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Description

In the Kingdom of Lothric, the pilgrims go on their journey towards certain death... And then the Fire fades. The Lords of Cinder, fallen heroes who have linked the First Flame in the past, are now missing. And it is up to a lone Unkindled to hunt them down and bring them back to their thrones at Firelink Shrine...

Dark Souls III is the fourth entry in the Souls franchise (with Demon's Souls being the spiritual predecessor to the series). There are many references to the previous entries scattered throughout the game, such as old NPCs, familiar places and items, and so on.

The gameplay remains true to the series (particularly to the first Dark Souls game), despite also having clear influences from Bloodborne. The player starts the game by choosing one of the 10 available classes, being able to customize the appearance of the character to their liking. The flow of the game is clearly faster than the first Dark Souls game, though not as fast-paced as Bloodborne - there is still the need for planned out blocking and dodging, while waiting for your chance to counterattack. Also available is the regular host of weapons and armor to choose from, allowing for a very high level of replayability. The level design also remains true to the series, with several interconnected paths and secrets spread throughout. The covenant system is back along with the multiplayer mode, where players can interact in the same fashion as before, with invasions and co-op. One of the new additions to the game is the Weapon Arts system. This mechanic allows the player to have a specific stance for each of the weapons encountered in the game, being able to unleash a special movement with them by spending FP points (which are also used for casting magic, like in Demon’s Souls). This new system only adds to the depth of the game, paving the way for even more diverse character creation.

Screenshots

Dark Souls III Windows I really don't think he just wants to say hi...
Dark Souls III Windows An enemy straight from the original Dark Souls.
Dark Souls III Xbox One Character creation screen.
Dark Souls III Xbox One Just starting out.

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Alternate Titles

  • "黑暗靈魂III" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "黑暗之魂III" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "ダークソウル III" -- Japanese spelling
  • "다크 소울 III" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Be sure to bring more souls! Windows Unicorn Lynx (181446)

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 4 Apr 04, 2016 19 out of 20 95
PC Gamer Windows Apr 04, 2016 94 out of 100 94
Link Cable Gaming PlayStation 4 May 09, 2016 9.3 out of 10 93
Games Finder PlayStation 4 Jul 31, 2016 9 out of 10 90
RPG Site Windows Apr 04, 2016 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 04, 2016 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr 04, 2016 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (Germany) (IDG/Webedia) PlayStation 4 Apr 04, 2016 85 out of 100 85
Archaic.fr Xbox One Dec 02, 2020 Unscored Unscored
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 4 Apr 07, 2016 Unscored Unscored

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Awards

  • Steam Awards
    • 2016 — The 'Love/Hate Relationship' Award — Won
    • 2017 — The 'Haunts My Dreams' Award — Nominated

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