Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

78%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Nov 21, 2016
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Scored Reviews

Play Some Video Games
94%
94%
Dec 22, 2016

Darksiders Warmastered is an incredible action/adventure game with a solid story and fantastic voice acting that will drag you in and keep you invested until the bitter end!

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Expansive
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 28, 2016

Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a masterclass on how to reinvigorate and rejuvinate a brand in the most remarkable way.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

If you tend to play on the go, then having that flexibility with one of the best third person action/adventure games in the last decade is a strong selling point.

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GamePitt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2019

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is the perfect example of how to port a game over to the less-powerful Nintendo Switch. Giving the players the option of if they prefer the resolution or the framerate, and actually having some noticeable differences, was the best decision the developers could have had. Instead of opting for fancy gimmicks or trying to convert the game to utilise the motion controls or touch screen, the game is a perfect 1:1 recreation of the 2016 remaster which was released on other consoles, only with the added benefit of taking it with you whenever and wherever you want.

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Entertainment Buddha
90 / 100
90 / 100
Nov 21, 2016

THQ Nordic did a very nice job handling this remaster. All the mechanics that made the original Darksiders a hit are still there and thriving. Small technical issues held this game back from a more perfect score. Keep it up THQ Nordic and let's see the third entry soon!

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2016

A masterful re-up with a great story, a beautifully grim world and exciting, fast-paced gameplay. And that price point makes it essential.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2016

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is one of the best remasters this generation. Not only is this game fantastic, but it is also one of several hidden gems a lot of gamers may have missed its first time around.

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Video Chums
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2019

The original Darksiders remains the best in the series and this Warmastered Edition is an incredible way to enjoy the timeless classic.

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PowerUp!
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2019

Sure, it's an old game and it's been released and re-released a few times but on Switch, Darksiders Warmastered truly shines brighter than ever before.

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ThisGenGaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2016

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is an example of a remaster done right. It’s priced right, offers some meaningful technical improvements.

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Destructoid
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2016

There's been no shortage of great games this year, but Darksiders: Warmastered Edition still holds up exceptionally well, and it's easy to recommend. It's not quite as fresh and exciting as it was in 2010, but I still think it's something everyone should try out. If you've played it before, it's worth revisiting. If you haven't, it's a solid adventure that's well worth your time. The budget price makes it a great value, with a campaign that will take most people between 12 to 20 hours to complete. I'm glad to see that THQ Nordic seems interested in keeping the series in the public eye, and I hope this means that the Darksiders franchise will be resurrected. I look forward to seeing how Pestilence and Famine will play in Darksiders 3 and 4.

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PushStartPlay
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2016

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is bare-bones remaster of a great game that released back in 2010. It looks better, it even runs a little better, but the same issues that plagued the original plague the remaster.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2019

Even playing it my third time through, I still found it absolutely delightful. While its original weak points remain present in this remaster, so to do its strengths shine through. The customizable performance options, coupled with the Switch's portability make this my favorite way to play an excellent game. Bring on Darksiders II and Darksiders III.

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Real Game Media
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2016

Darksiders is the same game it was back in 2010; a fantastic experience. The addition of enhanced visuals and a smoother frame rate only bolsters that fact. For new players, the Warmastered Edition is an enjoyable journey that encapsulates all the things that makes Darksiders great. For veterans of the series, saddle up Ruin and join War for another adventure. The apocalypse never looked so inviting!

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Hobby Consolas
84 / 100
84 / 100
Apr 1, 2019

Darksiders is still a beautiful game, that follows the classic Zelda formula, with an apocalyptic setting and comic style characters. It is the same game released for Wii U, with no additions.

