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User reviews: Very Positive (60 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014
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"DARK SOULS™ II Crown of the Old Iron King" is the second of 3 large-scale DLC additions to DARK SOULS™ II, and includes all-new stages, maps, boss characters, weapons & armor! In this second DLC, players will find themselves in a world shrouded in ash. Can you find and recover the lost crown?

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
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • 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
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 or ATI Radeon™ HD 6870 or higher
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 25
Crown of the Old Iron King. Stop reading here. Buy it.

Okay, so this one is definitely better than CotSK. In a different way, though...

The level design, which was perfect in CotSK in my opinion, is here "only" good. Yeah. "Only".
The enemies are interesting. The most regular ones are plain boring, other ones are good, I love the Possessed Armors especially...

So, why is this DLC better? Let me tell you...
1) Maldron the Assassin. We all love him, right guys...?
2) Majestic Greatsword. That's the new name for Artorias' sword. Oh.. and do you know THE F*CKING BALDER SWAG SWORD IS BACK?! It does bleed now.
Oh, and we have a chicken as a weapon and minotaur head as a helm now!
3) The lore of this DLC seems much better than of the last one...
And finally... 4) - Bosses
One boss is just a reskin. Don't bother with him. The location he's in is a Meh too...
The other boss is cool... I hate him. He's just so difficult to beat for me, I hate him more (!!) than Kalameet. But he's so satisfying, has very cool lore and attention to detail and overall, he's cool.
The last one...

Have you ever beaten a boss... and were incredibly sad you can't fight him one on one untill NG+? Triple that feeling.
Being KILLED by a boss NEVER felt SO GOOD. It was just the most amazing 1 on 1 fight EVER!

Alonne, CotOIK might not match Artorias of the Abyss DLC. Together the DLCs can. They're not free, but, even if you thing DkS 1 was better than two, if you enjoyed DkS 2, you need to buy this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 6
DARK SOULS II Crown of the Old Iron King: Graphics look Amazing, Sounds & Music is what you would expect from Developers of the game. I have taken my Favorite picture in the ash lands. "Praise The Sun" I would recommend getting this DLC if you have the game, It's fun and has New and Old Enemys alike. Now down to business DARK SOULS II Crown of the Old Iron King DLC is a 8 out of 10

If you don't have the game I will recommend getting DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin cause it's the updated version of the game with the DLC.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 16
Its pretty good.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 11
Best Game of 2014!!
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291 of 325 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
This is a quick review of the Dark Souls 2 DLC - Crown of the Old Iron King.

A good expansion for Dark Souls 2, with two side bosses, one of which is a familiar face in new clothes.
The main boss (to get the Crown) of this DLC gave a very good challenge, and I definitely had a lot of trouble getting by with just the NPC summons for help.

While the Sunken King had some vertical and horizontal layout, the Old Iron King focused more on vertical level design, as the backdrop of the DLC occurs in a tower of sort. Expect more lifts and falls.

Couldn't gid gud, completed the main boss after 4 hours using a SL120 quality melee + utility spell build in normal NG, with a good dose of spelunking and turtling. Manage to complete most secrets and optional areas/bosses after another 2 hours.

Also, NPC summons in the DLC can gesture when summoned.

Do note that I had to use some workarounds to review this DLC, and the hours played shown is counted in the actual Dark Souls 2 base game, and not calculated separately for the DLC itself.
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