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  • Summary: Penned by legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira (X-Men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimates), Darksiders is set in a Post-Apocalyptic demon-ravaged world where evil forces have prematurely brought about the end of the time. Originally sent to oversee the destruction of Earth, the Four HorsemenPenned by legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira (X-Men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimates), Darksiders is set in a Post-Apocalyptic demon-ravaged world where evil forces have prematurely brought about the end of the time. Originally sent to oversee the destruction of Earth, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have been betrayed by their master, stripped of their powers and cast down to Earth. Players take on the role of WAR -- the first of the Four Horsemen -- as he embarks on a brutal quest of vengeance and revenge against the forces that betrayed him with the help of his phantom steed RUIN. The first title from new THQ studio Vigil Games, Darksiders: Wrath of War features open-world exploration, a deep combat system and a huge arsenal of modern and mythical weapons. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 73 out of 81
  2. Negative: 0 out of 81
  1. If ever there was a pure gamer’s game, Darksiders is it.
  2. This is no cash-in. What at first seems like a God of War clone turns into a grown up version of Zelda - a bloody adventure with dark themes and settings, and it actually works. The puzzles are clever, the combat is visceral, there are a good amount of items and upgrades to be had and the world is convincing.
  3. Darksiders is revealed to be a very good game and an authentic surprise, showing the true passion of the developers for many classical gameplay mechanics, managing to avoid any "clone effect". The game is only lacking that magic and pathos that could have guaranteed it a place in the games pantheon. It is however an unmissable title for every action-rpg lover.
  4. It's able to emulate its idols very well, so whatever War is doing, it's bound to be enjoyable. But anyone who's attracted to this sort of game, or action games in general, is going to feel more familiar than floored.
  5. Like a less polished God of War with a great comic book artstyle and brutal gameplay. Has some minor flaws but is overall a brilliant action adventure.
  6. In spite of lifting nearly every gameplay element from other, often better games, Darksiders still succeeds at bringing these disparate threads together into a brutally satisfying whole. It’s also a blast to explore even at its low points, and if the idea of a Zelda with a more “mature” bent and better combat catches your interest, you’ll want to check this out.
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    It's an open world that's not open, a Zelda game with no wit or brain power, and a God Of War clone without bite. [Feb 2010, p.122]

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  1. Positive: 63 out of 82
  2. Negative: 6 out of 82
  1. EricP.
    Jan 6, 2010
    10
    I have not had this much fun going through a game, since Devil May Cry 4 almost 2 years ago. Not to mention is also brings back the same I have not had this much fun going through a game, since Devil May Cry 4 almost 2 years ago. Not to mention is also brings back the same feeling I had while playing Zelda OOT. Sure the game borrows elements from other games, but I will not fault it since it is so much fun to play. Expand
  2. AngryWimp
    Jan 5, 2010
    10
    My score of 10, doesn't represent my thoughts that the game is flawless. What it represents, is my feelings of the value of the overall My score of 10, doesn't represent my thoughts that the game is flawless. What it represents, is my feelings of the value of the overall experience of playing the game, which for me, was a 10. I personally had a blast being an Action Hero that can brawl fluidly with the best of them, and being able to do it in a compelling adventure, was for me one of the best times I've had with a single player game in many years. Can't wait to see what Vigil does next! Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    OMFG!! This game is by FAR the most UNDERRATED game this gen! Its a **** amazing game.. I dont know why some people hate it, i recommend everyOMFG!! This game is by FAR the most UNDERRATED game this gen! Its a **** amazing game.. I dont know why some people hate it, i recommend every "REAL" gamer to buy this AMAZING MASTERPIECE!!! Expand
  4. JustinJ.
    Jan 9, 2010
    9
    I was surprisingly pleased with my purchase of Darksiders, despite it borrowing the most successful elements of some other games (Zelda I was surprisingly pleased with my purchase of Darksiders, despite it borrowing the most successful elements of some other games (Zelda especially), Darksiders offers the opportunity to play a game in a huge open world, with a smooth and rewarding combat system (albeit even with the limited amount of execution animations) and amazing monster and character designs. Expand
  5. calebR.
    Jan 26, 2010
    8
    absolutely amazing game. sure it dosnt bring anything new to the table of games. but this is the closest we are ever going to get to a (good) absolutely amazing game. sure it dosnt bring anything new to the table of games. but this is the closest we are ever going to get to a (good) zelda game on 360 (until there is a bgae sequel) and plus the zeldaish gameplay mixed with god of war combat is great i would actually like to see combat like this is a new zelda game. and yeah the combat is a little repetitive and the graphics in gameplay really look like a 360 launch title (other the fmv cutscenes which are beautiful) but honestly i love this game. i would rent it first to see if you would like it but i bought launch day and love this game SO MUCH. the only reasons for not getting a perfect 10 is just the small amount of repetitiveness and the sub par graphics. also the screen tearing on the 360 version is noticeable but not game ruining and still perfectly playable and enjoyable and not at all distracting from the game imo Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2013
    8
    So this game made me feel the same way that Saints Row made me feel, Darksiders has almost the same control skim as God of War and to beSo this game made me feel the same way that Saints Row made me feel, Darksiders has almost the same control skim as God of War and to be honest the one thing that keep me from playing this game back in 2010 was because it was in my eyes just a God of War clone. But, I tried it and I have to say that this game is so much better than God of War. The story is not bad, I feel like War is really bad ass through out the game, the enemies all look like they should be yugioh card also the game looks really cool. The art style works with this game and there is no reason to hate on that part of the game. There is some things that could of been better, the enemies might look cool but for the most part almost half of the enemies can be killed with just hitting one button, no joke if you hit B you can slam the smaller zombies on the ground and the basic bats can be killed in the air with the same button. Other than that, this game is a really great game and one of the best games for the 360. Worth a look at and at least the time of day. Expand
  7. Oct 30, 2018
    1
    Трэш. Можэт, если бы я играл в это не сразу после Гова 3, то смог бы поставить хотя бы 2.Трэш. Можэт, если бы я играл в это не сразу после Гова 3, то смог бы поставить хотя бы 2.

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