Souls Series

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
PS3Dark Souls2011ActionFromSoftwarePrepare to die! A lot! Super-challenging ARPG combat and dungeon delving, successor to Demon's Souls
PS3Dark Souls II2014ActionFromSoftwareMore Dark Souls = more death
PS3Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin2015ActionFromSoftwareEnhanced/remastered version of Dark Souls II with better AI
PS3Demon's Souls2009ActionFromSoftwarePunishing 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 Sin2015ActionFromSoftwareSee PS3
PS4Dark Souls III2016ActionFromSoftwareSee XBO
PS4Dark Souls: Remastered2018ActionFromSoftware/QLOCSee XBO
PS5Demon's Souls2020ActionFromSoftware/BluepointRevitalizes the original Souls game, adding some handy item management QoL features; just as difficult as the original
SwitchDark Souls: Remastered2018ActionFromSoftwareSee XBO
Xbox 360Dark Souls2011ActionFromSoftwareSpiritual successor to Demon's Souls, where multitudes learned to die and die again
Xbox 360Dark Souls II2014ActionFromSoftwareSet in the same universe as the first game, with similarly punishing 3rd-person ARPG gameplay
Xbox 360Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin2015ActionFromSoftwareThe definitive edition of Dark Souls II
Xbox OneDark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin2015ActionFromSoftwareSee PS3
Xbox OneDark Souls III2016ActionFromSoftwareMore ways to die and keep dying; combat is overall more fluid than previous games, an MP-like system is introduced
Xbox OneDark Souls: Remastered2018ActionFromSoftware/QLOCIncludes all DLC and some QoL improvements, but otherwise largely unchanged (besides visually)