The Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness -- an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction. Based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II breaks out of the sea of conventional first-person shooters with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins. It’s been two years since Jackie Estacado, now the Don of the Franchetti crime family, used The Darkness to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend’s murder. He’s been unable to shake the memory of Jenny’s death since bottling up his supernatural power, and now The Darkness wants out. A sudden, unprovoked attack on Jackie’s life heralds the start of a full-scale mob war, which has clearly been orchestrated by some outside force. The botched attempt opens the door for The Darkness to reemerge, and sets Jackie on a journey to hell and worse, as he unravels the mystery behind the attack and the motivations of The Darkness itself.
Ever want to play a demon tentacle simulation game? Well then The Darkness II is for you — if you add good storytelling, tight combat, and tearing apart bodies. Digital Extremes and 2K Games did an awesome job improving on the first game's combat, and while many fans were worried that the storytelling would suffer, that's just not the case. The story picks up with Jackie Estacado as the Don of the Franchetti crime family. He's subdued the Darkness within him, but after an attempted hit on him, he needs to unleash it to save his life and get revenge. He has visions of his dead girlfriend Jenny and can't get over her death. As he dives further into the mystery of who was behind the hit, he finds that a secret society, The Brotherhood, wants the Darkness for... Read Review