Perfect Dark

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Perfect Dark
Basic Information
Video Game
Rare, Nintendo
Perfect Dark
First-person Shooter
Nintendo 64
This title has been rated M by the ESRBThis title has been classified 18 by the BBFCThis title was classified MA15+ by the OFLCAThis title has been classified R16 by the OFLCThis title has been classified 18+ by the ELSPA
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Nintendo 64
May 222000
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Perfect Dark is a first-person shooter video game for the Nintendo 64. Developed by Rare and released in 2000, Perfect Dark is seen by many as a spiritual successor to Goldeneye. Set in the future, Perfect Dark features futuristic science-fiction weapons and technology. The game stars Joanna Dark, an agent for the Carrington Institute, a research and technology facility that develops weapons and gadgets for military and non-military use. Rival DataDyne HQ is a similar company, but with strong government connections, and seedier practices. The game begins with conflict between Carrington and Datadyne but gradually grows to a global and then galactic scale.

After some time in limbo, a prequel titled Perfect Dark Zero was finally produced by Rare for the Xbox 360, after Nintendo sold its' interest in the developer to Microsoft.

Expansion Pak[edit | edit source]

In an unusual feature, although the Expansion Pak is required to play the single-player game and most multi-player options, it is not required and limited multi-player functionality is available without the Expansion Pak. According to the manual, approximately 35% of the game is available to players without the Expansion Pak, although this number reflects features rather than content.