Machinima: "Darksiders 2 is like a really great cover band putting out an original album. Which is not to say that it borrows any less heavily from popular action games than the first Darksiders. But Vigil has clearly expanded its RPG vocabulary, incorporating more of its own voice. Design and technical issues crop up that feel symptomatic of this game’s increased scope and, at some points, Darksiders 2 comes scarily close to buckling entirely under its own ambition. But the core of the third-person action experience here is so solid that it’s easy to look past some of the more glaring problems."