New Game Network writes: "Based on a comic book series of the same title, The Darkness is an atmospheric first person shooter/action title, released by Starbreeze Studios. The developer’s previous work, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, was a surprisingly good title that was based on material outside of video games (i.e. the movie series). With The Darkness, Starbreeze repeat their success, porting a comic book into a great video game adaptation. The Darkness is an often brutal but still emotionally engaging game that has excellent atmosphere and visual design, and must be experienced by even those completely unfamiliar with the comic books."