The Darkness 2: Do you remember this game?

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The Darkness 2: Do you remember this game?
The Darkness 2: Do you remember this game?

As a fan of the successful game Warframe, you may already be familiar with the team of developers at Digital Extremes. The team behind that game existed for a good 20 years before that game came out, and they made colorful games like Pariah and Dark Sector during that time period.

There was a shooter called The Darkness II, which celebrated its 11th birthday today, that was the last game they rolled out before Warframe. Following on from the events of the first game, The Darkness II continues the story of Jackie Estacado, a mobster who has suppressed a dark force within him after the events of the first game.

Due to the fact that the use of the dark force's weapons was the most exciting part of the original game, the sequel quickly found that there was a way for the dark force to be reclaimed. We were even able to use two weapons as well as two "hands" of Darkness simultaneously in the second game, even though the environment was darkened by two separate "hands" of Darkness, making the level of violence even higher

Darkness II and its visual style

Darkness II changed the visual style of the game to be more in line with its comic book origins.

The game sports cel-shaded graphics instead of realistic ones, but it is no less brutal in that it shows how you can dismember or remove a body part from your opponent, as well as remove spines, etc. The main campaign lasts quite a short amount of time and can simply be finished in an afternoon.

Additional content such as a cooperative mode for four players, which enables players to control Darkness' power to a lesser extent, was offered as an addition to the game. Earlier this year, The Darkness II was released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

It has been reported that although the game has received good reviews, the sales have been poor, and in the first year, not even one million copies have been sold. Initially, there were plans to expand the game, but later the development team of Digital Extremes confirmed that their planning was canceled because of poor financial results due to the poor economic performance of the game.