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The Darkness
7.0 out of 10

The Darkness

Based on a comic book, The Darkness is a first person shooter Read more

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Overall 8
7.7

PS3 Review - 'The Darkness'

WorthPlaying
24 October 2007
  • Summary: Based on the best-selling Top Cow comic book, The Darkness casts players as Jackie Estacado, a fearless Mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family who is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of The Darkness.
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Overall 8
8.4

The Darkness

PS3style.com
21 October 2007
  • Conclusion: The Darkness is a mature game that completely lives up to its M-rating. Playing this game a second time definitely made me desire a sequel to visit Jackie’s dark world again. As of now there is no other game on the PS3 that is similar to this, so if you own Sony’s big black box it is highly...
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Overall 8
7.5

The Darkness

Evergeek
4 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Based on the namesake Top Cow Productions comic, created by the developers of the critically-hailed Chronicles of Riddick videogame, The Darkness is a self-contained New York city beef between brazen modern-day, matter-of-fact gangsterism and lurking, unknowably-old, supernatural whoop-ass.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

TheStar.com
4 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Based on the namesake Top Cow Productions comic, created by the developers of the critically-hailed Chronicles of Riddick videogame, The Darkness is a self-contained New York city beef between brazen modern-day, matter-of-fact gangsterism and lurking, unknowably-old, supernatural whoop-ass.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Darkness

Evergeek
4 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Based on the namesake Top Cow Productions comic, created by the developers of the critically-hailed Chronicles of Riddick videogame, The Darkness is a self-contained New York city beef between brazen modern-day, matter-of-fact gangsterism and lurking, unknowably-old, supernatural whoop-ass.
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Overall 9
8.5

The Darkness is a remarkable action game that tells a compelling story from start to finish.

GameSpot
27 June 2007
  • Summary: The Darkness. You work best when you're in the shadows, it's a grisly and occasionally gruesome tale, and it also happens to be the name of the demon festering inside of you. Yes, for multiple reasons, The Darkness is a perfect name for this first-person shooter from 2K and Starbreeze, the developer...
  • Pros: Amazing voice work and dialogue set the mood right out of the gate, Stunning graphics, both technically and artistically, Darkness powers are a lot of fun to use again and again, Compelling, well-told story, Can press a button to devour human hearts
  • Cons: Most of the conventional weapons are useless, Enemy reactions and artificial intelligence feel a little too passive at times, Multiplayer feels a little tacked-on
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Overall 9
8.5

The Darkness is a remarkable action game that tells a compelling story from start to finish.

GameSpot
27 June 2007
  • Summary: The Darkness. You work best when you're in the shadows, it's a grisly and occasionally gruesome tale, and it also happens to be the name of the demon festering inside of you. Yes, for multiple reasons, The Darkness is a perfect name for this first-person shooter from 2K and Starbreeze, the developer...
  • Pros: Amazing voice work and dialogue set the mood right out of the gate, Stunning graphics, both technically and artistically, Darkness powers are a lot of fun to use again and again, Compelling, well-told story, Can press a button to devour human hearts
  • Cons: Most of the conventional weapons are useless, Enemy reactions and artificial intelligence feel a little too passive at times, Multiplayer feels a little tacked-on
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Overall 8
8.2
Design 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
7.8
Storyline 9
8.9

The Darkness

GameTrailers
26 June 2007
  • Excerpt: This year is reaching its mid-point, with a handful of great games under its belt, but a formidable future still waits, and now the first harbinger arrives, hopefully shedding light on what to expect. Or in this case: darkness.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Darkness

Gaming Evolution
25 June 2007
  • Conclusion: However, because The Darkness presents itself and tells its story through methods that reach you in ways only a videogame can, it still achieves some entertainment worth as a game, despite the failings of that game’s core mechanics.
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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 7
7.4
Gameplay 8
8.3
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.7

The Darkness

Futuregamez.net
28 July 2007
  • Summary: The Darkness has been a long time coming but the wait has been worth it. Not perfect, but still very entertaining and a great way to break the PS3 software drought.
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