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  • Summary: 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. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hostsDeceived 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. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth. Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Apr 8, 2019
    90
    I have not replayed through the Warmastered Edition on Switch as I write this, but I have played it some — enough that I feel ready to report that the game is still great but that this release is quite simply a direct port to the Switch with no new features or changes that I can discern.
  2. 85
    If you’re craving classic 3D Zelda, Darksiders is the game for you. Despite originally releasing almost 10 years ago, it has held up remarkably well. Even playing it my third time through, I still found it absolutely delightful. While its original weak points remain present in this remaster, so to do its strengths shine through. The customizable performance options, coupled with the Switch’s portability make this my favorite way to play an excellent game. Bring on Darksiders II and Darksiders III.
  3. Apr 1, 2019
    80
    While not the definitive version, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is no slouch on the Nintendo Switch. Whether played in graphics or performance mode, docked or handheld, it’s still an outstanding version of an already outstanding game.
  4. Apr 3, 2019
    80
    Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is now the best of the series thus far, plus an added bonus of beginning the storyline from the very beginning (to subsequently tackle Darksiders II and III, if desired, and on other platforms). Conversely – and if you’ve played later versions and not the originals, give Darksiders: Warmastered Edition a go. You’ll appreciate the forward steps the series took by stepping backward.
  5. Apr 1, 2019
    73
    The roar of the Apocalypse has remained the same as always: fascinating, epic and roaring.
  6. Apr 4, 2019
    70
    The remastered version of Darksiders for Nintendo Switch is a journey to the end of the world, and at the same time a journey back to what we already experienced in the series, and expected that some of them would improve. The gameplay is exactly the same as before, with all the pros and cons, and even the visuals are not worthy of a remastered title. All in all, the remastered version of Darksiders is nothing more than a simple port for the Switch platform.
  7. May 8, 2019
    60
    Anyone who wants a quality Zelda-style action adventure game on their Switch is going to be better off with Okami HD. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is a polished and shiny bronze medal. Fighting monsters is as standard can be, and what keeps things stimulating is the variety of the environment, puzzle solving, spectacle, and the exploration to be had. It is satisfying to stumble on a hidden chest and find some upgrade that War could use as it is in most adventures. Often entertaining but not exactly emotionally engaging, Darksiders takes itself too seriously.

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  1. Apr 4, 2019
    10
    A first-time player here. I missed this one back in 2010 and I was hyped to get it on the Switch. As advised in one of the reviews I switchedA first-time player here. I missed this one back in 2010 and I was hyped to get it on the Switch. As advised in one of the reviews I switched to high-performance (handheld mode) and I immediately experienced an improvement in gameplay and experience. I think it's a pretty great port at a great price point. I would have paid full price for this, honestly. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2019
    10
    Absolutely brilliant game. And just to be clear I DO KNOW this game in original form is rather old now. But having Switch we do have toAbsolutely brilliant game. And just to be clear I DO KNOW this game in original form is rather old now. But having Switch we do have to remember about it's downsides from which low performance (in compare to XO and PS4) is the biggest one. The game itself is one of best of ports on Switch I played so far, well... excluding Skyrim, hard to beat that one even though it's buggggged in so many ways on every platform I played it. And back to Darksiders - great graphics with no bugs, 60FPS with still great graphics, smooth performance, PRICE, ridiculously short loadings (in compare to Civilization 6 for example which in switch version I absolutely hate). I do recommend Darksiders on Switch to everyone. I really do. And the price of $30 is really great, even for a port (in compare look price for D3, Skyrim or C6). Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2019
    9
    This is the way Nintendo Switch ports should be done.

    First of all, before playing this game for the first time, make sure you go into the
    This is the way Nintendo Switch ports should be done.

    First of all, before playing this game for the first time, make sure you go into the 'Options' menu, change the 'Performance Mode' to 'High Performance' and turn 'Vignette' and 'Chroma FX' OFF. Trust me, you will be glad you did.

    While the original game came out just over 9 years ago, the gameplay still holds up surprisingly well, and the graphics on display are a testament to how good a game can look on the Switch when the developers take the time to wring every drop of power they can out of the system, regardless if you're playing on a Television or in Handheld mode. While the music is nothing new or groundbreaking, it is fully appropriate and epic when the story beats and boss battles call for it. Also, hearing Mark Hamill's voice in this game is always a delight.

    Unfortunately, the game does have some drawbacks such as combat feeling frustrating when going up against certain enemies that don't telegraph their attacks well, and the grind of collecting souls (currency, health, and rage) can be a bit monotonous and can feel like it was designed to pad out the game from time to time, but there have been no game-breaking bugs or crashing issues.

    Overall, this game feels like a high-quality offering from THQ Nordic, and while there are certainly similar games on the Switch, there are few that are as well-done as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition; and being able to play it wherever you want is just the icing on the cake.
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