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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: 47 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  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 23, 2018
    90
    The masterpiece that made Hidetaka Miyazaki famous is back in a wonderfully remastered edition. As it, there is no change to the original structure, just a revamped lighting engine and a solid sixty fps through to whole game. The budget price is very good for the few who still never played this classic, and a good chance for the rest who loved it to play the definitive edition.
  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 24, 2018
    85
    Dark Souls: Remastered proves the original Dark Souls to be a pretty solid experience even seven years later. This remaster of FromSoftware's 2011 title includes few but necessary enhancements, like 4K support and, at last, solid 60 FPS gameplay.
  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 27, 2018
    80
    Just a polished version of an already great game, but for me, it was a bit more special. With the technical issues eliminated, Dark Souls can shine and is a much more satisfying experience.
  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: 36 out of 63
  2. Negative: 20 out of 63
  1. Jun 23, 2018
    10
    This game was an experience unlike anything I had seen before. Challenging, engaging, and EXTREMELY satisfying!
  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
    You Died. Now experience your death a thousand times over in fancy textures and fantastic scenery!
  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. Jul 1, 2018
    3
    I would give this a 7, maybe even an 8 or a 9 if everything was done well and PVP worked but as the developers need to get the message that aI would give this a 7, maybe even an 8 or a 9 if everything was done well and PVP worked but as the developers need to get the message that a "remaster" of this poor quality is unacceptable, especially at this price point when we are getting remasters like Crash and spyro TRILOGIES for cheaper or the fantastic Shadow of the collosus which are remastered properly and now just graphical updates but game changing improvements over the originals. I don't expect Darksouls to be done that well but I do expect it to be above a noticeable level, particularly so I don't notice the flaws with any glitches or broken aspects from the base game to be fixed.

    It also goes beyond just a poor overhaul but certain things simply being broken now, such as PvP which is unbalanced, unfair and being taken advantage of in the worst of ways. Very little is done, even on the surface to warrant the price here and DS fix was a much better option for free on PC. Here on console this is simply a HD port with little done to fix bugs, revamp areas or rework some of the poor aspects of the game. There is many quality of life things that could have been added from DS3 that feel odd to have been left out at this price point.

    If you can find a PC code for the original just buy that and download DS fix, modders done it better for free.

    It pretty fun and some nice nostalgia until the longer you play and you realize just how little has been done, how bad some of the mid game to late game areas are compared to souls standards since BB/DS3 and just how ridiculously broken PVP is.

    If Demon souls is up for a remaster which I'm sure it will be, then the devs need to get the message that they must do better, please don't reward this laziness.
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  7. Jun 4, 2018
    0
    I cant say anything positive about dark souls, and i dont know why 1 people would this rate 10 out of 10. this game is absolutly **** in itsI cant say anything positive about dark souls, and i dont know why 1 people would this rate 10 out of 10. this game is absolutly **** in its "balancing". i play almost every RPG, but this is too much of a bad joke. its not even hard to hit a an enemy or something else, its cuz of you get fired and attacked from all sides, it just feel "unfair" und i dont have any fun with it. i know if im bad, but this is not the case i try hard everything but this is the most ridiciouless game design ive ever seen.
    To be honest, dark souls 3 is better in any case and i had lots of more fun.. and ye what should i say? thats why i play games, to have fun.
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