Developed by FROM SOFTWARE, DARK SOULS™ II is the highly anticipated sequel to the gruelling 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.
User reviews: Very Positive (28,345 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014

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Recommended By Curators

"More accessible, challenging, and rewarding than its predecessor, this is the Dark Souls sequel PC gamers deserve."
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Reviews

“…this is the Dark Souls sequel PC gamers deserve.”
91/100 – PC Gamer

“The PC version of Dark Souls II is the definitive one to own.”
9.75/10 – Game Informer

“Brilliant, beautiful, and absolutely essential”
9/10 – EDGE

About This Game

Developed by FROM SOFTWARE, DARK SOULS™ II is the highly anticipated sequel to the gruelling 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.

DARK SOULS™ II brings the franchise’s renowned obscurity & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.

Join the dark journey and experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and the unrelenting challenge that only FROM SOFTWARE can deliver.

Key Features

  • Go Beyond Death: dare yourself to engage against intense gameplay in a vast world powered by an all new engine that leaps graphics, sound & FX forward like never before
  • A labyrinth of monsters & bosses: immerse yourself into mind-bending environments filled with new twisted monsters and deadly bosses that could only come from the imagination of FROM SOFTWARE
  • Sensory assault: a wide range of threats will prey on human senses & phobias - auditory hallucinations, vertigo, acrophobia, etc
  • Deeper and darker: more intricate customization options provide weapons and armor tailoring to player style
  • Evolved multiplayer: updated multiplayer system enables improved online interaction to bring forward cooperative & competitive play
  • Refined gameplay: DARK SOULS™ II features fluid motion-capture animations, an upgraded combat system, a vastly expanded suite of characters, deeper customization options, new weapons, armor abilities, and a balanced player progression system

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
    • Processor: AMD® Phenom II™ X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel® Pentium Core ™ 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel® CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD® A8 3870K 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 or ATI Radeon™ HD 6870 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended
Helpful customer reviews
833 of 1,014 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
155.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
This game is so hard... that you even have to buy it twice to get DX11.

Seriously though, don't buy this version.
Wait till April 2015 for the re-release.
And note, your saves won't transfer.
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1,168 of 1,478 people (79%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
1,084.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
I only played for a little while but so far it seems good
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894 of 1,124 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
222.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Apparently an "HD" version of this game is getting released soon. Looks to be what Dark Souls 2 was meant to be initially, yet was downscaled for consoles. Namco Bandai want to charge FULL ♥♥♥♥ING PRICE for it too, regardless of whether or not you already own a copy of DS2.

Another company down the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, gone the way of EA & Activision.
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1,174 of 1,511 people (78%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Dark souls 2 (quite a nice game, loved it)
Dark Souls 2 HD
Dark Souls 2 Super-HD
Dark Souls 2 Extreme-Super-HD
Dark Souls 2 Ultimate
Dark Souls 2 Ultimate some more
Dark Souls 2 really this is the last one
Dark Souls 2 no no, this is the last one
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Dark Souls 2 Megalodon Multiblade supershark tornado
Dark Souls 2 Prepare to pay edition
Dark Souls 2 Red Faction Guerrilla added Dx11 for free. but we won't, suck it
Dark Souls 2 Hadouken Edition
Dark Souls 2 Episode 1
Dark Souls 2 Episode 2
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Dark Souls 2 mega ultra super deluxe platinum beta edition (v3.0)
Dark Souls 2 mega ultra super deluxe platinum beta edition (v3.0) , Metro's cut
Dark Souls 2 Online
Dark Soul 2 Remaining souls through Dlcs
2 Dark To Souls
Dark Soul2 s
Dark Souls 2 For The Emperor Edition
Dark Souls 2 Battle Armored Dragon Assault Strike System
Dark Souls 2 Episode 2.5
Dark Souls 2 New Year's Edition
Dark Souls 2 DirectX 11.1
Dark Souls 2 DirectX 11.1.1
Dark Souls 2 Bloodborne edition (just kidding, ps4 exclusive)
Dark Souls 2 Pengu1n of d00m Edition
Dark Souls 2 and the Pharros' Stone
Dark Souls 2 Vanilla
The Dark in my Soul 2 Emo Edition
Wow Such Dark So Souls 2 Doge Edition
Dark Souls 2 GOTY
Dark Souls 2 Windows 10 edition
Dark Souls 2 Windows 10 patch 1 edition
Dark Souls 2 Windows 10 patch 2 edition
Dark Souls 2 Directx 12 edition
Dark Souls 2 Real Directx 12 edition (the 1st one was for console...sorry)
Dark Souls 2 Dark_Messiah's edition
Dark Souls 2 GOTY 2
Dark Souls 2 Red
Dark Souls 2 Yellow
Dark Souls 2 Blue
Dark Souls 2 lolzillaxd's Edition
Super Dark Souls 2
Super Dark Souls 2 Advance
Dark & Souls: Superstar Saga
Dark Souls 2 Fani's Edition

