Dark Souls will be the most deeply challenging game you play this year. Can you live through a million deaths and earn your legacy?
User reviews: Very Positive (38,567 reviews) - 89% of the 38,567 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 23 Aug, 2012

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Microsoft Xbox Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.

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About This Game

New Content for PC
Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran. Sent back to the past, player will discover the story when Knight Artorias still lives.
  • New Bosses – Including Black Dragon, Sanctuary Guardian, Artorias of the Abyss.
  • PVP Arena & Online Matchmaking System – Quick matching for players to play 1vs1, 2vs2 and 4 player battle royal.
  • New Areas – Including Oolacile Township, Oolacile Sanctuary, Royal Wood, Battle of Stoicism which is the training ground for online PVP battles.
  • New Enemies – Including Wooden scarecrows, Chained Prisoner, Stone Knight.
  • New NPCs – Including Hawkeye Gough, Elizabeth (keeper of the sanctuary).
  • New Weapons and Armor – Equip some from the new bosses, enemies, and NPCs

The Story

Dark Souls is the new action role-playing game from the developers who brought you Demon’s Souls, FromSoftware. Dark Souls will have many familiar features: A dark fantasy universe, tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and unique online interactions. Dark Souls is a spiritual successor to Demon’s, not a sequel. Prepare for a new, despair-inducing world, with a vast, fully-explorable horizon and vertically-oriented landforms. Prepare for a new, mysterious story, centered around the the world of Lodran, but most of all, prepare to die. You will face countless murderous traps, countless darkly grotesque mobs and several gargantuan, supremely powerful demons and dragons bosses. You must learn from death to persist through this unforgiving world. And you aren’t alone. Dark Souls allows the spirits of other players to show up in your world, so you can learn from their deaths and they can learn from yours. You can also summon players into your world to co-op adventure, or invade other's worlds to PVP battle. New to Dark Souls are Bonfires, which serve as check points as you fight your way through this epic adventure. While rested at Bonfires, your health and magic replenish but at a cost, all mobs respawn. Beware: There is no place in Dark Souls that is truly safe. With days of game play and an even more punishing difficulty level, Dark Souls will be the most deeply challenging game you play this year. Can you live through a million deaths and earn your legacy?

Key Features:

  • Extremely Deep, Dark & Difficult – Unforgiving in its punishment, yet rewarding for the determined – learn to strategize freely and conquer seemingly impossible challenges.
  • Fully Seamless World – Explore a completely integrated world of dark fantasy where dungeons and areas are seamlessly intertwined, with great height.
  • Mastery Earns Progression – Contains 60 hours of gameplay, with nearly 100 uniquely despair-inducing monsters & an incredibly nuanced RPG systems including: weaponry, armor, miracles, faith, and more. Player success depends on their eventual mastery of how and when to use the magic spells, choice of armor, the number of weapons, the types of weapons, and the moves attached to the weapons.
  • Network Play – Players may cross paths with one another, invading each other for PVP battles, or to play co-op and take on giant boss encounters as a team.
  • Flexible Character Development & Role Play – As the player progresses, they must carefully choose which of their character’s abilities to enhance as this will determine their progression style.
  • Community – See other real players and empathize with their journey, learn from seeing how others died, find and leave messages for your fellow players; helping them or leading them into death.
  • Symbolic of Life & Hope – The Bonfire is an important feature in Dark Souls for many reasons. Though in gameplay it serves as a health and magic recovery and a progression check point, it also happens to be the one place in the dark world where players can find a fleeting moment of warmth and calm.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 GHz+ or AMD Phenom II X2 545 3.0 GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 4GB
    • Video Card: GeForce 9800 GTX+ or ATI Radeon HD 4870+
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct Sound Compatible
    • Additional: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.
Helpful customer reviews
1,068 of 1,158 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,390 people found this review funny
1,246.0 hrs on record
Posted: 25 October, 2015
haven't got past undead burg yet, send help
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333 of 384 people (87%) found this review helpful
359 people found this review funny
151.9 hrs on record
Posted: 22 August, 2015
How this game works

Live
Die
Repeat

How the battles works

Live
Die once (or twice!)
You should not repeat

How the boss fight works

Live for 9 seconds
Die horribly
Repeat trying every different way to win

How the jump system works

Run
Roll by accident
Die because of gravity
Repeat

10/10 Would challenge the gravity again

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240 of 272 people (88%) found this review helpful
222 people found this review funny
154.4 hrs on record
Posted: 20 December, 2015
woke up looking like a piece of bacon.

fought a large-a ssed demon
fought a furry with an axe
fought two gargoyles with Sunbro
fought ANOTHER furry with two dogs
fought Gaming's Second Largest V agina™
fought a japanese spider fetishist's wet dream
didn't fight the golem. let tarkus tank it.
got double penetrated by Drake and Josh
fought a crossdresser
pet a fluffy tail
fought an albino dragon with sociopathic tendencies
fought a skeleton made of skeletons
"fought" pinwheel. he literally goes down in three hits.
fought four tall guys
fought the large-a ssed demon ON FIRE
fought a centipede ON FIRE
fought a screaming man ON FIRE
fought groot
got pulled back in time by a giant hand
fought a goat lion scorpion.....eagle...thing?
had a meaningful conversation with a mushroom
saw a huge man aimbot black spyro
fought black spyro (i havent beaten him yet if you want to help me please message me)
fought a cripple who throws sand
fought a dude trying to cosplay a pirate ship
got invaded like 7 times, only won 2 of them
fought Lovecraft's rafiki
parried flaming santa claus to death

MORAL OF THE STORY: NEVER GIVE UP, DON'T SCREW UP, AND GIT GUD.
10/10. Prepare to Die, indeed.
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229 of 273 people (84%) found this review helpful
172 people found this review funny
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: 2 September, 2015
More balanced then CS GO.
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410 of 515 people (80%) found this review helpful
491 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: 5 October, 2015
This game is like anal,
Hard and painful, but you'll get used to it.
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