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  • Summary: The story of Twin Sector takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the remains of mankind have been put to artificial sleep in cryogenic chambers deep under the contaminated surface of earth - until the planet becomes habitable again. You as the player must take the role of AshleyThe story of Twin Sector takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the remains of mankind have been put to artificial sleep in cryogenic chambers deep under the contaminated surface of earth - until the planet becomes habitable again. You as the player must take the role of Ashley Simms, the protagonist of Twin Sector. Suddenly awakened by the station's security A.I. system O.S.C.A.R., you face the imminent extinction of all other still sleeping survivors due to an unknown failure in the life support system. According to O.S.C.A.R., you are the only person who was able to be woken and therefore the only individual capable of saving mankind. Within the next ten hours you will need to repair the broken main generator of the subterranean bunker system in order to reestablish the station's functionality. But there are yet unknown forces trying to prevent you from succeeding at all costs. Twin Sector is a thrilling physics-based action-adventure which allows players free interaction with their environment. Using the advantages of the powerful HAVOK-Engine, innumerable puzzles, challenges and enemies await the players in a hostile and threatening futuristic environment. Featuring more than 15 missions alongside a thrilling story line unfolding over the course of action. [Steam] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. A puzzle game that plays like Portal and does everything else like Ed Wood. Enthusiastic, but it's not high-art. [Dec 2009, p.93]
  2. Twin Sector is a game or you love or hate, there is no middle way. But if we are part of the first category, the satisfaction of having solved a puzzle and the obsessive desire to move forward are sufficient incentives to shut one eye on the various flaws that are hidden in the game.
  3. The first impressions of this game are really good, but after a few minutes it already starts to get boring. The surveillance system O.S.C.A.R. is not really helpful. Messages like “Ashley, there is a problem” or “Ashley, the elevator doesn’t work” are simply useless. This game is nothing for a player who likes action games.
  4. 43
    As you have probably guessed by now, I don't care for Twin Sector. And I think I'm even more aggravated because, at its heart, the game actually does have quite a bit of potential.
  5. This dull physics-based puzzle game is neither charming nor exciting, and most importantly, it isn't fun.
  6. At around fifteen hours of crashing, poorly delivered cutscenes, unnecessarily thorny and intricate puzzles, not forgetting a complete lack of atmosphere and immersion, you'll find yourself asking that question a lot if you do decide to give it a go.
  7. Being unable to execute the obvious solution to a problem because of poor design and implementation is simply inexcusable. [Mar 2010, p.70]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. rinorino
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    I have to say: finally something new. Compelling game play and beautiful graphics.
  2. Scree
    Jan 1, 2010
    9
    My gosh, well I'll just never get critics! "This game is nothing for a player who likes action games" -- Uh, sorry, but, DUH? I mean, My gosh, well I'll just never get critics! "This game is nothing for a player who likes action games" -- Uh, sorry, but, DUH? I mean, DUH!! That's like saying Doom3 is nothing for a player who likes puzzles, or Crysis is nothing for a player who hates graphics. LMAO Anywho, Twin Sector is cool. Wouldn't even think of comparing it to Portal really, but I can see the similarities now. But it's completely different. heh Fun stuff, IF you like physical puzzle games. The story is OK too, simple and too the point. The main char has a sexy voice (english ver), and I swear I know the OSCAR voice from somewhere else. A very nice game for the discounted price it is now (I waited and am glad didn't pay $29, $24, or even $19, but it's definitely worth the latter). Expand
  3. DonA
    Jan 13, 2010
    6
    Portal is my all-time favorite game. Ok, Twin Sector is not portal, but it is portal-like. I don't like the "battles" - this is a puzzle Portal is my all-time favorite game. Ok, Twin Sector is not portal, but it is portal-like. I don't like the "battles" - this is a puzzle game, let it be a puzzle game. Also the controls are clunky, but the physics are decent. I wouldn't buy for $20, but if it went on sale for maybe $5-10, I'd probably pick it up. Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2012
    4
    Lol. This game feels like an old half life 1 mod. The environments are bland, the characters are bland. The colour pallete is terrible. TheLol. This game feels like an old half life 1 mod. The environments are bland, the characters are bland. The colour pallete is terrible. The voice acting is a miss. I really don't like this terrible game. Puzzles are boring and bad as well. Expand
  5. May 29, 2012
    3
    This game had potential however poor level design, a lack of direction, insane fall damage, and check points that are few and far between inThis game had potential however poor level design, a lack of direction, insane fall damage, and check points that are few and far between in certain areas make it a chore to play. Im a completionist so i finished the game however it took around 6-8 hours altogether with probably 10% of that being loading time, and about 50% being spent speed running through sections of puzzles I had already completed after being sent back to a distant check point upon death. This game could have easily been a great puzzle game however the developers need to put a little more thought in there level layout(a lot of just giant U turn hallways with cage dividers serving no purpose other then to waste time), damage settings(falling 5+ feet is a instant death if you dont catch yourself), and the check point layout(the lack of many check points in parts of the game made it very unforgiving and time consuming). Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2011
    3
    I honestly couldn't stand half an hour playing this game. Although the idea of telekinetic gloves does seem very innovative and exciting, theI honestly couldn't stand half an hour playing this game. Although the idea of telekinetic gloves does seem very innovative and exciting, the design of the maps make it almost impossible to use the mechanic in an enjoyable way. Glitches such as dialog that doesn't play (I've gone though the first level about 3 times and heard a different number of conversations each time) really break the immersion. I don't care if it resembles Portal, has a very bland story, or having unmemorable characters that don't offer any help with the current challenge, but I swear if I pick up a barrel to throw at a switch and it falls without altering my movements at all, something is definitely wrong with the game play. Expand
  7. Apr 11, 2012
    0
    Worst. Game. Ever. And not even joking. I mean, it is not that hard to satisfy me as a gamer, but this game failed completely. It begins withWorst. Game. Ever. And not even joking. I mean, it is not that hard to satisfy me as a gamer, but this game failed completely. It begins with the sound (I have the German version and the robot sounds just HORRIBLE!) I just cannot listen to without having my ears bleed. The the graphic. Ok, it's not THAT awful, but still. They just recycle the same texture, and its not even good looking. And this is even more frustrating, because games with less developers have much more appealing graphics. The puzzles are frustrating, because they aren´t nearly as understandable than the ones in portal/ Portal2 were. maybe its hard to compare every puzzle game with Portal, but so it is. puzzle games have to face this enemy. And for me personally, the puzzles in Twin Sector just were confusing, witch is enforced by the strange physics. Huge boxes fly to the air and bounce of the ground as tennis-balls. The game also misses a soul. Portal had this fantastic humour, but Twin Sector has no atmosphere at all. Expand

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