld mode) and I immediately experienced an improvement in gameplay and experience. I think it's a pretty great port at a great price point. I would have paid full price for this, honestly. Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2019
    10
    This game is the perfect combination of hack and slash with puzzle, action-adventure and exploration gameplay. Fans of God of War, Devil MayThis game is the perfect combination of hack and slash with puzzle, action-adventure and exploration gameplay. Fans of God of War, Devil May Cry, Bayonetta and Legend of Zelda will feel right at home with this game. The inspiration from the above games is obvious, but Darksiders does not copy them i a bad way; the game is its own great and unique experience. THQ Nordic did a fantastic job by porting the first game of one of their best franchises onto Switch. For those who missed the original or any of the Warmastered Edition versions, now is the time to jump in one of the greatest action-adventure games....on the go. Expand
  3. Apr 2, 2019
    10
    Absolutely brilliant game. And just to be clear I DO KNOW this game in original form is rather old now. But having Switch we do have toAbsolutely brilliant game. And just to be clear I DO KNOW this game in original form is rather old now. But having Switch we do have to remember about it's downsides from which low performance (in compare to XO and PS4) is the biggest one. The game itself is one of best of ports on Switch I played so far, well... excluding Skyrim, hard to beat that one even though it's buggggged in so many ways on every platform I played it. And back to Darksiders - great graphics with no bugs, 60FPS with still great graphics, smooth performance, PRICE, ridiculously short loadings (in compare to Civilization 6 for example which in switch version I absolutely hate). I do recommend Darksiders on Switch to everyone. I really do. And the price of $30 is really great, even for a port (in compare look price for D3, Skyrim or C6). Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2019
    9
    This is the way Nintendo Switch ports should be done.

    First of all, before playing this game for the first time, make sure you go into the
    This is the way Nintendo Switch ports should be done.

    First of all, before playing this game for the first time, make sure you go into the 'Options' menu, change the 'Performance Mode' to 'High Performance' and turn 'Vignette' and 'Chroma FX' OFF. Trust me, you will be glad you did.

    While the original game came out just over 9 years ago, the gameplay still holds up surprisingly well, and the graphics on display are a testament to how good a game can look on the Switch when the developers take the time to wring every drop of power they can out of the system, regardless if you're playing on a Television or in Handheld mode. While the music is nothing new or groundbreaking, it is fully appropriate and epic when the story beats and boss battles call for it. Also, hearing Mark Hamill's voice in this game is always a delight.

    Unfortunately, the game does have some drawbacks such as combat feeling frustrating when going up against certain enemies that don't telegraph their attacks well, and the grind of collecting souls (currency, health, and rage) can be a bit monotonous and can feel like it was designed to pad out the game from time to time, but there have been no game-breaking bugs or crashing issues.

    Overall, this game feels like a high-quality offering from THQ Nordic, and while there are certainly similar games on the Switch, there are few that are as well-done as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition; and being able to play it wherever you want is just the icing on the cake.
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  5. Nov 26, 2019
    8
    A great port, a lot of references to other universes, for example, the entire game is controlled by Arthas from Warcraft. And there are a lotA great port, a lot of references to other universes, for example, the entire game is controlled by Arthas from Warcraft. And there are a lot of such finds in the game - fun, dynamic, no drawdowns with arbitrariness and graphics, and what else does the game need? Expand