Dark Souls is the best open world, dark fantasy, action role-playing game ever created. It is also one of the most influential games of all time, affecting various game genres after its release.
Dark Souls is the greatest masterpiece of Hidetaka Miyazaki, the genius game creator behind FromSoftware's series of titles identified as Souls games. During its release, it received wide positive acclaim and commercial success.
Though Dark Souls is often identified solely for its uncompromising difficulty, its integrity and consistency shown through its level design, combat and gameplay mechanics, and music and immersive atmosphere are unparalleled by any other games.