Dusk 12 is a first person shooter, full of action where the player will incarnate two heroes. One of the soldiers of the group, with unknown past and one of the infected men with the virus, who has strength, speed and fortitude beyond human limits.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (19 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 28, 2009
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About This Game

The project to create the perfect soldier ran out of control, and turned itself into an incurable virus. The whole city is now under quarantine as the inhabitants transformed into blood-thirsty assassins. A group of Spec Ops soldiers are now trying to uncover the secrets of those aborted experiments undertaken 4 years ago...

Key Features:


  • Play alone or in squad mode as you control the mutated man or the soldier. Use your superpowers or give orders to your companions to aid you in the combat.
  • Take everything you want, break hundreds of objects, use elements of the scenario as weapons.
  • Several vehicles that you will be able to use for traveling through the scenario and transport your group.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 98/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2 GHz/AthlonXP 2000+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 98/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3 GHz/AthlonXP 3000+
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
72 of 84 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
TECHNICAL ISSUES: SCROLL DOWN FURTHER FOR GAME.
Imagine you purchase a book that's 1,000 pages in length but you can't open it because you took off the price tag. Now imagine you put it back on, you can now open and read the book BUT pages 75 - 500 are blank pages. Yes folks this describes Dusk 12 perfectly.

Before you start the game you will get a window for all your options video, AA, shaders etc. Now if you touch anything and I mean ANYTHING even just moving it up one that's it you have screwed yourself and the game will not launch. Now let's say it does launch, think you're safe? Oh no. You want to hit escape to pause? Enjoy your frozen game. You want to skip a cutscene? Enjoy your game freeze.

Now if you dissable music AND cutscenes (video playback) and also install NVidia Legacy driver well then look at that you can play it, but what is the point of playing something where story points are blocked out? Well you could focus on what you get, but imagine in order to play Max Payne 3 you had to dissable loading scenes and cutscenes, you'd have no idea what the Hell just happened.

If you are running earlier then Windows 98 or newer then a Windows XP then that's it, no cutscenes to explain story and no music to set the mood, and having both of those off you will still wait to see if it'll even work or just freeze at a loading screen.

GAME.
Now for the actual game. Dusk 12 has you controling 2 people, a mutant and a soldier. The setting is in a town that's been hit with something (but again we don't know because you are forced to dissable cutscenes.) Now, this is from a Russian company so all spoken lines are English dub overs (and we all know how bad those can be) so if you come in expecting anything other then cringe worthy then stay away.

The gunplay is standard, the progression is a little slow but the mutant powers are pretty good (night vision, health regeneration by draining life from enemies.) Gameplay it is simple point A to point B. Now if you've played any kind of Russian games you should know that the graphics are outdated, just look at this, this is from 2007 (released 2008.) The ragdolls are basic and the effects are nothing special. Overall I'd chalk it up to a no-frills standard shooter and a boring one at that. I'm not thumbing down because of the technical issues, I'm thumbing down because it's a boring game in general.
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50 of 71 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Step 1.Not found physx driver
Step 2.Not found physx driver
Step 3.Not found physx driver
Step 4.Not found physx driver
Step 5.Not found physx driver
Step 6.freezes and goes to white screen
Step 7.freezes and goes to white screen
Step 8.freezes and goes to white screen
Step 9.freezes and goes to white screen
Step 10.freezes and goes to white screen
DEfinitely not worth it !!!!!
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I really don't know about this game as I never played it, never opened it. It does not want to open and I have sent mail to Steam support with no answer as to why the game will not open. I have all the proper physx drivers and more then enough memory with a quad processor. Please not waste your time and money on this game like I did...
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33 of 53 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
do not buy, what a con does not even load
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Dusk 12 suffers from a ton of technical issues. The fact that you must to disable both cutscenes and music in order for the game to work gives you an idea of just how boned this game is. And even when it does run, it doesn't support widescreen resolutions (for a game released in 2007 thats still inexcusable) and I couldn't get it to play in fullscreen. All windowed mode, all the time... On these problems alone, I can't recommend it.

For those of you who do push forth through the technical headaches, you're not going to be in for a good time. Dusk 12 is a very rough game.

GRAPHICS:
Visually the game looks fine. Gun models, character models, and the setting are all passable by budget title standards around the mid 2000s. The graphics and setting are the games biggest selling points.

GAMEPLAY:
You control 2 seperate characters; Gorin (the mutant) and Andrei Yagorov (a soldier).
Gorin doesn't use guns (until late in the game where you get a minigun for a level), instead he gets a few mutant abilities such as Time Slow, Force Choke, Force Push, Super Speed, and Night Vision. You will mostly be using the Time Slow throughout the whole game and punching people in the face. You can also pick up explosive barrels and wrecked cars to throw at enemies although many areas are not large enough to throw items and you'll be stuck holding something unable to throw it or put it down until you die or reload.
Yagorov controls like classic FPS; Health/Armor meters and number of guns with plenty of ammo to spare. While this is a welcome game play style, Yagorovs stages are by far the hardest. Health/Armor pick ups seem scarce or non-existant in some levels. Enemies with guns deal massive amounts of damage very quickly. Often the best strategy is to retreat behind a corner and wait for the AI to come around in single file and take them out one-by-one.

SOUND:
Apart from the double barrelled shotgun, all of the guns sound very weak. Because of the technical issues, music must be disabled in order to play the game leaving you with just the gameplay sound which leaves you with a very empty feeling experience. Voice acting and dialogue are all awful.. So awful its kind of enjoyable to a certain degree.

STORY:
From the segments that made sense here is what I gathered: Gorin wakes up in laboratory, not knowing who he is but knows Colonel Daniilov is responsible for his new twisted mutant body. He wants revenge. Yagorov is on a mission in the town of Chernozk (I think) to gather information on the outbreak of the virus DUSK 12. Mid way through the game theres a plot twist so Gorin and Yagorov team up in a manner of speaking to stop the virus from spreading.
It's not great. And then the ending literally shoves its own head up its ♥♥♥ and says "naw this didn't even happen... Yet"If that doesn't make any sense to you, then my friend you just experienced the feeling of seeing this games ending.

OVERALL:
DUSK 12 is an extremely broken and empty experience. It took me a little over 2 hours to beat it, and I've spent easily around 4 hours dealing with its ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to get it to work. Even if everything worked as advertised, I can only imagine this game maxes out at "Just okay".
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Game doesn't work under Win7
You can farm the trading cards off the config tool tho...
That is why I played it 70 minutes+
Do not buy this game under any circumstances!!!
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
put the rest of orion's confusing yet charming games on steam
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26 of 52 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Took me about 5 hours to beat this game. Figuring out where to go and how to overcome bugs/poor level design and cheap enemies is a challenge in itself.

I would reccomend this game to collectors of obscure FPS games.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Not A bad Game when you replace the audiere Dll and install the legacy physx drivers,.The cutscene acting is hillarious and has
no regard for proper English lip syncing as well as the ragdolls for all the Akban inmates/patients are down right wierd, but with some time and patience anyone who is an obscure FPS lover will relish in the buggy glory that is DUSK 12 and hopefully they will put up Hellforces soon hint hint wink wink Steam Dev's.
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9 of 19 people (47%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
the game doesnt even bloody work, what ♥♥♥♥
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6 of 26 people (23%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
This is the best game what i played.
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