The Darkness

Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a sol...
I know what you're thinking. "But Tara, the year's only half over!" Well yes, technically that's true, but it doesn't mean we can't stop and take a moment to gather our thoughts on this year's video game releases, does ...
In my mind, Mike Patton is absolutely one of the best parts of The Darkness videogames. Possibly even the best. It's like he has a demon living inside of him that's only there to help him produce sounds no human should be ab...
Today will be a very special 'New Release Showcase' with The Darkness II. King Foom has committed to completely finishing the game in one go. Darkness II's solo campaign has been clocked in at around six hours, but how long w...


The Darkness was a rather solid first-person shooter and a good example of a license being properly handled. Developed by Starbreeze Studios, it featured some bold gameplay choices that didn't always pan out but man...
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that one of the best parts of my job is receiving mysterious packages in the mail from various developers and publishers. Sometimes we know to expect them, and other times they're a wond...
2007's The Darkness was a fun, albeit flawed first-person shooter. The Starbreeze-developed title followed the exploits of Mafioso hitman Jackie Estacado on his 21st birthday as a hidden demonic power awakens inside him and h...
If there's one thing I love more than blasting holes in the heads of my enemies from fifty feet away, it's ripping them in half from crotch to sternum with my giant demon tentacles. Fortunately for me, both of those thi...
2007 doesn't seem like it was that long ago, but it's been almost five years since The Darkness was released. Finally, its sequel is definitely on the way and 2K Games has announced a demo for The Darkness II that you can loo...
Jackie Estacado wasn't somebody I would have wanted to meet in a alley even when nobody was watching his back. Now he's teaming up with a batch of hombres to take down The Brotherhood and that nervous guy who narrates all of...
Did you ever wonder what it would look like if you ripped a human spine from various orifices? No, just me then. Well, join me for a quick jaunt down the twisted and bloody world of The Darkness II with this new trailer...
With The Darkness II right around the corner, maybe you should brush up on the comic series. That becomes easier today with the newly announced iOS app, announced here at New York Comic-Con. You'll be able to jump right in to...
When I heard that Digital Extremes had assumed the role of development for The Darkness II, I wondered how they would try to stand apart from Starbreeze Studios, a company which managed to take a relatively popular comic seri...
2K has dropped a slew of new gameplay trailers for you would-be The Darkness II fans. The first (found above) dives into the mysterious Brotherhood, the group out to strip Jackie Estacado's ability to control The D...
Part of me is glad that The Darkness II is now coming out February 7, 2012. There's so many big titles coming out this year that The Darkness II could have gotten easily buried amongst the swarm of triple A titles on the hor...
Hey gang! PAX is finally over, and holy hell. What a blast. If you haven't checked out any of our coverage, you really should. I asked Skyrim's lead artist how many kinds of fish are in the game, and what's the best way to w...
Tara Long got a chance to demo The Darkness 2 and talk to 2K's Seth Olshfski about it today at PAX. They discuss the art style, which is more heavily influenced by the comic than the first game, and story (Paul Jenkins is re...
So it started off innocent enough. One day, Destructoid went to 2K to check out The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. One thing led to another and I ended up challenging Paul Bellezza, co-creator of P.B. Winterbottom, to a ...
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Various Christian law enforcement groups have colluded to express their distaste for upcoming 2K Games sequel, The Darkness II. They'd like to see it go very far away, in fact, for fear that it will make people hate the polic...
During a 2K Games panel at San Diego Comic-Con, it was officially announced that comics publisher Top Cow Productions is working with Mandeville Films to develop a live-action movie based on The Darkness. More recently, Mande...
The Darkness II has been pushed from its previously scheduled October 4th, 2011 release to February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10, 2012 internationally. It's probably not the last game to move out of the crowded ho...
If you have a list of panels and booths you want to hit during the San Diego Comic-Con, here's another one to consider. 2K Games is hosting a panel titled "Spreading the Darkness: From Comic Book to Video Games and Entertainm...
The Darkness 2 project director Sheldon Carter believes that Apple's iPad poses a threat to traditional home consoles, expressing his "absolute" belief that it will encroach on the market.  "I think the home console expe...
In The Darkness II, you'll have just one Darkling around this time who helps you out during your adventure. At some point, he finds the corpse of a cat and puts it on his head as a hat. BEST GAME EVER!
Our latest look at The Darkness II during E3 had main character and wielder of the Darkness powers, Jackie Estacado, hunting down Victor Valente, the crippled man we were introduced to before and leader of the Brotherhood. T...
The Darkness II has a sweet comic book style mixed with lots of blood and bullets. There are tons of awesome ways to rip, tear, and cut apart your enemies while simultaneously firing your two guns at them. That seems good en...
Things are not looking too good for Jackie Estacado in this first trailer for The Darkness II. Somebody thinks Jackie isn't the best place for the Darkness to be hanging out and he's willing to cruelly bring up memories of t...
Three things I love: videogames, comic books, and free stuff. The Darkness publisher Top Cow looks to be combining all of these things on Free Comic Book Day this May. The publisher has announced that it will be handing out a...
Destructoid reviews games. The Darkness is a game. So we reviewed it. And, all things considered, it probably wouldn't kill you to read it. Within this hallowed post, you'll find the opinions of Nick "Brutal"...
To anybody familiar with Singapore law, it should come as no surprise that The Darkness has now been banned from the country's shelves. For 'excessive violence,' the thought police of Singapore have issued a big ...
In the most recent act of censorship in a long line of many, The Darkness has now attracted the evil eye from German officials -- who demand that a few "changes" need to be made before Take-Two can have any hopes ...
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If you've been sitting on a submission for the Destructoid/2K Games The Darkness giveaway contest, the clock's ticking. The contest ends this evening, which means (at the time of this writing), there are only a handfu...
As promised, 2K Games and Destructoid are teaming up to give our readers a chance to win a copy of the upcoming PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title, The Darkness.The Darkness features a variety of Darklings, the demonic imps tha...
With the release of The Darkness right around the corner, 2K Games is ramping up the hype train by sending some new screenshots our way. If you're not already burnt out on all of our coverage, these violent images will...
Singer/songwriter Mike Patton's been on the music scene for awhile, and to say the man has made a name for himself is an understatement. Since first "breaking onto the scene" with Faith No More in the early 90s,...