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The Darkness

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
80
4.1
Xbox 360
83
3.8

User Reviews

A beautiful, introspective poem of a game PlayStation 3 AkibaTechno (228)
A Solid Supernatural FPS PlayStation 3 William Baker (10)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 11 4.1
Xbox 360 16 3.8
Combined MobyScore 27 3.9


The Press Says

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91
PlayStation 3V2.fi
The Darkness oli positiivinen yllätys. Olin lukenut pelistä vain jotain lyhyitä ennakkoja, ennen kuin sain PS3-painoksen käsiini, ja takakansitekstitkin lupailivat jälleen jotain erittäinkin tusinapläjäystä. Totuus on kuitenkin toinen - peli on oikeasti varsin kiinnostava, riittävän pitkä ja siitä paistaa viimeistely, mikä ei nykyaikana ole enää lainkaan itsestäänselvyys. Ainoastaan verkkopeli jäi itselläni kokematta, kun peli alkoi nitistä väärästä NAT-tyypistä. Sinällään menetys ei ole suuri, että mielestäni Darknessin suurin ansio on juurikin yksinpelissä. Se on sopiva yhdistelmä toimintaa ja pikkuruisia puzzleja, jotka rytmittävät räiskettä sopivasti. Vaikeustaso on varsin passeli, mihinkään ei tarvitse jäädä jumiin pitkäksi aikaa ja äkkikuolemat on minimoitu. Naapurikateus siis sikseen: Starbreeze osaa hommansa ja on hyvää vauhtia muodostumassa laadun takeeksi. Suosittelen myös niille, joita sarjakuvat, lonkerot ja FPS-pelit eivät normaalisti kiinnosta.
91
Xbox 360Gamer 2.0
The Darkness isn’t all that long and clocks in at about 10 hours, but it feels fresh the entire way through and doesn’t overstay its welcome. It’s one of the most ambitious and impressive games we’ve played so far this year and hopefully when all the big juggernauts come out this Fall we won’t see this one get pushed to the side. The Darkness is first rate in every way and surely will be enjoyed by fans of any type of action game. Assuming you’re mature enough to handle the violent subject content, you should give this game a shot as it may end up being one of your favorite games of the new generation. It’s certainly one of ours.
91
PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0
The Darkness isn’t all that long and clocks in at about 10 hours, but it feels fresh the entire way through and doesn’t overstay its welcome. It’s one of the most ambitious and impressive games we’ve played so far this year and hopefully when all the big juggernauts come out this Fall we won’t see this one get pushed to the side. The Darkness is first rate in every way and surely will be enjoyed by fans of any type of action game. Assuming you’re mature enough to handle the violent subject content, you should give this game a shot as it may end up being one of your favorite games of the new generation. It’s certainly one of ours.
90
Xbox 360Play.tm
The bottom line with The Darkness is that it pushes the stilted FPS genre in a direction not often associated with mindless run and gun action. The seamless integration of brilliant performances, staggering character animation and near photo-realistic presentation only serve to enhance impressive white-knuckle action gameplay and a truly creepy yet compelling pseudo RPG storyline. The Darkness grips from the off and never comes close to letting go until the satisfyingly comic book payoff slides elegantly into the closing credit roll. It may be covered in blood and certainly not for the faint hearted or weak bowelled, but The Darkness is a bona fide class act... who said gaming's summer months never offer anything of worth?
90
Xbox 360TTGamer
When it comes down to it, I have not been a huge fan of FPS games on consoles, but The Darkness really appealed to me. The game is just so damned cool and so different than the norm in enough aspects that it offers stuff you really don't find enough of in the FPS genre regardless of platform, such as some really unique gameplay mechanisms and a refreshing change in perspective from a storyline point of view. This game is not "just another FPS", and while some of the risks it takes don't work out as great as they could have, what you ultimately have here is a different and daring take on a genre which has become a tad stale in recent times, and developers Starbreeze and publisher 2KGames should be commended for it. Simply put, The Darkness is an absolute must have if you want some action packed FPS fun without sacrificing innovation and creativity.
