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Evil alien forces threaten Mars with their deadly "Zero Field". Its now up to you to join the forces of the Vanark troopers and save the day before its too late.

Vanark is a 3D action game which plays mostly as a rail-shooter. You fly aboard your state-of-the-art Vanark fighter in a fixed path on several missions controlling your guns and missiles and trying to defeat all the waves of enemy ships and creatures that try to come at you. Every now and then you also get to play free-flight stages in deep space where you have full control of your ship, turning the game into a more traditional 3rd-person space sim.

Additionally, between each stage you get to roam freely aboard your carrier ship using 3D characters over pre-rendered backgrounds. In these sequences you'll get to chat with fellow pilots and move the plot along, which includes triggering cut-scenes as well solving mini-games such as disarming a saboteur's bomb and other similar activities.


Vanark PlayStation Roam the ship through Resident Evil-style controls.
Vanark PlayStation First mini-boss, and he looks hungry.
Vanark PlayStation In the fighter for some Star Fox-style shooting.
Vanark PlayStation First boss fight. Watch that laser!

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Alternate Titles

  • "宇宙機動ヴァンアーク" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Astro Trooper Vanark" -- Japanese title

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IGN Apr 26, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PSX Nation May 26, 2000 79 out of 100 79
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Mar 31, 2000 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Critics Jun 07, 2000 4 out of 10 40
PSM Jun, 2000 2 out of 5 40


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Zovni (10633) added Vanark (PlayStation) on Feb 01, 2008