Game details

Game:
Darksiders
AKA
Darksiders: Wrath of War
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
January 5th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
January 8th, 2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Vigil Games
Publisher:
THQ
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
661 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
406 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Darksiders

Penned by legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira (X-Men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimates), Darksiders is set in a Post-Apocalyptic demon-ravaged world where evil forces have prematurely brought about the end of the time. Originally sent to oversee the destruction of Earth, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have been betrayed by their master, stripped of their powers and cast down to Earth. Players take on the role of WAR -- the first of the Four Horsemen -- as he embarks on a brutal quest of vengeance and revenge against the forces that betrayed him with the help of his phantom steed RUIN. Darksiders features open-world exploration, a deep combat system and a huge arsenal of modern and mythical weapons.

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PSU Review Score
8.0
Avg. user review score:
7.1

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Summary

Darksiders is an action game borrowing heavily from God of War and Zelda. While it doesn't compete with either series, the game offers a healthy dose of fast combat, gratuitous gore, and overly drawn out puzzles and dungeons.

We like

  • The gory finishing moves
  • The opening sequence
  • The moment War turns into a giant fiery beast

We dislike

  • The repetitive gameplay
  • The invisible walls
  • The lack of originality

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The video game industry seems to have an emphatic love affair with the end of the world. You’ll find that not much has changed with the start of 2010; the apocalypse theory is alive and well, albeit growing more than a little old. Darksiders takes the end of the world theory, and runs with it as if the game creators penned the concept all on their own. The game draws heavily from biblical tales of the apocalypse, but doe...

Darksiders News

  • Free Darksiders, Stardrone discount comes to NA PlayStation Plus today

    The goods keep on coming for PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America, as two new perks will hit the PlayStation Store later today. The first is Darksiders, a 2010 action-RPG where players step into the demonic shoes of War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Frequently described as a...

  • 90-minute Darksiders demo coming next week

    THQ will release an extensive demo for Darksiders on February 25. The 90-minute demo features the first dungeon in the game, which should provide enough puzzle-solving and combat to either convince you the game is worth buying, or that it's too much of a copycat. We enjoyed the game, for what it's w...

  • THQ announces Darksiders, Saints Row, and Red Faction Guerrilla sequels

    Fans of Darksiders and the Saints Row series can look forward to new games as THQ announced sequels to both titles in fiscal year 2012. In addition, a sequel to Red Faction Guerrilla will be released in THQ’s 2011fiscal year – ending on March 31, 2011. Brian Farrell, THQ CEO, said du...

  • Darksiders story trailer

    If you're hunted by heaven and hated by hell, where do you go? Why, Earth, of course. In THQ's epic Darksiders, you're War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The apocalypse has taken place prematurely, and it's your job to roam Earth and discover who is responsible. On a horse named Rui...

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