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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 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. 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
  2. Nov 11, 2018
    10
    By now, this game is a classic. Aesthetically this game sits somewhere between the last generation and current generation releases. However,By now, this game is a classic. Aesthetically this game sits somewhere between the last generation and current generation releases. However, the reason for a purchase on the switch is the fact that you can move from docked to portable mode. One caveat is that sleep mode will disconnect you from online mode, once this occurs the game restarts and will kick you out out of your current play session.

    I noticed when I played this at launch there was a definite lack of other players, this may have been due to the unpopularity if paying for online multiplayer on a Nintendo system. However, as time has gone on I have experienced an increase in other players.

    Performance wise, the game has ran perfectly for me with no crashes and even Blight Town maintaining a steady frame rate.
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  3. Oct 29, 2018
    10
    I played the original Dark Souls (& expansions) back in 2011 when they first came out on PS3, then again on PC. Luckily for me, I haven'tI played the original Dark Souls (& expansions) back in 2011 when they first came out on PS3, then again on PC. Luckily for me, I haven't played DS1 for at least 6 years so when I heard it was coming to Switch I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to revisit the game. The game is simply a masterpiece. I've read other user reviews complaining that this isn't actually "Remastered" and I've seen pictures that support that theory. My response? WHO CARES?! I was not actually expecting to see the same graphical fidelity as the PC or PS4 version because I'm realistic... Switch is a portable machine whose graphic limits are naturally not going to rival a PS4.

    The fact that this runs as well as it does and looks as good as it does on a Switch are, quite frankly, surprising. The performance is solid and has not once dipped below 30 FPS. I was also worried that the precise control needed for this type of game would be awkward playing in handheld mode, but that's simply not the case. After only 20 minutes it felt perfectly natural!

    If you have recently played the game on PC or PS4 and have no need for portability then this is simply not for you. You're not going to be wow'd by graphical improvements.

    But if you've never played the game (or haven't played in a while) buy this game! You won't be disappointed!
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  4. Oct 25, 2018
    9
    This version is just as enjoyable as the original Dark Souls and I feel that is a success. It handles well and gives me PTSD just thinking about it
  5. Nov 21, 2018
    9
    At first I thought that I hate it, but then I realized that 80 hours has passed, and I love it like crazy,
  6. Jan 19, 2019
    8
    dark souls is very nice and relaxing game, its a really great game to play when you're playing a really frustrating game like kirby stardark souls is very nice and relaxing game, its a really great game to play when you're playing a really frustrating game like kirby star allies. This game has very nice cutesy graphics that will just make you smile, this game has a very simple story that is easily understandable. I just wish it was more of a challenge really. This game is also great for the family too you can play it with your grandma even if there is no multiplayer, its fun just looking at other play and cheering each other on, i played with my granny one time and she managed to beat it in one sitting, i mean she is a bit of a professional. But with this comes the biggest gripe i have with this game and that is, that its too easy my grandma could beat it my little brother can beat it and even my grandpa. But if you wanna just have family friendly fun just play this nice relaxing game with the family. 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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