90
PlayStation 3Tweakers.net
Het is jammer dat de AI van de vijanden te wensen over laat, maar dit doet niets af aan deze geweldige game, waarin de speler meegesleept wordt door een goed verhaal en harde actie. Tel daar de prachtige graphics en de grimmige sfeer bij op en we konden niet anders dan het spel belonen met een hoog cijfer. Heeft de speler het spel eenmaal uitgespeeld en tussen toppers als Max Payne, Fahrenheit en Half-Life 2 in de kast gezet, dan zal het nog enige tijd duren voordat alle spoken uit het hoofd van de gamer zijn verdwenen. Als dat al gebeurt.
90
Xbox 360Deeko
In every generation of gaming, a title comes along to remind us, once and for all, that story is premium. With this new generation of super consoles on the market, we've all managed to focus on the aspect of graphics alone, being inundated with swanky looking titles that are hip in the graphics department, but lacking when it comes to delivering a real punch in the story department . When you hear gamer's (sic) talk about the latest titles on the market, one of the first things people ask about are the visuals! I mean, it seems we never hear people ask about the game play or even bring up how coherent the story is. Thankfully Starbreeze, creators of the surprise hit Riddick on the original Xbox, are back to remind us all that while pretty graphics bring you to the table, it's story and presentation that makes you stay for the meal.
90
Xbox 360Gameslave UK
The Darkness is without doubt the best FPS on the Xbox 360. It may also be one of the best narratives on any system, with truly fantastic voice acting. Not since Half-Life 2 have gamers been so drawn into a world, and so emotionally invested in its characters. Couple this with outrageous action and fantastic atmosphere, and you have one of the most brilliant and unique single-player experiences. If you like shooters, you should own this game. Here's hoping Starbreeze have the means and drive to deliver an even better sequel.
89
Xbox 360Gamers.at
The Darkness ist definitiv ein Spiel das ich auch jetzt, nach der Testphase, noch öfter in meine Konsole schmeißen werde. Es sieht toll aus, klingt ausgezeichnet, spielt sich mitreißend, erzählt eine großartige Geschichte und macht einfach richtig Spaß. Schade nur, dass die Stadt manchmal gar etwas leer wirkt, es hier und da an Logik mangelt und der MP-Part so in den Sand gesetzt wurde. Aber das Hauptaugenmerk liegt hier ja ohnehin ganz klar auf dem Einzelspielererlebnis und der Story. Unterm Strich kann ich The Darkness also jeden Shooterfan, der mal wieder Lust hat eine richtig gute Geschichte für Erwachsene auf seiner Konsole zu erleben, nur wärmstens ans hoffentlich noch lange im Brustkorb bleibende Herz legen. Hier bekommt man ein echt tolles Actionpaket geliefert, dass einen so schnell nicht wieder loslassen wird.
89
Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Alle diejenigen unter euch, die Ego-Shooter lieben und nichts gegen Adventure-Elemente sowie eine offene Spielwelt haben und harten Tobak vertragen können sei das Spiel wärmstens empfohlen. Dabei ist aber zu beachten, dass es auf gar keinen Fall in Kinderhände gehört und außerdem ist zu beachten, dass die deutsche Version wieder einmal der Zensurschere zum Opfer gefallen ist (nähere Infos in unserem Newsflash).
88
PlayStation 3GamesFire
The Darkness ist ein Ego-Shooter, der eine gewaltige Atmosphäre besitzt, die einen bereits nach wenigen Minuten förmlich an den Bildschirm fesselt. Die Story ist, vor allem zu Beginn, dramatisch inszeniert worden, auch wenn sie zum Schluss ein wenig mehr Spannung vertragen hätte. Negativ fallen die etwas leichten Missionen und der bandbreitenfressende Online-Modus aus. Wer auf Ego-Shooter steht und von einem Spiel auch in Hinblick auf Sound sowie Grafik einiges erwartet, für den ist The Darkness ein Pflichtkauf. Bleibt zu hoffen, dass die Starbreeze Studios einen Nachfolger entwickeln - genug Optionen halten sie sich mit dem Ende meiner Meinung nach offen.
