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  • Summary: Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    100
    If you’re someone who finds reward in developing deep mechanical understanding in games and is willing to die, a lot, in a bleak and uncaring world in pursuit of this understanding, Dark Souls Remastered could be a new favourite.
  2. 90
    Dark Souls on Switch was another chance for me to fall in love with the world of Lordran once more. It's an experience that's a perfect fit on a handheld, and it's one of the most compelling apps Nintendo's burgeoning platform currently has to offer.
  3. Oct 31, 2018
    90
    Dark Souls: Remastered is the improved version of one of the most influential and unforgettable games ever made. It delivers a mysterious and expansive world to be explored, which will reward with many wonders those who brave enough to face its dangers.
  4. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    While Dark Souls Remastered on Switch possesses some odd quirks and isn't as technically impressive as its current-gen counterparts, it still retains the heart of what the original game is all about.
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    80
    A well aged fantasy/horror action RPG, that even those who have never played before should definitely give a chance. Don't be scared off by the stories of how difficult it is. (Though also know, those stories are true.)
  6. Oct 19, 2018
    78
    Seven years out from its first release, people already know what Dark Souls is all about and probably know whether that type of brutal gameplay is for them. Love it or hate it, it is what it is. The Switch version doesn’t change that experience. It does run extremely well on the system, and it looks pretty darn good. The failure to adhere to Nintendo button conventions isn’t exactly exclusive to Dark Souls: Remastered either, but it doesn’t make it any less of an annoyance. Other than that, there isn’t much else going wrong.
  7. Oct 18, 2018
    67
    A hasty and superficial porting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Oct 28, 2018
    10
    Although i'm not that far in (only having just met andre the blacksmith I haven't experienced any framerate issues or anything else thatAlthough i'm not that far in (only having just met andre the blacksmith I haven't experienced any framerate issues or anything else that detracted from the experience.
    It's not the most beautiful version of the game but you shouldn't expect that. If you buy it on switch you want it so you can play this amazing game everywhere you go. That's all I wanted and that's what I got. Don't pass up on the chance to try out or revisit this insanely wonderful and horribly addictive game... like seriously.,.. once you get into it your life will be put on hold until you finish... Enjoy!!
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  2. Jan 5, 2019
    10
    yeah. basically giving a full 10 because i enjoyed ds on the switch a very lot, even more than on pc... and also because i think it isyeah. basically giving a full 10 because i enjoyed ds on the switch a very lot, even more than on pc... and also because i think it is better than freaking WORLD OF GOO that has a 8.4 metacritic score.... which is absolutely nonsense. i mean.. do people seriously want to say that world of goo is better than dark souls? nah i dont think so. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2018
    10
    this is hands down one of my favorite games ever, and now i can play it on the go with better performance than the original! if your a soulsthis is hands down one of my favorite games ever, and now i can play it on the go with better performance than the original! if your a souls fan and own an switch, this is a must have. this is one of those games that sucks you into its world and haunts you for days after playing. from the world building to the unforgiving but fair game play, Dark Souls is what gaming is all about. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2018
    9
    A generally solid port of one of the best games ever made.

    It's not the prettiest of the Remastered versions, and the audio is a bit
    A generally solid port of one of the best games ever made.

    It's not the prettiest of the Remastered versions, and the audio is a bit lacking, but anyone playing on a Switch should know that going in. It's not the most powerful of this generation, but its portability and ease of entry is unmatched. If you want the prettiest version, get it on PC and play it at 4K.

    So that said, this is Dark Souls as you expect it to be. It's the whole game, it's well optimized, framerate is consistent and you can take it anywhere. A great platform for a great game.
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  5. Oct 23, 2018
    8
    This release seems to have more in common with the original release, rather than the current-gen remasters, and that's okay! Especially whilstThis release seems to have more in common with the original release, rather than the current-gen remasters, and that's okay! Especially whilst playing handheld, the game performs well and I found myself only becoming frustrated due to my own lack of patience. I never feel like I am battling poor controls, hitboxes, or poor game design. Easily a quality title for the Nintendo Switch. Expand
  6. Dec 6, 2018
    7
    Gran videojuego de la época de PS3 y 360 llevado con remasterizaciones leves a Switch con la ventaja de ser portatil. No he terminado el juegoGran videojuego de la época de PS3 y 360 llevado con remasterizaciones leves a Switch con la ventaja de ser portatil. No he terminado el juego y no me ha gustado demasiado pero hay que reconocer la calidad que este tiene tanto en ambientación como en jugabilidad. Recomendado para los amantes de la saga. Expand
  7. Oct 30, 2018
    1
    **** port with so many game breaking bugs... dumb B to confirm and A to cancel system... and so many other senseless stupidities

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