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  • Summary: An all-new and original action-thriller designed exclusively for next-generation consoles, Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by anAn all-new and original action-thriller designed exclusively for next-generation consoles, Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him inhuman abilities and he must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero. A dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story. [D3Publisher of America] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. 77
    When the really similar levels and waves of opponents get too repetitive towards the end of the game, Dark Sector's weak storyline might not be enough to carry the more fickle fan to the finish line. Still, $20 is an attractive price point for the game.
  2. If you like simple nonstop-action, combined with cool boss-fights, you’re in the right place in Dark Sector. Though the story-plot appears like a bad B-movie, your character fights with a special, and very cool boomerang-weapon, the glaive. The gore-level is very high, so the game is recommended only for adults.
  3. Dark Sector is a pleasant enough distraction for any fan of action or shooting games. It’s not likely to keep you busy for too long, since there’s little replay value to be found.
  4. The saving grace of the game comes from the fact that it is, on occasion, fun. It could have been better, sure, but, well… it isn't. So you either are a diehard fan of 3rd person shooters and will get it because there isn’t much to play this time of year anyway, or you'll probably just wait for the price to drop.
  5. During the first four chapters, almost everything about Dark Sector is wrong: Boring levels, boring weapons and complicated controls. After he commits a murder for no apparent reason even the main character becomes unlikeable. It all gets better later on, but there's a lot of wasted potential.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    No one will be surprised, no one will be disappointed. Do not expect miracles and Dark Sector will reward you with fast and brutal action for more than ten hours. Thumbs up for Glaive-related puzzles. [Apr 2009]
  7. PC Gamer UK
    48
    It's repetitive, mindless, claustrophobically linear, over-stylised and incoherent. [June 2009, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. May 9, 2012
    10
    Very nice game, the storyline is okay, the graphics aren't bad for 2009 but I personally don't care at all about graphics, the controls areVery nice game, the storyline is okay, the graphics aren't bad for 2009 but I personally don't care at all about graphics, the controls are good, I love swinging around my blade and controlling it in mid air, the game is gory and I love it! the amount of blood in the game satisfies me and the game is really fun, I don't understand why the low scores on this game, this game is **** awesome! Expand
  2. GlassEye
    Mar 25, 2009
    8
    79/80 Not a bad little game for the money. It reminds me of the Tom Clancy Splinter Cell and recent Rainbow Six game series. It also runs on 79/80 Not a bad little game for the money. It reminds me of the Tom Clancy Splinter Cell and recent Rainbow Six game series. It also runs on older machines at 2.0 ghz amd above with little or no trouble except in distance graphics. The artwork is top-notch, so if you like half descent artwork, here you go. Missing? The excitement level and it is over the shoulder with a rigid aspect of moving the character that could use some work. Kill boss and minions and move on. But overall in my opinion it is a very good sci-fi fps with a nice storyline and I recommend. A pleasant surprise for the price. Thumbs up! Expand
  3. YellowFerret
    Apr 1, 2009
    7
    I really enjoyed this game.Excellent graphics and lots of blood.Some encounters I found pretty hard,like when theres loads of guys shooting I really enjoyed this game.Excellent graphics and lots of blood.Some encounters I found pretty hard,like when theres loads of guys shooting at you and then a guy comes up with a bulletproof sheild and hits you with a sword (weird).The biggest problem is its way too short and theres some reference to hadens past that you never find out about.Still its a good game for the price its at. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2016
    6
    Pretty average TPS action game with some cool ideas and some some annoying ones.

    Story and characters first of all are instantly forgetable
    Pretty average TPS action game with some cool ideas and some some annoying ones.

    Story and characters first of all are instantly forgetable and setting itself is uninteresting. Graphics are pretty average aswell for for its time, as game's title implies its dark looking game with almost no color. On PC it runs really well with no issues in sight, but graphics options are super limited. At times game can have cool spooky atmosphere. Also game wont save your custom key bindings after qutting to Windows, so youll have get used to default controls,

    Gameplay is fairly average if not ok. Wasnt the fan of movement system, sprinting especialy felt painful. Cover system works fine, but at times it can get in the way since cover and sprinting use same key, making you enter cover when you dont need it leaving you wide open for enemy attacks. Game also isnt telling you what to do, where to go, how to effectively beat the bosses, nothing, meaning it doesnt hold your hand, which for some more hardcore players will be a nice thing, but will leave casual players annoyed and frustrated, so bad that theyll possibly want to stop playing the game for good. The glave which will be your main weapon and tool is a cool gimmick and works very well and controls nicely. One small yet cool thing i liked was that you can only use picked up weapons from enemies for a short period of time before they self destruct. All of the boss fights were not very well designed imo, they felt too standard without giving me any thrills and some them can take too much time before you undersatnd how to take them down, theyre also pretty easy if you dont play like noob. Game also doesnt have difficulty settings, the standard setting can be pretty challenging at times when they throw lots of enemies at you some if which are pretty OP,, there will also be lots of cheap deaths that you wont see coming, but overall if you have xp with third person shooter action games youll do fine in Dark Sector.

    This game is purely for action heads, if you look for a good story above all else, dont bother.
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  5. Jul 26, 2016
    6
    Dark Sector is sort of a paradoxical game. The combat is very uninspired and tedious but at the same time unique because of the glaive andDark Sector is sort of a paradoxical game. The combat is very uninspired and tedious but at the same time unique because of the glaive and various powers and upgrades. The graphics are great in some places but at the same time clunky and dated, even for 2009. The game shows it tries to have style and originality but can't seem to grasp it. If it weren't for the fact it even tried to be stylish then this game wouldn't get a bove a 4/10 from me. I only recommend this game if you play Warframe and want to see a bit more into the lore, as well as the company that made it. Expand
  6. johnci
    Apr 4, 2009
    5
    This would've been a GREAT game if the developers hadn't sabotaged it with stupid crap. Like when you sprint you can't turn? This would've been a GREAT game if the developers hadn't sabotaged it with stupid crap. Like when you sprint you can't turn? WTF? I can cut some sharp corners when I'm in a hurry, so that makes the Uber badass guy in the game kind of a gimp. Also it has no jump feature. When has that EVER been a good idea in an FPS game? As cool as it looks, the Glave weapon is underpowered so it takes repeated throws--even repeated POWERED throws to take down baddies--whereas a burst from any of the guns will do it quicker. So you end up using the Glave mostly to look cool, not because it's a good weapon. If they'd had any clue, they'd have made the Glave steering mechanism real time (like the missiles in H-L 2), so it didn't slow the game to a crawl whenever you used it. And they should have made the guns short range only, forcing you to use the Glave for long range shots. Add JUMPING and subtract the retarded sprinting limitations and THAT woulda been a rockin' game. In fact I really want to play a game like that and I hope someone makes it. Expand
  7. Jordan
    Jun 16, 2009
    2
    This game is not a very fun game and should be more of a 4.99 game rather than a 19.99 game. Blueberry Garden is probally even better.

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