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 (21,406 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 24, 2014

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"More accessible, challenging, and rewarding than its predecessor, this is the Dark Souls sequel PC gamers deserve."
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September 30

CROWN OF THE IVORY KING, THE LAST CHAPTER OF THE LOST CROWNS DLC TRILOGY FOR DARK SOULS II IS OUT TODAY

DARK SOULS II’s Crown of the Ivory King DLC is now available on STEAM.

FromSoftware has saved its most challenging obstacles, enemies, and bosses for the final chapter of the truly arduous journey symbolized by DARK SOULS™ II The Lost Crowns trilogy. The previous DLC chapters (Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old Iron King) were specifically designed to enhance, challenge, and bring players to their knees while Crown of the Ivory King will deliver a grand finale with the same unique torturous zest!

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July 22

FROMSOFTWARE TAKES YOU TO THE DANKEST, DARKEST DEPTHS IN THE DARK SOULS II WORLD WITH CROWN OF THE SUNKEN KING DLC

As if the regular obstacles, enemies, and bosses presented in Dark Souls™ II were not enough to cause gamers to cry for their mommies; FromSoftware today unleashes Crown of the Sunken King the first chapter in it’s The Lost Crowns DLC trilogy for DARK SOULS II. Each chapter is specifically designed to enhance, challenge, and bring players to their knees as they experience the peril that is awaiting them in the DARK SOULS II The Lost Crowns trilogy.

Players that are brave enough to take on this arduous journey will find new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses to conquer as they embark on a journey to reclaim the crowns that Drangleic’s King Vendrick once owned. Crown of the Sunken King features an entirely different world within the DARK SOULS II universe, where stepped pyramids span a vast underground cavern and death lays in wait around every corner.

DARK SOULS II’s Crown of the Sunken King DLC is available today for STEAM®. The STEAM season pass encompassing all three chapters of The Lost Crowns trilogy is also available from now on!

DARK SOULS II’s Crown of the Sunken King DLC is also available on from now on Xbox Live Marketplace and will be out on 23/07 for PlayStation®Network. Each individual chapter of The Lost Crowns trilogy will be available for purchase via the PlayStation®Network, Xbox Live Marketplace, and STEAM®. The STEAM and PlayStation®Network season passes encompassing all three chapters of The Lost Crowns trilogy are also available from now on!

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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
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175 of 199 people (88%) found this review helpful
73.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Spent an hour maing a decent looking character, then played for 10 minutes and died. I now play as a fabulous looking zombie

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127 of 158 people (80%) found this review helpful
186.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
- You know, some players play games for fun and entertainment, not for anal pain.
- Yea. Freakin' casuals.
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211 of 286 people (74%) found this review helpful
119.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
If you're looking to complete the campaign mode of any Call of Duty game, I would first recommend playing this game to completion. Call of Duty games are notorious for having insanely hard boss fights, no hand holding on how to build your character, and no map markers to tell you where to go. Dark Souls II, on the other hand, is a very easy game, and serves as a great warm up to playing Call of Duty games.
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138 of 183 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
10/5 You will never die, no threats, Very soothing peaceful game
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79 of 98 people (81%) found this review helpful
101.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
died on the loading screen.

11/10 would die again
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49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
514.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
A true masterpiece. This and Dark Souls 1 (with DLC) are the reasons i got back into gaming. The 3 DLCs are must buys, being among the most well-designed levels and certainly the most challenging areas of the game.
9.9/10
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125 of 179 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
don't give up skeleton!
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81 of 109 people (74%) found this review helpful
187.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
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Feels Good Man
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44 of 53 people (83%) found this review helpful
886.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
If you want a game that takes you seriously, with true gameplay, with true bosses, and with monstrous possibilities of build... this game is for you !
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
159.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
If the laws of nature allowed it, I would have this game's babies.
I would have this game's horrificly disfigured , mutant, abomination babies.

When you play this game, you will die.
A lot.
A whole lot. Over, and over, and over again.

The entire crux of the game is deciding where you want to draw the line between hope and futility, and how one can define either. It means traverseing a world on the brink of its own death, and learning that not only has the world been here before, but it has gone over that brink before.
You will not be able to decide whether your greatest enemy is the world itself, the monsters that inhabit it, other PLAYERS, or maybe just yourself. You will have to decide if aiding others, preying upon others, or protecting others is the best path for preserving yourself.

You will throw your controller.
You will die ( a lot).
You will wonder whether or not the Developers really, truly hate you-- not as a player, just you specifically as a person.
You will realize that you DO hate other players.

And if you don't give up; if you repeatedly throw yourself at a brick wall until it crumbles.

You will know what it means to be the freaking BATMAN.
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
218.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
You can invade Vladimir Putin's world and kill him.
10\10
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
132.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I was invaded by a guy who named himself "thejerker" , who proceeded to unequip and re-equip his weapon to make it look like he was stroking his meat.

After he killed me, he did the jerking motion again and finished with a beg emote, probably meaning he reached climax.


10/10. Would play again.
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48 of 73 people (66%) found this review helpful
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
only game where you can be 900 pounds and still roll at mach speed
69/9-11
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
116.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
10/10, because I'm not some candy-♥♥♥ kid who compares it to Dark Souls 1. The two games are different, and if you're some die-hard try-hard who sucks the estus flask of DS1 and cries out that this game is different, well then Captain Obvious, you've been promoted to Admiral Apparent. No duh that the two games are different. Both of the games are good, with both games being better than the other in some places. I'd recommend both this game and the first one equally.
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
414.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
You can kill things with a ladle

10/10
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
83.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I died at the menu, 11/10
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
93.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If you are looking for a relaxing casual game with a light emphasis on story I would strongly encourage you to play this. This game creates a stark contrast to real hardcore games played by professional gamer's like Kaceytron (Mario Party 8, The sims 3, Lego Star Wars) and creates a soothing immersive enviornment. The gentle music and the guided story progression is very basic and definitily oriented to the softcore gamer. The game comes with a pause feature, pressing alt-f4 in the middle of any fight against a boss or just a normal enemy will imediatly pause the game, giving you time to asses the situation. Other players are very helpful and will often invade your world just to provide encouragment! You can change the games difficulty by opting to put all of your points into attunment. The game will detect this and will make the game even easier. Often times if you are having trouble with any obstacle you can remove all your armor and then bow to whatever is giving you trouble. If you bow enough times then the game will actually compleate that area for you.

10/10 would praise the sun again
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34 of 52 people (65%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game will make you wish you had lag.

Lag op, 11/10.
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26 of 38 people (68%) found this review helpful
83.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Death simulator 2014
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
10/10 would get a semi heart attack from arachnophobia on Freja again
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