#325 Demon's Souls


It was published in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment on February 5, 2009, in North America by Atlus on October 6, 2009, and in Australia and Europe by Namco Bandai Games in June 2010. Set in a dark fantasy world, players take control of a hero who has journeyed to the fictional kingdom of Boletaria, which is being ravaged by a cursed fog that brings forth demons who feast on the souls of mortals. The game was praised for its dark fantasy art design, variation in combat choice and integrated online interactions. When a player is killed during a level, they are sent to the beginning of the level with all non-boss enemies re-spawned, and the player returns in soul form with lower maximum health and the loss of all unused souls. If the player manages to reach their bloodstain at the point where they were last killed, they regain their lost souls. Tendency depends on the actions of the player such as helping or killing NPCs. After finishing the game, the player may choose to continue playing from the beginning, except with a 40% increase in difficulty.

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February 5th, 2009 (4362 days ago)
October 6th, 2009 (4119 days ago)
June 25th, 2010 (3857 days ago)
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Demon's Souls - The Hardest Boss of the Small King's Archstone

Demon's Souls' first Archstone has some of the easiest and most difficult bosses in the game, prompting players to return here frequently.
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Demon's Souls - How to Beat Flamelurker

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Bloodborne, Demon's Souls PS5 Producer Leaves Sony Japan Studio

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Bluepoint Games released a comprehensive Demons Souls update a day ago. In the absence of official patch notes, players compiled a changelog.
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Demon's Souls: Every Starting Item, Ranked

Demon's Souls gives players access to a number of items early on. But how helpful are they in adjusting to the game's difficulty?
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aidly's Avatar aidly 2020-12-03 14:15:45

Demon's Souls but With DK Bongos

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mugen's Avatar mugen 2020-12-02 12:43:27

Demon's Souls' World Tendency System Is Obtuse But Effective

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A Demon's Souls Trivia Quiz Only a True Expert Could Slay

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duel's Avatar duel 2020-11-29 06:15:03

Soapbox: Demon's Souls' Difficulty Shouldn't Deter You from Playing PS5's Best Game

Honestly, you're already good enough - I’m pretty average at games. Painfully average. Whenever there’s a leaderboard,...
gnome's Avatar gnome 2020-11-27 17:20:20

Demon's Souls World Tendency Explained

The World Tendency system allows the game-world of Demon's Souls to shift toward Pure White or Pure Black depending on the player's actions.
MrCoughing's Avatar MrCoughing 2020-11-26 16:10:35

Demon's Souls PS5 Review - You Died... Again (PS5)

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gnome's Avatar gnome 2020-11-24 18:54:21

Demon's Souls Review

A renewed nightmare.

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Demon's Souls PS5 Review

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