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
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

34%

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9 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Once again, the Horsemen offer us a masterpiece. Darksiders III, even with all the fear and skepticism behind the game, has managed to become a superb hack ‘n' slash. The personal journey of Fury against the Seven Deadly Sins is simply amazing, and everything is set towards the future for Strife to come and end this awesome epic.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders III is a stunning achievement, bringing the once-dead series back to life with aplomb.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

There are a few qualms here and there, like its technical issues, and at the end of the day I wish it offered more enemy variety, but even when considering those problems, the game is a blast.

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9 / 10
Nov 26, 2018

All in all, Darksiders 3 is a stunning return to a franchise that we'd love to see more of. The stellar game world, intriguing story, and slick gameplay make it one worth checking out even if you're not a fan of the series. It's a surprise Darksiders 3 exists. And a welcome one at that.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2018

Sure, it’s not as polished as the likes of God of War, but I don’t care. When Darksiders III works well, it’s just as entertaining.

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Generación Xbox

Top Critic

8.9 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Gunfire Games have succeed on preserving two last games personality, but making a great game of Darksiders III in it's own terms.

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8.7 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders III is a nice game, as well as a perfect sequel to a series that seemed lost in the maelstrom generated by THQ's bankruptcy. Fury might not have the charisma of the previous knigtht, War and Death, but overall the adventure boasts a very good pace, alternating discreetly challenging fights and satisfying puzzles. Definitely recommended.

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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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85 / 100
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders 3 goes back to its Hack and Slash roots with some really engaging combat, challenging enemies, and a world that offers some great variety in its levels, but the course of the adventure ends up being somewhat linear.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Despite small budget and rather unimposing preview materials, Darksiders III turns out a great game. Gunfire Games deserve a standing ovation and a truckload of money. D3 is a game born from true passion and genuine love for the series.

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Valthiel

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders 3 is the best entry in the series. This new chapter has a solid game structure and represents all the best that you can expect from a modern action-adventure game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders III is a balanced mixture of first and second game of this popular series. It has a good amount of adventure mechanics and RPG elements that made Darksiders III an amazing game to play. Fast paced Hack and Slash combat, nice Puzzles, various upgrades and weapons and also replay value for finding all secret locations and hidden items, made Darksiders III so much fun and entertaining. The game is so much more challenging than before and some Souls series elements like "remaining your souls in your death location" and " so much more aggressive and powerful enemies and bosses", made Darksiders III a hardcore game even in normal difficulty. Beside all of these good aspects of Darksiders III, there are some weak points like lack of any guidance in the game world, many repetitive models and locations that are very the same as 2 previous games and it's like that we are in Darksiders or Darksiders II again and some unbalanced difficulty levels in some points that made the game so much hard even in normal difficulty. After hours of playing Darksiders III i must say that it is an amazing game and successful achievement for Gunfire games. Darksiders III is a valuable "Action-Adventure-RPG" with fun and challenging Hack and Slash combat and high replay value that absolutely worth your time and money. so don't wait and ride the Rampage alongside Fury!

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ThaRaven403
9 / 10
Nov 28, 2018

It's been a long time coming, but I'm really glad the Darksiders series is back. Gunfire Games have done an incredible job of bringing back the Horsemen with what I consider the best game in the series. All I'm hoping now is that this will reflect on an even more ambitious take for Strife, the final Horseman.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

Darksiders III is a decent game, but thats it. It doesn't anyhow try to surpass that boundary. The new combat system is refreshing and adds a new taste to its core which makes it completely new. The narrative is more complex than the previous instalments and alongside it's properly done characteristics, Darksiders III has the best storytelling yet. The 3rd title of our favorite apocalyptic franchise will make fans happy and entertain newcomers.

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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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8.5 / 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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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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Geeks Under Grace
Lucas Miller
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2019

I would recommend Darksiders III if you are a fan of the series, or if you are simply looking for an exciting action game.

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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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Gamersky

Top Critic

8.2 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

Darksiders 3 makes a great progress in terms of combat and story. If you are keen on action games, it might be the best appetizer before Devil May Cry 5 and Sekiro.

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