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|OS supported||Win7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+|
|Updated||18 February 2021|
Dark Side is a first-person 3D space action game created by Incentive Software in 1988, both for 8-bit and 16-bit platforms, including ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga, and Commodore 64.
The title uses the game engine developed internally by Incentive, called Freescape, to create a complete 3D environment, with objects rendered as polygons and the ability to look up and down. This is the second game to use this engine after Driller, the precursor to Dark Side.
In this game, you are a government agent whose goal is to destroy a terrible weapon on a moon. The beam gun is a kind of Death Star that some terrorists want to destroy a planet (not very original, I know).
Dark Side's gameplay is richer than Driller because the agent controlled by the player can use a jetpack to move vertically, not just horizontally.
Dark Side received very positive reviews at the time of the release. Unfortunately, this kind of 3D technology was made outdated very soon by the 3D cards on the PC. Still, this is a great game if you like good polygons-based action!
Review by: Manu
Published: 28 January 2020 5:33 pm
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