GamingUnion: "A problem highlighted so often in the first-person shooter genre is the lack of any real story. Too much focus is placed on heart-pounding action and it tends to draw away from the identity of the character, and what they represent or are trying to accomplish may be lost in a hailstorm of bullets. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's hard to have your title stand out in the crowd when it's not attempting to try anything new. Enter The Darkness, an IP that's always managed to maintain that the emo looking man on the front of the box isn't just any old drone. He's a person with wants and needs, and massive black demon tentacles shooting out of his back."