It takes two (worlds) to tango
Imitating the infamous Souls-like formula is no small feat, and Lords of the Fallen knows it. You can’t just copy and paste Dark Souls and call it a day anymore, which is forcing developers to find new ways to innovate the genre. Already this year we’ve had the mechanically tinged take in the form of Lies of P, but...
Harkyn and soul
With the spawn of the Souls series, gamers around the world have developed a soft spot for controller breaking games with horrendously difficult barriers of entry. Lords of the Fallen is Polish studio CI Games' first attempt at imitating the franchise's success – but does it stand up to its competitors? While the Souls series...
New quests, gear, features, and snowballs
Successful Souls-like Lords of the Fallen will be patched today with the first of two seasonal updates that bring quests, weapons and armour pieces, and spells to the PS5 game. Offerings of Orius arrives today while Trial of the Three Spirits drops on 21st December 2023, each adding more features and festive...
Amongst other things
Lords of the Fallen update v1.1.326 is now live on PS5, bringing the expected suite of optimisations and improvements, including an ambitious overhaul of the game's boss encounters. Developer Hexworks posted the complete list of patch notes to Reddit for those interested, and we'll go through the PS5-specific highlights below...
One for the sadists
Dark fantasy Souls-like Lords of the Fallen just got a new patch on PS5, addressing performance and stability issues, changing how New Game Plus works for the masochists already there. Plus, between consoles, crossplay has been introduced, so now PlayStation and Xbox players alike can mope around Mournstead together. Developer...
Lords of the Fallen, the fairly well-reviewed Souls-like that launched just over a week ago on PS5 and other platforms, has sold more than 1 million copies. Not a bad result at all considering how busy the recent release schedule has been, plus the fact that it feels as though the Souls-like genre is teetering on the edge of oversaturation...
Lords of the Fallen is this week's Souls-like, hot off the grimdark presses, and we enjoyed our time with the game, awarding it 7/10 in our review. If you've been anticipating this one, you'll be glad to know that it launches fairly imminently, depending on what part of the world you call home, and preload is now live on PS5. CI G
Immortal or not, the gods will feel our blades
Lords of the Fallen's release is imminent, and while we aren't there quite yet, we have a new trailer to tide us over in the meantime. Prepare to die or something like it from 13th October on PS5. Reputedly more than five times larger than the original 2014 Lords of the Fallen, this bleak fantasy world...
Dare to believe
The original Lords of the Fallen was a just-okay action RPG that didn't quite capture the magic of FromSoft's Dark Souls series. Now, nearly a decade later, its sequel of the same name is looking like a much more exciting prospect. The new Lords of the Fallen has gone gold, launching on 13th October, and it looks highly promising in...
You're already dead
There aren’t many developers not named FromSoftware making compelling Souls-like experiences, but Hexworks may be about to overcome that challenge with Lords of the Fallen. After a recent hands-on session, we dared to describe the outing as in the “upper-echelons” of the increasingly popular genre – hearty praise, indeed...
Out in October
One of the many games heading our way in October is Lords of the Fallen, which is shaping up very nicely indeed. A new story trailer can be seen above, which hints at some of the lore players can soak in while they slash away at all sorts of monstrosities. The main takeaway we got from the video is that this game is set to feature...
Lords of the Fallen, the Souls-like action RPG, has been shaping up nicely for some time now – as we pointed out in a recent preview. However, one thing that fans had been criticising on social media were the sound effects – particularly in a couple of IGN previews. To developer Hexworks’ credit, it’s responded swiftly, and...
Lords of the Fallen introduces an all-new, epic RPG adventure in a vast, interconnected world more than five times larger than the original game.
After an age of the cruellest tyranny, the demon God, Adyr, was finally defeated. But Gods… do not fall forever. Now, aeons later, Adyr’s resurrection draws nigh. As one of the fabled Dark Crusaders, journey through both the realms of the living and the dead in this expansive RPG experience, featuring colossal boss battles, fast challenging combat, thrilling character encounters, and deep, immersive storytelling. Will your legend be one of light… or one of darkness?
Dare to Hope.
Explore A Vast, Interconnected World
Journey across two expansive, parallel worlds in your epic quest to overthrow Adyr. While the living realm presents its own brutal challenges, untold terrors lurk in the nightmarish realm of the dead.
Define Your Own Legend
Fully customise your character’s appearance from a wide array of visual options, before selecting one of nine character classes. Whichever starting path you take, develop your character to your own playstyle by upgrading stats, weapons, armour and spells.
Master Fast, Challenging Fluid Tactical Combat
Only those that master the deep, tactical combat can hope to survive. Choose from 100s of uniquely brutal weapons, or forgo metal for magic with devastating attacks of the arcane.
Unite or Fight in Online Multiplayer
Experience the expansive, single player campaign alone, or unite with other lampbearers in online co-op. You are free to journey together for as long as you or they desire, collecting vigor (xp) and any weapons or gear enemies drop, ready to bring them back to your own world. Key items and quest progression won't be transferred, to retain the integrity of your own tale. For those playing online, be warned, as heroes from other realms can, and will invade.
Wield a Device of Ungodly Power
Your lantern possesses the ungodly power to cross between worlds. Use this dark art to reach forgotten places, unearth fabled treasures, and even manipulate the very soul of your foe.
Rise from Death
Fall in the world of the living, and rise again… in the world of the dead. You now have one final chance to return to your living state, as all manner of hellish creature descends upon you.
- Embark upon two vast, parallel worlds - that of the living… and the dead
- Master a fast, fluid and challenging combat system
- Overcome epic and colossal boss battles
- Wield devastating magic attacks and character buffs
- Invite a second player to join your campaign in uninterrupted, online multiplayer (only host saves world progress)
- Encounter a wide array of characters, eager to offer a dubious hand…
- Fully customise your own unique character
- Choose from 9 starting character classes, including Knight, Rogue and Fire Apprentice