The Darkness II (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Interface
Misc
78
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
User Score
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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 Metro station massacre
The Darkness II Windows Throwing a pipe, always fun.
The Darkness II Windows Alien anyone?
The Darkness II Windows Main menu

Promo Images

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Critic Reviews

4Players.de Feb 08, 2012 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Feb 10, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 29, 2012 81 out of 100 81
IGN Feb 07, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 15, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Feb 10, 2012 80 out of 100 80
newbreview.com Feb 23, 2012 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Feb 07, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 15, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Splitkick Feb 17, 2012 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2011 – #6 Top Superhero PC Game

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