What you need to know
- Darksiders Genesis is a Diablo-like action game from THQ Nordic.
- It just launched on Xbox One.
- The game is Xbox One X Enhanced and appears to be running close to 4K resolution.
- You can purchase Darksiders Genesis for $40 on the Microsoft Store.
Darksiders Genesis is a Diablo-like game from publisher THQ Nordic. Instead of featuring Darksiders III's punishing combat system, you're tasked with killing as many enemies as possible from the isometric perspective.
If you're interested in the game on Xbox One, you'll be happy to know that it's available right now. Those who preordered got 24-hour early access. The preorder cost $35, but now it's $40.
Darksiders Genesis is an action-adventure game that tears its way through Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game. Furthermore, it introduces the fourth and last horseman Strife, as well as co-op gameplay for the first time in the history of the franchise.
We reached out to THQ Nordic to see if the game was Xbox One X Enhanced since it looked much sharper than the Google Stadia version we tested many months ago. The Microsoft Store doesn't mention that it's Xbox One X Enhanced. A spokesperson for the team simply responded, "Yes it is, but it might downscale in certain situations."
War and Strife
Darksiders Genesis takes the world of Darksiders and transitions it to a top-down presentation style, with a new story set before the events of the original game. Play as War and Strife in single-player or co-op.
Before the war
War enters the battlefield
Darksiders Genesis: Collector's Edition includes an amazing statue of Strife, one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The Four Horsemen
Strife enters the battlefield
Darksiders Genesis: Nephilim Edition includes the regular collector's edition, as well as an expansive board game that should be a lot of fun at parties.
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