Skilled Dark Souls II Player Makes Toughest Enemies Look Like Chumps

Parrying is an advanced move in the Souls games, as you can deflect an enemy's attack. Remarkably, a number of bosses can be dismantled with a parry, too. Most players (i.e. me) are too busy rolling out of the way of a sword to worry about knocking it back, but it's impressive to watch a player casually swat away Dark… » 2/10/15 1:30pm 2/10/15 1:30pm

Dark Souls Characters Turned Into Amazing Statues

The raw looks and the rough paint job make these figurines by artist futantshadow unique and cool. They're just like the ones in all three Souls games: blurred shapes in the dark, coming after you. » 12/19/14 9:30am 12/19/14 9:30am

How To Be A Gentleman In Dark Souls 2

Dark Souls 2's PvP isn't just about combat skills. It's always a sophisticated mind-game with well-timed gestures, moves and stylish manners. Gravy Zombie has a five-step guide/short clip filled with funny tips on how to engage in proper PvP. » 12/11/14 9:20am 12/11/14 9:20am

Dark Souls II Is Coming To PS4 And Xbox One

So you want to check out the newest Dark Souls, but you're just too lazy to unplug your new console? Namco Bandai's got good news for you—the fiendish Dark Souls II is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in April. » 11/25/14 12:00am 11/25/14 12:00am

Dark Souls II Beaten in Under An Hour

Beaten in 59:15 to be exact and, according to the speedrunner, Allakazzaror, this is a new world record—the first one under an hour—without using glitches. » 11/12/14 9:20am 11/12/14 9:20am

Dark Souls II’s DLC May Be The Peak Of The Whole Series

Dark Souls II's three expansions are a wonderful culmination of everything From Software has learned about making Souls games. And they should be considered essential playing for anyone who enjoyed the series so far. » 10/22/14 11:22am 10/22/14 11:22am

Dark Souls II DLC delayed: Crown of the Ivory King, part three of the Lost Crowns DLC trilogy for DSII, has been delayed by a week. Originally slated for September 24, the content pack is now set to arrive on September 30 for PC and Xbox 360, and on October 1 for PS3. » 9/22/14 4:00am 9/22/14 4:00am

What Cold Weather Does in Dark Souls II's Newest DLC

The world of Dark Souls II doesn't exactly inspire frolicking in beach sandals and cut-offs. It's a cold, wet place. But the latest DLC, Crown of the Ivory King, is downright freezing. » 9/18/14 12:00am 9/18/14 12:00am

Five Things You Might Have Missed In Dark Souls II's Second DLC

Bosses that act differently if you wear certain items, hidden areas, secret alternative death animations: Dark Souls II's second DLC, Crown of the Old Iron King, has a few cool things even veteran Souls players could miss. » 9/15/14 8:30am 9/15/14 8:30am

The Old Iron King from Dark Souls II is ready to unleash his flame breath attack in Ztagger's de-make art. It looks like a boss fight on the SNES or on the Game Boy Advance, so that flame breath wouldn't be larger than a few pixels. » 8/22/14 8:30am 8/22/14 8:30am

​How To Humiliate Your Foe in Dark Souls II

It isn't enough to kill your foe after a parry in Dark Souls II. In order to really make your opponent suffer, you have to embarrass the hell out of them before snuffing them out. » 8/21/14 6:00pm 8/21/14 6:00pm

When Dark Souls II Hacking Becomes Art

Hacking in a game is often used for banal, selfish reasons. But when someone uses it for something wonderful, it deserves a little bit of credit. » 8/14/14 12:15pm 8/14/14 12:15pm

Dark Souls veteran Vaati continues to amaze with his and detailed theories about the Souls games and their backstory. His latest one might be spoilerish if you haven't finished Dark Souls II and its first DLC, but this might be the best source to speculate about the ending and what we'll see in the two upcoming DLCs. » 8/12/14 9:20am 8/12/14 9:20am

Some Dark Souls II Players Can Be Fooled Easily

Dressing up and taking an enemy's place Dark Souls II's multiplayer is a fun thing to do to mess around with invaders. Some players perfected it, and some, like Zombieheadz, pushed it even further. What if he tries to hide as an NPC, but at the wrong place and in the wrong costume? » 8/08/14 9:00am 8/08/14 9:00am

The Friendliest Dark Souls II Hack

What happens when you fuse the twisted magical art of pyromancy with positive thinking and technical know-how? Why, a Dark Souls II hack made in heaven. » 8/05/14 4:30pm 8/05/14 4:30pm

Dark Souls II's Lore Might Be Deeper Than You Think

Sinh, the Slumbering Dragon, the final boss of Dark Souls II's Crown of the Sunken King DLC, is one of the series' most exciting boss battles. It's a battle that needs something similarly cool as background. Vaati, a Souls veteran, helps us decode the game's cryptic backstory with a masterfully crafted lore video. » 8/05/14 9:20am 8/05/14 9:20am

This is not how you deal with the Executioner Chariot boss fight in Dark Souls II, but waiting for the boss like this is way more badass. It is almost like you can hear the player saying "Welcome to Dark Souls II, bro". » 8/04/14 8:30am 8/04/14 8:30am