Darksiders 3 Review Roundup: A Good Game Buried Beneath Questionable Design Choices

Darksiders 3 reviews have dropped. As a fan of the Darksiders franchise, I am quite disappointed with how the game has turned out to be. Here is a Darksiders 3 review roundup so that you can know what the critics think about the game.

DS3 is the latest entry in the franchise and this time Fury is in the lead. The game follows the adventures of Fury, who is out to hunt Seven Deadly Sins.

Fans of the Darksiders games were happy with Darksiders 3 finally coming. However, given that how the game has turned out, I wonder if they are still excited for it. Here is a Darksiders 3 review roundup.

Destructoid – 8/10

It remains an action-fueled project and that’s an angle it does well, reigning in some of the out-of-hand ideas from its predecessor. With all of the efforts to resurrect this once dead and buried series I hope there’s a chance to wrap it all up with Strife: I want to see this story through until the end, blemishes and all.

GamesRadar+ – 3.5/5

Darksiders 3 feels like coming home for fans, and combat is a blast – but it can be hard to appreciate the good when dealing with a laundry list of technical stumbles.

IGN – 7/10

The straightforward simplicity of Darksiders III is a refreshing change of pace after exploring so many dense open-world games. That simplicity doesn’t refer to the combat or boss battles, though, which are complex and almost startlingly unforgiving. Its throwback philosophy is comfort food for action gamers of a certain age, but it would’ve been nice to see the third game in the series introduce some new concepts to relaunch Darksiders in the modern age.

GameSpot – 4/10

Darksiders 3 retrogrades on its predecessors with an unfocused approach that constantly clashes with itself. There are remnants of a good game here, buried within the vivacious combos of a combat style this game doesn’t want to embrace. Unfortunately, it’s buried far too deep to ever salvage.

Game Revolution – 2/5

A better game is hidden somewhere within its depths, beneath its glaring issues that beg for more development time. But as it stands, it’s a hobbled, confused mess of a game that’s a victim of a lot of the sins it proclaims to be against.

Game Rant – 1/5

The game is a nightmare to play through, with an unlikable protagonist, a chugging frame rate, and a mountain of bugs. It’s completely and utterly broken, but even when it works (which is almost never), it amounts to nothing more than a below average hack-and-slash with some decent puzzles.

Push Square – 6/10

Darksiders hasn’t changed much since 2012. It’s still a fun mishmash of genres with a great protagonist and undemanding combat systems, but it’s a pity that it feels outdated compared to its genre peers and stumbles when injecting Souls-like sensibilities.

PlayStation Universe – 7.5/10

Darksiders 3 does a lot right but suffers from some technical issues that hold it back from greatness. Nevertheless, the fantastic exploration, great character designs, fun combat, and excellent writing help it outshine some of its faults. Fans will definitely find that Gunfire Games have done a great job keeping the essence of the franchise alive.

That’s it for our Darksiders 3 Review Roundup and it is clear that critics didn’t like the game. Many critics have noted that Darksiders it is a good game. But, it is overshadowed by a list of technical issues and other design choices.

Darksiders 3 is an action hack-n-slash game developed by Gunfire Games. The game rolls out on November 27, 2018, for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.