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Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 115 Ratings

Summary: The Darkness features a distinct blend of dark modern crime drama and supernatural horror with intense first person non-linear gameplay. The game is a dynamic first person shooter that allows players to call upon the forces of the evil underworld as they fight in gritty, urban environments. Armed with an arsenal of guns, gamers battle an array of demonic creatures and supernatural powers. In the game, players assume the role of mafia hitman Jackie Estacado. On the night of his 21st birthday, Jackie is possessed by "The Darkness," an ancient demonic entity that gives Jackie spectacular powers. The story, written by Eisner Award winner Paul Jenkins, follows Jackie and his fight with the fictional Francetti mafia. As the story unfolds, the player will learn to utilize traditional weapons and the extraordinary powers of The Darkness. [2K Games]
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Rating: M
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Developer: Starbreeze
Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Modern, Modern, Arcade
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood and Gore Drug Reference Intense Violence Strong Language Suggestive Themes
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Online Modes:Competitive Team Oriented
Resolution:1080i 1080p 480p 720p Widescreen
Number of Online Players:8 Players Online
Cast Credit
Richard Steven Horvitz Berserker Darkling (Voice)
Jens Anderson Lead Designer
Paul Jenkins Writer
Torbjorn Ahlen Level Designer
Mikael Wahlberg Level Designer
Anton Ragnarsson Lead Game Programmer
Anders Olsson Gameplay Designer
Jonas Nordstrom Gameplay Designer
Theo Savidis Gameplay Designer
Mike Patton Jackie Estacado(Voice)
Mike Patton The Darkness (Voice)
Kirk Baltz Anthony Estacado
James Mathers Captai Edward (Voice)
Norma Michaels Aunt Sarah (Voice)
Alex Mann Jimmy The Grape (Voice)
Lars Johansson Producer
Patrick Liu Associate Producer
Fredrik Ljungdahl Lead Gameplay Designer
Johan Oskarsson Gameplay Designer
Tommy Tordsson Gameplay Designer
Jerk Gustafsson Lead Level Designer
Emil Gustavsson Level Designer
Christian Grawert Level Designer
Jimmy Eriksson Level Designer
Olle Rosenquist Game Programmer
Anders Backman Game Programmer
Patrik Willb Game Programmer
Roger Mattsson Game Programmer
Jakob Ericsson Game Programmer
Magus Hogdahl Lead Engine Programmer
Tom Fritzon Lead Modeler
Carl Sturk Lead Texture Modeler
Henrik Hakansson Lead Animator
Markus Soderqvist Animator
Daniel Eriksson Animator
Sigtor Kildal Animator
Mikael Saker Starbreeze Lead Writer
Mikael Saker Writer
Mike Starr Butcher Joyce (Voice)
Dwight Schultz Uncle Paulie Franchetti (Voice)
Lauren Ambrose Jenny Romano (Voice)
Fred Tatasciore Kamikaze Datkling (Voice)
Jennifer Darling Gunner Darkling (Voice)
Nolan North Young Jackie (Voice)
Jan Anderson Gameplay Designer
Dee Bradley Baker Insane Darkling (Voice)
Kari Wahlgren Young Jenny (Voice)
Fred Tatasciore Kamikaze Datkling (Voice)
Nolan North Young Jackie (Voice)
Dwight Schultz Uncle Paulie Franchetti (Voice)
Dee Bradley Baker Insane Darkling (Voice)
Kari Wahlgren Young Jenny (Voice)
Jennifer Darling Gunner Darkling (Voice)
Mike Starr Butcher Joyce (Voice)
Lauren Ambrose Jenny Romano (Voice)
Jan Anderson Gameplay Designer
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