Dark Souls 2 "We're definitely better than the Resident Evil's developers...I mean, it took them 18 WHOLE years to remake it, while we did it in just 1!!!!!"

Dark Souls 2 "Even Lost Planet support 2 freacking DirectX version, but not our game, nope, our DirectX are racist, can't put two of them in the same release"
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454 of 574 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
193.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Me and my bro pre-ordered on PS3, Collector's Edition.
Me and my bro pre-ordered on PC, Collector's Edition.
Me and my bro bought all DLC's.

From originally said there would NOT be DLC's.
From released the pc version graphically "capped" due to console limitations, while removing stuff they already showed and should have been in the pc version.

Now they're about to split the community and make us pay full price AGAIN for the same fuc*ing game we already got, finished ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s of times, spent AGES on and telling us "yeah let's just give us the full money again and start over 'aight?'.

If they don't make up their mind I will uninstall and won't play this ish again, when CDProjekt released The Witcher 2 enhanced they gave everything FOR FREE for those who purchased the game already.

From software suc*s from now on for me, just screw them and their ish seriously.
I know gamers are kids most of the time and still want the toy but it's time to boycott these idiots, just DON'T BUY THIS GAME!

If I knew I wouldn't either, I feel so bad for giving my money to them now...this stuff should be illegal seriously.
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412 of 518 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
308.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
game is great, but don't buy.

a "premium" version will be re-released next year.
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314 of 406 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
84.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
You Died
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155 of 185 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
157.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Do not buy this game. If you purchase this DX9 version you're buying version of the game that is soon to be made obsolete. Bamco is releasing a new version that will supplant the original. When the DX11 version is released it will have separate servers: splitting the PC community. This is a disgustingly greedy cash grab by Bamco in an attempt to make people buy the same game twice in order to have the complete version. No thanks.
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251 of 320 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
749.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Great game. Unforunately, Bamco has decided to release the upcoming HD patch as a full-priced release very soon. There is literally zero reason to buy this game now. Unless you're okay with paying full price again for a patch a few months down the line, do not buy this game. Wait for the updated version and buy that instead.
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213 of 269 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
142.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
A dissapointment after the pearl that was the first Dark Souls, 60 fps is about all this game has to offer. Not to mention FROM is re-releasing this game and you have to buy it again if you want the best experience. Don't buy this.
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150 of 183 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
169.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
I wasted 169 hours to get placed in a server for cheaters after I gave away a ♥♥♥♥♥on of stuff, and now I need to pay for DirectX 11.

