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Darksiders 2 reviews arrive: Another summer hit?

Comes "within a scythe-swing of equalling Zelda's brilliance"

The first Darksiders 2 review scores have arrived ahead of its worldwide release in the next week, and following positive Sleeping Dogs review scores, it's looking like THQ's set to deliver another essential summer purchase.

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First out of the hat is GamesMaster, which issues the Vigil-developed sequel 88% and summarises that it's "a jaw-dropping epic adventure within a scythe-swing of equalling Zelda's brilliance". The original Darksiders is "barely fit to hold a candle" to the sequel, it concludes.

Elsewhere X360 magazine's given Darksiders 2 90% and Play has gone with 86%.

THQ announced back in March that every Darksiders 2 pre-order will get a Limited Edition of the game at no extra cost. As well as the game, the Limited Edition will contain a code to download Argul's Tomb, the game's first single-player downloadable content pack, for free once it becomes available.

Darksiders 2 is out in Europe on August 21 and in North America tomorrow. A Wii U version will follow later this year.

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