Dark Matter

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Embark on 30 various intergalactic missions in Campaign mode or opt to survive an endless attack in Challenge mode.

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Discover this amazing remake of the classic arcade game Asteroids! Dark Matter recreates the excitement and frantic gameplay of the title that made history. In 1980, Asteroids was one of the most commercially successful games that helped to establish video games as a lasting entertainment medium. Now, embark on 30 various intergalactic missions in Campaign mode or opt to survive an endless attack in Challenge mode.

Requirements

Windows Requirements:Important Notes:
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 250 MB available space
Sound Card: Windows DirectSound compatible sound card
Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
 
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Windows version.

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  1. Asteroids with a New Coat of Paint
    by Yawaru, USA - Mar 31st 2016

    I should bring up the fact that there are 2 games called Dark Matter on Steam, but at the time of posting this is the only Dark Matter on WinGameStore, so call this future-proofing the review. The other Dark Matter is a 2.5D side-scrolling sci-fi horror game while this is a top-down shooter set in space.

    If you're unfamiliar with Asteroids, you control a lone spaceship fighting off waves of asteroids that break into smaller pieces before finally being destroyed. You can move around the screen by pointing the ship in a given direction and moving forward. The original Asteroids was one of the first games to demonstrate physics like momentum in a game. Dark Matter updates the core gameplay with new enemy types, power-ups, and a generic story with minimal impact on the game.

    In terms of presentation: the game is functional, but far from the best update of Asteroids available on the market. The game has both mouse and gamepad support though navigating the menus with the controller is unnecessarily difficult. The in-game graphics are somewhat pixelated but stand out from the background, so they don't impede play.

    The game itself hung on my several times during gameplay but did not crash, so it seems like it's not optimized very well. The controls are pretty solid, no visible lag, so at least it doesn't mess up the core gameplay.

    That said, the campaign and survival mode don't really add much to the game; if you've played Asteroids you've basically played this game. If you haven't played an Asteroids game, this might be a good jumping in point.

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