Rated 10 out of 10
by Fran LOVE IT...
Darksiders really has to be the best game I've played in a while. Not just because it has amazing graphics and brutal finisher moves, but because it has a great story that draws you in right away. On top of that Darksiders has a nice long game play, (roughly 16 hours for me) it also chucked full of bloody fight sequences, sweet weaponry, puzzles (I must say I did need help with a few) and a bunch of easy achievements to unlock for a good amount of gamer G. Overall I think this is one of the best games of the year for me and I would definitely recommend it to any of my friends or fellow demonic game lovers without hesitation. . GLORY LIVES.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Iknowmygamez Okay if you're bored
This game is okay. I don;t HATE it, but it's definitely pretty hack-n-slash. The puzzles and bosses are pretty lame. If you're looking for a better game along the lines of this one, Dante's Inferno was better. Although it has some of the same issues with the difficulty being toooo easy. A lot of games have been made in God of War's image, and I do understand it isn't fair to compare them to a game of that caliber, but that's the idea when something sets the standard for others to follow. CoD did it with wartime FPS, Mario did it with platform style games, Gran Turismo with realistic race games, etc.. And in my honest opinion I don't think the second GoW lived up to the expectations to the first. Some of the mechanics were gimicky and uninteresting, and the stpryline got a little stupid at points. So with that said, this game would get a 6.5, but I can't do that, so I am going to give the benefit of the doubt to those of you who will spend actual dollars on this game, and give it a 6.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Bunniesareawesome Darksiders is Amazing
Darksiders was probably one of the first games I've enjoyed in a while since it incorporated many mechanics from other games. God of war, Zelda, and even portal. (Which by the way, I found hilarious to be running around with a portal gun in a post-apocalyptic game.) Although the game is based off these games, it has it's own unique play style which requires puzzling, fast paced destruction of your enemies, and even thinking around. For example in one of the missions, I decided to light a bunch of torches with my Shuriken because I thought it felt out of place. Viola, life-leech for my gigantic sword. The game requires you think in a fun way and I thought they did fantastic for one of their first releases. It resembles Warcraft in a way but they pulled off the originality with a great plot and voicing. (Am I the only one who thought War's voice was great?) As for a tip when playing, never leave an area un-searched. Check dead ends in the opposite way of the objective and you'll find a couple chests.
Rated 9 out of 10 by krazy Fantastic
When i first looked at the game and the back it looked like a world of warcraft game and it looked different so i was like what the heck ill give it a try.The first minute i started playing i was expecting like an arcade style game like ninja gaiden or something and im not a big fan of the games that have how many hits you have on the side and stuff but this game is amazing.The story is just wonderful its not confusing i understand whats going on and it is interesting.The controls may get confusing but i think they are pretty understandable.You have a decent amount of moves and enemies.The bosses are difficult but not extremely die hard where it takes you like 50 tries.The graphics and cutscenes are aweosme.The voice acting is beast and it makes me feel like im actually in it.Wow im running out of great adjectives to use...but overall it is an amzing game and i highly recomend this game..Also the story is lengthy to which makes it even better.Along with the amazing puzzles that makes the game more fun.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Deaththysoul Great game with nice pacing.
Darksiders is a game with a lot of variety, from puzzle solving to mini arcade challenges darksiders has it all. Along with the variety comes some influences from other games the combat is like God of War and the puzzles and hub world remind me of The Legend of Zelda. Which doesn't make darksiders an original game, but with all of the fun your having it more than makes up for the tiny lack of innovation. The graphics are pretty good though there are now many games out there that surpass it, however in 2010 this game was one of the best looking games to come out that year. Gameplay holds up well and just about everthing in the game has aged beautifully. The sound while not being as catchy or original as The Legend of Zelda games can still hold its own against some of the big guns of the industry. So there you have it I'm not going to spoil much of the story because the ending is the best part and it really makes me want to just dive right in to the second game and cry that there might not be a third. Cheers.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Rocker0824 Best of Both Worlds
Ok, to start, the fact that I am taking my time to write this review makes it well worth the rent at least for anyone skeptical of picking it up. Anyway, when I first heard about this game I was looking forward to it and as time went on I continued to become more interested. When the day finally came to get this game, it was mine. Now, less than a week after the game has been released, I beat the game on the hardest difficulty and can say that anyone looking for a good challenge, this game does not disappoint. It takes aspects from both god of war and zelda, and for those of you who are "angry" about that; grow up. Two of the greatest games combined, what could go wrong? With that, this game is not perfect. Very small glitches that effect the overall experience very little, and as many have stated, the screen tearing is a little annoying. But that's the thing, it's not like you can change the screen tearing, just get used to it and you will learn to look right passed it and see the great game Darksiders truly is.
