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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. Play Magazine
    100
    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.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    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: 69 out of 90
  2. Negative: 6 out of 90
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    First of all, I've played games before like Zelda, Prototype, Devil May Cry, etc, and they're all good. Darksiders really surpasses them allFirst of all, I've played games before like Zelda, Prototype, Devil May Cry, etc, and they're all good. Darksiders really surpasses them all though in my point of view. I'm glad that I bought this game because when I started it, it was already great from the beginning. War is such an epic Horseman. He gives his story in this game really well. The length of play is fair. It could be more, but that is not a massive issue about this game. The action, acting, and music are great as well as the graphics in the game. Highly recommended to those people who likes post apocalyptic action games! Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2013
    10
    By far, one of the most underrated games i can think of, Darksiders, gets almost everything right, and delivers in well worth your money levelBy far, one of the most underrated games i can think of, Darksiders, gets almost everything right, and delivers in well worth your money level of quality and length experience. It is long enough to provide great entertainment but not feel too long. The world is beautiful crafted, and the characters are interesting and fun to discover. Combat is fun and challenging. It perfectly balances something that is extremely hard to do especially in action adventure games: making your character feel bad ass and powerful, while still providing a challenge to the game. They do this with many difficult puzzles in the world, as well as having both War, and his Enemies be powerful. Slowly getting more powers and weapons allows for new access to the world. The various enemies also provides for a strategic gameplay. In my top five for sure. highly recommended. 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. Feb 27, 2017
    9
    Darksiders is the best Zelda game I've played thay wasn't developed by nintendo. I'm not going to pretend the game doesn't have issues.Darksiders is the best Zelda game I've played thay wasn't developed by nintendo. I'm not going to pretend the game doesn't have issues. Plotholes, a cliffhanger ending, and a difficulty curve that goes up and down on a whim. It could be argued that it borrows too heavily from other titles (Zelda and God of War primarily) but being the first game from a new studio I can't blame them for playing it safe. It could also be argued that the individual aspects of the game are somewhat medicore (combat, puzzles, level design), but I'd say that the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. Look past Darksiders relatively small flaws and you'll find a game that is perfectly paced always giving you something new and fresh to do every hour or so. A game by gamers for gamers, Darksiders is an absolute classic in my eyes Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2012
    8
    A great game. Perhaps between God of War and Zelda it failed to catch the public's attention, but behind familiar genres lies a completelyA great game. Perhaps between God of War and Zelda it failed to catch the public's attention, but behind familiar genres lies a completely unique experience. As much as the combat is repetitive, it is fun from start to end, similar to God of War. The game is, for this day and age, quite long, standing at 18 hours. The dungeons are varied. Where the game shines the most is the artistic style and direction. It is filled with captivating cutscenes and unique dungeons which although large, never feel old. As you complete the story you will feel immensely satisfied by the great writing. So, although darksiders doesn't break any new barriers, it is a strong experience I suggest to every player. 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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