Darksiders II’s Arena Survival Mode Can Get Harder Than The Main Game

By Ishaan . August 11, 2012 . 12:00pm

As previously reported, Darksiders II has an arena survival mode where you fight wave after wave of enemies. This is called the Crucible, and has 100 waves of enemies to fight. After every five waves, you can either claim a reward or take a gamble and try and another five for a greater reward or nothing. This week, Vigil released a new trailer of the game off this mode:



Darksiders II will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 14th. A Wii U version will follow later in the year.

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  • Got nothing against that. Basically I already got used difficult battles since I was very, very young. The Mummy Queen or the Vampires in Illusion of Time for instance, I ….despise those battles to this day. xD

    I actually like a seemingly “unfair” challenge, since it leaves much room for improvement for the player. The Arena might be one of the best ways to learn about Deaths (gods I love to say his name xD) combat mechanics.

    It’s also very nice to see that the players have the choice to choose their fate after a round or two.

    Oh and did you see Death has also one of Strifes Guns (or at least a replica of it)? :)

  • XypherCode

    I always like a good challenge. Sometimes to the point that it’s already impossible to beat. I always compare difficult games to rhythm games ’cause one way or another they still have a pattern to follow and if you’re able to grasp it then ‘boom’ you nailed it. Maybe I’ll get some Bloody Palace training from DMC4 before trying out this Arena Mode. :P

  • Diamondragon

    Every comment you’ve ever posted anywhere, seems to consist only of a shortened hyperlink. Why is that?

    • By default I assume posts like that are from spam bots.

      • Diamondragon

        I thought as much. Well, I flagged the post, so I’m sure a mod will nuke it soon.

  • Solomon_Kano

    This game just keeps getting better and better. It’s looking like my GOTY is gonna be between this and Sleeping Dogs. AC3 might be some competition too.

  • neetyneety

    I’ll probably spend a lot of my time (dying) in that Arena Mode. Plus, 100 waves?! Being able to complete all of those would be such an amazing achievement to get.

  • Gravity Dazed

    duh, it’s obviously hard, it’s SURVIVAL dude, never heard of a survival mode where it is is damn easy..

  • Bentan

    yes please

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This game keeps getting better lol.^_^ Day One is probably guaranteed now.^_^

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