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Dark Void

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
60
2.8
Windows
58
3.2
Xbox 360
60
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Description

It already started to be a bad day for William, owner of a struggling cargo delivery operations, as his old girlfriend shows up and announces himself to his next delivery. So it wasn't really getting worse when the plane crashed after they entered the Bermuda Triangle. But still the cause of the crash was a bit strange - Will could've sworn he had seen an UFO. Soon after he encounters the first robot aliens and unwillingly enters a fight not only for his own but the worlds survival.

The player takes on the role of William from a 3rd-person-view. On the ground, the game plays much like any other 3rd-person-shooter with William being able to carry two different guns at each time and having grenades at his disposal. Each enemy the player kills will drop tech points which can be used to upgrade each weapon three times to make it more powerful. But storming into a group of enemies won't help Will to survive long even with that kind of fire-power. Instead the game uses a cover-system that allows the player to blind-fire and regenerate his health automatically.

Not far into the game, the player will get access to a jet pack courtesy of Nikola Tesla who has the unknown island chosen as the perfect place to continue his research. The jet pack opens up a whole new dimension for the player, allowing him to both fly around and attack enemy targets from the air. In addition the jet pack also allows the game to play with the senses of the player. It just doesn't matter that much anymore if he is fighting his way up or down a cliff or which way he's flying through a tunnel. In addition advanced combat options are available while flying through the air allowing the player to make quick turns or skyjack an enemy UFOs after completing a quick-time-event.

Screenshots

Dark Void PlayStation 3 Entering Ark's AA guns.
Dark Void PlayStation 3 Will, the protagonist, is just another cargo plane pilot.
Dark Void PlayStation 3 Game thrusts you in the middle of air combat, letting you cope with the controls as best you can.
Dark Void Windows Alien directs another spy

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User Reviews

Don your rocketpack, we're going to hunt some UFO's! PlayStation 3 ratpizza (70)
Cut epic story about ordinary pilot stuck in alternate world Windows POMAH (35662)

The Press Says

Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Jan 22, 2010 7.2 out of 10 72
MondoXbox Xbox 360 Feb 07, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Jan 20, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
3D Juegos Xbox 360 Jan 18, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
GamersHell.com Xbox 360 Jan 19, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Meristation Xbox 360 Jan 19, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Jan 18, 2010 61 out of 100 61
videogamer.com Xbox 360 Jan 18, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jan 25, 2010 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jan 18, 2010 5 out of 10 50

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