Demon's Souls Remake Review (PS5)

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The return to Boletaria is a welcome one. Demon's Souls Remake on the PlayStation 5 shines bright as one of the first true showcases of what this current console generation is capable of, on top of being a faithful recreation of one of the PS3's best action RPGs.

Reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PlayStation 5.
From PlayStation Studios and Bluepoint Games comes a remake of the PlayStation classic, Demon’s Souls. Entirely rebuilt from the ground up and masterfully enhanced, this remake introduces the horrors of a fog-laden, dark fantasy land to a whole new generation of gamers. Those who’ve faced its trials and tribulations before, can once again challenge the darkness in stunning visual quality and incredible performance.
Runtime: 08:01


Joe Davis
Joe Davis - Time siden
Cant wait to get a PS5. This game alone makes it worth it.
Jason - 2 timer siden
What I kind of hard was bluepoint is better than from software. Kidding
jay V
jay V - 5 timer siden
Why do they have that shitty costume what happend to the armor
Shadow325 - 7 timer siden
I'm glad they got a truly passionate souls fan to review this game, it's almost like IGN are learning from being memed in the comments 24/7 because of thier past bias and overall just crap reviews
ABHI 2000
ABHI 2000 - 11 timer siden
Anthony A
Anthony A - 14 timer siden
This game is great for beginners into the souls series. It’s hard but not brutal like dark souls lol. Just finished it yesterday
TouHou Peace
TouHou Peace - 18 timer siden
No one is up for PVP is probably bc there is like 2 people that own a PS5 rn
Kludde - Dag siden
lol, i had to double check if i was indeed watching an IGN review
Retrogamer Dell
Retrogamer Dell - Dag siden
I may skip upgrading my ps4. I'm just not impressed anymore. Same old stuff now days. No wow factor in this 40 year old gamer
Strangejett13 - Dag siden
Funny that the haters are at the bottom of the comment section where they belong...
Lee Brown
Lee Brown - Dag siden
whatever floats your boat
Jablancc - 2 dager siden
it has a little something for everyone!
FallopianJones - 2 dager siden
Theodore Kritikos
Theodore Kritikos - 2 dager siden
Just a question, but why is this considered a Remake and not a Remaster?
Theodore Kritikos
Theodore Kritikos - 8 timer siden
@TheOnlyHumanBeing I see. I just thought of it the way Resident Evil worked on Remakes, so I couldn't justify in my head why this one applies as such too. I guess it doesn't have to include dramatic changes. Thanks for the info, man! =)
TheOnlyHumanBeing - 8 timer siden
@Theodore Kritikos they added Fractured Mode, Photo Mode, new items such as Grains, new weapons, new armour, And Alot of other stuff
Theodore Kritikos
Theodore Kritikos - 8 timer siden
@TheOnlyHumanBeing Have you played it? If so, could you tell me what new features they've added?
TheOnlyHumanBeing - Dag siden
@Theodore Kritikos That's because they wanted to keep the original style to it. Imagine they over hauled everything? All the fans would cry and the game Would get review bombed. but nonetheless it is considered a remake since it was rebuilt from the ground up for new hardware
Theodore Kritikos
Theodore Kritikos - Dag siden
@TheOnlyHumanBeing I am totally aware of this, but, judging by the looks of it, it doesn't seem like it went through a total overhaul.
Pokerface - 3 dager siden
3:37 "It is exceptionally grindy and often frustrating in time wasting ways."
How is that different?
Daniel Kalendarov
Daniel Kalendarov - 3 dager siden
7:11 barely touches edge of wood structure
Wood structure: explode!!!
