DOS - 1992
Also available on: Amiga
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.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
agjerde 2018-07-23 1 point DOS version
To avoid avoid the crash at the alien implant scene in the intro, try mounting the disc in DosBox:
mount c c:\[your path]
imgmount d c:\[your path]\darkseed.cue -t iso
install [wait for install, then type 'ds' to run]
Next time you wanna play, do the same mount and imgmount, then:
Dawson 2018-06-12 -1 point
Agree with the Stranger Things I thought the same! If they filmed a Darkseed movie would look cool with that background and ambiance.
RPA 2018-02-22 2 points
'Stranger Things' anyone? As soon as I started watching the brilliant Netflix series, I knew the Duffer brothers had to have played these Dark Seed games when they were younger. Even the menacing synth pace in the original game must be an influence on the TV show's sound during visits to the nether, 'Upside Down' world.
Thanks for offering this classic game series so we can - as adults! - again sojourn awhile among the surreal landscapes of the late Swiss master, H.R. Giger.
kyle 2017-04-25 2 points DOS version
Had trouble with this as well, Open up the game folder and navigate to the "readme" file. It details how to run It. Can't believe I never checked It until I read all these comments.
To run It don't run the "start.exe", instead run "ds.bat"
Need to re-configure your controls? type "ds /m"
There's more in the readme but that's probably your problem if your reading this.
Hope this helps.
F3 2015-01-05 1 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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
ReyalpCB4 2014-08-05 0 point DOS version
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 1 point DOS version
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 DOS version
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 -1 point DOS version
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?
MENTD 2012-10-27 0 point DOS version
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.)
ScaryGamer 2011-11-01 -1 point DOS version
well no one would download this because its french please find english
so someone will download this :) updated
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