Mixed or average reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 50
  2. Negative: 6 out of 50
  1. Dark Void may be the most aptly named game to ever be released - with a half-dozen good concepts sucked in, alas, never to be seen again. It ranks even lower than last year's Bionic Commando in Capcom's list of franchises that had promise but turned out to be no fun to play. A little more fluidity, polish and thought would have made a big difference for this game, as it stands though, Dark aVoid this one.
  2. Overall, Dark Void was a definite disappointment, but at the same time it's completely playable.
  3. From glitches to repetitive dog-fights and long stretches sans jet-pack, there is always something to ruin your fun as you trudge toward a wholly disappointing boss-battle and an inconclusive, patchwork ending.
  4. 40
    Even though some stages (like the penultimate aerial battle) felt like they lasted forever and ever, Dark Void is a pretty short game with an anticlimactic ending that does little more than set up a sequel.
  5. There's barely enough time to rail at the missed opportunities in one of the least substantial games ever.
  6. Basically, this all boils down to three disappointing, bland sequences repeated throughout: You jetpack around, shoot guys, dogfight in an open area and hijack enemy aircraft, shoot some more guys, engage in vertical cover, and finally shoot some more guys. Dark Void is an exercise in diminishing returns—what at first seems new and fun eventually becomes dully predictable, and having to mash buttons to secure your grip only adds to the snarling annoyances.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    I have to be honest I really enjoyed this title and its even on my keep pile. Dark Voids problems are mostly superficial in my opinion. From a design point of view i think the game is fabulous and only commits a few minor oversights. The first oversight is that the game generally speaking has very poor AI, but the AI does not hamper this game really, its just that it's too obvious the enemies are idiots. In other games with poor AI the designer is able to hide it well by providing some smoke and mirrors by providing you with an a NPC character to go ahead of you and engage the battle so you can't stand back and notice exactly how poor the AI is. But, in all fairness most games have the same AI, Dark Void with their design just didn't hide it well, so i guess this is why i probably actually enjoyed the game as most people just bashed it. That aside the only other thing i felt Dark Void was lacking was decent weapon selection and a more comprehensive upgrade package to the weapons. In my opinion the selectable weapons were fine but pretty minimal but there wasn't much room to play the game any way you liked. As for the critiques over the jet pack this is the very strong part of this game everyone is missing out on. The controls are fine and taking to the skies totally makes this game. For those who played it on the ground as third person shooter, well, plainly put you are not playing Dark Void as the designers intended and under that scenario I'm not surprised to hear poor reviews about players experience. If you open up the game on hardcore or whatever its highest setting is and play the game mostly with the jet pack you will see this is a fabulously overlooked game that got bashed hard fo r the wrong reasons. It may not be very deep but the fun factor is definitely there and everyone seems to have missed it. Another nice thing about this game is it is organized into chapters which you can do each night and as well most importantly I did not come across any glitches at all during the game and finished it problem free. This seems rare these days so I'm sticking up for this game. It is about a 10-15 hr game. Hope you try it (but in the air!!) Full Review »
  2. Dec 6, 2010
    this game really isnt that bad now its nothing great eather . it feels kinda like gears of war or unchated but with a jetpack. the biggest problems this game has is the bugs which get annoying like not saving your check points or after you bear a lvl , game freesing up , sound effects getting turned off for no reason ect. the graphics look like it should have been a launch game for the ps3 or xbox 360 they are bland and dull . the story is ok but its nothing that really held my attention much. voice acting is pretty solid mainly because of nolan north the man who does drake from uncharted is in the game as the main charicter. the jet pack is fun and the game play is kinda fun which saves the game abit from all thoose other problems . the game is at best a rental if nothing els out there catches your eye or you can buy it cheap i got mine for only $10 used / Full Review »
  3. MaxB
    Jan 24, 2010
    I don't know what you guys are talking about! This game is awesome. It's a 3rd person shooter with the added benefit of flying ANY time you want! The other people only played the demo, and they complain about the flying saucers flying past you. Well, guess what, you can either shoot them down OR you can zoom in close, jump on them, go into a fight sequence in mid-air, and then commandeer the saucer and use it against them flying it!!! You can upgrade unique weapons, fly around without a time limit searching for hidden caves, and do special maneuvers while flying... like barrel rolls and loop-d-loops! Full Review »