User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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,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
  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.
  6. Jan 28, 2012
    0
    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.
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81

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. Dec 5, 2011
    70
    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.
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    82
    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]