Parents' Guide to

Dark Void

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Unique sci-fi shooter with robotic enemies and some cussing.

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Yes Dark Void is a good game, but it's not perfect. The on-foot third-person combat -- where you'll hide behind walls and other objects and peg off baddies with your weapons -- doesn't really add much to the genre. But things get better. At first, you'll learn "vertical combat" that lets you drop down steep cliff edges from one platform to another and shooting enemies at the same time (sometimes even while hanging upside-down) and jumping up from one ledge to another. Soon thereafter, you're flying through the air and engaging in heated 360-degree midair battles against swarms of enemies and alien ships. You can even jump from one object to the other in midair and hijack a Watcher aircraft to take control of it. Despite some less-than-smart artificial intelligence, and some random camera issues where you might lose sight of your character or the firing enemies, Dark Void is a solid B-grade game that should satiate action fans in search of something different.

Note: All three versions of this game look and play in a similar fashion. A Nintendo DS version is in the works, but will be a different game altogether.

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