88
Xbox 360games xtreme
All in all the Darkness is a step in the right direction, if Starbreeze removed the multiplayer and added more story it would be a really top-notch game. But against the likes of Riddick it still falls a bit short, not even Mike's creepy Darkness portrayal and demonic overtones can save it from the cruddy Darkling AI. The AI in general is passable except for those little buggers, who end up acting like tools rather than being tools the player can use to help them accomplish a mission.
87
Xbox 360GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven
The game some minor flaws, but overall it is one of the best FPS games released in the last year or so. You’ll probably have fond memories of events in the game years from now!
86
Xbox 3604Players.de
Als hätten sich Scorsese und Clive Barker getroffen, um im italienischen Untergrund New Yorks eine Arie aus satanischen Versen zu singen - das spielt sich fast wie Goodfellas auf Black Metal! Aber eben nur fast. Das ganz große Meisterwerk lässt sich zwar zunächst aufgrund der oskarreifen Nebendarsteller sowie suggerierten Freiheit erahnen, bleibt aber aus. Denn so wie es im richtigen Leben einen kreativen Graben zwischen dem genialen Scorsese und dem manchmal guten Barker gibt, klaffen auch in diesem Abenteuer einige dramaturgische und spielerische Lücken, über die keine Platinbrücke führen kann. Der Moment der Verwandlung wurde verschenkt, das Spiel entwickelt sich im letzten Drittel leider doch wieder zum einfachen Shooter mit fragwürdiger KI und all die bösen Ahnungen und Drohungen werden im Finale nicht befriedigt. Trotzdem: Die Schweden haben es drauf. Es gibt einfach so viele coole Situationen.
86
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Great single player experience that has a distinct and unique feel to it. Talk about making an FPS stand out from the pack, Starbreeze nails that with the Darkness’ powers. Pity about the multiplayer, but the single player experience must be experienced, whether you rent or buy, you won't regret it.
86
PlayStation 34Players.de
ls hätten sich Scorsese und Clive Barker getroffen, um im italienischen Untergrund New Yorks eine Arie aus satanischen Versen zu singen - das spielt sich fast wie Goodfellas auf Black Metal! Aber eben nur fast. Das ganz große Meisterwerk lässt sich zwar zunächst aufgrund der oskarreifen Nebendarsteller sowie suggerierten Freiheit erahnen, bleibt aber aus. Denn so wie es im richtigen Leben einen kreativen Graben zwischen dem genialen Scorsese und dem manchmal guten Barker gibt, klaffen auch in diesem Abenteuer einige dramaturgische und spielerische Lücken, über die keine Platinbrücke führen kann.
86
PlayStation 3FOK!games
Al met al voelt The Darkness als een game die wel een afgerond verhaal vormt, maar een duidelijke setup naar iets groters is niet te ontkennen. Ik kan hier niet over in details treden zonder het verhaal te verpesten, maar door het gebrek aan vijanden met superkrachten die gelijk zijn aan The Darkness (denk hierbij voornamelijk aan The Angelus, meer over haar in onze eerder verschenen special). The Darkness biedt voor shooter-fanaten een verfrissing in het genre, en ook mensen die shooters absoluut niets vinden zouden deze game wel eens kunnen waarderen.
85
Xbox 360Gamesmania
The Darkness ist kein Spiel für Jeden. Und das ist in diesem Fall absolut nicht negativ gemeint. Das Spiel ist nicht perfekt: die kleinen, unbelebten Straßenabschnitte, die Weltkriegsmissionen und die nicht zu 100% gelungene Kampfsteuerung stören den Gesamteindruck aber erstaunlicherweise nur sehr wenig. Wenn man sich auf die Geschichte einlässt und kein Ballerfest a la Doom erwartet, wird man 10- 15 Stunden perfekt unterhalten. Die glaubwürdigen Charaktere, die absolut gelungene Atmosphäre und die großartige inszenierte Story allein, rechtfertigen den Kauf des Spiels. The Darkness zeigt, dass ein Ego-Shooter mehr sein kann, als eine hirnlose Ballerorgie. Man kann es den Entwicklern gar nicht hoch genug anrechnen, dass sie den Mut haben, ein so „anderes“ Spiel zu veröffentlichen. Danke Starbreeze!
