Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition

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IGN

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2015

If you haven't played Darksiders 2, the Deathinitive Edition is the best way to do so.

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7 / 10
Nov 4, 2015

It's not original, and it's often unfocused, but Darksiders II remains one of the better Zelda clones – even if this slipshod remaster does it few favours.

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Nov 6, 2015

I appreciate how the DLC content has been integrated into the Deathinitive Edition rather than being separated as it makes the gaming experience seamless. When the plethora of DLC content that includes powerful weapon packs, stunning armor sets, and cool extra missions are added to over twenty hours of gameplay, the result is a great deal for newcomers at only $30. However, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition doesn't offer much to attract anyone who has played the game before. For anyone who hasn't played the game, there's no better time than the present.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2015

Had this been bundled with a remastered version of Darksiders, the package would be perfect. As it stands, it's just a slightly better version of an already brilliant game.

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VideoGamer
VideoGamer.com Staff

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7 / 10
Oct 26, 2015

A by-the-numbers remaster, and one that would've benefited from a bit more love. For those who just wanted to see what all the fuss was about on their Xbox One or PS4, however, it suffices.

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Nov 16, 2015

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition is the best way to play the game, but offers little reason for veteran players to revisit Death's lengthy adventure.

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80 / 100
Nov 2, 2015

Might be worth a double dip — it's every bit as fun as you remember, and this version comes with all of the bells and whistles, as well as rebalanced combat, tighter controls, and better loot tables. There are some framerate hitches to go along with the graphical and lighting overhaul, and there isn't a whole lot new here, but if you missed out the first time, don't let this one pass you by.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2015

Darksiders 2 is a good game, just not necessarily as good as your other options right now. One day, when you're desperate to play an adventure title and you've completed everything else this will be an enjoyable treat, but for now, I'd wait.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2015

Despite some minor issues, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition is a great PS4 re-release of an already fantastic action-adventure romp.

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76 / 100
Nov 3, 2015

Much like its Zelda roots, Death will traverse across vast open overworld areas that can be explored by foot or on his trusty horse Despair."

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8 / 10
Nov 1, 2015

Darksiders II was one of the more memorable titles from the previous generation, with breathtaking, mythical settings supported by interesting characters, fascinating lore, and snappy gameplay. This very decent Deathinitive Edition includes all of the DLC and commendably improves the assets and lighting effects, but it gets slightly cut down by our scythe of criticism for minor glitches and framerate woes.

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Ken McKown

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8 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2015

For anyone that missed the original release of Darksiders II, I implore you to give it a go this time around. It is a fantastic game that stands the test of time. I know this is the season for all the new, big games to drop, but if you never got to step into Death's grimy shoes, I cannot recommend this game enough.

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Nov 20, 2015

When Darksiders II sticks to the actual essentials of the main story and not its so-called Deathinitive features, it's a solid action-adventure-RPG hybrid.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 30, 2015

Still, when the game works, it certainly works. Getting past the camera issues and annoying padding is a fun game that'll definitely keep you entertained. Plus, you can become a giant spectral reaper and pick apart enemies the size of a Transformer with a single swing. How can you say no to that?

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2015

It may not really be worth playing again if you've already done so, but Darksiders II's terribly-named "Deathinitive" Edition - With All of the game's DLC, a new lighting engine and a few other in-game tweak - does a good job of bringing the game in to the new generation.

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Nov 2, 2015

Sometimes, a remaster doesn't always have to be filled with bells and whistles. If the fun from the original game is preserved, than it's a job well done.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2015

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition is best as a purchase for those who haven't yet experienced the original version. The game remains a fantastic riff on adventuring conventions perfected by the Zelda series, and that it gets the imitation right is a compliment of the highest order. Still, the graphical upgrade here isn't as noticeable as in other remasters, and the game remains a bit uneven in its performance.

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Oct 29, 2015

Darksiders II was a great game back in 2012 and still is today. In fact, it's one of the better action-RPGs out there. However, when it comes to its remastered Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, what was supposed to be the best version of the game suffers from unnecessary technical issues and is disappointing as a result.

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9 / 10
Nov 22, 2015

Darksiders II sits on a rock-solid core that it continually builds upon throughout Death's epic quest. Massive overworlds are full of memorable dungeons with fun puzzles and traversal sections. The fast paced action combat is responsive and gives you a plethora of ways to go about each fight. As well as a fitting and well-designed dark aesthetic placed on environments and characters. All of these mechanics evolved as I progressed, ensuring that the game was always engaging and fresh. Even after three years this game still holds up, and there has never been a better time to join the Grim Reaper for an experience that is to die for.

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8.6 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2015

It's still an excellent game over three years removed from its original release, and having all of its content in one place here with spruced up visuals and tweaked loot distribution is nice -- but the graphical hiccups are a disappointment, although likely patchable. Still, for $30 or less, this is one of the best buys in gaming this holiday for anyone that hasn't played Darksiders II before.

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