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  • Summary: From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.

    However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.

    Darksiders: Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.
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Darksiders Genesis - Gameplay Trailer | Gamescom 2019
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    84
    Darksiders: Genesis redeems the series after the disappointment of the 3rd entry last year. It manages to capture the essence that makes Darksiders what it is, while transposing it in to a new genre. Top quality action, over the top powers and spectacle and a fun core loop that provides challenge without too much frustration. Removing the series staple platforming wouldn’t have hurt, and at times solo play can be a little bit attritional, but overall you’d be hard pressed not to have a good time with Genesis.
  2. Feb 13, 2020
    80
    Whereas Darksiders III missed the mark by straying too far from the path, Darksiders Genesis on Xbox One proves that the formula from the first two games was successful enough for their franchise. It’s true that this is a more linear experience this time around, but none of what made Darksiders a cult hit in the first place has been sacrificed in translation.
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    80
    Genesis feels like a Darksiders, just with a different camera, and it brings back the cooperative mode that didn’t make it to the original game. There are some rough edges, including some collision-detection bugs that can be quite annoying, but if you like this type of adventures, it’s worth your time.
  4. Feb 13, 2020
    76
    Darksiders Genesis manages to maintain the spirit of the franchise despite the change in perspective. It's fun and has an incredible artistic section, although it is hampered by certain performance issues.
  5. Feb 14, 2020
    74
    Darksiders Genesis isn’t a bad game. It has a lot of potential to it and there are some things it does well. I especially liked the twists to its story. The problem is that it is pretty clear it didn’t get the same level of attention as its predecessors. Elements of its design makes it feel like corners were cut in an effort to get things done as efficiently as possible. This can mean some platforming segments are difficult to get past and a little perhaps the puzzles could have actually been challenging.
  6. Feb 13, 2020
    72
    Darksiders: Genesis delivers a varied and entertaining action-RPG experience, with good gameplay and longevity. Some design choices and technical problems keep it from reaching its full potential though, making the experience a bit frustrating and chaotic.
  7. Feb 18, 2020
    65
    Darksiders: Genesis is a neat concept with a frankly bizarre execution. While the isometric viewpoint is cool during certain scenarios – namely Strife’s twin-stick shooter gameplay – everything else doesn’t really fit, especially the awful platforming. It’s not a bad game, it’s just not a very good one.

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  1. Feb 17, 2020
    10
    Juego bastante entretenido, como amante de este género, quedé muy satisfecho. Haber incluido a todos los jinetes hubiera sido mejor, pero paraJuego bastante entretenido, como amante de este género, quedé muy satisfecho. Haber incluido a todos los jinetes hubiera sido mejor, pero para el próximo genesis lo harán de seguro. Horas de juego aceptables, pero al ser muy frenético, basta y sobra. Buena compra. Muy recomendado. Expand