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Dark Souls Remastered vs Mortal Shell – The Definitive Comparison

Dark Souls Remastered vs Mortal Shell - The Definitive Comparison

Hi guys! Today I will talk about Dark Souls Remastered and Mortal Shell. I will do a comparison between them and I will let you be the judge of which game is better. First I will talk about the storyline of those 2 games, then I will talk about the difference or similarities in their gameplay, and lastly, I will compare the visuals and tell you my final thoughts. Now let’s begin.


When it comes to the story, the clear winner is Dark Souls Remastered since it made me care more about what was going on than Mortal Shell. Mortal Shell’s story felt like it was made just to give the players an explanation of why they are fighting.

Dark Soul’s story even though it isn’t character-driven(I personally prefer character-driven stories), is interesting and you feel that they have put much thought into it. A problem for some may be that to understand the story you have to actively try to understand the story through reading item descriptions, talking to NPCs, and looking at the areas you visit carefully for clues as to what is going on.

Dark Souls games always had that kind of storytelling and some people might prefer a more straightforward storytelling approach.


When it comes to the combat system both games have some similarities, since Mortal Shell’s gameplay takes inspiration from the Dark Souls games.

Mortal Shell’s combat is more polished though since it has a lot of quality of life improvements over the original Dark Souls game mechanics. For example Dark Souls Remastered still has that 4 direction roll which is annoying and it doesn’t really add to the difficulty.

The original Dark Souls is a good game but it has a lot of things that you don’t see in modern games because the developers are more experienced in making games and the standards of the players have risen accordingly.

Although the combat in Dark Souls Remastered isn’t as fluid as Mortal Shell’s combat, Dark Souls Remastered still has a lot of things going for it. It has a variety of weapons and classes for the player to choose from, something that Mortal Shell can’t deliver to that extent cause it only has four classes available and five weapons.

As for the variety of enemies, Dark Souls has more variety in enemies and especially bosses. Fighting bosses in Dark Souls is way more entertaining than fighting bosses in Mortal Shell.

Finally, Dark Souls Remastered offers more replayability (because it has more classes, weapons, and builds you can try), has a lot more content, is more challenging, and also has coop and PVP modes.


The visuals of Mortal Shell are far superior to the visuals of Dark Souls Remastered. This isn’t a surprise since mortal Shell released in 2020 while Dark Souls Remastered released in 2018 and since it was a remastered version there wasn’t a big difference in the visuals from the original game which was released in 2011.

Although Mortal Shell has better graphics, Dark Souls Remastered has more interesting locations and scenery, this isn’t something that can help you ignore the graphics but I believe it’s something worth mentioning.

As for the customization, Dark Souls Remastered wins since it has a character creation system and you can also change the armor you wear. In Mortal Shell, you can only change shells which are basically different characters so I don’t think you can consider it customization but even if you do consider it, Dark Souls Remastered still wins.

Final Thoughts

Let me summarize what you should remember from this article.

First if you want a good story then I recommend Dark Souls Remastered.

As for the gameplay, Mortal Shell has more fluid combat but Dark Souls Remastered has more interesting bosses, more builds, classes, and weapons to choose from, it is more challenging, has more replayability, and also has coop and PVP.

When it comes to visuals Mortal Shell wins since it’s a recent game, but Dark Souls Remastered has more customization and more interesting scenery.

Whichever game you choose I recommend you wait for sale.

That’s it for my article guys. I hope you liked it. What game do you think is better and why? Write down your opinion in the comments below. See ya in the next article.

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