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"The only thing that matters... is you, Jenny." 0

The Darkness is an interesting game. In The Darkness I find a quandary - it's a game that's well produced in some areas but desperately lacking in others. It's a mafia tale with a science fiction twist. Ultimately it's a unique experience that we might not get again for a long time.  The Darkness sees you play as Jackie Estacado, a mafia associate who gets betrayed by the Godfather, his "Uncle" Paulie. A gene running in his family's history, starting two or three generations back, sees every mal...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A very good shooter with fantastic production values. 0

The Darkness is a FPS from Starbreeze, the developers of Chronicles of Riddick. In the game you play as Jackie Estacado. On the night of his twenty-first birthday, Jackie finds out he's being possesed by a demon called The Darkness. Manifesting as two demon snakes sprouting out of his shoulders, The Darkness helps Jackie out in taking revenge on his Uncle Paulie, who has wronged Jackie, and at the same time attempts to manipulate him. And you eat hearts from fallen enemies in this game. It's awe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An action-packed, violent, and tight shooter package. 0

The Darkness is one of those games that no one expects to be THAT good, but I was very suprised when I played it. The game as a whole is very cohesive and well-done, I am suprised by the quality of such a game. The story is you are a member of a modern mafia who gets these "darkness" powers on your 21st birthday. A lot of stuff evolves from there, and the story can be very violent and just sick at times. If you have heard about the "break-up" between your girlfriend in the game and you, you know...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A 21st birthday worth remembering. 0

You would assume the script has been taken straight out of Hollywood. It features an engaging storyline, superb voice acting and intense action. It’s known as The Darkness which has been developed by Starbreeze Studios for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. I'm pretty happy with their first next-gen title from this developer. I would recommend anyone looking for a great single player experience to look at adding this one to their collection.   The Darkness sees you playing the role of Jackie Esta...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Charlie Murphy! Darkness! 0

I was thinking about how I still need to play through the 360 version of Chronicles of Riddick, not enough time these days, so soon hopefully. Then it made me think of the last game I played from the developers of Riddick, Starbreeze Studios, a lil number called The Darkness. This came out almost exactly 2yrs ago, I played it on the 360. The Good – Compelling first-person shooter/adventure in which you play a mobster on his 21st birthday who just happens to have a hit put out on him from his bos...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Boring. 0

Let me start this review off by saying that I went into this game with extremely high expectations, considering this is the next game made by Starbreeze, developers of the incredible Chronicles of Riddick. Maybe I expected too much from this game because of how much I enjoyed Riddick, but even without any preconceived ideas or expectations this game still fails to deliever a satisfying experience. The game starts off with a bang, the introduction is epic and gets you pumped for an intense expe...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Different, but that doesn't make it good 0

The Darkness is based on a comic book that no one has ever heard of, and drawing from it’s source material has a different gameplay take on the traditional first person shooter. Namely your character has two snake headed creatures that come out of your back and you can control them to do your bidding, such as eat the hearts of your enemy or summoned black holes.Bizarre? Yep. The unique spin on gameplay however doesn’t elevate the game to something special. It’s different sure, but it’s otherwise...

0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The most unique game you will play this gen 0

The Darkness. A game about a mobster who receives this terrible curse, "The Darkness". Plot: You play as the protagonist, Jackie Estacado. You are a hitman for a big mob family. On your 21st birthday you end up failing a mission you were sent out on, and are perceived as a traitor to the family. Of course one man cannot take on entire mob, so you inherit the Darkness. The darkness is a demon that takes control of your body. With it, you receive unbelievable power, which you can use against your...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Wise Guys Horror Show. 0

  Your spine shakes with chills as your heart begins to race. Your mind wanders with the fear of the unknown, and just when you think you were safe from whatever hunts you, you feel it’s grip across your throat. It’s almost Halloween, and you know what that means, a series of reviews on some of the scariest horror themed games out there today! Welcome to my 13 days of horror reviews, where we honor the creepy, the kooky, the mysterious and spooky side of video games, both past and present. Today...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bold, atmospheric, but technically mediocre 0

