TeamXbox writes: "It's been a long, hard road for Dark Sector. First announced way back in 2004, the game was originally a sci-fi epic set in deep space and taking aim to be the first major title to take advantage of the upcoming "next-generation" of consoles. Now, four years later, the "next generation" is now the current generation, and Dark Sector has kept its sci-fi feeling, but dropped its deep space setting in favor of a more Earthly tale of espionage. So the question facing gamers today is can a title originally meant to herald the coming of virtues of next wave in gaming still shine through after that wave has long since passed?
In Dark Sector, players take on the role of Hayden Tenno, a government cleaner sent to the fictional Eastern European city of Lasria to eliminate a rogue agent named Mezner. It seems that Mezner has gotten his hands on a mysterious biological agent, called Technocyte, which can cause a variety of mutations and abilities in those infected. For the most part, this means turning them into rampaging killing machines. While trying to stop Mezner's machinations, Hayden is captured and infected with the Technocyte virus. Escaping from his captors, Hayden retains some measure of control over the virus coursing through his system, and ends up gaining a few new abilities of his own to help bring down Mezner once and for all."