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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. People really like the graphics and gameplay. The design and multi player mode also get good feedback, but the story and controls get mixed opinions. Many are critical about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Stefan 'Desslock' Janicki (

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Review


Refreshingly novel, challenging, and addicting, but a technical mess.

Incredibly deep and precise melee combat; fantastic world design; unconventional multiplayer features

Perfunctory port using Games for Windows Live; multiplayer griefing; difficulty isn't adjustable

I have to say, I'm blown away that the resolution patch came out the same day as Dark Souls did -- especially since the release happened a day earlier than Namco Bandai said it would. Time will tell if it works properly the entire way through, but if...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Duff (

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition


If you were to poll modern gamers and ask them to pick the most difficult game in recent memory, chances are that Namco Bandai's Dark Souls would garner a very large amount of responses. The action-RPG game, which is the spiritual successor to 2009's...

Dark Souls makes me sad and I don’t mean because of its grueling difficulty.. Don’t get me wrong, the game itself is an awesome experience but there are some serious, yet simple, roadblocks to overcome in order to enjoy it on the PC and quite frankly,...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Brian Mardiney (

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition



Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Kyri Patarou (

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Review


To say Dark Souls has been eagerly awaited would be an understatement. Touted as one of the best RPGs of all time, Dark Souls' brand of merciless innovation and brutal dynamism has been paraded about, not least of all by console warriors, as the...

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Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Adam S (

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition


Dark Souls is a vast open-world role-playing game with an intriguing fantasy setting and an exceptional challenge. It was one of the most revered

More so than many other games, Dark Souls is something that is difficult to adequately explain second-hand, and you really need to play for yourself to feel how satisfying its many moving parts connect into an unforgettable game. The Prepare to Die...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Jason Pitruzzello (

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition- PC


My console colleagues have had a lot of good things to say about Dark Souls. It's been praised for its difficulty, its multiplayer, and its terror-inducing gameplay. While games such as Skyrim are designed to be friendly to new players and scale their...

So, should you play it? I had considered preparing a longer rant about the game’s problems and perks, but I think I can boil its entertainment value down into a succinct set of criteria. Are you very proficient with a controller? Do you like Games for...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Carolyn Petit (

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Review


One of the greatest games of recent years makes its way to the PC with Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.

A captivating world that's thrilling to explore ; Challenging and exhilarating combat ; Incredible enemies and bosses ; Fleeting interactions with other players make for memorable and meaningful multiplayer ; Some great new content for this release

New player-vs-player arena is disappointing ; Some PC-specific technical issues

The stakes can be high as you venture through Dark Souls, making your determination to survive and persevere that much greater. As you vanquish enemies, you collect souls, which can be spent to level up your character, or to purchase items and services...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Jeff Buckland (

Dark Souls PC Review


Gamers need to be careful what they wish for. In the last year, the PC gaming community has been asking Namco to put together a PC port of Dark Souls, the intensely difficult medieval action-RPG by Japanese developer From Software. Earlier this year,...

It's unfortunate that I have to attach so many caveats and if-thens in order to recommend Dark Souls on PC, but those that meet the requirements (and I'm not talking about computer specs) will find this one of the deepest and most enjoyable games...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Drew "Frustrated Fury" Leachman (

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Review


Are you prepared to die? Dark Souls comes to PC and is just as brutal as its console brethren.

Rewarding gameplay ; Good RPG elements ; Interesting world ; Unique multiplayer

Minimal PC optimization ; GFWL has not gotten better ; Difficulty can become frustrating ; Mouse and keyboard controls fall short

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Review


Die again (and again) in the PC port of Dark Souls.

With its high difficulty, punitive checkpoint system, and trial-and-error gameplay, Dark Souls isn't for everyone. But with the Prepare to Die Edition, PC gamers finally have a version of Dark Souls to call their own, and longtime fans of the game have...