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Dark Sector is an action game, in which the player assumes the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent, sent into Lasria, a small USSR country, tasked with the objective of destroying a virus that turns people into mutants and eliminating it's creator, Mezner.

Upon finding Mezner, Hayden is infected with the virus himself, mutating his right arm, which in turn gives him certain abilities, like turning invisible, creating shields and most importantly the ability to use the glaive, a special knife-like weapon that Hayden can use both in melee and ranged combat.

Next to the powers the infection grants him, Hayden can also use firearms, like shotguns or pistols, which can be taken from enemies or bought from the Black Market, and can also be modified.

Multiplayer has two different modes: Infection, where one players assumes the role of a fully mutated Hayden and the others hunt him down as ordinary soldiers and Epidemic, where two teams, each with their own Hayden, try to kill the other's mutant.


Dark Sector Windows Using glepha (boomerang blades).
Dark Sector Windows Our hero was infected.
Dark Sector Windows Aiming glepha while flying.
Dark Sector Windows And first some minutes he feels really sick.

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User Reviews

Dark Sector isn’t all that original, but oozes style & makes for great diverting entertainment Windows Nick Drew (370)

Critic Reviews

XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Apr 13, 2008 86 out of 100 86 PlayStation 3 Apr 10, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Shooterplanet Windows May 07, 2009 81 out of 100 81
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Apr 22, 2008 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 24, 2009 77 out of 100 77
Gamernode PlayStation 3 Apr 17, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox 360 Mar 26, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Mar 26, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Thunderbolt Games Windows Mar 24, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online PlayStation 3 Apr 28, 2008 70 out of 100 70


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Australian version

In Australia, Dark Sector was originally rejected by the OFLC in that country. However, a crippled version was later rated MA15+ and featured no decapitation and "toned down ... limb severing on humans [only]". It was based on the Japanese build.

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