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The Darkness II





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The Darkness II





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.

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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.

Key Features:


    Slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with the Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons, adding a new dimension to the FPS category.


    Master the Demon Arms and summon the powers of The Darkness for even more explosive gameplay.


    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.


    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.


    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.

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  • 77

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2K Games
Digital Extremes
Action, Shooter, Mac
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 @ 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
  • Memory: 1.5GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 10GB
  • Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Additional: Requires installation of Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and nVidia PhysX version 9.11.1107 (included with download)


  • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB free
  • Video Memory: 256MB
  • Video Card: AMD HD2600 / Nvidia 9600GT with at least 256 MB VRAM
  • Additional: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client for Mac OS X.
Recommended Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 10GB
  • Video Card: 512+ MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible
  • Additional: Requires installation of Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and nVidia PhysX version 9.11.1107 (included with download)


  • OS: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i Series processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB free
  • Video Memory: 512+ MB
  • Video Card: AMD HD4870 with at least 512 MB VRAM

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Great title to have fun with!


The Darkness II is a first-person shooter and a continuation of the Xbox 360 classic and is based on the comic series. In the game, we play as Jackie Estacado, who after the events of the first part suppressed the Darkness and became the godfather of the criminal Franchetti family. Unfortunately, this condition does not last long. The hero is attacked by the dark-skinned Brotherhood and, while standing on the brink of death, is forced to release her and take advantage of her power. The game is brutal and very fun to play, using the Darkness is very entertaining. Give it a shot!

Unique FPS begging for sequel


If you're looking for a unique FPS experience then you need to look no further than The Darkness II. With a great unique setting taken from the popular graphic novel of the same name and the addition of supernatural powers and weapons this game is a great refreshment from all the military based FPS games that have come out over the last 10 years or so. The only issue is the short campaign (it only takes about 5 hours or so to get from start to finish even on high difficulty). The ending sets up for a sequel that unfortunately never came and most likely will never because the developers were bought up and no longer have the rights to the IP.

Welcome to the darkness!


Once again welcome to the darkness! The Darkness II is a game of evil and goodness that allows you to look at action and FPS style with a different perspective. On the one hand, while you are fighting for your rightful reasons, on the other hand you are murdering your enemies and you reveal your bad side. This is your evil arm accompanied by your bad side (Demon Arms). There are so many ways you can kill your enemies by using these arms, except guns, in the vote. For example, you can catch them and cut them off or kill them with your cutting tools (especially throwing saw-like tools is a pleasure). You can also use these arms to defend yourself by hiding yourself. The Noir style graphics of the game are very successful and add a different atmosphere to the game, each square full of details and sometimes you can not stop yourself from standing by looking at your surroundings. The storyline, which is the continuation of the story, has been edited from time to time to allow you to come and go between reality and imagination. If I come to the expansions, first I can refer to the shortness of the game. You can finish 4-5 hours in normal difficulty level, or you can finish in 2-3 hours if you skip intermediate videos. But if you are playing to complete Vendetta side quests and Steam achievements, this can be an average of 15-20 hours. Secondarily, your enemies are stationed at fixed positions or run directly over them, making them easy hunts, which allows you to easily reach out to your superior even if you are playing in the toughest difficulty. On the other hand, the weapons and defense methods used by the various types of enemies make up for it. Finally I recommend you to play because of the different gameplay and atmosphere of the game ..

A Blast


I came to The Darkness 2 having never read the comics. I actually only found out it originated from a comic book after I finished it. I didn't know anything about anything in this world, but the game looked awesome and I had my expectations high. I was not disappointed. The Darkness 2 is a linear fps game, and it brings awesome new things to the genre. You not only control your standard gun (like in any fps), but you also simultaneously control two tentacles (which are the Darkness manifesting itself). Controlling all these three things at the same time is just a blast. The tentacles have plenty of different moves to help you (they can recover your health or ammo depending of the move you kill enemies with, for example). Now, I want to praise the technical side of this game. Not only it looks absolutely amazing (with an awesome art style), it is VERY optimized. And I mean it. I could play this on a potato with very decent settings so, even if you don't have a beast of a pc, just go for it! The Darkness 2 is an awesome game for people who have never read the comics and fans alike (from what I've heard). It's innovative and fun, but you'll finish the campaign pretty quickly (it took me 11 hours to 100% the game). Grab this one and have a blast.

Shoot, slash, stab, rip... repeat.


The Darkness II is an enjoyable FPS based off of the comic book series of the same name. I've had some experience with the comics, but not with the original game. I got this game as apart of a 2K Games Bundle, so didn't totally know what to expect going in. By the end, however, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the game. It's a bloody jaunt of revenge as you play a mafia aficionado trying to get back your beloved that was taken from you. However, you have powers of The Darkness that consumes and drives you, pushing you along to continue ripping shooting and kill all the things that are placed before you. The story was very enjoyable and held plenty of comic book charm. However, it felt much too short. After getting your upgrades for The Darkness and seeing all the weapons, it was basically over. There's a few nice twists I didn't expect that kept me excited about the game all throughout, as well. Overall, it's fun and enjoyable gameplay, but I can't say that this game is a must. It's worth watching through a let's play if you're curious, but if you enjoy The Darkness franchise than I would say it's definitely worth your time.

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