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Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition by Namco Bandai Games America



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  • Blood and Gore
  • Partial Nudity
  • Violence
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 16.
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  • Platform: PC
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai Games America
  • Developer: From Software
  • Category: Role-Playing
  • Download Size:2.45MB
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Product Details:

Dark Souls is an upcoming action role-playing game from the developers who brought you Demon's Souls, FromSoftware. Dark Souls will have many familiar features: A dark fantasy universe, tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and unique online interactions. Dark Souls is a spiritual successor to Demon's, not a sequel. Prepare for a new, despair-inducing world, with a vast, fully-explorable horizon and vertically-oriented landforms. Prepare for a new, mysterious story, centered around the King's Crowns and the original, now dying flame at the center of the world. But most of all, prepare to die. You will face countless murderous traps, countless darkly grotesque monsters and several gargantuan, supremely powerful demons and dragons. You must learn from death to persist through this unforgiving world. And you aren't alone. Dark Souls allows the spirits of other players to show up in your world, so you can learn from their deaths and they can learn from yours. New to Dark Souls is Beacon Fire, where you can share the experiences of your adventure with the spirits of other players. Around the Beacon Fire, you may find the only warmth and calm that exists in this dark world. Beware: There is no place in Dark Souls that is truly safe. With days of game play and an even more punishing difficulty level, Dark Souls will be the most deeply challenging game you play this year. Can you live through a million deaths and earn your legacy?

New Content

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran where the player must stop the spread of darkness at all costs by facing and defeating the Dark Knight Artorias.

  • New Bosses - Including Artorias of Abyss, Chimera of Tomb, and more
  • PVP Online Matchmaking System - Quick matching for co-op or PVP
  • New Areas - Including Oolacile Tomb, Old Ruins and more
  • New Enemies - Including Abyss Guard, Chained Prisoner and more
  • New NPCs - Including Hawkeye Gough and more
  • New Weapons and Armor - Equip some from the new bosses, enemies, and NPCs
  • Extremely Deep, Dark & Difficult - Unforgiving in its punishment, yet rewarding for the determined - learn to strategize freely and conquer seemingly impossible challenges.
  • Fully Seamless World - Explore a completely integrated world of dark fantasy where dungeons are seamlessly intertwined, with great height.
  • Mastery Earns Progression - Contains 60 hours of gameplay, with nearly 100 uniquely despairinducing monsters & an incredibly nuanced weaponry & magic spells system. Player success depends on their eventual mastery of how and when to use the magic spells, choice of armor, the number of weapons, the types of weapons, and the moves attached to the weapons.
  • Network Play - Players may cross paths with one another, interacting with each other throughout the game even as each player plays their own game.
  • Flexible Character Development & Role Play - As the player progresses, they must carefully choose which of their character's abilities to enhance as this will determine their progression style.
  • Community - See other real players and empathize with their journey, learn from seeing how others died, find and leave messages for your fellow players; helping them or leading them into death.
  • Symbolic of Life & Hope - The Beacon Fire is an important feature of Dark Souls for many reasons. Though in gameplay it serves as a recovery and respawn point for players whose health gets low and is the one place in the dark world where players can find a fleeting moment of warmth and calm.



Requires the Steam client to install and play.
Direct Sound-compatible Sound
Hard Drive Space
16GB Drive Space
Operating System
Windows® XP / Vista / 7
2.2 GHz Dual-Core
1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista/7)
Video Card
eForce 9600 (512MB) or equivalent (series 3xxx for ATI)

Important Information:

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition & © 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. © 2011-2012 Fromsoftware, Inc.

Important Information:

If you are a fan of the Dark Souls franchise, check out all of the latest Dark Souls III games and accessories available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2011 - Dark Souls > Skyrim......any day Dark souls is a game that can be played by anyone, and can be beat by anyone. But, only the strong will be able to endure it. #GITGUD #thelegendneverdies Don't go hollow my friends c;
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but one problem The game is amazing and I loved it on PS3 so i got it for PC. I was disappointed at it a little though. When i start the game its set for 360 controls not keyboard and mouse, though this can be a problem, it isn't that hard to get a controller for yourself should this happen. There are 3 reviews that give this a 1 outta 10 cause they are sour about needing a controller. Though i can completely understand because you bought it for PC, it's still not the end of the world and doesn't deserve a 1 outta 10 cause you gotta use a controller "Oh No". Even on PC you'll run into a problem were you need a controller or a bad port here and there.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You died and you will die a lot. This game is weirdly addicting. You will die over and over and over. Not to mention if you have internet connection people can invade you and you will spend your time crying running away from people who are much better equipped then you, but if you can get yourself through that horrible horrible nightmare and get yourself geared the way you like. Its so fun to rip through all the people who once killed you!
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once you get the ball rolling you never stop. I've been playing this game since it came out day one for ps3, and then picked up the pc version when it came out. For those of you familiar with demon's souls this game will be another loved game that will seem familiar, but with many additions and improvements. Those that have never played a souls game this will possibly seem like an insurmountable level of difficulty in gameplay, and to just figure out where you are going. I promise you if you can take the time to sit down and make it through the first boss then you will know if this is for you. Don't give up so easily though. It has a very subtle story line to it that is told through the npcs, item descriptions, and just the world around you. This game is visually wonderful for the time frame it came out in, and the atmosphere is one of the best qualities of the game. After 500+ hours of gameplay I can say this game is my favorite RPG of all time.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DONT BUY IT FOR PC This game is broken for PC. It displays Xbox 360 controls there is no menu so you cant equip anything
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Game The fighting part is hard in the beginning, but you get used to it. Amazing graphics and story! Would recommend this to anyone !
Date published: 2013-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Challenging, fair, and well put together. This game starts you from scratch. You learn only from experience and are forced to create strategies to further yourself in the game. after you beat a boss the game really envelops you and turns the game almost into an addiction. the game is hard but it is fair. its possible in my opinion to go through the whole game without leveling up at all. all-though that would make the game very, very hard. the only thing about the game the IRRITATES you off the most is the invaders and the pvp system. the pvp or co-op system has some glitches. after a while you might want to invade but as a low lv there are a few that invade and make the game frustrating. the co-op is only available when you are in a form you can be invaded in. the gameplay is amazing. it is varied from player to player. it is changed by weapons, weight, magic-use, and other things... in my opinion this game is... AWESOME ----- Ubertaker
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing. This game is brilliant, the layout is incredible, the game play is amazing, the combat is intense but precise. This isn't a game that you can just rush through, you can't take on many enemies at once, and you certainly can't just casually play it. With this game, the challenge is the reward. Taking so many attempts just to beat a boss, just makes beating it all the more rewarding. The DLC took did nothing but improve it, it answered questions, raised more suspicions, and started even more rumours. The new weapons, armour, and consumables are amazing, and fun. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a game that takes patience and wants a challenge.
Date published: 2013-05-21
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