Dark Souls Games  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dark Souls Games  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Top 5 Best Dark Souls Mods of All Time https://www.gameskinny.com/8x5es/top-5-best-dark-souls-mods-of-all-time https://www.gameskinny.com/8x5es/top-5-best-dark-souls-mods-of-all-time Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:03:29 -0500 Sjaak den Heijer


I will stay behind, to gaze at the sun.


That wraps up our list for the 5 Best Dark Souls mods of all time. I wish all of you good luck on your travels through Lordran, and may the flames be with you. These mods should make your playthrough as awesome as it gets and help you get everything out of Dark Souls that it has to offer. If you've got a great mod yourself, be sure to share it in the comments below. And as always, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more awesome gaming content.


Your very first Dark Souls playthrough is an awesome experience and a fond memory for many people. Dark Souls Prepare to Die Again by FTRichter tries to recreate this experience for veteran players. This mod changes up enemy spawns, item locations, and even adds in some content cut from the game. The best thing about this mod is that it's all done by hand; enemy placements and item locations are put in cleverly and in a calculated way. This mod is the closest thing you can get to a first playthrough and is a must-try for any Dark Souls veteran.


Dark Souls HD Texture Pack


If you're planning on visiting Lordran once more before Dark Souls Remastered, you definitely want to use the Dark Souls HD Texture pack by Toology86. This mod replaces almost every texture in the game. All the textures are handcrafted and are at least double the resolution of the old textures. It truly helps show off the beautiful world FromSoftware managed to create with Dark Souls and makes it shine like it never did before. 




Lava Eyesore Fix


Lost Izolith has to be everyone's least favorite non-skippable area in Dark Souls. The area feels rushed and incomplete, and it leaves many things to desire. Luckily, the Lava Eyesore Fix by Ryazard makes this area a bit more bearable by removing the horrible glow the old lava in the area has. This mod is very simple but a must-use whenever you play Dark Souls. Trust me, you will want to use it.


Dark Souls Input Customizer


Let's be honest, we all had a moment where we got frustrated by the sometimes clunky controls of Dark Souls. Maybe you wanted to roll but accidentally jumped off a cliff, or perhaps you wanted to do a kick only to find yourself getting parried because you did a regular attack. The Dark Souls Input Customizer by MethanHydrat finally solves these problems. This mod allows you to bind any action to any buttons on your controller, keyboard or mouse. This mod is super easy to use and makes life just a little bit easier and more fun while playing Dark Souls.




Dark Souls Flora Overhaul


The world of Dark Souls is, according to many players, a peak in design from both a technical and an artistic perspective. But after seven years, the graphics certainly are a bit outdated. This is definitely noticeable in the flora of the game. Grass and bushes are very low in resolution, usually composed of two 2D sprites placed on top of each other. The Dark Souls Flora Overhaul by Vurt fixes this and replaces almost every piece of flora in the game with new models and much cleaner textures with higher resolutions. Any lover of nature should use this mod.


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With Dark Souls Remastered on the horizon, a lot of players have been returning to the original Dark Souls to prepare themselves, and for good reason -- the original Dark Souls remains a masterpiece to this day. The game's excellent level design, innovative combat, and challenging nature elevate this game to one of the best RPGs of all time. So if you're planning on returning to Dark Souls as well, here are five mods we've selected to make your return to Lordran an even better experience. Keep in mind that you will need DSfix by Durante to use any of these mods.

Dark Souls Remastered: Why It's a Good Thing https://www.gameskinny.com/yg6lz/dark-souls-remastered-why-its-a-good-thing https://www.gameskinny.com/yg6lz/dark-souls-remastered-why-its-a-good-thing Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:53:43 -0500 Sjaak den Heijer

Dark Souls Remastered just got announced, and the whole internet is going crazy about it. The biggest reason for this is that the Nintendo Switch release will give players the opportunity to play Dark Souls on the go. Obviously, we’re all excited to play Dark Souls with the quality of life improvements the remaster is going to bring, but in this article, I want to talk about why it is a great move for Bandai Namco to release this game.

