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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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  • Developer: Digital Extremes
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Third-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 10
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • 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 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  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. CalebMonday
    Jan 5, 2009
    8
    I just bought this game and I know it late but the price was worth it. The graphics and gameplay are great the only thing I have to complain I just bought this game and I know it late but the price was worth it. The graphics and gameplay are great the only thing I have to complain about is the story. I understand whats going on it's just not to captivating or interesting like DMC 4 or GTA 4. The glaive is what makes the game. If it wasn't for that the game would more than likely suck. Must-buy especially since the price is so cheap. Expand
  5. MichaelS
    Jul 20, 2008
    7
    At first I was shocked at how unapolagetically the game ripped off Resident Evil 4, and how oafishly it played. But then I started to use the At first I was shocked at how unapolagetically the game ripped off Resident Evil 4, and how oafishly it played. But then I started to use the glaive, and had a hell of a good time. But when the glaive wore it's welcome, I was left with I game I didn't really feel motivated to play through too the end. Worth a rental... and not much else. Expand
  6. Brian
    Apr 2, 2008
    6
    It misses the spark of its inspiration. Borrows from the greatest of the genre, but gives nothing of its own to adhere to it.
  7. Jun 18, 2018
    0
    is the worst thing that the handicapped who created this game thinks it is just as it is down and frustration and it's woe to his thinking ifis the worst thing that the handicapped who created this game thinks it is just as it is down and frustration and it's woe to his thinking if he thinks that the super glue down Indicates the weak points the direction that goes It does not show you anything than the guns and the doors that you need to open and those goggles stuck with a padlock so Plosca does not deserve to take this bang for years is not much known about the internet medium and not even elsewhere because it's a **** on a mess I know you could be like the producer And so it's made I can not make a level when I got to the last stump Does not really show you the weak point of him I do not go to the Internet to know what to do to another he played it right at the end of the chips and then it was me and I did not manage to pass because I'm a girl a resistance too too goes to the Player and this is not done Expand

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