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Darksiders II  



Reviewed: 9/10: Superb
( xbox360 version reviewed )





4:00 PM on 08.21.2012

Giving credit where credit is due: A developer's plea

Last week, a Darksiders II developer posted comments on Twitter about being left out of the credits despite working on the game. Some joined his side, some ridiculed his outburst, but most ignored the issue altogether. Does t...

Andy Modrovich




1:00 PM on 08.17.2012

Missing features might be added to Darksiders II on PC

Last night, curiosity got the better of me and I nabbed Darksiders II on Steam. How is the PC version? Well, it ran, and I was able to change the resolution -- but that's about it, frankly. Sadly, it sounds like some players ...

Jordan Devore




6:00 PM on 08.15.2012

Darksiders II crossing over with Metalocalypse on Friday

The popular Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse will feature a crossover collaboration with Death from Darksiders II this coming Friday. Now that's totally #darksiders2. The spot will air during the Metalocalypse marathon this F...

Jim Sterling




1:31 PM on 08.15.2012

Darksiders devs speak out on not being credited (Update)

[Update: In addition to a response from Vigil Games' general manager, I received an email from an ex-Vigil employee who worked on game for 2+ years but did not receive credit. He says he's not the only one. Updates are after ...

Allistair Pinsof




11:00 AM on 08.14.2012

Review: Darksiders II

Every now and then, a game comes along that seems to have the right stuff -- it's got an unforgettable visual style, a quality studio, a respectable marketing budget, and the kind of gameplay that should go over damn well wit...

Jim Sterling




7:00 PM on 08.10.2012

Darksiders II launch event to include prizes and Death

Darksiders II will be releasing next week and to help welcome in this new post-apocalypse, THQ is going to bring fans what they have been waiting for: Death and neat prizes! If you happen to live near the West Hollywood ...

Jason Cabral




2:30 PM on 08.09.2012

THQ sends literal death threat to celebrate Darksiders II

No sooner had I put the finishing touches on the upcoming review for Darksiders II than this ... thing arrived. I would like you all to serve as witnesses in the event of my disappearance, because I am fairly certain this can...

Jim Sterling




12:00 PM on 08.07.2012

Final Darksiders II trailer gets to know Death

THQ has released the last gameplay trailer for Darksiders II before its launch next week. The video, titled "Know Death," is narrated by the skull-masked misery-guts himself, as Death provides his perspective on the latest D...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 08.07.2012

Darksiders II has New Game Plus, survival mode

Vigil Games is keen on keeping you playing Darksiders II beyond the main game, and has two tricks up its sleeve to extend your investment. Beating the game unlocks a New Game + mode, which allows you to carry over Death's equ...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 08.05.2012

Darksiders II Collector's Edition Unboxing

THQ cobbled together an extra Darksiders II Collector's Edition from bits and pieces of the dead, allowing Destructoid to show you what it looks like a little bit. I unbox it with a really inconvenient camera angle because t...

Jim Sterling




9:30 PM on 08.03.2012

Latest Darksiders II trailer is all emotional and stuff

The top YouTube comment for this video says, "Man, that girl from Dead Island ends up on all the worst vacations." That got me. The newest CG trailer for Darksiders II isn't exactly pulling a Dead Island, but its simila...

Brett Zeidler




11:00 AM on 07.27.2012

If you buy Darksiders II, there may be a Darksiders III

Haydn Dalton, Lead Programmer at Vigil Games is ready and raring to go for Darksiders III. The only problem is, Darksiders II hasn't launched yet, and he needs a hefty amount of sales to greenlight his next project. He specif...

Chris Carter




1:30 PM on 07.25.2012

Darksiders II gets its first full gameplay trailer

After ten billion years of pre-rendered videos and developer diaries, Darksiders II gets its first all-gameplay trailer featuring nothing but footage from the software itself. It only took until less than a month before laun...

Jim Sterling




12:00 PM on 07.20.2012

Darksiders II soundtrack preview featuring Jesper Kyd

Does that name sound familiar? While Jesper Kyd didn't score the original Darksiders (that was Cris Velasco, Mike Regan, and Scott Morton), you may recognize his name from such titles as Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, and the...

Jayson Napolitano




1:30 PM on 07.19.2012

Vigil discusses the near-limitless loot of Darksiders II

I'm a sucker for loot. Who doesn't like loot? Bad people don't like loot. The addition of boundless gear in Darksiders II is one of the aspects I'm most excited about, and I love that Vigil's committed to putting a lot more ...

Jim Sterling




5:00 PM on 07.06.2012

Darksiders II: Death's Door digital comic now on sale

Darksiders II: Death's Door is now available to purchase exclusively from Dark Horse's digital store. The first issue will set you back $0.99, and can be obtained for both iOS and Android devices.  "Death’s mission...

Jim Sterling




11:00 AM on 06.29.2012

Darksiders II delivers its last sermon

Here be a live-action trailer for Darksiders II. It's been floating around for a few weeks, but this is the "extended cut," so there's even more live-action stuff for us to hate on because everybody hates live-action trailers.  There's really not much left to say about the game itself. I'm just impatiently tapping my foot until I finally get hold of the thing. Any day now would be fine, THQ!

Jim Sterling




11:00 AM on 05.23.2012

War and Death battle it out in Darksiders II

Whoa hold the phone! War and Death fighting each other?! That would be a cool plot twist, but it's not as it seems. The War you see there is actually someone named Crowfather, disguised as War, and you come across him right a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




12:00 PM on 05.17.2012

Death strikes again in new Darksiders II trailer

A while ago, THQ released a Darksiders II trailer in which Death jumps around and hits stuff. Here's part two, with Death jumping around even more and hitting even more stuff. He also turns into the Grim Reaper, which jumps around and hits stuff. Cool.  I'm pumped enough for the game and can't wait to get my salty digits on it. Looking forward to it indeedy-do!

