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  • Summary: An Action-puzzler. The puzzle comes from rearrange circuits to spread the virus. The Action comes from dodging anti-virus drones while doing it. It�s one of the few puzzle games out there where you can play co-operatively (with up to 3 friends). But if you tire ofAn Action-puzzler. The puzzle comes from rearrange circuits to spread the virus. The Action comes from dodging anti-virus drones while doing it. It�s one of the few puzzle games out there where you can play co-operatively (with up to 3 friends). But if you tire of working together, there is a battle mode where you can take on your friends to see who is the supreme virus. Expand

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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 29, 2012
    70
    This interesting and funny arcade game mixes a couple of genres together and offers a fast-paced multiplayer option. [Oct 2012]
  2. Aug 2, 2012
    70
    None of its individual parts is particularly original, but put together in the way they have been, you end up with a synergistic success of a puzzle title that will test both reflexes and noggin-scratching abilities.
  3. Aug 16, 2012
    70
    A Virus Named TOM is a decent little puzzler. Fans of the genre will enjoy it, and if you can play the co-op, you and a friend can have a really fun time taking on the challenges. Casual players may have a difficult time with some of the puzzles.
  4. Aug 8, 2012
    65
    A good game with not too many weaknesses or too many strengths, which is something that will make it hard to be highlighted among the rest of the puzzle games on Steam. It's entertaining, properly done and its gameplay usually works, even though it might become quite frustrating sometimes. It is worth recommending for the puzzle lovers, and there's a demo available in case you want to try it yourself first.
  5. Aug 10, 2012
    65
    A Virus Named Tom is a nice puzzle game as a snack. It's structure is simple and it never gets very complicated. Still, there's enough challenge in this relatively short game and the multiplayer lifts it to greater heights. Unfortunately the versus and coop modes are only playable locally, and for a PC-game, that's a giant waste.
  6. PC PowerPlay
    Oct 11, 2012
    60
    Like trying to solve a cryptic crossword whilst blind and being repeatedly stung by mosquitoes. [Oct 2012, p.82]
  7. PC Gamer UK
    Sep 19, 2012
    55
    The extra frills don't add thrills to the tried Pipemania template. [Oct 2012, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    10
    A nice, fast paced game that keeps you thinking the entire time. I like the way each level changes to create a different challenge. All inA nice, fast paced game that keeps you thinking the entire time. I like the way each level changes to create a different challenge. All in all, I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a good puzzle! Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    10
    Tom is the amazing mix of puzzle and frantic action. Every new infection requires a different way of thinking about it. Truly one of theTom is the amazing mix of puzzle and frantic action. Every new infection requires a different way of thinking about it. Truly one of the "Not-to-miss" Indie games available. Love how 90% of Indie games are light-years better than the big budget Dev-Houses. Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2012
    10
    Tom is the perfect blend of action and puzzler, creating a game that remains varied and exciting throughout it's play.

    Each 'world'
    Tom is the perfect blend of action and puzzler, creating a game that remains varied and exciting throughout it's play.

    Each 'world' introduces a new component that can drastically change the type of challenge presented by the level - from basic puzzler to a race against the clock and enemy drones - whilst keeping the core concept intact. This helps the game stay fresh and exciting and there's always an area of play that one can improve upon.

    Replaying to achieve gold medals in each level is also satisfying, and the co-op campaign creates some very exciting teamplay. While online play is still in the works, it's refreshing for a game to offer split screen again. Devs have also talked about implementing a level editor which will drastically enhance the game's replay value. As it stands now, for it's current price it's a steal.

    One of my top games of the year. Try the demo.
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  4. Sep 22, 2012
    9
    A Virus Named TOM is a puzzle game, where you play as a virus trying to bring down a Jetsons-style "City of Tomorrow". You do this byA Virus Named TOM is a puzzle game, where you play as a virus trying to bring down a Jetsons-style "City of Tomorrow". You do this by connecting all of the lines to the source of the infection.

    The game is very well made in almost every aspect. The puzzles are challenging, and require a combination of skillful maneuvering and careful planning. The game continues introducing a bunch of new elements as you play, taking time to introduce each, and it demonstrated the game's depth and its finesse in how it introduces each. The style of the game is really neat. I adored the game's art, and I laughed a few times at the humorous story.

    This game has local multiplayer, both cooperative and competitive, which is something you don't see that often anymore. On top of that, it's pretty fun.

    I hadn't heard much about this game before getting it, which is sad, because more people need to hear about A Virus Named TOM. This game is excellent, and it deserves a place among the best indie games.
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  5. Aug 7, 2013
    7
    A very fun puzzle game that will have you rooting around in the ol- grey-matter and trying to put together how to solve each puzzles. SomeA very fun puzzle game that will have you rooting around in the ol- grey-matter and trying to put together how to solve each puzzles. Some easy, some almost impossible. I highly recommend this to any fan of puzzle games, plus there is a ton of comedy in the story too. Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    6
    A Virus named Tom is neither good nor bad game. At first you 'll find it interesting, solving those puzzles and trying to time your movements.A Virus named Tom is neither good nor bad game. At first you 'll find it interesting, solving those puzzles and trying to time your movements. After a while it gets boring, as the levels progress, there is no variety. The strengths of the game is the sense of humor and the funny story. It was the only reason I wanted to finish the game. Expand
  7. Sep 22, 2013
    3
    This game is bad, really bad. The controls are a pain, the gameplay is boring, there is no fun no real puzzle, it's pasted on with cheapThis game is bad, really bad. The controls are a pain, the gameplay is boring, there is no fun no real puzzle, it's pasted on with cheap angry inducing mechanics. There are much better puzzle games out there, much better timing games out there. This game is nothing new, nothing fresh, and nothing fun. Avoid. Expand

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