AusGamers has posted among the first online reviews for Darksiders and writes:
"Darksiders is... well, a beast. It's a rare kind of game that only comes along once in a while. A game that isn't afraid to homage the best in the business with inspired affluence, yet craft its own path to leave an unmoveable mark on the industry. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it could be said, through borrowed (and homaged) gameplay mechanics, Darksiders is flattering some of the greatest games of all time, but I disagree. What Vigil Games have done (with their first effort, mind) is create an incredibly tangible world with a marriage of gameplay concepts for the next generation. Many of the elements I'll discuss are based on old-school gaming, but this team successfully bring the old-school into the new, and do it with vigour, foresight and confidence. If this is their first effort, you can sign me up for life..."