Dark Souls Remastered

34 critics

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Kieran McLooneMay 25, 2018
This is the incredible game that you know and love - nothing more, and nothing less. It's an amazing way to begin the series for newcomers, but hardcore fans might be let down by the absence of additional content.
Pramath ParijatMay 23, 2018
Nearly perfect, and one of the greatest games ever made, now you can prepare to die on a modern system. Missed opportunities and all, I have to argue that in the end, that's more than enough.
Filip MiucinMay 23, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered does a fair job of bringing the brutal but fair essence of the original Dark Souls up to the standards of current-generation consoles, including running an almost locked 60 frames per second and the option to play at 4K resolution. A few muddy textures and some slowdown in the most intense and fiery moments are noticeable, but still a vast improvement.
Paulmichael ContrerasMay 28, 2018
New players to the franchise could do much worse to start here, since the smoothness of the action ensures that each death is due to their own lack of skill and nothing else. This is certainly the best way to experience Dark Souls on console.
Chris CarterMay 23, 2018
The feeling of zoning into Firelink Shrine is just as special the 100th time as it is the first, and the open-ended nature of the world is just as fresh. Sometimes needlessly so, From Software has packed so much into Dark Souls that I'm finding new items or experimenting with strategies I've never seen before -- a testament to the longevity of this particular entry, and a more than justified remaster.
Daniel TackMay 23, 2018
All improvements aside, Dark Souls does feel its age in the face of From Software’s recent contributions to the genre. The drop off in quality in the second half of the game, bosses like Bed of Chaos and incomprehensible zones like Lost Izalith remain curious blemishes on an otherwise incredible experience.
Jason FaulknerMay 25, 2018
It's been seven years since Dark Souls was released, and I'm surprised it's taken me this long to get an understanding and appreciation of the series. For those who are already fans of the series, Dark Souls Remastered is just a polished version of an already great game, but for me, it was a bit more special. With the technical issues eliminated, Dark Souls can shine and is a much more satisfying experience.
Richard SeagraveMay 23, 2018
Bar the technical improvements and additional online functionality, there's nothing else new here. If you've not played the game's expansion, Artorias of the Abyss, that's included though. As such, for most fans I think it's worth a purchase, especially for its budget price. It's simply the best version of a great game, and even if the changes are marginal, that still stands.
William SchwartzMay 23, 2018
So if you’ve been there and done that do you need to go back and play Dark Souls again in Dark Souls Remastered?  It’s a game that definitely laid the roadmap for the Souls games to come.  The level designs, boss designs, art style, and gameplay certainly hold up.  It’s the Dark Souls of Dark Souls games, and the issues that plagued the console versions that released in 2011 have been remedied… what else needs to be said here.
Dave AubreyMay 23, 2018
Jumping into Dark Souls Remastered again isn't quite the same as your first time through but it's still a magical journey. And if you've never played Dark Souls before? This is is definitely the best way to experience the game that kickstarted a genre of its own. Dark Souls Remastered should be essential for action RPG fans and those wanting to put their skills to the test.
Glen FoxMay 23, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered is an excellent remaster of a standout entry in the Souls franchise. Those who played the original will feel right at home, and will really appreciate the visual and technical improvements – particularly to Blight Town, which now runs at a butter smooth 60 frames-per-second. However, those that weren't there at the beginning may not appreciate the inferior visuals and general jankiness that later entries have all but ironed out.
Albert LichiMay 30, 2018
It spawned its own sub-genre of action RPGs and gave From Software an unfathomable amount of credibility. It deserves better than this. If Scholar of the First Sin gets extra polish and refinement, it is tragic that the first entry in the trilogy does not get the same effort. When the inevitable day comes when Demon's Souls gets a remake or remaster, hopefully it gets more care than Dark Souls.
Reuben MountMay 25, 2018
A lot of the improvements are minor and won’t really affect your gameplay if you are fresh into the game, as most of them were clever fixes of gripes that many had with the original, such as adding the ability to consume more than one item at once. If you have previously played the original, there are little changes here to warrant returning to Lordran (unless you want to of course). However, the core of the game is still one of the most intriguing, challenging, and beautifully created gaming experiences currently available; so, I wholeheartedly recommend picking it up despite its flaws.
