From Dust Xbox 360

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

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  • Summary: From Dust is a Modern God Game where Nature is the Star.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 76
  2. Negative: 3 out of 76
  1. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Aug 15, 2011
    100
    An incredible piece of tech and an even better piece of design, From Dust is a place to lose yourself in. [Oct 2011, p.104]
  2. Jul 26, 2011
    90
    From Dust is a great playground that constantly impresses with its jaw-dropping technology and dynamic environments. A must for anyone that craves more than just an action fix.
  3. Oct 17, 2011
    90
    If this can even be called a game, it's a highly unusual one. Instead of doing missions and killing enemies you construct landscapes and battle for control over the always unpredictable elements brought to life by impressive physics.
  4. 80
    From Dust's malleable world is intoxicating to wield power over, even if your control feels more like work than actual fun at times. Juggling resources and racing against the cycles of nature isn't for everyone. Though stages grow progressively harder, the game doesn't really have a climax to break up its even-keeled rhythm, making it less of a thundering ride and more of a blissfully Zen, workman-like process.
  5. Aug 3, 2011
    80
    Though the AI may not be the smartest, playing around with the elements is a lot of fun.
  6. Aug 14, 2011
    71
    From Dust feels not as a game, but as a humble experiment. It's almost like Ubisoft is testing the waters before diving in.
  7. Jul 26, 2011
    40
    From Dust needs a mouse, at the very least. It's hard enough to draw with a mouse - but most people can manage it to some extent. Painting mountains on the world with an Xbox Controller is utterly horrible. Worse still, the game suffers from the same sort of problems many RTS games do - scrolling around the game world isn't as intuitive as it should be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Jul 30, 2011
    10
    Brilliant execution. Amazing tech, addictive, gorgeous visuals and elemental simulations working hand in hand with game play. All I hope isBrilliant execution. Amazing tech, addictive, gorgeous visuals and elemental simulations working hand in hand with game play. All I hope is there is more DLC levels to come soon. Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2011
    10
    A brilliant game! Truly original and very accessible. The overall design of the game is gorgeous and there is some impressive technology atA brilliant game! Truly original and very accessible. The overall design of the game is gorgeous and there is some impressive technology at work to make the behaviour of fluids believable. I played it through to the end and wanted more. My only niggle is that a little more camera flexibility would have been welcome. Expand
  3. Jul 28, 2011
    10
    It's a great game pure and simple. It is a bit hard to control with the game pad but after the first few levels you get used to it and its notIt's a great game pure and simple. It is a bit hard to control with the game pad but after the first few levels you get used to it and its not a problem anymore. Its well worth the money.
    These poor user reviews are whinny BS. They are protesting DRM that doesn't apply to the game on Xbox, and a delay for the PC version. Grow up, seriously.
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  4. Jul 31, 2011
    9
    I played through the demo and immediately got the full game and then stayed up until 4am playing it. It has a nice difficulty curve, a solidI played through the demo and immediately got the full game and then stayed up until 4am playing it. It has a nice difficulty curve, a solid sense of progression and the ability to completely change the landscape by terra-forming with rivers or lava or just good old soil is awesome. Ignore Bily 84, he has reviewed the wrong game, THIS game is very, very good. The only reason I haven't given it a 10 is mainly to do with the camera controls but only on occasion and frogwipe is correct to say that sometimes, not often though, placing a pile of soil or lave atc can be tricky to get it in the right place. Thankfully, the physics often correct this for you as the grains of sand or droplets of water flow to roughly the place you wanted anyway. I have already recommended From Dust to friends, now I recommend it to you! Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    8
    Don't listen to the ra-tard complaining about the delayed release on the PC. This is good game. It's original, challenging, and entertaining.Don't listen to the ra-tard complaining about the delayed release on the PC. This is good game. It's original, challenging, and entertaining. I will agree to lesser degree about the controls...although not as bad as people say but it is sometimes tough to get a sand pile or build a wall precisely where you want it. But like others have suggested, you adapt and it's a non-issue after a few levels. If you like "Populous" style God games you won't be disappointed. It will be intersting to see where they take this conept (online multiplayer perhaps?) I just hope it sells well enough for them to build a sequal. I'm giving it an 8 just because the "no so percise" controls and lack of any type of multiplayer. Definate room to grow with this one and I look forward to it. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2013
    8
    A very enjoyable game for about $15. You play the force of nature helping inhabitants survive the,... well, forces of nature. It's actuallyA very enjoyable game for about $15. You play the force of nature helping inhabitants survive the,... well, forces of nature. It's actually a puzzle game that uses simulation of nature for solving. It's very original, challenging, and beautiful graphics and sound. Sometimes it would have been nice not to work so fast and enjoy your creation as you work, as when you are in close up view for better detail, your work progress goes twice as slow. Also it could have served better to have a "skip" on those opening sequence cut scenes every time you had to restart your puzzle. But an extremely worthwile game to download to your Xbox. Expand
  7. Feb 2, 2014
    1
    I really neat idea, that suffers from imprecise control, horrible pathfinding and a difficulty curve that rolls in on itself to create aI really neat idea, that suffers from imprecise control, horrible pathfinding and a difficulty curve that rolls in on itself to create a hangman's noose. For a brief moment you feel like this might be a fun little world-altering game, and then the game chokes your controller in half with endless lava flows and eruptions. As a result, the only option left is to delete this terrible game in frustration and disgust. Expand

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