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.
It's not just hack-n-slash.
The isometric world is visually charming and worth seeing.
Lack of Gameplay Depth
The wordy "grind" comes up in several reviews.
Top Critic Average
Another cheerfully apocalyptic outing for the Horsemen.
A great one-shot adventure or an enjoyable grindfest, depending on which you want.
Though it lacks polish, Darksiders Genesis is a rare spinoff that equals and sometimes surpasses its mainline brethren
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.
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
Playing with a friend is more fun than solo, but odd design brings down both experiences
Darksiders: Genesis suffers from a poorly-suited camera but has great combat and intriguing writing.
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.
Darksiders Genesis masterfully shrinks down the long-running franchise into a top-down action game that’s just plain fun to play.
I came into Darksiders Genesis expecting nothing and got a fun little co-op dungeon crawler in return. Although the concept of a "Diablo spinoff for the Darksiders series" had the potential to just be a big bowl of wrong, the mad men and women at Airship Syndicate pulled it off. Long live Darksiders.