This game looks and plays like a big-name console game. Extraordinary graphics and relentless action? Darkness Rises delivers. Customisable characters from different classes with extensive fashion options? No problem. Monsters so scary you’ll want to hide behind the sofa? That too. It even uses British voice actors.
Combat is fast, fluid and strategic: your best attacks and powers have different cooldown times, so you can’t just do the medieval equivalent of run-and-gun. If you’re going to survive, you’ll need to choose your weapons carefully.
We particularly liked Soul Link, where you can take control of monsters to put the odds firmly in your favour.
Darkness Rises is a big game: on top of the main story, there are daily and weekly missions. You can play solo, as a duo, in a four-player Raid or in player versus player mode. Get stuck in.