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Dark Sector

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PlayStation 3
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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 Firing from shelter.
Dark Sector Windows Behind turret.
Dark Sector Windows This field reflects all bullets.
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 (371)

The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2008 81 out of 100 81
Gamernode PlayStation 3 Apr 17, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Captain PlayStation 3 Apr 07, 2008 72 out of 100 72
GameCell UK PlayStation 3 Apr, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Game Tap PlayStation 3 Mar 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gameplanet Xbox 360 Apr 22, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox 360 Apr 09, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 May 12, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Apr 16, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Xbox Gazette Xbox 360 May 03, 2008 6 out of 10 60


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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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