List of Perfect Dark media

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Perfect Dark is a video game series developed by Rare and owned by Microsoft Studios. It debuted in 2000 with the Nintendo 64 first-person shooter Perfect Dark. Set in the 2020s, the series follows Carrington Institute agent Joanna Dark as she uncovers numerous conspiracies by rival corporation dataDyne. In addition to video games, the series has expanded into other media, including novels and comics. These supplements to the video games have resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe.

Video games[edit]

Main games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2000 – Nintendo 64
Notes:



Original release date(s):
  • NA: November 18, 2005[3]
  • PAL: December 2, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Xbox 360
Notes:


Other games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2000 – Game Boy Color
Notes:
  • Developed by Rare
  • Published by Rare


Printed media[edit]

Novels[edit]

Title Release date ISBN Ref.
Perfect Dark: Initial Vector October 2005 ISBN 978-0-76-531571-7 [6]
Perfect Dark: Second Front January 2007 ISBN 978-0-76-531572-4 [7]
  • Written by Greg Rucka
  • Published by Tor Books
  • A sequel story to Perfect Dark: Initial Vector

Comics[edit]

Title Release date(s) Ref.
Perfect Dark: Graduation Day December 2000 [8]
  • Written by Stuart Taylor, art by Dave Roberts and Alwyn Talbot
  • Included in the Nintendo 64 game's Official Player's Guide by Nintendo Power (ISBN 978-1-93-020602-1)
  • A 16-page mini-comic set shortly before the Nintendo 64 game
Perfect Dark: Hunting Season December 2000 [9]
  • Written by Stuart Taylor, art by Dave Roberts and Alwyn Talbot
  • Included in the Nintendo 64 game's Official Player's Guide by Nintendo Power (ISBN 978-1-93-020602-1)
  • A 16-page mini-comic set one year after the Nintendo 64 game
Hong Kong Sunrise November 2005 [10]
  • Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Cold FuZion Studios
  • Included in the collector's edition of Perfect Dark Zero
  • An 18-page mini-comic set shortly before Perfect Dark Zero
Perfect Dark: Janus' Tears August 2006—January 2007 [11]
  • Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Cold FuZion Studios
  • Published by Prima Games
  • A six-part mini-series set shortly before Perfect Dark: Second Front
  • Released as a single book by Prima Games in March 2007 (ISBN 978-0-76-155304-5)

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Release date Ref.
Perfect Dark Dual CD Soundtrack November 15, 2000 [12]
Perfect Dark Zero Original Soundtrack November 8, 2005 [13]
  • Composed by David Clynick, MorissonPoe, and Kepi and Kat
  • Published by Sumthing Else Music Works
  • 27 tracks on a single disc with a duration of 1:13:59
  • Features a selection of music from Perfect Dark Zero

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perfect Dark". Edge. No. 85. Future Publishing. June 2000. pp. 72–73. 
  2. ^ "Perfect Dark". IGN. Archived from the original on 2017-04-12. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Perfect Dark Zero". IGN. Archived from the original on 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Perfect Dark". N64 Magazine. No. 45. Future Publishing. September 2000. pp. 36–37. 
  5. ^ "Perfect Dark". IGN. Archived from the original on 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 
  6. ^ "Perfect Dark: Initial Vector". GregRucka.com. Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Perfect Dark: Second Front". GregRucka.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Special Perfect Dark Comic: Chapter One". Perfect Dark: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Nintendo Power. December 2000. pp. 24–39. ISBN 978-1-93-020602-1. 
  9. ^ "Special Perfect Dark Comic: Chapter Two". Perfect Dark: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Nintendo Power. December 2000. pp. 128–143. ISBN 978-1-93-020602-1. 
  10. ^ Charles Onyett (2005-11-28). "Perfect Dark Zero Collector's Edition". IGN. Archived from the original on 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  11. ^ "Perfect Dark: Janus' Tears". EricTrautmann.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  12. ^ "Perfect Dark Dual CD Soundtrack :: Review by Chris". Square Enix Music Online. Archived from the original on 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  13. ^ "Perfect Dark Zero Soundtrack Revealed". IGN. 2005-11-22. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2011-10-16.