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In the 22nd century, humanity has achieved world peace. The United Earth Space Alliance (UESA) was able to fully concentrate on space exploration. In the year 2147, the first colony ship was launched towards the asteroid Theta-2. However, the second vessel, carrying the colonists, encountered a terrifying disturbance in space. Alien ships emerged from what later became known as "The Void", and attacked the colony ship; the subsequent fate of ten thousand people on board was unknown. Humans constructed the inter-dimensional starfighter Radix, and sent it through The Void, in a desperate attempt to face the alien threat.

Radix: Beyond the Void is a "2.5D" shooter in which the player controls a small spaceship, using mounted weaponry to deal with mechanized foes, somewhat similar to Descent. Weapons may target individual enemies or initiate blasts that damage large areas; some of the scenery is destructible as well. Game progression is mission-based.


Radix: Beyond the Void DOS The save/load game menu displays snapshots of the game screen for each saved game.
Radix: Beyond the Void DOS Some of the levels were redesigned or even replaced between v1.0 and v1.1 of the game. Here's the starting area of Episode 1 Mission 1 in v1.0.
Radix: Beyond the Void DOS And this is the start of Episode 1 Mission 1 in v1.1. Also  notice that the crosshair is now green unless an enemy is targeted.
Radix: Beyond the Void DOS The layout of this room is a reference to the first level in the shareware episode of Doom.

Promo Images

Radix: Beyond the Void Screenshot
Radix: Beyond the Void Magazine Advertisement
Radix: Beyond the Void Screenshot Note that the subtitle is <i><b>Into</b> the Void</i>
Radix: Beyond the Void Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Radix: Into The Void" -- Working title

User Reviews

A curious marriage of Doom and Descent Gatekeeper (306) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
By the Company that ripped off their developers... Frank Krul (3) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Joker Feb, 1996 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1996 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Mar, 1996 42 out of 100 42


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Radix Remix Update

As noted in the user reviews, the update to v2.0 (a.k.a. "Radix Remix") introduces some radical changes to the game. According to the patch notes, "Version 2.0 includes: new graphics, new and improved visual effects, new levels, better controls, improved physics, and 2 new weapon upgrades.". The files needed to upgrade both shareware and registered versions of "Radix" are available on its official website.

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2415) added Radix: Beyond the Void (DOS) on Feb 29, 2000
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