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Dark Sector

Released on 04 April 2008

Rating: 18+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (72 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an operative sent on a dangerous assassination mission into Lasria - an Eastern European city on the brink of ruin 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. Now, Hayden must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero.

Created by acclaimed developer Digital Extremes, Dark Sector is a new and original action-thriller designed exclusively for next-generation consoles. A dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story; Dark Sector represents the next evolution of action gaming.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.

Evolution Powers: After infection by the bio-weapon parasite, Hayden will gain incredible superhuman powers - including the deadly, bladed glaive that he can grow from his arm and use 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 at all times.

      Upgradeable Conventional Weapons: Hayden will have an arsenal of conventional weapons at his disposal that can all be upgraded and made more powerful throughout the game.

        Innovative Multiplayer Component: Dark Sector will feature innovative and exciting multiplayer gameplay that will allow players to utilise the skills they have learned in the single-player game to excel in a competitive environment.

        customer Reviews

         Average rating (72 reviews)

         Dark Sector

        | | See all SamTaylor's reviews (8)

        Top 100 PC Reviewer

        I have just finished this game and all I can say is WOW.

        It is not a story driven game, and if you are looking for one, go else where. This is a all guns blazing action leave your brain at the door game.

        You play as a solider who is sent on a mission to stop an infection becoming an epidemic. That is all you really need to know. There is a love story in there, but it is so unconvincing and franky boring you will not care.

        You have a few weapons at your disposal, from dead foes or you can buy them in the black market. You access the Black Market through sewer hatches. It is a good idea, however I feel the money system could have been improved.

        But the main weapon in the game is the glaive. It is a bladed disk, which ur throw towards your enimies and watch them fall into tiny pieces. If you throw it into a fire, some electricity or an ice cold tank the glaive will be charged with the element. Using these will make your glaive a lot more powerful.

        You also gain powers along the way, which I felt to be the best part about the game. I will not say what they are, but the are very cool indeed.

        I do have some gripes about the game though. The melee system is not very good, the end drags on and the multi player lacks any reason to play. Also the end boss is terrible.

        I complted it in about 10 hours. I will carry on to do the brutal difficulty. However this is proabaly as much as I will play the game.

        This game needs to be experianced, and if you have a spare £40 and looking for a new game I would reccomend looking elsewhere and then renting this.

        However if you do buy this you will not be dissapointed. If you shop around you can get it for arounf £30

        8/10

         Underrated bargain...

        | | See all Rush319's reviews (101)

        Top 100 Games Reviewer

        It's fair to say that Dark Sector got a bit of a pasting when it came out, being branded a sub Gears or Resi clone. I think that's harsh, Dark sector may have taken some inspiration from these games, but all games look to emulate the best in their genre. Good graphics combined with an enjoyable story and the wicked glaive make for a good play and at £7.99 its a lot cheaper and a lot better than some alternatives you might have been considering. Definitely worth the money.

         Suprisingly good

        | | See all bosseye's reviews (62)

        Top 100 Games Reviewer

        I don't think anyone had high expectations for this, and its certainly getting mixed reviews in the press - but despite repetition in the combat and hugely linear levels, its a great deal of fun to play. Make the effort to get past the first couple of levels which don't really allow you free rein to play as you would like and thing start to improve. Gun play is adequate throughout, but the real star is the glaive (frisbee with knives innit....) which once fully powered allows more freedom to kill identikit goons in different ways. Once you've aquired the last powerup for 'aftertouch' it really comes alive allowing you to swing the glaive around corners and over walls in nice slow mo - hugely satisfying to guide your glaive into a particularly recalcitrant enemy tucked behind a pillar and slice the top of his head off. Suitably gory too, although perhaps not overtly so - dismemberments work well and using the fully powered glaive shot allows you to slice enemies neatly in half with one shot.

        Bear in mind, headshots are the order of the day if possible - early levels with the unpowered glaive prove frustrating as you can't fell them with once shot, but once you gain the ability to guide the glaive its one hit one kill territory, leading to some particularly 'badass' feeling fights as you swiftly and gorily despatch wave after wave of foes.

        Problems - well, theres some odd design decisions which mar the experience. Generally the levels are utterly linear - go in one end and kill the waves of enemies go out the other end. Repeat for the entire game. Its repetitious yes, but manages to stay just the right side of 'fun' rather than 'chore'.

        more of a chore however is the level design on occasion - make no mistake this is not particularly clever level design - often you'll find yourself overanalysing the problem, when really all thats required is some timed running around a problem. For example a section in the graveyard requires you to light sequential fires along the level to imbue your glaive with fire, allowing you to finally set fire to the black foliage blocking your path. So far so linear, but you'll hit the point where you've lit every single fire and you still can't make it to the burnable stuff before you glaive goes out. So you hunt for a solution, there must be another fire to light somewhere? but the isn't, its simply an incredibly tight bit of glaive use and running required - you have to stand in exactly the right spot, fling the glaive into the fire from the correct distance away which will light it, yet still give you time to run round with the glaive to the burnable foliage and fling the burning glaive before it goes out. Its incredibly trial and error at times, which leads to frustration. Theres a number of these sections which require no brains, just constant preseverance to find the right place to stand.

        Strange design decisions like not allowing you to pick up enemies guns for more than a few seconds frustrate further, and the story is a horrendous, random mish mash of zombies, robots, russians and diseases. Plus the main character is visually bizarre, suashed head, floppy hair, deeply deeply unlikable.

        Fun, and visually lovely though, somehow managing to overcome the obvious flaws and be a fun romp thats well worth playing.

         Underrated.

        | | See all northy's reviews (91)

        Top 100 Games Reviewer

        I remember when this game came out it had real mixed reviews so i decided to give it a miss so i was pleasently suprised after playing the demo. I ordered the main game straight away and im glad i did. Very enjoyable and not really easy like some games out there.
        One small grumble is theres no blind fire when your in the cover position but i would recommend this game for sure.

         EXCUSE ME!!!!

        | | See all dunny04's reviews (1)

        Ignore the reviews the game gets slated for it's on line multi player capablilties. I'm an xbox 360 owner and have no on-line access and i play games for the single player experience. Not everybody is a member of the on-line gaming community. For the casual non-geek gamer get it- it's a solid gory little shooter.

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        Rating18+ (PEGI)