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"Dark Sector's fun. Hearing guards scream for help just before they take a glaive to the face, marching around in this Metal Gear-looking Jackal tank while rocketing bad guys into the air and wielding a pimped-out shotgun make the experience something any action fan can get behind." - IGN.com
Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, a covert operative sent on a dangerous mission into Lasria, an Eastern European city on the brink of ruin that hides a deadly Cold War secret. In the midst of this mission, Hayden is attacked by an unknown enemy and infected by the Technocyte Virus, a brutal bio-weapon that twists its victims into mindless killing machines. Surviving this attack, Hayden finds that the Technocyte virus has granted him powerful, inhuman abilities unlike anything he has ever seen. Now, he must evolve with his powers, survive and become a hero.
- All new, all original action-shooter - Throughout the course of the game, players will witness Hayden's transformation into something more than he was as he fights against the Technocyte Virus taking over his body and the effects it has on his psyche.
- Evolution powers - Hayden gains incredible superhuman powers - including the deadly, bladed glaive that he can grow from his arm and use and throw with deadly accuracy. Hayden will grow with these powers as they evolve and become more powerful throughout the game.
- Cinematic and immersive experience - Through the use of no HUD, intuitive controls and a 3rd-person over the shoulder viewpoint everything about Dark Sector is designed with the goal of keeping the player immersed in the game.
- Innovative multiplayer component - Dark Sector features an innovative and exciting multiplayer gameplay that will allow players to utilize the skills they have learned in the single-player game to excel in a competitive environment
A console port that while good, is also bad.BlockAgent | June 11, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
Dark Sector is a game that is brutally unforgiving from the very start. Within the first 10 minutes of playing it, you will fight a boss, swarms of 20 bad guys all raining down gunfire on you at one, and seemingly endless hordes of monsters spawning very close all around you. I found it to be very difficult. The human bad guys are the usual whack-a-mole type though. To make it even harder, the controls are terrible. You character doesn't always do what you are telling him to with your fingers. Sometimes he will flip out from behind cover into a thousand bullets. Things such as switching between weapons become an unnecessary challenge. During my playing of the game, no matter what screen resolution I set the game to, I could never get the game image to fit my normal 1080p screen. It cuts off the outer edge which cuts off your ammo count display etc. The plot in Dark Sector is very thin. Alot of the time you are just going through the very linear levels killing bad guy after bad guy not sure of why they are attacking you, what is your end objective, etc.
So now for the good. The graphics are pretty good, considering the game came out for consoles in 2010, and the theme of the game has a unique twist on it. Having the bladed glaive is a nice fresh feature, but in my opinion is oversold in the game's trailer. I ended up using the guns more as they felt more effective against enemies and were plentiful.
So the game is good for a few reasons, but bad for other reasons, hence the score of 64/100.
Sleeper HitAutocyclist | March 7, 2014 | See all Autocyclist's reviews »
While the game leaves a lot to be desired, it's premise is very strong: You're a dude. With a glaive. Who throws it at things.
Blitz your way through an almost post-apocalyptic, radioactive horror show, throwing your glaive to and fro. Throw it through environmental hazards. Throw it through enemies. Throw it through everything that gets in your line of sight. It'll zap, it'll burst with flame, it'll burst with blood. It'll be pretty cool.
The most important, and probably most overlooked aspect of this game is its multiplayer. If you get a chance to give this a whirl with friends (pun very much intended), you'll certainly not regret it.
Brutal and satisfyingdarkyhbk | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all darkyhbk's reviews »
Dark Sector is an entertaining third person shooter, where you find yourself in a sci-fi world, up against a number of human and mutant foes. The weapons you can use are diverse, and you can upgrade both them and your special abilities to help you in combat. You also get a kind of metal boomerang, which is quite useful both in combat, for stunning enemies for instance, and in solving puzzles where you need to flip switches from a distance. While combat is generally good and entertaining, offering some brutal executions and tense firefights, the puzzles, most based on flipping switches at the right time or in the right order- are tedious and boring. The story is not too great, and although the setting is decently designed, none of the characters stand out, and the journals you find scattered along levels don't really add much substance to it. The graphics are nice enough, sporting a number of good effects and decent physics models, while the sound is OK - not bad, not good. All in all, this short game can give you a number of satisfying moments if you can get past the frustrating ones.
A strange, but fun game.xXObyzouthXx | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all xXObyzouthXx's reviews »
While Dark sector may not be the best in third person shooters, It is still a very fun game to play through. The glaive is fun to use and can get brutal (if you are in to that). While not having many more characteristics that make this game stand out, it is still worth buying and trying out if it ever goes on sale!
Underrated game that needed more attentionazninja30 | July 19, 2013 | See all azninja30's reviews »
Dark Sector was a game that I came upon by random and I enjoyed very much, however the story gets to be dull the more it progresses, but the gamplay mechanics were very satisfying, and fun to play around with.