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 05.10.2012

Darksiders II developers contemplate the nature of Death

THQ has released a new video featuring members of the development team at Vigil Games working on Darksiders II as they offer insight into the setting and plot of the games. If you haven't played the first title&nbs...

Conrad Zimmerman




11:30 AM on 04.18.2012

Darksiders II delayed to August

THQ has announced that Darksiders II will be pushed back from June to August, allowing Vigil more time to polish the final product. A more solid release date will be revealed in the next few days.  The publisher has pree...

Jim Sterling




1:00 PM on 03.26.2012

Preview: Darksiders II is inspired by the best there is

Though I never brought myself to complete the first Darksiders, I did enjoy it for the length that I played. It was nothing phenomenal in its own right, but it was still a fun experience, due to retaining enough good ins...

Ryan Perez




11:00 AM on 03.23.2012

Death gets dramatic in this Darksiders II trailer

Man, THQ sure loves those Darksiders II trailers. Here's another one, apparently the first of several cinematic videos in which Death jumps about and hits stuff with ludicrous oversized weaponry. Like you'd expect.  No ...

Jim Sterling




7:00 PM on 03.14.2012

Check out Death's world in this Darksiders II video

Here's a video of Vigil Games chatting about the world it's created for Darksiders II. You'll get to learn a little bit about the concept for certain locations, as well hear a lot of boasting about how huge the environment is. Apparently if the first game was the Moon, this is Earth. Oooh! Still really looking forward to this sucker, so I've nothing to add. What about you lot?

Jim Sterling




12:30 PM on 03.05.2012

Darksiders II preorders upgraded to 'Limited Editions'

If you've preordered Darksiders II, you'll be getting a bit more than you've expected, with THQ revealing that any copy reserved prior to release shall become a Limited Edition version at no extra charge.  The Limited Ed...

Jim Sterling




4:30 PM on 02.14.2012

Darksiders 2 launches June 26, pre-order stuff revealed

THQ has revealed that Darksiders II is coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on June 26. Huzzah! It's also revealed the various pre-order bonuses available at different retails. Huh ... zuuuhr.  Without further ado, here's the ...

Jim Sterling




9:20 AM on 02.01.2012

Darksiders prequel novel and lore bible incoming

Videogames love prequel novels, and Darksiders is no exception. Random House is publishing Darksiders: The Abomination Vault in May, set to coincide with the release of Darksiders II. According to the PR machine, the book wil...

Jim Sterling




1:30 PM on 01.25.2012

Death is EVERYWHERE in this terrifying Darksiders II vid

Yesterday, THQ released a new trailer for Darksiders II, showcasing Death's presence and influence throughout human history. A few people thought that the trailer was funny, since Death's mask had been stuck onto a bunch of ...

Jim Sterling




1:15 PM on 01.24.2012

Death is eternal in new Darksiders II trailer

Here's a grim, brooding trailer for Darksiders II, bigging up its grim, brooding protagonist. I am so stoked for this game it's not even funny.  If you haven't already, check out Wesley's great preview of the game. He got to check it out in detail, and seemed suitably impressed. Can't argue with that!

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 01.24.2012

Preview: Darksiders II

At the end of Darksiders, War looked to the skies and saw his brothers, the remaining Horsemen, plummeting to Earth to reunite with the resurrected hero. It was a befitting ending, and one that built hope for where the ser...

Wesley Ruscher




11:00 AM on 01.23.2012

Diddling with a Darksiders II Death Mask

An ominous package recently arrived, containing occult and forbidden artifacts from realms beyond our darkest imagination. Either that, or THQ popped a pretend mask in the mail and I filmed myself doing something dumb with it.  Either way, this is a video of some stuff that happened pertaining to Darksiders II. What fun!

Jim Sterling




9:40 AM on 01.20.2012

Death rises in this new Darksiders II video

Here's a new trailer for Darksiders II, in which the lads at Vigil talk about creating a brand new horseman for the sequel. They discuss the differences between Death and War, detail his playstyle, and give us a look at his ...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 12.12.2011

Death lives in Darksiders II teaser trailer

Here's a dramatic teaser trailer for Darksiders II, which debuted at some weird televised frat party this past weekend. Strangely, it eluded our coverage, but as the resident Darksiders geek, I have made sure to get it poste...

Jim Sterling




9:20 AM on 08.18.2011

Get moody with these Darksiders II screens

THQ has spunked out some lovely Darksiders II screens for your arousal. It features zombie kings, giant bugs, and Death's rotting horse, Despair. What a cheerful little name.  As a big fan of the original Darksiders, thi...

Jim Sterling




3:30 PM on 07.19.2011

Even more skulls in this Darksiders II extended trailer

Hamza's preview of Darksiders II left me pretty excited with all that talk about RPG elements and a lack of QTEs, but I noticed that at least one of you thought this game needed more skulls and bones. So here's an extended trailer for Darksiders II that has skulls, bones, and an all-new voiceover that explains what the hell is going on. No Crips or Illuminati though.

Maurice Tan




11:00 AM on 07.19.2011

Death comes for all in Darksiders II

Death isn't happy. His fellow horseman of the Apocalypse, War, was wrongly accused and imprisoned for bringing about the fall of mankind before it was foretold. Death knows that War is a by the books kind of guy and that ther...

Hamza CTZ Aziz








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