A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game's main character is a mob hitman.
Violence & Scariness
Players can gun down people in cold blood or use supernatural powers to impale enemies. Blood flies, and baddies collaspe in messy heaps after you gouge them with tentacle-like appendages.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Player kisses girlfriend from first-person perspective; scantily clad women populate the unlockable comics.
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Extreme foul language, including "f--k," "motherf--ker" and "s--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of dialogue about Uncle Paulie's drug operation.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this bloody, mature game is over-the-top in both story line and imagery. Based on a graphic novel, it features extreme gore and violence (you can gun people down in cold blood) and strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"). As you play, your character will morph into a demon-like beast that sprouts tentacle-like appendages to gouge baddies.
Is It Any Good?
As you might suspect, this extraordinary action game is as gory as it is striking. While over-the-top (in true comic book fashion), the story, penned by Eisner Award winner Paul Jenkins, is well written and exceptionally voice-acted by the talented cast. Finding more than 100 hidden items in the game will unlock bonus goodies (accessible from the main menu), including comic books, concept artwork, and more. Along with the lengthy single-player game, The Darkness offers seven unique multiplayer modes for both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Mature gamers in search of a worthy shooter will find The Darkness one of the finest games of the year thus far. The action is intense, the story and characters are memorable, it looks and sounds great, and there's a ton of solo and head-to-head game play to sink your fangs into.
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