Game details

Game:
Dark Souls
AKA
Project Dark
Genre:
Role Playing Game
Sub Genre:
Fantasy
Release Date (US):
October 4th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
October 7th, 2011
Players:
1
Online Players:
TBA
Developers:
From Software
Publisher:
Namco Bandai
Rating:
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Dark Souls

The spiritual sequel to Demons Souls, the action RPG Dark Souls is set in a rich, dark fantasy universe. Intense action within the dungeons, encounters with terrifying enemies and innovative online features combine for a unique gaming experience. Dark Souls' world breaks down barriers with a fluid design encourages exploration and promotes an adaptation experience. At a time when the players come face to face with terrifying enemies and find new areas, the infallible system and reward challenge takes possession of everything to offer a sense of achievement without equal.

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PSU Review Score
9.5
Avg. user review score:
8.0

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Summary

Finally the successor to Demon's Souls has arrived and it's absolutely brilliant.

We like

  • Addictive, challenging combat where you have to learn from your mistakes
  • Incredibly varied bestiary
  • Persistent online world mechanics that elevate it above and beyond any action-RPG we've seen before

We dislike

  • A few technical issues means production values aren't as polished as they could have been
  • Having to exit out of the inventory twice can lead to unnecessary deaths

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I can’t stop thinking about Dark Souls. When I’m not playing From Software's action-RPG I’m yearning for it, yet when I am playing it I’m like a lost soul wishing there was someone I could turn to for help in this lonely, unforgiving place. I knew it would be hard – Demon’s Souls set us all up for that - but I still feel unprepared, like a man sent out into the wild with nothing but a dagger...

Dark Souls News

  • Dark Souls art book is coming to western shores

    Udon Entertainment has confirmed it will publish Dark Souls: Design Work in the U.S. and Europe later this year. Previously released in Japan, the art book will arrive in western shops on November 12 and will set you back £29.99/$28.91. "Featuring key visuals, concept art, characte...

  • Dark Souls sells over 2 million copies

    From Software has revealed that Dark Souls has shifted north of 2.3 million copies globally since its launch in 2011. The studio’s head honcho, Eiichi Nakajima, made the announcement during an event in Japan, as reported by Gpara (via NeoGAF). Nakajima-san also used this opportunity to c...

  • VGA 2012: Dark Souls sequel announced

    Jessica Alba swooned fans this evening at the Video Game Awards as she announced the upcoming sequel to Dark Souls. The trailer opens up with a male warrior climbing down into a cave, only to come across the skeleton of a dragon. The trailer then opens up to a vast landscape overlooking a mountaint...

  • Dark Souls plagued with DLC, autosaving issue

    Dark Souls is reported to have quite the issue in regards to players trying to play the downloadable content. Upon finishing the story of Dark Souls, the game saves automatically and forces the save into a New Game+ save. Normally, this wouldn't be a problem, but the DLC that's been released for Da...

  • Dark Souls Artorias of the Abyss coming to PSN, XBL

    Dark Souls’ Artorias of the Abyss content will be released for PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE in October 2012, Namco Bandai Games has announced. Originally debuting in the Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, this challenging expansion offers all-new environments to explore, plus fresh bo...

  • Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition gets console release date

    Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is slated for release on consoles on Oct. 26, according to publisher Namco Bandai. With more than 10 hours of additional content, the edition will cause newbies to pull their hair out every inch of their journey, while veterans can eat up all the extras. Com...

  • Prepare to die this winter with new Dark Souls DLC

    Brutal RPG Dark Souls will be receiving fresh content this winter in the shape of the Artorias of the Abyss expansion. The DLC will hit PlayStation Network and Xbox Live having previously been included in the PC version of From Software’s critically acclaimed gloomy hack-n’-slash. It...

  • Dark Souls has sold over one million units in the west

    Namco Bandai has announced that brutal RPG Dark Souls has sold over one million copies across North America and Europe. The publisher confirmed that the game, developed by From Software, moved approximately 1.19 million copies in the west. Japanese sales weren’t included, however. As the...

  • FromSoftware teases sequel to Dark Souls

    In an interview with Gametrailers.com, Masanori Takeuchi and Eiichi Nakajima, head of research and development of FromSoftware and executive producer respectively, tease a potential continuation of the Souls series. When asked about the future of the Souls series, Takeuchi responded, "Of cours...

  • Could From Software bring an experience like Dark Souls to PS Vita?

    The developers behind Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls are looking to expand its reach in the handheld market, but it’s still interested in making challenging games for the core audience. It sounds like the company is interested in working on core experiences for new platforms, but whethe...

Dark Souls Features

  • Why Dark Souls Could Win Game Of The Year 2011

    Fancy a challenge…a real challenge? Well, if you haven’t done so already, go and grab yourselves a copy of Demon’s Souls, one of the most formidable RPGs that you’ll ever play. Though it wasn’t marketed particularly well outside of Japan in the lead up to launch, wo...

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