Embark on 30 various intergalactic missions in Campaign mode or opt to survive an endless attack in Challenge mode.
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Overall:
Mixed (49 reviews) - 63% of the 49 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 27, 2015

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“A pretty solid PC game all around that I can’t find any major faults with.”
67% – GameShark

About This Game

Discover this amazing remake of the classic arcade game Asteroids! Dark Matter recreates the excitement and frantic gameplay of the title that made history. In 1980, Asteroids was one of the most commercially successful games that helped to establish video games as a lasting entertainment medium. Now, embark on 30 various intergalactic missions in Campaign mode or opt to survive an endless attack in Challenge mode.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows DirectSound compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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Mixed (49 reviews)
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Obey the Fist!
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This is a shameless ripoff of Atari's hit 1979 arcade game, Asteroids with a dash of Space War in it.

Gameplay is, well, Asteroids. You get some powerups, but it doesn't add much to the game, you're still playing Asteroids. There are some other ships, too, but the focus is more on killing asteroids. You can play Asteroids online in a web browser now, for free, so there's really no purpose to this game existing on Steam.

Graphics are slightly improved over 1979's Asteroids. Not much, however, and it's the year 2016, so one would have thought 45 years of development in the silicon age should yield better improvements. Not for these guys! No widescreen support, no support for high res monitors (not even 1080p).

Failing both gameplay and technical categories, there's no way at all to recommend this game. If you like the genre, try out Star Control 2, or any number of better alternatives.
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Zakk
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Boring low budget asteroids clone. Grafix and sounds are well below average. If you have ever played Stardust or Super Stardust you can't enjoy this, as this feels so old and dated. There are lot of better options, like the Stardust games that have been around for decades.
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loktar
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
It's asteroids... if it's a dollar it isn't bad, but I've played plenty of free flash games with more depth.
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The Doctor ʸᴬ/ᴱᴳ * Varda /Exams
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
I love it! Difficult as I like, and reminds me an old game... Good effects and weapon progression, some are very difficult and I couldn't finish it by the way.
The music!! GOA Trance, amazing! Pity is only one theme, would be a great idea to have that theme! Congrats you made a great game!
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AccidentlyOnPurpose
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
6.1/10 - Funish Space Shooter

This is a pretty good arcade space shooter. Controls are a little annoying when it comes to navigation but overall not bad. I can't say this is better or worse than Asteroid or the 3,532 other space shooters, but it's decent enough.

Campaign has 30+ missions where the difficulty ranges greatly. I personally wouldn't pay $5 since they didn't really innovate or expand the genre.

Worth $1

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Dustin
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 24, 2015
In a world where people work full time to shoot rocks in space.

Essentially another version of Asteroids where gunshots sound like Star Wars Blasters.

6/10
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lakesideguy
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 5, 2015
I live in the country and just went through a septic tank (sewage) problem and out of just fun I was thinking heh let's play this game "Darm Matter" since the name itself reminded me of my poop experience recently. well what I didn't expect is for this experience to get worse. First a big foot slaps up on the scream for the companies logo of what appeasrs to be flying poop of all shapes and sizes. So, I start up a campaign and start firing away at this floating poo and all be the firing sounds like terds going into a toilet. Then trying to figure out the controls which wasn't WASD I get pop up tutorial and thrust uncontrablly into the flying poo while firing terd noises and collide with the upmost and grossest plop noise like more poo hitting the bottom of a sceptic.

Now if you've ever played Asteroids on Atari then picture than with flying crap on the scream with toilet noises to match and you get Dark Matter.

Any game that reminds me of my sewage experience with a name to match with flying terds and noises too match is thumbs down. I should be paid for the nightmares about terds I will have I am forever mentally damaged from this game.

Bottom line:
It's a terd of a game.....LITERALLY.
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Satan Pepe
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 13, 2015
IT WILL NOT WORK FOR ME I RUN WINDOWS 10 AND THE GAME RUNS BUT I CANT PLAY IT I JUST GET A BLACK SCREEN THEN IT GOES TO DESKTOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dontchunkme
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: August 8, 2015
Overall, a great tank.
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Orange is the new apple
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28, 2015
Prty good for free, my friend gave it to me when he bought 10 random keys on ♥♥♥... Thnks Dom!
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
Awesome Game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiQS90HjQC8&list=UUWT1CHXAQhlPjvLh2llum2w

So awesome and fun in my opinion that I decided to try and promote this game (all on my own.. I have no ties or links to the development of this game). This game's controls are very close to the old school Asteroids, a favorite arcade game from my childhood back in the early 1980's.

I am offering a 'high score' contest, and whoever can post video gameplay of the highest score by next Sunday, March 8, at 7pm Eastern US time, will win a Steam copy of 'Zombie Army Trilogy'.. not yet released (launches on Steam on 3/6/15) with a value of $44.99 USD!!

