Darksiders II

The sequel to the action game, Darksiders, released in 2010 by the developer studio Vigil Games. The storyline of Darksiders II depicts the adventures of another of the raiders of the apocalypse – Death. The hero sets out to aid his brother – War, who has been accused of unleashing the Apocalypse prematurely. In order to help, the protagonist has to prove the existence of a plot and resurrect humanity, which was completely annihilated in the End-War. In comparison to the first installment, the creators of Darksiders II have prepared a much larger and more diverse world, through which the hero travels, accompanied by his steed (Despair) and a crow (Dust). The gameplay revolves around spectacular skirmishes with enemies; in some areas, however, also the player’s ability to solve logic-based puzzles will be tested. The changes introduced in Darksiders II have also influenced the graphics, greatly increasing their over-all quality.

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Microsoft Xbox 360
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Darksiders II

Darksiders II | XBOX 360

Action, TPP, hack'and'slash, sandbox, RPG elements, action adventure

Companies responsible for Darksiders II

Vigil Games | game developer

THQ Inc. | publisher   Official website

Darksiders II release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

14 August 2012 | Worldwide

14 August 2012 | Europe PAL

14 August 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 339 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 308 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Darksiders II (PS3) Cover
Darksiders II

Darksiders II | PS3

Action, TPP, hack'and'slash, sandbox, RPG elements, action adventure

Companies responsible for Darksiders II

Vigil Games | game developer

THQ Inc. | publisher   Official website

Darksiders II release date for PS3:

game language:
English

14 August 2012 | Worldwide

14 August 2012 | Europe PAL

14 August 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 BD
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 178 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 159 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Darksiders II (PC) Cover
Darksiders II

Darksiders II | PC

Action, TPP, hack'and'slash, sandbox, RPG elements, action adventure

Companies responsible for Darksiders II

Vigil Games | game developer

THQ Inc. | publisher   Official website

Darksiders II release date for PC:

game language:
English

14 August 2012 | Worldwide

14 August 2012 | Europe

14 August 2012 | USA

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 1223 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 687 players' votes.  

Nintendo Wii U
Game Darksiders II (WiiU) Cover
Darksiders II

Darksiders II | WiiU

Darksiders II release date for WiiU:

game language:
English

18 November 2012 | Worldwide

30 November 2012 | Europe PAL

18 November 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 21 players' votes.  

Darksiders II for Nintendo Wii U is a sequel to a warmly received game that combined action elements with RPG rules. The project again was made by Vigil Games Studios founded by the famous Joe Madureira – the author of well-known comic book series such as X-Men, The Ultimates and Battle Chasers.

Story

The game's story relates directly to the first part. Again, you are dealing with a story inspired by the Apocalypse of Saint John, while observing the events from the perspective of one of the Four Horsemen announced by the evangelist – the Death. The protagonist begins his adventure in the underworld, where he is planning to help the War, who – as we know from the first game – caused some big mess. In his raid against the world the faster and more agile Death is accompanied by a faithful steed Despair and a crow Dust.

Gameplay

As compared with the first Darksiders game, the authors put more emphasis on the size and diversity of locations. These include ominous ancient ruins, forests, icy areas, dwellings of angels, and demonic caverns. The world is four times bigger than before, and each location holds as many undergrounds as the whole first game did. Death, whose agility is parallel with the main hero of Prince of Persia series, overcomes obstacles in a truly acrobatic style. The tasks he faces are divided into main and secondary objectives. The former push the story forward, while the latter uncover hidden places and allow you to acquire rare artifacts. Similarly to games like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the access to many areas becomes possible only after unlocking specific character skills. During his crusade Death acquires e.g. a special hook used for catching interactive grips, and learns how to activate portals and divide his soul into two separately controlled halves.

The adversities that Death encounters on his way, are not only various logic puzzles, but also hordes of enemies, the toughest of which require thoughtful, clever approach. Random items dropped by slain enemies, the system of characteristics and statistics that allow you to choose skills and abilities according to your preferences, as well as selectable equipment matching individual play styles, give the game a strong RPG vibe.

Technology

Darksiders II for Nintendo Wii U has a slightly better graphics than the first game had. The developers took care that the audiovisuals were even more spectacular, and also improved special effects, audio, and lighting. The artwork design was again overwatched by Joe Madureira. The music, in turn, was created by a world-class composer Jesper Kyd from Denmark, renowned for soundtracks to such productions as Hitman: Contracts, Assassin's Creed or Borderlands.

Darksiders II launch trailer WiiU

Darksiders II launch trailer WiiU | 1:34

Materia³ video z gry Darksiders II wydany z okazji premiery wersji na konsolê Nintendo WiiU.

Darksiders II Game Guide

game guide 21 September 2012

The unofficial guide to Darksiders II contains a thorough walkthrough which will take you through the events of the entire game.