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The Darkness [European] (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of The Darkness [European] (Xbox 360). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews. Comments about the action and price are generally positive. The graphics and gameplay also get good reviews, but many are negative about the single player gameplay. There are mixed comments on the controls and design.

story, gameplay, graphics, price, action

single player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the The Darkness [European] (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

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Expert review by: Nick Vracar (thunderboltgames.com)

The Darkness II

 

The Darkness II is a like a blend of Hannibal Lector, Chow Yun Fat and Cthulu, measuring the blood spilled by the tanker-load while somehow still holding onto a degree of wit. There's a new company this time and a new look to go with it, but underneath...

The Darkness II is a worthy successor, even if it isn’t any better than the original. It takes a story that was already well developed and continues it in stellar form, doing justice enough.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Adam Dileva (xboxaddict.com)

The Darkness II

 

It sure doesn’t feel like it’s been almost five years since I played the first Darkness game, but it has. I remember playing it and being impressed with how decent it was for a new IP, hoping it would stick around since it left us with a cliff hanger...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Emily King (beefjack.com)

The Darkness II review [Xbox 360/PS3/PC]

 

Every second of every day, for the last two fuckin' years, I kept myself in check. Gritted my teeth and kept it buried. Now it's back, and I can feel what it's doing to me…” Those are the words Jackie tells me as he sits on an exquisite chair, the...

Feb, 2012
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Expert review by: Addam Kearney (talkingaboutgames.com)

Review: The Darkness II

 

The year 2007 was a massive one for gaming. Huge releases like Mass Effect, Bioshock and Halo 3 overshadowed several other titles. One such title was the Starbreeze adaptation of The Darkness. It was a game that concentrated heavily on creating a rich...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Cabral (atomicgamer.com)

The Darkness II Review

 

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...

Complementing the dynamic gameplay is a twisty story that will test your psyche as much as your trigger finger, terrific voice work—including another wicked good performance from Mike Patton as the Darkness—and a stunning graphic novel-inspired art...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Nick Akerman (strategyinformer.com)

The Darkness II Review

 

Since the release of The Darkness in 2007, Jackie Estacado and his comic book world have seen some significant alterations. Digital Extremes have taken over development duties from Starbreeze Studios, a move that paves the way for something a little...

The quad-wield gameplay is absolutely brilliant.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Kaleb Rutherford (cvgames.com)

The Darkness

 

From the same team (Starbreeze) that brought you the incredible The Chronicles of Riddick, The Darkness has made its way to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Based on a comic from Top Crow, the Darkness is a dark and sometimes gruesome First Person...

The Darkness is definitely a Mature game with many dark elements and language. However, if you don’t mind these elements, The Darkness will ultimately provide you with a fun and enjoyable single player experience that you will not stop playing until...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Brandon Cackowski-Schnell (gameshark.com)

The Darkness Review

 

Superb voice acting and an excellent story makes The Darkness some of the most fun you'll have with the lights off.

Even with the lack of a fully realized multiplayer mode, it's hard to find many faults with The Darkness. Yes there are some parts of the story that could have been fleshed out better, and there are times when the AI could be more aggressive, however...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Randy Kalista (gamingnexus.com)

The Darkness

 

A descent into The Darkness can resemble the well-known Five Steps of Denial to Acceptance … in reverse. All of the symptoms and stages composed of anger and resentment, bargaining, and depression begin a spine-locking backslide, starting with the...

The Darkness baptizes you in its unholy immersive waters, lingering in your memory well after you've shut down the console -- and well after you've shut off the lights. Its psychological horror, plus its polished performances, minus any mind-numbing...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Mike Flacy (videogametalk.com)

The Darkness

 

Ever since I completed Escape from Butcher Bay, I've been waiting for Swedish developer Starbreeze Studios to create another wildly immersive single player experience for us. The Darkness seems to be their answer. The narrative follows the story of...

Due to the massive amount of cursing and grotesque imagery, kids shouldn’t be allowed within 50 feet of this video game. But it’s definitely a must play title for any adult Xbox 360 owner. Heck, it's even worth picking it up just to watch the entire...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Set in the dark and seedy underbelly of New York City and the ethereal realm of The Darkness, players assume the role of mafia hitman Jackie Estacado, heir to "The Darkness," an ancient power that awakens within him on his 21st birthday. Jackie must use traditional weapons as well as learn to command his terrible new powers to seek revenge on his own crime family. The Darkness is based on the best-selling comic book series of the same name.

Game

Elements:Action - fighting / Adventure - first person adventure
ESRB Rating:Rating Pending
Online Play: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Take-Two Interactive Software
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:The Darkness

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action / Games - adventure