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Darksiders 2

9.1 reviews

Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders. Featuring a dramatically larger world, full weapon and armour upgrade systems as well as bigger and more challenging dungeons and vast array of new enemies and bosses, Darksiders II strives to improve on every aspect of the original hit.

Genre: Action Adventure
Platforms: Xbox 360  Also on: PS3  PC 

Developer Vigil Games Publisher THQ Release Date Aug 14, 2012

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10 reviews review
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10 reviews review
These new elements are just icing on an already delicious cake. Toss in the additional Crucible mode, which offers up a 100 wave arena for you to fight against ever increasing difficult hordes, all the optional side content, and the full story quest, and you’ve got a whole lot of quality gaming to spend your time with. There’s little to complain about with Darksiders II, in fact, I pretty much love everything about this game. I won’t be surprised to see it end up on quite a few Game of the Year lists at the tail end of the year, which I’m sure you’ll come to understand once you lay your hands on it this week.
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9.5 reviews review
All of this simply leaves me with a serious hope that THQ can find their footing and maintain as a company, just so we can continue to see, and play, games of this nature. Darksiders II is a game built around throwback mechanics and exploration, but done in a modern and narrative fulfilling way. It absolutely trumps the first game, which in itself was a work of masterful art, and leaves me hoping we don’t have to wait two years for the inevitable third game. One of the year’s best releases by far.
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9.4 reviews review
Darksiders II gets nearly everything right. Little pieces like a sprawling sidequest system, additional RPG-lite conversation trees, getting a “This is the story so far…” recap any time you click ‘continue’ from the main screen, the beautiful and incredibly-scaled heavily-varied environments, and the depth of the nuanced and familiar loot system all come together to support a fantastic storyline. Toss in the challenge of The Crucible arena system, the ability to customize Death’s skills, and the nagging two empty skill slots when I finished the game gives me every reason to click that “New Game+” option and kick things off again. Every year I look over the list of games I’m excited to play and all too often I’m somewhat disappointed with what was almost an awesome game. Darksiders II exceeds the first title in every way – well done Vigil! See you soon (hopefully) for Darksiders III!
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9.2 reviews review
Aside from the minor visual issues, there is little to criticize about Darksiders II. The game is packed with content, is visually striking and features some brilliant level design. It expands on the mythology of the franchise, giving players a world that is both bigger and better than the original. Darksiders II is one of the best games in its genre, easily surpassing last fall's The Legend of Zelda:
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