Dark Souls II is a third-person action adventure title designed around challenging dungeons filled with deadly enemies and traps typically capable of making short work of unwary players. Like the first title released in 2011, Dark Souls II is regarded as a spiritual successor to From Software's Demon's Souls complete with character creation where players can customize their appearance and choose from one of eight starting classes.

Defeating enemies roaming the various areas of Drangleic will yield souls that players can use to upgrade various character attributes. These attributes factor into the weapon upgrade system, where different upgrade trees favor different sets of attributes. The player has the freedom to decide how to allocate their upgrades based on the weapons and/or the play style they wish to use.

Combat is conducted in real time, where players can attack with equipped weapons and spells while dodging, blocking or countering deadly attacks. Mastering enemy and boss encounters will require skillful leveraging of all these abilities!

Players can also tap into the online multiplayer component integrated into the levels of Dark Souls II themselves for co-operative or competitive play. PvP is further enhanced by "invasions" led by players into other players' games. In Dark Souls II, invading players can even disguise themselves as parts of the environment for additional challenge.

[edit] Hardware Info

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • CPU: AMD® Phenom II™ X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel® Pentium Core ™ 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • HDD: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® (or equivalent) recommended


Neoseeker's Game of the Year 2014 Nominee Spotlight: Dark Souls II

... and it'll only be gettting better in 2015 with Scholar of the First Sin's release

Jan 10 at 2:00am, by Rory Young | 12 comments
Expanded Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin comes to PS4, X1, PC, 360 and PS3 on April 7, 2015

Is this the end of Dark Souls II, or just the start of its next chapter?

Nov 25 at 2:29am, by Rory Young | 10 comments
Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King DLC gets very small delay, pushed back a week

Update Now set for September 30 in North America, Europe

Sep 23, 2014, by Lydia Sung | 5 comments
Dark Souls II TGS assets for Crown of the Ivory King tease an icy nightmare

It's a good thing nothing in this world seems to have a beating heart

Sep 19, 2014, by Rory Young | 7 comments

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