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The Darkness II

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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 Executing the dude for extra health regeneration.
The Darkness II Windows Nasty darling doing his things.
The Darkness II Windows Enemy hearts restore your health and give experience points.
The Darkness II Windows The Hell has its own weapons.

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4Players.de Xbox 360 Feb 08, 2012 83 out of 100 83
4Players.de Windows Feb 08, 2012 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 10, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb 29, 2012 81 out of 100 81
IGN Windows Feb 07, 2012 8 out of 10 80
PCActu Windows Feb 21, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Gamesbeat Xbox 360 Apr 11, 2012 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Feb 15, 2012 15 out of 20 75
ComputerGames.ro Windows Apr 12, 2012 75 out of 100 75
Splitkick Windows Feb 17, 2012 7 out of 10 70


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