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On his 21st birthday, mafia hit man Jackie Estacado is possessed by an ancient demonic force called The Darkness. This further complicates his relationships with his mafia family, a corrupt police department and his childhood love Jenny.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Acevedo ... Jackie Estacado (voice)
Lauren Ambrose ... Jenny Romano (voice)
Mike Patton ... The Darkness (voice)
Dwight Schultz ... Uncle Paulie Franchetti (voice)
James Mathers James Mathers ... Captain Edward 'Eddie' Shrote (voice)
Kirk Baltz ... Anthony Estacado (voice)
Mike Starr ... Butcher Joyce (voice)
Norma Michaels ... Aunt Sarah (voice)
Alex Mann Alex Mann ... Jimmy the Grape (voice)
Richard Steven Horvitz ... Berserker Darkling (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Insane Darkling (voice)
Jennifer Darling ... Gunner Darkling (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Kamikaze Darkling (voice)
Nolan North ... Young Jackie / Nino Moretti (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Young Jenny / Jane Unger (voice)


On his 21st birthday, mafia hit man Jackie Estacado is possessed by an ancient demonic force called The Darkness. This further complicates his relationships with his mafia family, a corrupt police department and his childhood love Jenny.

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why do comics and games = bad mix? they don't...
2 August 2007 | by young_stevieSee all my reviews

I must say, i never normally post things on sites about games, i just like to read what other people say, but after i read the last comment that was made on this game, i had to say something.. first off the comment that was made on this game that it add's nothing to the fps genre is total rubbish, for starters you can summon demons, suck people up through a black hole, sneak through gutters, grates with a creeping dark ability and impale the bad guys on your anaconda sized tentacles!! this is a fps that isn't just about the guns!! Also between missions you can do more or less what want, there's two subways that link the major levels off the game together, here you will find various sub quests and unlockable content, or you can just go round talking and watching people get on with their life! Now on to the main reason this game DOES add something different to the fps genre, the idea is, you stay in the dark, you see, your darkness powers will only work in the dark, therefore you find yourself shooting at street lamps before you even go in battle, with the conventional guns not really having much affect agaisnt the enemies you come across, its essential you black out the area so you can get in the dark and get out the weapons ( the darkness )that will kill the bad guys...!!! You stay in the light and it wont be long before your dead! The story will keep you gripped from the moment it starts as you find yourself being transported from hell and back ( literally ) in order to take out your evil uncle paulie and avenge events that happen not to far into the game!! All in all the darkness is a quality fps, that changes your mind on just running in with your guns blazing, its different, its gritty and its dark!! ( sorry about the pun! ) buy it now!! hope this helps!! 8/10

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