Game details

Game:
The Darkness
AKA
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
June 26th, 2007
Release Date (UK):
July 20th, 2007
Players:
1
Online Players:
2-8
Developers:
Starbreeze
Publisher:
2K Games
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
98 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
93 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About The Darkness

Based on the best-selling Top Cow comic book, The Darkness casts players as Jackie Estacado, a fearless Mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family who is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of The Darkness. Throughout the game, players must learn to control and harness The Darkness power in order to overthrow the vicious mob boss and fulfill their destiny.

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PSU Review Score
7.5
Avg. user review score:
7.7

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Summary

For fans of the comics or players who enjoy first person shooters, The Darkness is definitely a title to pick up. In any other case this is a solid rental.

We like

  • Solid graphics and splendorous gore!
  • Humorous and entertaining Darklings
  • Gameplay unique to the rest of the FPS genre

We dislike

  • Anticlimactic ending
  • Poor Multiplayer
  • Repetitive animations and lack of increasing difficulty

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Demonic entities, gruesome violence, colorful characters, and an entertaining storyline are all part of what makes The Darkness one of the better licensed first person shooters seen in a long time. Developed by Starbreeze, The Darkness makes a great transition from its gritty comic book roots to the PlayStation 3. The Darkness begins with the main character Jackie Estacado unsuccessfully assassinated by his Uncle Paulie. Wh...

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The Darkness News

  • Digital Extremes working on The Darkness 2?

    The folks at Superannuation have unearthed a resume for Digital Extremes texture artist Emmanuel Pappas, seemingly confirming that the studio is working on a sequel to 2007’s The Darkness. The resume mentions that Pappas, who has been with the developer since January 2009, is currently work...

  • The Darkness sequel in the works

    Comic publisher Top Cow Productions revealed during a panel at the San Diego Comic Con last week that a sequel to first-person horror romp The Darkness is in development. Details on the follow up are sketchy at present, though it has been confirmed that the original game’s developer, Starbr...

  • The Darkness sequel confirmed?

    News of a sequel to comic book-inspired The Darkness has surfaced over the weekend at the recent New York City Comic Con event. The following is an excerpt from website TheQuarterBin: There is a Darkness video game sequel in the works. They made the announcement saying, “We can’t sa...

  • The Darkness delayed for Europe

    2K Games has officially confirmed that the European PlayStation 3 version of The Darkness is delayed till July. The game was originally scheduled for a release on June 29th for both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in Europe. The Xbox 360 release date remains the same. According to various onl...

  • The Darkness Demon Arm Trailer

    Developed by Starbreeze Studios, the same team that brought you Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butchers Bay, unleashes this new trailer for The Darkness. The video shows how the demon arms work and how they can be used to demolish all opposing enemies.   So sit back and enjoy!   ...

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