Parents' Guide to

Darksiders III

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violent action game cuts a path through the Apocalypse.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

It’s a great game

This game is not that bad of a game the violence is animated And doesn’t look realistic and also your fighting demons not humans so you have that going for you
age 11+

It’s good

It’s really fun and not to violent even if the name suggests it so 11 up should be fine playing this game

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

It's not as slick as other action games from larger studios with bigger budgets, but this adventure delivers enough old-school fun for players looking for a challenge. Darksiders III's telling of the lone female Horseman's tale progresses the series' mythology nicely. It gives more information about the now-ruined balance between the forces of Heaven and Hell while introducing some memorable new villains in the form of the Seven Deadly Sins. Fury starts off on the unlikeable side, but she becomes more reflective and sympathetic as the game progresses. And while the world she explores may not be up to the graphical standards of its peers -- not much imagination has been put into details such as posters, cars, and architecture -- the ruins and rubble successfully convey a sense of desolation and post-human emptiness.

On the subject of peers, avid gamers will likely notice plenty of similarities shared with other popular action series, including God of War and Dark Souls. The designers clearly aren't afraid to let their influences show. That said, the combat's still fun and satisfying, mostly because it requires a good deal of skill, even on the easiest difficulty setting. There are also more original mechanics and elements, like Fury's ability to switch Hollows. This changes the color of her glowing hair and gives her new powers both in battle and in how she moves around the world. These powers mesh well with those that have been borrowed from other games. Boss battles can perhaps be a little too unforgiving at times, and environment-based traversal puzzles provide so few clues that it's easy to get stuck wondering how to proceed for lengthy periods of time, but players looking for a little challenge and a subtly retro vibe will probably have plenty of fun -- especially if they've played the first two entries in the series and want to see how everything ends. Darksiders III doesn't push any boundaries, but it's fun, and sometimes that's all a game needs to be.

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