Review: The Darkness

Review: The Darkness

When Sweden-based Starbreeze Studios released Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay for the Xbox in 2004, gamers were pleasantly surprised. More than just an impressive game in its own right, it was a competent, imaginative companion to an established movie franchise. In fact, it put its poorly-received cinematic tie-in to shame.

Three years later, the team behind Escape From Butcher Bay returns with a first-person action title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, similarly based on an established license. This time their inspiration is drawn not from the big screen but from the pages of Top Cow's comic series The Darkness. And once again, Starbreeze does not disappoint. The Darkness isn't by any means perfect, but it certainly helps cement its creators' reputation.

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