Percentile Rank

Dark Souls Remastered is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 99 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 99 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameCloud
Yes
Yes
May 26, 2018

If you’ve played the original Dark Souls before, or the Prepare to Die Edition on PC, there really isn’t much here for you in the way of new content. So unless you’re dying to see Blighttown and Lost Izalith run at a steady frame-rate, I’d only recommend it if you’re looking for an excuse to replay the game. However, if you haven’t played this game before, you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to pick it up. A lot of things that kept it from ageing well have been ironed out and make Dark Souls Remastered the definitive way to play this game. If you’ve ever been remotely interested or have played and enjoyed other Souls games, now is the best time to try it.

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Oyungezer Online
Yes
Yes
May 29, 2018

If you're a Dark Souls fan like me and think that you will continue to play it for years to come, then this is the version you really have to have.

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TheSixthAxis
Unscored
Unscored
May 23, 2018

Beneath the surface there have been many improvements, but it's important to note that these are improvements to what was already a great game.

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
May 29, 2018
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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
May 29, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is a close replication of the source material, allowing new players to see what the big deal was and veterans to test their mettle once more. There's already been a generation of undead warriors who completed their journey and rang the Bells of Awakening. Now it's time for another.

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Scored Reviews

Jump Dash Roll
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jun 20, 2018

From Software and Miyazaki’s triumph with technical upgrades, dedicated servers and the DLC included. There is nothing better.

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Guardian
Jun 1, 2018

The action roleplaying game makes a masterful return to Lordran

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Bazimag
10 / 10
10 / 10
Jun 28, 2018

Dark souls is not only a game, but a revolution, a turning point and a new definition for RPG genre and maybe the entire gaming. And for this reason, everybody should experience this masterpiece. If you are going to be stuck in a room for the rest of your life with only one game, make sure that game is Dark Souls.

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Goomba Stomp
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is hands-down the definitive edition of one of the most influential games of the previous generation, and an absolute must-play for series late-comers who may have missed it the first time around. Vastly improved and technically superior, Dark Souls Remastered renders the original version obsolete by comparison.

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Gamefa
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
May 25, 2018

Let’s not look the Dark Souls Remastered as a Remastered game and look this game as a new 2018 action RPG. The point is that Dark Souls is still one of the best action RPG even as a “2018 all new game”. Now, experiencing the Dark Souls is so much better than before, because of the amazing 60 frame per second that upgrade our Dark Souls experience to the next level. Dark Souls Remastered is a “Must-Buy” game for both new players that never played Dark Souls before and veteran fans of this series, even if they played the original Dark Souls more than 1000 hours like me!! Don’t waste your time and begin one of your best hardcore challenging adventures in gaming history with Dark Souls Remastered, an amazing masterpiece by From Software.

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Areajugones
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered brings us back to Lordran in its most beautiful way. Its graphic improvements, the return of a full online mode with dedicated servers and its HUD changes are the features that make this game worth of being on every player shelf.

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GamingTrend
95 / 100
95 / 100
Oct 18, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered doesn't add a lot to the Dark Souls formula, but then again it doesn't need to. Its graphical updates are subtle, and sometimes dubious, and the tweaks it makes to the game will only be noticeable to the already converted. But a refreshed pool of players means more opportunities for jolly cooperation, and the Switch makes it more convenient than ever to play the sometimes unapproachable classic. For better or worse, Dark Souls Remastered is essentially the Dark Souls you already know on a new platform.

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Niche Gamer
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2018

While there are lingering issues with Dark Souls as this is simply a remaster, they are largely inconsequential as this is a spectacular game. Sure, the game may simply be channeling old school difficulty and storytelling, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you're tired of modern games treating you like an infant, please give Dark Souls a chance. Enjoy undeath.

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Video Chums
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2018

Dark Souls is one of the greatest video games of all time and my personal favourite Soulsborne game to date.

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PSX Brasil
94 / 100
94 / 100
Jun 10, 2018

Even though the PvP is not pleasant, the Dark Souls campaign is still sublime. It's worth playing again to try new builds and face challenges in other ways, but the difference that sets the remaster experience is playing at 60 frames per second. The greater precision on the controls and the perfect fluidity add a lot to a product that was already excellent, even with the drawbacks of the original version.