85
PlayStation 3Gamesmania
The Darkness ist kein Spiel für Jeden. Und das ist in diesem Fall absolut nicht negativ gemeint. Das Spiel ist nicht perfekt: die kleinen, unbelebten Straßenabschnitte, die Weltkriegsmissionen und die nicht zu 100% gelungene Kampfsteuerung stören den Gesamteindruck aber erstaunlicherweise nur sehr wenig. Wenn man sich auf die Geschichte einlässt und kein Ballerfest a la Doom erwartet, wird man 10- 15 Stunden perfekt unterhalten. Die glaubwürdigen Charaktere, die absolut gelungene Atmosphäre und die großartige inszenierte Story allein, rechtfertigen den Kauf des Spiels. The Darkness zeigt, dass ein Ego-Shooter mehr sein kann, als eine hirnlose Ballerorgie. Man kann es den Entwicklern gar nicht hoch genug anrechnen, dass sie den Mut haben, ein so „anderes“ Spiel zu veröffentlichen. Danke Starbreeze!
85
Xbox 360Lawrence
The true star of The Darkness is the overall presentation. It’s wonderfully voice-acted (especially Faith No More lead singer Mike Patton providing the voice of the Darkness), and it’s hard to find games with a more cinematic feel than this. There are countless moments where you really feel like you’re in a movie, and this does wonders in terms of making the game more immersive. It reminds me of Prey in many ways. The gameplay is competent yet unremarkable, but the presentation makes the experience a highly entertaining one.
85
Xbox 360Fragland.net
After Chronicles of Riddick this is again a very qualitative title that’s more than worth to wear the name of a license. The story, the surprising powers and fun Darklings, the grimm and adult atmosphere and some welcome innovations are a fresh wind through the genre. Starbreeze Studios again succeeds in showing why they’ve got such a good reputation and we’re already looking forward to seeing more from this developer.
85
PlayStation 3Game Captain
Ein Ego-Shooter mit einer richtigen Story kommt nicht alle Tage. Nun gut – die Story von The Darkness ist zwar etwas abgefahren, dank überraschender Vorkommnisse und albtraumhafter Ereignisse aber durchaus spannend und spielenswert inszeniert. Ungewöhnlich ist die genreuntypische Einbindung von professionell gesprochenen Dialogen in die Handlung, wodurch das Gameplay ständig zwischen Shooter und Adventure pendelt. Auch die Kombination von Mafia-Action und Gruselhorror ist interessant. Die tollen Schockeffekte sorgen für eine unheimliche Horroratmosphäre.
85
Xbox 360Gamers Europe
It might sound simple to make sure that an action- and character-driven game has got a lot of action and good characters, but it's amazing how often the basics get ignored in favour of a flashy gimmick. The Darkness, however, is solid from the ground up and very worthy of your attention; it takes the key elements of the genre and polishes them until they gleam, whilst adding a few new and well-realised ideas to the mix, all the while ensuring your attention is held with its excellent storywork. Just don't blame me if all the raw hearts you eat end up giving you indigestion.
85
Xbox 360Entertainment Depot, The
The Darkness doesn’t succeed because of the gunplay, the powers, the characters, or the story. I don’t think anyone will tell you with a straight face that it’s a first-person shooter of any measure; though certainly serviceable, it’s far from being on par with a Call of Duty 2 or Rainbow 6: Vegas. The powers go from being underwhelming to overpowering shortly, and the characters are about as typical as the story. No, The Darkness succeeds because all of the elements intertwine so well: the gunplay is good for what it’s needed to be; the powers ramp up and become strong because the darkness is getting too powerful to control; the characters manage to squeeze out a bit of personality in the middle of the often hammy dialogue; and the story takes the kinds of twists and turns that you would expect and want from a game featuring a possessed protagonist.
85
PlayStation 3GameSpot
The Darkness' appeal comes from its many different parts coming together in a really great way. The believability of the characters mixed with this hellacious demonic force fits together in a really interesting fashion; the gameplay is very satisfying, even if it isn't especially challenging; and the presentation is top-notch. If you're a sucker for M-rated action--and really, how can you pass on a game with a human-heart-eating mechanic?--you'll definitely want to play The Darkness.
