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6.2 out of 10

Dark Horizon

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Overall 7
6.7

Dark Horizon

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: While the game is not inspiring it is definitely enjoyable, especially in short bursts. The game will automatically save itself for you between each mission in a given episode which allows you to leave the game and come back without having to replay the entire episode but just jump right into the combat. The biggest drawbacks were the control scheme and the bugs.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 1
0.8
Graphics 1
0.8
Sound 1
0.7
Versatility 1
0.7
Funfactor 1
0.8

Dark Horizon (PC) Review

411mania.com
17 October 2009
  • Summary: While Dark Horizon isn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread, it is by no means a poor representation of the genre. If you’re looking for something new and ground-breaking, don’t expect it here. If you just want a good ole fashioned space sim, Dark Horizon fits the bill.
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Dark Horizon (PC)

ccgr.org
19 September 2009
  • Excerpt: System Requirements: Windows XP Pentium 4 2.4Ghz or greater 128Mb of RAM 2.5Gb of free space on HDD GeForce FX 5700 with 64Mb or higher audio card ESRB Rating E10+ Dark Horizon was sent to us for review by GamersGate. Thanks a lot! Dark Horizon is a 3D space combat game, similar in many ways to classics like Wing Commander or Freespace.
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Overall 5
5.2
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 4
4.0
Control 6
5.6
Addiction 5
4.8

Dark Horizon Review

Cheat Code Central
1 February 2009

Expert Review

The Wargamer
22 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Dark Horizon by Akella (published by Paradox Interactive) is a lackluster space shooter that fails on too many fronts. I was originally intrigued by the description on Paradox’s web site and said to myself “Hey, a descendant of Elite. That could be pretty cool.” It isn’t.Copyright ©1995-2014, Wargamer Ltd. All rights reserved in the United States and throughout the world.
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Dark Horizon Review

The Wargamer
22 December 2008
  • Excerpt: What might have been a great spiritual successor to Elite turns out to be a disappointment.
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Overall 5
5.0

Dark Horizon

Auracore MediaWorks
9 December 2008
  • Summary: A game that needs, more than anything else, a good Copy Editor.
  • Pros: Entertaining arcade combat; attractive graphics in a setting that brings them to the fore; an entire section devoting to pimping out spaceships.
  • Cons: A ridiculous plotline with nonsensical dialogue; absurd backstory that eats up a ridiculous amount of time and brain cells
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Dark Horizon Review

GameSpot
10 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Has somebody airlifted a battalion of English teachers to Russia? It sure seems as though somebody at Moscow's Quazar Studios has been taking English lessons, because Dark Horizon is considerably less laughable than its 2007 predecessor, Tarr Chronicles. The first game in this series of spaceship shoot-'em-ups was chock-full of absurd metaphors, such as describing escaping enemies as fleeing "like puppies from a boiling cauldron.
  • Pros: Generic space shooter formula still works
  • Cons: Monotonous missions are filled with nonstop dogfighting, Objectives are often impossible to understand, Plot is overwrought nonsense, Visuals are too dark and devoid of detail
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 10
10
Sound 9
9.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

GIN
27 October 2008
  • Excerpt: In space, everyone can hear you scream. And judging by the amount of radio chatter, you can hear everyone else too in this space combat simulation. Dark Horizon is a bit like the old Wing Commander series in that you are a new pilot on the deck of a spaceship aircraft carrier, tasked with going out on seemingly impossible missions to defend the galaxy from an unbeatable enemy known simply as "The Mirk." But in fact, Dark Horizon is a bit more than that.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dark Horizon

GamesRadar
22 October 2008
  • Pros: Solid, intuitive combat, Acceptable visuals, "Detailed" story
  • Cons: Dreary, nonsensical story, Corny, uninteresting enemy, Horribly translated dialogue
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