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 (120 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
66 of 90 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
CAN'T PLAY THIS GAME BECAUSE THE SECUROM SERIAL WON'T ACTIVATE. EMAILED SECUROM AND HAVEN'T GOTTEN A RESPONSE. MY PLAYTIME IS BASICALLY JUST THE MINUTES THAT I TRIED TO ACTIVATE SECUROM SERIAL.

♥♥♥♥ SECUROM.

♥♥♥♥ CAPCOM.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
DRM Prevents activation. Don't buy.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I've played many 8 bit games in my day and I'm surprised on how well this one plays and handles with my controller. The music has that 8 bit Capcom feel to it when they designed their games. The objectives in the game are fairly simple to accomplish but there are portions of the game that may frustrate you. Kind of cool at the beginning too that you have to press on a button to blow on the cartridge to make it work, and also the reference to TV star Jimmy Fallon in the game.

Graphically , yes it's retro but it's easily worth the X amount of dollars paid for , and even more so when its on sale. I just wish the activation mechanism was taken away as it's not easy to deauthorize a game without customer support these days :(
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
it's been 5 years, can you remove the drm already?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Naw, game is pretty booty.
DRM is invasive.
Hilarious load times for a game such small resources.
No video options beyond window and full, awful scaling leaves everything blurry as all hell and not in a good way.
Capcom has mistaken 'Nintendo Hard' for bad design.

Not actually worth even the five dollars. Picked it up on sale, I could live without ever having played it.
It should be interesting to note that the game is literally an april fools joke, but don't spend the 5 dollars it costs to have the joke on you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Can't play the game, still blocked in activation, the key provided doesn't work... Bad Capcom, very bad.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
"Worst port ever"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I'm not rating game itself - I can not play this game because there is problem with SecuR*M protection - it does not accept activation code provided by STE*M system.
I've contacted SecuR*M, they said it's not their problem and sent me to publisher, which is Capc*m.
I wrote to Capc*m but got no response so far.
That aside, in my opinion sole fact that it has SecuR*M with "5 machine activation limit" is enough to give it a negative review and encourage people not to buy it.
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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
If I didn't know better, I would have thought this was an 80s title. They nailed the retro look and gameplay spot on.
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32 of 48 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
It's a good game, good music and fun gameplay. but the only reason this game i getting a negative review is becaues it comes with SecuROM. REALLY CAPCOM. WHY, WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO SUCH A GOOD GAME??????? WHHHHYYYYY?
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
SUCK IT UP, THIS IS HOW VIDEO GAMES USED TO BE.
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31 of 54 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I like hard platformers but this one is hard for the wrong reasons. Basically you have only 3 lifes and if you run out you have to restart the whole level again(and each level is pretty big). If you make it to the second level with no lifes left, then you have to beat that level without dying once or you have to restart the whole game and try to make it to the second level with more lifes.

I got 99% in Super Meat Boy, because it's a fun and challenging game. With Dark Void Zero i gave up in the second level. Not because it was too hard but because it punishes failure too hard and doesnt respect my time.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
A lot of games these days go for a retro feel, Dark Void Zero is retro, in ways beyond just graphics and difficulty. It deserves a sequel far more than other "retro themed" mega-capcom-franchises.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2011
Platformer that can, at times, be very frustrating. If you die, you have to start all over. The levels aren't that big so it's not that big of a deal, but there are only 3 levels. So you'll die at least a few times. The graphics remind me of the 90's 2D games; charming and stylish. And for €4 you can't go wrong, at least it's a whole lot better than the other Dark Void game.

[Rating: 83/100]
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19 of 37 people (51%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I'm a huge fan of retro gaming, but this one tries too hard to capture the feel of an 8-bit game, without bothering to actually be fun to play. I want to like this game, but I don't.
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