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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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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 )
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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
211 products in account
33 reviews
36.3 hrs on record
INTRODUCTION:
I got Darksiders because I was interested on the rather unique theme. Once I started playing it, I quickly found myself being oddly familiar, despite being my first playthrough. Then it dawned on me, the game played like other more popular Action Adventure titles such as, but not limited to: God of War, DMC, Zelda, Prince of Persia, Portal etc. At first I was skeptical about the similarities but still found Darksiders to be a fun game in it's own right.

War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse has landed on Earth triggering a full scale conflict between Heaven and Hell which utterly disrupted the precious Balance that dominantly prevailed for eons. Hated by Hell, condemned by Heaven, War now walks the Earth in an attempt to clear his name.

PROS:
+ Familiar but still Fun Gameplay: -Taking multiple inspirations from other titles, Darksiders takes the best of the best features and aspects of those titles and mashes them up to make a Frankenstein monster type of game which is unique unto itself. This game deserve more attention than what initially got.

+ Atmosphere and Sound: -Sound assets are magnificent, scenery are breathtaking and character art are wonderful built. They all come together to make a very immersive and beautiful post-apocalyptic Earth.

+ Graphics to Framerate Ratio: -Being a copy paste console port, does leave the game a bit weak in terms of graphical fidelity, poor texture quality, weak special effects and limited animations are blatantly visible but it does benefit older and more outdated PCs. The 1080p support does make it more vivid and sharp than the console counter parts.

+ Puzzles: Taking inspiration from the Zelda games, Darksiders does feature a lot of puzzle solving, involving different skill sets and items that the player acquire. The puzzles are simple enough to not be frustrating, yet delivers a certain level of complexity that makes them satisfying to solve.

CONS:
- Controls: -Being a console port, this game was clearly designed to be played using a gamepad rather than the mouse and keyboard. Attempts were made to integrate it better to Keyboard controls but the player will be left rather frustrated for the most part.

- Limited Graphical settings: -This speaks for itself, the game hardly has any options to change graphical fidelity. If you find yourself using a lower-end PC and FPS drops occur, you probably won't be able to do anything about it.

- Poor Story and No character progression: -War is not the most likable video game personality you will encounter, the story does not develop on the main protagonist either in personality or traits. He will have the same expression and demeanor from start to finish. As the Fallout games say, "War never changes."

- Restrictive maps: -Lets make a checklist on what being a Horseman is all about. 1. Have a horse (albiet a bit late in the game but CHECK) 2. You can fight in said horse (CHECK) 3. You have a place to ride your Horse (NOT CHECK). The game gives you one or two maps where riding Ruin (your horse) viable, but other than those maps, you'll find yourself fighting on foot through small and cramped areas not being able to utilize the glory of mounted combat.

CONCLUSION:
GOOD GAME, it takes the best mechanics of other games and places them into one and making a very fun and enjoyable experience.
Posted: 3 March 2014
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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
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30.7 hrs on record
Still looks good thanks to a excellent art direction. I orginally played Darksiders on PS3 but didn't complete it. On the PC, it still looks and plays great. It's not perfect but it absolutey fun to play. I've heard it described as Zelda for grown ups and I think it is an apt comparison. In each section you have to obtain a new weapon or tool that will allow you to proceed to the next area or get back to that one spot you couldn't previously reach. It also has some very simlar weapons/tools such as the hookshot, a boomerang, a shadow world over world. There appears to be a fairly deep combo system but I was ok playing a button masher extravaganza and only learining a couple of the combos.

My only negative, which may not be one for some, would be that it overstayed its welcome by just a bit. By the time I was 26 hours in, I was ready to get to the end of the story (which is still pretty good by the way)

I would defintily still recommend it and I look forward to playing as War in Darksiders 2. Based upon recent news thre is still a chance that I will get to play as Pestilence and Famine.
Posted: 18 May 2014
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
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21.0 hrs on record
Darksiders is a great action game that combines the hack 'n slash gameplay with a unique and engaging storyline.

I confess that at the beginning the game did not hold me, but past the first few hours it became very good, the gameplay is similar to other games in the genre but it has its originality, with good combat mechanics, mixed with clever puzzles. Graphically the game is ok, the sounds that are the highlight with good effects and a great soundtrack, and a flawless voice acting.

The plot is another strong point, well worked and unique, which involves aspects of Christianity and has great characters. War, one of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse and the playable character is without a doubt remarkable and captivating.

Although the combat gets better on the joystick, there are many parts where you need to aim and I found difficult when I had to be quick, so I started to play on keyboard + mouse. There also a problem with achievements, I noticed in the middle of the game that some don't unblocked. Other than that, I can only recommend!

8/10
Posted: 21 March 2014
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0.8 hrs on record
10/10 Doesn't have a Season Pass.
Posted: 14 June 2014
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42.2 hrs on record
"On a red horse engulfed by flames sat the Master of Mass Slaughter: and his name was War.”

Darksiders throws you, as one of The Four Horsemen, into an epic post-apocalyptic conflict between the Forces of Light and the Servants of Darkness. It is an immersive experience with an epic protagonist, creative adversaries and decent level design, which reflect the great love for detail. Furthermore the story is well constructed and the characters are believable and interesting.

The fluidity and accessibility of the combat system, based on many time-tested gameplay mechanics, gives the game a solid fundament to deliver some challenging fights and boss battles. In addition the balance between combat and puzzle sections represent another strong point, and leave no room for boredom.

Fun fact: From the biblical point of view the opening of the first four seals will release The Four Horsemen, each with their own specific mission. The opening of the fifth seal releases the cries of martyrs for the Worth of God. The sixth seal prompts cataclysmic events. The seventh seal cues seven angelic trumpeters, who in turn cue the seven bowl judgments, and a final judgment is released upon the world or an apocalyptic event occurs.
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My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Combat & Controls
- Details
- Tactical gameplay
- Puzzles
- Characters
- Story

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
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Atmosphere: S-Rank

(This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.)

Combat & Controls: A-Rank [with a gamepad]

Details: A-Rank

Tactical gameplay: A-Rank

Puzzles: A-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Story: A-Rank

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To conquer all achievements of Darksiders, you will most likely spend around 40 hours. A detailed achievement guide can be found on the link below.

http://www.xboxachievements.com/game/darksiders-wrath-of-war/guide/

Achievement difficulty: 4 of 10

Common:
- Singleplayer [+1]

Special:
- Battle Hardened [+1]
- BFA [+1]
- Dark Rider [+1]
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Darksiders 2 (PC) – Third-person action-adventure game
(Dark Fantasy) – 2012
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197968514473/recommended/50650/
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Darksiders (PC) – Third-person action-adventure game
(Dark Fantasy) – 2010
Posted: 12 April 2014
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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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