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UK Publisher: Namco
US Publisher: Namco
Developer: From Software
Age Rating: ESRB Mature | PEGI 16
It took a petition to bring From Software's beautiful, merciless RPG to the PC, and when it finally arrived it was with no bells, not a single whistle, and saddled to the bloated corpse of Games For Windows Live - the PC equivalent of horse meat. It's to Dark Souls' eternal credit that none of that matters - or that it doesn't matter enough.
Like its spiritual predecessor (Demon's Souls), this is an unforgiving game that asks for your commitment, your eroded gaming skills and for a willingness to learn, and rewards your dedication with an intoxicating feeling of accomplishment and discovery.
Innovation abounds in the various online options, which are woven into the fabric of the single-player adventure rather than being accessible from a separate menu screen. But it's the world that impresses most; a dying Medieval kingdom that holds its secrets close to its heart, retaining a great deal of mystery even now.
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