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.
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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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Rozakiin
( 34.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 28 July
I purchased this game as part of the THQ Humble bundle a few years back and have only just finished playing.

I have very much enjoyed my time with Darksiders and now after finishing it could confidently say that if I had bough at full price I wouldn't have been dissapointed.

War has many unique mechanics that all feel at home in this universe, the bosses each differ from one another and have multiple phases to keep you on your toes with your first encounter.

The art style I like alot and holds well 6 years later with a very lovely gothic/orchesteral soundtrack to complement the varied environments you see throughout your travels.

I shall definitely pick up Darkiders II after finishing this which is about as good a recommendation as I can give a game,
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Ulkhror
( 35.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 28 July
The kind of games I would like to see more often!
- Awesome atmosphere
- Badass character designs (By Joe Madureira but not only)
- Excellent Boss fight
- Cool voice acting
- Smoth and fun Gameplay
- Cool abilities & Puzzles

In conclusion an Epic adventure that MUST be experienced!
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DeShelly
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 28 July
What a beautiful game with all of his means.. The lore of this series it have with the 4 horsemans and the apocalypse with the 3 kingdoms and the kingdom of the man falls, from demons and angels hands and then for man its come an end and then the chaos comes.. but 4 horsemans needs to bring balance on earth and we starting with the little one the War our playble character on darksiders 1.. Give it a try dudes, its worthing your time if u loving a action hack and slash games with amazing storyline..!

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Skywalker
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 July
Good story, complex scenario, fun combat system, amazing soundtracks and of course one of the four horseman, war :). So if you fun of the hack and slash games you should play it.
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Sexually Confused Link
( 44.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 July
An excellent hack-and-slash/puzzle solving/dungeon diving adventure from Hell.
If you played the second Darksiders but not this one, do whip out your wallet and purchase said game.
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Crocs + Socks
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 July
Great story. Awesome slasher but it gets boring later in the game.
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Caesst
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 July
exciting til it crashes
Crash / 10
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VesTiy
( 40.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 July
This game is awesome! I like this story about apocalyptic rider.
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Lord Warlord
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 July
£20 really? At least ♥♥♥♥ Turpin wore a mask.
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WARLORD
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 July
Zelda meets God of War meets christianity, but the combination is awesome. Great game, definitely recommend.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
81.8 hrs on record
Posted: 30 June
I have completed Darksiders three times now. It doesn't really amaze me as a game in any way. The graphics are cartoonish and just about worthy of the Xbox 360 (not a compliment), the gameplay is formulaic and platformy reminiscent of a Playstation 2 game (that's sort of a compliment) and the story-line and script is about as impressive as Michael Bay at his best (not really a compliment either), although having said that its "twist" ending keeps things at least a little fresh.

Despite all this, to this day I find something in Darksiders simplicity that I like. Maybe it is simply the pleasure in experiencing the humble origins of its overly-ambitious sequel, perhaps it's that typical millenial love of wandering a post-apocalyptic Earth, or maybe it's the playing of a story-line (which will likely never be finished) based on the idea of ageless god-like creatures on a self-serving mission to resurrect the annihilated human race.

There is nothing new or groundbreaking about Darksiders, and although it was one of THQ's larger releases it is not at all a game that was made to be a money spinner. Somebody loved Darksiders, and in 2016 I still do. The level design is varied in a predictable sort of way (forest level, desert level, city level, scary level), the bosses which you hunt are quite interesting but again nothing new (giant spider, giant bat) and a lot of the game's completion relies on that obsession with collectibles and point gathering that 2006-2010 games are so infamous for.

This game however IS charming. And it did give us the bug-riddled but excellent Darksiders II. If you are a fan of the latter or you think that the Playstation 2 was the best games console to grace God's green Earth, pick up this game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.4 hrs on record
Posted: 13 July
Some people refer to Darksiders as "Zelda meets God of War." I don't think they mean it in a bad way at all because the game is far different enough from those two to make it's mark as a distinguished title.

The comparison to Zelda and God of War are in reference to the fact that this is an action-adventure game with combat similar to God of War and puzzles similar to Zelda. As I said earlier though, this game is different enough from those two that it makes for a fairly unique game experience. Few action games have the kind of puzzles present in this game and almost no puzzle based games feature the combat that Darksiders has.

Even though it's different in it's own way than God of War, if you have played GoW you'll feel right at home with the controls and the combat. You have your basic attacks, magic, and a huge number of combos to pull off. Countering enemies is always satisfying and gives you a huge advantage in that moment. Bosses are also great with each providing a slightly different mechanic to use to defeat them.

One area where I feel the game could improve is the ratio of combat to puzzles. There were some puzzle sections that seemed to go on just a hair too long as I was itching to kill more stuff. Combat is so fun that you end up missing it when doing the puzzle sections (which are adequate, but not quite up there with Zelda). This slightly breaks up the flow of the game and as I said earlier some puzzle stages definitely overstay their welcome. It doesn't help that the puzzles are usually somewhat mediocre (move x to y, push button, etc.). They aren't bad, but it's not like the combat which in itself is pretty exceptional.

On a visual level this is a relatively old game but it still looks pretty good thanks to Todd McFarlane's excellent character designs. Character design is great and you truly get the sense of being in a fantasy/post-apocalyptic setting. Some visual effects are absent as this game was made awhile ago and unfortunately cut scenes are not in 1080p.

Puzzles and visuals aside this is one great game. It's fun and challenging without being frustrating and combat is a blast (when you're not solving puzzles). As far as achievements go there are a number of collectibles in the form of upgrades so they are worth collecting even if you need a guide. A forewarning about achievements in this game though: Some will NOT unlock when they should so keep your eye on the corner of your screen when you expect to get an achievement. I found I had to go back several times to pick up an achievement for beating a boss or collecting an item so make a LOT of saves if you can. This doesn't break the experience though and it only happened a few times so I would still give it a shot at getting 100% if you're up for that sort of thing.

With great combat and a unique art style (even with dated graphics) Darksiders is a great experience. There really isn't too much else out there like it and it will keep you busy for awhile (15-20 hours).

8.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: 10 July
Brilliant game, great combat, great level design and a really cool setting.

The visuals are pretty great as well considering the game is going on six years old now.

A few technical issues and the game went for my throat everytime I alt-tabbed but that didn't diminish the experience.

Solid recommendation from me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: 28 June
Finally finished this game after 5 years and several tries. The last part was tedious, but the ending was good enough. The last boss felt a bit weak compared to the others, but heh, I had the most powefull swor in the world so I guess it was kinda logical.

Overall it wasn't bad, reminded me those old 3D acrion-adventure games like Soul Reaver and Shadowman where you progressively unlocks new powers to go on. I also love the art style, I guess that's why I kept playing instead of giving up due to the repetitivity and annoying backtracking.

Gonna try DS2; Too bad Vigil had to close its doors, I wonder what they'd do with the two remaining Horsemen, Pestilence and Famine.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: 3 July
This game has its ups and downs.

I really liked the story, the setting, the skills and the fighting/boss fights. Graphically this game is similar to the Prototype.

But what I really disliked was:

Tons of different bugs. Many NPCs can just bug out and you will need to relaunch the game. The enemies sometimes get stuck into the walls. The game crashes a lot. Especially if you like to alt+tab from the game from time to time.
It will be hard to get the achievements because they get bugged if you quit the game or get an occasional crash.

The puzzles will take the most of your playing time. There is a lot of backtracking too (I really dislike when you have to revisit the locations only because you get a new ability and you can go somewhere where before, you just couldn't).

Some people think that it's hard to play with keyboard and mouse, but I completed this game with this setup and I didn't have any trouble (maybe because I'm not a console guy).

I think the beginning of the game is a bit too slow paced, the middle game is very enjoyable and the late game is just full of long puzzles with little action.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: 23 July
Zelda meets God of War meets christianity, but the combination is awesome. Great game, definitely recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: 2 July
This is a great game.
It has an interesting story and great puzzle elements.
Definetly worth buying.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: 29 June
I love this series. I didn't get this when it came out,but I love it now, and thats what counts. If you like games with so much lore you'll need the wiki open at all times; you'll love this game. The combat is great, the graphics are nice, and best of all, controller support! If you're looking for a game ti sink tons of hours into get Darksiders Complete and play them both!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: 2 July
This is a great game, worth the money I spent to buy
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: 3 July
worth my money, sweat and tears. must buy.
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