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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 Astronauts fight with the parasites
Dark Matter Windows Encountering a baby crawler
Dark Matter Windows Vine wall should be burned down until it will grow again
Dark Matter Windows Heavy crawler is armored and poisonous

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Girl Gamers UK Nov 08, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Level 7 Nov 30, 2013 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Oct 22, 2013 4 out of 10 40


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Kam1Kaz3NL77 (98807) added Dark Matter (Windows) on Oct 03, 2014
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