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The Loot Gaming
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
May 27, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is a special experience. With almost no narrative or direct story the game somehow utilizes combat to force the player to feel true emotion, you’ll feel victorious, devastated, inspired, distraught, confused, powerful and so much more. The world really works well with the story that’s available to convey a quest of epic proportion. You know what you’re doing is important. You feel the stakes. It’s this gauntlet of emotions that a player feels that makes Dark Souls so unique. There’s no doubt that this is an incredibly challenging game, but it’s a challenge well worth undertaking. There is no way to describe the sense of personal achievement this game will give you, experience it yourself and you’ll feel an addiction creeping in that you won’t be able to escape. This Remaster really is the definitive Dark Souls experience and a brilliant way to make one of the best games as accessible as possible.

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VGProfessional
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 22, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered is a reminder of how much the trilogy has grown over the course of 7 years. This version is a massive enhancement in terms of framerate, resolution, multiplayer, technical assets, and still as demanding as it was in 2011.

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PlayStation Universe
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Though the remastering effort is perhaps not as extensive as some might like, Dark Souls Remastered is without a doubt the best way to play one of the finest action RPGs ever and is nothing short of essential for newbies and stalwart Dark Souls fans alike.

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is an excellent remaster of a standout entry in the Souls franchise. Those who played the original will feel right at home, and will really appreciate the visual and technical improvements – particularly to Blight Town, which now runs at a butter smooth 60 frames-per-second. However, those that weren't there at the beginning may not appreciate the inferior visuals and general jankiness that later entries have all but ironed out.

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GameMAG
9 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

9 / 10
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is a genre's classic at its best and the real "Must Buy" for all fans of the series. The same masterpiece, but more beautiful.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Nearly perfect, and one of the greatest games ever made, now you can prepare to die on a modern system. Missed opportunities and all, I have to argue that in the end, that's more than enough.

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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered speaks for itself just in terms of the raw mysteries it offers beyond its new coat of paint. The feeling of zoning into Firelink Shrine is just as special the 100th time as it is the first, and the open-ended nature of the world is just as fresh. Sometimes needlessly so, From Software has packed so much into Dark Souls that I'm finding new items or experimenting with strategies I've never seen before -- a testament to the longevity of this particular entry, and a more than justified remaster.

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VGN
9 / 10.0
Tommaso Stio

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered keeps the original Dark Souls experience, improving it thanks to a Full-HD graphics (up to 4K if played on PS4 Pro or Xbox One X) along with a smooth and funnier gameplay, possible thanks to the new frame-rate, now locked on 60fps in every moment of the adventure, including Blighttown.

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IGN
9 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered does a fair job of bringing the brutal but fair essence of the original Dark Souls up to the standards of current-generation consoles, including running an almost locked 60 frames per second and the option to play at 4K resolution. A few muddy textures and some slowdown in the most intense and fiery moments are noticeable, but still a vast improvement. Now that Dark Souls Remastered exists, there's no reason to play any other version, whether this is your first run through or your 100th.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

9 / 10
May 25, 2018

A mediocre remaster of an all-time classic, but by the mere act of fixing (most of) the frame rate problems this becomes the definitive version of one of the decade's most influential video games.

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USgamer
May 25, 2018

While bare-bones on the surface, Dark Souls Remastered is one of the best games of the last 20 years running better than it ever has. New players will find all of the mood, challenge, and tension of the original, and returning vets are given beefier online options and minor tweaks to small details. More importantly, it keeps one of the medium's best games easily accessible and readily available.

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Rice Digital
May 25, 2018

If you have previously played the original, there are little changes here to warrant returning to Lordran (unless you want to of course). However, the core of the game is still one of the most intriguing, challenging, and beautifully created gaming experiences currently available; so, I wholeheartedly recommend picking it up despite its flaws

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
May 28, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is still a masterclass in level design, and it remains the pinnacle of third-person action games. Longtime fans will be pleased with the improved performance on both consoles and PC. And if you're a newcomer wondering if you should get your feet wet with this entry, the answer is an absolute, resounding ‘Yes.'

