Elden Ring vs. Dark Souls – What’s the Difference?

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They are both great games but have differences that might make one preferable to the other depending on the player’s taste. Here are some of the major differences I found when I was playing them back to back over two weeks. Also, do you think Elden Ring will be better than Dark Souls 3? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! If you liked this content, please consider sharing it with your friends using the share buttons below!

Introduction To Elden Ring

it has better graphics and runs smoother. It has a newer fighting style which is a bit faster paced in my opinion and it has some new weapons. Of course not have as many weapons as dark souls but hey they’re doing their best to get there. It also adds to one of my favorite things in video games: challenges. I won’t be going over that right now because that would take up too much time. Overall Elden ring was fantastic for me because I felt like it had something for everyone to love about it!

Introduction To Dark souls

is a dark fantasy action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware, published by Namco Bandai Games, and distributed by Electronic Arts? The game was released in Japan on September 22, 2011, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. On October 4 of that year, Microsoft Studios announced their acquisition of the publishing rights for both console versions of Dark Souls in North America as well as Europe and Australia, changing over from Namco Bandai to be published under their indie games label.

Difference between Elden ring and Dark souls

The fact that there are no dragons in The Elder Scrolls: Arena, Daggerfall, or Morrowind is a bit of a sore spot for hardcore RPG fans. To people who have never played an Elder Scrolls game before, though, it’s easy to understand why they don’t exist here.

1. Dragons – Elden Ring vs. Dark Souls

Dragons aren’t just monsters—they’re also gods. They represent chaos and destruction, while Tamriel has always been about order and peace. So if you want to include a dragon in your story (and you should), be sure to give them some kind of reason for being there that makes sense in your world. If not, then you might as well put unicorns in too—you know, because everyone loves unicorns!

2. Backstory – Elden Ring vs. Dark Souls

The backstory for Elden Ring is that there was a period of peace following wars against an ancient threat (presumably referred to as The Darkness). A group known as The Weavers has predicted a new evil will come forth to threaten humanity. Each culture has developed its mythologies in regard to The Darkness. One such legend is that of Kaathe from Dark Souls, who also predicts a new threat will be coming forth.

3. Different World – Elden Ring vs. Dark Souls

We know – it’s obvious, isn’t it? But there are major differences. The story is different, for one thing, as is most of what you come across in a game world. There are races to consider – like giants (bigger than anything you’ve ever seen), elves (smaller than you might think), and even … yes … orcs (HUGE!). They all have their own stories to tell about where they come from and what they hope for.

4. Areas – Elden Ring vs. Dark Souls

Honestly, we don’t know much about Elden Ring. It’s clear from early footage that there are similarities to Bloodborne, with combat looking similar in speed and style to From Software’s brutal title. But it seems that gameplay is going to be more varied than Bloodborne (i.e. using an Iron Man suit), so there will be more strategy involved. Will you roll out of battle or use a dodge-dash maneuver?

5. Armor – Elden Ring vs. Dark Souls

Both games require patience. They both require a huge time investment—you can’t plow through them in one or two sittings. And they are hard as hell: the challenge is baked into their very being, part of what makes them so special. When you play Dark Souls, you get weapons that have unique traits that work well with your character build; when you reach Elden Ring, you get awesome armor.

6. Online Modes – Elden Ring vs. Dark Souls

If you don’t feel like playing with others, there are three different ways to play. If you want to play solo, which means you can still chat in online matches but you won’t be teamed up or anything like that. You can also play through an online tournament called world championship mode. Lastly, if you want to just practice against an AI character for a certain character or type of match, then there is local multiplayer for that as well.


In conclusion, these two games are not that different. They both have amazing graphics, realistic fighting styles, sound effects, and storytelling. The main difference is that Dark Souls has more people who play it than Elden Ring but they are both worth playing as they both have stunning gameplay. The real question is which one is best for you to play.

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