Perfect Dark Zero
follows your character: a stealthy, gun toting action-girl named Joanna Dark
. In this prequel to the FPS Perfect Dark
, Joanna starts off by learning the skills she will develop to becomes the perfect bounty hunter of the future.
This game's story is filled with espionage and spying that will make what should be a normal mission become just the tip of a much larger iceberg. In her quest, Joanna will uncover a hidden agenda between several huge and shadowy companies that want nothing less than control of the world.
PD0 features a wide assortment of weapons and gadgets. Joanna Dark will have everything from pistols to sub-machine guns to heavy weapons and explosives on hand to help her clean house and get to the bottom of the various plots she has found herself in.
In general, the gameplay takes on a very stealthy feel. Since you should be spending most of your time sneaking around in hallways and tunnels, the game's levels can tend to drag on a bit. All in all, if you take the stealth approach, the game's single-player campaign will provide tons of hours in and of itself.
Perfect Dark Zero also supports multiplayer that will allow you to either split your screen into four views, link systems or go online and face opponents on Xbox Live. There are two types of multiplayer games available, DeathMatch and DarkOps.
The DeathMatch games include Capture the Flag, Territorial Gains (a King of the Hill style game) and Kill Count (which is your stereotypical deathmatch setup). The DarkOps games include Eradication, Onslaught, Infection and Sabotage. Eradication has two teams going head to head -- the last team with a member still alive is the winner. Onslaught has one team defending a base, while the other tries to over-run the defenders and take over. Infection is an interesting game where the players are divided into two groups. The infected try to kill the uninfected. Once killed, the uninfected then join the infected team. If any uninfected live till the end of the match -- then the uninfected get points, else all the points go to the infected. Sabotage has teams trying to deal out as much property damage as possible.