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Saudi Gamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 30, 2018

This remastered version managed to present the game in shiny smooth way. That makes experienced players to double dip in glorious 60fps. While new players will experience game unlike others.

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Atomix
90 / 100
90 / 100
Jun 4, 2018

A great remastered versión for one of the most important video games of all time.

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BaziCenter
9 / 10
BaziCenter
Ehsan Mohamadi

Top Critic

9 / 10
May 30, 2018

If you haven’t played the original Dark Souls yet, the remastered version is your best chance to enter its dark, sad and amazing world. But if you are a hardcore Souls fan and already cracked through the previous games, its 40 dollars price tag might not worth the nostalgia.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 30, 2018

While nothing has actually changed in terms of content, the visual and performance upgrades are much more noticeable than expected. This makes Dark Souls Remastered the definitive edition of FromSoftware's modern classic.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 31, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered manages to capture the essence of the Dark Souls experience, primarily because this is exactly the same game that debuted way back in 2011, just this time everything is in gorgeous 4K, and everything runs at 60fps – even Blighttown.

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Invision Community
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 23, 2018

Overall, Dark Souls Remastered gets a 9/10, it revives the 7-year-old game from its undead status back into the limelight, even if it didn’t go far from it. The quality of life additions are welcome with no change feeling out of place or unwanted. FPS improvements make the whole experience more enjoyable, with less to blame your death on.

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Game Volt
9 / 10.0
Game Volt

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
May 31, 2018

It seems that Bandai Namco has surpassed itself this time by improving and developing Dark Souls to suit the needs of the technological age. The high accuracy of the graphics and the possibility of playing on the 4K screens for the development of audio to provide a system of six-player play, no series lover should ignore this part

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 25, 2018

This is the incredible game that you know and love - nothing more, and nothing less. It's an amazing way to begin the series for newcomers, but hardcore fans might be let down by the absence of additional content.

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Attack of the Fanboy
May 23, 2018

It's the Dark Souls of Dark Souls games, and the issues that plagued the console versions that released in 2011 have been remedied... what else needs to be said here.

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Hu3br
Jun 8, 2018

Subtle changes, such as 60fps support on consoles and a better PC version, makes Dark Souls Remastered the definitive version of a classic. Navigating on twisty hallways and cheating death at every step is as fresh as it was back in 2011.

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Too Much Gaming
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 27, 2018

If you've grown a sudden fondness for the Souls series thanks to recent games and have yet to play Dark Souls, you are severely missing out. Dark Souls: Remastered will test the player in every respect, just like it did when it was first released. This is a genuine classic that deserves to be revisited every few years. If a player new to the series were to ask me whether they should play this first, I would say no - leave the best for last.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Sep 16, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered is everything you remember from the original game, with a slicker coat of paint. The same great gameplay, annoying enemies, challenging bosses, now with a higher framerate. If you've never played the first or want to dive back into the world of Lordran, then Dark Souls: Remastered is calling your name.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

It feels odd to say that a video game pushed me to my limits, but as a relatively calm personality I experienced some emotions I haven't felt since my teenage years. I haven't broken a controller since an infamous late night with my Nintendo 64, but on a few occasions playing Dark Souls Remastered I came close to crushing my Joy-Con between my fingers. Not everyone is going to find the soul-crushing difficulty as therapeutic, but amidst the rollercoaster of rage, frustration and depression, I learned the importance of perseverance and patience, and just how good it feels to accomplish something that you once thought impossible.

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Nintendo Insider
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 17, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered has built a reputation for its sadistic design. This can certainly be the case for anyone that dares to dive headfirst into danger without a second thought. What I took from the experience was a simulated life lesson in paying attention and thinking for yourself to work out how to smartly move forward to achieve small ambitious goals.

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Digitally Downloaded
May 28, 2018

With all of that said, it's still only the slimmest of steps up from what most people who are interested in Dark Souls have already played to death back on the PlayStation 3.

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Hobby Consolas
88 / 100
88 / 100
May 23, 2018

Even though the work on this remaster can only be described as "simply correct", we're talking about the definitive version of the best and most influential game of the past ten years. If you've never player Dark Souls before, this is by far the best time to discover what all the fuss is about.

