Parents' Guide to

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition

By Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent mature action gets loads of content, more glitches.

Game Mac , PlayStation 4 , Windows , Xbox One 2015
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

I don’t know why it’s MA

It really shouldn’t be MA, in fact it was the first MA game I let my child play. It’s not any worse than Star Wars

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This updated version of the action RPG brings a massive game to a new generation of consoles and computers, with vastly expanded content and equipment for players to discover. The Deathinitive Edition does a clever job of integrating the downloadable content that was slowly released for the title, seamlessly integrating new loot and gear into stores or as random drops from fallen enemies. New tombs or dungeons can also be immediately accessed, so if you're looking for a challenge (or items that can't be found anywhere else), you can instantly move toward those sections and explore. All of this expands an already vast and deep game that allows players to customize their avatar of death to fit their style of play.

That being said, Deathinitive Edition isn't as "definitive" as one might hope. The original game could have some muddy visuals, and even though this game has been enhanced to full HD, the textures can still be a bit bland and washed out. The game's camera still hasn't been resolved in a satisfying way, because it will still get stuck in some environmental objects as you're navigating some levels. Plus, unlike the original, the update seems to have introduced a number of bugs and crashes that plague the game at random. There's nothing more frustrating than making it through a challenging dungeon only to have the game crash on you unexpectedly. But, these issues aside, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition is still an excellent game that older players will enjoy, especially if they're hack-and-slash game fans.

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