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It’s yet again time for another Retro Ad Replay! This is the series where we take a trip back in time to reminisce and celebrate the anniversary of some of the most significant moments in gaming. If you find yourself wanting more content like this, be sure to visit Mandatory.com.
In this January 5 edition of Retro Ad Replay, we’re heading back 10 years in time to when the first Darksiders game launched for Xbox 360 and PS3. January 5, 2010 was the day that humans were plunged into the world of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Taking on the role of War, players had to channel their inner warrior as they explored a post-apocalyptic world where angels and demons battle for domination. The ultimate goal of restoring balance to the world is a mighty task and Darksiders acts as a worthy introduction.
The Darksiders GameRevolution review was published a day before launch, on January 4, presumably thanks to a confident and generous review embargo. Our reviewer liked what they played, giving the game a 4/5. They praised the game for it being “an adventure game for men, not elves,” having “lots of hardcore/old school shout-outs,” “a lot of color for a dark game,” and also the “voice of the Joker.”
Darksiders is a title that takes a lot of bold risks and almost all of them pay off, but it’s not without its share of technical issues. While it may have the drive to run with the big dogs, it lacks the final polish that one would hope for. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for something adventurous that’s a little more grown-up than an elf boy in green tights, War is your man.
At the time of writing, up until January 9, PC players can get Darksiders Warmastered Edition and Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition for free through the Epic Games Store.
Take a look at the trailer for Darksiders Warmastered Edition below: