Players take control of Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Core gameplay is an action role-playing hack and slash video game. The game makes frequent use of interactive puzzle elements, requiring the player to think their way through a series of levers, doors, elevators, portals, etc. in order to traverse areas and reach objectives. Maps are vast and each containing open world “overworld” regions that can be explored freely on foot or by horse, along with numerous dungeons where quest objectives are generally carried out. It is the second game in the series and the sequel to Darksiders (2010).