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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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Score distribution:
  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: 37 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. 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
  2. Sep 28, 2021
    10
    Awesome game. The fact you can play through the game multiple times with different weapon styles, spells, the different routes through most ofAwesome game. The fact you can play through the game multiple times with different weapon styles, spells, the different routes through most of the bosses/areas. And of course, the best part of Dark Souls will always be the bosses and the challenges. If I could give it higher than a 10 I would.

    The best change by far is the slight graphical increase (Yes, Slight, it's def noticeable but still not on par with DS2/DS3.
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  3. Mar 13, 2022
    10
    Masterpiece in game design and world building, now with all performance issues fixed to a solid 60fps.
  4. Jun 21, 2020
    9
    Dark Souls is not perfect, it have is problems but is one of the most but it is one of the best games on the market.
    it is difficult,
    Dark Souls is not perfect, it have is problems but is one of the most but it is one of the best games on the market.
    it is difficult, especially at the beginning, but it is one of the titles that give more satisfaction once you complete something: every time you defeat a boss, every time you understand the weak points of the enemies, every time you understand the right tactics for master the game.
    It has a beautiful world built very well with a great story hidden in the items

    Story - 8
    Characters - 8
    Graphics - 7
    Gameplay - 9
    Sound & Music - 9
    World - 10
    Level Design - 10
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  5. Feb 28, 2022
    9
    This game, this %$&%ing game. Just absolutely changed how I view and enjoy gaming. Was expecting more out of this port. But overall, an okThis game, this %$&%ing game. Just absolutely changed how I view and enjoy gaming. Was expecting more out of this port. But overall, an ok port with better resolution and frame rate improvements. Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2022
    8
    I love Lordran gg from soft. You are genius. The map is one of the biggest architecture experience in the video game history
  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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