Summary: On a console stuffed with shooters, a new entry in the genre has to do something special to really stand out. Dark Sector brings the heat with a bladed throwing weapon and ability progression that keeps you playing just to see what nifty stuff you’ll get to do next. For every great thing Dark Sector does, however, other aspects are decidedly average, which tempers whatever rush you get from slicing enemies up.
Conclusion: The "Glave", which is your primary weapon through the game, recieves many upgrades such as controling it's flight path, stealing weapons (which makes no sense because enemy weapons have an anti-infection device on them), and also conductivity.
Excerpt: Somewhere between “Why is the sky blue?” and “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?’ lies Dark Sector, the answer to the question, “What do you get when you combine Gears of War with that crazy weapon from the movie Krull?” The fact that no one not diagnosed with serious mental illness had ever actually asked that question doesn’t appear to have stopped this game from getting made, which pretty much tells you all you need to know about the...
Conclusion: Overall, Dark Sector is a passable first try. For a new action title, it has the potential to pick up a franchise. There are many subtleties to the game which make it an immersive experience; be it the exclusion of any HUD in a 3rd person perspective and a great graphical prowess, or markers on your character’s arm telling you when your powers are available for use.
Excerpt: Dark Sector has been a long time in the making. Originally unveiled in 2004 with an in-game cinematic, it immediately set tongues wagging. Here was a game that seemed to epitomise what the (then) next-generation of consoles would offer – stunning visuals, lifelike human characters and an unprecedented level of detail. What it lacked was a clear sense of identity.
Excerpt: Dark Sector, set in the near future, tells the strange tale of a CIA wetwork operative sent to a former Soviet-bloc country to clean up after a biological attack that turns people into monsters. Not long after arriving our hero is infected, conveniently granting him the power to, among other things, call forth a giant ninja star thingy from his arm, which should look familiar to the six people and one dog who have actually seen Krull.