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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Jun 4, 2018
    100
    If you want to visit Lordran and enjoy a straight-up bash-the-baddies quest, then you’ll find no better collection of bosses than this. If a new kind of adventure appeals, however, one in which quick fingers matter less than brains and human cunning, there’s still nothing like Dark Souls. After seven years its mystery has diminished, but it’s still among the best of the best.
  2. May 24, 2018
    90
    A mediocre remaster of an all-time classic, but by the mere act of fixing (most of) the frame rate problems this becomes the definitive version of one of the decade’s most influential video games.
  3. Jun 1, 2018
    90
    It is nice to see that this extraordinary game has been modernized. In terms of visual detail it still is old-fashioned though, but it was and still is a beautifully crafted action roleplaying game that leaves its mark.
  4. May 28, 2018
    85
    Something more could be done regarding graphics and additions/improvements to the game formula, but Dark Souls Remastered remains a successful re-release of an extraordinary game.
  5. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    To play this remastered edition of the game is to be reminded of how the original exerted an unmistakable influence on such contemporary video games as Nioh and The Surge.
  6. May 28, 2018
    80
    Dark Souls Remastered updates one of the most important games of the past generation. Its improvements in terms of resolution, frame rate, multiplayer and some playable details are particularly welcome for console gamers, but not without other flaws for an overly automatic implementation. The PC player, however, has reason to find this edition somewhat more irrelevant.
  7. Jun 13, 2018
    65
    Dark Souls Remastered is a nice, shiny new edition of a game that I have never enjoyed. While I respect the game’s genre-creating precision gameplay and acknowledge it’s place in gaming history, I just don’t like this game, and can’t recommend it to new players. That said, it plays fine, and looks better than it ever has. Dark Souls fans already know who they are, and will enjoy this new edition immensely.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 54
  2. Negative: 16 out of 54
  1. Jun 11, 2018
    10
    I am playing the first Dark Souls from Bloodborne and Dark Souls III and I really love it, it¨s way better than I expected, the graphics areI am playing the first Dark Souls from Bloodborne and Dark Souls III and I really love it, it¨s way better than I expected, the graphics are OK in comparison to days produced today, but it has the best level design I've seen to day. i was afraid of Blighttown after everything I've heard, but Sen's Fortress was even worse (with difficulty). The game runs smooth and maintains 60 FPS almost all the time. I recommend it to everyone who is a fan of Souls games. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2018
    10
    I never played the original Dark Souls, which means I'm judging this game purely as a game and not as a remaster. This game is amazing and ifI never played the original Dark Souls, which means I'm judging this game purely as a game and not as a remaster. This game is amazing and if you havn't played it you should definitely check it out Expand
  3. May 25, 2018
    10
    This isn't necessarily for old players. This port is mostly for the ones who only played Bloodborne and/or Dark Souls 3. At least we don'tThis isn't necessarily for old players. This port is mostly for the ones who only played Bloodborne and/or Dark Souls 3. At least we don't have to witness the disaster of Blighttown anymore. I'm honestly happy they remastered it cause my PC is not good for gaming and my PS3 is dead. Expand
  4. May 30, 2018
    8
    There is no substantial improvement over the original. It is dark souls all over again and I love it. The best game in history for me. You'llThere is no substantial improvement over the original. It is dark souls all over again and I love it. The best game in history for me. You'll always walk alone and find new things to do and interesting challenges to take. The world look more beautiful than ever and you will die as you expected. If you liked original DS or you never tasted its dispair, come along, we have a place for you in Lordran. Expand
  5. May 31, 2018
    7
    I have been playing Dark Souls since the first game and my first experience was shock and awe on how beautiful the game was at the time thoughI have been playing Dark Souls since the first game and my first experience was shock and awe on how beautiful the game was at the time though fps was an issue Dark Souls was an amazing game... then a few months ago I heard they were remastering one of my most favourite games of all time and then when it released, I bought it I played it until I finally finished it... It was a massive disappointment, The graphics were barely updated, 60 fps is good but not a big enough change for me to care other than blighttown no longer being negative three fps that was good, however the game didn't change enough for me to be to interested in doing everything again it was just so over hyped and not really worth the price tag at all, it's original intended audience was newer players to the franchise whether they started on Bloodborne or DS3/DS2 and of course the veterans that wanted to experience this amazing game again, but it turned out that it was more tuned to players who are new to the series who never experienced the better gameplay and in general game compared to the others (especially Dark Souls 2) I finished this game and noticed something not sure whether it was because before I got Dark Souls Remastered it had been awhile since I played Dark Souls but common enemies seem harder to deal with now but the bosses seem so much easier, seriously I'll run down how many deaths I had to each boss (yes I counted)
    Gargoyles: 2 Deaths, Quelaag: 0 deaths, Capra Demon: 0 Deaths, Taurus Demon: 0 deaths, Iron golem: 0 deaths, O&S: 2 deaths, Four Kings: 1 death, Nito: 0 deaths, BoC: 0 deaths, Seath: 1 death (not including purposeful death), Sanctuary Guardian: 0 deaths, Artorias: 2 deaths, Manus: 0 deaths, Kalameet: 1 death (not including Purposeful death), Priscilla: 0 deaths and to finish it off Gwyn: 1 death... That is my honest and hopefully well written opinion to summarise New players definitely check the game out but veterans please don't get it unless you want to I can't stop you...
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  6. May 25, 2018
    2
    Too many people are using the excuse 'this is for new players' to defend this disgusting 'remaster'. Most remasters are FOR new players, butToo many people are using the excuse 'this is for new players' to defend this disgusting 'remaster'. Most remasters are FOR new players, but that does NOT mean that no work should be put in. This is a 7 year old game for $40 with very minimal changes. This is coming from someone who feels Dark Souls is one of the best games ever made and one of my personal favorites, this 'remaster' is a disgusting lazy cash grab that they KNOW people will buy because it is Dark Souls. That's not OK, and all supporting this port will do is show other publishers that it is OK to release old games almost exactly the same as they were originally and able them as remasters. Now I'm not expecting a remake and complete redesign of the game, but let's compare this remaster to another remaster. Skyrim SE, a game that got a LOT of hate yet was a better remaster by far. It made the game look MUCH better on console that the original did, with fairly substantial graphical updates, something DSR has not done. AND it brought mods to console, something which very few games has done. Now look at DSR, it's Dark Souls, but you can pop multiple souls at once, and roll on O. Oh and moving ivy. It gets 1 point because it's an amazing game, and 1 point because it's not full price ,(however $40 is still far too muc,) please don't support this game so this doesn't happen in the future. just because it's Dark Souls does NOT mean it's good. Expand
  7. Jun 8, 2018
    0
    Dark Souls = cheaters, cheaters = Dark Souls!
    1st week = 7 out of 10 cheaters,
    2st week = 8 out of 10 cheaters, 3st week = 10 out of 10
    Dark Souls = cheaters, cheaters = Dark Souls!
    1st week = 7 out of 10 cheaters,
    2st week = 8 out of 10 cheaters,
    3st week = 10 out of 10 cheaters,
    no playability, 100% disappointment.....
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