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The Darkness II (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the multi player mode. The action also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the gameplay and single player gameplay.

story, action, multi player

AI, single player, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the The Darkness II (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 32 reviews)

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Darkness 2, The

 

I've always had a problem that comic book games never seem to look like...well, comic books, but The Darkness 2 rectifies that problem with a unique visual style of hand crafted backgrounds with cell shaded characters on top of them.

The best part of the trainer is the unlimited essence cheat, which allows you access to abilities and power earlier on in the game, but you'll also find yourself using the unlimited ammo and health pretty frequently as well.

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The Darkness II- PC

 

We FPS aficionados love mindless violence. Doesn't matter how well a developer dresses it up; decapitation, dismemberment and general bloody mayhem get our juices flowing. So try not to judge Digital Extreme's action sequel The Darkness II too harshly....

Despite the faults, I had a blast playing The Darkness II. Combat is fast and nasty, gallows humor abounds in the script, and the visuals make it seem like you’re playing one of the Top Cow graphic novels on which the series is based. A few less trips...

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The Darkness II

 

Light-averse tentacle creatures need love too.

The Darkness II’s salvation, again, is Jenny. The game has Jackie spending much more time with his lost love. These visions of past dates and formative moments aren’t cheap; they’re actual character-building, leveraging the power of proximity and...

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The Darkness II Review

 

It may not end up being the best shooter of 2012, but it could very well be the one that makes you feel the most powerful.

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...

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The Darkness II

 

The Darkness was a rather solid first-person shooter and a good example of a license being properly handled. Developed by Starbreeze Studios, it featured some bold gameplay choices that didn't always pan out but managed a solid game worthy of a sequel.

The Darkness II succeeds far more than it fails. The single-player experience features some genuine emotion in its narrative, something games which don't feature skull-extricating tentacles rarely manage to accomplish. And while the Vendettas...

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The Darkness II Review

 

The Darkness II is not the revelation its predecessor was, but ripping up occultists with your demon arms is a blast anyway.

Demonic arms + solid gunplay = fun times ; Unusual, creepy story that's more than just cheap shocks ; Skill tree gives the action some diversity ; Excellent voice acting and sound effects

Incredibly short campaign ; Linear levels and second-rate AI make for predictable encounters ; Run-of-the-mill co-op missions lack challenge

You should turn off those notifications at the first opportunity if you want to get the most out of The Darkness II. (Be sure to also turn off the annoying tutorial reminders that frequently appear, reminding you how to play the game even when you've...

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Review: The Darkness II Crafts a Convincing World That Fits Alongside Its Violent Tone

 

Developer Digital Extreme's Darkness sequel is equally parts inspired as it is bloody.

If one look at the Darkness II's lurid subject matter causes you to roll your eyes at all the extreme violence and gore on display, this review isn't going to change your outlook at all. For all the bawling and wailing that happened on the Internet the...

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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The Darkness II review

 

Noisy ultra-violence, mystic babbling and cockney demons in the least subtle game of 2012 so far.

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.

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The Darkness II PC Review

 

Blood, guts, violence, humour and piddle. The Darkness II has everything I've just mentioned by the truck load and it's not afraid to shower you with it either. The story of Jackie Estacado is one of revenge and internal torment as he not only battles...

Very visceral and satisfying ; Genuinely funny

Tentacle combat feels lacking ; Game length is fairly short

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The Darkness II

 

The Darkness II's commendable mechanics are matched by numerous wonky moments, an awkward cast of characters and some wearying repetition. It's got plenty of heart, but it needs more soul.

Darkness powers are good fun ; The Darkling

Levels lack creativity ; Characters are flat

In taking the core of Starbreeze's original and making it their own, Digital Extremes has established itself as a decent steward for a shooter franchise that deserves to continue. It's a promising start, but the game's commendable mechanics are matched...

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