Dark Sector - hands-on

Few things in life can match the pleasure of slicing someone’s legs off with a spinning blade. So Dark Sector, at the very least, has that going for it. Thankfully, it has plenty more besides. Taking elements of Gears of War and Resident Evil, this sits nicely in the middle ground - third-person action that mixes things up between ludicrous, head-exploding violence and careful blasting from behind cover. 

Set in Eastern Europe, you do battle against enemy troops and hideous freaks contaminated by some long-forgotten Soviet experiment. It’s all decidedly atmospheric stuff, and visually, it’s come on leaps and bounds since we last saw it, with some gorgeous lighting cascading shadows this way and that, and lots of variety in environments, with one level we played taking in dusty streets leading to an abandoned school house.


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