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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: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  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. May 19, 2022
    9
    "I don't know. I just know that all my life I've never done the right thing."
    (c) Hayden
    A cool game that I learned about at the age of 6.
    "I don't know. I just know that all my life I've never done the right thing."
    (c) Hayden

    A cool game that I learned about at the age of 6. I liked the look very much then, but there was no opportunity to play. I recently remembered and decided to buy a pass. The game is really cool, even today. The plot is also good, although sometimes mediocre. I am glad that there is some realism in the game - the main character is very easy to kill, and the characters are not so dead. The game is cool, I advise!
    P.S. but you will have to get confused to play comfortably :D
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  3. 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
  4. 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 isthis 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 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 canBad 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. Expand
  6. Jan 9, 2012
    4
    good sound effects, bad voiceacting.
    nice graphics for a low budget game,
    animations are moderate with a few weird looking bugs. they ai is
    good sound effects, bad voiceacting.
    nice graphics for a low budget game,
    animations are moderate with a few weird looking bugs.
    they ai is pretty bad.
    the controls are easy.

    i guess with a few changes the game actually would be fun to play, BUT
    unless you really save your ammo, you will have to kill most of the enemies with the almost useless boomerang knife.
    that takes ages and is pretty annoying.

    all together i would say, you dont miss out anything if you dont buy it.
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  7. Jul 12, 2020
    1
    Such repetitiveness and broken gameplay, such wow, don't play. The beginning of the game made me think its something good ... but after likeSuch repetitiveness and broken gameplay, such wow, don't play. The beginning of the game made me think its something good ... but after like 30 minutes i started thinking if DELETE was my best choice for this game. Expand

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