Dark Souls games are hard. Famously hard. Obviously not for someone reading this who beat all three of the numbered titles the first time they ever saw them with one hand behind their back and using only bongos.
This isn’t for you. Tell us mere mortals to “git gud” and be on your way.
No, these games tread the very fine line between challenge and unfairness, where every death you take (and you will take many) is at least somewhat your own fault. As with almost every game released and played by such a wide fanbase, there were always oversights, errors and downright cheats that existed to make the struggle a little easier for any who wanted to limit their suffering.
For the sake of this list, we’ll be looking at Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 only. Feel free to be angry about this and fight amongst yourselves.
So grab your estus flask, put a parry shield in your offhand, spend longer choosing your fashion than your main weapon and let’s go die a little less often than usual, together.
Matthew is a Marine Engineer to trade who currently works offshore.
In his spare time, he writes sub-standard Scottish crime fiction that can be found here:-
Originally brought up in the Western Isles of Scotland, he lived in Edinburgh for 15 years but now stay in Dunbar with his partner, son and dog.