Unless you’re a super experienced Dark Souls player (which isn’t who this guide is aimed at), you’re going to die in this game… a lot. Thankfully, 99.99% of all deaths can be avoided; provided you learn from your mistakes.

We're dead. Again.

In essence, the game is about punishing you for being too greedy with your attacks; or not paying close enough attention to your surroundings. It virtually never resorts to cheap tactics to kill you (apart from the odd occasion with random hit-boxes etc), so we’ve learned it is pointless going into a rage at the game. Because it wasn’t the games fault you just died (again).

By using our guide you’ll definitely reduce the number of times you’ll die (as you won’t have to rely on trial-and-error anymore); but you will still die. So accept now that you’ll make mistakes and say to yourself that “ That’s ok, now how can I prevent that from happening the next time?“


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    5 May 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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You are an Undead, the bearer of a curse, who has gone “hollow” and half mad searching for a cure to restore your humanity. You have arrived in Drangleic, a place rumoured to harbour powerful souls that can help you regain your humanity and avoid this terrible fate. You must seek out these souls and save yourself and others from a fate worse than death itself. But it will not be easy…

  • A full game walkthrough.
  • The main differences between Dark Souls 1 and 2.
  • Keeping the Grim Reaper at bay with our top 10 essential survival tips.
  • An in-depth guide to the most important thing in Dark Souls 2 - the combat.
  • The character builds that saw us sail through the single-player story mode.
  • Learn what the new covenants do (and what you need to do to be able to join them all).
  • All the bosses made easy with helpful HD videos!
  • NPC info and much, much more!

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