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IGN Italy
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2016

1080p and 60fps (or even 4K and 60fps on PS4 Pro) and the very good price of 19,99 euros give the game a new chance to be enjoyed.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2017

Aside from the griffin sequence, there's not a lot holding Darksiders: Warmastered Edition down. It remains an excellent heavy metal homage to Zelda games that's satisfying and quite lengthy. I enjoy it more than its sequel, although that's also a great game. The only real downside is that this game is on the Wii U, not the Switch, so it probably won't get the attention it deserves.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 12, 2019

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for Nintendo Switch is a great version of the cult adventure that plays well even almost ten years after the first release. Fans will not find anything new here. But on the other hand, this is a good reason to refresh your memories anytime, anywhere.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2016

A commendable remaster at a decent price point, Darksiders Warmastered gives those who missed out another chance to try an underappreciated gem of the PS3 era. Just prepare for some mechanical rust.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2016

Darksiders is one of the games you should have played in your gamer life. If you missed it back in 2010 the Warmastered Edition is the perfect chance to give it a try!

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RPG Fan
80%
80%
Dec 6, 2016

Make sure to download that patch.

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Cerealkillerz
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2016

Darksiders gehört trotz einiger Ungereimtheiten immer noch in jede Spiele-Sammlung und alle die den Titel bisher ausgelassen haben, können ohne Bedenken zur Warmastered Edition greifen. Es wurde zwar bis auf die 4K Unterstützung am PC und der PS4 Pro, deutlich weniger im Gegensatz zum zweiten Teil überarbeitet, aber die erhöhte Auflösung und die solide Framerate bieten euch zumindest ein flüssigeres Gameplay.

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Nation Fusion
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2017

Welcome to heaven. Or hell. Or both, in the new 'Merica. You can bathe in the blood of the poor, or cry for them, or simply hope the numb you are feeling is natural, and not just an escape from the leering doomnado outside your door. Me, I played Darksiders: Warmastered Edition. It seemed fitting. Sure, I'm intensely biased, as I thoroughly enjoyed the first game. Everything you expect is still here - conflicted War, stunningly stylized characters to both maim and befriend, the evil spirit jackass watching your every move, and the creepy dude who sells you things and occasionally pushes the plot. It is just as good as before, frankly. I didn't see any real flaws of note, although the new textures did seem to be stretched a bit tightly over the old models... but maybe it's just me. I'm sure, if this is your first visit to the wastelands of the new American Hellscape, you'll be just as thrilled as I was the first time I experienced this robust story, even if the similarity of the power grabs gives you a bit of a nervous tic as reality continues to unfold in tattered ribbons.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2016

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition takes an already fantastic game, improving both the visuals and performance in the process all for a modest fee which many publishers should pay attention to.

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Level Down Games
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jan 21, 2017

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is a beautiful reminder of how great this franchise was and could still be in today’s gaming landscape. With THQ Nordic solidly on board with the series after releasing the first two games on current generation consoles, it’s only a matter of time before we hear the inevitable on Darksiders 3. Right? We can only hope.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 21, 2016

In a generation of half-hearted, glitchy remasters, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition stands out as a true labor of love. It's not only the best way to dive back into the world of Darksiders, but also the best starting point for those new to the franchise.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Apr 2, 2019

Overall, Darksiders is dated and a little embarrassing, but it’s also surprisingly good.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 22, 2016

For £14.99, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition provides an enjoyably compelling 15 plus hour adventure full of fast-paced combat and brain teasing puzzles that is easy to recommend.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2019

While not the definitive version, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is no slouch on the Nintendo Switch. Whether played in graphics or performance mode, docked or handheld, it's still an outstanding version of an already outstanding game.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2019

Sure, there’s the odd misstep throughout the game’s 20-odd hour running time, such as some challenge rooms that feel shoehorned in, but on the whole Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is an absolute pleasure to play.

