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Score Breakdown Based on 834 ratings
  1. 10 (300)
  2. 9 (249)
  3. 8 (91)
  4. 7 (33)
  5. 6 (25)
  6. 5 (27)
  7. 4 (19)
  8. 3 (23)
  9. 2 (7)
  10. 1 (60)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score: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

  • Review Score: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

  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score:9

    A system close to perfection ; a dark, mysterious land. Death and reward await.

    Quite a few words rhyme with the Souls series. Challenge, despair, death... one that is not brought up very often in discussions is the concept of immersion. The feeling of being part of a game world, of slightly touchi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score: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

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score:10

    Prepare to die, prepare to love this game

    Welcome, good sir, to the land of Dark Souls. You will die. Get this in your brain. You will die, and die, and die, and die and then die again and again and again. You will rage, throw your controller across the room in... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score: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