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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.


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Calm Down Tom Feb 13, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Hasta los Juegos Feb 09, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
XboxAchievements Feb 07, 2012 84 out of 100 84 Feb 08, 2012 83 out of 100 83 Feb 23, 2012 4 out of 5 80
VentureBeat / Gamesbeat Apr 11, 2012 78 out of 100 78 Feb 09, 2012 15 out of 20 75
The Video Game Critic Feb 17, 2012 B 75 Mar 07, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Games Finder Jan 30, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75


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