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  • Summary: Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks on a journey to redeem his brother's name. Become the terrifying force which everyone fears but nothing can escape.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Aug 14, 2012
    100
    It challenges you, it gives you room to breathe, but also a purpose and of course it´s fun for every minute of it, which is all that counts in the end. You don´t have to invent everything again to get that. Not, if you have mastered the craft like Vigil Games obviously has.
  2. Aug 14, 2012
    90
    Darksiders II is better than we expected, we just loved it. It offers tons of content to keep us playing for many many hours, and proves that you don't need to reinvent the wheel to create something new and full of personality. As a game it is excellent and generous with the player, so if you liked the first game, then you should now the wait was worth it. If you miss the original Darksiders, please give this a try. To sum up, it's just one of the adventures of the year. A must-have.
  3. Oct 4, 2012
    90
    Darksiders II is full of enormous environments and dungeons to traverse to and explore, even more fantastical enemies and large-scale bosses to battle, and plenty of challenging hacking, slashing and loot collecting.
  4. Games Master UK
    Aug 13, 2012
    88
    The first Darksiders rightly garnered itself a cult following, but it's barely fit to hold a candle to Darksiders II. Bigger, bolder, more creative, more interesting, deeper, smarter, better... Hurl all the positive adjectives and adverbs you want at this action-adventure sequel and they'll stick good and tight. [Oct 2012, p.73]
  5. Aug 20, 2012
    85
    Darksiders II is a great follow-up aimed mainly at the fans of the first game. Fortunately it can easily appeal to players unfamiliar with War's adventures, players simply looking for a good slasher. The game offers lots of fun, making the player not only show off his/her skills in fighting and jumping, but in logical thinking as well. The game's quality suffers a tiny bit because of its graphics and lack of a really "big" ending. But remember - these small flaws are not enough to discourage anyone. Darksiders II is a great investment that will keep you glued to the screen for a long time.
  6. Aug 14, 2012
    80
    A smart, original evolution of the previous game's concepts with plenty of new things to see and do, from its new protagonist to its faster combat and engaging loot system.
  7. Aug 20, 2012
    60
    Though this might seem like a gripe, Darksiders II is not a bad game. Its mechanics are tightly crafted and there are plenty of exciting battles and twisted puzzles to work through. But don't be surprised if everything feels very familiar, and don't feel ashamed if you're inclined to simply turn it off. After all, you've probably played this game a hundred times before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 111
  2. Negative: 11 out of 111
  1. Aug 14, 2012
    10
    Vigil is the PIXAR of gaming. Passion and attention to detail shows workmanship. Its like Chistmas in August. Fantastic Game play and actionVigil is the PIXAR of gaming. Passion and attention to detail shows workmanship. Its like Chistmas in August. Fantastic Game play and action action action! Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2012
    10
    Amazing action, story, and soundtrack. Darksiders II delivers on all fronts. Impressive visuals, immersive atmosphere and deep loot system,Amazing action, story, and soundtrack. Darksiders II delivers on all fronts. Impressive visuals, immersive atmosphere and deep loot system, Darksiders II has all the characteristics of a GAME OF THE YEAR contender. Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2012
    10
    L3GENDARY!!!!
    exceeds its expectations huge improvement from the first game Death is badass cold arrogant and is a lot more agile than war
    L3GENDARY!!!!
    exceeds its expectations huge improvement from the first game Death is badass cold arrogant and is a lot more agile than war who was like tank like person steadfast relying more on muscle death on the other hand relies on dodging and then coming in for the kill
    combat is awesome and the focus is on rpg a skill tree and the character customization is also there
    the story line is epic and we feel immersed in it. the music score in the game is best ive listened to in a game the setting is wonderful courtesy of Joe Mad a must buy game for all action adventure fans
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  4. Jun 2, 2014
    9
    This game is the reason i got back into RPG's. it is completely immerse, allowing you to customize your characters weapons and armor andThis game is the reason i got back into RPG's. it is completely immerse, allowing you to customize your characters weapons and armor and NOTHING looks stupid in this game. I swear, right off the bat, even the cheapest armor and weapons you find all look awesome, so you dont end up spending hours looking for money just to look cool. If you want to play around looking for cash to get ridiculously strong to make the game a bit easier, you can, and if you just want to progress and earn as you go, thats fine aswell! I love how this game gives you options but doesnt have a million storylines you feel like you have to re-play to find out. The dungeons are big but not so ridiculous that it makes it too intimidating. The map system is not confusing the it's not to hard to seek out the chests. You get new weapons and armors all the time so very easy to customize and find the fighting style you want to use. You always have your scythes, which are totally badass and always useful, but you can use many other secondary weaons that vary from Giant axe, giant hammer, energy gloves, mace, and Wolverine-like gloves to name a FEW and all of them have their own special ability, whether it be charging up and smashing, throwing air blades, or spin slashing! One thing i really love about this game is that every time you beat a boss, you get a new, secondary weapon thats unique from the others, but you have to level up to use them so it makes you really feel excited and eager while fighting the even smallest of foes because you knowing its inching you closer to that cool new item. It's kind of like a cross between The Legend Of Zelda and God Of War. It's F*cking awesome and i totally advise it. I just freaking love this game....go get it...NOW! Expand
  5. May 22, 2020
    8
    Я писал отзыв о первой части, вот теперь очередь второй.
    Признаюсь, игру я ждал. Но когда начал в неё играть, то был разочарован. С первого
    Я писал отзыв о первой части, вот теперь очередь второй.
    Признаюсь, игру я ждал. Но когда начал в неё играть, то был разочарован. С первого взгляда в игре ничего не поменялось. Если к открытому миру я отношусь пессимистически, то и графон и геймплей выглядели как в первой части.
    Но это только с первого взгляда!
    Игра раскрывалась по мере прохождения, оказалось, что в игре изменилось буквально все. Не всё в лучшую сторону, на мой взгляд, но всё.
    В игре появились отдельные миры, в прочем, два первых мира, на мой взгляд, через чур растянуты и пустынны. А два последних наоборот плохо раскрыты. (Не называю названий миров, может, есть такие кто не играл).
    Ещё хочу сказать о боссах, не понимаю, зачем, но многих из них сделали необязательными. Зачем?
    В принципе игра мне понравилась.
    А графон стал отличительной частью франшизы как в Borderlands.
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  6. Oct 12, 2012
    8
    Darksiders 2 at it's core is a fantastic combat and adventure driven game. The combat is much more finely tuned and so is the platforming. TheDarksiders 2 at it's core is a fantastic combat and adventure driven game. The combat is much more finely tuned and so is the platforming. The addition of loot and side quest feel very natural with the flow of the game. Unfortunately for me within 10 hours in I began to lose interest due to the bland story and uninteresting characters. After a nice long break I was amazed who easy it was to jump back into the grind of things. Story aside, I can safely say if you enjoyed the first title, than you will surely enjoy the sequel. Those new to the series can find a lot to enjoy as well. Expand
  7. Jul 16, 2013
    0
    After the first one i was excited to play the second one. Holy this game sucks. The PC controls are laughable, combat lag, random lag,After the first one i was excited to play the second one. Holy this game sucks. The PC controls are laughable, combat lag, random lag, horrible camera that me over multiple times. The story is total crap "hey go run some errands for me and ill help you" HE IS DEATH NOT AN ERRAND BOY. At least i didnt blow 50$ on it and bought it during the steam summer sale, but jesus christ could you have done any worse THQ? sure as hell wont be buying any more of your games ever again. you failed hardcore, DO NOT buy this game its crap. Expand

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