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  • Summary: From Dust is a Modern God Game where Nature is the Star.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Surprisingly exceptional and unique. [Dec 2011, p80]
  2. Aug 29, 2011
    90
    A sandbox game in its truest interpretation - nature simulated via a charming strategy game.
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    85
    With freeform gameplay and an enchanting visual style, From Dust is well worth the asking price of $15.
  4. 80
    The combination of aesthetic beauty and environmental manipulation make for a relaxing and pleasing game that also manages to keep you on your toes, thanks to the chain reactions that may be caused by subtle changes.
  5. From Dust takes the god game to a slightly flawed but intriguing place. [Dec 2011, p.77]
  6. 80
    Although sometimes frustrating, From Dust's take on the god genre with a series of objective-driven levels and fast paced challenge maps is an interesting twist on an old favourite.
  7. A fascinating and absorbing game. It's also infuriating and chaotic. [Dec 2011, p.97]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 3, 2011
    10
    It's a 10 from me for this great game. It's not without its faults but as a downloadable title, small presentation issues can be easily overlooked. The game is a breath of fresh, nostalgic air amidst a market of mass-produced clones, invoking fond memories of classic gameplay and genres almost forgotten. It's not all a testament to past innovations, however. The core gameplay requires you, as the omnipotent Breath, to protect your tribe as they seek to populate increasingly dangerous environments. This is accomplished by manipulating the elements of each environment, thus adapting and taming the landscape. This system allows for astonishing experimentation, thanks to the impressive physics at play. A totally unique experience and a healthy evolution for the god game. Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2011
    9
    Good looking game, puzzling game play who will keep you playing for hours to get the vegetation all over the map! I can recommend it for people who wants some chillout game with a bit of stress sometimes to make the game not too easy. Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2013
    9
    This game is absolutely greatness! I love the artwork and feel of this game. It just might give you a God-complex lol. I really hope they will eventually make a follow-up. Expand
  4. Jan 28, 2012
    8
    The physics are modeled very well in this game and the puzzles are a lot of fun. The only faults with the game is the horrible pathing AI on the men and having to watch the same cut scene over and over if you fail a scenario. This game is good if you liked Populous but too short. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2011
    6
    I only played the demo, and got fed up quickly with the clunky controls. Otherwise, the game has a lot of potential and the visuals and environment are captivating. Expand