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  • Summary: Eufloria is an ambient game of space exploration and conquest that employs surprising themes of plant growth and bio mechanical evolution. The game allows the player to explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is both unique and compelling. Eufloria's aesthetics areEufloria is an ambient game of space exploration and conquest that employs surprising themes of plant growth and bio mechanical evolution. The game allows the player to explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is both unique and compelling. Eufloria's aesthetics are reminiscent of children's books like "the little prince" and the gameplay is supported by an original ambient soundtrack by Brian Grainger. Gameplay revolves around conquering asteroids in space and using their resources to literally grow and nurture new semi-organic plants and creatures to do the player's bidding. The player is pitched again several teams of AI opponents that all vie for the same resources and can offer fierce opposition. [Steam] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. PC Gamer UK
    77
    An elegant and beautifully depicted strategy game that feels logical but fresh. Even if it is a little late to bloom. [Christmas 2009, p.110]
  2. PC PowerPlay
    70
    An easy-to-play casual RTS. Starts a bit slow but the stylised graphics and immersive sound keep you hooked. [Jan 2010, p.81]
  3. games(TM)
    70
    Eufloria is significantly more expensive than many games of this type, but it will eat into your life more efficiently than most of them. [Christmas 2009, p.114]
  4. Even if the game is charming and fascinating, talking about the gameplay Eufloria isn't able to appeal the player and, worst, to challenge him.
  5. PC Zone UK
    63
    Curious, patient gamers add 20. [Mar 2010, p.81]
  6. PC Format
    60
    Pleasant enough, but it feels like little more than a glorified iPhone game. [Christmas 2009, p.95]
  7. Eufloria is tough, but not impossible, to love. You may have to fight through (or altogether ignore) the campaign mode to get to the good stuff, and even then you may spend more time waiting and micromanaging than you'd like, but I can't possibly deny the strength of Eufloria's most basic design choices.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. May 10, 2012
    10
    I can't understand why critics had so many mixed opinions. To my mind, this is one of those games which is a complete concept, and nothing isI can't understand why critics had so many mixed opinions. To my mind, this is one of those games which is a complete concept, and nothing is to be added, removed, or altered. It has solid style, simple idea, gameplay with great tactical possibilities, and also it can be very addictive. Absolutely great game, and it is even more amazing that two people created such a polished product. Expand
  2. DanA
    Jan 1, 2010
    10
    Really awesome game. Art style is awesome and it's a simple and fun game to just pick up and play.
  3. Apr 8, 2011
    10
    10.0 Beautiful, simple, strategic, poetic, intelligent... A very good game. No need of strong hardware... I'd like that game editors take in10.0 Beautiful, simple, strategic, poetic, intelligent... A very good game. No need of strong hardware... I'd like that game editors take in account about my review :) Expand
  4. Feb 9, 2012
    8
    this game is quite fun, there may be times of repetitiveness but extra features such as the lazer mine keeps things mixed up and morethis game is quite fun, there may be times of repetitiveness but extra features such as the lazer mine keeps things mixed up and more unpredictable. overall, it's pretty nice Expand
  5. CaseyM
    Dec 29, 2009
    8
    Great game if you ask me, I don't see why so many critics didn't like it.
  6. Jun 14, 2017
    7
    It's an RTS where you capture nodes with tiny, all-similar units. There are plenty of games like this on mobile nowadays, but this one isIt's an RTS where you capture nodes with tiny, all-similar units. There are plenty of games like this on mobile nowadays, but this one is probably better than most of it successors. It's a good game, but it's not excellent.

    The good:
    - nice graphics, though you will spend most of your time playing at zoomed-out view, and won't see the pretty pictures
    - pleasant music
    - the game has a few extra features (like defensive towers, an upgraded version of the basic unit and a few more) which make the gameplay less primitive than it usually is in this type of an RTS game

    The so-so:
    - the gameplay of capturing nodes is satisfying, but for a fan of strategy games it really lacks complexity. Such games work fine on mobile, but on PC they feel too underwhelming
    - the levels are relatively easy, but level 16 is a sudden jump of difficulty. It's designed like a puzzle where you need to retry a lot, learn what the scripted waves of enemies do and where they go. The scripted events keep the game difficult enough to not slide into boredom, but the basic AI is pretty average
    - you can't skip levels. Well, instead you can press "Stuck?" button to read a hint, which only proves that levels are designed more like puzzles.

    The bad:
    - you can't easily see how many units are in a given node - usually such games show a number. You have to keep selecting the nodes all the time to just keep track of the situation. There is also no notification when a node reaches a population limit

    It's a small game which in 2017 feels like it was designed for iPad. You will have fun with it for a day, but the lack of depth won't let you stay with it for longer or replay any completed level. Grab the iOS version instead.
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  7. Nov 20, 2013
    3
    I have absolutely no idea what I have just played, but please officially recognise this as a major anti-recommendation! This is clearly someI have absolutely no idea what I have just played, but please officially recognise this as a major anti-recommendation! This is clearly some sort of obscure tower defence and attack game that has been applied to some kind of plant! Needless to say it’s one of the utmost boring video games I have ever played in my life! Not being a fan of strategy tower defence games; I didn't have much in way of expectations but the game feels completely empty… I have no idea if that’s the style of game they were going for with some isolation feel, but it just didn't work and the game was just such an empty unfulfilled experience with repetitive actions and nothing really interesting happening! Expand

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