The Darkness II is the sequel to 2007’s The Darkness. Darkness II is a first-person shooter based on the Top Cow comic book series of the same name. Jackie Estacado, the Don of the Franchetti family used the destructive forces of The Darkness’ supernatural powers years ago to visit his enemies. Since then his powers have laid dormant, but a sudden attack on him launches a full-scale mob war and allows the re-emergence of The Darkness’. Total chaos will emerge when playing on this game.
In Darkness II powers are more seriously powerful than the weapons. Digital Extremes have changed the function of the demon arms, allowing the right tentacle to be used to kill enemies while the left tentacle will be used for picking up things to either use as weapons or remove them from your path. The game also introduces new moves, such as the anaconda, which allows players to impale their enemies with the Darkness. Gameplay will be improved, with the introduction of Quad wielding, where players can use duel wielding weapons and demon arms simultaneously for powerful combos and satisfying effects.
What can be said about The Darkness II however is that there’s plenty of fun to be had in its very purest form, regardless of any faults you might find. This means that for fans of Top Cow’s gruesome tale this game is a must, and for everyone else it’s merely a hearty recommendation.