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Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth.
Release Date: 23 Dec 2010

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Various languages added to Darksiders!

25 November 2013

Dear Darksiders fans,

we just want to let you know that we have added the following languages to the game:

  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Czech
  • Japanese
Enjoy
Your Nordic Games Team

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About the Game

Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth.

Brought before the sacred Charred Council, War is indicted for his crimes and stripped of his powers. Dishonored and facing his own death, War is given the opportunity to return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible.

Hunted by a vengeful group of Angels, War must take on the forces of Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance and vindication.

  • Apocalyptic Power – Unleash the wrath of War, combining brutal attacks and
    supernatural abilities to decimate all who stand in your way
  • Extreme Arsenal – Wield a devastating arsenal of angelic, demonic and Earthly
    weapons; and blaze a trail of destruction atop Ruin, War’s fiery phantom steed
  • Epic Quest – Battle across the wastelands and demon-infested dungeons of the
    decimated Earth in your quest for vengeance and redemption
  • Character Progression – Uncover powerful ancient relics, upgrade your weapons,
    unlock new abilities, and customize your gameplay style
  • Battle Heaven and Hell – Battle against all who stand in your way - from war-weary
    angelic forces to Hell’s hideous demon hordes

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7, DirectX 9.0c
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4Ghz or better, Intel Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz Processor or better
    • Memory: 1GB XP, 2GB Vista / Windows 7
    • Hard Disk Space: 12GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA (GeForce 8800/GeForce GT220) 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon X1900 256MB graphics card or better ( must support pixel shader 3 )
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7, DirectX 9.0c
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core 2.60Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz
    • Memory: 2GB XP, 3GB Vista / Windows 7
    • Hard Disk Space: 12GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA (GeForce GTS 240) 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon HD3870 256MB graphics card or better ( must support pixel shader 3 )
Helpful customer reviews
153 of 167 people (92%) found this review helpful
443 products in account
103 reviews
23.6 hrs on record
The game may show a large amount of mechanical similarity to God of War, that is really where the comparison ends. Darksiders drops you into a post apocalyptic nightmare of a world that is an amazingly organic blend of Heaven, Hell, and the modern world. The game contains many beautifully designed levels that have you running down city streets one moment, and fighting in a Hell spawned cesspool the next, with one flowing beautifully into the other. Character and monster design leave nothing to be desired either, with wonderfully detailed nightmares and angelic warriors coming at you from all sides. This game definitely has the eye candy taken care of.

As far as the mechanics go, as I said, think God of War and you've pretty well got the idea. You're going to collect souls in order to level up. You'll learn new skills, get new toys, and those toys will need to be leveled as well. You'll run around unique, artistic maps solving complex puzzles. Combat is largely combo based versus multiple opponents, with multiple weapons to choose from. One of the amusing additions to combat is the ability to use just about anything in the environment as an improvised weapon. Street signs, street lamps, cars, you can use them all as either projectiles or beating implements. When the boss fights come up, you'll be working to beat them down to a context specific cut scene finale. If you enjoyed the GoW's gameplay style, you'll feel right at home here. And honestly, there is something to be said for that. The familiar mechanics mean that there's no time wasted figuring out how the game works, and more time spent actually playing the game.

Darksiders can be challenging at times, particularly some of the boss battles but the best advice as always is to persevere and you will find the solution. If you can overcome those minor issues then Darksiders has much to offer with a good storyline, many hours of gameplay, and some of the best action sequences you are likely to see.

Though influences from other games are clear to see, Darksiders still manages to excel on its own merits. If you're looking for an action/adventure that will keep you busy for hours then there is no need to look further.
Posted: 18 December 2013
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54 of 63 people (86%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
40.3 hrs on record
I'd started playing this game on several occasions... the first time the game chewed me up and spit me out before the end of the first dungeon... the second time I reached the first Boss, took a hammering a few times and then took a long break... but the story and the gameplay really intruiged me, so I came back a third time and was able to stay the course this time. Despite my earlier misgivings, I had an absolute blast and thoroughly enjoyed playing Darksiders... a few people have said it is an underappreciated game, and I can understand that.

The player takes on the role of War, one of the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse, who has been summoned to earth under the impression that the Apocalypse has begun, but when he arrives he finds that the 7 seals required to summon the horsemen are intact, and that his 3 companions have not been called... moreover the demons and angels have wiped out man and continue to fight in the remains of the Shattered Earth. War is accused of breaking the law and siding with Demons, so he sets out to clear his name.

As a Christian, with an interest in endtimes fiction, I personally found the over-arcing story to be very interesting... though I can see that the in-game story could have been so much better than it actually was, perhaps down to publisher's decisions.

The game is most often compared to Legend of Zelda, and God of War (with a touch of portal thrown in too)... Having never played either LoZ or GoW I did not find the game to be derivative, except for the portal elements, so that colours my opinion of it. I did find combat to be frustrating at times, and it was this that initially put me off... but restarting a couple of times gave me the chance to become more familiar with the enemies and more experienced at fighting them. There is quite a significant degree of button mashing, but no amount of hammering on the same keys will keep you alive unless you learn to survive against some of the nastier enemies.

