Microsoft Xbox 360 (PC, PS3)
ESRB rating: Mature
Review rating: 5.0 stars
Many gamers were pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoyed playing the original "Darksiders." While it may not introduce many new game play elements, the title does combine several gaming styles and features into a fun and exciting package. Now "Darksiders 2" has been unleashed upon the gaming masses, and dealing death as a horseman of the apocalypse has never been more fun!
Players took on the role of War in the first game, and the sequel casts them as his cursed brother, Death. When War is punished for doing his job too well, it's up to The Grim Reaper to save his brother by resurrecting humanity (ironic, don't you think?). To accomplish this, Death must first visit the World Tree. But to do that, he must rekindle a great forge's cauldron, ask the help of a mighty golem, destroy an even mightier golem, collect numerous items here and there, etc. ... you know ... typical fantasy hero work.