GameCentralMay 25, 2018
A mediocre remaster of an all-time classic, but by the mere act of fixing (most of) the frame rate problems this becomes the definitive version of one of the decade’s most influential video games. The smoother frame rate significantly improves the already excellent melee combat. Huge game world filled with treasures. Superb art design and boss encounters, including in the DLC.
Gary BaileyMay 30, 2018
Without Dark Souls, we wouldn’t have had the groundbreaking God of War on PS4; in fact, there would be an entire sub-genre missing from today’s games. With this re-release, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware may not have done anything new in terms of content, but they have upgraded the performance and presentation to the level they deserve. Dark Souls Remastered is the definitive version of a modern classic, proving that the original game is still as relevant as ever.
Paul BroussardJun 10, 2018
If you’re new to the series, Dark Souls III provides a more mechanically sound experience with greater gameplay variety, less of the original/remastered’s niggles, and a smaller price tag. The lore for the Souls series is relatively disconnected and as transparent as dishwater, so you won’t initially be missing out on much beyond a few references if you start somewhere else.
Sam BishopMay 23, 2018
All that needs saying now is that Dark Souls has carried over not only untainted but improved from the versions of old. The leap between generations has given the game a new lease of life and hopefully that'll mean a whole bunch of new fans, which is no less than this genre classic deserves.
John-Paul JonesMay 23, 2018
Though the remastering effort is perhaps not as extensive as some might like, Dark Souls Remastered is without a doubt the best way to play one of the finest action RPGs ever and is nothing short of essential for newbies and stalwart Dark Souls fans alike.
A.J. MaciejewskiJun 01, 2018
Dark Souls is one of the greatest video games of all time and my personal favourite Soulsborne game to date. Thankfully, this Remastered version helps make it even better; if only in an arguably marginal way.
Alejandro PascualMay 25, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered es una versión que actualiza uno de los juegos más importante de los últimos años. Sus mejoras en cuanto a resolución, tasa de frames, multijugador y algunos detalles jugables son de agradecer sobre todo para el juego en consola, pero no exento de otros fallos por una implementación demasiado automático.
Álvaro AlonsoMay 23, 2018
Aun tratándose de un trabajo de remasterización simplemente correcto, estamos ante la versión definitiva del mejor y más influyente juego de los últimos diez años. Si nunca lo habéis jugado no os lo penséis ni un segundo, esta es la ocasión perfecta para descubrir por qué no podemos parar de hablar de Dark Souls.
Rubén MartínezMay 25, 2018
Quien lo jugara en su momento no encontrará muchos motivos para volver a pasar por caja, no obstante quien no pudiese disfrutar de Dark Souls en su momento está ante una oportunidad única. Es uno de esos títulos que ha marcado un antes y un después; indispensable para los fans del género y recomendable para los amantes de los videojuegos en general.
Juan GarciaMay 23, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered sigue ofreciéndonos un gran juego, de esos ultradifíciles. Sin embargo, no se ha tocado más que la superficie para poner al día el juego, lo que hace que no se trate de una adaptación tan obligatoria como otras que hemos recibido en los últimos tiempos.
Carlos LeivaMay 23, 2018
Si nunca pudisteis adentraros en Lordran, ya no tenéis excusa para no sumergiros en este apasionante mundo de fantasía oscura, y si ya habéis recorrido el camino del Rey con anterioridad, aquí encontraréis la oportunidad perfecta para disfrutarlo nuevamente en las mejores condiciones posible.
DefaJun 04, 2018
¿Vale la pena gastar en Dark Souls: Remastered si ya jugué Dark Souls en el pasado? Eso ya dependerá de si tienes humor de volver a vivir esta aventura, o si mejor te quedas con lo que ya obtuviste. Cualquiera que sea tu respuesta, es innegable que estamos frente a una remasterización que le hace honor a la grandísima obra que está interpretando.
