The Darkness II
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"Series protagonist Jackie Estacado rampages through his enemies, ripping them limb from limb in a bloody dance. The way he bounds through environments, tossing parking meters, car doors and more this way and that, utilizing it to flaunt his destructive abilities is almost artful. " -Gamespot.com
"A dark, violent comic book given light and heart. a ripping yarn that tears along as fast as you can tear through bodies."- PCGamer.com
The Darkness II is the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2007 release The Darkness. Inspired by the popular comic book series produced by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II is an intense first person shooter that puts you in the role of Jackie Estacado, don of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient force of chaos known as The Darkness.
It's been two years since Jackie used his power to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend's murder. He's been unable to shake the memory of Jenny's death since bottling up The Darkness and now it wants out. A botched attempt on Jackie's life opens the door for The Darkness to reemerge, and sets Jackie on a brutal and personal journey as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motives of The Darkness.
QUAD-WIELDING CHAOS Slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with the Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons, adding a new dimension to the FPS category.
HARNESS AN UNSTOPPABLE POWER Master the Demon Arms and summon the powers of The Darkness for even more explosive gameplay.
KILL THE LIGHTS The vicious powers of The Darkness manifest only in the shadows so use the environment to your advantage and watch out for enemies who will use light as a weapon.
INTENSE AND PERSONAL JOURNEY Experience a dark, twisted and gripping story written exclusively for the game by acclaimed comic book author Paul Jenkins whose credits also include The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, and the original The Darkness game.
DISTINCTIVE GRAPHIC-NOIR STYLE Graphic novel shading and color combined with the dramatic lighting of film noir pays tribute to the source material and brings the pages of the comic series to life. Inspired by the popular comic book series created by Top Cow.
Short but pretty awesome.Zharwyn | May 16, 2013 | See all Zharwyn's reviews »
The Darkness II is a short (single player campaign is about 5-6 hours) and gory but a rather fun game. The story is somewhat depressing but it also sets the mood for it. You're meant to feel Jackie's rage - and he will rage, a lot. The plot has some rather interesting twists, which made it enjoyable. The game is cartoon-styled, much like Borderlands and The Walking Dead. I really like the way the game looks and it makes the gory details seem less.. gross. The gameplay is really fun, you earn points on being creative that you can spend on upgrading your abilities, in the end you might feel like you're almost invincible. Since the Darkness is vulnerable in the light you have to stay out of it, which can be a challenge sometimes. I love the game play, the demon arms are a fun addition and saves the game from becoming just a generic shooter. You also have a companion that you can throw around, he deserves it for calling you "Monkey"! There are some extra side-missions with co-op and a new game+ mode as well that might earn the game a bit more replay value. Since it's a short game you should keep in mind if you are considering to buy it.
Excellent game but ver shortbritishlad | May 8, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
The Darkness II is like an excellent game. It has a great story with awesome characters. Gameplay is excellent, no complains here. You can tear enemy with your demonic arms, kill them with a gun, throw a bucket or metal strips to them, also later you can get more abilities, like use swarm of insects, use energy instead of bullets or drop vortex that will suck all around it. But that's not it, you can grab enemy to perform one of four finishing moves, which will grant you different bonus, like health, ammo, shield or faster restore your abilities. It's a nice bloodbath with good variety of gameplay.
Sadly It's only 4-6 hours of gameplay including co-op and the campaign ends on a cliffhanger
Brutal playgroundCamling | May 5, 2013 | See all Camling's reviews »
Where else is it possible to tear enemies apart with your demon arms, while also dual-wielding weapons in your normal arms, just to finish everything with pocket sized black hole thrown into the middle of the room? The Darkness II may not be the longest of games, but that mainly means there are no slow spots. The story moves forward all the time and even without playing the first Darkness, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks to the art style of a moving comic book, it looked awesome even on my mediocre machine and it is pleasure to take screenshots of everything that moves and splatters and dissolves and explodes all around you. Taken together, I can wholeheartedly recommend The Darkness II, it was the best FPS I've played in a really long time.
The Darkness returnssonarctica | May 3, 2013 | See all sonarctica's reviews »
This time better. The game was a lot of fun, though a lot of people might think it was way too brutal and gory but hey, it's a game and people like that kind of stuff. Gameplay and the story kept me going through the whole game, which sadly, wasn't very long but to be honest, I'd rather have a short good game than a long boring one.
If you're looking for a game that makes time fly fast like crazy, this is your game. If you're an achievement addict, this is for you as well. I had fun with it and I doubt you wont.
A Great Game, Though Mac Users BewareOnefatcow | May 3, 2013 | See all Onefatcow's reviews »
Look, I think most of the reviews have reached a consensus, the game is pretty darn good, not perfect, but good. However, be wary of buying it if you are using a mac. Although this game claims it has Mac compatibility, many people have reported problems about textures, crashes, and the game just not starting. If you do get to play it though, the game is extremely good, the combat feels satisfying and using the tentacles make up for some mediocre gunplay.