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  • Summary: Return to an apocalyptic Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash Action Adventure where players assume the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, FURY must succeed where many have failed - toReturn to an apocalyptic Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash Action Adventure where players assume the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, FURY must succeed where many have failed - to bring balance to the forces that now ravage Earth. Darksiders III is the long-anticipated, third chapter in the critically-acclaimed Darksiders franchise. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 58
  2. Negative: 11 out of 58
  1. Nov 26, 2018
    90
    Once again, the Horsemen offer us a masterpiece. Darksiders III, even with all the fear and skepticism behind the game, has managed to become a superb hack ‘n’ slash. The personal journey of Fury against the Seven Deadly Sins is simply amazing, and everything is set towards the future for Strife to come and end this awesome epic.
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    80
    Overall, Darksiders 3 is a good game, and at times it’s very good. It’s just regrettable that it’s not better given the quality of the first two games and the long wait since DS2. Some of the issues can be patched, and may very well be in time; but at least for now, Darksiders 3 falls short of expectations.
  3. 75
    It has a slow start that won’t do much to sway anyone that’s not invested. If you’re willing to dig deep and stick with it, Darksiders III can be an extremely rewarding experience that has a lot to offer. It diverges from the first two games enough to feel interesting, but retains a distinct look and feel that fans of the series will instantly be familiar with.
  4. Nov 26, 2018
    70
    Darksiders III is a straightforward action game that isn't afraid to throw some serious old-school challenges at you.
  5. 60
    Darksiders III is a slight change of pace for the series which succeeds in certain areas whilst failing quite badly in others. The camera is terrible and there are plenty of bugs, but the combat is rewarding and exploring areas with new abilities will keep more forgiving players entertained.
  6. Nov 26, 2018
    60
    Darksiders hasn't changed much since 2012. It's still a fun mishmash of genres with a great protagonist and undemanding combat systems, but it's a pity that it feels outdated compared to its genre peers and stumbles when injecting Souls-like sensibilities.
  7. Nov 26, 2018
    20
    The game is a nightmare to play through, with an unlikable protagonist, a chugging frame rate, and a mountain of bugs. It’s completely and utterly broken, but even when it works (which is almost never), it amounts to nothing more than a below average hack-and-slash with some decent puzzles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 64
  2. Negative: 17 out of 64
  1. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    This game is amazingly good as I remember the other 2 entries. Even more so after the first patch release. I love the story and plain andThis game is amazingly good as I remember the other 2 entries. Even more so after the first patch release. I love the story and plain and simple, the joy it brings me while playing.

    I am not just a fan I really loved it.
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  2. Nov 29, 2018
    10
    Impressed that THQ were able to pull this off with such a small dev team. If you enjoy games with challenges and rewards this game is great! 10/10
  3. Nov 27, 2018
    10
    best of the series, the game is so cool and i dont know the reason of negative reviews . i get what i was waiting for and love it
  4. Dec 1, 2018
    8
    Great game, was not as good as the first and second but still a very good, the story is interesting and got me hooked.

    Boss fights also had
    Great game, was not as good as the first and second but still a very good, the story is interesting and got me hooked.

    Boss fights also had their value and were great fun!
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  5. Dec 2, 2018
    7
    I have not completed that full game as of yet, but this is my impression of it so far. My impression is also based on playing on a 1st GenI have not completed that full game as of yet, but this is my impression of it so far. My impression is also based on playing on a 1st Gen PS4.

    I have been a Darksiders fan since the first game, and I was impressed by the aesthetics of the characters and the environment of the first two games. I also found it quite interesting mixing the puzzle solve of TLOZ series and the combat of games like good of war or devil may cry.

    I can say that the third installment of the series is an interesting change of direction. Making the beautiful world they have created, into a giant puzzle to figure out "where to go" or " what actions to take in this stage", and changing the combat style from hack 'n' slash to a dark souls like combat style. It is obvious to see that Darksiders 3 is a game that the producers at gunfire games are trying to make a game that they feel is good, and I will give them credit for it.

    The character design in the game has also been an amazing as ever. Each character feels very unique as the design shows many of their different aspects of the characters personality, such as Avarice(greed), a goblin like boss, who carries a giant sack of treasure on his back, or wrath, a giant fiery warrior cladded in silver armor.

    The environment is also amazing. Whether you are travelling the ruined cities of Earth or in the dark depths of the hallow, each environment feels distinct and gives off this idea of what it would have looked like before the seals were broken. Whenever I have the moment, would just take in the look at the environment of the level I am working in. The levels are also filled with secrets to look for, which contain items that can be used to either level up fury or upgrade her arsenal.

    I do want to say that I have no problems with this game, however, due to the amount of bugs, load screens, awkward camera angles and frame-rate drops that constantly plague the game as you go through it, it makes it difficult to continue the game in one sitting. It is understandable that gunfire is working with a low budget and not as many developers as any other triple-A title would have, but I believe the first two games had the same situation and did not find as many bugs or glitches compared to the third installment.

    Darksiders 3 is definitely a game to own if you are a fan of the eternal battle between the armies of heaven and hell. However due to the amount of bugs that you will encounter, will make it hard for you to grind through.hopefully gunfire will be able to fix a majority of these through future updates. Although, If you want to buy the game, the PC version seems to be the one that is running the best.
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  6. Dec 2, 2018
    4
    This game is no where near a 10/10 let alone being even above 5/10. If you can get past the sometimes game breaking bugs such as, but notThis game is no where near a 10/10 let alone being even above 5/10. If you can get past the sometimes game breaking bugs such as, but not limited to, invisible enemies, enemies surviving frequently on 0 HP and even the game out right breaking your audio forcing you to turn the game off completely, you still have to deal with a slew of minor glitches.
    Textures not loading fast enough, hitboxes being out of place, "cutscenes" being ruined by texture pop ins or even whole character models shifting and many more issues, that should honestly not be in any game on release.
    The combat in this game is equally as terrible, it neither resembles Darksouls or Darksiders of the past and feels like a cheap Chinese copyright knockoff of the two. The game tries for the "close combat" approach of Darksouls but falls incredibly on its face when every move forces you to shift in any given direction and enemies fly around you like ninjas, leading you to switch to Darksiders of old and try and just kill the thing before it kills you.
    I am writing this review before finishing the game but I am giving it leniency points just for the story. Yes it is not exactly J.R.R Tolkein quality but I find it satisfactory for a Darksiders game.

    As a side note I am glad people are finding this game enjoyable, but giving it a needless 10/10 is completely irresponsible. The game is a shambles and the developers should see the score it deserves, not the score it has been bumped up to.
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  7. Jan 28, 2019
    0
    What an incredible disappointment. I absolutely loved and adored I and II, and I have replayed them across multiple consoles. This gameWhat an incredible disappointment. I absolutely loved and adored I and II, and I have replayed them across multiple consoles. This game completely ruined the franchise for me.

    The graphics are bad. They are a step down from DII, with visible jaggies and polygons. The text rendering alone is reminding me of my Commodore 64 years.

    The gameplay has been made hard and unforgiving, to the point where I spent three hours just trying to get through the first ten minutes of gameplay on the easiest mode. No dice.

    I have no idea what the people in charge of this project where thinking, but they managed to ruin what to me was one of the most promising franchises of console gaming.
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