Rated 0 out of 10 by D4RKN3551NC4RN473 Wow.....
I just played the demo for this game and needless to say, I'm in awe at how amazing this game is and I absolutely LOVE that the darkness can now pick items up to either shield you or stun/kill your enemies. The executions are another magnificent addition to the gameplay and brutality of the ever hungry and masochistic darkness. I've been very picky about my First-Person Shooters as of late. I play but don't necessarily enjoy Call of Duty, hate Battlefield and a tad burnt out on Halo. I usually stick with the not-so-traditional first person games like Duke Nukem Forever (yes, I like DNF because it was what I wanted....a Duke Nukem game) & The Darkness and everything I loved about the original has been overrun by the amount of awesome features they brought into The Darkness II and I am most definitely looking forward to picking up this game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by nobleteamspartan073 "Come Embrace The Darkness"!
its been Five years since the first Darkness game and I've been waiting for the sequel since then. I loved the dark and gritty storyline and I love the gore from impaling your victims to eating there hearts from there chest and hearing the serpents chewing on it. lol call me sick but I enjoyed it and also wiping out every mafia members with the hellish powers. now i've seen the screenshots of this game and I must say it looks cool dont get me wronge but I perfer more realistic graphics then cartoonish side of this fanstastic gritty game I believe they need to stick with the dark creepy feel of Jackie Estacado and his story. but yet I have faith that 2k and starbreez will make it even better than the first hoepfully . I'm so happy that they decide to hold this of this year and instead moving it to 2012. I'm going to pre-order this really soon.
Rated 9 out of 10 by ReaperOfTheMist An over all great game.
I never played the first Darkness game so this was a mystery to me. it was a risk i was willing to take. When i first bought it it was the morning it came out so i got the Limited Edition Version. when i first played it and saw the graphics were not that great so i just thought they just had a low budget but then i figured out it was based on a comic and assumed they wanted to portray the design similar to a comic book. the game play was awesome. It had a great story and it was a little short but if you are one of those gamers who just wants to get through the story then it is for you. you receive points to upgrade your skills. And since this game has a New Game + you can start over and continue upgrading. Two different endings. May opinion is that it is an awesome game and i don't plan on
trading it in or selling it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Pilzbari Embrace the Darkness for a few hours
Okay. So overall, this is a good, solid game.
Pros: The updates from the first in the series have made this entry extremely accessible to any gamer. There is a standard upgrade/perk system allowing the player to feel as though they are evolving through the game. Excellent action covered in blood and limbs torn asunder. Story is very intriguing to any comic book fan. The new multiplayer mode allows you to get together with 2 or 3 friends and eviscerate your opponents.
Cons: Very short game. I beat it on the hardest difficulty twice, collected all the collectables, and unlocked all the achievements within a total of maybe 15-20 hours. The new game plus tries to extend the game, but as I said, it is not very long to begin with.
Solid rental. Not particularly worth a purchase unless you are a collector.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DrPinecone AMAZING!!
Perhaps the most amusing game I have ever played. The graphics aren't great, but the cartoony style fits perfectly (less realistic, more cartoonish) the quad duel system is amazing. I love throwing stuff while slicing people up while either shooting and aiming or duel wielding pistols and machine guns.. The bloody shootouts and gross executions gushing amazing looking cartoon blood are great. The sound of the victims being ripped apart is great. Good guns, good talent evolving, etc etc. the game was short, but extremely replayable. There is also a co-op mode with interesting new characters that will keep me occupied for a while. Did I mention that it is very bloody? People who don't like splatter flicks might want to keep away....
Rated 5 out of 10 by bunny5f6 NO! NO! NO! Put it back!!!!
Thats right, put it back the way it was in number 1, so many things were missing from this game. I accidently came across number 1 and enjoyed every minute of that game, I waited on pins and needles for number 2 to come out, What a disappointment. first off, it seemed they tried to cram a lot into a little. you don't really get to interact with the mobsters, the demons don't slither anymore, you can't watch the t.v. sets, all you do is go from one place to another fighting., but you don't get to find anything really. It left something to be desired... like " Is that It?" I really was bummed and took it right back traded it for Silent Hill downpour, (another disappointment). Wow, games are becoming as bad as the movies they make.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Azhrukov Great Story, Moderate Action
There may be alot of raves about this latest sequel to The Darkness but its nothing spectacular to your average gamer. The story line is simply amazing as it continues the where abouts of the main character Jackie Estacado. The game is fairly short but quite original, the only problem I had with it was the gameplay and the amount of content it provided. You have the option to dual wield a few assortments of SMGs and handguns but even the selection of weapons are poor. Theres nothing that feels powerful other than your dark serpent-like appendages that protrude from your back. Whats very frustrating is trying to avoid areas that have light or when an enemy throws a flare your way, 9/10 you wouldnt have enough time to identify the source and end up dying from how much ammo these suckers pack in their weapons! Near the end of the game I soon realize that its just an interactive story with great visuals. I still give it a high score for originality but other than that I suggest steering clear from the $60 price and wait for it to drop to $20-$40. Unless your a "The Darkness" fan of the series than by all means help yourself to this title, everyone else just rent! And for the fans, this is one awesome anti-hero with some strange abilities(look him up in wiki).
Rated 10 out of 10 by gamer202 worth the long wait!
first off i would recommend the darkness 2 to everyone who likes action shooters, but some other gamers might not enjoy it as much as i have. the combat is absoluetly brilliant and gets two thumbs up! but something that people will either love or hate, the darkness is more a weapon than a tool like in the first darkness.the graphics are amazing and remind me of borderlands times two, but uses that kind of style. the controls work great, and voice acting is spot on! the sound effects are amazing and will push your speakers to the limit if you let them! online is great and worth taking a look at but can be alittle unresponsive at times. all in all the darkness 2 was woth ever penny, and worth the wait, a MUST BUY!
Rated 9 out of 10 by MandingoWarrior A Solid single player but not the best multiplayer
This game is the epitomy of a hard day at work and wanting to tear into some bad guys for relief. The single player is solidy done and a thrill to play. While there is no multiplayer (at least not like cod) there is a co-op campaign. The co-op campaign made me think of Brink, fun to play through the first time but after that its a whole lot of repeating missions. If you a sucker for details like me youll get annoyed that the mouths dont match up to the audio at all. Over all this game is definetly fun to play its an outlet for all those dark thoughts we secretly have but dont want to admit to.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Flipper4 A Quick Buck for 2k
Basically, I paid $60 to push buttons for 4-6 hours. Yes, that is how long it takes to beat the game, twice. On hour-7 of replay, I got all the character perks you can get, and most of all the relics, or "hidden items." The game is, fantastic, I love it, and no-doubt you will enjoy it. But I have been impaled, realizing I actually spent $60 on this game, and I am upset. This game is worth $20 - $30 tops -- it is extremely short, and has little replay value (I could go on about that). I would highly recommend RENTING this game if you want to play it and you'll see what I mean.