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Slave Zero X

A 2.5D action platformer and a prequel to Slave Zero. Slave Zero X stars Shou, a resistance fighter controlling a mighty biomech, traversing futuristic stages and fighting enemy hordes serving the villainous Khan.

Action | science fiction | platform | Mechs | 2.5 D | side-scroll | slasher

Slave Zero X Release Date



developer: Poppy Works publisher: Ziggurat Official website

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Slave Zero X is an action platformer and a prequel to 1999's Slave Zero. It was developed by Poppy Works and published by Ziggurat.


Slave Zero X is set in the far future, in Megacity S1-9 ruled by the tyrannical Sovereign Khan. The dictator is busy creating Slaves, terrifying biomachines to use in his bloody conquests. A resistance group, the Guardians, plan to destroy the machines before they can be used in battle, but one of their members - Shou - goes rogue and steals one of them, planning to overthrow the Khan using his own weapon against him. The protagonist sets out to foil the tyrant's plans.


Slave Zero X is a side-scroller. The adventure will take us through Megacity S1-9's gloomy streets, industrial buildings and lavish interiors. We play as Shou, controlling the stolen biomech.

We must rush through the stages, dispatching enemies along the way, both regular foes and powerful bosses. Combat is fast-paced, having us chain melee attacks and explosives into spectacular combos. Shou can lift opponents and finish them off in the air, lunge towards them, switch between different targets or jump on walls. He can also hone his skills in a special training room.

Game modes

The main mode of Slave Zero X is the story campaign. There's also the Bloody Palace, consisting of procedurally generated challenges. There's no multiplayer, but there are online leaderboards.

Technical aspects

Slave Zero X features 2.5D visuals; the characters are flat sprites, while the stages are three-dimensional. The drum'n'bass soundtrack was heavily inspired by the 1990s.

Last updated on 23 February 2024

Game mode: single player  

PEGI rating Slave Zero X

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Slave Zero X System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon R7 260X or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-4430 3.0 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780 / Radeon HD 7950 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 10/11 64-bit
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