The Darkness 2

  • The Darkness 2
78
Based on 19 scores, 23 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Intense, gory combat.
  • Creative control scheme.
  • Surprising touching story.

Cons:

  • Abandons open--world-gameplay.
  • Short campaign length.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Mac|Life on 70

The Darkness II may have lost some of its predecessor’s appeal, but the enjoyable combat and excellent story pleasantly help make up the difference. Product The Darkness II Company TransGaming Contact www.transgaming.com Price $49.99...

By Expert Reviews on 80

If you an look past the gory gunplay, there’s a thinking man’s shooter waiting to be discovered underneath...

By TechTree on 70

Pros: Engrossing narrative; Impressive soundtrack; Great voice acting; Skill tree adds depth; Vendetta multiplayer mode is fun; Gory combat. Cons: Short campaign; Lacks innovation; Poor AI; Long load times; Sub-par animation. The Darkness II Developer:...

By T3 Magazine on 80

The co-op and the campaign are a little on the short side (both can be clocked in around six hours), and the overall difficulty isn’t too taxing. Even on the hardest setting it’s hard to shake the sense that you’re basically controlling a walking...

By PC Authority on 67

We liked the premise of the first Darkness game when it launched in 2007 ( see our review here ); based upon the comics of the same name it followed Jackie Estacado, a hitman for the mob, and his particular knack for killing things in gruesome ways. It...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

In a game where we play a demonically possessed mob boss who is hell bent on avenging the death of his true love by any means necessary... eye gouging, impaling, ripping in half, decapitations... and with our source of energy being the consumption of...

By Tech2 on 85

Sprouting two demonic tentacles from your back has its share of advantages, especially if like Jackie Estacado you happen to be the boss of a prominent mob family. Unfortunately it also thrusts a whole boatload of inconveniences upon you like the...

By Gamers Daily News on 75

The Darkness, if you don’t know, is a game based on a comic book series from Top Cow that has been around since 1996. You take on the role of Jackie Estacado again and this time there’s a whole new army of bad guys who don’t like you, so let the...

By PC Advisor on 70

Far more inventive and crazed than most big-name shooters of late, but silly mythology, irritating dialogue and an obnoxious cliffhanger ending do get in the way of its wild abandon....

By Strategy Informer on 75

Since the release of The Darkness in 2007, Jackie Estacado and his comic book world have seen some significant alterations. Digital Extremes have taken over development duties from Starbreeze Studios, a move that paves the way for something a little...

By PC Gamer on -

Four arms: it was so obvious. It must be galling for other shooter developers. They’ve spent decades since Doom trying to work out ways to innovate on the FPS model, to make shooting people feel fresh and interesting again. They’ve tried vast open...

By GameSpy on 80

I played The Darkness II alone in a dark room. I wasn't ever actually scared, or even startled, but I sure was entertained by the action. Presented in a slick-looking graphic-novel art style (which serves as a reminder of The Darkness' comic book...

By Cheat Code Central on 92

Back in 2007, we were introduced to a creepy shooter called The Darkness. It had its flaws, sure, but it was easy to love despite its little quirks. The startlingly empty New York, tedious phone number collecting, and bland fetch quests were easy to...

By ign.com on 80

Despite some problems with polish and a story that takes time to develop into something great, The Darkness II ends up as an early treat in the new year. The narrative elements help the pacing considerably, breaking up Jackie’s engaging and brutal...

By cnet on 70

The Darkness II is a shooter. OK, so that seems a pretty odd statement to make: Of course The Darkness II is a shooter! But in this sequel's case, it's an important point to consider. The Darkness (the original game on consoles) had the feel of an...

International Review By shiftdelete.net on -

İlk oyunu normal FPS'lerden farklı bir konsept üzerine kurulu olan ve bizleri mest eden The Darkness'ın ikincisiyle beraberiz. 2K Games 'in yapımcılığını üstlendiği ikinci oyunda da her şey eskisi gibi mi, değişen şeyler var mı gelin beraber...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 78

The Darkness II er et actionfyldt spil fra 2K games, som tidligere har udgivet fantastiske spil som Bioshock 1 og 2 over middelmådige spil som Mafia II til det direkte skandaløst dårlige spil Duke Nukem Forever. Det har været spændende at se, hvad der...

International Review By pcmasters.de on -

Nach ganzen fünf Jahren darf sich die Gamercommunity nun über ein erneutes Auftreten der Darkness freuen. Die Freude darf man hierbei wörtlich nehmen. Denn viele haben wir an diesem Spiel nicht gefunden, einzig die von Digital-Extremes bekannten...

International Review By zeden.net on 80

The Darkness 2 prend le contre-pied de son prédécesseur en proposant une campagne solo bien plus dirigiste, mais également avec une action bien plus présente. Un FPS qui est dans l'ère du temps avec une simplification du gameplay parfois assez...

International Review By computertotaal.nl on 80

The Darkness 2 is een mooie strip 'vergaming' die het vooral moet hebben van zijn sfeer en de ijzersterke verhaallijn. Hij speelt lekker weg en is zelfs voor de niet-shooterliefhebbers de moeite waard. Het is alleen jammer dat het zo kort en lineair is,...