What do the companies gain?

First of all, the hype around Dark Souls Remastered is quite big because the release date of May 25 isn’t too far away, and the hype is very unlikely to die off or last too long, meaning the sales will definitely benefit from it. You can bet that a lot of Switch owners will pick this up since many hardcore Nintendo fans never got a chance to play any of the Souls games. Apart from that, Dark Souls Remastered will also serve as a sort of bridge to fill the gap between From Software’s upcoming releases, giving us something to make the wait a little easier.

What do the players gain?

With the release of Bloodborne and Dark Souls III, the Souls community has gained a ton of new members. Dark Souls Remastered will give these players, who haven’t played the first Dark Souls game for some reason, a chance to experience its well-crafted world and its grimy atmosphere.


With all that said, this is a win-win situation for everyone, and it’s obvious that I’m very excited for the release. I can’t wait to experience Lordran again in all its might and glory and with an all-new look. For more Dark Souls news and all things gaming, stay tuned to GameSkinny.

11 Games to Play After the Dark Souls Era is Over https://www.gameskinny.com/thy9k/11-games-to-play-after-the-dark-souls-era-is-over https://www.gameskinny.com/thy9k/11-games-to-play-after-the-dark-souls-era-is-over Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:02 -0400 Serhii Patskan

The second and final DLC for Dark Souls III is coming up fast, releasing on March 28. This is the last piece of content for one of the most groundbreaking RPG video games ever created. And it definitely makes all of its fans extremely sad, as it was one of a kind experience.

But don’t get upset too quickly. There are some great games out there that can bring back all the memories, and maybe you will even find something that can fill the void left when The Ringed City credits roll.

Here we present you with eleven Dark Souls-esque titles that are already available for purchase, or will be released sometime this year. You've probably of some of them, but hopefully others will actually be able to surprise you.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Release Date: May 22, 2012
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Dragon’s Dogma is a much faster and slightly easier game than Dark Souls. However, the enemies have a static level -- and if you come along a boss that isn’t suitable to your level, then you and your assistants will be devastated.

Another distinct feature of Dragon’s Dogma is the ability to climb up on top of giant bosses, which isn’t possible in the Dark Souls games. In general, combat system is the same skill-wise, but stylistically it looks more like a hack-and-slash game. If you enjoy that, then you will love Dragon’s Dogma.


  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Release Date: February 7, 2017
  • Platforms: PS4

This latest RPG title from Team Ninja, the creator of the famous Ninja Gaiden series, is a great game -- and it actually stands on its own, even without all the comparisons to Dark Souls. Many players have stated that boss fights in Nioh are much harder, and at some points almost impossible.

On top of that, Nioh is a much longer venture than any of the Souls games -- clocking in just over a hundred hours of gameplay. If you like long and challenging games, then Nioh should be your number one alternative to Dark Souls.

Memory Of Eldurim

  • Developer: Liminal Games
  • Release Date: February 8, 2014
  • Platforms: PC

This hybrid of Dark Souls and Skyrim is still in Early Access, and has been for almost three years now. And why is that? Because the team behind this ambitious project consists of only three (very talented) men.

The developers are constantly updating the game and communicating with their fans. So the work is going on consistently, although fairly slowly. New items, weapons, and terrains are being added every few months -- so if you want to play something like that, then be sure to check it out on Steam.

Abyss Odyssey

  • Developer: ACE Team
  • Release Date: July 15, 2014
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360

Imagine a Dark Souls game in the setting of Castlevania -- that’s Abyss Odyssey. This game's skill-based combat system is as hard as it gets, and the bosses are merciless. Although primarily a rogue adventure, it also contains some RPG elements, such as item stats and skills.

Another component that makes it a Souls-like game is the vague story-telling, which is a trademark of the Souls series at this point. Here this device is used really well, and creates a well-rounded sense of mystery.

