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Darksiders - Xbox 360

by Nordic Games
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews) 83 / 100

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Platform: Xbox 360
  • Use War's extreme arsenal of angelic and demonic weapons to Unleash War's fury on enemies, and use virtually anything within your environment as a weapon (lamp posts, cars, buses...)
  • Experience the God-like Power of War, Horseman of the Apocalypse: a combination of brutal attacks, supernatural abilities and seamless traversal that delivers intense action combat and adventure.
  • Open World Exploration allows player to discover hidden secrets as you explore the vast terrain of a ruined Over world, and ward off relentless enemies.
  • As a Horseman of the Apocalypse use the services of your phantom steed Ruin as you blaze a trail through enemies and across devastated environments.
  • Graphic novel art style by Joe Madureira (X-Men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimate's) highlights a unique visual art style and original storyline.
  • Graphic novel art style by Joe Madureira (X-Men, Battle Chasers, The Ultimates) highlights a unique visual art style and original storyline.
  • Open World Exploration allows player to discover hidden secrets as you explore the vast terrain of a ruined Overworld, and ward off relentless enemies.
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Platform: Xbox 360
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001D7T2VM
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches ; 5.3 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: February 14, 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,909 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform: Xbox 360

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Darksiders is a third-person, single player action/adventure game inspired by the characters, themes and mythology of the apocalypse and the battle of Armageddon described by the Book of Revelation. But this modern interpretation is not your run of the mill Sunday school stroll through the New Testament. In the game players take on the role of "War," one of the dread Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. But things are not as they were.

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War swinging his primary weapon in 'Darksiders'
Devastating weapons arsenal.
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War using an magical ability on an enemy in 'Darksiders'
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Enemies from heaven & hell.
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War fighting fighting atop his trusted mount Ruin in 'Darksiders'
Fight & explore atop your mount.
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Once the unstoppable and just wielder of divine retribution, War is now reduced in stature and cast out amongst the ruined lands of the Earth that he himself devastated. All that remains is the search for the truth behind his betrayal and the survival of its consequences.

The Story
Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War - the first Horseman of the Apocalypse - stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between heaven and hell. Dishonored and stripped of his powers, War must return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible. But there is no clear definition of good and evil in this tale. Hunted by a vengeful group of angels, War must take on the forces of Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vindication. But the answers he seeks will reveal a deep conspiracy in which War will find, and have to resign himself to the reality that although once the hand of God, he is just a pawn in the eternal battle between heaven and hell.

Gameplay
A mix of exploration and fast-paced action gameplay, Darksiders is based on nonlinear play situations. That means that as War slowly regains his previous powers of destruction and carnage in order to continue his search for the origins and reasons for his betrayal, players will be able to backtrack to areas and scenarios that they may have left unexplored upon first discovery. Almost all areas of the game can be explored and some of the things players will find as they do so are treasure chests, health chests, and bonus life points, etc. The ability to go back and explore areas is important, especially as the game progresses and War finds himself up against enemies whose defeat require special skills and/or weaponry.

As for combat gameplay, Darksiders features a variety of weapons--including blades and firearms--that can be used in combo moves or in single strikes. Some of these can be charged up for quick, but devastating attacks on enemies and all can be arranged on your controller's D-pad for easy and preferred access. Additional gameplay elements include the ability/necessity to fight from the back of your mount, Ruin, and the collection of the souls in the form of glowing orbs that fall to the ground as enemies are dispatched. The latter can be used to level up War with new items and abilities.

Varied Characters and Environments
Although players take on the imposing role or War, Darksiders also contains a wide variety of equally intriguing and sometimes frightening characters. These include: an assortment of vengeful angels; demons, such as "the Jailer" whose body is made up of the remains of countless cadavers; a bestiary of wicked and vile creatures created to bolster the armies of hell on Earth; and Ruin, the trusty steed of War. Gameplay environments players will experience are equally varied, and include areas both underground and on the surface, that call to mind both familiar, if ruined modern urban environments, as well as ones seemingly pulled from the nightmarish scenes of the biblical apocalypse.

