Reviews for Dark Souls 2 include all the assessments, scores, and appraisals given by well-known gaming journals. Since the games initial release in March 2014, there are also over 20,000 user reviews found on Steam with the majority being Mostly Postive reviews. Its additional content and DLCs have also collectively received well over 50,000 mostly positive user reviews, giving it an overall rating of 9/10. Dark Souls 2 has also since been nominated for a number of awards in categories of Voice Acting, Music, and other Game Design nominations for the Game of the Year, Best Role Playing Game and Best Online Experience. Below are a few excerpts from reviews from some notable names and journals. The full reviews can be found on their designated sites.
Dark Souls 2 Reviews
Metacritic Score: 9/10
Dark Souls 2 is a smart, massive and incredibly rewarding sequel"
IGN - 9/10
I may not have yet unveiled all there is to know about this beastly game, even after 80 hours of play, but I do know this: I will be adventuring through Drangleic for many months to come"
GameSpot - 9/10
Dark Souls 2 is in a class far beyond most other RPGs"
Eurogamer - 9/10
A fantastic sequel that lives up to its namesake, Dark Souls 2 is an action RPG that's challenging and rewarding in equal measure"
Games Radar - 4.5/5
Dark Souls II is an extraordinary game"
The Guardian - 5/5
Dark Souls 2 is a landmark action RPG that is unforgettable for so many reasons"
CVG - 10/10
Dark Souls II offers a fresh adventure into what is quite possibly gaming’s most punishing, macabre fantasy world."
GamingTrend - 90/100
Dark Souls II is more "human" but still cruel." (review in French)
RPG Soluce - 18/20