Dark Souls Remastered - Nintendo Switch Edition Reviews

Dark Souls Remastered - Nintendo Switch Edition is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Daniel Krupa
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

Playing Dark Souls on a handheld adds an absorbing new dimension to a familiar adventure

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GameCentral
Top Critic
9 / 10
Oct 17, 2018

Playing one of the decade's most influential video games on a handheld proves a welcome novelty, as the Switch version of Dark Souls makes the most of the existing remaster.

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8 / 10
Oct 18, 2018

With Dark Souls Remastered now on Nintendo Switch, you'll be able to experience one of the decade's greatest role-playing games in an interesting new way.

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USgamer
Top Critic
Oct 17, 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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Matt Leonard
Top Critic
Oct 17, 2018

I continue to experience and find new things hidden away in Lordran's darkest corners, and the Switch version lets me do that on the bus.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered for Nintendo Switch keeps the essence of the series intact and also adds the portability element that, however, sustains several problems that negatively affect the overall experience, especially with the TV mode on..

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Unscored
Oct 16, 2018

The Switch version of Dark Souls simply lacks the polish that the remaster brought with it, and even added in a few issues that aren't present anywhere else. The ability to play the game on the go isn't something that you can get anywhere else, and it is hard to quantify just how much that makes up for the issues. Souls Remastered is still a very worthwhile game, but it is hard to justify this version over any other given the weaknesses that are unique to it.

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88 / 100
Oct 17, 2018

"Portable Souls" should be reason enough to convince anyone of not missing this game, and the Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered is exactly that, no more, no less. Performance is great (30fps great), the visual identitiy of the original game has been restored and, in the end, is as enjoyable as any other version of the game,

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7.7 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

A good remaster but not a perfect one due switch's poor hardware. At least the gameplay experience is still flawless, while adding a portable element to the mix, makes this version a sure hit.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2018

There's no denying that handheld Dark Souls is still a cool concept, but its struggling framerate makes it difficult to recommend too highly.

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Unscored
Oct 22, 2018
ZTGD
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

With Dark Souls Remastered you should know exactly what you are getting; a full fat port of a revered and classic game with all of the extra bells and whistles the little console can afford.

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GameMAG
ACE
Top Critic
9 / 10
Oct 17, 2018

Dark Souls for Switch is perfect for TV and portable. On a small screen, game looks impeccable. It can and should be recommended to all owners of the Switch, because role-playing games of this caliber rarely visit the platform.

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Derek C. Miller
Top Critic
78 / 100
Oct 18, 2018
8.7 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2018

I spent a few days hunting for undead, Lords and great knights. I visited Oolacile again from the comfort of my bed, I lost thousands of souls in Anor Londo from the terrace of my house, and I banged my fists on the desk while slipping in a ravine trying to take a shortcut. Although it is a pity that the frame rate isn't perfectly stable, the chance to play whenever and wherever I want has it's own charm.

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Unscored
Nov 23, 2018

If you’re on PC, Xbox, or PS4, then I think the Dark Souls experience is better on those platforms. Sure, the novelty of playing this game on the go or what not is great, but it quickly wore off for me — I’d rather have a more consistent gameplay/mechanical experience.

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7 / 10
Nov 8, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered has the ambition of bringing one of the most influential games of the previous generation to a contemporary audience and it gets part of the job right on its Nintendo Switch incarnation. All the main elements are there and the bonus of playing Dark Souls on the go is very appealing, which is certainly a relief from its poor audio performance and an obvious visual downgrading when compared to the other versions of the same remaster. Nevertheless and despite its flaws, this is still a major piece of gaming that Nintendo players finally get to enjoy.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2018

A slight downgrade in some visual effects and audio quality do little to hold back what is otherwise a great and smooth port of Dark Souls.

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Oct 22, 2018

The Remaster is essential for anyone wanting to sample Dark Souls for the first time, but have exercised caution in jumping in thanks to the inevitable time commitment it will take: the Switch version will undoubtedly have an active online portion, it allows you to take the game at your own pace with the wonderful suspend/resume feature, and the reworked visuals make things that bit easier to read (at the cost of atmosphere in some cases).

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GameXplain
Top Critic
Loved
Oct 18, 2018
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