Key Features

  • Apocalyptic Power of War - Unleash the wrath of War, combining brutal attacks and supernatural abilities to decimate all who stand in your way.
  • Extreme Arsenal - Wield a devastating arsenal of angelic, demonic, and Earthly weapons, and blaze a trail of destruction atop Ruin, War's fiery phantom steed.
  • Epic Quest - Battle across the wastelands and demon-infested dungeons of the decimated Earth in your quest for vengeance and redemption.
  • Character Progression - Uncover powerful ancient relics, upgrade your weapons, unlock new abilities, and customize your gameplay style.
  • Battle Heaven and Hell - Battle against all who stand in your way—from war-weary angelic forces to hell's hideous demon hordes.
  • Weapons and Gear - Darksiders features an extensive arsenal and inventory of weapons and gear.
  • Varied Play Environments - Players will fight through varied environments, including those above and underground, and modern and nightmarishly mythical in design.
  • Xbox LIVE - Although a single player game, Darksiders features Xbox LIVE achievements, content downloads and other features to heighten the gameplay experience.

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Cinematic Gameplay Experience - Harnessing the power of next-generation console systems, Darksiders: Wrath of War will immerse players in a rich cinematic gameplay experience - featuring beautiful graphics, detailed special effects, cinematic lighting and an epic musical score that compliments the in-game action.

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69 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the X-Play Review January 23, 2010
By PJG
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Very seldom do I actually write a review, but after seeing the horrible and unjust review that X-Play on G4TV gave, I had to speak up. So I will take this opportunity to lay it out.

X-Play: "I want to see more gore for something rated Mature."
Reality Check: When I ripped the wings off angels and then decapitated demons; that is what I expected in a game rated M.

X-Play: "Weapon Options are Limited."
Reality Check: Sword + Gun + Scythe + Cross blade + Gauntlet + Add Ons + Turrets = Almost more than I can keep up with when I'm playing.

X-Play: "Finishing off enemies is repetitive."
Reality Check: While yes, it can be repetitive at times, but as you level up and become very powerful or use the "turrets" or the horse in the game; you find yourself doing the finish moves less often, especially on the weaker enemies.

X-Play: They knocked the swimming for some odd reason.
Reality Check: The swimming is fine and fluid and adds a lot of depth to the dungeons. No pun intended.

X-Play: "Puzzles were predictable and easy."
Reality Check: Not all are "easy" nor are they predictable at all. You will have to think, especially when it comes to finding some of the chests.

X-Play: "Lacks Originality or a Soul."
Reality Check: I do not know what this game is compared to aside from mechanics "borrowed" from some of the all time bests, but in my opinion it gave the game an old soul that everyone can enjoy. Take something that works and use it. Sometimes people just want a game that is fun, easy to learn, and challenging at the same time.

X-Play: "Hack and slash that is cliché."
Reality Check: NOT AT ALL!
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82 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gamer's game? Hell yes. January 6, 2010
By Colin
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'll preface this by cribbing lightly from early professional reviews. Yes, the game borrows concepts from GoW. Yes, there are aspects reminiscent of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Toss in Devil May Cry and Portal while you're at it too.

Does the game suffer from this? Absolutely not.

I believe Darksiders will prove out to stand on its own merits:

Art/color/effects. The Darksiders world is painted vividly. Bloody, scarlet reds. Vivid, electric blues. Hellfire crackles and belches with palpable heat. Death effects are varying and plentiful. The Chaoseater rips through opponents with satisfying degrees of violence and gore. Joe Mad's character designs are top-notch, fresh, and lend strongly to the 'playing a comic book' feel. You'll like it or you won't - but I love it. The angel and demon designs, the shattered, demonically-warped landscape, the weaponry, War's armor - it's just awesome.

