The game consists of dungeon crawling in hostile environments and exploits the tension instilled by risk versus reward game mechanics and penalties upon player death. Dark Souls takes place in an open world environment, with the player able to travel to and from areas and explore various available paths. Dark Souls allows players to light Bonfires, which function as respawn locations. These bonfires also replenish health, magic, and special items like Estus flasks - limited vials that restore health, but also respawn all enemies previously defeated, except for bosses and certain special enemies
Dark Souls requires a Radeon HD 4850 graphics card with a Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz or Athlon II X2 245 processor to reach the recommended specs, achieving high graphics setting on 1080p. 3 GB will also be needed to achieve the Dark Souls rec specs and get 60FPS. Minimum RAM requirements are 2 GB system memory. We suggest a 15 year old PC to play smoothly.