Darksiders 2 allows you to take control of the Horseman Death’s destiny, setting the game in the same time period as the original Darksiders, yet from Death’s perspective. You are one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and wield power known unto no mortal being, your name striking fear in to the hearts of men. However, such power will always come at a price, and you have set out to restore balance amongst the world and clear your brother War’s name, who has been accused of prematurely bringing about the Apocalypse. Journey through and explore vast terrain whilst on your quest to restore your brother’s honour, with a varied array of weapons and armour to aid you.
The features of this game have dramatically improved since the original, for the bigger and the better, with astounding and vibrant graphics. The maps within this game have at least doubled in size since its predecessor, as well as more articulate weapon and armour upgrade systems. Alongside this, there are more puzzles to solve, as well as more dungeons to challenge both your wits and strength. There are also more extensive customisations and upgrades to explore with your character, with skill trees to grow through to fully enhance your capabilities. To help you against this game’s much more formidable enemies, fighting styles have also been improved. There are better combat combinations and weapons, such as your signature twin scythes which can fuse in to one given the right combo, as well as an alternative giant hammer to truly decimate your opponents. This is combined with your gear and gadgets, such as the Ghost Hook, which can all be used against your foes to bring about your ultimate victory.
Ride forth through the regions of Heaven, Hell and the Earth itself to restore balance and defend your brother War, at all costs. With Death, you could bring about the end… or the beginning.