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Darksiders

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Overall 8
8.2
Graphics 8
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Sound 5
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Control 7
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Addiction 9
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Darksiders Review

Cheat Code Central
18 August 2010
Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

Game Informer
7 July 2010
  • Summary: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Darksiders is flattering the hell out of the last few years’ biggest hits. Zelda’s dungeon-oriented structure, God of War’s combat, and even a portal gun (?!) all figure prominently into Darksiders’ formula. While originality may not be a specialty of the grim horseman War, I am impressed at Vigil Games’ ability to weave so many disparate concepts together.
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Overall 8
8.0

Darksiders PS3 Review

Console Obsession
29 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Both Zelda and God of War are some of gaming’s most revered of franchises; and as a result they’ve been imitated, but their mechanics have rarely appeared side by side as a concoction in a single game. Darksiders, though, is a hybrid of the two games and could almost be their child, if such a thing were possible. The story is certainly more along the lines of God of War than Zelda.
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Overall 8
8.0

Darksiders

Square-Go
2 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The great thing about Darksiders having so many clear influences is you get to have what you love about a great swathe of games in one place; the visceral satisfaction from God of War , the balletic combat of Devil May Cry and the gadget fuelled exploration of Zelda . These don’t get in the way of each other, are all done extremely well and all feature in Darksiders . You play the game wondering why nobody mixed those things before.
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Overall 8
8.0

Darksiders Review

GamerNode
1 February 2010
  • Excerpt: To say that the combat in Darksiders is much like that of God of War and its dungeon design is a near-facsimile of modern Legend of Zelda games would be a fairly accurate description, but there is much more to this game than only simple analogies. Although very little is truly original about Darksiders , the final product carves out its own unique identity by successfully combining, and in many cases refining, the elements of all the works from which it borrows, and the...
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Overall 7
7.0

Darksiders

D+PAD
25 January 2010
  • Conclusion: While Darksiders is an undeniably confident package, it’s a shame the developers have fallen back on a succession of barely disguised facsimiles from proven classics to fill in the mechanics of their game. I get the impression that if just a little of this talent was directed at carving a unique niche for Darksiders, then the game would flourish.
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Overall 8
8.0

Darksiders

Thunderbolt Games
22 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Playing Darksiders over the Christmas break, I couldn’t help feeling somewhat of a Scrooge. Its protagonist, War, is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and isn’t keen on partaking in any celebratory festivities. A world away from the cheery chubster that loves to bring joy to children across the globe, the only present War hands out is a stern beating to those who cross his path.
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 9
8.5
Looks 8
8.0

Darksiders (PS3) - Review

VGChartz
13 January 2010
  • Excerpt: They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s true then the developers of God of War and Legend of Zelda must be blushing from all the compliments they’ve gotten from Darksiders. Combining the combat system, gore, and dark atmosphere of God of War with the dungeon design from Legend of Zelda seems strange until you are in the thick of it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Darksiders Review

PlayStation Universe
11 January 2010
  • Summary: Darksiders is an action game borrowing heavily from God of War and Zelda. While it doesn't compete with either series, the game offers a healthy dose of fast combat, gratuitous gore, and overly drawn out puzzles and dungeons.
  • Pros: The gory finishing moves, The opening sequence, The moment War turns into a giant fiery beast
  • Cons: The repetitive gameplay, The invisible walls, The lack of originality
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Overall 8
8.0

Darksiders Review

PlayStation Universe
11 January 2010
  • Summary: Darksiders is an action game borrowing heavily from God of War and Zelda. While it doesn't compete with either series, the game offers a healthy dose of fast combat, gratuitous gore, and overly drawn out puzzles and dungeons.
  • Pros: The gory finishing moves, The opening sequence, The moment War turns into a giant fiery beast
  • Cons: The repetitive gameplay, The invisible walls, The lack of originality
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