The Void (Windows)

Published by
Developed by
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


The Void (also known as Turgor and Tension) is a first-person action-adventure with strategy and survival horror elements. It comes from the Russian developers of the 2005 game Pathologic.

The game takes place in a strange world known as the Void, which is inhabited by the seductive Sisters and cruel, half-mechanical Brothers. The surroundings are gray and dead and the only source of life is a substance called Lympha, which is craved by the Sisters and greedily harvested by the Brothers. The player can harvest Lympha and use it for every interaction in the world, from re-growing dead trees and 'feeding' the starving Sisters, to battling the Brothers. Different colors of Lympha produce different effects, giving the player greater defense or speed, though always at the expense of something else.

The objective is simple; to escape from the Void, though how to achieve this is for the player to discover and decide. Sisters can be persuaded to open up further parts of the world. Brothers can be fought against or allied with. Strategy is involved in growing 'gardens' of colored Lympha and defending them from attack and the player is constantly fighting to survive as color drains from their body.

The world is divided into many small areas, linked by an overall map view which is used to move between locations. Movement in the environment uses a standard FPS-style mouse and keyboard setup. The interaction and battle system uses a mechanic similar to the one displayed in Okami, with mouse movements used to draw symbols on screen for various effects.


The Void Windows Looks good, doesn't it?
The Void Windows What's the meaning of this scene?
The Void Windows The third princess of the Void.
The Void Windows Moon is watching you...

Promo Images

The Void Render
The Void Concept Art
The Void Concept Art
The Void Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Тургор. Голос цвета" -- Russian re-release spelling
  • "Тургор" -- Russian spelling
  • "Turgor" -- Russian title
  • "Tension" -- Brazil/Polish title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

Valhalla May 04, 2009 8.8 out of 10 88 May 05, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Electronic Theatre Sep 17, 2009 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) May 28, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Absolute Games ( Jun 23, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Resolution Magazine Sep 13, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Miasto Gier Mar 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Captain Jun 18, 2009 60 out of 100 60
Click! Jan, 2009 5.74 out of 10 57
Playback Jan, 2009 4 out of 10 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
Is it worth it? 2 BurningStickMan (18034)
Mar 23, 2011
Easy Patch available now 1 xroox (3970)
May 06, 2010
Can a game fry your processor? 13 MichaelPalin (1421)
Feb 01, 2010
Get it now for free!! Apparently! 9 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (589)
Nov 09, 2009


Bonus torrent

The developers made available a (legal) bonus torrent to the game with 4GB of bonus content, including hundreds of pictures, along with videos, music, pdfs and poems. The torrent link can be found in the related links section.

Film reference

The game is referenced in the German movie Drei (2010), directed by Tom Tykwer. The gameplay is shown for at least 30 seconds.

Related Web Sites

  • Bonus torrent (A legal torrent made available by the developers with 4GB of bonus material, including hundreds of pictures, along with videos, music, pdfs and poems.)
GeoffPS (114) added The Void (Windows) on Apr 02, 2009