ZoKnowsGaming writes "The Darkness II is not only superior to the original, it is one of the best games I have played in a while. The actual story is one that is genuinely compelling as you go on this journey that will take you to the very bowels of hell itself. Jackie isn’t a hero, but he’s not a villain. Even with all his faults you will like the guy. As I said in my preview, the game has a lot of violence and gore, but it’s not just for shock factor. The violence is merely a necessary backdrop to facilitate the telling of one of the best stories you will experience this year."