Rated 8 out of 10 by JASONxVORHEES The Apocalypse!
Its not that playing a horseman is a big experience, but there is really no backstory to this game. A beeping pops out when your health is low, (just like zelda) also the dungeon exploring is present too. Buttons appear over enemies heads telling you to finish them off, (god of war.) YOU EVEN HAVE THE PORTAL GUN!!! It feels like zelda, God of war, and portal teams were working on Darksiders together. All that aside the excitement of the adventure kept me entertained through solving riddles and the right weapon for a certain situation. Besides War (the main character,) it feels like you don't care about anyone else in the game or you don't even know their role for starters. The boss fights get really repetitive and are too easy to see their weak spots when defeating them. In conclusion, Darksiders is a great adventure, I did have a good time playing it, and the mention of those other games kind of adds to the fun. Who knows if there will be a sequel...
Rated 8 out of 10 by Crazy Kev Great Story Line!!! Okay Gameplay
Darksiders is a good, solid game. The storyline of Darksiders is one of the best I've played to date, the voice actors adds to that awesome storyline. The gameplay is alright some people compare it to Zelda, but I compared it to God of War, big hack-n-slash game, you can pretty much kill everything with just your sword as the other items are pretty much useless except for opening pathways and solving puzzles. The finishers for this game (when you get a enemy low enough you can finish them instantly) was really a turn off for me, you just hit "B" when your like ten feet from them and watch a half-exciting, half-boring cutscene killing the mob. The puzzles in this game alright, some were hard and some were just like why is this even in the game. At some points of the game it just gets tedious, what kept me going was getting the new gears and the storyline. I recommend renting before buying, and see if you like it. Can't wait for Darksiders 2!
Rated 10 out of 10 by MIAMIS FINEST14 pretty awsome, expected better...
i got my copy today, and basically just playing through the first 3 hours, the story line has been amazing so far. the whole war with hell and heaven is a pretty awesome story line. the nays about the game is that i would expect the combo sequences to be better, like moving from villain to villain, and also some of the parts of the game remind me of another games that i used to play, like the part where you ride on a lynx, or whatever, i remember that from dragon pancer orta saga, and i dident like the fact that they did that, the game dosent seem original, on top of that, they so copied fable 2 in which everytime you kill an enemy, this little balls in different colors would come out, and that would be your money, or health, the same concept in darksiders, but instead there called souls. dosent make the game original in that way also. and thats basically it, i would really compare it to fable 2, with a touch of final fantasy...
Rated 8 out of 10 by CrAzY Gold Fox The Horseman Fate!!!
Well like everybody else i must say is like a type of God of war and Zelda all smashed up, but don't let that fool you, this game is amazing the voice of the characters are outstanding,the graphics are not so bad (in my personal opinion i prefer a good story line than awesome graphics) and this game has that type of story line that drags you more and more deep in the game, even though the game could be a little more longer, the puzzles can be a little frustrating sometimes like you don't know where to go or where to put this and what to break to open this and...you got the point, now i gave this game an 8 instead of a 9 because of the hack and slash i know that it is a type of game but come on it gets old really fast.Please THQ and Vigil games for the sequel bring some more combos and if you can stronger weapons,i think that making your main weapon the only one useful to kill isn't so creative.if you are still not sure of buying the game i would recommend to rent it but in overall is an enjoyable game well thanks for reading and have a nice day.