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.
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.
Love the blood and violence.KanzerReview | May 14, 2014 | See all KanzerReview's reviews »
I always dreamnt to have this kind of power to rip people body apart and throw them so far you can hit an homerun.
I have played many gore games but this shooter Darkness 2 has really bought gore to the next level. Tearing enemy limbs or slicing their head off has never felt so great. We know headshots are fun with guns but this dude here has tentacles of evil to wreck chaos to the world that he hates.
Machine guns are damn right fun but Dual Wield them,, you have released a demon within. Dual wield any kind of guns customize them yourself and shread your enemies into pieces.
it may sound sadistic but i love to shread those people into bits and pieces. Throwing their body parts against wall seeing the blood splatter like an art and body physics rag doll against a wall. This small things count.
The Darkness Rides AgainRandomHobo2 | May 14, 2014 | See all RandomHobo2's reviews »
The Darkness II is a surprisingly good story driven FPS with RPG elements. It's one of the few I've completed 4 times in a row, and the only game I've play where I've gotten all of the achievements. The gameplay is very fun and the story is absolutely fantastic. The main campaign is short. It took me a little more than 5 hours to complete, but there is a side campaign and extra missions to complete afterwards. The Darkness tentacles go along well with the guns to create a fast paced game, much like a hack n slash oddly enough. Overall, the Darkness II is a great game, one which I'm glad I spent my money on. I recommend playing the first one, though you DO NOT need to play it in order to enjoy this game.
Great underrated gamelynxil | May 7, 2014 | See all lynxil's reviews »
Ok, so I was expecting a regular FPS. But, I was wrong, Darkness II was a bit of a shocker to me, it was really good, kinda short maybe, but fun and had a solid story.
Story: (Trying not to make spoilers) The game is based on a comic series called, yep, you guessed it, The Darkness. You play as Jackie Estacado, a mafia boss that possess the forces of darkness. Jackie tries to keep his darkness at bay, but after a rival mafia tries to kill you, you have no option but to start a war and unleash the darkness within you upon your enemies. But, when you unleash the darkness, you also cut a deal with it, and there's a price to pay at the end...
Graphics: The game graphics reminded me Borderlands but more realistic, and i like it :) kinda gives you the feel of a comics (which it is based on a comic series)
Gameplay: The game is FPS and RPG of some sort, where you gain XP from kills and level your skills, but apart from the guns and black magic you also have 2 tenticals that devours, kill, cutting off heads and ripping the limbs of people (Tons of blood and gore) When you are not cutting and killing, you also play as your little lackey, which is more stealthy than just killing everybody. Also, there are some levels that are purely for the story, they are short but very fun and delivers the awesome story to you, I loved those parts!
Conclusion: This game kinda surprised me, I loved the story, the cut-scenes are great, the gameplay is fun, the graphics are very nice and feel you get is very good. and even though it's short (took me about 6 hours to finish the game on Hard, but you can play it and make different decisions), it's really good! Play it!
There's also multiplayer but I didn't play it honestly, for no reason really
Taken from my Steam reviews page http://steamcommunity.com/id/JustLynx/recommended/67370/ Feel free to ask question on my page