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The Darkness II






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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2K Games
Digital Extremes
Shooter, Mac
2K Games
Tuesday, February 7, 2012


  • 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.


  • 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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Overall score based on 53 reviews

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.

Bloody, Gory, Humorous

This game is different from all other games in it's categories. It is seemingly meant to be dark and scary, yet some things will definitely make you laugh like the little monkey demon that helps you on your path to total darkness. The controls are quite easy to figure out, as any other game. You are not limited to singular ways of killing people, but you are able to be tactical and destroy enemies in different ways. You can cause mass destruction with your demonic powers and completely destroy everything that comes in your path. The story line is very peculiar with a great setting and game play.

Come into the darkness Jackie!!!

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 comics

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 Fans

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.

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