Equipped with an arsenal of weapons including swords, scythes, guns and magical attacks, all of which are unlocked as you progress through the game, you're more than prepared for revenge in Darksiders. While the majority of your time is spent on foot exploring the ruins of a great city, you also have the chance to venture into much larger plains on horseback using War's steed, Ruin. Perfect for traversing the huge open environments, Ruin can be used in boss battles and when attacking hordes of Hell and Heaven's troops.
Each weapon and magic attack you wield can be upgraded by collecting the souls of the damned from downed opponents and chests that can be smashed using the Circle button. Along with these upgrades, new combat moves can be purchased. As you begin to master the combat in Darksiders, you quickly learn that you can switch between weapons as you perform attacks, perfect for taking down some of the larger enemies in the game. Environmental objects can also be used in combat. Everything from lamp posts to cars can be picked up, swung or thrown at enemies during brawls.
One of the most intriguing weapons you'll collect later in the game is a portal gun known as The Gauntlet. This device allows you to shoot orange and blue portals, creating both an entrance and an exit, but only on specially marked areas in the environment. Once the portals have been opened you can use them to reach areas you normally wouldn't be able to access. You can even conjure up supercharged portals that allow you to hurl objects through them with more force than before.