Darksiders Playthrough Highlights

Are you eagerly anticipating Death's arrival in Darksiders II, but missed out on the first one? See the whole game in under two hours with our playthrough highlights! (Spoilers)

Part 1 - Battle with Abbadon

We follow War as he is set on a path to find the one who summoned him and restore balance between Heaven and Hell.

Part 2 - Retrieving Hearts for Samael

War is set on the path to retrieve the first 2 hearts of Chosen for Samael to get access to the Black Tower.

Part 3 - Into the Black Tower

War is set on the path to retrieve the remaining 2 hearts of Chosen for Samael to get access to the Black Tower.

Part 4 - Find Azrael & Confront Straga

War finds Azrael, the Angel of Death imprisoned in the Black Tower and confronts Straga.

Part 5 - Battle with Abbadon

War takes on Abbadon, the general of Heaven’s army to make him reap what he has sown.

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Altaireed
Altaireed

That ending!Can't wait to play the second one!

ssorrekrab
ssorrekrab

One of those games that creates a universe.  Some just do things for narrative conveinience but this game made a structure that made sense.  Can't wait to paddle in this pool again.

WatchWolf
WatchWolf

I know its a spoiler, but can the last spoiler not have a spoiler in the title!?

MrGrizIT
MrGrizIT

We have been having heaps of fun with this game - those waiting the release you will enjoy it - much better than darksiders (the original) - AusGamerNetwork Team :) - @ausgamernetwork  @mrgrizit 

KengoK
KengoK

wow GS thx for this !!!wanted to check on all of this just yesterday, now a have all the info I needed.Awesome!  

lyncer777
lyncer777

who plays soulreaver saga here? 

Pip_Squeak
Pip_Squeak

I had no idea that Fury was female. This will be interesting . . .

dinosaur-123
dinosaur-123

Really liked the gameplay and combat , very few games are challenging and fun like this one, also loved the horse combat , just hope it makes a return in the second game

Succumbus
Succumbus

I actually found this game to be pretty badass. I never really played any games like God of War or Dante's Inferno, so I'm not too familiar with the genre. Still, I thought it was worth the fourty I paid in the long run of things.

 

Curious to see how DII does.

Wintereich
Wintereich

Just barely got this game... this made the Bat Queen look damn easy o_O... I'm still stuck on her, lol

inkyspot
inkyspot

No, Not alone.  Bring on Death (the game I mean.... not in real life)

dfrmrvbn
dfrmrvbn

man cant wait to see the other horse man in darsiders 3 and 4

archav3n
archav3n

This was a sleeper hit back at 2010.. There isn't much good developers left. So i bought CE for this

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

I absolutely love this game. I am soo excited for the sequel :)

vikram_basu123
vikram_basu123

One of my all-time favourite games. Made with lots of love and attention by the developers. I really hope THQ survives and finishes the story about the 4 horseman. Darksiders rocks!

archav3n
archav3n

Liam O Brien for the win!

IanNikou
IanNikou

War's voice is just epic!!

archav3n
archav3n

Wow those recap are awesome...

gashoe13
gashoe13

...The voice acting makes me sad.

That sad, this was a great feature. :)

push88
push88

I really hope the DS 2 review comes out before the release of the game.

Roidz87
Roidz87

The second game looks to be even more epic than the first one!! Plus, PC gamers are actually getting customization to unleash the power of the PC on Darksiders 2!! Yay for PC gamers!

Roidz87
Roidz87

Great job gamespot!!! You saved me about 3-4 days of straight gameplay to refresh my take on Darksiders... and for that I salute you.

monks99
monks99

My only concern with the game (hopefully im wrong)...I'm hoping that the game isn't too easy..regardless of what difficulty level you put it on...like in Skyrim (once your like a level 80..your unstoppable, regardless of how many enemy AI there are). Has anyone heard about the difficulty level for DS 2????

steve_fox_fm3
steve_fox_fm3

gamespot that what i need & what i'm looking for .

