Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for PC
PC - Windows

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Jan 15, 2016
8.39
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Good
654th of 27070

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Capcom
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen presents a rewarding action combat experience. Players embark on an epic adventure in a rich, living world with three AI companions, known as Pawns. These partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability that they have developed based on traits learned from each player. PC users can share these Pawns online and reap rewards of treasure, tips and strategy hints for taking down the terrifying enemies. Pawns can also be borrowed when specific skills are needed to complete various challenging quests.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip
  • Additional Notes: 1) Supports Keyboard+Mouse and XInput/DirectInput devices including Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock4 and Steam Controller.
    2) Some high end integrated graphics chips and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom.

Minimum

  • OS: Windows Vista or newer (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 660 CPU or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 5870 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip
  • Additional Notes: 1) Supports Keyboard+Mouse and XInput/DirectInput devices including Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock4 and Steam Controller.
    2) Some high end integrated graphics chips and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom.

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Gamer Reviews

16673 Reviews
8.87
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0 review
NA
Jun 25, 2020
This games combat was so fluid and fun that there isnt another game still now that can do it better. Story was not good but the combat made up for it, boss fights were epic.



Too many role-playing games are let down by average or mediocre combat – Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen isn’t one of them. Unfortunately, role-playing games also demand great stories, and if you’re looking for a stronger main storyline, Dragon Dogma’s might not be up to your standards. Despite this, the hundreds of hours of content on offer, immense replayability and party customisation is amazing.Modding support is already looking extremely promising too, with some incredible ENBs already being developed and available should you wish to go that extra step further. This is a great thing for graphics crazies, given that the 2012 textures and character models do somewhat show their age even with the highest settings.



A must try game, I bet you will enjoy it. Dark Arisen is truly its own beast, and one you should take the time to experience if they’re looking for a unique role-playing experience that doesn’t hold your hand in its open-world exploration, brutal combat system and obscure lore.
Oct 24, 2019
I always find it amusing when people say "This game looks like a grade school version of Dark Souls". No! It isn't. The game may be brutal at times but it's no Dark Souls. In fact if you play the game, it's far from being one of those gems.



So, what is the game exactly? Well, it's a third person, action hack and slash RPG with a somewhat complex character class system. If you are one of those players who want to min/max your characters, then this game will keep you up for days.



The story is kinda...dare I say, lame. But everything else is solid. If you are a fan of the Berserk anime or manga series, well this game feels eerily similar to that IP.



Not worth buying full price but worth playing. Buy it on sale.
Mateus Santana

Mateus Santana

May 15, 2021
7.00
Keryham

Keryham

Jan 29, 2020
9.40

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

35 Reviews
7.90
8.50
Ken McKownJan 22, 2016
There is nothing quite like Dragon’s Dogma, even four years later revisiting it, I feel it made strides other games have still yet to imitate. For those that already made the journey though, this PC port feels more like a gesture of good faith, than a reason to return to Gransys. Still for those that have forgotten the glory, or never gave it a chance, this is the version to own.
HenrySJan 19, 2016
There are also a handful of other neat features that raise it in my estimation. It’s a PC port of a three year old console game, which means system requirements are very light. The gameplay is a healthy challenge. It’s good value for money. All in all it’s such a charming and engaging piece of work that as soon as I’ve wrapped this review up I’ll be straight back on it.
Mike GuarinoJan 14, 2016
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen may be a few years old now, but the new PC version is still a blast to play and offers a nice mix of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and From Software’s Dark Souls. There are dozens of hours of epic RPG action to be had here and while the complete package isn’t perfect, that doesn’t stop the experience from being a heck of a lot of fun.