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The Darkness II
8.5 out of 10

The Darkness II

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Overall 9
9.0

The Darkness II

Game Over Online
1 September 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s no getting passed it — as much as I enjoyed The Darkness back in 2007, it was a heavily flawed game. For every thing it did right, it had an equally as debilitating flaw. The combat was fun, even if the gunplay was a little unpolished; the level design was varied and often stunning, but the...
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Overall 9
9.0

The Darkness II

Game Over Online
22 March 2012
  • Excerpt: There's no getting passed it -- as much as I enjoyed The Darkness back in 2007, it was a heavily flawed game. For every thing it did right, it had an equally as debilitating flaw. The combat was fun, even if the gunplay was a little unpolished; the level design was varied and often stunning, but the...
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Overall 10
10

In the grip of The Darkness II

Quarter to Three
28 February 2012
  • Excerpt: “Corridor” used to be a dirty word in shooters. Time was I thought a linear corridor-based shooter was a lost cause. Thanks Calls of Duty! But then along came the Bioshocks, and games that did such nifty things with the shooting that I didn’t mind the corridors: The Club, Resident Evil 5, Lost...
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Game Over Online
15 February 2012
  • Excerpt: It's like developer Digital Extremes took a look at every little thing about The Darkness, the good and the bad, and made it all better. While the original game strove for realism, its sequel goes for the more stylistic approach -- a style called Graphic Noir -- and ends up looking like a living,...
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Overall 9
8.7

The Darkness II Review

DailyGame
14 February 2012
  • Conclusion: — Although quad wielding is a bit gimmicky, it makes for a fast-paced shooter with more blood than any game this side of The Phlebotomist. The narrative is an incredible surprise, and there are enough mind-bending twists to keep you going through the end.
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Overall 9
9.1

The Darkness II

AV Club
13 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The legend around the 2007 game The Darkness grew from a single, powerful scene. Cast in the role of demonically possessed mobster Jackie Estacado, players wound up immersed in an honest-to-God human moment: sitting on a couch with love interest Jenny, watching To Kill A Mockingbird .
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Overall 10
10

The Darkness II

True achievements
9 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Overall it is a really good game to rent over a weekend or buy a cheaper price. It will warrant a lot of fun in both single player and multiplayer but just isn’t long enough or have enough replay value to make it worth a full price.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Darkness II Review

AtomicGamer
7 February 2012
  • Excerpt: If you've heard anything about The Darkness II , sequel to 2007's comic book-inspired, cult-fave horror-shooter, it probably concerns its multi-limbed mechanics. Called “quad-wielding” by developer Digital Extremes, the feature generated plenty of buzz when early previews displayed its ability to...
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Overall 9
9.0

The Darkness II Review

Strategy Gaming Online
7 February 2012
  • Excerpt: , sequel to 2007's comic book-inspired, cult-fave horror-shooter, it probably concerns its multi-limbed mechanics. Called “quad-wielding” by developer Digital Extremes, the feature generated plenty of buzz when early previews displayed its ability to fill foes full of lead, while also opening them...
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Overall 9
9.0

The Darkness II

Total Xbox
3 February 2012
  • Excerpt: We’ve all got a dark side. Whether it’s rush-hour traffic or a snotty boss, something gets under your skin and makes you want to turn furniture into firewood. But when Jackie Estacado pops the cork on the Darkness — the sinister presence he’s kept bottled up inside him since the last game — the...
  • Pros: + Gameplay expertly mixes gunplay, melee carnage, and avoiding light sources., + Diverse range of upgrades; absorbing story with minimal distractions; addictive co-op.
  • Cons: ? Why does your pet Darkling wear a cat’s hide like a hat?
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