Dark Souls: Remastered, the new edition of the famous 2011 game that’s been produced by QLOC S.A. is being highly rated by media outlets around the world. The average Metacritic scores for the PS4, Xbox One and PC editions are 85/100, 86/100 and 84/100 respectively.
“Dark fantasy RPG makes a glorious return”, said the well-known English newspaper The Guardian, giving the remaster its maximum score of 5/5. It also notes that the technical problems of the original have been solved, and that the audio is now much more expressive.
A 5/5 rating was also given by Empire Online, which noted that QLOC has ported the game to new platforms while still retaining the most important elements, character classes, weapons and difficulty levels of the original. “It just looks a whole lot better now, with 4K support and a relatively stable 60 fps experience”, they proclaimed. “Textures and lighting are massively enhanced too, making the grim castles, fetid dungeons, and wasted landscapes of this world even more darkly beautiful.”
QLOC’s remastered edition of the game also received a 90/100 rating from the world’s biggest gaming site – IGN.com. The same score was also handed out by the German 4Players.de and Italian Eurogamer. Game Informer, the industry’s highest-circulation print magazine, gave it 8.75/10.
QLOC S.A. was commissioned to produce Dark Souls: Remastered for PC, PS4 and Xbox One by the original developers, Japanese company From Software. The remaster was released worldwide on May 24, 2018 by Bandai Namco Entertainment.