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  • Summary: Embark upon an epic dark fantasy in a universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design - full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets - and uncover its deeply rooted lore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 19, 2018
    100
    At the end of the day this is the perfect way to play Dark Souls. If you are a new player, the game will still be just as challenging but it will look and feel like a much more modern game. If you are a veteran, this is a beautiful nostalgia filled trip through my personal favorite game of the 360/PS3 era.
  2. May 27, 2018
    90
    While bare-bones on the surface, Dark Souls Remastered is one of the best games of the last 20 years running better than it ever has. New players will find all of the mood, challenge, and tension of the original, and returning vets are given beefier online options and minor tweaks to small details. More importantly, it keeps one of the medium’s best games easily accessible and readily available.
  3. Jul 18, 2018
    85
    Remastered edition is mostly made for new players, but it is still Dark Souls, one of the best action RPG-s in history.
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    82
    Whatever score I tack onto the end of this will struggle to capture the proper essence of what must be the purest Souls experience you can find on modern consoles. Bloodborne feels fundamentally different, while Dark Souls III carries all the improvements and changes that have been made to the franchise up to this point. Dark Souls Remastered is a shined-up version of the series, in essence, a pure delivery of exquisite suffering and sublime reward with a stable frame-rate and functional lighting. From a technical perspective, I can’t recommend this game enough.
  5. Jun 23, 2018
    80
    This Dark Souls Remastered targets people who played the original game on console, or the ones who never played it before. It’s still one of a kind game, but this remastered version is definitely too lazy.
  6. May 25, 2018
    80
    Dark Souls Remastered is a good reminder how far we’ve come in the last seven years. This is almost all nostalgia, with the potential to grab newer players and show them where the series more or less started. It’s beginning to feel a little dated, with adjustments to combat and movement from newer games not being implemented, but there’s still the sense of overwhelming gratification when playing, not to mention intense strategy.
  7. 60
    Dark Souls: Remastered can almost barely be considered a remastered title for PC gamers and, while it provides some increase in graphics and quality of life improvements, these additions are largely negligible unless you’re a dedicated multiplayer fan. Despite this fact, Dark Souls is still an amazing game that is worth playing through more than once, and there’s a lot here for gamers who’ve never played through the first title in the Souls series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. Jun 14, 2018
    10
    my first dark souls, i liked the gameplay and the difficult of this game, also liked the combat
  2. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    Never thought I'd see the day when the DS community complains about more Dark Souls.

    This is a remaster, not a remake. Every other game
    Never thought I'd see the day when the DS community complains about more Dark Souls.

    This is a remaster, not a remake. Every other game people are fine with just a touchup of the textures and a couple of streamlining conveniences, but somehow it's unacceptable for Dark Souls.

    Look, I get the itch and hope for a remake with all the niceties we got accustomed to from Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3, but would Dark Souls 1 still be Dark Souls 1 if you changed the game so fundamentally?

    While I am dissapointed that they've left some of the old bugs in as is (and introduced a few new ones, like how a Dark Knight can thrust straight through my shield when I block as if it wasn't there (suspect it's got to do with 60fps) ), it did improve the experience dramatically without changing the feel of the game.

    I for one LOVE the remaster, as it is an opportunity to experience Dark Souls 1 as it was meant to be. We all wish that this was the version we got originally and not the horrible port PTDE was, but what's done is done and no amount of whining will ever change that.

    I'm just happy I get to experience Dark Souls 1 multiplayer, as by the time I got around to playing PTDE the online was pretty much dead.

    Rate it on what it is, not what you wished it would be.
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  3. May 25, 2018
    10
    Much better to play this one, than original port even with all fixes. Praise the Sun!
  4. May 26, 2018
    5
    Just about worth it at half price and the main reason for that is the game is once again very busy, not because of any remastering that's goneJust about worth it at half price and the main reason for that is the game is once again very busy, not because of any remastering that's gone on. A huge huge missed opportunity to make a great game a truly outstanding one. Edit - changed my rating from 7 to 5 after realising the matchmaking system is utterly stupid. Expand
  5. May 25, 2018
    2
    It's a first patch to a good game in 6 years.
    The changes are minor, bugs has not been fixed.
    Almost the same results can be achieved via
    It's a first patch to a good game in 6 years.
    The changes are minor, bugs has not been fixed.
    Almost the same results can be achieved via free DSFix.
    Great and very hard work for $20!
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  6. Oct 30, 2018
    0
    The original Dark Souls release was an extremely lazy and broken console port. Immediately after the game's release a fan released a patch toThe original Dark Souls release was an extremely lazy and broken console port. Immediately after the game's release a fan released a patch to fix some of the embarrassing issues with the game.

    All these years neither the developer nor the publisher bothered to lift a finger to fix their product until they wanted more money. Then they released the same game fixing the errors that they should have corrected from the start, including what the "DSfix" patch did for them.

    Completely shameless and embarrassing, they should take some notes from the developers of Red Faction Guerrilla who not only fixed and re-released their game twice to keep it playable on current systems but they did it for free for people that had ALREADY PURCHASED THEIR PRODUCT.
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  7. May 25, 2018
    0
    Lazy cash grab. This should not be tolerated, even if its Dark souls. Very dissapointing.

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