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Impulsegamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 3, 2019

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is now the best of the series thus far, plus an added bonus of beginning the storyline from the very beginning (to subsequently tackle Darksiders II and III, if desired, and on other platforms). Conversely – and if you’ve played later versions and not the originals, give Darksiders: Warmastered Edition a go. You’ll appreciate the forward steps the series took by stepping backward.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 23, 2016

With Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, THQ Nordic has ushered in the return of one of the last generation's best action-adventure games. Furthermore, instead of simply giving us a barebones port or a half-assed upgrade, the publisher and its team of talented developers have done the biblical epic justice with a thorough and impressive remaster.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 24, 2017

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition sees a refresher on the famed franchise, which upscales the visuals to look right at home on the PlayStation 4. While the gameplay elements that hindered the previous iteration of the game still haven't been fixed, this is still a great game to own. While fans of the series won't find anything new except a chance to port over their old library to the current generation, newcomers to the series will find this and the Darksiders II remaster a great entry point into the series. This is a brutal hack and slash adventure game, where War finds a range of new ways to rip enemies apart with QTEs, while employing the various abilities learned throughout the game, in his quest to restore order between the balance of Heaven and Hell.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2016

Most of Darksiders Warmastered Edition work rather well. Even if you can easily attribute the major elements to other games, Darksiders adapts them for its own use and mixes them together in such a way that it is surprising it had not been done before, and really hasn’t been done since. The gameplay is greatly satisfying and, while the story is very dumb, completing dungeons and slowly building your power does a great deal to helping you overcome that shortcoming. Sure the executions are more like an FMV than an engaging QTE, and the lip syncing is really bad, but this is a game worth checking out, especially if you haven’t touched the original.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 26, 2016

Minor conversion issues aside that can likely be solved, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition has the intrinsic fortune of being a timeless looker with its distinct visuals, which benefits from appropriate resolution and performance buffs that bring it up to speed. A fantasy world that retains its wonder and gracefully aged gameplay easily ensure that this game's horseman can confidently cometh again.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2019

A good remaster of a great game. If you're into hacking demons and/or angels to bits, Zelda-style puzzles or both, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition will no doubt satisfy you.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2016

Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a fantastic game that maintains all of what made it great in 2010. Its visual upgrades and smoother gameplay experience makes for a fun time at a very reasonable asking price. Maybe this will prompt a sequel? One could only hope. Until then, enjoy the hell out of this one.

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COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 1, 2016

The game gives players a certain level of customization to suit their play style, and definitely rewards players who spend more time looking for hidden areas and secrets.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2016

Loaded with humor, skill-based action and interesting brainteasers, the original Darksiders is one of the best games to come out of the last generation. It takes numerous recipes from other games and creates an adventure that’s worth taking. Having a better looking version of that sold at a fair price made available to the current gen makes Darksiders: Warmastered Edition absolutely worth the time.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2017

Despite being the worst version of the game, halfway between the last and the current gen, Darksiders Warmastered Edition on Wii U instills a little more life in the dying Nintendo console, offering a strong action adventure at a bargain price.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2016

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition only works if you look at it as a time capsule of a bygone era.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2016

Darksiders Warmastered is a more than capable upgrade for a game that is almost seven years old. Fortunately, the core gameplay itself is just as satisfying and brutal today as it was in 2010.

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SA Gamer
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2016

ou can’t really go wrong with this title and with it being marginally cheaper than most AAA games, it’s a good value proposition as well.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 3, 2019

The remastered version of Darksiders for Nintendo Switch is a journey to the end of the world, and at the same time a journey back to what we already experienced in the series, and expected that some of them would improve. The gameplay is exactly the same as before, with all the pros and cons, and even the visuals are not worthy of a remastered title. All in all, the remastered version of Darksiders is nothing more than a simple port for the Switch platform.

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Wccftech
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2017

Even though this is a remake of a six-year-old game, it still holds up pretty well as far as gameplay is concerned. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition looks at its best at 4K resolution and as a game, it's better than its sequel.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 11, 2019

9 years after its initial release, Darksiders is a still a good pick on Nintendo Switch, that can entertain you with its good ideas and very pleasant artistic direction.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 20, 2017

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition may be a bit late to the party, and borrows some material from other guests, but it's a welcome addition that still has a few good stories to tell and a trick or two left up its sleeve. It's a remarkably solid experience that combines a distinct aesthetic with varied gameplay, satisfying combat and fast-paced exploration, all centred around a story about the apocalypse. After you really click with a few key abilities early on the game opens wide up, and for anyone who hasn't already played the original this is a solid port of a hidden gem. The visual upgrades do make a big difference, but a slew of gltiches, crashes and software issues go to some lengths to unravel that through sheer frustration alone. Overall, then, it's not the ultimate version of Darksiders currently available, but it's a reasonable attempt for those that want to experience how it all began on their Wii U.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 31, 2019

