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Jackie Estacado returns in the sequel to The Darkness. Jackie has been able to shut away the Darkness for two years, but a sudden attack of a rival gang makes him release the dark powers in order to survive. Jackie will set on a mission to uncover the mystery of the force behind the attackers. It's also somehow connected to Jenny, his murdered girlfriend that he still loves...

Handled by a different development studio, The Darkness II has a more straightforward FPS approach than its predecessor. Jackie is now able to shoot firearms and use the Darkness simultaneously. However, the dark powers disappear once Jackie steps into the light so it's important to eliminate light sources. Jackie's dark powers are upgradable with the use of 'dark essence' which is added after each kill.

In addition to the single player campaign there's Vendetta mode for up to four players. It offers a different story told along side Jackie's and four playable characters with unique weapons and abilities.

The graphics are produced using a cel-shading technique to emulate the visuals of the graphic novel.


The Darkness II Windows Playing as a darkling, specialized in stealth executions.
The Darkness II Windows You can throw various objects, placed along the map. Just like that gas container.
The Darkness II Windows A gruesome headshot
The Darkness II Windows Developers sure had fun inventing execution moves.

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Critic Reviews Windows Mar 05, 2012 9 out of 10 90
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2012 84 out of 100 84
PlayStation Trophies PlayStation 3 Feb 07, 2012 84 out of 100 84 PlayStation 3 Feb 08, 2012 83 out of 100 83 Xbox 360 Feb 08, 2012 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 10, 2012 82 out of 100 82
PCActu Windows Feb 21, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Windows Feb 07, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cheat Happens Windows Feb 29, 2012 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Feb 17, 2012 B 75


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