I was NOT expecting what I got. I had never played the first Darkness game and I got this in a Humble Bundle ages ago so I went in blind. What I ended up getting was a supernatural mafia shooter game with snakes and british farting demons. This game has major charm. The shooting is extremely smooth and with the Darkness snakes alongside you, you're able to get creative with how you kill. You can pick up a pool stick and impale the enemy against the wall or lift them up and throw them into their friend, knocking them down and getting and easy double kill. You can also simply rip them in half then tear their heart out for combat upgrades. I could go on and on about how you can kill them, but that would take ages. The combat isn't the only great thing about this game. The story places Jackie Estacado, the leader of a mafia of sorts in a war with a supernatural cult who wants to steal the Darkness from him and use it for their own goals. The Darkness is an ancient entity of great power that doesn't always have the same goals as Jackie and so it serves as both a protagonist and an antagonist. Jackie's girlfriend since childhood Jenny was murdered by his uncle in the previous game and so in The Darkness 2 he experiences the mental aspects of losing the only person he's close to and questioning if he's going insane as he one day wakes up in a mental asylum with Jenny herself as his nurse. He fights to figure out what is real and what isn't in this action packed psychological horror shooter. I've played it more than 3 times through.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»