www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Dark-souls-ii-528504.34194049
9.4 out of 10

DARK SOULS II

Great Deal: $5.98

Reviews and Problems with DARK SOULS II

Showing 1-10 of 84
Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Looks 7
6.5

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Dark Souls II is easily one of my favorite games of 2014 and when, after many many attempts, I was finally successful in completing the main story, I couldn't wait for my next taste of the Souls franchise. Fast forward just four months and I've already gotten my wish, in the form of a series of DLC episodes starting off with Crown of the Sunken King . Is this new trial everything a Souls fan could ask for or is it too little too soon after the main game's release?
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0

Dark Souls II

Destructoid
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: 2014 has been very good to me, but Dark Souls II is one of my favorite games of the year. Many debates have raged on as to whether or not it's as exceptional as its predecessor ( Demon's Souls is better than both), but having played it prior to launch without any hints or guides, I heartily enjoyed getting lost in its labyrinthine tunnels and deadly arenas.
  • Read full review

Expert Review

RPGFan
4 weeks ago
  • Conclusion: Maybe this will have some value upon release of the next two episodes, but for now it feels like a wasted opportunity.
  • Pros: Stunning exterior environments and some intricate world design.
  • Cons: Flat art direction, bland enemies and pathetic boss fights.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

Dark Souls 2

D+PAD
20 May 2014
  • Conclusion: If you’re new to the series and want to know what the fuss is, you’d do well to consider what kind of game it is before checking it out. It’s a game where you’ll spend a good deal of time banging your head against a brick wall, and the question is which will break first: the brick wall or you. It’s a game that you can come to love like no other, but it’s also a game that you can come to hate like no other too.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
9 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Dark Souls, a name in gaming known for its exceedingly difficult gameplay, is guaranteed to frustrate players as much as it entertains. The first thing that you need to know about Dark Souls II is that you will fail and you will fail often. Those that are easily discouraged should play a different game. But for those that are up to the challenge, Dark Souls II provides an unusual amount of well-deserved satisfaction.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
9.6

Dark Souls II

impulsegamer
2 April 2014
  • Summary: Offering at least 35 hours of play, Dark Souls II is a challenging experience and a satisfyingly in depth game that rewards perseverance and intelligent tactics.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Dark Souls II Review

GamerNode
29 March 2014
  • Summary: The increased accessibility coupled with the game's expansive world and sense of accomplishment make Dark Souls II a game that lives up to the hype.
  • Pros: Dragleic is a bigger world, Beautiful art design, Retains thrill of victory, Simpler covenant system
  • Cons: Reduces player ability to help create difficulty, Occasional framerate issues
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dark Souls II

The Entertainment Depot
28 March 2014
  • Summary: Dark Souls II continues the series’ tradition of providing a challenging, satisfying adventure in a foreboding world filled with danger. While not adding exponentially to the formula, aside from a few concessions towards toning down some of the more tedious aspects of its predecessor, the core experience shines as one of the most rewarding in gaming.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 9
8.5
Control 8
8.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
20 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Two steps forward and one step back for this incredibly challenging and rewarding experience.
  • Pros: A more refined user experience, incredible online fun and a new world teeming with secrets and terrifying danger.
  • Cons: Combat feels less sharp and precise than before, and some of the environments are connected in a rather patchwork manner.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Dark Souls II

DarkStation
19 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Is Dark Souls II an easier game? Most definitely not. The game is just as mysterious and obtuse as before and puts the onus on the player to figure it all out. Therefore, players fond of the rich and complex challenge of From Software’s games are going to get the most out of it. To those, I say that Dark Souls II gives more of what you’ve enjoyed from the last two games.
  • Read full review
Next page >>