It's 500 years in the future. Man and machine are virtually on and the greatest megacity in the world is locked in a brutal war. You are the ultimate saboteur and part of an elite fighting force. Your mission: steal the largest, most sophisticated bio-mechanical attack weapon ever designed ...and kick some serious ass!
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Very Positive (78 reviews) - 91% of the 78 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 1, 1999

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“Slave Zero is a great game, marred only by its sometimes laughable difficulty level. If you’re into this kind of thing -- and who isn’t into wholesale slaughter of innocent, err, I mean, sentinels? -- you should pick it up. You won’t regret it for a minute.”
90 – Game Vortex

“There blows the neighborhood: Slave Zero puts you in control of a hijacked 60-foot biomechanical war machine geared to overthrowing SovKahn, an evil dictator who rules futuristic city S1-9 with an iron fist and a buttload of robots. Equipped with rocket launchers and machine guns, you must destroy power plants, hovercraft, skyscrapers, basically any damned thing that gets in your way (which, let’s face it, is pretty good work if you can get it). And if pesky pedestrians get underfoot, just give a mighty stomp and hear them squeal and squish. Hey, we just said it’s a revolution — we didn’t say it was a nice friendly revolution.”
80 – Maxim Magazine

“All in all, Slave Zero is a quality title -- and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a solid single-player experience, and it's a shame they couldn't find a way to include multiplayer support. Everybody needs a title in their library that they can just pick up, jump right in, and hit the street shooting. Slave Zero is one of those games, and it's worth the purchase for that alone.”
80 – IGN

About This Game

It's 500 years in the future.

Man and machine are virtually on and the greatest megacity in the world is locked in a brutal war.

You are the ultimate saboteur and part of an elite fighting force.

Your mission: steal the largest, most sophisticated bio-mechanical attack weapon ever designed ...and kick some serious ass!


Game Features:

  • 3rd person action gaming at its best!
  • Huge sense of scale! Control 60 feet of raw power as slave zero™.
  • Interactive city so real it seems alive! Rampage through a city filled with hover cars, ground traffic, and screaming humans fleeing for their lives.
  • Massive mission based levels. Protect allies: steal from and destroy the enemy, while working your way up a 7 mile high city.
  • Intense Animation! Crush cars and tanks under foot: climb city buildings or swat hover vehicles while completing mission objectives.
  • In your face graphics and sound! New 3D Technology - the Ecstasy Engine™!
  • Includes bonus content! Original Artwork and the Soundtrack in both FLAC and MP3 formats!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX \ nGlide compatible graphics
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX \ nGlide compatible graphics
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
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Very Positive (78 reviews)
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Vent Xekart
6.1 hrs
Posted: July 24
This is one of those old obscure games that happen to be fun to play. The storyline leaves a bit to be desired but the environments give the game a nice cyberpunk feel to it, the characters are decent, the voice-acting was well done, and the enemies tend to put up a bit of a fight.

All in all, its not a bad game to play.

7/10
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Pandemonik
3.3 hrs
Posted: July 19
Product received for free
This Is Still One Of The Greatest Games Of Its Time And I Am So Greatful That Steam Saved This Great Game. ^_^
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thelankymidget
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 10
For what it is was a really fun run and gun game.

Was a nice break from csgo.
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Williamtx900
4.7 hrs
Posted: May 1
i remember playing slave zero on dreamcast in 1999 i was 5 years old since i played it i got it on sale for 1.74 its a awesome game you play as chan aka slave zero you get upgrades for 3 weapons in slave zero have to find them its really fun and hard game :)
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SajBear
1.0 hrs
Posted: April 24
Super cool, still holds up!
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JanQuadrantVincent
1.1 hrs
Posted: April 23
If you can't have fun playing Slave Zero, you are legally dead.

Make sure you follow the guide in cammelspit's review to get it to work properly on new machines though!
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dmkfair
1.4 hrs
Posted: April 21
This game rocks. I had it on dreamcast years ago and loved it. It is pure arcade style action that really makes you feel like you are a giant biomechanical beast in ways that no game before it and few games today have. Buy it, but like many games, the GOG version might work better.
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Mindcrime
0.2 hrs
Posted: April 16
Lots of fun but no gamepad support. So unless u wanna use a third party gamepad program skip it.
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Crossfire
4.4 hrs
Posted: March 14
Classic.
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Hobi Wan Kenobi
0.7 hrs
Posted: March 13
It's a pretty good game. It tells the story of Boba Fett's first ride: his Honda Civic.
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82 of 87 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2015
Fans of the original release should be wary of purchasing this steam re-release. Instead of using Direct3D it uses something called nGlide, this means that you no longer have the bump-mapping of the original nor do you have the option of true colour textures (this being a game made back when 16bit colour was actally an option).
On top of this the crosshairs are noticeably off center making long-range engagements more difficult, especially now since the lock-on missiles no longer work.

