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The Darkness II- PS3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the graphics and action. The multi player mode and value for money also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the gameplay, and some have doubts about the AI and single player gameplay.

story, value for money, multi player, action, graphics

single player, AI

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the The Darkness II- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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The Darkness II

 

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...

Inugami has a katana, which he can use to slice and dice his way through waves of goons not unlike the way Jackie does with his Darkness arm. Then you have J.P Dummond, who wields a staff that can lift enemies from their cover. There's nothing wrong...

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The Darkness II

 

In The Darkness II, you play as a monster. The protagonist may be a flesh-and-blood human being, but despite the attempts to humanize him, by all accounts mobster Jackie Estacado is more accurately described as death on two legs with an extra pair of...

The Darkness II is the ideal rental game. It’s a fun shooter with a decent amount of combat variety and has a fast pace that guarantees players won’t be bored any time soon, but it lacks lasting appeal and can be beaten within a weekend easily. It’s an...

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The Darkness II

 

What 2K Games was thinking when they decided to create a game that combined Italian mafia themes with Matrix style gun fighting and AVP style demon-headed arms granted by some demonic being called The Darkness, we'll never know. What we do know is that...

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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 Review

 

The original Darkness game seemingly came out of nowhere and impressed a lot of people, myself included. It was a new take on the FPS genre that told a dark story without sacrificing gore in favor...

Great storytelling ; Visceral and brutal ; Combat is fantastic ; Love the art style

Enemy types repeat far too often ; Story takes a bit to warm up ; Short campaign

The original Darkness game seemingly came out of nowhere and impressed a lot of people, myself included. It was a new take on the FPS genre that told a dark story without sacrificing gore in favor of competent gameplay. Some five years later, we have a...

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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

 

The Darkness was one of the better games available in 2007; it also ranked among PSXE's favorites because it combined multiple gameplay elements and presented us with a memorable atmosphere. It was developed by Starbreeze Studios but the sequel, which...

The Ugly: “Oh man, just see one execution…as ugly as it gets, my friends.”

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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 Review

 

Just when I thought I was out...

Excellent storytelling; Excellent gameplay, mixes shooting and Darkness; Left me wanting more...; Co-op mixes unique characters and powers; Blood, gore, action, look great in comic-book style; Stellar voice acting

A lot more...; Seriously, this game is short; ...but that's short too

But it can be hard to suggest players who haven't already been caught by one of the Darkness tentacles to drop a hefty amount of money on a game this short. If you can, wait until you've got some extra credit lying around or until the game goes on...

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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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