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Darksiders II

Darksiders II review

Death Becomes You

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2 years ago

Feature: Death Becomes Him

Retrospective: Darksiders II – Deathinitive Edition

Returning to Darksiders II [official site] nearly five years after I first reviewed it, for a worrying time I wondered what on Earth I'd been on about. I remember absolutely loving the game, and writing a rave review back in 2012, so why was I struggling to even want to carry on in the first hour? It turns out, it just has a really dull…

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4 years ago

Feature: Bestest Biffs

The 25 Best Action Games On PC

You probably like action games. But which ones should you like best?! We've narrowed it down to 25, and then put them in the unimpeachably correct order. Read on for details of the best action biff-zap-collect-me-do gaming you can stuff down your trousers.

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Feature: Death Becomes Us

Have You Played… Darksiders II

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Ooh, I like me some Darksiders II [official site]. Yet another tragic victim of the collapse of THQ, the prospects of a third game in the series seem ever-far away, with current owners Nordic Games still saying such a thing is yet to…

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5 years ago

Feature: Banner waving

A Chat About Banner Saga-Powered Roguelike Bedlam

A couple of weeks ago, a roguelike which uses the Banner Saga engine to create a rather attractive post-apocalyptic cocktail of FTL, The Oregon Trail and XCOM popped up on Kickstarter. Bedlam's around $90k into its $130k goal, with just eight days left on the clock. I've had a chat with the devs, who include veterans of Darksiders studio Vigil, about what they're aiming for…

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Nordic Necromancers Raise Zombie THQ From Its Grave

THQ is the Living One; it was dead, and now look, it is alive for ever and ever! And it holds the keys of Darksiders and Red Faction. Like X-Men, big games publishers never truly die. There'll always be a businessperson somewhere willing to invest a few hundred thousand bucks that might otherwise go to the taxman in picking up the name of a company…

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7 years ago

Feature: Demigod Of War

Hands On: Darksiders II

At a recent event in Dublin I got the chance to play the first few hours of the apocalyptic action-adventure, Darksiders II. It's not really important that it was in Dublin, but it adds flavour. You can now imagine the Liffey drifting slowly by as I got all wrapped up in the first few moments of Death's adventure. An adventure I realised was rather derivative,…

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8 years ago

THQ Surfaces: South Park Delayed, Darksiders II Dated

THQ's tightrope dance-battle against Death while suspended over an active volcano continues. In short, THQ's doing better than expected, but it still lost another $50 million last quarter. So then, what's the forecast for the company that already took a chainsaw blade to Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium's massively multiplayer bits? Well, there are some ups and downs to be sure. Mostly, though, we're looking at an…

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Death Waits: Darksiders II Delayed

I bet it's lonely being Death incarnate. Like, people generally thank, say, firemen, police officers, and bloodthirsty mercenaries for their work. Cookie baskets, hugs, and free puppies are all pretty much par for the course. But Death? His only friend is the world's smallest violin. Perhaps, though, Darksiders II will show people his more sensitive side. Maybe his cold, black heart beats to the rhythm…

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Feature: The Deathly Hellos

The Grim Speaker: Darksiders 2 Interview

I took to the role of Death with great aplomb when I played Darksiders II recently and later that same day I had the chance to speak with game director Marvin Donald. Although we didn't question the nature of Death in an existential fashion, we did discuss how he feels about his game being compared to The Legend of Zelda, the stranger worlds through which…

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Feature: Death becomes me

Hands On: Darksiders II

I didn’t play Darksiders until its PC release, which meant I’d already heard a million people compare it to Zelda and God of War. What a pleasant surprise to play the game and find that it had character of its own and kept rewarding me with new toys throughout its substantial and entertainingly silly story. Sitting down to play the sequel I thought it would…

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Death, Cut Your Fingernails: Darksiders II

I'm so tired this morning that if horseman Death came charged toward me, I'd limply reach out a hand to touch his scythe and embrace the sweet, sweet sleep that awaits. But fortunately he's fictional, and I'll wake up soon. He is, however, to feature in Darksiders II, and if you needed more proof than my word, there are screenshots of said game below. They're…

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Feature: Death Becomes You

Reaping The Benefits: Darksiders 2 Preview

Death, the second horseman (and hoarse man) of the Apocalypse is locked in battle with an enormous beetle. Deftly rolling out of the way of its charge attack with an agility never showcased by War in the first game, Death promptly delivers a series of all-business, blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em slashes with his scythe. And what should come tumbling out from the beetle? Viscous, nightshade-coloured ichor? No. Numbers.…

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9 years ago

Darksiders 2 E3 Trailer Is Pulp, Predictable

Jim posted this yesterday, assuming it was a leak and that it would be pulled down quickly. He was right on both counts, the smooth little genius, but now the same trailer's been officially released and awaits you below. Seeing as this is a video of a video game you might possibly play down the line, in watching this trailer you are, essentially, gazing into…

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Death Becomes You: Darksiders 2 Glimpse

First there was ultra-bombastic supernatural sword-swinger Darksiders, and now there is two of it. The sequel, which was announced earlier this week, will features a different horseman of the apocalypse as its main protagonist - Death instead of War - and you can see a little of him in action below. I'm afraid the linked trailer quality for this one is in Super(bad) Grain-o-vision, as…

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Death To The Apocalypse: Darksiders II

Did you play Darksiders? THQ's hack-n-slashing action-them-to-bits had a nine month delay before its release on PC, which always subdues the reaction somewhat. When Jim got hold of it last September he was having a lovely time, right up until a dumb boss fight at the end of a long walk and unskippable cutscene kept splatting him with cars. But until that point it was…

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