A Free Game Is Available Right Now On The Humble Store

The Darkness 2 blends tragedy, modern crime, and supernatural horror inside a traditional shooter.

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Now Playing: The Darkness II: Story and Art Style Interview

The Humble Store has revealed its latest free giveaway on PC. The Darkness II, a 2012 first-person shooter that blends the modern with the occult is available for free right now via Humble. If you're interested, you better act fast; the deal expires 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT on Wednesday, March 28, when it will go back to its normal price of $30 on Steam.

The Darkness II and its predecessor are based on The Darkness comic book series. It mixes the gameplay of a traditional shooter with magic elements and tells the story of the head of a New York crime family, which wields "an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction" known as The Darkness.

The game includes a 4-player co-op campaign, in which you can play as one of four characters capable of wielding the power of The Darkness. You can only use your abilities in the shadows, meaning you need to use your environment to your advantage to battle enemies who use the light as their weapon.

In GameSpot's review of The Darkness II, Kevin VanOrd gave the game a 7/10, praising the game's menacing story and macabre action, accentuated by memorable moments worth experiencing. "The Darkness II is a fun, very short FPS without the authentic atmosphere and subtle touches that made its predecessor [The Darkness] so intriguing," he wrote, "Still, if you've got a lust for virtual blood, The Darkness II leaks enough of it to satiate you."

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