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Score Breakdown Based on 6643 ratings
  1. 10 (3476)
  2. 9 (1525)
  3. 8 (475)
  4. 7 (266)
  5. 6 (155)
  6. 5 (156)
  7. 4 (92)
  8. 3 (81)
  9. 2 (128)
  10. 1 (289)

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  • Rating:6

    A missed opportunity

    I have never tried to force myself to like a game more than Dark Souls. Incredible atmosphere, visuals, and sound direction. I tried so hard to love this game. I really did. For the first half, I could say I enjoyed it i... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dark Souls with a good story and an incredible climate, is without a doubt one of the most difficult and addictive games

    The question is is Dark Souls really that hard? The answer is, that depends on the player, if you think you can play Dark Souls without having a minimum of strategy, the game will be a nightmare for you, now if you have ... Read Full Review

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

    Dark Souls with a good story and an incredible climate, is without a doubt one of the most difficult and addictive games

    The question is is Dark Souls really that hard? The answer is, that depends on the player, if you think you can play Dark Souls without having a minimum of strategy, the game will be a nightmare for you, now if you have ... Read Full Review

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

    Get past a high barrier of entry to find a wonderful world to explore.

    There are many different reasons we play videogames; to relax, compete, socialize, and challenge ourselves. Dark Souls is probably best known for its difficulty, and rightfully so. This is a brutal and unforgiving game t... Read Full Review

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

    The more you HATE, the more you'll LOVE

    I love this game, though I hate playing it. Ironic,haha. I hate it because I die so often, I'm always like "paper" (meaning soft/easily torn apart/crushed in gamers' term), loose thousands of hard earned souls (dying ... Read Full Review

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

    One of The Best Games I Ever Played

    Dark Souls is able to make the player feel a great sense of achievement. I remember struggling to kill the first bosses and thinking about giving up, but then, as I progressed, I felt like I just had to end this game. T... Read Full Review

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

    An absolute must for RPG fans.

    This game is the pinnacle of last gen RPG's. From character customization, to the clever enemy design & stunning detal this game is a must play. Dont let the "difficulty" scare you. As someone who has 1000+ hours log... Read Full Review

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

    You dare to play?

    First of all this, game is hard. I know you probably heard this before but let's say that this game is kinda "fair hard", The first hours is a true struggle to keep going, where you're trying to master the game mechanic... Read Full Review

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

    A flawed Masterpiece

    Pros: Incredibly engaging and varied dark fantasy atmosphere/world thats expertly designed and rewarding to explore, Incredible creature design, Extremely rewarding challange, Tense and thrilling exploration, Some of the... Read Full Review

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

    In like Ned Beatty. Out like Burt Reynolds.

    I clear the 1st third of the game. I opt for the Catacombs where divinity damage will suit me well. Perfect timing...as I just scored a auto-damaging "miracle" also boosted by faith. I am two short of its minimum require... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful