Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders Genesis Reviews Summary

Summary: 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.

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 127 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 127 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Apr 2, 2020

Thanks to its well executed balance between a hack and slash and an RPG, as well as its system of skills, the relationship between the two main characters and its very compelling combat, there's more than enough here to satisfy those who gravitate to these kinds of games. While not all is perfect when it comes to its less than ideal performance on the Switch screen, Darksiders Genesis has proved itself worthy for everyone to try it out.

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Recommended
Dec 5, 2019

Another cheerfully apocalyptic outing for the Horsemen.

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81 / 100
Dec 4, 2019

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

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8.7 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2019

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

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8 / 10
Feb 13, 2020

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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Top Critic

Dec 4, 2019

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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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

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

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7 / 10
Dec 11, 2019

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

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Unscored
Dec 4, 2019

An updated view of the action makes Darksiders Genesis look fresh, but after looking under that new paint job I found a game that feels tired, despite a few bright spots.

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Dec 4, 2019

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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