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Dark Seed

DOS - 1992

Alt names
黑暗之蠱, זרע האופל , Dark Seed 1, Darkseed, ダークシード
Released in
United States
Cyberdreams, Inc.
Cyberdreams, Inc.
4.27 / 5 - 19 votes

Description of Dark Seed

One of the most memorable (and few) science fiction- horror games ever released, Dark Seed is an interesting horror/scifi story based on the haunting artwork of H.R. Giger, creator of Aliens. As writer Mike Dawson, you must travel in both the human and alien dimensions to thwart the aliens' evil plans. Interesting premise and outstanding graphics make for an interesting game that unfortunately gets bogged down with too many illogical (and timed) puzzles. A good first effort from Cyberdreams, and much better than its horrible successor Dark Seed 2.

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BoldFaceSeven 2015-01-06 1 point

IT wont start as a .bat file

F3 2015-01-05 1 point

I've tried EVERYTHING people have mentioned but I still can't get past the 'alien seed implant in the brains or whatever' cutscene... After the scene 'small rainbow dots' appear all over the screen. Any idea? Anyone?

m1keman5on 2014-11-04 1 point

when the game crashes (well in my version) hit enter, type darkseed and enter. I read in other places that you have to write "tos" instead of darkseed.
In the version that I have, there are two exe files in the game directory, start.exe and darkseed.exe

JAY DEE 2014-10-28 0 point

yep mine crashes at the same place

Dr CAtJail 2014-08-19 0 point

This game is going to Rock.

ReyalpCB4 2014-08-05 0 point

I tried changing the CDLETTER file to C but it still crashes after the alien implant scene. it just gets all scrambled and static covered and just sits there

gasher3 2014-08-01 0 point

This doesn't work for me as it is, crashed after the starting scene. The fix is to edit "CDLETTER" and change it from D to C. And also start the game using "ds.bat", not "start.exe". Everything works well so far including speech. Hope this helps if you are having problems running the game.

indstr 2014-02-11 0 point

Wow, I remember seeing this one time in Radio shack and thinking it looked incredible. I've still never really played it, but I still remember it from looking at the box. I should try it someday

UGC 2013-06-27 0 point

Hey Guacho, try running it with the .bat file instead of just writing start.
Type: start.bat and it should'nt freeze! :D
I still have a problem, why is there no speech?

Guacho 2013-01-07 0 point

It freezes after Mike gets an alien fetus in his brain.

MENTD 2012-10-27 0 point

H.R. Giger didn't create ALIENS, he created ALIEN. James Cameron (ALIENS director) didn't involve Giger in ALIENS and the film suffered because of it. (Looked like plastic crappy sets as opposed to the awesome Giger sculpted sets and creature from the first film.)

F0XX 2011-05-26 0 point

Not just cheap thrills

Jack Halftrack 2008-11-13 0 point

HR Giger art. Remember the movie Alien ?

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