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".
User reviews: Mixed (150 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 12, 2010
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"Dark Void Zero would have been considered a "classic" had it been made 25 years ago, and today, it's a retro-style blast." – IGN
"It doesn't matter whether your first gaming system had knobs, a directional pad, or dual analog thumbsticks: Dark Void Zero's tight action and delightful presentation are sure to entertain." – GameSpot

About This Game

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!
Dark Void Zero on PC is packed with all new online features! Get rewarded for your skills with Achievements via Steam. Connect with Friends. Compete to be the best on the block or the best in the world in the Score and Speed Runs in the all-new Online Leaderboards!
Experience two all-new alternate endings! Only the best of the best will survive to see them!
And don't forget! Like its parent game, Dark Void Zero features an award-worthy soundtrack created and performed by famed Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary.
Dark Void Zero on PC: The fate of the human race rests in your hands! Rise On!
  • Strap on Tesla's first prototype ROCKET PACK and take control of 5 experimental weapons!
  • Three levels of intense sci-fi, sidescrolling action!
  • ONLINE LEADERBOARDS: Top scores! Speed runs! Can you be the best?
  • ACHIEVEMENTS: Hone your skills and score bragging rights with Steam achievements! 30 achievements will rate your skill, speed, and stamina.
  • FRIENDS: Add your Steam friends and compete for top honors!
  • 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.)

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP (SP2 or higher) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Pentium 4, 1.6ghz Core2Duo or higher
    • Memory: XP: 512 MB minimum, 1 GB recommended; Windows Vista / Windows 7: 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with 256 MB
    • Display: 800x600 minimum resolution, 1280x720 or higher recommended
    • DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available disk space required
    • Sound: DirectX®9.0c compatible
    • Input: Windows-compliant keyboard. Xbox 360® Controller for Windows® recommended. Generic gamepads with analog sticks may also work, though are not officially supported.
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I'm usually ok with DRM, but in this case it's pretty much uneccessary considering how small this game really is, and it's made worse by the fact that the CD Key you're given doesn't even seem to work.
Don't buy
Good job Capcom
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
DRM Prevents activation. Don't buy.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS.

SecuROM will not accept the cd-key steam provides.
Yet another example of DRM screwing over paying customers.
I consider this theft.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
it's been 5 years, can you remove the drm already?
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
I honestly wouldn't know what this game is like because the DRM is preventing the game from launching. Checking the support forums this seems to be a far too common problem, roughly 90% of topics are people begging for help with the DRM.

AVOID! DO NOT BUY!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Don't buy this game, it does not work.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Purchasing this game was a mistake. SecuRom activation failed, and from what I can tell this is not uncommon. Not worth your time.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
My serial key doesn't work. Has Securom.

Unless they patch out securom on all of their titles, I'm never buying another Capcom title.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Invalid SERIAL!

Contact Capcom headquarters to receive this review. Please make sure you have typed the SERIAL correctly and attach a screenshot of your Securom™ Error Window.

You may receive this review in four to sixteen business weeks, depending on website traffic. We have to process many requests for this review.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Can't play the game, still blocked in activation, the key provided doesn't work... Bad Capcom, very bad.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Absolutely terrible DRM. Third-party DRM on top of Steam AND a 5-machine-activation restriction, to this day I have yet to play the game, because it simply won't go past the CD Key activation screen. It returns an "invalid" error. The product is nothing short of broken and the 5-machine-restriction is a major publisher practically begging its audience to stay away from its own product.

Do not buy, despite the low price-tag, unless you feel adventurous enough to deal with its technical baggage on the customer.

PS: I would like a refund, Capcom. Otherwise, we're done.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
The DRM on this game renders it unplayable.

**** DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!! *****


EVEN $0.99 USD IS TOO MUCH, IT DOESN'T WORK DOESN'T RUN, DOESN'T DO ANYTHING.

Steam gives you a SN that precious snow flake securom of course has no record of. Good grief, I have better things to do with my time than to hunt down idiots who insist on DRM'ing their crap to only render it unusable to the end user.

Thank goodness I didn't buy copies for all my friends as $0.99 seemed like such a bargain, instead it is a lesson in punishing the end users.

Way to go guys!

Maybe in another 20 years they will release a version of this game that actually works.

But the world will be too busy playing Call of Duty 37.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
its stupid..
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
DO NOT BUY!!!! Steam gives you FAKE serial numbers. They do not work. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
I was going to write paragraphs about how badly designed this game is but I'll just say this. It's not funny or challenging or retro having instant kill mines, instant kill exploding enemies and instant kill lava in areas that you have to use the jetpack, in a game where you only have 3 lives and no continues. It's just bad.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Unplayable since CAPCOM XXXXed up the SecuROM...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Shove your DRM up your ♥♥♥.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
A short retro-style platformer-shooter that. Short and somewhat challenging, worth a look for anyone who likes a classic feel.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Extremely hard and unforgiving platform shooter in NES graphic style.
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78 of 103 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
The DRM in this game is both intrusive, and draining on PC resources, and has limited activations to boot. My CPU usage went from 7% to 100%, which should not happen in an imitation 8-bit game, and prevented me from starting it up a second time after the initial install. What I did get to play suffered from controls that felt stiff and uncomfortable to use. Even at 80% off, this is not worth the money.
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