Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic 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
    A sandbox game in its truest interpretation - nature simulated via a charming strategy game.
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    With freeform gameplay and an enchanting visual style, From Dust is well worth the asking price of $15.
  4. Nov 13, 2011
    Gorgeous visuals and excellent physics. [Dec 2011, p.107]
  5. Nov 18, 2011
    A beautiful game with plenty of good intentions, but a near-vertical learning curve and some baffling AI render it art more than enjoyment. [Issue#211, p.98]
  6. From Dust takes the god game to a slightly flawed but intriguing place. [Dec 2011, p.77]
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Sep 26, 2011
    Being God is always fun, period! Challenging gameplay and a unique atmosphere make for a very addicting experience, but control issues and plain stupid AI keep it from reaching the absolute top in the genre.
  10. Dec 5, 2011
    This really typifies the message which From Dust projects. The natural world is unfathomably more complex and diverse than man can comprehend and so fighting against it is like holding sand – eventually, it'll slip though your fingers.
  11. A fascinating and absorbing game. It's also infuriating and chaotic. [Dec 2011, p.97]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 3, 2013
    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. Full Review »
  2. Jan 28, 2012
    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. Full Review »
  3. Nov 30, 2011
    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. Full Review »