The Darkness 2 is very cheap on Steam right now

The Darkness 2 was a great horror FPS, chiefly because the protagonist boasted some hectic tentacles with which he could eviscerate foes. But it also told a great yarn and had a neat cell-shaded aesthetic. Back when it released in 2012, the market was flooded with COD and COD-alikes and everyone was a bit fed up with linear FPS games. But they aren't anymore, are they? It's among our favourite overlooked shooters.

Anyway, the game is currently $5.99 on Steam – down from the usual $39.99. You can also get a four-pack for $17.99, which is a good idea if you want to make the most of the game's co-op mode with three other friends. If you've just completed the new Wolfenstein and need another punchy shooter with a cool story, you might as well give it a shot.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.