developer: Gunfire Games
publisher: THQ Nordic / Nordic Games
Game mode: single player
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition is an enhanced edition of Darksiders II, bringing forth more than a number of game improvements, but also all DLCs and expansions released to date. The production was released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One by Nordic Games - the current owner of the franchise after the THQ company went bankrupt.
Story-wise, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for PC, PS4 and XONE is not different from the base game. You play as Death – one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – trying to help a brother of his, War, who got into some serious trouble. As you begin to fight your way through the spirit world, you not only strive to uncover the overlaying intrigue, but also deal with the protagonist’s own problems and weaknesses. Moreover, you can do various missions and side quests that complement the main story and the setting.
Just as the original game, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for PC, PS4 and XONE puts much emphasis on spectacular combat in vast locations that you can explore on the back of your horse (or on foot). Some of the acrobatic moves the protagonist can use must be first unlocked along with new special skills gained by the player over time.
It is noteworthy that the enhanced edition works much smoother than the original production, therefore your protagonist’s acrobatics look even more impressive. Furthermore, the graphics look significantly better. The updated version has more detailed textures of both characters and environments, enhanced animations, more realistic lighting and weather effects. Sounds and music have remained unchanged.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7 3770 3.5 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce GTX 260 or better, 13 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz/AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9800 GT or better, 13 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista(SP1)/7/8/10