The Darkness starts off pretty well. It’s New York City – present day – and you play Jackie Estacado, a young button-man working for the local mafia don, your beloved Uncle Paulie. On the eve of your character’s 21 birthday, you’re sent on a mission, by your dear Uncle, to assassinate a troublesome construction foreman. Along with two other goons, who engage in trivial, humorous conversation along the way, you ride shotgun in the backseat of the car, until, that is, you’re ambushed; one guy, sti...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Step into the darkness. 0

The darkness is an FPS created by the same studio that made The chronicles of riddick. And it just happens to be a great shooter with a fantastic story. In the game you play as jackie estacado, the game opens with jackie riding in the back of a car on his 21st birthday. From there, well... things get a little strange, Not only does jackie find out that his uncle is trying to kill him but he also becomes possesed by a demon. This demon will constantly talk to jackie and tell him to do "evil thing...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Pretty Good! 0

 Let me just say that when I first saw the darkness, I was skeptical about it, but when I saw it in play, it blew me away. When I finally got my hands on it, it did not disappoint. Based on the late 80's comic book, you play the role of Jackie Estacado, a young mafia hitman whose having a bit of trouble with his Uncle Paulie. On the night of his 21st birthday, Jackie is possessed by a semi-satanic force called "The Darkness"- hence the title of the game. with this power/curse at hand, Jackie mus...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Massive potential, massive letdown. 0

The Darkness is like a car. It's a car that was built from scratch with all of the best car parts from all of the different cars. Unfortunately, since they're all from different cars, they don't fit together nicely and the car won't run right regardless of how nice it looks.One of the best features is the execution system. Simply, when you get close to an enemy you pull the trigger on your gun and presto, a kickass animation showing you dispatching the enemy with style. There are a lot of animat...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Alone in The Darkness 0

This review of an Xbox 360 game ain't what you were expectin'. However no one was expecting a good shooter based on New York gang tensions from the same studio in Sweden that brought us that one Xbox game that was better than the actual movie. Anyone remember The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay? This time, instead of being based on a movie, The Darkness is based on an old comic book, published by Marvel, of the same name. Set in a fictional section of New York, the story takes pl...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Unfortune sidestep from starbreeze 0

The darkness is a game that tries to be something else then what it is.   Graphics 3 STARS:   This game is supposed to be played in the dark. Not that you're going to turn off your own light but you are going to flick every light switch in the game or just shoot the hell out of the lightbulbs. Even though you don't shoot out the lights the game is still being to dark even if you're playing with the gamma and light at max. If you're playing with gamma on the max it's to dark in i.e Alleys or behi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Dark and Gritty romp through poorly built gunplay 0

Of the many games released on the last generation of consoles, few were as influential as The Chronicles of Riddick. The hard work of actor Vin Diesel and developer Starbreeze payed off with a game that remains one of the elite examples of a genre-bending first-person game. It's with little doubt, then, that Starbreeze's first current gen offering has been awaited with gaping, salivating jaws. For those interested, I will say right off the bat that The Darkness is not as good a game as Riddick w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Overrated. 0

I was looking forward to this game so much. Its dark, its gritty, and its creative. Turns out, that's about all it has.The graphics are good enough. If I had to say anything bad about it I guess it would be that it seems to really lack textures. The lighting is solid enough, as is the frame-rate and I didn't notice any pop-in. People mention that there's a bunch of glitches but I didn't really see any. I saw really bad design choices, but no genuine technical faults.The soundwork is solid. The v...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Brutal...with a story! 0

