publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-6
Dark Souls: Remastered is an enhanced edition of the 2011's Dark Souls. Initially, the game was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC Windows. After nearly seven years the game has been released in the remastered edition, i.a. on PC, PS4 and etc.. In practice, the game has been improved mainly in terms of its visuals and now offers high resolution of textures and smoother animations. Players who own Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PC Windows to enjoy 4K resolution and stable 60 FPS. At the same time, Dark Souls: Remastered is the first full-fledged installment in the series for mobile devices, as the game has been also released on Switch – players can select between the stationery (1080p 30FPS) and portable modes (720p). All versions of the game offer a multiplayer mode for up to six players.
Dark Souls: Remastered is an action RPG set in a dark fantasy world inspired by multiple themes such as knights, kings, death, dungeons, fire, and chaos. Unlike the previous game created by From Software, in Dark Souls the world is not divided into separate levels. Instead, players can freely travel between different areas and reach any spot they see on their screen. This way the developers have increased the importance of exploration and designed more complex locations (both horizontally and vertically wise). During the game, players once again get to traverse dark castle corridors and abandoned dungeons with no detailed maps at their disposal.
In Dark Souls: Remastered, players can experience mechanics very similar to those featured in Demon's Souls. One starts the game from creating his or her own character – you can choose the character's sex, appearance, name, and class. The last element is not binding, as you can develop your character in any way you see fit with no restrictions.
During the game, players are bound to use multiple weapons. Each one grants the main protagonist unique attacks and character animations; nonetheless, players need to remember that all this depends on the main protagonist's proficiency with a given weapon and whether they decide to wield it in one or both hands. Developers have also improved the physics engine, which allows you to gain a tactical advantage over different enemies. Moreover, the protagonist wields magic (spells and miracles). In order to purchase new equipment and earn experience, players need to gather souls from the eliminated foes.
The multiplayer mode plays a major role in Dark Souls: Remastered for PC, PS4 and etc. – players can cooperate after summoning each other to get help, compete against one another, and watch other players' deaths in the form of messages they leave behind after falling in battle. This way the player learns a bit more about the surrounding universe. This also allows you to affect the fate of another player – by implementing this mechanic the developers wanted to recreate the atmosphere of old RPGs (e.g. Dragon Quest), in which players were playing separately, however, they could share their experiences.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290X or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon HD 7870 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit