Game details

Game:
Dark Souls II
AKA
Dark Souls 2
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Adventure
Release Date (US):
March 14th, 2014
Release Date (UK):
March 14th, 2014
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 and PC.

About Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II is a direct sequel to 2011's critically-acclaimed dungeon crawler Dark Souls, itself a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls. Further details will follow shortly, as little is known about the game following its debut at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards.

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PSU Review Score
8.5
Avg. user review score:
9.5

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Summary

Stressful, tough but immensely challenging and rewarding, Dark Souls 2 will take you to hell and back, and then back to hell again.

We like

  • Inviting open-world environment that begs to be explored.
  • A vast, exciting bestiary awaits your challenge.
  • Huge array of weapons, armour and items makes inventory management and exploration fun.

We dislike

  • You'll die a lot, which can be immensely frustrating.
  • Enemy AI can be, at times, appalling.

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I feel emotionally drained. Dark Souls 2 gave me hope. It beckoned me toward a glorious sunrise and calming waters into a tranquil haven. A quaint wooden shack, a beautiful panoramic view across the mountains and a warm glowing fire reassured me that everything was going to be okay. It took me by the hand through its tutorial where I slaughtered low-level grunts like a knife through butter. And then, after presuming that devel...

Dark Souls II News

  • Dark Souls 2 coming to PS4, says Tesco

    From Software’s notoriously brutal action-RPG Dark Souls 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to Tesco. The jack-of-all-trades supermarket giant has posted a listing on its official website for a next-generation version of the critically-acclaimed title, which was released f...

  • Dark Souls 2 has shipped over 1 million copies worldwide

    Namco Bandai has revealed that hard-as-nails RPG Dark Souls II has shipped over one million units worldwide. Speaking during its latest financial results this week, the publisher confirmed it had shipped 1.2 million copies of the game in the U.S. and Europe for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The fig...

  • Kadokawa acquires Dark Souls developer From Software

    The developer behind the Dark Souls franchise has been snapped up by Japanese firm Kadokawa. According to Siliconera, Kadokawa, who has published a number of titles from Grasshopper Manufacture’s Goichi Suda including Lollipop Chainsaw, will acquire 80 per cent of From Software’s stoc...

  • Dark Souls 2 visual comparison: has the brutal hack-'n-slash been downgraded?

    Hot on the heels of Watch Dogs’ alleged visual downgrade comes reports that Dark Souls 2 has also suffered a noticeable dip in the quality of its graphics since 2013. Earlier gameplay footage of From Software’s notoriously difficult RPG action-adventure appears to depict superior ligh...

  • Dark Souls 2 accolades trailer showcases brutal, bloody combat

    Namco Bandai has unleashed yet another trailer to prepare you for the grisly fate that awaits you in Dark Souls II. This latest video is titled The Curse of the Dark and depicts some bloody combat set against some stunningly-rendered backdrops. It also comes packed with heaps of accolades the gam...

  • Dark Souls 2 review round-up: prepare to die all over again

    Ready to die, again? You should be, because From Software’s notoriously brutal RPG/hack-’n-slash series is back, and ready to grind you into a sticky paste on the ground. Of course, while Dark Souls II is the follow-up to its 2011 predecessor, the series’ success can be traced back...

  • Dark Souls 2 launch trailer prepares us for death

    Namco Bandai has unsheathed a grisly Dark Souls II launch trailer for your viewing pleasure. The brutal RPG hack-’n-slash sequel arrives in the U.S. today and hits Europe on March 14. Stay tuned for our full review of the game later today. Check out the launch trailer below. ...

  • Dark Souls 2 scores big in Famitsu

    Dark Souls II has scooped an impressive review score in the latest issue of Japanese publication Famitsu (via Gematsu). From Software’s brutal hack-‘n’slash RPG sequel scored 37/40 for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. For those unaware, Famitsu scores...

  • Watch the Dark Souls 2: Collector's Edition unboxing right here

    Dark Souls II’s Collector’s Edition has received the unboxing video treatment today, courtesy of Namco Bandai Games America. The pack is available for pre-order now, and as you’d expect, offers a wealth of additional goodies. But don’t let us tell you about it -- check out...

  • Dark Souls 2 gets Teen rating from ESRB

    The ESRB has given Dark Souls 2 the ratings treatment, awarding From Software’s upcoming brutal hack-’n-slash RPG a Teen rating. If this seems a bit off, then you’d be right; previous entries in the series, including spiritual predecessor Demon’s Souls, have received a Mat...

Dark Souls II Features

  • Praise the Sun - 3 signs Dark Souls II appears true to franchise

    Fans of From Software's Souls games are likely breathing a sigh of relief today as the recent 12-minute gameplay reveal for Dark Souls 2 proved the core mechanics and overall style haven't changed all that much. That is high praise (the sun!) for a series that caused a fair amount of gamers to r...

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