85
Xbox 360GameSpot
The Darkness' appeal comes from its many different parts coming together in a really great way. The believability of the characters mixed with this hellacious demonic force fits together in a really interesting fashion; the gameplay is very satisfying, even if it isn't especially challenging; and the presentation is top-notch.
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Xbox 360Game Freaks 365
The Darkness, it’s a tough sell. A 10-hour storyline (15 hours at most) means that you’ll be spending more than $6 an hour with Jackie Estacado. Still, The Darkness is worth its weight. It is this summer’s Prey, and if some of you remember, Prey earned accolades for its innovative, topsy-turvy portal action and interesting mix of styles. The Darkness does almost the exact same thing, minus the portals but with an infinite amount more of the number of heart-eating, wicked-eyed tentacles. Check it out, at least give it a rental.
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Xbox 360XBox Front
Trotz zahlreicher Kritikpunkte, wie der teilweise recht unpräzisen Steuerung, der wenig cleveren k.I., dem desolaten Multiplayer-Modus oder auch den Framerateschwächen, ist The Darkness ein absolut empfehlenswerter Horror-Shooter. Eine genial inszenierte Storyline fesselt euch bedingungslos an den Bildschirm, während liebevoll gestaltete Charaktere, die grandios synchronisiert wurden, eine ganz besondere Atmosphäre entstehen lassen. Der geringe Schwierigkeitsgrad öffnet darüberhinaus Anfängern die Türen, während sich Profis in Angesicht der Veröffentlichung eines Bioshocks unter Umständen unterfordert fühlen könnten, was angesichts der wirklich toll erzählten Geschichte in The Darkness aber ausnahmsweise kaum eine Rolle spielt. Fans des Genres ist das Spiel absolut zu empfehlen, wobei auch weniger horrorbegeisterte Zocker einen Blick riskieren dürfen.
82
PlayStation 3Game Freaks 365
The Darkness, it’s a tough sell. A 10-hour storyline (15 hours at most) means that you’ll be spending more than $6 an hour with Jackie Estacado. Still, The Darkness is worth its weight. It is this summer’s Prey, and if some of you remember, Prey earned accolades for its innovative, topsy-turvy portal action and interesting mix of styles. The Darkness does almost the exact same thing, minus the portals but with an infinite amount more of the number of heart-eating, wicked-eyed tentacles. Check it out, at least give it a rental.
82
Xbox 360Kombo.com
The story of Jackie Estacado is a short but excellent one, and this game will eventually be remembered as yet another overlooked title once the fall cornucopia of games parade in. However, if you are looking for an excellent story and some awesome gunplay, the Darkness is a must try. Just don't turn the lights off.
81
PlayStation 3Futuregamez.net
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed The Darkness. My high hopes were met pretty well with some solid gameplay, a decent storyline and stunning visuals and audio. I would have liked to see a slightly better online multi-player setup and certainly a bit more length to the single player game but this is a title which PS3 owners can use to show off the power of their new system.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpy
All that said, we love The Darkness and can easily recommend it to mature gamers everywhere as the definitive horror game of 2007. It's the closest thing we've seen to an HD-gen Silent Hill, except that in The Darkness you get to play as that venerable franchise's ultimate evil monstrosity, Pyramid Head, clothed in the flesh of a mafia hit man. It is highly unlikely that anyone that picks this game up will be disappointed with it, unless they are operating on the mistaken impression that there is a decent multiplayer game too.
80
Xbox 360GameSpy
All that said, we love The Darkness and can easily recommend it to mature gamers everywhere as the definitive horror game of 2007. It's the closest thing we've seen to an HD-gen Silent Hill, except that in The Darkness you get to play as that venerable franchise's ultimate evil monstrosity, Pyramid Head, clothed in the flesh of a mafia hit man. It is highly unlikely that anyone that picks this game up will be disappointed with it, unless they are operating on the mistaken impression that there is a decent multiplayer game too.
