Darksiders II

Darksiders II


Wii U
Vigil Games


Game Rating

User Ratings: 95

Our Review: 8/10

Darksiders II News





  • Video Sit Back And Watch Darksiders: The Documentary For Free

    Something, something, dark side...

    With the Darksiders franchise due to make a triumphant return with Darksiders 3 later this year (a title, sadly, that isn't currently slated for Nintendo Switch), there's never been a better time to get to know the series, its origins, the downfall of original developer Vigil and its eventual revival. The...


  • News Listing Points to Darksiders Heading to Wii U

    Still a deathly silence from Nordic Games

    Back before E3 Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product Development Director and Executive Producer at Nordic Games, did something a bit unfashionable - he said the publisher was working on another Wii U release. His precise words were "I think Action Adventure fans will enjoy this a lot..." In that article...




  • News Darksiders 2 Slashing Its Way Back to the EU eShop

    Nordic Games "watching the Wii U situation"

    Last April, Nordic Games picked up several of THQ's IPs including the Darksiders series. After almost a year's absence, the Austrian publisher has returned Darksiders 2 to the European Wii U eShop; according to business and product developer Reinhard Pollice, it is still continuing to monitor what he...

  • Nintendo Download 27th February (Europe)

    AeternoBlade, fishy business, retro Wario, Senran Kagura and much more

    Monday morning means Download news time in Europe, and this week Nintendo has delivered a fairly lengthy list of options on the way. There are new titles on Wii U and 3DS as well as some retro VC options, while a variety of temporary and permanent discounts also arrive to tempt...


  • News Nordic Games Picks Up The Darksiders Franchise

    Red Faction, MX and Homeworld also find new homes

    Yesterday we reported that THQ had sold off most of its remaining assets to other parties, however it was not clear which ones had been picked up and which had fallen by the wayside. New information has come through today and we're very happy to inform you that the Darksiders franchise was salvaged...

  • News THQ Raises Nearly $7 million Auctioning Off Remaining IPs

    Has Vigil Games found a home?

    Back in January THQ sold off the majority of its assets resulting in most of its IPs being given new homes. Studios such as Volition, the developer behind the Saints Row franchise, were quickly snapped up, however, some failed to secure a deal such as Vigil Games, the team behind the Darksiders series. The remaining...


  • News Darksiders II to Disappear From The Wii U eShop After 31st March

    In Europe, at least

    Earlier today we reported on a rumour that Crytek USA may be interested in buying the Darksiders IP, as it's one of the franchises that's been left unclaimed in the sale of THQ's assets. That's a pity, as despite the odd frustrating section Darksiders II was a thoroughly decent action adventure title. In what seems to be a...

  • Rumour Vigil Co-founder Interested In Buying Darksiders IP

    Will the horsemen ride again?

    When THQ bit the dust a while back, Vigil Games was one of the companies which didn't get purchased. This seemed to spell the end of the popular Darksiders franchise. However, hope is not lost. It would appear that Crytek USA CEO David Adams has expressed an interest in purchasing the IP he and many members of his...


  • News THQ To Sell Majority Of Its Remaining IPs This April

    There's hope for Darksiders yet

    THQ auctioned off most of its assets last month, resulting in several studios and IPs being picked up by the highest bidders. Sadly, it appeared that the Darksiders franchise was dead and buried due to its studio, Vigil Games, not finding a suitable bidder. However, it looks as though there may still be hope for it...

  • News The Darksiders Series Looks To Be Over

    Sometimes all good things must come to an end

    A few weeks back THQ sold off its assets to the highest bidders. This lead to various THQ studios finding new homes; THQ Montreal for example is now a part of Ubisoft and Relic, the developer of Company of Heroes is now a branch of SEGA. However not all development studios found a new home, and as they...


  • News THQ President: Lack Of Vigil Buyer Is A "Travesty"

    There's still some hope for Darksiders

    This week saw the sad end of THQ, as the publisher sold off its assets at auction and closed its doors for the last time. SEGA, Koch Media, Crytek, Take-Two and Ubisoft all gathered around for the sale, taking with them most of its IPs and studios. One development team that unfortunately didn't get picked up...

  • News Platinum Games Is Interested In Acquiring The Darksiders Franchise

    A match made in heaven?

    Yesterday, we reported that THQ's time was up and the company's studios were being sold off to the highest bidders. One of the shocks of the process has been the fact that nobody has come forward to purchase Darksiders II studio Vigil Games. However, it would seem that there are interested parties out there. Platinum Games...


  • Feature 10 Essential Games For Your New Wii U

    Got a new system this Christmas? Try these must-have titles

    Assuming you've been very good this year, many of you will have been blessed with shiny new Wii U consoles today. There's only one thing better than finding a new gaming system under your Christmas tree, and that's actually playing on it - and we guessed you may be in need of some solid...


  • News THQ Enters Forebearance Agreement With Creditors

    Foreclosure delayed, for now

    THQ has been going through some difficult times lately. The developer currently has $16.4 million outstanding on its facility and two weeks ago it defaulted on a loan worth $50 million. Things were looking bleak, but it appears the company has entered into an agreement with the finance company Wells Fargo Capital Finance...




  • E3 2012 The Most Gorgeous Wii U Screenshots Yet

    See what Wii U can do

    We might not know exactly what's inside Wii U, but we can show you what comes out of the machine in these HD screenshots. We've pored over Nintendo's screenshots and picked out some of the most impressive shots just for you. Click any of the stills for a bigger view. Pikmin 3 Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Scribblenauts...


  • News Darksiders II on Wii U to be Available on 'Day One'

    Enhanced controls promised

    While a number of developers and high-profile games have tentatively stated that they'll arrive on Wii U, one that has clearly promised an appearance is Darksiders II from Vigil Games. Although anticipated as a release in the new console's launch period, the developer has gone one step further and stated that its title...