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Review Roundup: The Darkness 2

Posted: February 11, 2012 by Tim Utley in Review Roundup
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The Darkness 2 launched this week and continues the adventures of a one Jackie Estacado and his destructive tendencies through New York.  We went through a few reviews and found the ones that best described the game and gave us a great opportunity to pass good information onto you.  Everything we think you need to know about The Darkness 2 can be found below to uncover whether or not this is a good game for you, enjoy.

Release Date: February 7th, 2011

Available Platforms:

  • Xbox 360
  • Playstation 3
  • PC


Pros and Cons Consensus


  • Great Art Style
  • Great combat
  • Great sense of empowerment
  • New narrative elements help the pacing of the story
  • Unique multiplayer components
  • Great Voice Acting and Sound Effects
  • Inclusion of a Skill Tree adds diversity to combat


  • Relatively short campaign
  • Some aggravating bugs
  • Linear Levels and predictable AI

Site Reviews

Average Score – 7.5/10

Buying Decision:

From what we could derive from all these reviews and word of mouth from our friends The Darkness 2 is a must buy, day one purchase for Darkness zealots.  If you liked the first one, but weren’t a mega fan we recommend waiting for a price drop especially if you only plan on playing the single player campaign.  If you didn’t enjoy the first one at all then we recommend that you don’t buy the game period.  Also keep in mind that there is a demo so you can always try before you buy.

Alright folks this concludes our first ever Review Roundup.  We hope you found some great information about The Darkness 2 and as this is just a roundup and not an actual review please refer to the actual reviews for more in depth analysis and criticism of the title itself.  Thanks for stopping by and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.  Lastly any suggestions to make this better or any requests for Roundups let us know by commenting on this page, Facebook or on Twitter.  Thanks and have a great weekend everyone.


Review Roundup Feature

Posted: February 8, 2012 by Tim Utley in Review Roundup
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We love writing about games and whenever we get a chance to finish up a game quickly and write a review about it we do our best to do just that.  However we are not capable of reviewing most titles because of financial and time constraints and seeing how this is a passion and not our real jobs (not yet at least) we find is hard to provide as much content as other video game sites.  But fear not as we have a proposed solution to still offer you great content on TGA that will serve as a portal to other great sources for information regarding the latest and greatest in game reviews.

This brings us to our newest feature that we are going to trial and that is the Review Roundup.  We know that other sites have a similar feature (i.e. Kotaku), but that shouldn’t mean that we can’t deliver you our beloved readers with great content as well.  With that being said this is what this feature will hopefully offer for all of you.

Review Roundup Features:

  • Links to reviews from a minimum of three popular gaming outlets
  • A general consensus for pros and cons (pending there are any)
  • An aggregate averaged score being derived from the sites we post
  • A buying recommendation based off what we have read
  • We are going to try and do this once per week (also depends on game releases and availability of reviews)

We hope that this is something we can do to give everyone more content on TGA.  We love all of our readers who support us and we feel this is the least we can do in an effort to stay current while also throwing in our own two cents.  Check back soon for our first Review Roundup (we are still in deliberation) and as always you can follow us on Twitter @GamersAbstract and like us on Facebook for more content.