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 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+.
Too short.Furrek | Sept. 18, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
When I look at my steam library it says I have spent 5 hours playing it - in those 5 hours I managed to beat the game. Is it much? Depends. For the people who plays the game only once and move forward, I don't think so, but for people that enjoy playing everything for 100% I think it's a good game. What really is great in The Darkness 2 are special powers. It's been long time since I found a game with really good shooting mechanics and special abilities that goes so well with it. For this reason alone I think you should get this game. Another thing is the characters - they are cool, dialogues are enjoyable and you will want to follow the story's of them. There is also litres of blood, so if you enjoy bloody games that can be ended in one sitting, The Darkness 2 is good choice.
FREEEEE THE DARKNESSSSSSbibboorton | Sept. 9, 2014 | See all bibboorton's reviews »
The Darkness 2 is a first-person shooter where you play the role of Jackie Estacado, head of the Franchetti mafia family and wielder of “The Darkness,” an entity that lives inside of him – almost literally a voice inside his head (an annoying, whiny, screechy voice) – and gives him supernatural abilities. Jackie is attacked by a group known as The Brotherhood, who aims to forcibly take away The Darkness from him using a device known as The Siphon.
The gameplay involves quad-wielding, with two hands controlling the use of guns and two appendages controlling the tentacles which stems from The Darkness. With the guns, you can hold one two-handed weapon, control one one-handed weapon with and without Iron Sights, or dual-wield two guns with both hands. With the tentacles, you can use the right tentacle for melee attacks like slashes, as well as the left tentacle for grabbing and throwing objects like spears and blades. It is very fun and surprisingly fluid. You can wreak so much destruction, and that’s why I love these kinds of video games. You also get a darkling that lovingly refers to you as a monkey to throw around and distract enemies.
The game is extremely well-optimized. The gameplay is incredibly smooth once you have gotten the hang of how it plays. There are practically zero load screens aside from loading up the game, as cutscenes take the place of traditional load screens. I wish more games did this. Speaking of cut-scenes, these are very well done. They are set comic-book style, where scenes flash quickly kind of like frames in a comic. Even though most of these cutscenes are just one character talking, they are very engaging because of the cinematography. The game is presented in a cel-shaded style, and it is done very well. The environment looks stunning, even though the level design itself leaves a lot to be desired.
The main game only lasts five to six hours long, but it is an absolute blast. Most levels are on the short side, however this means that the story progresses very quickly. You can, however, see the ending coming a mile away. Despite this, the game is immensely fun and I highly recommend it during days where you just want to smash things.
Bloody fun884okeoJ | July 13, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
The Darkness 2 was a welcome surprise to me when I first played it. I was expecting a generic first person shooter, and what I got was a gory and stylistic experience that is profusely enjoyable. The graphics are strongly reminiscent of Borderlands, but in my opinion, better. The story and writing is very strong, and the atmosphere is wonderfully macabre. The gameplay is fairly run-of-the-mill, as it doesn't make many innovations in the FPS genre. If you have a chance to buy this game, you definitely should.