Dark Souls

Also available for: Xbox360

A spiritual successor 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.

Release Date: 10/04/2011

Genre: Action

ESRB Rating: M

Games Ratings

  • 9

    Graphics

    Occasional slow-down in busy areas is not enough to take the sheen off this world.

  • 9.5

    Sound

    Dark Souls' sound design is astounding, from the beating of mighty wings to the atmospheric drip-drip-drip of a dank sewer.

  • 9.5

    Appeal

    There are at least 60 hours in the first playthrough, with plenty more in exploration and experimentation.

  • 9

    Play

    Tight, exciting combat is a the core of brutally fair design that only occasionally crosses the line.

  • 9.5

    Presentation

    The creature and environment design is incomparable, confidently spanning the extremes between disgusting, horrific, majestic and desolately beautiful.

  • 9

    Overall

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