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- Intense Online Multiplayer Battles
- Infection Mode: one player takes on the role of Hayden as the other players become human soldiers and hunt him down
- Epidemic Mode: two teams, each made of up of a Hayden and a group of soldiers, will battle to kill the other teams Hayden and fight for online supremacy
- Evolution Power: Battle your enemies with incredible superhuman powers-like the deadly bladed glaive-that evolve and become more and more powerful throughout the game
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A modern-day superhero saga, the players assume the role of the protagonist, Hayden Tenno who gains the ability to morph into dramatically different combat forms. Attacked by an unknown enemy, Hayden is sent on a dangerous assassination mission, and must quickly learn to survive in this dark, gritty world. Set in the crumbling infrastructure of a fictional Sovietbloc country in the near future..the players work their way through a world where bio-weapons are no longer science experiments, but a hellish nightmare let loose on an unsuspecting populace!
Top customer reviews
+ Gorgeous graphics.
+ Dark storyline.
+ Phenomenal musical score and ambient soundscape.
+ Challenging but not frustratingly impossible boss battles.
+ The glaive is truly an awesome weapon. The developers perfected its use in the game.
+ Brutal and gory combat, especially with the glaive.
+ Many horror scares in the game.
- No patch was ever released.
- Some load up problems, although they're easily fixed with a restart.
- Inventory and upgrade system could use some tweaks and a bit more explanation
- Money for upgrades is rather scarce.
- No jumping or crouching, just a Gears of War style dash and cover system. The dashing can be a bit disorienting if you're not used to it.
- Reoccurring sound distortion where static/wind noises would be amplified and constant completely overpowering all other sounds in the game. This issue is constant and will not fix itself even on a restart of the game. The only way I figured out how to fix it was by resetting the sound controls to default.
- No stealth gameplay or mechanics.
- Story became rather secondary.
- Enemy types are rather limited and constant Waves of them can become a bit tiresome.
- Questionable Save system forced me to complete entire chapters for fear of overwriting my previous saves. It happened a few times which set me back a chapter or two. I learned the hard way half way through the game to back up my game saves.
- Linear gameplay.
Dark Sector had nearly everything I look for in an action game. Great graphics, dark story, adult theme, viscous combat etc. yet there were enough small cons to keep it from a 5 star rating. The game was a decent length but I could have continued playing if content allowed. Using the glaive never got old and I would have liked to have tried more weapons/upgrades but was limited by the amount of money available. One of the better action games I've played in a long time I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who's interested in the genre.
The graphics are detailed yet monochromatically biased: greys, blue and yellow sectors alternate. At first I found this unrealistic (which it is) but it sure fights the well known F/TPS repetitiveness feeling of running in the same corridors for ever.
Since the game enjoys (or suffers) a quick recovery cycle, you are almost never in danger of immediate death - but this hardly impends any adrenaline from flooding your body.
Moreover, once our hero (Hayden) gets infected and acquires the glaive, a whole new ball-game opens up: although of limited effectiveness as a melee weapon, this cycle-edged discus will deal devastating arcs of gore and destruction to his enemies!
Oh yes, this is quite a gory game, mind you (I think it was banned in Australia for that). So, unless intended for young children,
In the beginning you don't get the bladed apparatus as you see on the cover, so the game seems to not be as fun as it could be, but just hold out - you'll get your blade soon enough. :)
It is 3rd person, but if you've played Gears of War at all, you'll get the hang of this in no time.
As NeuroSplicer stated, this game is gory: legs and arms get cut off, lots of blood spatters, amongst other gory things happen. To me, seeing an enemy hop on one leg until they eventually die is entertaining, but this game is definitely not intended for the younger audience.
I have Vista Ultimate x64, and I've never had a single problem running this game.
The Bad: The initial control setup just plain sucks. I had to reconfigure my keyboard to make it more pleasing to control the main character. Also, fighting areas had no really big suprise as the second you entered into a place with chest high walls, you could mentally prepare yourself for the fight before it started.
The Rundown: Fun and some challenging points, limited and mostly useless weapon selection and irritating controls.