Dark Souls Features

How Dark Souls Inspired a New Generation of Metal Bands

FromSoftware's groundbreaking action games have also served as the foundation for several metal bands. We met some of them.

USG's Top 100 Games of the Decade: #25-1

The 100 best games of the 2010s, as determined by us.

How FromSoftware Embeds the Story of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro in Its World Design

With Sekiro on the horizon, we look back at the profound locales of FromSoftware's RPGs.

Déraciné Feels Like a Six-Hour Bloodborne Sidequest, But in VR

Miyazaki brings his unique storytelling to VR.

Dark Souls Needs to Die: My Complicated Relationship With the Series That Helped Me Beat Cancer

How a quest to master Dark Souls and cope with cancer became a personal curse.

The Top 5 Legendary Weapons in RPG History

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia pick the best legendary weapons from Final Fantasy, World of WarCraft, and more.

What Shadow of the Colossus, Breath of the Wild, and Dark Souls Have in Common

Three games where you are a stranger in a strange land.

Dark Souls Would Be an Odd Fit for Nintendo Switch

Would you want to play Dark Souls on a long flight? Maybe not.

Demon's Souls' Online Service Transformed Its Multiplayer Into a Literal Ghost Story

Demon's Souls' online component was a masterpiece, plain and simple.

From Us to You! Wonders if Destiny: Rise of Iron Has Left Behind Those Who Weren't There at Launch

PODCAST: We discuss Battlefront's Death Star DLC, Forza Horizon 3, Pokémon on the NX, and more!

A Lapsed Fan Rediscovers Dark Souls

As Kat throws herself into finishing Dark Souls 3, she's rediscovering what made her fall in love with the series in the first place.

The Case for Bloodborne and Other Games that "Aren't for Everyone"

Are reviews for FromSoftware's latest RPG not taking into account those who might not be on board with its wicked ways? Maybe it's not that simple...

The 15 Best Games Since 2000: The Complete List

What are the fifteen best games from the past fifteen years? Here's our complete list.

Does It Hold Up?: Dark Souls II

We examine last year's triple-A games to see where they stand after twelve months.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #31: Dark Souls, Too

Don’t tell me to log off, I will tell YOU to do that.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 22: The Best RPGs Since 2000

The staff convenes to discuss Dark Souls, World of WarCraft, and the rest of the best RPGs since 2000.

There's Futility, and Then There's Twitch Plays Dark Souls

Can a chat room reach the end of this infamously difficult RPG? (Note: rhetorical question.)

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #30: Hearty Souls!

A light chuckle for you! Ho ho!

90 Minutes with Dark Souls III Put My "Sequelitis" Fears to Rest

Worried that another Dark Souls might be too much, too soon for From Software? Two words: Don't be.

Before Tales and Dark Souls, Namco Gave RPG Fanatics the Druaga Games

The publishing giant has been cheerfully abusing gamers for decades.

Dark Souls 3 Closes the Book on the Series We Know

From Software's acclaimed RPG series won't be ending anytime soon, but this third chapter marks an important turning point. Here's why you should be excited.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 15: Earthbound's 20th Anniversary and Predictions for E3 2015

On the occasion of Earthbound's 20th anniversary, WayForward's Tomm Hulett shares his love for the Nintendo classic with Kat and Bob as the three offer trivia, analyze the battle system, and more. Plus: E3 predictions!

Speculation Time: What Does the Future Hold for Dark Souls III?

This year's E3 will host the announcement of From Software's next RPG. What can we expect from a developer with such a major streak of successes?

What are the Souls Series' Most Brutal Moments?

USgamer's resident From Software fanatic checks in with the most punishing parts of this developer's infamous RPGs.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 11: Canvassing the RPG Landscape #1

Gamesbeat's Jason Wilson drops by to talk with Kat about the best RPGs so far this year, his new approach to Dark Souls, why Persona Q is underrated, and more.

Five Harsh Lessons Learned from Returning to Demon's Souls

What does the Souls series debut feel like after a bout with Bloodborne?

What do we Want from From Software's Next RPG?

Even though Bloodborne is barely behind us, let's look to the future and imagine the ideal fifth Souls-style experience.

Comfort Food Games: Dark Souls

Bob explains why, more than three years later, he just can't let this seminal action-RPG go.

What Do We Want from Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin?

Do-overs are rare in the world of video games. Will FromSoftware make the most of theirs?

Bloodborne: Everything We Know So Far About FromSoftware's Latest

Director Hidetaka Miyazaki's panel at Sony's PSX event revealed some tantalizing new details about his newest action-RPG.

The Best Games to Buy in the Steam Halloween Sale

The Steam Halloween Sale is upon us! Overwhelmed by the selection? Here are some ideas for you.

Bloodborne Has One Foot in Dark Souls, the Other in Hell

FromSoftware's PS4 exclusive might look and feel awfully familiar, but don't expect to rely on your old bag of tricks.

Destiny, Dark Souls, Mass Effect: Three of a Kind (No, Really)

Thus far, Destiny feels like an intriguing mash-up of ideas from two very different games.

Dark Souls 2's Crown of the Sunken King Brings A Second Helping of Suffering

The first installment of From Software's DLC trilogy makes for a welcome addition to the world of Drangleic.

E3 2014: Bloodborne is the Dark Souls of Basically Being Dark Souls

While it's not simply a sequel by a different name, the game formerly known as Project Beast definitely holds true to its creators obsession with unflinching challenge.