Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (Windows)

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die is an expanded version of the console game Dark Souls. Next to the original gameplay it adds in additional content slip-streamed into the main game:
  • General gameplay tweaks
  • Multiplayer arena as a training ground for online PvP battles: duels (one versus one), team battles (two versus two) and four-player FFA matches
  • New bosses (Black Dragon, Sanctuary Guardian, Artorias of the Abyss)
  • New enemies (Wooden scarecrows, Chained Prisoner, Stone Knight)
  • New NPCs (Hawkeye Gough, Elizabeth)
  • New weapons and armor
  • Oolacile as a new area, split up into four smaller sections
For the PC platform this is the first release of the game.

New content was also made available on PS3 and X360 as a separate DLC item titled Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss.


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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Windows Heavy melee fighter may send foes flying into the air
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4Players.de Aug 24, 2012 92 out of 100 92
Anime News Network Sep 05, 2012 A- 91
RPG Site Sep 09, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Factornews Sep 14, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Sep 30, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Sep 08, 2012 85 out of 100 85
PCActu Sep 05, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Sep 25, 2012 68 out of 100 68
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 16, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Over Online Sep 21, 2012 40 out of 100 40


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Sciere (330422) added Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (Windows) on Sep 15, 2012
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