The Darkness is a first-person shooter psychological horror video game developed by Starbreeze Studios and published by 2K Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was released on June 2007 in North America and Europe. The game is based on the comic book of the same title. A sequel, titled The Darkness II was released on February 2012.
The player takes the role of Jackie Estacado (voiced by Kirk Acevedo), with the story presented as a future-narrative on the present events observed by the player. On the eve of his 21st birthday, Jackie is targeted for assassination by the don of the New York mafia, "Uncle" Paulie Franchetti following a failed task to retrieve money for the latter. While hiding in a cemetery bathroom, the Darkness (voiced by Mike Patton), an ancient force that has inhabited his family for several generations, awakens within Jackie and slaughters the remaining mobsters, with the benefit of Jackie becoming the possessor of seemingly unholy demonic abilities that feed off the dark.