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6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 72 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 14 out of 72
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  1. 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 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.
  2. Dec 27, 2011
    7
    For $5.00 or less this is an alright game. The storyline in negligible, and doesn't really go anywhere, it feels like if there were four dark sector books, and then they decided to make a crappy game adaptation of the fifth. As far as the gameplay is concerned, its pretty solid, combat and movement is smooth, and weapons and enemy are well balanced with each other. Graphically it fairlyFor $5.00 or less this is an alright game. The storyline in negligible, and doesn't really go anywhere, it feels like if there were four dark sector books, and then they decided to make a crappy game adaptation of the fifth. As far as the gameplay is concerned, its pretty solid, combat and movement is smooth, and weapons and enemy are well balanced with each other. Graphically it fairly good looking, even on consoles. To sum it up, the story is crap, but the game itself is fun enough that i played it twice, and I just bought it on steam cause its $2.50 right now. If you're a working person who has to budget the time you have to play games, then pass on this one. If you have ample time for gaming, then this is certainly worth playing through, if the price is right of course. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2015
    6
    this game is common shooter game, hitting sense is good. but, the puzzle is annoying, there is no consideration for gamer. and latter part is boring for repetitive enemy
  4. 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 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 beDark 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
  5. Jun 19, 2012
    5
    Bad sound effects, story isn't cool and the graphics not beautiful. Linear and killing with blade going **** On PC not cool. You can controlling the way of the blade, but it's terrible. Can't jumping and the key distribution is sucks.
  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? 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 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. Feb 12, 2013
    7
    story is about you playing as a secret agent that gets captured and has his arm replaced with some type of futuristic military alien weapon. the gameplay controls are great and you can use your new arm for some awesome combo kills with your gun. the shooting is great for 3rd person gameplay. there are a few bosses to fight but not as many as i would have liked. and not many uses with thestory is about you playing as a secret agent that gets captured and has his arm replaced with some type of futuristic military alien weapon. the gameplay controls are great and you can use your new arm for some awesome combo kills with your gun. the shooting is great for 3rd person gameplay. there are a few bosses to fight but not as many as i would have liked. and not many uses with the arm weapon as well only for killing purposes. the graphics and music are all solid. its really just a solid 3rd person shooter that gives you some new gameplay with the arm weapon. Expand
  8. touretultouretul
    Apr 20, 2009
    7
    It's more a 7.5. This game is not about story, it's about fighting. And the glaive is everything. This game resembles a lot with Gears of War, only that the action is better. Greate close combat killing cinematics.
  9. Oct 7, 2013
    7
    Not the best console port. I had to use numerous workarounds to get the game to display correctly on my 16:9 screen. Begins as a rather dull linear cover shooter and unfortunately only picks up too late in the game. Once all powers have been unlocked and a few things develop Dark Sector becomes very enjoyable, though it is frustrating at times; controls are rigid and clunky and the gameNot the best console port. I had to use numerous workarounds to get the game to display correctly on my 16:9 screen. Begins as a rather dull linear cover shooter and unfortunately only picks up too late in the game. Once all powers have been unlocked and a few things develop Dark Sector becomes very enjoyable, though it is frustrating at times; controls are rigid and clunky and the game does little to stand out from the crowd, but it's a decent enough 3PS with some great visual design (except for Hayden Tenno's character model, what happened there?) and neat mechanics that were no doubt more impressive at the time (like the Glaive, limb dismemberment, etc.) Probably of optimum interest to Warframe fans. Expand
  10. 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 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.
    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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Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Predictable from the get-go, wrapped in a blanket of tired clichés, without an ounce of adrenaline in its blood, Dark Sector has finally surfaced after eight years of oblivion, yet nobody seems to care.
  2. Play (Poland)
    70
    The gameplay is quite enjoyable despite its apparent simplicity, and the best thing is the spinning glaive, the most dangerous boomerang thingy in the universe. It chops off hands, legs and heads, and when powered up can even cut people in half. Overall, Dark Sector is a very decent shooter - or slasher? [Apr 2009]
  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.