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Fextralife
9 / 10
Fextralife
Fexelea

Top Critic

9 / 10
May 23, 2018

A wonderful trip down memory lane, in 4k and 60FPS. Engaging combat, thrilling multiplayer and intriguing lore make Dark Souls Remastered a worthy purchase for veterans looking to polish their backstabbing skills; and a mandatory buy for those who never got around to playing the original 2011 release.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

A rock-solid framerate makes this the definitive choice for playing Dark Souls on console today

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Wccftech
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Jumping into Dark Souls Remastered again isn't quite the same as your first time through but it's still a magical journey. And if you've never played Dark Souls before? This is is definitely the best way to experience the game that kickstarted a genre of its own. Dark Souls Remastered should be an essential for action RPG fans and those wanting to put their skills to the test.

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Cerealkillerz
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
May 26, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is also in this version one kind of an experience: The game does not give you anything, but manages to deliver unique moments of success while progressing through the game and comes with very deep-rooted and highly sophisticated gameplay mechanics. Despite there is no additional content aside the Prepare to Die Edition and only a few minor graphical changes were made, fans and new entrants to the series should definitely get their hands on one of the most insteresting and fascinating titles in the history of videogames.

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Impulsegamer
4.3 / 5.0
4.3 / 5.0
Jun 5, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is still essentially Dark Souls, just slightly better looking and with better online functionality.

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PowerUp!
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered remains a truly wonderful example of modern game design. It’s great for people like me who missed it the first time around and for fans, it’s another chance to Praise the Sun.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is the best version of a wonderful classic game, with 60 fps rock solid, a great netcode and a real high definition. Too bad for some low quality textures and the oversaturated colors that create a bad coesion between characters and locations.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2018

Something more could be done regarding graphics and additions/improvements to the game formula, but Dark Souls Remastered remains a successful re-release of an extraordinary game.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is a great trip back to Lordran. While the original game may be showing its age, and various mechanics have been improved in later entries, this may be a trip down memory lane worth the asking price of $39.99 USD for fans of the innovative original. New players to the franchise could do much worse to start here, since the smoothness of the action ensures that each death is due to their own lack of skill and nothing else. This is certainly the best way to experience Dark Souls on console.

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GamePro
85 / 100
85 / 100
May 28, 2018

A very special RPG experience that pays off for those who love the original as well as newcomers to the world of Souls games.

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GameZone
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is truly the definitive way to play the game. Thanks to tons of polish and technical improvements, the infamous RPG now feels much more competent and coherent, giving players little excuse to blame the game itself when they die. FPS chugging is next to non-existent, creating one of the smoothest Dark Souls experiences to date.

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GearNuke
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered brings the much needed 60 FPS experience back to the series. This is an essential remaster that was long needed and it manages to tick all the right boxes.

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PushStartPlay
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered can be one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling and rewarding games I’ll ever play.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered doesn't make any dramatic changes to its original release several years ago. The struggle to progress is constant, but just as every moment could be another death, it could also be a moment of great triumph and self-accomplishment. Playing at 60fps makes me wonder how I ever managed to play at half of that rate several years ago. It's a beautiful remaster, even if it isn't a complete overhaul. It's a great entry for newcomers or a great walk down memory lane for fans of its original release.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 1, 2018

If you've never played Dark Souls before and you have a Nintendo Switch now, you should definitely give that game a chance.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
May 28, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered offers almost the same experience as the original game, and with some well-designed changes you can enjoy it like never before. Although maybe the developers should have changed a bit more.

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SECTOR.sk
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is still great choice for players who don't care dying a lot. Especially on Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Wire
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch might not be the prettiest or best-performing version, but that doesn’t hold back what it manages to achieve. Bringing handheld portability to the series, this is the version of Dark Souls: Remastered most worth considering for those wishing to return to its untold stories and unforgiving fights.

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The Games Machine
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
May 30, 2018

Improvements are quite marginal, despite the considerable boost for framerate and resolution, but Dark Souls remains a game design masterpiece even seven years after its publication.

