The story of Twin Sector takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the remains of mankind have been put to artificial sleep in cryogenic chambers deep under the contaminated surface of earth — until the planet becomes habitable again. You as the player must take the role of Ashley Simms, the protagonist of Twin Sector.
User reviews: Mixed (146 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 5, 2009

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The story of Twin Sector takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the remains of mankind have been put to artificial sleep in cryogenic chambers deep under the contaminated surface of earth — until the planet becomes habitable again.
You as the player must take the role of Ashley Simms, the protagonist of Twin Sector. Suddenly awakened by the station's security A.I. system O.S.C.A.R., you face the imminent extinction of all other still sleeping survivors due to an unknown failure in the life support system. According to O.S.C.A.R., you are the only person who was able to be woken and therefore the only individual capable of saving mankind. Within the next ten hours you will need to repair the broken main generator of the subterranean bunker system in order to reestablish the station's functionality. But there are yet unknown forces trying to prevent you from succeeding at all costs!
Twin Sector is a thrilling physics-based action-adventure which allows players free interaction with their environment. Using the advantages of the powerful HAVOK®-Engine, innumerable puzzles, challenges and enemies await the players in a hostile and threatening futuristic environment. Featuring more than 15 missions alongside a thrilling story line unfolding over the course of action.
Key features:
  • More than 15 challenging missions
  • Thrilling and exciting storyline
  • Innovative gameplay
  • Physics-based action-adventure
  • Solve challenging puzzles in different ways

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP Sp3, Windows Vista Sp2
    • Processor: 2.4 ghz multicore recommended
    • Memory: 1.0 GB or more
    • Graphics: 256 MB, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVidia 6600 or better, recommended Shader model 3.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3.5 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible soundcard
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game is like Portal with Gravity Gun. It's not bad, but it's not very original either...
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Rough around the edges and wearing its portal inspiration a little too obviously on its chest this game replaces portals with the power to manipulate push and pull objects and excert physics forces on the world around you.

The dialog is horrible and the low budget nature of the game shows however when the game is good it is good. The plot is ignorable and to be honest besides an AI called oscar i dont remember anything of it. The game shines through though with each sucessive level of the game introducing interesting puzzles and object manipulation potential which proved to keep me very entertained for my hours of play.

I particularly enjoyed the puzzles combining object manipulation and enviromental traversal using the power to pull my self Towards objects or pushing my self in order to cancel the momentum of a fall.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I had hopes with the intriguing premise, but tons of bugs (or simply poor design) completely destroys the imersion. Once that's done, you realize there really isn't that much here to begin with.
The key problem is the game's interface. Controls are slow, imprecise, and laggy as all hell. Given how often the game is designed to require good timing, fast reactions, and careful item placement, this is a huge strike against it. I'm not sure if this is just poor design or horrible quality control - when I first started the game up I wasn't even able to move due to being spawned inside the floor, and even though they've fixed this the entire screen is constantly shaking (except, occasionally, when I jump and it snaps into stability) and there's a persistent damage indicator on the screen flickering on and off with varying levels of intensity.
Unfortunately even if this were patched, it would not be enough to make Twin Sector a good or even passable game. Frankly if you were to fix the controls, get the screen to stop shaking like my character is having a constant seizure, and speed up the response, you'd be left with a series of puzzles that are disturbingly easy. All of the difficulty in the design comes from the fact that you're fighting against the controls, and this frankly is not acceptable these days.
As for the visuals and atmosphere, I was left sadly unimpressed. Environments are blocky and I'm pretty sure frequently using textures ripped straight from Half Life 2, with nonsensical machinery designs that seem to mock the very idea of immersion. It's obvious that Portal's influence is showing here in the level design, but sadly the devs didn't seem to realize that a key reason that the whimsical insanity in Portal worked was because it was in an environment intended to be a puzzle, and nothing else. Once you left the testing chambers, the world was almost disquietingly normal.
Unfortunately there is no such conceit in Twin Sector. This is the real world - a real world where apparently engineers felt you should design a life support generator with a computer console you can only get to if you walk up three flights of stairs, turn off 2 superflous lasers on a catwalk that seems to serve no purpose whatsoever, and then jump 20 feet straight into an open topped cage over the generator's core. The best part was that once this was done the floor dropped out of said cage so as to let you back out into the room - making that sole console completely inaccessible. Just a little bit of creative set design here could have fixed this. Sprinkle in a few broken consoles, dress up the lasers a bit more to make them look like they're actually part of the reactor rather than just arbitrary obstacles, and you actually start forming a cohesive, functional world for this story to be told in. The makers of Twin Sector obviously either didn't know how, or simply didn't care to put in the effort.
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7 of 22 people (32%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME the only good part about the game is that the uninstall button works
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12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
If you want fun - get Portal and Portal 2, MagRunner and Qube. This game is slow and very redundant - thus very boring.
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Super easy!
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
It's copycat of "Portal" but not bad at all. It has a lot that resemble to Portal so if you feel like to play puzzle game this is what you are looking for. Ending of this game seems it will be sequel but I don't think developers can make it actually, considering about rating and reviews though.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
There's a reason this game only gets a 49 on the Metascore board. The controls are bad, the dialogue can break glass, the lack of continue points (until WAY later in the game) combined with long intervals between deaths, the annoyingly unforgiving short height in which you can fall to your death, and many other things made this game feel more like a chore to play than an enjoyable experience. To be honest, I'd rather do work because I'd at least get paid for that. The idea of the game was what enticed me to get it; 2 gloves that control the enviornment by either pushing or pulling stuff or yourself around. But the idea only goes so far and most of the time, doesn't even work properly.

