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.
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.
A Bloody Good Time for Comic Book FansHighlander9782 | May 9, 2015 | See all Highlander9782's reviews »
This is one of the bloodiest, goriest games I've played and is perfect for fans of the Darkness comic books. You play Jackie Estacado, a Mafia hitman who wields an ancient power known as the Darkness and gives him special abilities. The game lets you wield 4 tentacles at the same time, and dual wield guns. There's a nice co-op campaign called Vendettas which lets you do 4 players with friends and choose 4 unique characters with unique abilities like a Japanese man with a sword, a voodoo man, and a Scottish man with a axe who looks like Sheamus from WWE. Graphics are nice, just wish there was more content but still a great time. Definite buy if you're a fan of the comic or bloody FPS shooters.
Embrace the DarkKingTed | April 29, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
The Darkness II is the direct sequel of the video game adaptation of the comic book of the same name. You’re Jackie Estacado, a man possessed by a malevolent entity called The Darkness which granted him supernatural power and thus the possibility to avenge himself. In the sequel, Jackie has become the head of the New York mafia and is attacked by a mysterious group called the Brotherhood. That’s where the game’s first quality lies. You see, in The Darkness we were fighting mafia goons most of the time and while the game remained challenging our character was a lot more powerful than them. In this new episode, the Brotherhood is pretty capable in the matter of fighting supernatural beings so the gameplay is even better than before. Still, the Darkness makes us feel like an unstoppable killing machine and the game is just as gore as the original. The game presentation is decent and does the job well. Just don’t expect to be amazed by the visuals.
weapons x4sgtfoo | March 22, 2015 | See all sgtfoo's reviews »
if you're dextrous enough to manage up to 4 simultaneous ways to kill enemies, then you'll enjoy the freedom of death-dealing this game has to offer. Somehow this one took a step back from the original in style and actual darkness, but such is the way with sequels and console games, lately, but this still is a GREAT port to PC. tip: Don't start in easy mode because it doesn't deal enough enemies to really have fun with, which is where this game shines. Definitely play the first one if you want to keep up with the story. This one allows for multiple playthru chances to gather your skills points until you're unstoppable... priceless destruction at hand.
A sometimes clumsy shooter with a great storyBlockAgent | Nov. 24, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
The Darkness 2 is a first-person shooter thats adds a unique element to the genre. You possess 2 demon arms that you can use in addition to your guns to defeat your enemies. Using these demons arms however is often clumsy and they are pretty inaccurate weapons. You end up just button mashing hoping that you hit something. The atmosphere and story are two areas where this game truly shines. The story takes a little bit to get going, but once it does, it grabs you and keeps you glued through the end. The atmosphere is dark and really does feel like a comic book. Everything from the level design to the characters are really memorable and I did enjoy playing this game despite the demon arms awkwardness. Worth picking up if you are looking for around 8 hours of dark entertainment,
First Person Darknessbrenker99 | Oct. 3, 2014 | See all brenker99's reviews »
Darkness 2 Combine both unholy tentacles and guns for various outcomes such as grabbing someone as a human shield while gun-blazing the others which makes the game pure fun. The campaign is a bit shirt, about 6 Hours (and i took my time) But theres a few stuff to do afterwards, such as a few "Side quests" with different characters or doing the campaign again while keeping the upgrades you had from your previous walk trough. The story is quite interesting and a bit confusing. But as you keep going you start understanding why stuff happening. Overall this game is really good. The ONLY downside is the short campaign length wich is why i give it a 80/100 insted of a 90+.