Voice acting. Mark Hamill is worth the price of admission. The other voice talents do an able job, but his role really stands out, and he does an impeccable job.

Combat. Button-mashers will find a lot to like. Newcomers will quickly feel at home with the combat setup. Experts won't feel like they're jogging around a dumbed-down rail-fighter. Combos are expressive and fun to achieve, and their resulting effects are satisfyingly brutal.

Story. I won't detail the twists and turns the story takes, but the fact that you're War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, sent back to Earth to figure out who screwed you over, and why, and kill everything standing in the way of that - it doesn't need to be any more cerebral. Revenge and justice are always a solid theme to an action slasher, and the story here doesn't fail.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darksiders is 3rd-Person Action/Adventure Perfection January 15, 2010
By Jody
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Thank you Vigil. Finally, a game developer who 'gets it.' It's obvious that Darksiders was a labor of love, created by gamers, for gamers. I've played a lot of games over the years, and Darksiders masterfully crafts together the best elements of the genre while stripping out the garbage we could all do without. Why is Darksiders possibly the best pick-up-&-play action/adventure game ever?

+ Easy-to-learn, forgiving controls.
+ Variety of gameplay elements (swordplay, throwing objects, climbing, swinging, swimming, shooting, riding, treasure hunting, weapon upgrades, puzzle solving, etc.).
+ Beautiful artistic style, animation, and environments - if you've enjoyed Joe Madureira's art in other mediums, playing Darksiders is an awesome interactive experience that brings his artistic vision to life in high definition.
+ Frequently saved checkpoints, plus save-anytime feature, and multiple save blocks that can be copied between memory cards and hard drives.
+ Epic fantasy storyline.
+ Effective defensive moves (block and dash/dodge).
+ Easily-controllable camera/perspective.
+ Engaging puzzles that don't take forever to figure out and complete.
+ Fast-travel network to quickly move between distant previously-visited areas.
+ No 'artificial challenge' that handicaps and punishes players.
+ No flow-breaking, action-obscuring quick-time events.
+ No unskippable cut-scenes.
+ Amazing audio that artfully conveys the epic scale of the characters and battles.
+ On-screen mini-map (and full map on the paused game's options screen) keeps you from getting lost and wondering where to go next.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun game with a decent story
This is a great hack and slash game with some simple puzzles added in. The story was a decent but I wish they told more of it.
Published 4 days ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars FTW
One of the opening (or the opening scene) is one of those rare cinematic intros, bea-u-ti-ful. Had, had to love that, so many games have forgotten that simple (or very... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Rhymoceros
1.0 out of 5 stars Not new
Item was supposed to be new.. they sealed the outside but there was no Microsoft seal.. when opened the disk has scratches and dust on it.. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sir Ryu
5.0 out of 5 stars Gamers rule!
Hack and slash! What's not to like? Looking forward to the sequal, Darksiders 2. Plenty of fun for many ages.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Zelda Meets the Dark Side
Do you love puzzles?
Do you love hacking and slashing bad guys?
Do you like wielding a giant sword?

Then you'll probably love this game. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert Kinghorn
5.0 out of 5 stars WAR
I had the pleasure to play it in PS3 before, now i got the collection... THANK YOU perfect condition LOVE IT
Published 1 month ago by Dante
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I am very happy with this purchase, the game has good graphics and i have a great time playing it.
Published 2 months ago by Jaime Gomez
4.0 out of 5 stars game good
I like play game good! Fun time happy pants game good. I red make nice shoe purple bananas game good.
Published 2 months ago by steve Jelencic
5.0 out of 5 stars If Legend of Zelda and God of War series had a child, this would be...
This game is a third-person adventure hack-n-slash sort of game. It's very Zelda-like dungeon gameplay. Go to a new dungeon, get new item, kill miniboss, kill big boss. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JSiph
5.0 out of 5 stars arrived on time
The game arrived on time and was exactly as described. It is a lot of fun to play and we play it often.
Published 2 months ago by JC Brown
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