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The Darkness II (Windows)

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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.

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The Darkness II Windows Oh, what a mess. Someone will have to clean it up. Probably Butcher.
The Darkness II Windows Hello there, <moby game="Duke Nukem Forever">Duke Nukem Forever</moby>.
The Darkness II Windows In the mysterious asylum
The Darkness II Windows The dark essence should be spent on various upgrades for Jackie's powers.

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The Press Says

allaboutgames.co.uk Mar 05, 2012 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Feb 10, 2012 82 out of 100 82
IGN Feb 07, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Happens Feb 29, 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
GameSpy Feb 07, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PCActu Feb 21, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 15, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Splitkick Feb 17, 2012 7 out of 10 70

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  • GameSpy
    • 2011 – #6 Top Superhero PC Game

GTramp (31555) added The Darkness II (Windows) on Mar 19, 2012
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