Rai TheNoblesse
Rai TheNoblesse - 3 dager siden
truthfully, Demon's Souls should be played in "Cinematic" mode.. , even if it's only "30fps", it's still super smooth (as long as you play smooth too, slow & precise camera turning / moving)
.. it looks best on that mode.., just turn down the camera sensitivity to about 1/3..; still fast enough, but gud for environment enjoying
.. just the Nexus alone looks crazy in Cintematic mode
(if the game does not feel smooth on 30fps mode, when turning / moving the camera slowly.., than either your TV settings are bad or your turning to fast / unsmooth)
League Legends
League Legends - 3 dager siden
Ah here it is, remastered version of second greatest soulsborn game of all times... Bloodborne will always be the best of course 👑
Luke Emory
Luke Emory - 3 dager siden
ive had to be carried through all dark souls and bloodborne do I have a chance to beat this alone hah? never played this.
samuraigundam0079 - 3 dager siden
Well, time to spend five hours sculpting a face to look like my favorite Anime character and/or waifu.
Sir Galahad
Sir Galahad - 2 dager siden
Shaunoez Kewl
Shaunoez Kewl - 3 dager siden
The thing I loved about Demons souls that I could never find in Dark souls was different build variety.
In Dark Souls you can play it one way.. Dodge, duck, dive and Dodge, attack then repeat.
In Demons Souls you can make your character into a tank who can weather multiple hits without needing to worry about parries and dodging.
OR you can play it exactly as everyone did Dark souls.
Mike Bremer
Mike Bremer - 3 dager siden
Even video game characters wear masks in 2020
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson - 3 dager siden
this is a job
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson - 3 dager siden
The $1000 Demon's Souls
I will wait for Elden Ring.
I am seeing poor social skills in abundance
Krathoon - 3 dager siden
I am not quite liking the music changes. They didn't keep it weird like the original.
WordOnIce - 3 dager siden
LMAO!!! 3:20 this reviewer certainly knows how to do his job very, very, veeery well! I wish I had a PS5. I'd definitely buy it just cos of this review
primecalibur - 4 dager siden
Man, all these peeps grinding for grass and complaining about it. Just keep pushing forward, you'll keep getting grass >_>
Peter Parkour
Peter Parkour - 4 dager siden
I love the Souls games but I am terrible at them.
BTPentertainment - 4 dager siden
So I got to see the Xbox 2 and it’s not as big as I thought actually it’s as big 90s PC and the slim disc model is pretty decent size for a launch console in my book... I haven’t seen ps5 yet in person yet but I got to fill the Xbox 2 controller it’s basically the same better d pAd maybe not sure yet but it might be better d pad then PS4 no joke but the lb and even buttons broke on both controllers on Xbox 1 for me playing marvel infinite so I can somewhat say the Xbox white and skinny might possibly get a pass before the ps5 extra large model
Mrnoobsalot - 4 dager siden
Everyone coppin a PS5 rn either tryna play this or trying to feel the exxagerated swagger of a black teen. Nothing else
Baqsam - 4 dager siden
*S P O I L Y M C S P O I L E R S O N*
Shaman Xeed
Shaman Xeed - 4 dager siden
this game garbo i exposed it on my chanel
gtone339 - 4 dager siden
RAGE quit!! - ign
Gustavo Roque
Gustavo Roque - 4 dager siden
Are the l2 and r2 trigger suppose to do anything like in Astro playroom. I am just curious because for me demon souls adaptive triggers isnt working if there is
Notacka - 4 dager siden
So We need Blue Point and the guys that made Dark Souls 2 to make Demon’s Souls 2 while Miyazaki works on Elden Ring. Hell you can even get Miyazaki overlook it some.
TheOnlyHumanBeing - Dag siden
That won't be possible, blue point is remaking metal gears right now
tr763 - 4 dager siden
graphics look the same as ps2
agofficial1 - 4 dager siden
Never played any of them but this will be the first!
Andrew - 4 dager siden
Ofcourse its 9 ps5. Boot licker ign deserves an 8
MAX MAXIMUS - 4 dager siden
I was hoping for something new not only graphic
Welsh Valleys
Welsh Valleys - 4 dager siden
2:50 I sighed purely by reflex. Those bastards....
Junaid Rehman
Junaid Rehman - 4 dager siden
The Dark Souls series is the most overrated series of all time. Just gonna leave this here
Noice Gamer
Noice Gamer - 2 dager siden
It isn't lol. Curious why you would say that.
I Dislike the new Youtube
I Dislike the new Youtube - 4 dager siden
Hasn't this entire franchise been killed since they launched Nioh? Isn't Nioh just the superior version of Souls now?
Paul Lee
Paul Lee - 4 dager siden
Theres a little something for everybody here
Chef BoyarBlump
Chef BoyarBlump - 4 dager siden
Really makes you feel like “Demon’s Souls Remake for the PS5 by Bluepoint Games”
Logan Run
Logan Run - 4 dager siden
I am just here for confirmation bias
Regina Ogbor
Regina Ogbor - 4 dager siden
We want a dante's inferno remastered!!!!!
777 777
777 777 - 5 dager siden
Cant afford a PS5 this year because of pandemic.... Soo sad
Z Pervaiz
Z Pervaiz - 5 dager siden
Ideal game to play during COVID-19 era
Jp111 - 5 dager siden
This looks Fukn amazing
Giles Underwood
Giles Underwood - 5 dager siden
This game makes you feel like spiderman
Charles Ahweyevu
Charles Ahweyevu - 5 dager siden
He definitely beat the game 5 times. You can feel his soul getting drained
Doug Bairead
Doug Bairead - 5 dager siden
9 hours to beat this game?? wtf that is short
Ali Miri
Ali Miri - 5 dager siden
If you're a souls veteran it's shorter than that, and if you're buying it for pvp, well it's awful, one shot city
Randall B
Randall B - 5 dager siden
To all the people getting this but complaining about epic games doing exclusives on other threads, remember: your a hypocrite. Lol
Poised Stool
Poised Stool - 5 dager siden
I like patas
King Prime
King Prime - 5 dager siden
Another reason to buy PlayStation over Xbox 🤣🤣🤣
Shik - 5 dager siden
Great graphics.. Old tired gameplay with awful character movement animation
Shikikan -sama
Shikikan -sama - 3 dager siden
Be quiet shithead
Noah Boes
Noah Boes - 5 dager siden
Literally this is the first funny IGN review...ever lol, love it
KRIS· - 5 dager siden
This is what Diablo should evolve too - Diablo 4 is going to be such a let down...
Elliot B
Elliot B - 3 dager siden
I've said this and thought this for a while. I think in reality, Souls is the true successor to Diablo 2.
Bob Bob
Bob Bob - 5 dager siden
No score?
Shikikan -sama
Shikikan -sama - 3 dager siden
NightWolf77 - 5 dager siden
Can you summon others players for help to fight the bosses?
Shikikan -sama
Shikikan -sama - 3 dager siden
Nope, gotta fight them alone
awakenlilrabbit - 5 dager siden
This is a video game like ps4 but for a ps5 .
awakenlilrabbit - 5 dager siden
It's like a dark souls game . But with dark demons
Phila76 - 5 dager siden
Will this be on PC ?
Shikikan -sama
Shikikan -sama - 3 dager siden
It's a PS5 exclusive
Zardoz - 5 dager siden
Looks amazing. I can’t wait to play it in 2025 when I finally get my hands on a PS5.
Logan Roberts
Logan Roberts - 5 dager siden
You have tiny baby hands
Enrique Sarabia
Enrique Sarabia - 5 dager siden
Jesus Christ dude, did you save any of the cool moments for us to discover... Or is the entire review just you spoiling cool moments. Worst review in a long time
GiddiE - 5 dager siden
this review was a lot less robotic than many of the others.
I'm a fan
SIGNOFZODIAC - 5 dager siden
demons souls PS3 is still hardest version compared to this casual edition on PS5
Masked Valerian
Masked Valerian - 5 dager siden
I'm finishing up on DS remastered confused, if should pick up DS 2 first or Demon souls.
David Dougher
David Dougher - 5 dager siden
the 4k mode has frame rate issues///are you kidding ps5///another complete lie of a powerful console///
TheOnlyHumanBeing - 5 dager siden
Frame rate issues?
JustSendIt - 5 dager siden
Never got past the first level. Total waste of money.
Scott Geraci
Scott Geraci - 5 dager siden
Got my PS5 and played a little before work today. Absolutely amazing.
