Dark Sector PlayStation 3

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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] Collapse
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  • Developer: Digital Extremes
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Third-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: 10 Online
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. Dark Sector is by no means a fresh, original game. It copies from a lot of source material, from games to movies to, well… everything.
  2. Dark Sector is a very good game; the off-world, strikingly science-fiction oriented FPS demonstrated years ago bears very little resemblance to what has been shrink-wrapped and shipped off to your local game retailers — and that's a very good thing.
  3. It's not going to set the world alight like Gears of War and it doesn't revolutionise survival horror like Resident Evil 4, but its thrilling combat and sensational visuals make it well worth adding to your collection.
  4. If Dark Sector were a student, he'd be expelled for plagiarism. Thankfully, the Glaive more than makes up for the rampant copying of mechanics and ideas.
  5. Dark Sector goes for gore and glory, but does better spattering blood than it does applying polish. Despite a number of original elements and a fairly solid gameplay core, the game isn’t able to add substantially to the formula and mechanics it’s borrowed from other games in the genre.
  6. Play Magazine
    70
    Shooter fans may not respect it, but they will enjoy it. [May 2008, p.54]
  7. Every aspect of this game is horribly average, derivative, unpolished, or worse. Half-assed, floaty, imprecise character movement. Half-assed melee combat. Half-assed cover mechanic. Half-assed weapon upgrade system. Half-assed sound design and mixing. Quarter-assed story. No-assed AI.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Jan 30, 2012
    10
    I had good memories with this game... this was one of my best games on my PS3. It was also very cheap at that time. This game maybe has muddyI had good memories with this game... this was one of my best games on my PS3. It was also very cheap at that time. This game maybe has muddy graphics and was released many years ago... but it was fun... the story, the graphics and all that stuff... still very good and beautiful too. You won't think that the graphics looks bad, you won't feel that the game is boring, because it's still very beautiful and has a good story telling. Actually still one of the best games even though we are in 2012 right now. You never do the same things, you always get suprised in the story and way you develope your weapons... many good things. The game is almost for free these days. Buy it maaaaaan. It won't hurt... you have to try this game out before you die one day. Expand
  2. JulioM.
    Mar 30, 2008
    10
    WORTH PLAYING!!!!... astonishing graphics + sick finishing moves + great multiplayer + sweet sound effects + a original deadly weapon at your WORTH PLAYING!!!!... astonishing graphics + sick finishing moves + great multiplayer + sweet sound effects + a original deadly weapon at your disposal = UNFORGETTABLE GAMING EXPERIENCE, MUST HAVE GAME. Expand
  3. EnochC
    Dec 17, 2008
    9
    I really don't see why everyone calls this game 'overly mediocre' or 'ripoff of others'. It has similar elements, I really don't see why everyone calls this game 'overly mediocre' or 'ripoff of others'. It has similar elements, but the glaive and art style completely makes it unique - i don't know of any other game that was 75% Russian enemies w/ zombies, and all killlable with a guy in a bio-metal suit with a huge weapon called a glaive. This is underrated severely, and needs more respect. It's a fun game, and definitely, GO BY THE USER COMMENTS. They know more than the critics do, they own/play more often than them and can appreciate it more. Expand
  4. michaelkirkham
    Oct 21, 2009
    8
    this game totally deserves to be played it got a lot of negative reviews when it came out but i never really understood why its a funthis game totally deserves to be played it got a lot of negative reviews when it came out but i never really understood why its a fun cinematic exparience with a cool ass new weapon in the form of the glave yes the story and playing style borrows from lots of aspects of other media but you could leve;l that complaint at so many other games whats important here is that the game is fun and at the prices you can find it for now it would be crazy not to add this one to your collection Expand
  5. Jan 31, 2011
    7
    A slightly better than average game that was worth playing. I don't think this game is under rated but there are many, many games thatA slightly better than average game that was worth playing. I don't think this game is under rated but there are many, many games that received better ratings that I would score lower than Dark Sector. Expand
  6. CollegeStudent
    Mar 27, 2008
    7
    The graphics are great, but the controls can be hindering(they are VERY sensitive and perfect timing is a must!). The game itself is fun, but The graphics are great, but the controls can be hindering(they are VERY sensitive and perfect timing is a must!). The game itself is fun, but the puzzles and enemy fights range from really fun to a burden. I would buy this game(I did), because its awesome, and really is the dark side of Uncharted(with a sci-fi twist!), but when GTA IV comes out, you'll probably be trading it in. Expand
  7. BobbyS.
    Apr 8, 2008
    1
    Oh no! nothing new Copyed game plays badly with gliches so I had to give it back.

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