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COGconnected
82 / 100
82 / 100
Jun 5, 2018

The controls, the level design, and the lore all feel like precise expressions of the developers' complete vision. Yet I must attach that age-old caveat: this game will remorselessly kick your ass, leaving you hardly a heartbeat before the boot comes whistling your way again.

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Geek Culture
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is exactly how good ol’ Dark Souls is, but now all decked out in all its enhanced visual glory. It’s the perfect welcome for old fans, and the best way to experience the unforgiving world of Lordran for newer players. Oh, and you’ll still die.

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TrustedReviews
May 23, 2018

If you've played Dark Souls before then there isn't really anything in this version of the game that makes for a compelling reason to part with your cash. The term ‘Remastered' implies that a great amount of work has gone into this release, and although it's a definite improvement – especially with regards to the frame rate – it isn't extraordinary.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is a solid reminder of the incredible strength of the original entry in the series. There are certainly some comforts lost by going back the start but the game is still incredible. Whether you have never played it before or you miss the good old days, this is a great remaster.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 23, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered is not the definitive version of the game, but it's close enough.

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GameSpew
80%
80%
May 23, 2018

It's simply the best version of a great game, and even if the changes are marginal, that still stands.

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Game Revolution
May 25, 2018

For those who are already fans of the series, Dark Souls Remastered is just a polished version of an already great game, but for me, it was a bit more special. With the technical issues eliminated, Dark Souls can shine and is a much more satisfying experience.

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Gamersky
8 / 10.0
Gamersky

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
May 24, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered keeps the original feelings with advanced graphics performance, which gives many players a chance to try this game on the latest console. But obviously 60 dollars is way too much for a remastered game that almost changes nothing, some old fans may think this edition is lack of sincerity.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 25, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is a good reminder how far we've come in the last seven years.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 25, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is the best version for Dark Souls on consoles, and it's still one of the best Action-RPG of all time. The 60fps framerate is a real pleasure, as the other technical improvements too. We would have prefered a real remake, but it's still a very good way to (re)discover the series.

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Sirus Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 29, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is now the definitive way to experience the game, especially on console. It contains all the DLC and online functionality from the original title, with some added quality of life improvements. The game has never looked cleaner and crisper than it does now. You can finally put away your PS3 and Xbox 360, if the original Dark Souls was your only tether to the consoles. Now you can die once again over and over, but in a smooth 60fps and 1080p.

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TrueAchievements
May 31, 2018

Dark Souls was a brilliant game in 2011, and it is still a brilliant game in 2018.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is a solid port of a great game. It doesn't matter if you've already finished it or haven't got a chance to do it yet - you simply have to visit Lordran.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 9, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered has aged well, despite the progress of its successors. Newcomers might fight it abrasive, but it is still worth a pickup for old fans and new alike. Here's to a release of Demon's Souls Remastered.

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GameSkinny
Jun 11, 2018

The embers of Dark Souls might not burn as bright seven years later, but Dark Souls: Remastered proves this is still one of the best RPGs of the modern era.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is exactly what the name implies and fans will adore it.

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Slant Magazine
Jun 12, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered shows that just as the extra visual definition giveth, it also taketh away.

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

Despite its shortcomings, Dark Souls Remastered is a welcome release that will hopefully breathe new life into the community and multiplayer activity with both new and old players. It may also be the last "souls game" release for quite some time, given From Software's latest endeavours.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2018

A well aged fantasy/horror action RPG, that even those who have never played before should definitely give a chance. Don't be scared off by the stories of how difficult it is. (Though also know, those stories are true.)

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GotGame
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2018

Overall, Dark Souls was a great game when it originally released in 2011. Today, Dark Souls Remastered is still a great game. Being able to play a game like this on the go is a marvel in itself.

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Fandom
4 / 5.0
Fandom

Top Critic

4 / 5.0
May 25, 2018

Much like going back to play Ocarina of Time, you’re witnessing the foundations of many modern games here. And some pieces of magic that no other game – even a Souls game – have managed to replicate since.

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IGN Spain
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

An excellent game that may not be beautiful, but it's as fun as hard to beat as it was 7 years ago. If you didn't played on 2011 you have to this time, specially if you love the soulslike games.