 

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

This game was really fun and the story was neat. Gonna enjoy the next one.

andrewwittmaier
andrewwittmaier

Thank you Gamespot for putting this on the site.  It's been too long since I've played Darksiders and I didn't want to play through the whole game again before the second one came out.  :)

The_Undead_2
The_Undead_2

That final scene when the other riders meet up with him is one of my favorite scenes in gaming.  Dat feel!

Sword403
Sword403

People say this is a copy of GOW. But forgeting that GOW was a copy of DMC. I still think DMC is far more better than GOW though (my opinion only). This games actually was more of Zelda-ish kind a thing.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

...Or maybe too many good games were out then. I bet now that games are slacking up, Darksiders 2 will do better.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

With equal style, better story and gameplay than Diablo 3, I'm surprised this wasn't a bigger hit on PC, let alone console. Maybe it needed to be 4-player co-op.

arganvain
arganvain

wow, its been a while since i finished this game and watching this videos was funny.

good game, great story, i can't wait to put my hands on Death... and hopefully the other 2.

CiTizenMaSSaKre
CiTizenMaSSaKre

haha they made that spider bitch look so easy, god damn that bitch was sooo hard i remember throwing my controller trying to beat her

Pip_Squeak
Pip_Squeak

 @push88

 That seems highly unlikely. Usually the review comes a week or two after the release of the game.

Pip_Squeak
Pip_Squeak

 @monks99

 No, but regardless of difficulty I will not let it hinder my attention to the story even if it is easy which I highly doubt.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

 @Sword403 Good job. OK Devil May Cry did come before Prince of Persia if I have my dates right, God of War came after both.

jonasas2
jonasas2

 @Sword403 god of war is nothing like DMC. as for darksiders, i think the creators took the epic violence from GoW and the coolness of characters from DMC and putted it in darksiders. (and btw yes i played dmc, gow and darksiders)

snake8304
snake8304

 @Sword403

 I agree God of war  is far more simple than Darksiders, Gow is a beat em up where the exploration is off the table (even so  is an amazing beat em up), darksiders took elements from it but the exploration and the Horse make it feels more like a Zelda game and other times it feels like a Soul reaver game, an awesome combination if you ask me but even if it's a mix of features from others games it found it's place among the greatest  adventure games of all times thanks to it's good story and the excellent visual design of it's characters.

santinegrete
santinegrete

 @CiTizenMaSSaKre Not only she gave me a hard time. I was playing this on Steam and My ISP failed but the game kept running, after I defeated her they diidn't give me the achievement!

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

 @Pip_Squeak  @push88 A week or two after release for a major release we received in advance? Don't be silly :) With a small staff we can't always be as fast as we want, but THQ got us the game in plenty of time; hooray!

 

The Darksiders II embargo is August 14th at 9AM Pacific. Unless something happens--my untimely death, for instance, or a fire in the CBS offices--our review will publish at that time. 

monks99
monks99

 @BladeStrike1234I understand that...but you can level up fast in games...and the AI should be harder the higher you level up...seems in games once u reach a certain level...the AI is a joke....

 

monks99
monks99

Should I play DS 1 b4 I start DS 2?

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

 @Pip_Squeak It all depends, sadly. With such a small staff, we rely on getting games in advance. Some publishers are really good about getting us code in plenty of time; others, not so much. And even when we do get code in advance, it doesn't usually include the PC version, which means we usually have to wait for that version to come out :(

 

And then employees do silly things like taking vacation days! There can be so many factors, which means we have to prioritize, and some reviews will come later than others. For instance, I want to have someone review a PC game called A Virus Named Tom, but the entire staff is busy. I wish I could summon a few more reviewers from the heavens above. 

Pip_Squeak
Pip_Squeak

 @Kevin-V

 Thats awesome!!! So how long would it take you guys to publish a review on a not so popular game or company? Do you still get the game in advance?

Pip_Squeak
Pip_Squeak

 @monks99

It's prefered but not required. You can get all of the main points and cut scenes from the videos above and the developers made DS 2 to be its own story with a new character that has his own problems. So you can play DS 2 without having played DS 1 and still have an enjoyable experience.