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Darksiders Genesis

Airship Syndicate, THQ Nordic
Dec 5, 2019 - PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8.7 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
81 / 100
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5

Darksiders Genesis Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Clever Puzzles

It's not just hack-n-slash.

Beautiful Environments

The isometric world is visually charming and worth seeing.

Lack of Gameplay Depth

The wordy "grind" comes up in several reviews.

Battling your way through dungeons requires both strength and brains in this terrific prequel to the Darksiders trilogy. Many critics feel that this is a must-play for fans of this franchise.


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Darksiders Genesis Trailers

Darksiders Genesis - Not Alone Trailer (feat. Malgros the Defiler) thumbnail

Darksiders Genesis - Not Alone Trailer (feat. Malgros the Defiler)

Darksiders Genesis - Introducing War thumbnail

Darksiders Genesis - Introducing War

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Darksiders Genesis - Announcement Teaser


Darksiders Genesis Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Darksiders Genesis

Though it lacks polish, Darksiders Genesis is a rare spinoff that equals and sometimes surpasses its mainline brethren

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Another cheerfully apocalyptic outing for the Horsemen.

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A great one-shot adventure or an enjoyable grindfest, depending on which you want.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A fun, cathartic romp through demonic armies, with two fun characters that offer plenty of personality and an interesting alternative to other Diablo style role-players.

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GamesRadar+

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GamesRadar+

Darksiders Genesis find new fun in a new gameplay format. While retaining some of the aesthetic and mechanical qualities that drew fans in to begin with

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Playing with a friend is more fun than solo, but odd design brings down both experiences

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Darksiders: Genesis suffers from a poorly-suited camera but has great combat and intriguing writing.

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Darksiders Genesis masterfully shrinks down the long-running franchise into a top-down action game that’s just plain fun to play.

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