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  • Summary: Embark upon an epic dark fantasy in a universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design - full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets - and uncover its deeply rooted lore.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 3, 2018
    90
    As a gameplay experience, you owe it to yourself to play Dark Souls Remastered – which to my mind is what Dark Souls should have always been.
  2. Jun 25, 2018
    90
    Virtually every facet of this remastering enhances the experience of the original game, especially the performance. Despite this, it has some negative points.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 23, 2018
    90
    Exacting and exhilarating, this slightly fugly remaster remains a challenging classic. [Aug 2018, p.76]
  4. May 25, 2018
    85
    Although not quite as refined as one would have hoped, Dark Souls Remastered takes the critically acclaimed 2011 game and brings it back for a sharper, more fluid experience. Bugs and annoyances occur infrequently, but in the face of its stable framerate, its improved lighting and effects and its inclusion of Artorias of the Abyss, this is easy to overlook. Simply put, this is the best version of the game to date.
  5. May 25, 2018
    80
    A solid remaster, with some good improvements in graphics, usability and multiplayer gameplay; it's definitely advised if you never played the original game, but if you've already played it, it couldn't offer enough incentives to go back to Lordran.
  6. Jun 23, 2018
    80
    This Dark Souls Remastered targets people who played the original game on console, or the ones who never played it before. It’s still one of a kind game, but this remastered version is definitely too lazy.
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    80
    Dark Souls Remastered is exactly what the name implies and fans will adore it. I still suck royally at these games. I still want an easy mode so I can manage to get through them without frustration, but the game that spawned a genre is still finely crafted. The jump in framerate and added DLC make this the package to own. For new and old players this is the version to own.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Mar 30, 2020
    10
    I could not be more amazed with this, is one of the best stories related in a videogame ever, a literally epic world full of a great andI could not be more amazed with this, is one of the best stories related in a videogame ever, a literally epic world full of a great and varied ambience, The gameplay is great without a doubt, even if it's not perfect, works as the inspiration for a whole subgenre of videogames. It has made me happy and sad with his lore and varied characters. Is the second time I play it, the first one was in PC. Definitely worth playing. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2018
    10
    F*** this PIECE OF S*** MASTERPIECEF*** this PIECE OF S*** MASTERPIECE fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff**K THIS GAME Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2018
    10
    While Dark Souls: Remastered is more of a port than a remaster, it is by far the best version of Dark Souls. The enhancements made by theWhile Dark Souls: Remastered is more of a port than a remaster, it is by far the best version of Dark Souls. The enhancements made by the X-BOX One X to have native 4K resolution make this game look absolutely stunning at places. To all those claiming it's a basic port, this game would run at two frames per second on the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360. If you love Dark Souls and aren't cheap, you'll love this game. If you're new to this game or the series in general, Dark Souls: Remastered is a great place to start. Dark Souls: Remastered is a flawed masterpiece. Expand
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    9
    Let me start off by saying that this is not a remake, and I know that a lot of people were angry about that. If you go into this gameLet me start off by saying that this is not a remake, and I know that a lot of people were angry about that. If you go into this game expecting it to be drastically different from the original version, then you might be disappointed. In a nut shell, it is a better running version of the original with some improvements to the inventory system and pvp.
    While it may look the same as before initially, there are some noticeable graphical improvements. For example, the magic in this game is a night and day difference from before. Before, magic attacks would look like a colored mist, but now it looks like it has quality to it. Of course the biggest difference for people coming from the 360/PS3 versions is going to be the lack in frame rate drop in areas such as Blighttown. Another smaller change is to the usage of items in your inventory. Whereas before you had to use humanity or captured souls one at a time, now you can use as many as you want all at once, saving you time.
    I can't comment too heavily on the pvp since I'm more of a single player kind of person and I only got invaded a few times. I can comment that pvp still seems to not run 100% perfectly like it should in a remaster, although you can now have 3v3 combat which is cool.
    This is still Dark Souls, meaning it is one of the best games ever made. Whether or not people feel that these changes justify $40 is a choice they will have to make. To me, the frame rate upgrades were enough to justify the purchase, and having just finished the game, I have no regrets. If this is going to be your first attempt at a Soulsborne game, I highly recommend this version on consoles, especially since it comes with the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.
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  5. Jun 5, 2018
    8
    Bugs aside, DS:Remastered is a phenomenal game that should be everyone's starting point for the franchise - if you've played 2 or 3 or BB thenBugs aside, DS:Remastered is a phenomenal game that should be everyone's starting point for the franchise - if you've played 2 or 3 or BB then you'll likely find parts of the game frustrating and not nearly as polished as the later games in the series but it's still an immense role-playing experience that I'd recommend to anyone Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2019
    8
    I love the gameplay and above all the exact control. If you die, it's not the game that you owe, but yourself. A little more RPG and storyI love the gameplay and above all the exact control. If you die, it's not the game that you owe, but yourself. A little more RPG and story would lead me to 10 out of 10. Expand
  7. SH1
    Jul 6, 2019
    0
    I played this up to the Ornstein and Smough boss battle, and then decided to spend my time on other games, leaving me feeling unsatisfied.I played this up to the Ornstein and Smough boss battle, and then decided to spend my time on other games, leaving me feeling unsatisfied.

    A lot of time is wasted by just running across the map and avoiding enemies in order to get to boss battles. Another thing that bothered me is that you lose progress by having to recover your souls when you die. I think it was designed this way to stretch the game out, rather than to improve player experience.

    I will not be buying more products in this franchise.
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