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Released on 28 April 2011

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

New from £3.33

Join the sci-fi universe of Darkspore, a new breed of Action-RPG in which you battle across alien worlds against a deadly foe.

Collect an arsenal of living weapons - genetic heroes with different combat abilities - and upgrade them with tens of thousands of collectible body parts and armor utilizing technology from the award-winning Spore Creature Editor.

Fight in co-op and solo battles against hordes of genetically mutated Darkspore enemies and bosses, or in PvP arena battles against other players.

For a millennium, the Crogenitors traveled the galaxy on their evolutionary mission, genetically altering the DNA of life forms they encountered to grant them new powers and abilities. Their greatest achievement was the creation of super-warriors: the Genetic Heroes. Discovering the power of "exponential" DNA (E-DNA), extremist Crogenitors sought to make their ultimate soldiers even more powerful. But E-DNA was unstable, unpredictable, and ultimately uncontrollable. Hordes of mutated abominations broke free from their masters' control. They were the Darkspore. And after terrible ages of war, the Darkspore closed in on the final Crogenitors.

As a fugitive in the galactic hive of Darkspore domination, you're a surviving Crogenitor who's awoken from eons of sleep. Your only guide is HELIX, the AI who's kept you in safe hiding since you entered suspended animation. Now, using HELIX's exhaustive DNA database, you must reconstruct the Genetic Heroes using stabilized E-DNA. Make these Heroes more powerful than their original incarnations to lead them into an apocalyptic battle against the Darkspore.

  • Collect: Build a powerful squad! Collect more than 25 Genetic Heroes from three character classes (Sentinel, Ravager, Tempest) and five Genesis types (Bio, Cyber, Plasma, Necro, Quantum). Upgrade your Heroes with tens of thousands of collectible body parts, armor and weapons
  • Customize: Make each of your Heroes truly unique with loot collected throughout the game. See statistical advantages and disadvantages of equipped gear, in real time, to create squads of three tailored to your play style. A nearly limitless array of combinations is at your fingertips for a truly individual gameplay experience
  • Fight: Explore the galaxy with your squads, each with three customized Heroes, defeating the Darkspore in the solo campaign or in co-op, or challenging other players in PvP


customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 great game

| | See all richhayley's reviews (2)

been playing the open beta of this game and have had it pre-ordered since the closed beta came out, love this game, love the graphics, love the creation area and love the gameplay. great game definitely recommended

 Worth a look

| | See all MadderMax's reviews (2)

After playing the beta I preordered the game straight away, gameplay & graphics are excellent. The game excel's in its multiplayer form and is much more enjoyable than going through the same content on your own. The game scales well depending on how many players you have in your party & the boss fights are fun. The customisation of the hero's is good though limited to adding weapons/armor & enlarging/reducing current body parts. You can add new feet/hands and change the colour etc but essentially they are the same hero. Would have been nice to make your own hero's from scratch like in the original Spore. Though this is a minor niggle and doesn't detract from the gameplay itself. I can highly recommend this game to any fan of action rpg's.

 nice game - shame about the installation

| | See all owensouthwood's reviews (77)

Darkspore has a very difficult and problem-ridden installation. It took me 2-3 hours to get it up and running. And don't assume because you buy the disk, you have the game: You have to download a ton of extra content before it will work.

The game itself is good fun and quite addictive. The graphics are very pleasant and it's fun running around shooting aliens with different, customisable heroes.

A couple of annoying things (apart from the install): There is no way to pause the game, and there are some glitches in the editor screens. Also, it forces you to go online (login) every time you start the game, regardless if you want to play single player or multi player.

Overall, a good game, slightly spoiled by a poor install and a few annoyances.

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Rating12+ (PEGI)