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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 Can't get to enemies? Stun them with the swarm of killer insects!
The Darkness II Windows Ah-ah, you won't get me.
The Darkness II Windows Main menu
The Darkness II Windows Getting under the light is a bad idea, as you can't use Darkness there.

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The Press Says Windows Mar 05, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Windows Feb 08, 2012 83 out of 100 83 PlayStation 3 Feb 08, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Cheat Happens Windows Feb 29, 2012 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Feb 07, 2012 8 out of 10 80
PCActu Windows Feb 21, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Windows Feb 07, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Xbox 360 Feb 09, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Splitkick Windows Feb 17, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Factornews Windows Feb 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60


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