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Darksiders Genesis

4.4 out of 5
16 User Ratings
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The same frenetic gameplay, now from an isometric view... Play as the final member of the Four Horseman and experience epic hack and slash action with your Darksiders Genesis Steam PC key.
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About Darksiders Genesis

About this game

Developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic.

Experience the Darksiders franchise from a unique perspective as you embark on a story before the events of the mainline title. Take control of the fourth horseman, Strife, and the protagonist for the original series, War, as you embark on a quest to stop LUCIFER's evil plan to overtake the Balance!

Before the Main Franchise

Explore the world before the events of the mainline titles with DARKSIDERS GENESIS, as you'll play two protagonists: Strife, the fourth and final Horseman, and War, the protagonist from the main series!

Change Characters

Change between Strife's fast-paced shooting and War's signature hack 'n' slash abilities as you engage in frenetic in a new perspective and direction for the DARKSIDERS franchise!

Take a Friend

Explore the narrative with a friend, as each of you will take control of one of the protagonists of the game! Raze Hell with a friend and protect the Balance from Lucifer's evil attempt at destroying it. Play co-op with a friend for the first time in the franchise's history.

Grow in Strength

Gain new powers and abilities as you advance through the game! Attain new items, abilities, weapon enhancements, creature cores, and more as you progress!

Game Details

Release Date:
December 05, 2019
Developer:
Airship Syndicate
Publisher:
THQ Nordic
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Darksiders
Genres:
Action
Hack and Slash

Adventure

RPG
Theme:
Isometric
Play Style:
Top-Down
Collections:
Top Down RPG
Isometric RPG
Features:
Online MultiPlayer
Local MultiPlayer

Online Coop

Local Coop

SharedSplit Screen

Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz) or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Preliminary System requirements

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2 GHz)/AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2 GHz) or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Preliminary System requirements

Critic Reviews

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85 / 100
"Despite some hokey voice acting and a few technical quibbles, Darksiders: Genesis manages to be every bit as significant to the franchise as the mainline games."
80 / 100
"Although the concept of a "Diablo spinoff for the Darksiders series" had the potential to just be a big bowl of wrong, the mad men and women at Airship Syndicate pulled it off."
82 / 100
"Thanks to relatable heroes and streamlined gameplay, this isometric Hack & Slay is a blessing for the slightly worn Darksiders series."
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Darksiders Genesis Statistics

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Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
2.27%
Easy
9.09%
Just Right
79.55%
Tough
4.55%
Unforgiving
4.55%
Relax & enjoy! 79.55%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
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Played It
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Halfway
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Beat It
46%
Conquered It
32%
Completionist! 32%  of players have Conquered It

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~40 Hours
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>= 80 Hours
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5.56% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Darksiders Genesis User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 16 ratings
76% of users would recommend this.
4.4

User Ratings Breakdown

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Average Joe
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Great top down action packed game! Plenty of button mashing perfect for PC or Steamdeck play!
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Recommended

Rockawella
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The game surprised me very pleasantly... I'm enjoying my time in that universe very much, and will do so in the coming days/weeks.
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Recommended

Hiro
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Great spin off game from the Darksiders series.
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good

Fanatical User
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Darksiders Genesis is a great new direction for a series known for its many different directions. While its isometric view may conjure thoughts of loot-centric action-RPGs along the lines of Diablo or Path of Exile, rest assured this is a Darksiders game, through and through. It’s an action-adventure complete with hard-hitting combat, dungeon diving, exploration, and more than a few “Press B to Brutally Murder” executions. What it lacks in Blizzard-level polish it makes up for with a respectable amount of content. Most importantly, though, is how Genesis manages to be just as fun at the start of its solo and co-op campaign as it is at the end thanks to a wide variety of enemies, well-thought-out character progression, and smart level design that encourages and rewards thorough exploration of its expansive environments. As the name implies, Genesis takes place at the beginning of Darksiders lore, centuries upon centuries before the apocalyptic events of the first game. The overarching plot is pretty standard fare and functions mostly just to give the playable pair of characters, War and Strife, reasons to visit a location, kill a big bad demon, collect a magic trinket, turn off a poison faucet, and so on for the duration of its 15-hour campaign and compelling New Game+ (called Apocalyptic difficulty). The real star of Genesis’s story is the dynamic between its two main characters. The witty and snarky Strife is the perfect foil to the straight-laced and duty-bound War, and their pairing immediately brings to mind the dynamic and chemistry of Peter Quill and Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy. There’s some genuinely funny interactions between the two, but also some heartfelt moments as they both cope with the guilt stemming from their betrayal of the Nephilim during the War for Eden, along with some deeper-rooted (figurative) demons. These emotional highs are particularly resonant thanks to stellar voice acting from Liam O’Brien and Chris Jai Alex as War and Strife, respectively.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 11% of GameFAQs users said Darksiders Genesis is Simple or Easy. 80% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 9% of GameFAQs users said Darksiders Genesis is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ACB, Darksiders Genesis is suitable for players aged 15 and above.
Yes, Darksiders Genesis is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz) or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Preliminary System requirements
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2 GHz)/AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2 GHz) or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Preliminary System requirements
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 26 hours. 94% of users played Darksiders Genesis for over 12 hours.
79% of critics on Metacritic recommend Darksiders Genesis. The Metascore is 77 out of 100.
76% of Fanatical users recommend Darksiders Genesis. The average review score is 4.4/5
Yes, 76% of Fanatical users and 79% of critics on Metacritic recommend Darksiders Genesis.
Darksiders Genesis was released on December 05, 2019
Darksiders Genesis is published by THQ Nordic
Darksiders Genesis was developed by Airship Syndicate
Fanatical users tagged Darksiders Genesis as Action, Hack and Slash, Adventure, and RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Darksiders Genesis as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Darksiders Genesis as Hack and Slash
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Darksiders Genesis as Adventure

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