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Average Player Score Based on 943 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 943 ratings
  1. 10 (327)
  2. 9 (292)
  3. 8 (113)
  4. 7 (39)
  5. 6 (30)
  6. 5 (28)
  7. 4 (18)
  8. 3 (24)
  9. 2 (8)
  10. 1 (64)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9

    Awesome and every bit as hard as the first

    Dark souls 2 gets a ton of stuff right.It is definitely more accessible than the first dark souls but thats not because they turned down the difficulty.You will still die from careless falls,seemingly dead enemies,bosses... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Rating:4

    Drangleic - a land of shattered hopes.

    Dark Souls 2 has an ongoing theme of shattered hopes. Be it a hope for curing the curse, hope for bringing the world to its former glory or simply a hope for living through another day. In my case, after playing for abou... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Dark Souls II

  • Rating:2

    *sigh* Why did I let myself get dragged into this franchise?!

    Dark Souls 2 is a terrible game in my opinion. Demon's Souls is a average to mediocre RPG and as for Dark Souls 1, I like it, but to an extent. Dark Souls 2, on the other hand, is complete garbage! My brother and a frie... Read Full Review

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

    Victory Achieved / Duty Fulfilled / Invader Defeated

    Awesome game. The core combat feels very realistic. The different weapon styles and variety of enemies keeps the game replayable. There are some great improvements over the original Dark Souls. You can now swap up to 3 w... Read Full Review

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

    Cheaply made, terrible PC port from console

    This is an absolutely terrible console port. This is a shame, as I'd recently become interested in playing this after seeing it on my nephew's PS3, and finding out it was also available on PC. Sadly the developers obviou... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    It just keeps gettin better!

    Well... if you thought it couldn't get harder, yet somehow more rewarding, you'd be wrong... This game is so unbelievably challenging, but once again you will find yourself glued to the screen pushing on... Success is d... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    God Save the Queen

    Confessions first: I am what most DkS players would call a "casul". This was my first Souls game, which taught me its ways in a wonderful, albeit rage-filled, experience. The game is challenging, but preparation and caut... Read Full Review

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

    You Died, again

    I'm not understanding the "love" for this series. Graphics and play control are sub-par. This game could be done on a cell-phone graphics chip, no problem. That's not a bad thing so much, i was just expecting something a... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Dark World to Explore

    Dark Souls II doesn't disappoint when it comes to creating a rich dark world to explore and get lost in.It gets very hard very fast and you must persist if you want to advance. Frustration took the better of me and aft... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Outstanding Game

    I have found the game Dark Souls II for the PC, to have an extremely high replay quality. You can become overwhelmed in the first play through. But, after you have the landscape and the timing down, you can focus on ma... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Disappointing but still great

    I will keep this short. It's a great game but disappointing when compared to the settings, lore and replay value of of DeS and DkS. Yes, some will argue that this game should be judged on it's own merit and not compared... Read Full Review

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

    Easier than before, No! HARDER!!!

    Well, as u know souls series are made for challenge and all of them had success.In this game u have new challenges like rare estus flask shard (for more equipable estus flasks), using soul vessels instead of burned huma... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful