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The Darkness- PS3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of The Darkness- PS3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The graphics and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the The Darkness- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of The Darkness- PS3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) on People are impressed by the design and price. The graphics and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

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The Darkness


I wish I could say that The Darkness bears one or two issues. That would simplify reviewing it, because then all of my points would flow from one or two ideas rather than form a list of arbitrary grievances. Unfortunately the game suffers from multiple...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Daniel "monk" Pelfrey (

Wanted: Weapons of Fate


Universal Games is trying to look at the various intellectual properties it has – not just if there is inherent gameplay, but is it really worth it. The idea is just because you can, it doesn't mean you should. For new films and games the Universal...

Another thing that is making Wanted: Weapons of Fate is that it doesn’t incorporate all of the elements from the film. Even though there are some spectacular car chase scenes, there isn't anything of the sort in the game. This allowed the developers to...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dustin Chadwell (

TNA Impact!


a breath of fresh air, but it also has a lot to learn from others in the genre.

Actual wrestlers and announcers provide all the voiceover work, but the in game announcing work never really feels spot on. It's decent stuff, but every time I get put into a submission, even at the beginning of the match, I'm apparently "done for"....

Sep, 2008

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The Darkness


Even in the overcrowded first-person-shooter genre, The Darkness manages to trudge players through some of the most tedious, repetitive and uninspired missions in a long time. The game takes place in various New-York-inspired locales, from subway...

Nice environments ; Great treatment for loading screens ; Easy achievements

Tedious back-and-forth structure ; No explanation about WTF The Darkness really is

This combination of light-shooting, easy-killing and menial-errand-running is a serious disappointment, particularly since Starbreeze was at the helm. One area in which they didn’t disappoint is the environmental graphics, whose high-resolution...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Craig "American Idle" Hansen (

The Darkness


The Darkness is based on a comic book, but is a different entity entirely. The story focuses on a mob hitman named Jackie Estacado, who may or may not have lost his life and now has the power of “The Darkness,” an octopus-like ghost-demon that helps...

Incredible graphics that - at least for now - set a new standard in next-gen graphics ; Solid control scheme introduced at a user-friendly pace

One of the most profanity-laden games EVER. Some might call this a "what works," though

The Darkness is a solid-playing game with incredible graphics... that unfortunately immediately becomes the most family-unfriendly game title currently on the market. Under the photorealistic violence, gore and cussin', however, is one of the...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Dustin Chadwell (

The Darkness


Hey, neat powers! Wait, I can't have sex?!

However, while the single player experience is excellent, the Multiplayer modes seem pretty tacked on. I'm not sure if this is due to fanboys bitching about the lack of multi in Riddick, but really, this game would have been fine if it had just...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Sam Bishop (

Dark Times Ahead


The Darkness is everything we hoped it would be. And more.

The framerate can chug a little, especially at 1080p, but as a whole the lighting, texture detail and characters are given enough love that all of them feel like they're part of the wonderfully detailed world Starbreeze has made.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Gabe Graziani (

The Darkness


A superlative horror experience hamstrung by unfortunate and horrifying multiplayer.

Gut-wrenching terror; gorgeous high-res gore; oppressively immersive atmosphere

Garbage multiplayer fraught with lag; key online features missing or broken

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Chris Buffa (

The Darkness Review


The human heart. Now with zero grams of trans fat.

These issues notwithstanding, The Darkness offers a fun, bloody romp through New York City. Like 2K Games's previous Xbox 360 shooter, Prey, it's a great rental, a game that delivers a fun, popcorn adventure through a sick, twisted world. Definitely...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Daniel Sims (

The Darkness


A point of argument that's often emerged regarding what truly makes a game great is the question of how much things like presentation and storyline really factor into an overall experience compared to gameplay. My position has been that however...