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  • Summary: Developed by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge andDeveloped by Japanese developer FromSoftware, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge and deep RPG gameplay as they search for a way to survive the coming apocalypse. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
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  1. May 25, 2016
    100
    One needs a certain disposition to appreciate Dark Souls III – a willingness to face setbacks and challenges and then overcome them. Don't expect to play this just like any other action-RPG. If you're going to play this game, it must be on its own terms and as it's meant to be played. That patience will be rewarded with a masterpiece, easily one of the best action and role-playing games of the year.
  2. Apr 8, 2016
    100
    Dark Souls 3 must bow its head to its Playstation predecessor - but should be proud that it manages to be a gruelling, challenging adventure, pushing endlessly through horror and weirdness.
  3. Apr 5, 2016
    90
    A game like Dark Souls 3 is best gone into blind so as to heighten the sense of wonder and accomplishment you feel when you discover things for yourself, and I don’t want to rob you of that. All you need to know is that without any shadow of a doubt, I believe Dark Souls 3 is the finest game in the Souls series to date. It looks amazing, sounds amazing, plays amazing; the only things that let it down are the minor technical issues and perhaps the sometimes inconsistent difficulty level.
  4. Apr 7, 2016
    90
    Dark Souls 3 is a rough diamond, the final touch to a masterpiece trilogy which will leave its mark on us. This final entry can be seen as easier, but it's maybe the best one to date. Well done, Miyazaki-san.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    May 29, 2016
    90
    FromSoftware have improved and refined an action-RPG series without parallel. Essential. [June 2016, p.77]
  6. 89
    The Dark Souls games remain a high-water mark for the action RPG. Uncompromising, occasionally infuriating, yet constantly rewarding for those with the correct level of patience and dedication, Dark Souls III is a fitting end to a fantastic trilogy.
  7. Apr 4, 2016
    80
    Much like From Software's earlier entries, Dark Souls III obscures its plot beneath its gameplay elements--the story is more concerned with tone than exposition. But what plot there is asks important questions: why do we place our idols in such high regard? How did they become our legends? The Lords of Cinder are imposing figures in Dark Souls III, and their power is attractive to pawns like us. But the end of their road is a lonely one--was that destination worth the sacrifice it took to get there?

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 164
  1. Feb 7, 2017
    10
    Nice comeback to DS1, wonderful locations, not so impressive bosses and so few of them comparing to DS2. Ending was disappointing. Also I hateNice comeback to DS1, wonderful locations, not so impressive bosses and so few of them comparing to DS2. Ending was disappointing. Also I hate when area boss is dead you cant summon friend. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    PRAIS THE SUN! Without any spoilers I will say I have played all 3 Dark Souls games and this one is by far the superior one. The graphicsPRAIS THE SUN! Without any spoilers I will say I have played all 3 Dark Souls games and this one is by far the superior one. The graphics look splendid, the atmosphere(which has always been my favorite part of dark souls games) is eerie and spellbinding. The music is creepy and top notch again, the combat much more smooth than Scholar of the First Sin, the boss battles so far(only 2 I have fought) are fun and annoying but rewarding when you conquer the bosses. I don't see any other game topping this game in 2016 should be GOTY........IMO Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2021
    10
    One of the best ending to any gaming franchises I've ever seen its sadly lacks the inerconnectivity that the first game has but it makes upOne of the best ending to any gaming franchises I've ever seen its sadly lacks the inerconnectivity that the first game has but it makes up for it in its boss fights. Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2022
    10
    217小时全成就,这中间我足足开了5次档(每次都全通过关),恶心的地方各人知道,有趣的故事我还是多多少少了解,觉得好玩嘛还是问自己就好217小时全成就,这中间我足足开了5次档(每次都全通过关),恶心的地方各人知道,有趣的故事我还是多多少少了解,觉得好玩嘛还是问自己就好
  5. Apr 28, 2022
    10
    Good game make unga bunga brain happy, use big sword to slap everything, happiness no come from dirty intelligence and magic.
  6. Jun 26, 2020
    9
    Una gran entrega pero que no llega al nivel de la primera parte, pero eso no lo hace malo, solo un poco menos bueno
  7. Sep 4, 2018
    0
    Muito difícil e sem sentido o jogo! Não tem mapa, não tem save e alem de tudo o online dele e ruim!!!

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