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Average Player Score Based on 780 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 780 ratings
  1. 10 (286)
  2. 9 (229)
  3. 8 (82)
  4. 7 (32)
  5. 6 (23)
  6. 5 (27)
  7. 4 (15)
  8. 3 (22)
  9. 2 (7)
  10. 1 (57)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8

    Dark Souls II Review

    The Souls games have always centered around mystery. You might get a little background information at the beginning of your quest, but this proves to be miniscule in the grand scale of the lore. You may eventually piece ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8

    Dark Souls II Review

    The Souls games have always centered around mystery. You might get a little background information at the beginning of your quest, but this proves to be miniscule in the grand scale of the lore. You may eventually piece ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Dark Souls II

  • User Rating:9

    The third game of the venerable Souls series has come to claim its fair share of death, suffering, triumph and joy.

    How do you make a follow up to one of the most challenging yet rewarding of games that come every once in a while? Do you try to make changes or do you keep things as it is? Dark Souls 2 manages to stay true to its trie... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Best game ever.

    There is a balance between light and shade in this world, and videogames were being invaded by idiotic games with no plot, no charm, no class, no fury. Then came Demon Souls, to reflame the torch that Diablo II had dropp... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1

    Another lazy & this time even unplayable broken console port

    *Buys game**Installs game**Fatal error on startup**Spent 4 hours on 6 possible fixes, none worked**Noticed a 102 page steam topic on said fatal error on startup*Couple thousand people reported the game as broken within 8... Read Full Review

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

    Poor imitation

    Judging the game without comparing it with the previous two,it's fairly ok.If you compare it though,Ds2 is a poor,uninspired imitation of dark souls and demon souls....End of story.It just feels like some random guys tri... Read Full Review

    5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    A fine sequel to a great game, but lacking the golden touches that made the original timeless

    Dark Souls 2 is the latest game in the now venerable Souls franchise, which itself is a spiritual successor to the less known King's Field and Shadow Tower series. The second Dark Souls game is a triumph on many aspects,... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Better than Dark Souls

    A sequel that is actually better than the original! Combines elements of Dark Souls and Demon Souls to produce a better game. The only reason this game doesn't get a 10 is that the graphics are only average but fortunate... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5

    Very disappointed.

    First of, i'll let you know that i LOVE Demon's Souls and Dark souls, got platinum in both of them and still play them nowadays. So, please don't downvote me just because of score.I was waiting for this game since i saw ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    A Souls Fan's Opinion/Comparison: Dark Souls 2 is Fan Fiction

    As I played Dark Souls 2, I could never shake the sense that it was lacking. It was lacking textures, it was lacking atmosphere. In the end I felt that it was really lacking Miyazaki's care. I will start with two main... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6

    The same thing over and over again without any innovation.

    I finished Demon Soul and Dark Souls 1 after one of my friends who is a sellout fan of the serie told me I should play these games if I have the guts.I never backdown from a challenge so I started my long, tough and pain... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Gosh, this game!

    I had never played any Souls game before this game, which i bought on release date. -Few spoilers ahead-At first i was so nervous, and did not understand it completely. I ran to Majula (the hub) and just ran past the Em... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful