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.
User reviews: Very Positive (5,895 reviews) - 89% of the 5,895 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 23 Dec, 2010

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5 November, 2015

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition is now available!

Dear Darksiders fans,

we are happy to announce that Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition is finally available.

Please check out our fantastic release offer and loyalty program we have in place (more details here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/50620/discussions/0/496880503058530074/ ) :

  • All people who have bought the old Darksiders Frachise pack have the Deathintive Edition automatically unlocked in their library.
  • All people who have at least Darksiders II in their library will get 80 % discount on the new Deathinitive Edition during the first week.
  • All newbies to the franchise not owning the Franchise pack or Darksiders II will get a 20 % release discount for the first week.

There is also a new Franchise pack available for 50 % off:
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/81557/

Enjoy playing the game and the huge discounts in place.

Cheers
Your Nordic Games Team

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About This 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
95 of 111 people (86%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: 5 September, 2015
I played this a very long time ago.
Still to this day I am stunned at how amazing and underrated this game is.
Darksiders can be called many things; most idiots, in fact, will call it a "God of War rip-off", a "Zelda rip-off" and so much else that no one bothers to call Darksiders... well... "Darksiders", even though the game has its uniqueness. It's like calling Crackdown or Prototype a GTA clone!
It has similarities to Zelda and if you're going to take ideas (not rip-off, people! Jeez!) from some franchises, Zelda is certainly one of the best to start with.

Alright let's get TL;DR out of the way for you lazy dudes out there ;)


TL;DR

Darksiders is a Third-Person Character action game that everyone should play.

PROS

+ Excellent variety in the locations and enemies;
+ Interesting story with very good atmosphere and lore;
+ Simple (though not easy) but entertaining combat;
+ Metroidvania elements (some may not like this, though)
+ Very lengthy and decently paced (according to steam, took me about 25-27 hours to finish);
+ Hard but satisfying puzzles and platforming elements;
+ Open World that doesn't feel empty (there always something interesting every corner);
+ Appealing art-style.


CONS

- Game has pacing issues by the end;
- Last boss fight, in my opinion, was ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t;
- VERY Barebones PC Port (will enter in detail below);
- The achievements of this game are bugged and have never been fixed.


DETAILED REVIEW

STORY

Apocalypse is rising, Heaven and Hell are fighting and mankind's totally f*cked in the middle.

Also in the middle is YOU: War, one of the 4 mythical horsemen of the apocalypse. You get unfairly accused of screwing up and thus, it's your mission to get into an amazing adventure and fix all this ♥♥♥♥.

The story is fun to follow through and serves as a nice reason for you to get into the varied locations you're going to get into.

GRAPHICS / PC PORT

One issue will sit in this particular section: the PC Port.

Now... it doesn't run bad! In fact, even my old trusty toaster can run this game! I didn't try to put the disc in the toaster's slot, but I'm pretty sure the game runs well there... and I can eat delicious toasts with butter while playing :)


Anyway, the game runs well BUT! There are no graphical options! Well there are some... a whoopingly high amount of video options of...
3: V-Sync, Gamma and Resolution

Yeah... moving along.

GAMEPLAY

Basically what makes Darksiders so good is the gameplay. It's very varied.

Sure, you start with a very basic combat focused game with few to no combos at all. But like any game, the gameplay becomes harder and more varied. You'll get a leash to grab high ledges, a powerful Power-Fist sort of gauntlet, a scythe, a portal gun (lmao), etc. This will add depth to the combat AND will add its own puzzles and platforming sections.

The puzzles made tear my hair out by the end. Then again, I'm not a very good puzzle game player, though I love puzzle games.

You'll also learn new moves/combos with each weapon.

With every new object you get, you'll be able to unlock new areas and even in old areas, you will be granted access to some valuable secrets to help you on your journey
, if you care enough to go back, that is... This is where the metroidvania elements come into play.

There are also a lot of collectibles which are worth your time searching for.
It's not just a gimmick like in Call of Duty :p

AUDIO

I. ♥♥♥♥ing. Love. The ♥♥♥♥. Out of this soundtrack!

Moving on: the voice acting. It's actually very well done. Voices are either hell-ish or those Gruff McGrufferson type of voices, but they work in the context of the game. Nothing's too cringe-worthy to make me lose interest in the story.

The combat is also good thanks to the great sound assets of the weapons and the enemies.


CONTROLS

The controls for a character action game usually prefer the controller (a game I've been playing recently that applies well to this rule is Alice: Madness Returns), however, I played through the entirety of Darksiders (1 and 2) with the Mouse and Keyboard and I must say he controls are so well done, responsive and properly placed that I had no issues with them. Absolutely no desire to go to a controller.

It's sad because the controls are obviously well PC designed but then the graphical options department is almost non-existant.


OVERALL

One hell of a game! (Pun not intended)

Seriously, I had no moment where I felt bored. just when every location started feeling dull, a new one TOTALLY different appeared and the game kept doing this over and over. No location felt overdone and this allowed the game to not outstay its welcome.

And since nowadays a review can't be taken seriously without a score that abstractly sums story, graphics, audio, gameplay etc. into a number that represents absolutely nothing useful for the consumer, I will rate Darksiders a WorthBuying/10.

Oh... right, the score must be pointlessly idiotic, almost forgot :p

9/10. Anything below 30€ will get your money's worth. The game goes regularly on sale and reached the "Under 5€" mark so, with a bit of patience, you can grab this game dirt cheap; almost like stealing.

SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO STEAL SUCH MASTERPIECES! :p
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: 22 November, 2015
AMAZING GAME WITH NO DLC AND STUFF !!!


Ok this one sat in my backlog for a good bit ,so the other day i decided to give it another go and try and finish it. Man this game is so darn good.The story is so good and this one is pretty long also ,but well worth the ride.If you like the battle systems like Devil May Cry or Remember Me give this one a go.

The puzzles and action fighting is a good mix and a good challenge.The level designs are amazing and fun and real neat.The fights may be a bit repetitive but still rewarding.The crazy thing this game is pretty long for a game without DLC or addons.Ive been reading many would like to see a Deathinitive Edition or a Warinitive Edition but i say dont fix what isnt broken.

The voice acting (Mark Hamill as The Wather) is also real good also so is the music

If you dont own this one id say pick it up and if you do blow the dust off it like i did and give it another shot till the end ,im sure you will like it once the full story is told !!


Truth i would like to see a movie or cartoon with this game,id go see it :) Amazing story ! Check it out !!
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: 17 December, 2015
One of my all time favorites.
To sum it up, it's an apocalypse Zelda where you explore the mystical land of Detroit as Red Arthas, a.k.a. War.
You get touched inappropriately by Vulgrim who is the Genie to your Aladdin, and also by the Watcher who is the Navi to your Link.
You mission is to find the president's stolen rubies, restore Satan's nemesis to his older glory and to find the true meaning of Christmas. The usual.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: 21 November, 2015
5 years and the game didnt change a bit , epic storyline with plot twist and great gameplay no gliches or bugs what so ever except for the brocken achievments :/ so dont bother trying to collect all the secret in the game just play it for the story ;)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: 8 October, 2015
The game is linear, but challenging enough at the difficulty I played. I wish there were more items and skills. The story, the protagonist and the general atmosphere were great - I loved the game!
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