The Darkness II definitely builds on its predecessor and provides gamers with a superior experience as you pick up your guns and reacquaint yourself with Jackie's supernatural powers. Unfortunately, whilst the main story's pretty engrossing it's over far too quickly, although once you've finished the campaign you could always jump into the co-op mode with a few friends. ShopTo are currently parting with PS3 copies of the game for £21.85, which should make you a saving of over £3 on the next best offers out there.
Oh yes. This is more like it. Tom's 8/10 review suggests that FPS fans should make a beeline for Jackie Estacado's lastest adventure with all due haste, which succeeds at providing all the brutal thrills we could want from a Darkness sequel. ShopTo are currently selling the Limited Edition for £14.86, making this a standout bargain.
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The Hut are already the cheapest retailer for The Darkness II (unless you did the right thing and bought it during GMG's £19.99 sale), but you can now knock an extra £2 off the asking price using their MARCHED2 voucher code. Tom's 8/10 review has all the relevant details, and ends with a wholehearted recommendation for this slick and violent shooter.
The Darkness II is scant weeks from release, and we're quietly optimistic about it since we were rather chuffed with the original - and in our opinion, underrated - game. Slick quad-wielding mechanics and a stylish graphic novel vibe could well push this shooter into contention, and if you're interested, The Hut are currently undercutting the PC pre-order market by £3.
It's been a while since we've had the chance to join Jackie Estacado on a bloody killing spree as you spray bullets at your enemies whilst terrifying them with your Darkness powers, but luckily The Darkness II's now less than a month away! The gameplay's received a few tweaks here and there, which you'll be able to check out if you download the demo, or if you take a look at my preview. Simply Games are parting with PS3 and Xbox 360 copies of the game for £34.99, which'll make you a saving of almost £2 on the next best offer coming in from The Game Collection.