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Name: Dark Souls 3
Release date: April 12, 2016
Platforms: PC, XBOX ONE, PS4
Genre: RPG

Description

Dark Souls 3 is an action RPG developed by From Software and a sequel to Dark Souls 2. It is set in the kingdom of Lothric, where age of darkness is rising and the undead tread forth from their tombs. This can stop if heroes rise and rekindle the First Flame, keeping Darkness at bay. You play as the Ashen One, an Undead hero of the previous ages who saved the world before, and is called to duty once again, to go and rekindle life against hordes of darkness.

The gameplay is basically similar to previous Dark Souls titles - you play from third-person, wielding a variety of weapons from swords through shields to greatswords. You must then fight enemies in a difficult, unforgiving combat, that relies on positioning of the player. The player also can use magic.

Recommendation

Dark Souls 3 was an overall great sequel to the already acclaimed Dark Souls 2. In it, you can visit beautiful vistas, fight with interesting weapon combos and slay hundreds of unique enemies that challenge the player. The games are notorious for its unforgiving difficulty, so if you're a casual player, you might be discouraged by that fact. It suffered quite the performance issues when it was first released, and those have somewhat been fixed with patches. We still recommend a beefy PC to enjoy the game fully, though.

Metacritics Rating: 89 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 40-80 h

Our recommendation

If you like Dark Souls or just want to enjoy a tough hack'n slash RPG, this one is for you.

Description

Dark Souls 3 is an action RPG developed by From Software and a sequel to Dark Souls 2. It is set in the kingdom of Lothric, where age of darkness is rising and the undead tread forth from their tombs. This can stop if heroes rise and rekindle the First Flame, keeping Darkness at bay. You play as the Ashen One, an Undead hero of the previous ages who saved the world before, and is called to duty once again, to go and rekindle life against hordes of darkness.

The gameplay is basically similar to previous Dark Souls titles - you play from third-person, wielding a variety of weapons from swords through shields to greatswords. You must then fight enemies in a difficult, unforgiving combat, that relies on positioning of the player. The player also can use magic.

Recommendation

Dark Souls 3 was an overall great sequel to the already acclaimed Dark Souls 2. In it, you can visit beautiful vistas, fight with interesting weapon combos and slay hundreds of unique enemies that challenge the player. The games are notorious for its unforgiving difficulty, so if you're a casual player, you might be discouraged by that fact. It suffered quite the performance issues when it was first released, and those have somewhat been fixed with patches. We still recommend a beefy PC to enjoy the game fully, though.

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Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

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What does it add?

It adds an about 5-6 hour long storyline. It is set in a Painted World of Ariandel, a castle in snowy mountains, whose haunting history provides many options to slay new foes. It also adds a PvP, three-on-three multiplayer modes, which was well received. Along with that, it brings new gear, abilities, and combos. It was well received for its environment and enemies, while criticized for feeling short.

Buy this if:

  • You are buying the Season Pass or the Deluxe Edition anyway
  • You are intrigued by the Arena PvP mode
  • You want a new adventure in a new environment with new bosses

Key store price: 5.26 $
Traditional store price: 14.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 73
Release date: Oct 24, 2016
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

The Ringed City adds an about 8-9 hours long storyline about a city on the bottom of the world, built by the predecessors of humans, and a daemon prince. Adds new locations, enemies, and gear, and also new bosses. It has been well praised for its unique enemies and challenging and interesting encounters.

Buy this if:

  • You are buying the Season Pass or the Deluxe Edition anyway
  • You like an angel and demons themed storyline
  • You want a new adventure in a new environment with new bosses

Key store price: 9.55 $
Traditional store price: 14.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 82
Release date: Mar 28, 2017
Trailer: YouTube
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 59.99 $ 11.26 $
Season Pass PC, XONE, PS4 24.99 $ 12.30 $
Deluxe Edition PC, XONE, PS4 84.98 $ 19.82 $

Edition Chart

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  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
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