• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 12, 2013
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Whether you believe God(s) or not, you have always wanted to be one. Wouldn't it be great to invent strange creatures all day and decide which ones can live and which ones can't. Too bad it takes about just as long to create something in this game as it does in real life. Unless you pay up. [November 2012, p.92]
  2. Oct 2, 2012
    30
    It's hard to recommend a game like Ecolibrium to anyone but the most bored.
  3. Oct 2, 2012
    80
    Ecolibrium is deep and well designed but won't appeal a wide range of players. It's however a solid entry in the ever-growing compendium of PlayStation Vita's free games.
  4. Sep 30, 2012
    70
    Ecolibrium provides bite-size play that needs to be periodically checked up upon rather than taken in hour-long chunks. It's good fun, but unless you're packing a 3G PS Vita, it's not the best title for when you're out and about on the road.
  5. Sep 14, 2012
    70
    Ecolibrium is a simulator of ecosystem that deserves a chance. It is free and has a gameplay adequately articulated. Fans of the genre might find it slightly limited, but it is capable of giving fun.
  6. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    Don't lose the chance to be a demigod, especially now that's completely free!
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Oct 31, 2012
    5
    Ecolibrium is a simple game which is too awkward to play for me to recommend it to the wider audience. It's capable of becoming addictive, but is not fun enough to buy any of the extra content it begs you to pay for. A ok free game. Full Review »
  2. Dec 11, 2012
    9
    This game really surprised me! it have many many hours to enjoy, I love create your world and trying to make it grow. Really recomendable! and it's free!! Full Review »
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    5
    Ecolibrium tasks the player with creating and maintaining a balanced environment in which a variety of plants and animals can survive. In order to do this four variables (water, minerals, vegetation and meat) must be carefully managed to keep your equilibrium rating as high as possible which in allows you to purchase more plants and animals for your world.

    The tutorials arguably take a little too long to explain everything but once you get a handle on things Ecolibrium reveals itself to be a fairly deep title and certainly could have been something worth returning to on a regular basis. I say could because unfortunately this is a game designed using the dreaded ‘free to play’ model which restricts the resources available to the player unless they either wait for a few hours or are prepared to pay a fee to speed things along. Granted this is not a game designed to be played for hours on end anyway, and the micro-transactions aren’t as unscrupulously used as they are in some games (ahem, Dungeon Keeper), but it is still frustrating when you are stopped from playing the game when you want to.

    Without the micro-transactions I’d have awarded this game a sold 7 out of 10 and recommended it to Vita owners after a more sedentary experience but as it is I’d say give Ecolibrium a miss.
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