Souls Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
PS3Dark SoulsFromSoftwarePrepare to die! A lot! Super-challenging ARPG combat and dungeon delving, successor to Demon's Souls
PS3Dark Souls IIFromSoftwareMore Dark Souls = more death
PS3Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareEnhanced/remastered version of Dark Souls II with better AI
PS3Demon's SoulsFromSoftwarePunishing ARPG gameplay, loads of dying, learning, and dying again - collective actions online shift the difficulty of the game as a whole
PS4Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareSee PS3
PS4Dark Souls IIIFromSoftwareSee XBO
PS4Dark Souls: RemasteredFromSoftware/QLOCSee XBO
PS5Demon's SoulsFromSoftware/BluepointRevitalizes the original Souls game, adding some handy item management QoL features; just as difficult as the original
SwitchDark Souls: RemasteredFromSoftwareSee XBO
Xbox 360Dark SoulsFromSoftwareSpiritual successor to Demon's Souls, where multitudes learned to die and die again
Xbox 360Dark Souls IIFromSoftwareSet in the same universe as the first game, with similarly punishing 3rd-person ARPG gameplay
Xbox 360Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareThe definitive edition of Dark Souls II
Xbox OneDark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareSee PS3
Xbox OneDark Souls IIIFromSoftwareMore ways to die and keep dying; combat is overall more fluid than previous games, an MP-like system is introduced
Xbox OneDark Souls: RemasteredFromSoftware/QLOCIncludes all DLC and some QoL improvements, but otherwise largely unchanged (besides visually)