Jörg LuiblMay 25, 2018
Diese verwunschene Spielwelt ist mit ihren abwechslungsreich designten Arealen so wunderbar vernetzt, steckt voller Überraschungen und situativer Spannung, dass die faden Texturen während der faszinierenden Erkundung irgendwann nicht mehr auffallen. Trotzdem wünsche ich mir, dass Demon's Souls, der eigentliche Pionier dieser Reihe, aufwändiger und nicht erst für PlayStation 5 wiederbelebt wird.
Jonathan BushleMay 25, 2018
Et si vous êtes un petit nouveau, je ne peux que vous conseiller de vous plonger corps et âme dans ce titre, qui est tout simplement l'un des meilleurs de la précédente génération de consoles, et présenté ici dans sa version la plus aboutie techniquement. Il n'y a aucune raison de ne pas (re)craquer. Enfin si, peut-être une : que vaudra donc le jeu sur Nintendo Switch ?
PanthaaJun 03, 2018
Ce Dark Souls Remastered aura sur vous une emprise variable en fonction de vos antécédents avec la série. Il se destine avant tout aux joueurs sur consoles et aux néophytes qui souhaiteraient découvrir l'épisode que beaucoup citent comme étant le meilleur des "souls". Et si le jeu demeure une pointure du genre, on restera toutefois sur notre faim quant au manque de générosité de l'édition en matière de contenu exclusif ou de refonte graphique.
ExServMay 23, 2018
Le vénérable boulapoire regrettait le plan technique “très inégal” en 2011 à la sortie de Dark Souls. Sept ans plus tard, le jeu culte dispose enfin d’un bilan digne de ce nom et nous sommes envieux des personnes qui auront la chance de découvrir la saga par cet épisode Remastered. Les autres n’ont pas à s’inquiéter tant les améliorations visuelles justifient de refaire une fois de plus l’aventure.
Pedro FerreiraJun 07, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered é sem sombra de dúvidas a versão definitiva do original de 2011. Com melhorias visuais e principalmente de frame rate, a entrada da série que faltava na nova geração peca pelos poucos riscos tomados, numa adaptação “fácil” mas que mantém todo o ambiente que nos cativou desde o primeiro segundo.
Domenico MusicòMay 23, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered migliora la risoluzione e fissa il frame rate a 60, oscurando in termini qualitativi il pigro porting effettuato su PC. Si tratta chiaramente di un'operazione che non si rivolge in alcun modo a chi conosce a menadito il primo capitolo, se si considera che nulla di sostanziale è cambiato. È però la migliore versione di Dark Souls presente nel mercato, ossia il modo migliore che avrete di iniziare una saga che merita la totale attenzione di chiunque sia un amante di questo medium.
Massimo ReinaMay 23, 2018
Dark Souls: Remastered è la classica opera difficile da giudicare senza tener conto di fattori come la base di partenza, la tipologia di produzione e il target a cui è indirizzata. Da un lato siamo dell'idea che From Software avrebbe potuto sforzarsi di più per offrire un comparto tecnico migliore e correggere alcune pecche del gameplay, anziché limitarsi al compitino.
Francesco DestriMay 28, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered è un’operazione che, come spesso capita in questi casi, può essere criticata o meno, ma è indubbio come i 60 fps, gli abbellimenti grafici, le novità nel multiplayer e qualche piccolo cambiamento strutturale abbiano aiutato a rendere questo classico più vicino alle esigenze dei giocatori contemporanei.
Алексей ЕгоровMay 29, 2018
Кому-то первая часть Dark Souls может показаться проще других — и, если поглядеть с высоты всех пройденных игр серии, это нормально. Это, впрочем, не делает игру хуже — напротив, если вы играли только в Dark Souls 3 или Bloodborne, то я настоятельно советую вам сыграть в Dark Souls: Remastered. А если вы уже когда-то бывали в Лордране, то вам и говорить, наверное, ничего не нужно. Вы и так все знаете.