80
Xbox 360Retrogaming History
The Darkness convince soprattutto per la sua atmosfera e per le sensazioni che riesce a regalare a colui che intende giocarci. Ottima la recitazione per quanto riguarda il doppiaggio in inglese dei vari personaggi ma solamente più che suffciente l’espressività di alcuni volti. Purtroppo la giocabilità nuda e cruda, quella dei combattimenti, pur nella sua buona varietà non fa gridare al miracolo e si attesta su livelli piuttosto mediocri. Peccato, forse avremmo potuto avere tra le mani un altro capolavoro
80
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"The Darkness" é a melhor opção do momento para os amantes de jogos em primeira pessoa que desejam algo além de guerra. O visual impressiona pelos detalhes gráficos e o clima de suspense está sempre presente no ar. A interatividade com os objetos e pessoas pelas fases chama a atenção, com uma trilha sonora que acompanha o gênero do jogo e efeitos sonoros com nomes de respeito. O ponto negativo fica para o modo multijogador que não teve grande capricho e a pequena variedade de armas de fogo. Mas para quem procura um jogo de ação com doses extremas de violência, além de um enredo envolvente, sua pedida é aqui!
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Xbox 360Super Play
The Darkness är inte allt vi ville att en andlig uppföljare till Riddick skulle bli, men Starbreeze tar stora steg framåt på flera punkter. Spelsveriges stolthet går en ljus framtid till mötes.
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Xbox 360Games TM
The Darkness is an artistic and technical achievement, and the perfect antidote to the so-called summer drought. Mark up another win for the Starbreeze team.
80
Xbox 360PlayDevil
In the end, "The Darkness" is all and all a good game. The visuals are nice, the gameplay is unique and refreshing, and the story is engrossing and very well done. The only two things that hamper the game is the short campaign (around ten hours), and the horribly implemented multiplayer. Though with these two issues "The Darkness" is still a very good game as one would only expect from Starbreeze. Hopefully there will be sequels to this game, for this series has a chance to become a superb game franchise if Starbreeze fixes some of the issues in the next installments.
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Xbox 360Game Positive
In The Darkness, players are treated to an interesting story, riveting game play, superb visuals, and fantastic sound design. Although the sheer lack of multiplayer quality is immediately apparent and the uninspired AI provides mostly frustration rather than a challenge, the single-player campaign is remarkable enough to merit this game a glowing recommendation. Despite its flaws, The Darkness proves that it is still possible to stand out from the shadows.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Pour qui a aimé des titres allant de Riddick à Condemned en passant par Max Payne, The Darkness est difficile à contourner. Il est vrai que le jeu ne manque pas de défauts, que son IA est à la ramasse, que son rythme tarde à se caler ou que ses gunfights sont souvent trop limités et j'en passe. Néanmoins, l'usage des pouvoirs du Darkness et un paquet de phases de gameplay tardives valent la peine de se plonger dans l'ombre pour n'en ressortir qu'après plusieurs heures. Mais on ne peut qu'être frustré de voir tant de maîtrise côtoyer de si grossières erreurs.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Pour qui a aimé des titres allant de Riddick à Condemned en passant par Max Payne, The Darkness est difficile à contourner. Il est vrai que le jeu ne manque pas de défauts, que son IA est à la ramasse, que son rythme tarde à se caler ou que ses gunfights sont souvent trop limités et j'en passe. Néanmoins, l'usage des pouvoirs du Darkness et un paquet de phases de gameplay tardives valent la peine de se plonger dans l'ombre pour n'en ressortir qu'après plusieurs heures. Mais on ne peut qu'être frustré de voir tant de maîtrise côtoyer de si grossières erreurs.
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PlayStation 3The Review Busters
I'm glad that I chose The Darkness as my completely free game from Gamestop. I'm also happy that I didn't have to pay anything for this game because I really don't see much replay value after you go through it once. You may want to run through it maybe 2 or 3 times to try and find all the little unlockables if you really like the game, but I don't see myself playing it over and over like I did with Resident Evil 4. However, you won't be disappointed if you get this one for a long rental or if you find a used copy somewhere. I definitely recommend it for either scenario.
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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
This Xbox 360 version is superior to its PS3 cousin, thanks to its effective vibration feature and load screens that are completely disguised (no meters). The Darkness held my attention like few first-person shooters can, with an edgy brand of demonic carnage you just don't see everyday.