The game does have some of the best boss and mini-boss battles of any game I have played, with particular favourites being: The Jailer; The Griever; An Ashworm; The Stygian; The Broodmother and The Destroyer, to name a few.


On the down side there is a lot to get through between boss battles... with travelling through areas between the main hub and the dungeon, then completing the relevant dungeon including numerous tough enemies and a few nosses (not bosses) and mini-bosses... to finally face the dungeon's boss. Also, the dungeons themselves are linear, the puzzles are usually spelled out for you by means of an introductory cut-scene (which I'm used to from the tombs in Assassin's Creed 2), and they were almost always solvable using the piece of equipment or special skill that you'd just acquired... furthermore you'd often acquire something in the dungeon that would then be the key to fighting the boss. I've played and enjoyed a lot of linear games, so I really don't mind that so much.

The voice acting is a bit of a mixture... Mark Hamill is brilliant in the supporting role as The Watcher (simultaneously holding War's leash, and acting as an in-game hint system), while some of the other cast were not as great... a few people have commented that the actor voicing War was especially bad, though I never found him to be quite so... I guess I just accepted War's personality as his portrayal and I certainly never felt his delivery jar me from the game.

Another particular highlight for me was when War was able to summon Ruin, his horse, and the couple of big fights that followed... some brilliantly epic gaming in my opinion.
Posted: 26 November 2013
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49 of 56 people (88%) found this review helpful
148 products in account
6 reviews
12.0 hrs on record
Darksiders is underrated game. Why? I don't know.
Many reviewers describe this game as God Of War clone. Even if it's true, I see nothing wrong with that. On that point, are all the shooters clones? Are all games sharing same gameplay mechanics clones? I mean, yeah, it have similar gameplay at it's core, but in my opinion, it's more correct to put this game in that particular subgenre of hack 'n' slash-action-adventures, rather to call it clone.

So what is that game about.
You can find about the plot in wikipedia or something. In that type of games, the plot plays secondary role (atleast for me). What I want from that type of game is good, solid gameplay. And Darksiders have it. The game's story is decent enough to keeps you playing and thats more than enough for me.
The short version: you play as WAR - one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, summoned to restore THE balance between the good and evil.
For the most of the time, you hack, slash, climb, pull, shoot, solve puzzles, open chests, fight bosses...What more do you need?

The gameplay is solid and polished. The combat and platforming feels and plays fluid. I've had some difficulties with the shooting, but nothing gamebraking. The puzzles are challenging, but not too hard.

The art is comic-styled with the typical hyperbolized models of the characters, armors and weapons, which makes the world of Darksiders epic and badass.
There are some RPG elements, but nothing special. Collect souls, buy upgrades, movements, gear, etc. The score and voice acting are on decent level, but fits well and helps the game to feel even more epic.

So if you love God Of War, Dante's Inferno, Devil May Cry, Prince Of Persia, Legacy of Kain, you will love that one too. It plays right, feels right, looks right, it's a good, solid and polished game.

And FFS, people, PLAY IT WITH GAMEPAD! I can't imagine how can you play that sort of games with keyboard and mouse! You will hardly enjoy the game without a proper controller. It's designed to play that way. Some people call it bad port, i call it bad peripheral choice.
I've played it on Xbox360 and it plays the same. So nope, not a bad port at all.
Had some problems with my Logitech Rumble Pad controler though, but putting x360ce make it work like charm.

8.5/10
Posted: 9 December 2013
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
50 products in account
1 review
14.1 hrs on record
Darksiders is a truly epic and immersive experience. A dark and twisted take on the Biblical Apocalypse, that features an awesome storyline, wrapped into a visually modern hack-and-slash style game, but with many time-tested gameplay mechanics still in place.
The game will take newcomers at least 12 hours to beat, and along the way it delivers a very well distributed amount of great storytelling, hardhitting combat (which has finishing moves that you simply can't get enough of), and challenging puzzles. At no point does one thing or the other become boring, and this might be Darksiders' biggest strength.
It might have been developed for consoles and then ported to PC some time later, but don't let that fool you. The controls are still good, and it doesn't take much time to get used to playing with a keyboard and a mouse. All keys are rebindable.
The game might crash on occasion, so remember to save often. But this is a minor concern, and Darksiders is definitely a game to keep a lookout for during the Steam Sales.
Posted: 25 November 2013
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,633 products in account
124 reviews
22.2 hrs on record
Put together an action game, with an adventure based in exploration and dungeon beating, an apocalyptic fantasy setting and the result is one of the most enjoyable games I have played the last few years. The plot is nicely done, though a little confusing, but the characters and mythology are well created. The gameplay and mechanics are easy to learn and the action is very gore, which would feel stereotypical if not for the mix of genres. The only flaws might the graphics (not bad but should have been much better) and some level design (extremely long and annoying dungeons). This is a franchise I would definitely want to keep playing for a long time.
Posted: 25 November 2013
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