Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

77%

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8 / 10
May 5, 2017

The Ringed City is as challenging and enjoyable as one would expect from a Souls game, and although it suffers from some level design issues at the beginning, it's a great conclusion for Dark Souls III.

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Apr 25, 2017

The Dark Souls plot is as mysterious in its conclusion as it was in its beginning. Of course there are a myriad of scattered clues, references and story points scattered throughout the Ringed City. And I’m sure there’s a myriad more I’m yet to discover.

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Apr 19, 2017

You can respect how well it fits in with the series' overall lore.

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Unscored
Apr 12, 2017

A piece of DLC that for fans will signal closure for the lore and single-player offerings – for the time being at least. It has some of the best moments that the franchise has to offer, some not-so great moments, and indeed some throwbacks to key parts of the series. Until the time comes when Hidetaka Miyazaki wishes to return to this beloved franchise, this heralds the season finale with much more confidence than the previous DLC. Praise the Sun!

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85 / 100
Apr 11, 2017

The Ringed City DLC fixes the shortage of the previous DLC, presenting much more content, although not everything offered has a satisfactory gameplay. The big highlight are the bosses - challenging and worthy to face that vigorous build you created, after spending considerable time in the Dark Souls III campaign.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

The Ringed City feels like Hidetaka Miyazaki's send off to the Souls series. It's been a hell of a ride

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Unscored
Apr 9, 2017

The Ringed City is an incredible end to an incredible series.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2017

The Ringed City DLC is a mixture of things, unfairly difficult in the beginning, it opens up and delivers a thematically fitting end to the series of the whole. Great boss fights as well as a new PvP mechanic elevate it above the previous DLC.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 8, 2017

Playing through The Ringed City was a bittersweet experience for me; it felt almost like I was lamenting the end of the series whilst playing rather than allowing myself to truly immerse myself in the content. The Souls series has become one of my all-time favourite gaming franchises and, whilst I commend From with having the plums to pull the plug whilst they’re still arguably on top of their game, there’s a little piece of me that dies inside every time I hear that the Souls series is now considered complete.

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82 / 100
Apr 7, 2017

There are a few segments and bosses that feel damn near impossible without the help from a friendly phantom.

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