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Ranking All 5 Soulsborne Games From Worst to Best

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5. Dark Souls II

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Dark Souls II isn’t a bad game by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it’s still one of the best action RPGs on the market right now. However, it’s last in this ranking of the Soulsborne games because it’s simply the weakest of the lot. From Software’s Soulsborne games have always been lauded for their ingenious level design, verticality, and area geography – the one thing that felt severely lacking in Dark Souls II. In what world does it make sense for a flaming lava fortress sit directly above a poison pit tower?

Not to mention, the windmill ‘puzzle’ in the Earthen Peak was also one of the most obtuse and silliest mechanics we’d ever seen in the series.

Dark Souls II did have some redeeming qualities, of course. PVP-centric players could enter duels easily, and the combat had been refined and polished to a shine. Gameplay-wise, Dark Souls II is one of the best in the series, but its weird level design and lackluster lore are what hold it back.


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Zhiqing Wan
Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.