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  • Summary: Embark upon an epic dark fantasy in a universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design - full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets - and uncover its deeply rooted lore.

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 19, 2018
    100
    At the end of the day this is the perfect way to play Dark Souls. If you are a new player, the game will still be just as challenging but it will look and feel like a much more modern game. If you are a veteran, this is a beautiful nostalgia filled trip through my personal favorite game of the 360/PS3 era.
  2. May 27, 2018
    90
    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.
  3. Jul 18, 2018
    85
    Remastered edition is mostly made for new players, but it is still Dark Souls, one of the best action RPG-s in history.
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    82
    Whatever score I tack onto the end of this will struggle to capture the proper essence of what must be the purest Souls experience you can find on modern consoles. Bloodborne feels fundamentally different, while Dark Souls III carries all the improvements and changes that have been made to the franchise up to this point. Dark Souls Remastered is a shined-up version of the series, in essence, a pure delivery of exquisite suffering and sublime reward with a stable frame-rate and functional lighting. From a technical perspective, I can’t recommend this game enough.
  5. Jun 23, 2018
    80
    This Dark Souls Remastered targets people who played the original game on console, or the ones who never played it before. It’s still one of a kind game, but this remastered version is definitely too lazy.
  6. May 25, 2018
    80
    Dark Souls Remastered is a good reminder how far we’ve come in the last seven years. This is almost all nostalgia, with the potential to grab newer players and show them where the series more or less started. It’s beginning to feel a little dated, with adjustments to combat and movement from newer games not being implemented, but there’s still the sense of overwhelming gratification when playing, not to mention intense strategy.
  7. 60
    Dark Souls: Remastered can almost barely be considered a remastered title for PC gamers and, while it provides some increase in graphics and quality of life improvements, these additions are largely negligible unless you’re a dedicated multiplayer fan. Despite this fact, Dark Souls is still an amazing game that is worth playing through more than once, and there’s a lot here for gamers who’ve never played through the first title in the Souls series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. ABR
    Jul 7, 2018
    10
    This is the game we could have in 2011, but at least we have it in 2018. Remaster (true port to pc) of the best RPG ever.
  2. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    A flawed masterpiece, as remaster, not remake (yeah it's a difference)

    Ignore DSfix and all hd mods, embrace how DS1 has been and not how
    A flawed masterpiece, as remaster, not remake (yeah it's a difference)

    Ignore DSfix and all hd mods, embrace how DS1 has been and not how DS3 is (which is fun, but also laundered with fabric softener)

    And it's only 20$ if you have the original. If you don't have it, there's not even a reason trying to complain in all honesty
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  3. May 25, 2018
    10
    Much better to play this one, than original port even with all fixes. Praise the Sun!
  4. May 25, 2018
    6
    This port is for anyone who doesn't own the original, or played later games but not the first one. If you are in either category, then thisThis port is for anyone who doesn't own the original, or played later games but not the first one. If you are in either category, then this would be a good opportunity to see what made the first game so good.

    BUT! This is a **** port regardless. Anyone who owns the previous version knows about the dsfix and the improvement it and other visual mods can bring. This is more of an update that you have to pay $20 for. It is essentially the same game, with very little changes. Don't even bother with PVP; it is still a backstab hell
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  5. Jul 25, 2018
    4
    Such a disappointment to see that only few things were changed.
    Besides the key biding being decent for a pc game, nothing actually changed
    Such a disappointment to see that only few things were changed.
    Besides the key biding being decent for a pc game, nothing actually changed besides a few textures that look like the original game with 3 or 4 mods.
    So much room for potential went missing, such as fixing the backstab in PvP, weapon balancement,
    some enemies placement...the list goes on.
    This is a lazy cash grab that feels like the same game but much more expensive.
    At least they come with the dlc, which is nice
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  6. May 25, 2018
    1
    This is one of the most lazy and disgusting 'remasters' I have ever seen. Dark Souls is one of, if not my favorite game of all time, but theThis is one of the most lazy and disgusting 'remasters' I have ever seen. Dark Souls is one of, if not my favorite game of all time, but the PC port was so ATROCIOUS that a patch came out fixing it the day it released. For 6 years FROM didn't even bother fixing it, relying instead on the community to fix it for free. Now 6 years later they are finally releasing a patch to fix the game, would be good news if it wasn't $20! And then they have the NERVE to call it a 'remaster,' cause obviously fixing a game 6 years later makes it a remaster now. And the worst part is they took the original OFF of steam, so if you want to buy it, you gotta pay more money, AND not have access to many mods that were created for the original version. It gets 1 point because it IS an amazing game, but this disgusting lazy $20 patch deserves no more. Please don't support this practice for games in the future by buying this, we don'r want other companies to do this! Expand
  7. Jun 2, 2018
    0
    We need to crack down on "the remastar" ... Get out "Prepare the die edition" from the store Steam, so we can get more money for something,We need to crack down on "the remastar" ... Get out "Prepare the die edition" from the store Steam, so we can get more money for something, which the community repaired years ago. Expand

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