Any%

From Speed Souls - A Dark Souls Speedrunning Wiki

Demon's Souls Any% is a speedrun category in which the player tries to complete the game as fast as possible. There are no added restrictions on how the player completes the game, they must simply start a new character and trigger the credits as quickly as they can. Glitches, skips and sequence breaks are all allowed. Using other programs to affect the game or editing the game code is not allowed.

The world record is 42:55 IGT by Santzo84 (YouTube). The leaderboards for this category are available here.

Routes

Route Estimated possible time Current Record Runner VODVideo on Demand
Melee - 42:55 Santzo84 YouTube
Magic 42:59 43:13 Kreggan YouTube
Dexterity 44:59 45:12 Kreggan YouTube
Dragon Bone Smasher 45:59 46:57 Kreggan YouTube
SL1 51:59 52:36 Kreggan YouTube

Rules

  • Like all Demon's Souls speedruns the run time is recorded using the In-Game Timer. This means once the player has killed King Allant and triggered the credits, they need to switch to another character that has already finished 1-1 and visit the Pantheon at the top of the Nexus to see their final time.
  • You may kill as many or as few bosses as you want to finish the game.
  • Glitches, skips and sequence breaks are all allowed. Third party tools or programs are not allowed.