Even if you aren't a fan of the comics, I would still recommend giving this game a try. The Darkness powers are fun to use (especially Creeping Dark, which is a snake thing that you can use to remotely attack your enemies), even if the gunplay is pretty vanilla. The game begins with an awesome car chase that ends specatacularly. Needless to say you then proceed to shoot a bunch of people. Not long after, you gain the powers of the Darkness, and you can let your inner demon out. Killing people in...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

impaling! 0

Kind of an under-the-radar title, which you can find on trade-in racks for cheap, this is actually a very fun ride. Sparing you most of the story summary, which you can find anywhere, you play Jackie Estacado, a mob button man who falls out of favor with Uncle Paulie, the local don. Why you fall out of favor is not exactly clear, nor is why the Darkness powers first appear, but it doesn't matter.Using the shadows, Jackie can summon a number of demon tentacles from his back. After a time, you gai...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Out Like a Light 0

          The First-Person Shooter genre is quite an interesting topic of conversation. Ask around, and you’ll find many people who feel that the genre is full of games that are cut from the same cloth as one another. How many times can we be the space marine in another futuristic sci-fi setting, taking on an alien legion who threatens to destroy the planet? Even though games that follow that mold can clearly be successful, it’s nice to finally find a game that can be the square-pegged example o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Darkness 0

The Darkness is based on a comic by Top Cow Productions, although it seems significantly different in visual style. Starbreeze Studios reworked the concept to work better in a first person shooter, and spent more time with the mafia aspect and World War I setting than the more supernatural stuff. The Darkness comes off of Starbreeze's previous hit, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, a prequel to the Vin Diesel movies.The Darkness is a fun game, although the shooting action itsel...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The First Person Action Adventure 0

  I have been sitting on this game review for a while now.   Essentially, I don’t know how to describe this game.   At its core, it is a first person shooter.   However, in my mind there is a strong case to be made to peg it as an adventure game.   I have finally realized how I need to describe it to you, the reader: the game is a unique game whose atmosphere, story, and gameplay has yet to be duplicated ever.  This probably seems like a bit of hyperbole, and I suppose it might.   But l...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best singleplayer experiences on 360 0

I have been excited for this game since I saw the trailer showing off the story  and it was so well crafted that I knew the game would also be just as well crafted. The Darkness's story is amazing you play as a member of the Franchetti crime family who is named Jackie Estacado. On his 21st birthday he gets powers from the darkness which include a tentacle that impales enemies to a black hole that sucks in everything around it enemies or objects. So the plot basically consists of  getting revenge...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Well scripted, gritty & mature FPS with few but sizeable faults. 0

A highly hyped release all the way back from when the 360 first launched, The Darkness is a FPS which despite it's positives found itself overshadowed (excuse the pun) by other such grade A++ titles in its year of release such as COD4, Orange Box & Bioshock. The Darkness is a game based on a comic published by MadCow Productions. Although somewhat of an obscure comic title when compared to it's Marvel or DC brethren, it's a story that transcribes well into a video game experience. As main p...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dont go into the light ! 0

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0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Consumes You 0

    Killer mutant snake's that spring out of your back and devour hearts of your dead enemies? How could you possibly go wrong with that? You cant. In The Darkness you take the role of Jackie the ex-mobster, Jackie the demon spawn, Jackie the lover not the fighter. Yes, The Darkness blends a mob story with a demonic curse accompanied by a love story. It sounds like an utter train wreck but it is astonishing on The Darkness combines all of these elements into one solid story.   The story. Clearly...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Flaws aside, The Darkness is a game you really should play. 0

The ShortPros- Fast paced, visceral experience with a mix of shooting with guns and using the titular Darkness- Voice acting is fantastic throughout- While script gets wonky at times, it is extremely solid- One of the few games that knows when to slow down for its emotional scenes- That being said, there are some genuinely heartbreaking scenes in this game- "Open-world" with a variety of side missions, unlocks, and powers- "Creeping Dark" is an awesome power- Darkness/Light powers are unique and...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A decent shooter with a great story. 0

The Darkness is a game that does many things right. The story is very entertaining, and it is a shining example of how voice acting can be done well in a video game. There are a lot of Starbreeze touches as well. Anybody who played The Chronicles Of Riddick will notice the familiar touches in the character interactions and even in the graphical look to a certain extent. The gameplay is entertaining, but not spectacular. There are more visceral and satisfying shooters on the market, especially no...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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