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IGN

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unscored
May 29, 2018
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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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Jun 1, 2018

The action roleplaying game makes a masterful return to Lordran

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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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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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