Parents' Guide to

The Darkness II

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely violent and gory action game pushes the M rating.

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Based on 1 parent review

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( contains very strong violence and gore very strong launguage and strong sex scenes)-18-

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (9 ):

For the most part, The Darkness II is a good action game if you're into these kinds of gory shooters. While the game has its issues -- the solo campaign can be completed in only a few hours and the levels can be quite linear so you feel like you're kept on a tight leash -- it still can be quite fun to wield ridiculous powers and see what you're able to do with it all. Plus, you're able to upgrade your abilities over time and do things like summon a swarm of bees or create a black hole to suck enemies into. THE DARKNESS II is a fun and frantic B-grade game that's not quite worth the $60 (or $50 for the PC version) -- unless you loved the original and appreciate the Demon Arms game mechanic. Again, be aware of its mature content; if you can, try before you buy at a video game store or friend's house to see if this violent, gory, sexual, and profanity-laden sequel is for you.

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