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.
Come into the darkness Jackie!!!MadDemon64 | June 20, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
The Darkness 2 is an extremely enjoyable shooter. It makes you feel like a god if you know what you’re doing. It is slightly more violent than regular shooters, but then again you aren’t playing a regular guy in The Darkness 2. In The Darkness 2, you play as Jackie Estacado, a man who wields the titular Darkness, an ability that lets you do everything from reenacting the chestburster scene from Alien to throwing black holes are your enemies. You get a limited number of weapons to carry and wield, but the number of Darkness abilities you get to wield more than makes up for this. In fact the abilities might even be more fun than the guns. The story is rather decent. There are no giant plot twists or anything, but it is still solid and sets the stage for a sequel, even though it is unlikely we will ever get one. Play The Darkness 2 if you are a fan of shooters. Or want something more fun than a gray brown military shooter. Or just want to play a game that knows how to be fun and serious.
An entertaining, yet short trip into the Darkness comicsGigaPudding | June 5, 2015 | See all GigaPudding's reviews »
As many people know, Darkness game lets you experience the adventures of Jackie Estacado, the protagonist of Darkness comics. And it puts you right in the middle of the action without any delays and explaining. You get to command your dark minions and hellish powers given to you by the Darkness (which is voiced by none other than Mike Patton) to help you overcome the bad guys and save your girlfriend. Pretty straightforward but it's much more interesting than it sounds like as you get to explore your character's inner demons and past. The gameplay itself is pretty simple, you shoot stuff with various weapons but what's the main focus is the upgradable Darkness powers which make things more entertaining. The game encourages you to come up with various ways to dispose of your enemies with using Darkness and it is often required to defeat more advanced enemies. It's fun, really, but the fun lasts only for a short while unfortunately. The game is not very long and even though you get 4 mini-campaigns with different characters in addition to the main Jackie Estacado story, it's still quite short and the additional campaigns aren't all that interesting compared to the the main one. But still it's a decent game and you'll be content with it especially if you're a fan of the original comic book source material for this game.
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.