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Average Player Score Based on 967 ratings
8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 967 ratings
  1. 10 (281)
  2. 9 (326)
  3. 8 (216)
  4. 7 (98)
  5. 6 (23)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (8)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9.7

    The game is absolutely under-rated!!

    first of all, consider this game's age. it's been a long time, yet this game still has a lot to offer. Graphics: it was good at the time it was released. Even when comparing to today's standard this game still has inc... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Blade of Darkness

  • User Rating:9

    Amazing combat game...

    I was kind of skeptical when I first bought this game but after spending one afternoon playing it, I was hooked. Great graphics, good storyline that's rather simplistic but works, and the combat is outstanding. Combos an... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6

    I have upgraded my system again and this time I put in 120 Gbyt HD, 512Mb memory, GForce 3, DVD player, 2Ghz Athlon and Windows XP as OS. And what do you think I put on it as one of my first games (again),yup you guest i... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8

    Still looks great and plays well. Still the best "fighting with combo moves" game on the PC.

    Blade of Darkness is a surprisingly well-made and long single player action combat game with huge levels. The graphic engine still looks great after 5 years. But more importantly the combat is great. There are around ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    This is the best dungeon explorer maybe ever made, and very few know of it.

    The battle system alone is what every hack and slash game should use. It's like a very good FPS but you have a sword/bow/shield. You need to be quick and respond to your enemies attack in real time; plus it's not like ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    i kept playin it for 3 years in a row!!!

    i love this game.. and seeing it now brings back memories......... i came to know it in 2004 and i actually kept playing in for more than 3 years... i told all my friends about it and we made competitions on whos the bes... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7

    The game is absolutely under-rated!!

    first of all, consider this game's age. it's been a long time, yet this game still has a lot to offer. Graphics: it was good at the time it was released. Even when comparing to today's standard this game still has inc... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Action RPG game, Hope to have more of this type<br />

    Good 1. Storyline - Magic & Battle between good and evil which make you want to find more answer but unfortunately there ain't too much material to read. 2. Graphic - Based on that year, this graphic is really have n... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    There's not a game like this, prepare yourself Dark Messiah!!!

    I really think that Blade of Darkness is a unique game. First and last in the art of fencing. You have to balance your character body to fight in a appropriate way, you have to develop the art of "Touching without being ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    One of the best simulations of melee combat. Beautiful lightning, interesting combos. Not fun all the way, but cool.

    All 3D games ever made have struggled with presenting enjoyable melee combat. In that respect, Blade of Darkness is very special, for the entire game has been built around melee combat, and built well. Fighting in BOD se... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2

    BOD the game I played again and again.

    The game released in early 2001, made an impact on the action game players to act as a warrior of the old style. The weapon mastery is quite enjoyable and interesting to the end. The special weapons are really great. ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful