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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 Achievements
Dark Sector Windows Charged gepha can be exploded remotely.
Dark Sector Windows Fired gepha unlocks filmed doors.
Dark Sector Windows Firing from shelter.

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Dark Sector Screenshot
Dark Sector Screenshot
Dark Sector Screenshot

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User Reviews

Dark Sector isn’t all that original, but oozes style & makes for great diverting entertainment Windows Nick Drew (412)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Apr 15, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
Shooterplanet Windows May 07, 2009 81 out of 100 81
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 2008 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Apr 06, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Xbox 360 Mar 25, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
PC Games (Germany) Windows Mar 24, 2009 77 out of 100 77
1UP Xbox 360 Mar 25, 2008 B 75
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Apr 14, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GamesVault Windows Jun 15, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 29, 2009 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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