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  • Summary: Brought to life in high definition, Perfect Dark: Zero challenges players to guide Joanna Dark on her journey to become the perfect agent. Years before the original "Perfect Dark," players assume the role of Perfect Agent Joanna Dark in a gripping story, with the action in this sci-fiBrought to life in high definition, Perfect Dark: Zero challenges players to guide Joanna Dark on her journey to become the perfect agent. Years before the original "Perfect Dark," players assume the role of Perfect Agent Joanna Dark in a gripping story, with the action in this sci-fi thriller centered on espionage, conspiracy, and a mysterious global conflict. The game delivers unprecedented online action and flexibility, supporting upwards of 50 players online. Perfect Dark: Zero includes fully scalable environments, and complete online support with tournaments, rankings, and more. Players can choose between a story-driven single-player campaign and various multiplayer options, including four-player splitscreen and cooperative action, for infinite replayability. Combat enabled vehicles including jetpacks, hovercrafts, and motorcycles are also available. [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. 100
    Visually and from an audio point of view, the game is spectacular. Nice textures throughout. Great wrap- around sound.
  2. The game is really fluid and runs at a high frame rate. What I liked about this game is that the weapons that you carry will affect your speed, just like it would in real life.
  3. It's not the controls or the FPS feel that started to get me into the game. It's the variation of the missions and your specific goals that make PDZ so interesting and addicting.
  4. I think most people are let down by the Xbox 360 follow up, although Perfect Dark Zero isn't garbage even if the plot is trash. The innovative weapons, sharp and accessible gameplay and almost perfect multiplayer aspect lands PDZ into the good category.
  5. For as solid as Perfect Dark Zero is, it's not going to wow you with anything innovative. But hey, when you're fragging away at fellow gamers from all around the world, you're not going to care.
  6. I'm not sure what upsets me more: the horrendous mess that is Perfect Dark Zero's single-player game or all the glowing reviews out there (including Che's). Are these crazies playing the same game as me?
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    The only thing separating it from, say, another dystopian gadget-heavy sci-fi shooter like "Project: Snowblind" is the marketing budget. [Feb 2006, p.85]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 77
  2. Negative: 18 out of 77
  1. DeanA.
    Mar 10, 2006
    10
    Dont listen to anything but excellent reports about this game! Its Great! XBox Live is better than playing story mode though!
  2. Rol
    Feb 3, 2006
    9
    Better than most reviews it's getting. It's cartoony visuals and physics and overall feel seem to be a problem for a lot of people Better than most reviews it's getting. It's cartoony visuals and physics and overall feel seem to be a problem for a lot of people .Next-gen doesn't have to be realistic there are other styles too. Multiplayer is probably the best on 360 at the moment. And the single player campaign is a grower with good scalable difficulty. Unless halo 2, for you, is the be all and end all of FPS, and all games must emulate its successes, this game is highly recommended. Expand
  3. AnonymousMC
    May 30, 2008
    9
    This game has a peculiar campaign. While the graphics shine and the levels are creatively designed, the story is the most lackluster piece ofThis game has a peculiar campaign. While the graphics shine and the levels are creatively designed, the story is the most lackluster piece of crap i've ever crossed, but you scratch this. The gameplay rocks, the scifi elements add shine, and the multiplayer rocks, and is one of the best games on the 360. Expand
  4. WyattG.
    Oct 21, 2007
    7
    2 years is a long time in console game design, so after reading all the great reviews for this game I probably should not have been surprised 2 years is a long time in console game design, so after reading all the great reviews for this game I probably should not have been surprised that it was not as good as I thought it would have been, after finally playing it 2 years after its release. Don't get me wrong, the game WAS enjoyable, and I am sure that at the time of release it would have been a "must have" game, but when comparing it to other shooters on the 360 this is no longer the case. The game has many good things going for it including; solid story, variety of locations, good length, number of different weapons, co-op play and multiplayer. Infact it is the multiplayer that is not only the best part of this game but also one of the best of any game I have played. The number of different game types (ie. deathmatch, capture the flag etc) is huge and the number of maps available is fantastic, but the best aspect is that apart from the normal online multiplayer you can also play offline against computer controlled opponents, which is a great way to practice for online by getting use to the different maps and weapons available. So what is bad about this game ? ... the answer is nothing really except for the fact that it feels a little slow and dated when compared to recently released shooters. The good news is that you can now buy this game really cheap, so if you don't go into it expecting to play a AAA game then you should enjoy it. Expand
  5. AnonymousMC
    Jan 12, 2009
    6
    II loved the original, N64 Perfect Dark. Oddly, despite having "better" artificial intelligence, snazzier gadgets, and prettier graphics,II loved the original, N64 Perfect Dark. Oddly, despite having "better" artificial intelligence, snazzier gadgets, and prettier graphics, this game...feels plastic and hollow compared to the original. The missions aren't compelling, the gameplay and gun fights are not fluid and fun, and the presentation is way overdone - it's literally too flashy and busy for its own good. It's been years since Rare lost its touch as excellent game makers...looks like it is still gone... Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    May 31, 2006
    5
    3 levels into the game. And it compares nothing to the original, they kept the same sound effects, same everything. AI is absolutly moronic.3 levels into the game. And it compares nothing to the original, they kept the same sound effects, same everything. AI is absolutly moronic. The music in this game is just TERRIBLE, it's a lame 80's techno. Gameplay seems incomplete and graphics are for Xbox not 360. Rent, don't buy. Expand
  7. Jun 25, 2020
    0
    I hate this game and i wouldn´t wish this game even to my worst enemy,clunky contols, laughable voice acting, forgetabble story, charactersI hate this game and i wouldn´t wish this game even to my worst enemy,clunky contols, laughable voice acting, forgetabble story, characters from the original game are butchered and worst of all, killed the franchise. Don´t even bother with this game, Perfect Dark Zero is nothing but a franchise killer made for a quick buck. Expand

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