Luke Jensen
Luke Jensen - 5 dager siden
Bugsnax is better
Don't Save The Game
Don't Save The Game - 5 dager siden
More reviews like this, IGN. Don’t be afraid to let the reviewer’s personality shine through.
Tom Verstappen Drums
Tom Verstappen Drums - 5 dager siden
I watched your playthrough of the original game waaaay back Mitch! At the time we both would not think you'd be doing this review at IGN a decade later. You're keeping the company alive
Manuel Vazquez
Manuel Vazquez - 5 dager siden
Jonah hill is doing reviews now lol
Toph B
Toph B - 5 dager siden
I like all the comparisons to the old game but lets be honest, most of your zoomer fans have never and will never play the original lol
Fuxx BayLife
Fuxx BayLife - 5 dager siden
We don't need "Quality of Life", that's why PS3 Demon's Souls was successfull!
R D - 5 dager siden
If only someone could remaster my PS4 into a PS5.
Jo Nightwing
Jo Nightwing - 5 dager siden
World 4😂😂😂
Rashid Ibrahim
Rashid Ibrahim - 5 dager siden
I can't wait to buy this in 2 years when they actually have PS5s in stock
Michael Kyle
Michael Kyle - 5 dager siden
Great review
DJET 1976
DJET 1976 - 5 dager siden
You have to watch just about any of their videos on YouTube.
Gounen - 5 dager siden
The best part is by the time I get a PS5 there will already be alot of skilled and well equipped invaders to my world!
Sott Rose
Sott Rose - 5 dager siden
Is this a review or yet another spoiler video im 3 mind in and seen more on this game than I have for the past 6 months ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
McWookie1980 - 5 dager siden
Xbox series x - the most powerfull console in the world
Renato Luis
Renato Luis - 5 dager siden
Being powerfull doesnt mean it is best
Jianto - 5 dager siden
Still have the PS3 version in my desk
TasseiViews - 5 dager siden
Uhm, spoilers...? (holy crap)
Adii S
Adii S - 5 dager siden
We need a PC port so we don't need to take compromises down our troats, 4K 60 is what I want.
nyc - 5 dager siden
So how hard is this game really ..similar to bloodbourne? Because that was a great challenge.
Jere Kleimola
Jere Kleimola - 5 dager siden
I truly hope the rumor about BloodBorne Remaster for the PS5 is true : )
Lixxx ay
Lixxx ay - 5 dager siden
Why does the Dual Sense not have buttons on the back of the controller? Missed opportunity really.
Lixxx ay
Lixxx ay - 5 dager siden
@Sir Galahad fuckem
Sir Galahad
Sir Galahad - 5 dager siden
@Lixxx ay Adding back buttons on the DualSense will likely kill most of the "officially licensed pro" controllers support since it would be a feature already in the actual controller & I doubt companies like Hori, Madcatz, Nykon would be too thrilled about it since you will get all the bells & whistles for $70 instead of $300+
Lixxx ay
Lixxx ay - 5 dager siden
@Sir Galahad LOL
Sir Galahad
Sir Galahad - 5 dager siden
Likely will be a separate addon later on
Stefan Burghout
Stefan Burghout - 5 dager siden
So, the PS5 is not powerful enough to run 4K at 60fps? Disappointing.
Samson - 5 dager siden
Depends on the games. Just like $1500+ pc, you need to turn down settings to hit 60fps 4k. Its a $500 console, calm down.
Shan Howerton
Shan Howerton - 5 dager siden
Get outta here with this hand-holding baby toy. I want a real game, give me COD!!!!!! AMERIKAKAKAKAAK!
That Guy From NY
That Guy From NY - 5 dager siden
This reviewer's energy is unmatched. IGN, give this man a raise.
Jun Kurosu
Jun Kurosu - 5 dager siden
Now do a review of halo infinite
Damarius Markes
Damarius Markes - 5 dager siden
Claw grip?
Terenxe - 5 dager siden
"Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended... so the world might be mended..."
Danny Law
Danny Law - 5 dager siden
I really want Bluepoint Games to remaster Ico
Ezio - 5 dager siden
Demon's Souls: check
Faulty PS5: Check
Hope: ....