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The Darkness II

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
...
1.8
Windows
77
3.4
Xbox 360
81
4.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Darkness II Windows The dark essence should be spent on various upgrades for Jackie's powers.
The Darkness II Windows Hello there, <moby game="Duke Nukem Forever">Duke Nukem Forever</moby>.
The Darkness II Windows Ah-ah, you won't get me.
The Darkness II Windows Where would Jackie be without his favourite guns?

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The Press Says

Calm Down Tom Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Hasta los Juegos Xbox 360 Feb 09, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
PlayStation Trophies PlayStation 3 Feb 07, 2012 84 out of 100 84
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2012 84 out of 100 84
newbreview.com Xbox 360 Feb 23, 2012 4 out of 5 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Feb 15, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 10, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Gamesbeat Xbox 360 Apr 11, 2012 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Feb 09, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Splitkick Windows Feb 17, 2012 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2011 – #6 Top Superhero PC Game

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