The Surge

  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Release Date: May 16, 2017
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Could you imagine the events of Dark Souls taking place in the future? Well, the same developer that gave us Lords of the Fallen will be releasing that sort of peculiar spin on the Souls games a bit later this year.

This is really something interesting. And if you do get tired of the same setting and weapons, then the new exoskeleton and firearms should reinvigorate your excitement for action RPGs. As the lead designer of the game said:

"People thought of the game as more of a clone, but we didn't think of it that way. We want to add to the genre this time. We want to put [out] something that has never been seen before."


  • Developer: Eneme Entertainment
  • Release Date: TBA 2017
  • Platforms: PC, PS4

Eitr is heavily influenced by the Souls and Bloodborne games. Due to the isometric POV it also hints at the Diablo series, but that may be completely coincidental. Everything else from the combat system to leveling up will be something you’ve definitely seen before, so the game will instantly feel familiar.

Even the health potion refilling is executed at the campfires, just like the Estus Flask system in the Souls games. The last and probably a slightly controversial feature of Eitr is the possibility of overleveling your hero. This problem was solved in the later Souls games, but it looks like the creators of Eitr decided it would work well in their own game.


  • Developer: Aurora44
  • Release Date: TBA 2017
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One

Ashen has been in development since 2014, and it should be out by the end of this year. The world of Ashen strongly resembles the setting of the Undead Burg, but is much more open and wide.

The protagonist of Ashen is a lonely adventurer who seeks his way home, and he must fight his way through hordes of monsters to get there. The combat is pretty much the same as in Dark Souls, where stamina plays a huge role and it is easy to get killed.

If there is one new game that looks and plays like the first Dark Souls, then it’s definitely Ashen.


  • Developer: Capybara Games
  • Release Date: TBA 2017
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One

Since the announcement of Below in 2013, it has been proclaimed as the indie successor to the Souls games. The visual style of the game makes the Wanderer feel really small and unimportant in the vast world around him.

The game doesn’t tell you what to do at any point of the story, but it strongly encourages exploration based on intuition -- which is also a huge part of the Souls series in general. With the scarce amounts of items and weapons, Below will really make people feel the unforgiving touch of despair.

Salt and Sanctuary

  • Developer: Ska Studios
  • Release Date: March 15, 2016
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS Vita

This little game is nothing else but Dark Souls in 2D format. Death is a huge part of the game, so don’t get mad when you see the dreaded message on your screen -- just hit the replay button and die once more.

From a certain perspective, Salt and Sanctuary is even harder than the Souls games because it is restricted by two dimensions -- whereas in Dark Souls you could utilize the 3D environment to your benefit. But all in all, it’s just as much fun, and will definitely make you salty.

Shrouded in Sanity

  • Developer: Steve Gal
  • Release Date: May 27, 2016
  • Platforms: PC, PS4

If you can’t afford Salt and Sanctuary, then there is Shrouded in Sanity -- another 2D Dark Souls clone that is really cheap on Steam. Except that most of the action takes place inside a haunted mansion instead of the open world.

Another slight drawback of the game is that it is made specifically for wide screens. So if you are a rare owner of a 4:3 monitor, then the game will look skewed to you. But other than that, it’s full of scares and excellent gameplay.

Titan Souls

  • Developer: Acid Nerve
  • Release Date: April 14, 2015
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS Vita

This one is for those who want some insane levels of difficulty. Don’t let the cute graphic design of Titan Souls deceive you, as this is one of the most daring games you will ever play.

You are given only one chance to hit your target. If you don’t manage to hit it right -- you die and everything starts over again. Sounds familiar? Probably...but at least in Dark Souls you had some HP and an Estus Flask.


In any case, there will be plenty more Dark Souls clones in the future, and we’re pretty sure they’ll even have the chance to trump the original series, but that is the topic for a whole new discussion. Until then, these upcoming and already released games should be enough to get you by. 

Did we miss any games in this list? Got other Souls-like titles that you love to play and think other fans would too? Share in the comments below!