Dark Souls II

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 43 critic reviews
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91 / 100
Apr 24, 2014

More accessible, challenging, and rewarding than its predecessor, this is the Dark Souls sequel PC gamers deserve.

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9 / 10
May 1, 2014

A carefully considered sequel that avoids upsetting existing fans and offers an olive branch to newcomers – but although the PC version is the best it's by a slimmer margin than many would've hoped.

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9.8 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2014

An epic adventure from start to finish packed with wondrous environments, imaginative and terrifying foes, and the continual adrenaline-apprehension rush of passing through each fog gate. These aspects make this title a must-play.

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Yes
Mar 11, 2014

A stellar, challenging experience that borrows from its predecessors while making significant and complicated design changes.

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Apr 24, 2014

Dark Souls 2 is From Software's "something for everyone" version of the popular role playing series. Prepare to Die, a little less.

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10 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2014

If you had issues with Dark Souls II on console then Dark Souls II PC will not fix them. If you were hoping that this would be the gorgeous next-gen Souls experience we were shown in that first video then, well, it isn't. But if you were holding out to find out just how the PC version of Dark Souls II performs then know, with full confidence, that it is far and away the superior version, and that's without the need to download any sort of fan-made patch. The cycle of death and success has never felt this good.

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Unscored
Apr 30, 2014

For those willing to invest time into the New Game +, into the covenants and the raiding of other players' worlds, there's far more to uncover than I'll probably ever see. As I said at the beginning, Dark Souls II is a very good game. These have been some of the reasons why as well as some of the reasons why I don't think it's quite as great a game as I'd hoped it would be.

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Unscored
May 22, 2018
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90 / 100
Apr 24, 2014

Dark Souls 2 for the PC is a far cleaner port attempt than the first Dark Souls port. The death of Games for Windows Live continues to mean good things for PC gaming, the potential to tweak up the graphics for the technically capable is still on offer, and the whole experience is far more gamer-friendly right from the get-go.

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Mar 21, 2014

While the difficulty may serve to push some gamers away, Dark Souls 2 manages to be both the most accessible title in the series and a formidable challenge for returning veterans and is without a doubt an experience that should not be missed despite the allure of next-generation consoles.

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