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Xbox 360Gamezine
Qu'on ne s'y trompe pas, The Darkness reste un grand jeu malgré ces quelques défauts, reste que tout le plaisir procuré par l'aventure principale ne justifie peut-être pas qu'on y place le prix fort, surtout avec une rejouabilité aussi nulle. Dans la veine des Max Payne, Condemned ou autres Half-Life, The Darkness est un jeu qui se suffit à lui seul sans mode multijoueur, et on ne peut s'empêcher de regretter quelques heures de jeu supplémentaires à la fin, à l'instar des jeux précédemment cités. Autrement dit un jeu incontournable à moins de 30€.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US)
The last thing you can say about The Darkness is that it's just like every other first-person shooter. Based on the comic book series by Top Cow Productions, it's a refreshing change of pace in a genre marked by copy-cat design and been-there-done-that gameplay.
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PlayStation 3FiringSquad
The Darkness has a great visual look to it and the supernatural powers you get to use are fun for a bit but ultimately it gets to be a grind to get to the game's final moments thanks to the long load times and the repetitive gameplay aspects. Multiplayer is uninspired with the exception of playing as a Darkling. Overall this long awaited title falls a bit short of its goal of being an effective horror themed action game. If you want to play a game that combines these aspects well, play F.E.A.R. or the Max Payne titles again.
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Xbox 360FiringSquad
The Darkness has a great visual look to it and the supernatural powers you get to use are fun for a bit but ultimately it gets to be a grind to get to the game's final moments thanks to the long load times and the repetitive gameplay aspects. Multiplayer is uninspired with the exception of playing as a Darkling. Overall this long awaited title falls a bit short of its goal of being an effective horror themed action game. If you want to play a game that combines these aspects well, play F.E.A.R. or the Max Payne titles again.
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Xbox 360FZ
Visst, det är jätteskoj med darklings och knepiga bläckfiskhänder och jag medger att The Darkness har många trevliga detaljer som inte får plats i den här recensionen. Men om man ser till helheten hade jag väntat mig mer. Därmed inte sagt att du inte ska köpa det. The Darkness är ett bra spel, särskilt om man behöver motionera shooterfingret under regniga sommardagar.
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Xbox 360Computer Bild Spiele
Anders als andere Spiele dieser Art wird "The Darkness" mit zunehmender Dauer immer einfacher. Können Sie sich zunächst nur mit Handfeuerwaffen wehren, so stehen Ihnen am Ende derart viele Spezialfähigkeiten zu Gebote, dass Sie selbst mit größeren Gruppen von Angreifern leichtes Spiel haben. Was bleibt, ist ein spannendes, sehr gewalttätiges Abenteuer, das besonders mit seiner tollen Grafik punktet. Nicht mehr und nicht weniger.
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PlayStation 3The Video Game Critic
The PS3 edition of The Darkness is almost identical to the Xbox 360 version, except you need to sit through load meters in this one. Also, the lack of controller vibration is glaring. You can only save one game at a time, and I actually lost my latest checkpoint just so I could show my buddy the kick-ass intro. Multi-player modes are included, but only via LAN or on-line. I've grown a bit weary of first-person shooters, but The Darkness was just original and weird enough to win me over.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
There’s quite a bit to recommend The Darkness, the beautiful interactive environments and the dynamic characters not the least of them. But the handicapped shooting elements, the inconsequential mini-games, and the lack of connection between them will probably turn off diehard shooter fans. It’s not the biggest game, nor the most technical, but it is original—absurd and effective despite its faults.
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PlayStation 3WomenGamers.com
Releasing the Darkness is one line of defense. There is also the snake that can be sent out using his Demon Arm. The gameplay consists of a combination of FPS and stealth killing. There is a single player story mode that fans of the comic will enjoy, immersing you in the storyline. A wide range of weapons and abilities are availabe such as handguns and sub-machine guns, shotguns and assault rifles. Additionally he can summon darklings that each have their own special ability to exploit.
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PlayStation 3Gamestyle
While Starbreeze have brought their customary expertise graphically, so many other aspects of The Darkness are sadly lacking. What could have been an extremely enjoyable first person adventure turns out in reality to be a missed opportunity, while still offering enough to get by. Fans of The Darkness and first person shooters were probably hoping for something a little more substantial and engaging.