Dark Souls (PS3/Xbox 360)
A spiritual successor to FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls and the second installment of the Souls series, akes place in the fictional kingdom of Lordran. Players assume the role of a cursed undead character who has been chosen to make apilgrimage out of the Undead Asylum to discover the fate of the Undead. The plot of Dark Souls is primarily told through descriptions of in-game items and dialogue with non-playable characters (NPCs). Dark Souls received critical acclaim, with critics praising its combat depth, marked but fair difficulty, and deeply rooted mythology. Players are encouraged by the game to proceed with caution, learn from past mistakes, or find alternate areas to explore.