Until these issues are fixed I shall not recommend this game.
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62 of 70 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
ok, just have to say this first. Don't take my lack of hours in steam as anything.
I played this game and finished it years ago when it was new and was very happy when i found it on steam recently.

Slave Zero is a classic mech game that i feel no one else has ever pulled off quite like this.
The levels are different levels of a massive populated futuristic city. when you finish the stage you either jump into a massive elevator to the next area of the city or go through blast doors.
you can use a lot of the environment as weapons.
such as the people walking around, the cars on the highways, you can destroy buildings to get iron pipes to club enemy mechs and police helicopters. you also can replenish health and ammo destroying buildings.
the levels while you would expect for a game its age are a little linear you can still explore to an extent. the game is challenging in a good way as you find better weapons to fight your foes on the enemies you have already crushed.
the boss battles are challenging and oldschool where you find the weak spot and keep attacking it when the opportunity arises. the game is also littered with lesser bosses that you just have to be quick and deal as much damage as possible.
i feel i should also mention the soundtrack. it is fantastic and compliments the game extreamly well.

ah yes, and strafe is your friend!

so happy this is now on steam as i get to relive a piece of my childhood.
if you have never played it i highly recommend it. it of course is showing its age now but that does not distract from the excellent core gameplay.

OS while i can't speak for Windows 8 i can say with pure confidence this game runs exceptionally on windows 7 and as yet i have not encountered any bugs. i do think the controlls need to be remapped for the best gaming experience. however that is down to personal preference. textures are a bit blurry but that is to be expected from a game this old. as far as i know there are no texture packs available. but that does not change the fact the game itself is still incredible. please, if you run win 8 and buy this don't hesitate to drop me a comment. i would love to know how it runs.

Aspect Ratio its pretty much locked to 4:3 but there are a myriad of resolutions to choose from that range from 640x480 to 7680x4320

i highly recommend picking it up.

11/10 - glad to be throwing humans at giant mechs once more.
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54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
Well I was a designer on this game so its hard to be objective.
However, that said, the game didn't end my life. And it has giant robots. And I can throw civilians against building walls. I rate it 5 out of 5 Sov-Kahns.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
This is one of those gems from the golden age that never stops being fun despite its shortcomings. It wasn't perfect when it was released, and it isn't perfect now, but at its core, it's a solid game with fun gameplay. This is also a fantastic port, so kudos to the team that brought this to Steam.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Thanks to a PC Gamer demo disc I played this game when I was a kid. The game was fun then, and its fun now! The game definitely feels easier than I remember, but a lot of old games feel that way. Some of the graphics options are not compatible with current gen hardware but that is to be expected, they are red and cannot be selected in game. The game still runs great on my three year old windows 7 hardware. I would have liked to see a few updates with it, like better textures, but it's not that important. Anyways, this is a fun linear third person shooter that reminds me of the good old days, check it out!
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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Good game that aged really bad, also this Steam version has video awfully broken using a 3D library wrapper called nGlide, only for supporting bigger resolutions without proper aspect ratio gameplay (the original "Slave Zero" has Microsoft Direct3D support with more graphical options and minor glitches). Still have problems with the automatic language selection, and outdated files everywhere. The only really good it has an "Extras" directory with the music in FLAC and MP3, also some design drawings.
I have the original game boxed in his CD and have installed on Windows 8 only to compare if there something new or patched, but without luck. Very sad release, from a lazy publisher. IF you're looking for mech shooters take a look to "Front MIssion Evolved" or "Hawken" the best mech tittle avaliable on PC by far.
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
I remember playing this game a lifetime ago back on the dreamcast! It was a blast back then and I loved every minute of the game. I look foward to being to load it up and take another swing at it on the pc.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
This is truely a game that has aged like fine wine.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Amazing game with lots of fond memories. W10 and this do NOT play well together but I have fixed that AND I am using my steam controller. It's like a whole new game. Truly remarkable how good this is.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/353370/discussions/0/492379439670015391/
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I remember when I first got this game some 14 years ago, I went into it blind and loved every moment of it. I still do. When I saw it on steam, I had to get it.

It's amusing looking at reviews from back in the day that were generally unfair to the game.

The game's essentially a run-and-gun game in 3D with cutscenes thrown in, and it lives up that description. Essentially you point your gun at things that shoot at you and hold down the mouse button while running towards the end of the game. It's more about taking part in the journey of getting through the game and enjoying the scenery than it is putting your skills to the test, and the game somehow still looks okay to this day. I think reviewers 15 years ago were expecting Slave Zero to be a different game than what it is -- but what it is is perfectly fine from my point of view.

Well, if you like run and gun games, and you want to see how they were done around the year 2000, Slave Zero is a nice experience. It's also short enough to get through in one afternon.
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