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DOS - 1996

Alt names
Z: The Game, Z Origins: Z The Game
Released in
United States
Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Bitmap Brothers, The
4.38 / 5 - 62 votes

Description of Z

Discover Z (also known as Z: The Game, Z Origins: Z The Game), an excellent game of 1996. With top-down perspective, the publisher Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc. had wonderful ideas around real-time, sci-fi / futuristic.

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Comments and reviews

Jim 2015-01-02 -2 points

Help please.

I just installed Zed using dos but when I click on NEW GAME it says "please ensure CD is in the drive and that the door is closed" and says something about a missing level01map file

jankster 2014-11-20 -3 points

ok fixed it now, running fine with d-fend and sound settings fixed too, but doesn't run as soon as i turn scenes on. Does someone can help?

jankster 2014-11-19 -2 points

i installed d-fend and made everything right but the game won't run. Pls help me i want to play it badly!!!

Jaya 2014-09-01 -2 points

My uncle had this and some other games, like some rednecks type of game. Used to play it when we visited back when I was like 9 (3 years or so since it released), almost never found anything on it. Now I can download it on my phone and play it again?!

Spike22 2014-07-08 -1 point

One of the best in its time. Anyone saying it sucked, then you suck. from start to finish i loved this game. kept me on my toes. Very Unique gameplay and loads of laughs from the cut scenes. they should bring out a new one, ill be the first to buy it ;)

rafal 2014-06-14 -1 point

Great game!! I love it!

LOL! 2014-06-07 -3 points

Worst game of the genre ever. Totally sucked. Impossible gameplay from Level 1 and all you heard was some dumb bint calling out "You're losing! You're crap!" all the time. Absolutely hated it.

parham 2014-03-21 -2 points


Rob1991 2014-03-05 0 point

anyone know how to get the scenes to work and full screen?

run instructions

all installed on c. extract the file into c.
Mount c c:/
cd z
then z should run. make sure to run setsound aswell.

blah 2014-02-04 -2 points

This stupid game will work. But not if you turn on 'scenes' in the menu. Then it will want those scenes from the cd i guess.
Also you have to run setsound.exe.

faucheuse 2013-12-23 -2 points

Looked for it for a long time

JimmyJay 2013-12-23 -2 points


Just downloaded .zip file, then modified the z.bat file using 'Notepad':

@Echo Please Wait - Loading ......
@ZED.EXE C: /CD %1 %2 %3 %4 %5

Works no probs.. USE DOSBOX

john 2013-12-09 -2 points

One of the first computer game I played. It was not the full program. Yet I really enjoyed it. It was challenging, exciting and fun to play.

Yvan 2013-11-25 -2 points

Beaucoup d'humour dans ce jeu ! Ne le manquez pas !
A very humoristic game ! Do not miss it !

en1gma 2013-11-06 -2 points

amazing! thanks

PABLO 2013-03-28 0 point

quando era pequeno, via propaganda sobre esse jogo, mas nunca encontrei onde baixar pelo fato do nome ser tão simples "Z". Agora sim vou jogar e ver do que se trata. valeu

JesusisLord 2013-03-13 0 point

It's awesome game, network play any1 ?
For those whom can't get the game works, go to the "How to play" section there is guide in it.

romantic 2013-02-24 0 point

awesome game!

Carlsgro 2013-01-08 0 point

starcraft, warcraft2 is way better than this

the dude 2012-10-10 0 point

how do I get this game to run at all? over dosbox?

Romian 2012-09-30 0 point

the fix @Echo Please Wait - Loading ......
@ZED.EXE C: /CD %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 does not work anyone know another way to fix it?

Das Boot 2012-09-15 0 point

i have dosbox and downloaded Z but it says run z.bat
Can someone please help???

Commander Apathetic 2012-09-02 -1 point

Critiical File Missing: C:\z\E_logo.jv
Please ensure CD is in drive, and door closed


kittyball 2012-08-23 -1 point

go to file Z.bat then copy and Past this..

@Echo Please Wait - Loading ......
@ZED.EXE C: /CD %1 %2 %3 %4 %5

kittyball 2012-08-23 1 point

my report is, what I'm getting That.
is The level 1 Map file, Is missing But Oo!
looking in The Folder.. There Is The Level 01
so what Is this for a joke.?

jaz 2012-07-24 0 point

z owns

Panchira 2012-06-13 0 point

It asks for a .BAT file that isn't there, and then complains that there is no CD in the drive. Anyone know what could be going wrong?

dleifoXx 2012-06-09 0 point

Awesome game!

sebastian andres martinez 2012-02-23 0 point

excelent game!!! thanks

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