Dark Void Zero

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Rise On! After 20 years, the legendary lost project “Dark Void” is back! To commemorate the game’s humble origins, Capcom has commissioned the recreation of the original 8-bit classic, now re-titled “Dark Void Zero”.

In this critically acclaimed 8-bit de-make, you play as Rusty, warrior test-pilot and Nikola Tesla’s trusted friend. With the help of your state-of-the-art rocket pack, blast through three deliciously retro levels of baddies in your quest to close Portal X and save the human race!

Key Features:

  • Strap on Tesla's first prototype ROCKET PACK and take control of 5 experimental weapons!

  • Three levels of intense sci-fi, sidescrolling action!

  • LOCAL LEADERBOARDS: Top scores! Can you be the best?

  • PC ALTERNATE ENDINGS: What's this? Two brand-new never-before-seen endings? Only the best of the best will survive to see them!

  • RETRO: 8-bit graphics and "De-Mastered" Dark Void Zero score by Bear McCreary!

  • GAMEPAD Support: Xbox 360 Controller for Windows supported. (Generic gamepads with analog sticks may also work, though are not officially supported.)

Customer reviews


rocket packs and rocket launchers

damienjameswebb | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »

WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT! this is a great little platformer that feels like the metroid games mixed with a little jetpack action for good measure. the difficulty is nice and high and can really make it a challenging play. this is truly platformer gold.

its a throwback to the 8-bit era, and it does it very well, you wouldn't even know that this was actually made recently. the sound track is great and soo catchy. and even the game play is nice as it helps you along if you get lost or stuck in a certain area.

very good game and worth a play


For those who MUST play a 2D platformer

videopower77 | June 20, 2013 | See all videopower77's reviews »

This 8-bit demake is funnily enough, superior to it's higher-fidelity counterpart. The controls are tight, the challenge is high, and it retains that old school feel perfectly. However, it is a short little game and highly recommended only for those who want more of these sort of games. Otherwise, there isn't much to recommend about it.


fun retro

tassadarforaiur | April 26, 2013 | See all tassadarforaiur's reviews »

fun throwback game, really reminds me of the good old nes days, in that I can't even beat level one when playing casually. difficult but rewarding. If you have extra cash and are feeling slightly burned out from AAA shooters, or are using a computer with lower-end specs, this game is worth considering.


Callback to games of yesteryear

Scorpy | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all Scorpy's reviews »

Dark Void Zero is first and foremost a love letter to retro games. It's short, sweet, and pretty concise for its low price point. The music is fantastic, the controls are tight, the graphics suitably retro. The only problem is the length. However, for the asking price, you cannot really complain about that.


A retro platformer

DukePaul | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »

Dark Void Zero is a nice twist for the franchise and return to his origins, this game combines retro graphics, 8-bit music with a gameplay based in exploration and platforms like the old 2D Metroids also some levels can be very hard, this is game is designed for old school players but don't worry because you will find hints of what to do if you are stuck.

The controls are good but I think you will play better if you have a gamepad.

For this cheap price this game deserves a try if you like new games with retro look.