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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

Bandai Namco Games, FromSoftware
Apr 1, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
USgamer
5 / 5
Game Revolution
4 / 5
Hobby Consolas
88 / 100
IGN Spain
8.8 / 10
IGN Italy
8.8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

Even if it's only been a year, time has not been kind to Dark Souls' sequel and this remaster does little to help the situation – even if it 's a hugely engrossing game in its own right.

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The new enemy arrangements don't trump the original Dark Souls II, but it's still a great jumping-on point

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Dark Souls II comes to current gen with a vengeance.

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From Software once raised the bar for game design; now, they've done the same for HD remakes. Rest assured, this isn't just a lazy repackaging of old content. Even if you know the Kingdom of Drangleic like the back of your hand, you're in for many new surprises. And if you've never played Dark Souls II before, your patience has paid off: This is simply the best version of it you'll ever play.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin targets two audiences: newcomers and veterans. In both cases it succeeds.

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‎A great game in an edition full of content but with graphical improvements that do not justify its buyback.‎

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‎The best version of the ultra difficult game par excellence. It may not be as cutting edge as it was, or it may not contribute as much if you already crushed it, but if it is not your case and you have patience ...‎

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A great soulslike in a very valid edition, able to remix content in an interesting way even for those who know the original game very well.

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