Darksiders III

Darksiders III Reviews Summary

Technical Issues
Straightforward Action
Cool Characters

Summary: Darksiders III is a step down from previous entries in the franchise, but there's still a lot to like for series fans. If you can overlook technical issues and some interesting design choices, you'll welcome this return of the Four Horsemen.

Rating Summary

Based on 153 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

34%

Critics Recommend

Based on 153 critic reviews
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74 / 100
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders 3 is more difficult than previous games. Terrible checkpoint system and long loading times makes game troublesome. But soundtracks, combat system and bosses are great. You should give it a try.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Darksiders III is a breath of fresh air in the Darksiders franchise. The game bet on a more defiant combat and a interconnected world, similar to dark souls series, and the result is very well.

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8.3 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Darksiders III is a great hack-and-slash action title that feels a bit dated but still manages to offer a well-crafted experience. It’s not the best title in the series, but it gets serious points for its polish and its focus.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Darksiders III does feel like a game that wished it was released many years ago, with a slew of older-style design elements that sit alongside more modern attitudes towards combat and story

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Darksiders III is a promising sequel for Darksiders series. if we forget numerous problems of its story, a classic, challenging and enjoyable experience awaits us, and experience that can surely bring the sense of excitement to the fans of Hack and Slash genre.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders 3 is a solid next entry in the series with Fury being a strong lead providing charm and rage fueled will.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders III at its core is a solid action RPG with some great storytelling, post-apocalyptic combat,and great characters. As the third title in a long running franchise its clear that there was a tension line between paying homage to the games that came before while still wanting to explore new concepts and mechanics. For the most partabout it works. Combata offers something fresh and after some growing pains for returning players franchise a rewarding experience. Other than some lackluster progression mechanics and maybe a little too much reliance on players knowledge of the world, Darksiders III offers a great new take on an existing franchise.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders III [3] delivers a different set of core mechanics over the previous games, both for better and worse. The combat feels heavier and more precise as it takes on a more strategic approach over the button-mashing prequels, however, it comes at the expense of ramping up the difficulty in order to fit the mould. I found the game to be both frustrating and confusing, in terms of its combat and puzzles, to the point where I actually appreciate the fact the developers are making us think about what we're doing as we take our time in order to progress. Will Darksiders III be for everyone? Probably not. As of release, the game is buggy, contains glitches, employs the new combat style, and prefers small areas over big open-world ones. However, despite these points, I was captivated once I got to grips with the controls and found myself hooked onto both the story and the outcome of Fury's adventure down on Earth.

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60 / 100
Nov 27, 2018

Darksiders has been a fickle franchise. The first game faced polarizing reviews due to the bland gameplay and mediocre puzzles but its sequel improved on many of the previous games issues thanks to incredible boss fights and more fluid combat. Darksiders III takes a different route, attempting to change the meta of the entire franchise by implementing modifications that make Fury's adventure distinct from the previous games. Making Darksiders III much harder and more linear than previous entries that can be seen either detrimental or beneficial to the overall gameplay.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

Darksiders 3 feels like the weakest entry in the series to date, which makes it hard to recommend to anyone other than those looking to continue and complete the story of the Four Horsemen.

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6 / 10
Nov 27, 2018

If Gunfire Games fix the technical issues with Darksiders 3 – and I sincerely hope they get that chance – this will then be the sequel that the series deserves. As of right now though, this game is showing far too many frayed edges, bugs and glitches that’ll be enough to make you Furious.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Am I still a massive fan of the Darksiders series and do I think Darksiders 3 is a worthy addition? My answer of course is yes, however, I’m more looking forward to Darksiders 4 to see if the developer learns from its mistakes. Perhaps next time they can spend a bit more money on Quality Assurance too.

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69 / 100
Nov 27, 2018

Darksiders 3 opted to strip itself down a bit when compared to what Darksiders 2 offered, but after spending time with it, the game’s relatively straightforward experience can grow on you if you’re into challenging games that don’t hold your hand. If you wanted more of what you got in the last game though, you will be let down, because this sequel leans more towards a Dark Souls-lite experience than a new Darksiders one.

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8.6 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

The team from Gunfire Games really outdid themselves reviving the Darksiders franchise with this third addition to the series. Darksiders III on its own will please some fans, but even then I myself would wait until a possible price drop with the few flaws the game seems to fall short on.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2018

It's truly a shame because the parts where the storytelling really shines in this game are the parts most people won't ever see because of the technical issues that plague it.

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3.8 / 5.0
Nov 29, 2018

Overall for me this is just a little bit too run of the mill for me to recommend it to everyone, if you like a challenge along with a lot of hacking & slashing, you’ll get something out of this, if you are short on patience then I’d say not for you.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Darksiders III is a welcome surprise in today's gaming landscape. Its focus on tight action gameplay and excellent world design over massive maps or branching narrative paths feels refreshing, and were it not for some annoying camera issues, Fury's tale could easily be the best in the series.

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Nov 27, 2018

In ways, Darksiders III founds its identity with Fury, a more mature and interesting character. Sadly, everything else falls short of what you expect from a Darksiders title.

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4 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

Darksiders 3 has heart, but a lot of the organs around it are failing, detracting from the experience. So much has been stripped away from the other Darksiders games, making it far too easy to stare at the flaws.

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Wait for Sale
Dec 5, 2018

Darksiders III is a fundamentally flawed title that does away with numerous systems and mechanics that the past two titles had iterated and built upon in meaningful ways, but it also allows for a new type of entry in the series as a result. I had way more fun with it than I expected to, but I also can’t recommend it to fans of the series who were looking for more of the same, because they simply won’t get it here. Darksiders III fails to translate the scale of the events transpiring within the franchise’s universe in favour of a more contained narrative that falls flat alongside its boring protagonist. However, if you enjoy Dark Souls, I’d urge you to at least give this title a shot. There’s plenty of fun to be had here if you can accept the game for the fun but flawed experience that it is.

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