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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...
Release Date: Mar 23, 2009
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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

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista 32bit
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz or similar Athlon® 64™
    • Memory: XP 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 6.5 GB Available
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible, with shaders 3.0 support (nVidia GeForce 6600 or ATI X1300 or higher)
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX® Version: 9.0c
    • Controller support: XInput-controllers (Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Logitech Chillstream)
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
193 products in account
3 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
It's exactly what it looks like. A good idea that's been hammered and melded and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ized by the publisher to resemble the games that were all the rage in 2007. The cover based third person shooter. The modern military shooter. More zombies yay.

The thing is the concept alone was enough to bring this on a slightly higher level. It's a ♥♥♥♥ port, so that brings it back down.

Still, if you play and enjoy warframe, this should shed some light on quite a few things. After all, Warframe is the game Digital Extremes were trying to make when they made this one. I personally LOVE warframe, so seeing little recognizable things here and there keep me playing. It's--It's kinda like the videogame equivalent of Agents of Shield. It's the content you go to the movies for, but filered through layers upon layers of bureaucracy and rushed out the door... But the chunks of the cool stuff the creators wanted to create make the whole thing a bit more special.

What's the moral of the story? Publishers ruin everything.

tl;dr: If you like Warframe, play it. If you like Gears of War, play it. If you have a soft spot for the early last gen titles of 2007, which was arguably the golden year of that gen, give this a shot. If you're not tied to any of these, this game will do absolutely nothing for you.
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
417 products in account
6 reviews
12.0 hrs on record
This game is surprisingly good. If you are a fan of Resident Evil 4 or 5, or a fan of Dead Space, then you will enjoy this game. Although it is a little rough around the edges, Dark Sector is a gem that is severely underrated.

Gameplay: The game plays like other third-person shooters. It is cover based, so you will spend most of the game with your back against a chest-high wall while bullets fly all over the place. The weapons are pretty standard fare; you have some pistols, submachine guns, and some assault rifles. As you progress, you can find upgrades hidden throughout the levels that will let you augment your weapons at the black market dealer, as well as purchase entirely new ones. The most unique feature of this game is the Glaive, which is more or less a frisbee made out of sharp blades. You gain access to it after the tutorial level, and throughout the game you will gain new abilities, such as guiding it in flight or having it conduct electricity or fire. Guiding the Glaive through the air and slicing into enemies is very, VERY rewarding. Boss fights often center around using the Glaive to exploit a weakness of your enemy. Also, the Glaive can be used to pick up enemy weapons and ammunition from a distance, which is rather nice. As far as exploration goes, the game is very linear, with some puzzle solving here and there.

Story: The story for this game is average, nothing out of the ordinary. You play as Hayden, a special agent who becomes infected with a virus that changes him into....well, you get the point, right? Your infection grants you superhuman abilities, and the Glaive as well. Aside from that, it's a decent storyline that gets the job done.

Graphics: This game looks rather nice, maybe a little dated now, though. The enemies look good, and the envirnments are rather appeasing as well.

Overall, this game is well worth the money. At only $10, it's a steal. If it goes on sale, then you should definitely think about purchasing it. However, you don't have to wait until it's on sale to buy it. If you want a game that is in the same field as games like Resident Evil, or Gears of War, then look no further. It also doesn't just copy and paste those games, but rather it goes in it's own direction.
Posted: February 15th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
240 products in account
27 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
Okay, i admit i haven't touched this game in a while but that is because i keep playing the MMO sequel (well the Devs did say that Hayden was the OG Tenno for that game.)
The game itself feels fluid in its movements and in my opinion has aged well.
The story is engaging to me as it has conspiracy written all over it where the protagonist is always caught in the middle, clawing his way out of the filth and lies.
The graphics are great and i simply fell in love with how the Glaive system works and seeing it slicing through your enemies is really satisfying to see.
I'm satisfied with the optimization options as well as the graphical setting options that it has, it is also a very interesting concept and take on the TPS genre.

Whether you pick it up on sale or in a bundle, its gonna be a fun ride. It is well worth the full retail price IMHO
8/10 Should play again.
Posted: March 30th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
38 products in account
4 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
Great classic game. Good story and gameplay and it gives off a horror vibe like resident evil. i would recommend this to any resident evil fan who wants a good game to play
Posted: April 4th, 2014
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
746 products in account
27 reviews
6.6 hrs on record
One of the best Gears of War clones ever made. Interesting story, awesome gameplay as well as the Glaive weapon make this game a really memorable experience. Also, you get a lot of bang for the buck. 10/10
Posted: May 21st, 2014
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
61 products in account
3 reviews
29.0 hrs on record
Interesting concept, but flawed game. It's not that is bad or anything. It's fun, but it could have been so much more than it is. The things that made this game "fail":
1-It tried to fit itself within the fads of it's time (AKA feel like a Gears of War knock-off) rather than try to have it's own thing.
2-The upgrade and weapon marketing system it's just there to make you look for bonus items and money, making the campaign a bit longer (hint: play the game only using the single handed guns, it plays waaay better)
3-Fighting the soldiers is more interesting than fighting the mutants, but in most of the time, you fight the mutants.
4-The campaing was too short (especially if you ignore the bonus hunting).
5-The story is a mess of events and characthers that you don't see.
But, I still recommend it: tons o' fun, each single handed weapon (the pistol, the sub-machinegun, the revolver and the sawed-off shotgun) complety changes the way you aproach a level, and at many times, you'll feel like a boss when completing a mission. In short: this game coulda been awesome, but it's just... good.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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