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WellPlayed
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2018

It's Dark Souls, but better

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KnowTechie
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2018

Get gud and kick Patches off a cliff in HD. What’s not to love?

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EGM
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

While it isn't without some notable and completely unnecessary problems, the Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered is still a great way to experience one of the best games ever released. The ability to play the game wherever and whenever is wonderful, and it's nice to have this improvement on the original PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 release to contrast the more drastic overhaul the other platforms received.

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Digiato
75 / 100
Digiato
Arash Parsapour

Top Critic

75 / 100
Jun 5, 2018

If you played the original game at the time of release and now you're missing it, Dark Souls Remastered is like reliving that memories with a 4K resolution. Otherwise, the remastered version is nothing different which would make you love it if you hate the original one.

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SA Gamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered finally brings the series to a Nintendo console with a very competent and solid port. It's ported from the older generation consoles, but it still looks and plays pretty well. There are a few minor control issues, but it's mainly due to not getting dedicated button mapping for the Nintendo platform. If you're a fan of the series or a newcomer, the game is still worth a look.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2018

Dark Souls is an amazing and important game, but the remaster does little to spice things up, providing little reason to really go back to Lordran. Blighttown runs at 60fps though, so that might be reason enough for some.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 30, 2018

If there was more attention given towards improving what was already a great game, Dark Souls Remastered could have been perfect. Instead, it falls somewhere in this half-hearted limbo. Finally, it has a very stable and high frame-rate, but the collision and hit-detection is still unfairly off. This is one of the defining classics of the seventh generation consoles. It spawned its own sub-genre of action RPGs and gave From Software an unfathomable amount of credibility. It deserves better than this. If Scholar of the First Sin gets extra polish and refinement, it is tragic that the first entry in the trilogy does not get the same effort. When the inevitable day comes when Demon's Souls gets a remake or remaster, hopefully it gets more care than Dark Souls.

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We Got This Covered
Jun 8, 2018

$40 is a steep price to pay for Dark Souls Remastered on consoles, especially since it doesn't benefit from the new licks of paint. The title that really needs remastering - Demon's Souls - remains curiously in the wild.

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Daily Nintendo
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

While the game is in essence still amazing, there are still some problems from the original version to be found. The remaster is great for newcomers to the series but not enough to buy a second time

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GBAtemp
6.5 / 10.0
GBAtemp

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2018

Overall, I think QLOC dropped the ball here. I love Dark Souls, and Dark Souls 1 will always be my favorite of the all the games in the series, but there was simply no love put into this remaster. However, if you've never played the game, or if you've only ever played the console versions, then I would highly recommend picking up Dark Souls Remastered Edition, as it fixes a lot of issues that were present and unfix-able in the original console version of the game and still plays just as well now as it did in the past. But if you own the original Dark Souls 1 for PC, and you have no desire to PvP, don't even bother buying the remaster. Even with the $20 discount, it's not remotely worth the price tag when you consider you already get all these improvements (even if slightly buggy) for free.

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Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered is a nice, shiny new edition of a game that I have never enjoyed. While I respect the game's genre-creating precision gameplay and acknowledge it's place in gaming history, I just don't like this game, and can't recommend it to new players. That said, it plays fine, and looks better than it ever has. Dark Souls fans already know who they are, and will enjoy this new edition immensely.

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Nerdsocket
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 8, 2018

In 2025 when they make Dark Souls: Remastered: Remastered in which they just boost the textures again and add a sticker on the box that says “We did a good remaster guys”, I’m still going to buy it.

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VGChartz
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 9, 2018

Given that it’s a remastering, it probably won’t take too long for a cost reduction, and closer to $20 feels much more reasonable given what’s presented here.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

5 / 10
Jun 28, 2018

Strictly as a videogame, Dark Souls Remastered is the fantastic original, but with a bunch of welcome updates. Purely as a remaster, however, it's disappointing, to say the least. This had the chance to offer the best 'Souls' title (Bloodborne excluded), while also adding improvements from newer instalments - instead, it's just a patch/visual upgrade, and a low effort one at that. Plus, the PC version is currently the buggiest one.

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