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The Darkness 2 demo out for all on PC, Xbox 360, PS3

The Darkness II's demo is now available to all and sundry on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, having previously been exclusive to Xbox Live Gold.

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Having been offered up exclusively to Xbox Live Gold members last week, a ritual demonstration slice of demonic shooter The Darkness II is now available to all manners of minions and fiends on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As well as letting you see just how The Darkness 2 plays, 2K has also unleashed something showing nothing of the sort: the cinematic launch trailer.

Though the demo is mostly a scripted intro with plentiful cutscenes, to introduce the story, it'll take you a good half-hour to shoot all the faces and devour all the hearts--longer if you enjoy messing around with your shiny new tentacles.

You can download it now through Steam, Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.

The Darkness II is developed by Digital Extremes, not Starbreeze like the original, and published by 2K Games. It's creeping onto PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on February 7.

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    January 25, 2012 9:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, The Darkness 2 demo out for all on PC, Xbox 360, PS3.

    The Darkness II's demo is now available to all and sundry on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, having previously been exclusive to Xbox Live Gold.

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      January 25, 2012 10:30 AM

      so it is a PFS with elements of some sort of "magic"? is it RPG like? do you get better skills? and i assume its completely on rails? thanks

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        January 25, 2012 10:52 AM

        Its and FPS, you have powers though they are mostly tentacle related, you do skill up, it is NOT on rails

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      January 25, 2012 10:37 AM

      I'm really impressed. I didn't like TD1 and was going in with low expectations, but this was really cool.

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      January 25, 2012 10:55 AM

      So I really liked the demo, which inspired me to pick up the original since you can get the full game on XBox Live for like $16. Oh god....the original game is so bad. The story is at least interesting, but the controls and the powers are pretty lame. There were so many things in the demo that I was doing that obviously address the limitations and poor design of the origiinal. The big one being visible checkpoints. Don't know how many times I've gotten lost in the original game.

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      January 25, 2012 12:32 PM

      Played demo last night, I liked it. Looking forward to full game.