First posted on 28 October 1997. Last updated on 07 August 2009.
H R Giger is well known for his surrealistic and macabre art that combines the essence of flesh and machine. His masterpiece, Necronomicon, has inspired the creatures featured in the Alien movies. Now, the brilliance of Giger has been translated onto the computer screen by Cyberdreams in Dark Seed. Based on a parallel universe called the Dark World, Giger's art gives a distinctive biomechanical…
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I think this is one of the creepiest games I've ever played ! Excellent music with great voice narration and beautiful graphics. As the clock ticks, ambient gets more creepy and the game is more fun to play.
Will never forget that baby delivered by postman .....
I rate the game as very good. I have had a legal copy-wright version of the game but the floppy disks have gone bad. I never got through the game and the problem now is to find out if possible how to bypass the key disk protection scheme. Can anybody help here? That is the annoying thing about copy-wright which is all vet well but if the key disk goes bad you are locked out of your legal copy.
Awesome review and dosbox people!
I'm having trouble with the game.I was hoping if someone could help me.The game stops playing when I try to pick up the package\answer the door\and receive the book from the librarian.
To anyone still having problems to run this game: it's a DOS game. Google "DOSBox" and download it. DOSBox works perfectly with Dark Seed. I tested the CD-Rom version, but see no reason for the floppy version to have any problems.
I haven't played DarkSeed in at least 15 years, however the review was fair. Something that Phillip missed however was the atmosphere of the game. Few games create this feeling, though i would like to list a few that i feel do: The Doom Series, The Quake Series, The Original Dune Game [by Cryo], The Wolfenstein Series, The Stygian Abyss, The Wing Commander Series, The Commander Keen Series.
"Graphics" have come along way since the days of DarkSeed, nonetheless overall aethetics have rising at a slower rate. There really was nothing that looked anything like DarkSeed in it's day, and I think that perhaps Phillip was a little harsh on the game in his concluding paragraphs.
Just two things I disagree:
-Just 3 on difficulty?. I JUST PUT 5!!! ; )
-In which computer you tested the game for saying Dawson's walikg is slow?. I played on a 80486 DX2/ 50 Mhz and I swear he is fast as a cheetah! ; ) ; )
HI..BOUGHT DARKSEED A FEW YEARS AGO AND HAVE SINCE BOUGHT A NEW COMPUTER. AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH INSTALLING DARKSEED AND NEED SOME HELP..THEIR PHONE NUMBER MUST HAVE CHANGED..HOW CAN i CONTACT THEM FOR ASSISTANCE? APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER..THANKS..SUE.
"Dark Seed" did have some rather interesting art, although the graphics were a bit low-color (even for its time). Unfortunately, it also came with some rather nasty engine glitches, which, in the mind of this gamer, proved fatal to the overall playablility of the game.
i just bought Darkseed 1 for my pc, and the thing wont load... im doing everything right... is this a normal problem... please help. thanks, brett