HonestGamers writes: "Sometimes you can have it both ways. Dark Sector really, really wants to be Gears of War, but it also wants to be a game about a guy who slices people's limbs off with a large circular blade. It does reasonably well with both.
The game was banned in Australia for gratuitous graphic violence, and while I've played gorier games, few seem to truly relish in their carnage like Dark Sector. The protagonist's main method of attack is the glaive, a round, three-pronged weapon that is as deadly at long range as it is up close. In addition to the usual set of guns, Hayden can throw the blade in the heat of battle and watch as it effortlessly cuts through any particularly fleshy targets before pulling a U-turn and soaring back into the hand of its master like a boomerang. There are countless ways to kill your enemies in Dark Sector. Most of them involve the glaive, and all of them end with a splash of fresh, juicy meat."