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GF Rating
6.7

3947 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Definitely worth a look

posted by elmatador (BROOKFIELD, WI) Sep 30, 2007

Member since Sep 2007

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This game is almost certainly one that will be remembered, if not for its unexceptional first person shooter controls, then for its interesting depiction of the time tested and stereotypical murderer for hire character. Jackie Estacado is not your run of the mill hit man, but instead a multifaceted and interesting character that makes a lot of difficult choices for all the right reasons. And while this game does not stand out strongly with its gameplay, its foundations are solid and don't distract from the story, which was what kept me playing from the first minute. In short, I commend Take Two for taking a risk on this IP and doing an excellent job on a game that takes storytelling through the medium of video games in a very different direction with a tale of many mature and often heartbreaking themes. Though I would not necessarily recommend it to buy, the Darkness is a game anyone interested in the future of the industry should certainly check out. I promise that it will be worth your while.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Darkness is... not too bad...

posted by gaspare (TAMPA, FL) Jul 22, 2007

Member since Jul 2007

5 out of 10 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

The Bad:
The one thing that bugged me the most about this game is the graphics. They are horrible, jaggies everywhere and over-all mediocre graphical quality...

Online play is busted, the one game that I managed to get started seemed awkward to play...

The OK:
The game play, is unique, not bad but not great either. I think of all the stuff you could do I used the crawling creep the most, that was kinda fun. Over all the game got old fast.

The Good:
The only outstanding thing I can find in this game is the story line, thats what kept me playing though...

My final verdict... it's worth playing but don't set your standards high for this next-gen shooter.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Very weak.

posted by BmoJmo (PRYOR, OK) Jan 22, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Pros: very good graphics, screen is not crowded with displays, cinemas between tasks are very entertaining.

Cons: nothing new for a first person shooter...very old feel to the gameplay, same old weapons...same old controls, not even a simple on-screen navigation, character powers are entirely too weak...has no feeling of power.

Heres the game in a nutshell: Go find someone to kill or talk to, kill a lotta ppl otw, get lost and stare at the eels for a while, find the kill or conversation, repeat.

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