Darksiders Warmastered Edition lands on the Nintendo Switch after the release of several other versions and while this edition doesn't bring anything new compared to the original, its mix of fun gameplay, engaging boss battles and eye-filling art style make this a good option for those who are not familiar with the series. The game's occasional crashing needs fixing, though.

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Screen Rant
Mar 31, 2019

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition's new Switch release suffers from technical issues, but the action-adventure game at its core has held up.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2019

While most of the mechanics persist, there are a few that make a few appearances and then bugger off for the rest of the game. The shadow arenas could have been a persistent theme, and while I’m certainly glad they weren’t, that doesn’t mean I will simply condone dropping a mechanic basically after introducing twice. Making them a bonus investment would have been a good idea. While I wouldn’t give the first Darksiders any sort of critical acclaim, it certainly isn’t fishing bottom of the barrel either. I would definitely consider picking up this switch version if you missed out on it earlier.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 1, 2019

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is a faithful port of the original that brings every slash of Chaoseaster and every bloody execution to Nintendo Switch in all its glory. While still the inferior entry in the Darksiders trilogy, this first outing is still a robust action-platformer full of satisfying melee combos, open-ended levels and a suitably over-the-top story. Easily one of the most underrated franchises to appear in the previous generation, Darksiders is a solid port that finally unleashes the Apocalypse in handheld form.

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TrueAchievements
Nov 24, 2016

With a rewarmaster now under its belt, one would assume that it's well worth going back to it. In some regards that is true. The game's vibrant art style is complimented all the more with the visual and textural upgrade, and the smoother frame rate causes War himself to look like a powerhouse against every enemy that he faces. However, that's all that this remaster has to offer.

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Spaziogames
6.9 / 10.0
6.9 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2019

The first Darksiders still remains a game developed with competence and most of all concrete passion for gaming; its limits are consequences of both hurry and inexperience. All its flaws were reasonable on old-gen, but the flowing of years has grown them bigger, and this is a thing we cannot neglect by reviewing it today. But we must also honestly say that a very little effort is enough to overcome all these flaws and live War's quest with the intensity it deserves.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 17, 2016

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is a decent port overall. There aren't any particularly major issues, though the audio-visual errors might be a little jarring. The boosted frame rate and image quality are well worth the trade-off, especially for fans of the previous console version. The game itself isn't spectacular, but it has some great ideas and solid execution. The presentation is also quite good. While its last gen roots are clearly showing, this game still showcases an impressive atmosphere. The cut-scenes and voice acting are top notch. Action-adventure fans might find a lot to like here.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 8, 2019

Anyone who wants a quality Zelda-style action adventure game on their Switch is going to be better off with Okami HD. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is a polished and shiny bronze medal. Fighting monsters is as standard can be, and what keeps things stimulating is the variety of the environment, puzzle solving, spectacle, and the exploration to be had. It is satisfying to stumble on a hidden chest and find some upgrade that War could use as it is in most adventures. Often entertaining but not exactly emotionally engaging, Darksiders takes itself too seriously.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

6 / 10
Feb 15, 2017

This is very good… when it's not annoying; it has fantastic pacing… when the fun doesn't take a backseat; battles and puzzles are quite enjoyable… when they are not boring. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is the perfectly average video game. It does so many things great, but, as a whole, it just feels as if there's something missing.

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Sirus Gaming
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2017

If you're a hardcore fan and wish to catch up on the story of the Darksiders series before the third game comes out, I'd say you can skip the first game entirely and just watch a YouTube video instead. Do, however, pickup Darksiders II: The Deathfinitive Edition, since all gameplay concerns are absolutely addressed in the sequel. Plus, Death as a character is a lot cooler than War.

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