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  • Summary: Bring harmony to a virtual ecosystem in this PS Vita gaming app.
    -Create a balanced ecosystem by choosing different combinations of species, plants and artefacts.
    -Acquire, collect and trade new plants and animals with other PS Vita owners.
    -Collect new creatures using the GPS feature of
    the PS Vita 3G model and show them off to your friends on Facebook.
    -Release unwanted creatures into the wild for other players to pick up using "near".
    -Unlock new content by completing challenges.
    -Download Ecolibrium for free from PlayStation Store.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 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.
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    Don't lose the chance to be a demigod, especially now that's completely free!
  3. 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.
  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. 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]
  6. Oct 2, 2012
    30
    It's hard to recommend a game like Ecolibrium to anyone but the most bored.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Feb 27, 2013
    10
    I's seeing it as an ecosystem based tamagochi
  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!! Expand
  3. Apr 28, 2013
    8
    This is a very pretty engaging sim type game. I found that it was very possible to play the game effectively without requiring to spend real money on extras. Biggest draw back was it's constant desire to go online, and long delays when there was no connections available. Definitely many an hour enjoyed on this free to download game. Expand
  4. Mar 14, 2013
    6
    In Ecolibrium, you create your own ecosystem with herbivores, carnivores, and plants. The organisms are fictional, yet often have real world counterparts. The game's graphics are beautiful. The environment and the animal models are gorgeous and show off the Vita's capabilities. The game is free-to-play and with micro transactions ranging from $.0.25 to $1.50, Ecolibrium's business model is extremely fair. The game falls short, however, in terms of game play. Like many free-to-play games, there is an energy bar which limits how many actions you can take at one time. This in itself is not a bad thing. What is bad is that often times you pick up the game and while your energy bar is full, there is nothing for you to do. This is because at a certain point, the game restricts you from adding additional animals or plants to your ecosystem. So you are literally stuck until you can save enough money to sell one of your current organisms so that you can replace it with a newer organism. What this translates into is a game that you will quickly abandon because of boredom. Expand
  5. 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. Collapse
  6. 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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  7. Dec 9, 2012
    0
    You shouldn't even give a try to this garbage. They promise you that it's a completely free game, but it's not. It has some extra points that you REALLY need to have for most of the game best "gameplay" points, but guess what? "Premium", does this remind you something? Yeah, exactly, you guessed right. It's the same purpose as premium contents on most of FreeToPlay games: make you PAY REAL MONEY to get some game special object. Also, the gameplay has no sense and is completely boring. There isn't a gameplay, nor a plot. Avoid this ... ehmm.. "game". Expand

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