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Dark Matter is a 2.5D side-scrolling survival horror game, set in a derelict spaceship besieged by a sinister alien presence, and infested with deadly parasites.

Awaken from cryosleep, the female protagonist (Ensign) traverses the mysterious and empty vessel, the “Endeavor.” Silent and curious, she scours and searches the ship to figure out how to escape the unmanned vessel. Lead by the voice of an omnipresent AI, she eventually discovers various tools and equipment to unlock areas of the ship, a la every game ever classified as a “Metroidvania.”

A crafting system is in play as coming across health and ammo crates doesn’t occur here. This system allows the player to create various items, from med packs to gun modifications to the typical array of weapons. Blueprints of modifications can be found along the way, in addition to specialized ammunition. Resources can be mined by killing creatures and they exert the substance of “fullerene” or plainly the stuff enabling creation.


Dark Matter Windows Upgrading the weapon
Dark Matter Windows Seeker is a very dangerous opponent
Dark Matter Windows Crawling in the shaft
Dark Matter Windows Map of the area with yet not visited areas visible after unlocking the minimap

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Dark Matter Screenshot
Dark Matter Screenshot
Dark Matter Screenshot
Dark Matter Screenshot

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Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 30, 2013 61 out of 100 61
Girl Gamers UK Windows Nov 08, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Level 7 Windows Nov 30, 2013 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Windows Oct 22, 2013 4 out of 10 40


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