Would get played like a fiddle by Goldstein Shekelberg FromSoft again.
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122 of 147 people (83%) found this review helpful
780.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
It's good... but don't buy it now lol. If you can't wait I suggest getting it during a sale, but if you can wait til the enhanced version comes out in April of 2015, that is all.
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107 of 127 people (84%) found this review helpful
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Namco is deciding to re-release this game with updated graphics and multiplayer instead of just pushing it as an update so everyone who already put $80 into the game must re-purchase it just to get what is essentially an update. This is less than a year since it was released on pc. Do not buy this game or the rerelease. FRO< and Namco will ♥♥♥♥ you over too.
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167 of 219 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
75.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
♥♥♥♥ game, ♥♥♥♥, capcom-tier devs, don't bother with it just wait for the Definitive prepare to get your money stolen edition next year.
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129 of 173 people (75%) found this review helpful
96.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
A new version of Dark Souls 2, supporting DirectX 11, is probably into development right now, it will basically add some minor improvements to the game, more specifically new graphics, but will ruin the online experience and give an slap in the face of every owner and fan of this game.

First, the developers never made a proper port for the PC version, if it was not for the "fixes" released by the modding community, both DSII and DS would be unplayable in the PC. The game was limited on PC due to console restrictions. Now they will be charging for the game again with graphics that many PC's could handle all along and on top of that, both PC versions wont be compatible therefore splitting the online community. Yes you heard that right;

Its not only the ones who will stick with the old version that will be prejudiced, those who will bought the DX 11 version will too. Why? Because basically this stupid decision will split up the DS2 PC community/players in half, perhaps even making the "better online matchmaking improvements" useless since there will be way less players now anyway.

Both versions of this game (this one and the future "improved" one) will be separated and if you own one of them, you wont be able to play with people that owns another version.

Not to mention that, just for minor tweaks, if you already own this game you will have to buy it AGAIN. The same game, AGAIN, in order to be able to perhaps enjoy the multiplayer.

If they released the new "version" as some sort of DLC, with a lower price, then fine, probably the majority of people would upgrade. But no, and the game is essencially the same.


Whatever if you own DSII or DS or even none of them by now, please denounce these developer/publisher practises.

There are some links, as some suggested, explaining the matter.

YouTube explanation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiDa9Yf2xhI

Steam thread confirming differences in "old" and "new" versions:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/236430/discussions/0/624076027426323183/

Famitsu Interview: http://www.reddit.com/r/DarkSouls2/comments/2nqqjm/famitsu_interview_tanimura_refers_to_ability_to/
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107 of 142 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
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WOULD DIE AGAIN.
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116 of 166 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
157.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Quick update:

WATCH THE VIDEO!!! Of course comments of people who didnt even watch the source are being deleted. STOP SPREADING MISINFORMATION!!!!

DO NOT BUY!

"WARNING: A new "HD version" of this game has been announced. It will be an entirely separate game and include all DLC content. Most importantly, this "old" version (released May, 2014) WILL NOT update to the new version, which will be sold separately.

The new version of the game will contain new enemies, events, multiplayer enhancements, and graphical updates not available in this version of the game. Furthermore, the two versions of the game will not be compatible with each-other for online play, nor will saves be compatible between games.

It is worth noting a patch for the "old" version will include some of the new content, such as a new NPC and SOME of the new enemies and events. However, the remaining content will be exclusive to the new version.

Therefore, it is my recommendation you avoid purchasing this game, as the new version will arrive April, 2015. I also strongly encourage you to scrutinize the business practices exercized by the developer and publisher of this game. To make a very long story short, it is my opinion we are being sold the same game again with minor, though desirable improvements. In most circumstances, this would be called a support patch."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiDa9Yf2xhI#t=350
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52 of 64 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
180.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Scholar of The First Sin A.K.A Dark Souls 2 GOTY Edition is releasing next year with better graphics, (Ya know the ones they showed at E3) fixed enemy placement, better online play, and all DLCs. So just wait for it.
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71 of 97 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
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84 of 119 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
78.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
LE GREEDY "WE ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT DLC BUT THEN WE ADD DLC ALSO WE RERELEASE THE GAME WITH A PAID DX11 VERSION AFTER WE DOWNGRADED THE GRAPHICS" JEW FACE
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