Perfect Dark (2000)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  22 May 2000 (USA)
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A female spy named Joanna Dark who received the highest grade ever from her spy training at Carrington Institute is sent to rescue a Doctor Caroll who sent a distress call to Carrington a ... See full summary »


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A female spy named Joanna Dark who received the highest grade ever from her spy training at Carrington Institute is sent to rescue a Doctor Caroll who sent a distress call to Carrington a few days before. Doctor Caroll was apparently being forced to do work for a company called dataDyne that he thought to be wrong and dangerous and needed to be rescued. The story escalates from there going everywhere from Chicago to Area 51 and even getting involved with aliens in this futuristic spy tale. Written by WildkatSam

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In an attempt to boost sales, the game's promotional slogan billed the game as "The Sequel to Goldeneye." See more »


On mission 1.3 when Dark is about to leave, the guards that stop her reload their pump shotguns by loading it as if it was a bolt action rifle. See more »


Elvis: I have a headache, and with a head this big, that's no joke.
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After the credits finish a line reads "Perfect Dark is Forever". After that the words Perfect Dark move across the screen to music and will not end unless the player presses a button. See more »


References Alien: Resurrection (1997) See more »

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Superb first-person-shooter
8 February 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Special Agent Joanna Dark works with the Carrington Institute. When the Institute recieves a distress signal from Dr Caroll, Joanna is sent into the headquaters of sinister corporation DataDyne Inc to rescue him. With him in tow they find that DataDyne has made deadly connections with an alien race that seeks to bring it's rule to earth. With the lives of earth and other planets in the balance Joanna works to stop the alliance.

This "sequel" to Goldeneye uses the same engine to drive it and looks similar in style - the controls being identical in fact. However the graphics are considerably better, everything moves much faster, speech is involved in both the game and the cut sequences and the cinema scenes are longer. The game isn't just a shoot 'em up - it's not just a matter of shooting constantly. Some levels are, but the majority require some thought and plenty of stealth tactics. In some levels silencers must be used to avoid setting off the alarm, while in others you must capture staff alive in order to complete your objectives. With three difficulty levels on each stage (not only increasing the ability of your opponents but adding more objectives) and a range of challenges on each this will last you for a long time. Some of the levels are really difficult and you almost need to slowly work your way through by stealth. Even when you finish the level - for many if you complete it within a set time then you get a cheat (some of these are really hard).

Outside of the game you have the traditional multi player game. The degree to which you can tweak this is astonishing - you can set all types of weapons, all types of games (combat, king of the hill etc - not just games where you shoot everything in sight), time, scores and a set of 30 challenges to play against. This will keep the game alive for long after you finish the main game and, unlike Goldeneye - you can still play it even if you're alone!

The game has a gradual learning curve in both the game and the challenges, meaning that you will occassionally get stuck but not to the point of frustration.

Overall this is a perfect game - I'm sure the graphics etc will be superseeded with time, but the heart of the game is strong.

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