Seriously, a platformer game with fall damage. SERIOUSLY.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Riding on the fame of Portal, this game tries to mimic the concept, but due to budget or lack of time to polish fall quite short. The cinematics dated even for it's time and the vioce acting is stiff the least. It has however large maps, challenging puzzles, and a clishe but still interesting story.... And bugs... and crashes.... and unfair difficulty at the end.

Despite all, for me it was a fun little FPS/platformer/puzzle, but only recommend if it's dirt cheap on sale.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Riding on the heels of the portal and the half life games(you can pick up items), here we have a game called Twin Sector. Released in 2009, by german developer Dns, and I believe published by Head Up Games. This game has/had an interesting premise;The earth has fallen to apocalypse, and is not safe yet. You play the character of Ashley Simms, who had been awakend by an AI Overseer, named oscar. Apparently, you are the only human being who has been awakend, as all the other humans have been frozen? hmmmmm, intersting plot, I may add. Believe it or not, I got the game for 99 cents here on Steam. No kidding. I am at the half way point with this one. As I said earlier, this game rides on the heels of Portal and half life, as you can pick up many items in the game, but the game itself gets tedious, really fast. You wear energy gloves in the game, which can save your life by jumping from high places. In the first part of the game, I had to carefully jump onto some pipes, and then jump down using my energy glove at full max, so I would not die, and have to restart the game. There's many puzzles in this game, which is not a bad thing, and you will have to learn to get through them, at times with Oscars Help. The puzzles are ok, but those also can get tedious. Overall, this game as I said had premise, and potential, and while I kind of like it, I can't recommend it to anyone else. If you like these kind of games, then great, if not, there are better games to play. That's it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
PLEASE BUY THIS GAME, is awesome.

Every level is a Big Puzzle or Chain of Puzzles, to solve this puzzles you need use the Brain, Intelligent and phisics, in most cases the things dont are how they appears and need a intelligent to solve what is the correct and hide way to solve it.

The storyline is very very great, forever with something ZAZ for come, a surprise in every Video and moment. The voices, the graphics are execellents.

In each level you find new challenges, new ways to resolve it, new enemies [Include puzzles]. The firts level are slowly and funny, but the last levels are very hard and intense.

