"On his 21st birthday, the awesome and terrible powers of the Darkness awaken within Jackie Estacado, a mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family. With his new powers, Jackie is able to wreak terrifying havoc on his enemies. Jackie must learn to fully command the Darkness so he can take back control of the Franchetti family, which is ruled by his uncle Paulie, a despicable man who is almost universally despised."
In The Darkness players acquire the role of Jackie Estacado, a possessed hitman, who is a centerpiece between New York City and the world known as the Darkness. Jackie is able to devour enemy bodies to increase the Darkness power and channel it into unearthly abilities, as well as transform the corpses into Darklings, the impish servant that create havoc. Guide the Darkness through ceilings and walls, and use to destroy lights, unlock doors, and more.
The game features several modes including an online multiplayer mode in which you can play as the Darklings.