Darksiders 2

  • Darksiders 2
78
Based on 18 scores, 38 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Fluid, colorful action that evolves over time.
  • Clever, progressively more challenging environmental puzzles.
  • Expansive adventure, with lots of dungeons to explore.

Cons:

  • Some performance and technical issues.
  • No proper visual customization options.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Overclockers Club on

Should we take up with Death to save his brother, or abandon the quest? That is really hard to say. I know I am not comfortable recommending Darksiders II to someone unfamiliar with the action-adventure RPG genre. There are better games for that. For...

By Computeractive on

Death and destruction are often synonymous with computer games but Darksiders II goes one further by casting you as Death himself, complete with scythe. Set during the mythical End of Days, Death sets out to clear the name of his brother and fellow...

By PC Gamer on 77

Agreeable hack-’n’-slash fare – the puzzling and platforming is lightweight, but offsets the roaming and robust combat...

By CNET Australia on 80

Darksiders II merges action, exploration, and loot-driven progression into an excellent and sizable...

By Blogcritics on 40

Let me start by saying that despite never having played the first game, I was excited about being able to review Darksiders 2. I had heard good things about the first game. It wasn't a run-away hit AAA title – or even a critics' darling – but it had...

By Atomic MPC on

A game that is highly enjoyable in spite of...

By New Game Network on 84

Darksiders II does so much so well that it's easy to forgive the porting issues and occasional bugs that pop up, making it one of the best adventures of the year so far. While death may not be proud, the team at Vigil certainly should...

By PC Authority on 67

Vigil Entertainment's Darksiders was a rough gem, featuring some fantastic combat, tricky puzzles and some unfortunate, game-breaking bugs. Its second bite at the franchise takes the concepts of the first game and ramps them up, casting the player as...

By technobuffalo.com on 65

That missed opportunity leads into the biggest problem with Darksiders 2: the writing. The story is bogged down by old-hat concepts like a Tree of Life, Nephilim, the City of the Dead and so on. It's unfortunate for Darksiders 2 to release as closely to...

By IT Pro Portal on 80

This grim reaper hasn't an original bone in his body, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. By carving great bloody chunks from Zelda, God of War, Prince of Persia, Tomb Raider and Diablo and patching them together, Vigil has created a magnificent...

By theregister.co.uk on

An example of action RPG at its finest, losing yourself is easy in Darksiders II . Every area had a surprise to savour and filled me with excitement as I battled through hordes of enemies. This game surpassed my expectations and now I'm just counting...

By Cheat Code Central on 90

There is little in the gaming industry that is quite as galling as a game designed by a boardroom. These products of the bottom line come in many forms, from the yearly releases of sports titles and popular first-person shooter franchises (which shall...

By GameSpy on

We're trying something a little different here. Typically, we reserve Port Authority for games that took their sweet time in making their way over to PC. But, since we got our hands on Darksiders 2 on PC late last week, we haven't had time to do a...

By IGN.com on 75

Despite its problems, I was compelled onward in my quest with Death because Darksiders II is simply a fun game...

By 1Up on 75

It's strange, really -- by all accounts, I should not want to spend time in the world of Darksiders II. While the visuals aren't bad by any means, the heavy-metal character designs and stereotypical level motifs don't scream inspiration. And the wet...

By The Inquirer on 90

The game kicks off to see you riding your steed Despair down frozen wastes toward the Tower of Secrets seeking a way to bring humanity back, thus saving War from an eternity in chains. Death's quest to save his brother is the driving force of the...

By PC Authority on

THQ may not be completely out of dire straits, but that hasn't stopped the company from putting its weight behind a range of upcoming titles from different developers, for various platforms and with a certain degree of risk. In fact, that last point is...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

DateJuly 26, 2012 - 10:54AM Read later Haven't we all had the perverse fantasy of being Death and swinging your oversized scythe into the face of a 20 foot tall golem? No? Just me then, I suppose. Still, if that piques your interest at all, then...

By PC Authority on

You know you're in fantasy town in the state otherwise known as RPG Land when a sequel in a series rocks out the roman numerals to depict its succession. THQ was in town recently to offer hands-on time with the upcoming Darksiders II, and had even flown...

International Review By upweek.ru on

Шатаясь по просторам интернета в поисках игр для обзоров, я наткнулся на Darksiders II совершенно случайно. Она привлекла мое внимание тем, что была заявлена разработчиками как «ролевой слэшер», что технически ставило ее в один ряд с, уж простите,...