PLEASE BUY THIS AWESOME GAME.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
You could probably tell from the trailer that the animations and voice acting are a bit dodgy, but maybe you thought that that could be charming at times, or that you could overlook it if the game was fun otherwise. At that point, you'd be close to making the same mistake I did. The short of it is, it's a nice idea, but the horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE controls ruin it completely and utterly. Unless you're into games where the solution to a puzzle is obvious in seconds, but you'll be wasting countless, endless minutes just fighting floaty, clunky controls, give this one a pass. I don't normally review games I didn't finish, but in this case, that'd be irresponsible. I mean, I don't know what's wrong with me, I always buy these flawed things like Hydrophobia and whatnot because I *want* to believe, but this is the worst one yet. Trust the reviews. Trust the MetaScore. Save yourself while you can. Get to the chopper!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game is frustrating primarily because you can see the base of what COULD have been a very good game. Unfortunately, it fails in execution at just about every step. The main character doesn't feel fast or agile. The gloves are an interesting mechanic, but charge slowly and thus lose a lot of dynamicism. The levels are plain, sometimes make no sense, and can be quite frustrating even when you know how they're supposed to be solved.

The animation quality of the cutscenes is incredibly stiff, and the voice acting has set a new standard for me in terms of how bad it can be, although the subtitles can be hilarious (some are badly translated, and I even spotted a "u" - as in, "what are u doing"). The story premise is actually something that interests me a great deal, but the antagonist's motives are never explained. The end cinematic likewise makes no sense.

About halfway through the game I just turned on the god-mode cheat and blasted my way through, which proved to be wise because the end level was indescribably frustrating even WITH the cheats.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
It was good, but then it got horrible. The controls are bad. and one checkpoint got me crazy.. because i had to listen to the voice everytime and wait so long.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This game is just bad. It deserves lower than the 48 it got on metacritic. I thought I could give it a chance but....i uninstalled it really fast.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The demo looked promising, but then...

It's not that I dislike first person puzzlers. I actually like them. Assuming the controls don't suck. Twin Sector has extremely floaty controls, this combined with the precision required for the puzzles and combat (!) makes the game nearly unplayable, at least without tons of cursing or cheats.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
126.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
The story of Twin Sector takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the remains of mankind have been put to artificial sleep in cryogenic chambers deep under the contaminated surface of earth — until the planet becomes habitable again.

You as the player must take the role of Ashley Simms, the protagonist of Twin Sector. Suddenly awakened by the station's security A.I. system O.S.C.A.R., you face the imminent extinction of all other still sleeping survivors due to an unknown failure in the life support system. According to O.S.C.A.R., you are the only person who was able to be woken and therefore the only individual capable of saving mankind. Within the next ten hours you will need to repair the broken main generator of the subterranean bunker system in order to reestablish the station's functionality. But there are yet unknown forces trying to prevent you from succeeding at all costs!

Twin Sector is a thrilling physics-based action-adventure which allows players free interaction with their environment. Using the advantages of the powerful HAVOK®-Engine, innumerable puzzles, challenges and enemies await the players in a hostile and threatening futuristic environment. Featuring more than 15 missions alongside a thrilling story line unfolding over the course of action.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Awful.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Controls are horrible and not well done.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
It's like portal, if a 5 year old made it, and a 90 year old took a fat ṣhit on it. So you're probably thinking "Oh yay it's like portal!" well it's not. It tries it's hardest to be portal but it is not. For it to be portal it needs to stop having nasal smegma sex with a diarrhea bubbly ♥♥♥♥♥ with ṣhit coming out the ḍick hole. Honestly the voice acting is ṣhit, the cut scenes are diarrhea, and the only good part of this game is that it was on sale when i bought it for 99 cents which is still a piece of ṣhit deal! I think to expirience a game this ṣhitty, it's such a bad expirience that I need to get paid for this. So please, Headup Games, change the price to negative $500. And I also think that's STILL a bad price. So in closing I would simply like to say, with the $4.99 go pay a male stripper to jiẓẓ mucus into your smegma compartmant, it's a much better deal than buying this piece of diarrheah!

And that, is why you don't want to buy this game.
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