This game plays great either with your mouse (no keyboard at all) -OR- a controller. With the mouse, it's actually pretty easy to control your ship. Left mouse button is fire, Right mouse button is your thrust, and the middle mouse button is your bomb which you'll need to conserve and use sparingly and in those do-or-die moments. With a controller, you'll only use the left stick to point your ship, buttom button is fire, right-most button is thrust, and top-most button is your bombs.

This game has two game modes.. An objective mode where you clear waves of rocks and enemy spaceships that get progressively harder and an endless challenge mode where you the enemies and rocks never stop, you just keep playing trying to achieve a high score and the game ends when you eventually run out of lives.

Sadly, high scores for this game are only kept on your local computer. Missing a internet based high score list to compete against would have been a nice feature, and makes this game feel like it's missing something important.

More and higher graphics resolution options (especially for widescreen monitors) should also have been here.

I do love how enemy ships, even early on have pretty good AI and will try and flank you from multiple angles, and might even turn away from you and "run" at times.

All-in-all, this is one of the best Asteroid re-makes I've ever played, even though the graphics are certainly no where in the ballpark of shinier options like Geometry Wars and Super Stardust.

Even with the missing universal high scores and graphics options (which I hope the developer adds later) .. I give this game an 8.5 out of 10. For $5 USD, it delivers a solid arcade action game that would make it's grandfather, arcade Asteroids of 1979 very proud.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
Asteroids clone with some very minor upgrades. Weapons upgrades persist after death, but reset at the start of each stage, which is frustrating. Get it on sale.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
6.1/10 - Funish Space Shooter

This is a pretty good arcade space shooter. Controls are a little annoying when it comes to navigation but overall not bad. I can't say this is better or worse than Asteroid or the 3,532 other space shooters, but it's decent enough.

Campaign has 30+ missions where the difficulty ranges greatly. I personally wouldn't pay $5 since they didn't really innovate or expand the genre.

Worth $1

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Boring low budget asteroids clone. Grafix and sounds are well below average. If you have ever played Stardust or Super Stardust you can't enjoy this, as this feels so old and dated. There are lot of better options, like the Stardust games that have been around for decades.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
It's a fun game, but I don't like the controls and wish it had full controller support. Having to switch between mouse and controller while navigating the menu sucks.

I wish the controls were more like Asteroids and you rotated your ship rather than moving in the direction you point the controller.

Maybe I'm too oldschool, as I seem to be the only one not to like the controls.

I did receive the game for free from the Giveaways thread on the Steam forums, so I can't complain.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
This is a great little game especially if you can get it on sale for only a dollar. I already put in maybe 6 good hours, it's fun, the game is hard, the difficulty comes from actually flying your ship since you use thrusters and the only way to slow your momentum is to fire the thrusters in the opposite direction of your current momentum otherwise you keep sliding all over the place. You can shoot asteroids which is the main objective in the game, little alien enemy ships spawn sometimes throughout the game that you need to focus down, some of them shoot lazer beams at you that you can shoot and homing missiles that you can shoot, some of them throw out death beam lazers that you can't shoot that you just have to move to avoid, and there's occasionally a boss fight like what's in the video preview for the game the really big ships that take up half the screen. It is a great game, i was pleasantly surprised by it, I recommend, if it looks like you might enjoy this by watching the preview video I recommend trying it, it's fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
It's asteroids... if it's a dollar it isn't bad, but I've played plenty of free flash games with more depth.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
This is a shameless ripoff of Atari's hit 1979 arcade game, Asteroids with a dash of Space War in it.

Gameplay is, well, Asteroids. You get some powerups, but it doesn't add much to the game, you're still playing Asteroids. There are some other ships, too, but the focus is more on killing asteroids. You can play Asteroids online in a web browser now, for free, so there's really no purpose to this game existing on Steam.

Graphics are slightly improved over 1979's Asteroids. Not much, however, and it's the year 2016, so one would have thought 45 years of development in the silicon age should yield better improvements. Not for these guys! No widescreen support, no support for high res monitors (not even 1080p).

Failing both gameplay and technical categories, there's no way at all to recommend this game. If you like the genre, try out Star Control 2, or any number of better alternatives.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
A non-biased quick look @ the game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tQzcvCf1oI

An addictive Asteroids style game with a neat twist, and did I say its addictive? Discover this amazing remake of the classic arcade game Asteroids! Dark Matter recreates the excitement and frantic gameplay of the title that made history. In 1980, Asteroids was one of the most commercially successful games that helped to establish video games as a lasting entertainment medium. Now, embark on 30 various intergalactic missions in Campaign mode or opt to survive an endless attack in Challenge mode. - Highly Recommended!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
Prty good for free, my friend gave it to me when he bought 10 random keys on ♥♥♥... Thnks Dom!
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