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Generally favorable reviews- based on 371 Ratings

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  • Summary: [WiiWare] World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. [2D Boy]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    World of Goo is breathtakingly fresh while built on the foundations of genre classics. It offers a gentle challenge as you make your way through its seasonal chapters the first time, and then a fiendish one as you try to fathom quite how it's possible to attain the OCD targets.
  2. World of Goo should not be passed over by a single gamer. It is easily the best WiiWare game to date and, perhaps, one of the best this generation.
  3. Not only is World of Goo easily the best WiiWare release to date, it's also proof that you don't need a large development team or millions of dollars to create an outstanding video game. In an era of video gaming where style is often emphasized over substance, it's refreshing to see a title like World of Goo that somehow manages to feature an abundance of both.
  4. As clever as it is stylish, as darkly humourous as it is challenging and as infinitely playable as it is addictive, we simply love World Of Goo to pieces because it's everything that a good game should be.
  5. Though the game's downbeat point of view doesn't quite jibe with the gameplay, the puzzle setups are irresistible, and the physics impeccable.
  6. World of Goo pushes the downloadable game cliché out of the window, providing hours of dynamic and unique fun that a lot of fully priced releases fail to do. Get on sliming!
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    80
    A beautifully presented, elegantly constructed puzzle game that draws you in with its charm and personality, then keeps you playing with its addictive, inventive level design. [Christmas 2008, p.121]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. MatthewM.
    Oct 15, 2008
    10
    A truly amazing game. Elsewhere it has been likened to an old-school arcade game and this is quite true: it's initially tricky, but not A truly amazing game. Elsewhere it has been likened to an old-school arcade game and this is quite true: it's initially tricky, but not impossible, to complete the entire game in a few hours. But that's really just "unlocking" all of the levels and viewing the wonderfully bizarre story. The real game is about rescuing more and more goo from each level, refining and perfecting your efforts each time. Getting "Obsession Completion Distinction" for every level will take quite some time, even for the hardcore. The demo is finally available from 2DBoy.com, so anyone can try it out. Be aware, though: The first chapter (the whole first chapter is in the demo) is mostly laid-back tutorial levels. The weirdness proper begins in Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 is outright INSANE (in a good way). Nevertheless, it's one of the best demos out there. Plenty of levels to try out, and much fun to be had. Expand
  2. Schtef
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    Entertaining puzzle game which is different everything else I've been able to find. Multiplayer with more than 2 people can be Entertaining puzzle game which is different everything else I've been able to find. Multiplayer with more than 2 people can be frustrating but I believe that's due to communication, not game design. The goo balls are pretty cute in a static way and best of all, the humour on the signboards leaves you to figure out the level yourself, making it more challenging. Great game. Expand
  3. BrockJ.
    Oct 23, 2008
    10
    A great, HIGHLY addictive puzzle game. I spent 4 hours playing it the first day. There hasn't been a puzzle game this good since Tetris. A great, HIGHLY addictive puzzle game. I spent 4 hours playing it the first day. There hasn't been a puzzle game this good since Tetris. Proof that WiiWare can produce GREAT games that would otherwise not be widely available. Expand
  4. ScottW
    Mar 15, 2009
    10
    At a time when realistic 3-D violence seems to be the mantra, this is a refreshing and long overdue game. World of Goo is so addictive; we At a time when realistic 3-D violence seems to be the mantra, this is a refreshing and long overdue game. World of Goo is so addictive; we lost track of time and ran the Wii remote out of batteries! This is not another repackaged platforming or shooting game. It is so unique; it might create an entire new genre. Along with such titles as Pong, Tetris, Donkey Kong and Asteroids, this is destined to become a landmark game. Expand
  5. ArquimedesQuintero
    Oct 14, 2008
    10
    This is the best experience i've had with any wiiware title and even better than a bunch of retail ones. It is a must have.
    This really
    This is the best experience i've had with any wiiware title and even better than a bunch of retail ones. It is a must have.
    This really shows that you can make great things in Wiiware, if this 3-man team could pull this off, other development studios can do wonders in this platform. they are just not trying hard enough.
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  6. [Anonymous]
    Mar 28, 2009
    9
    This is an excellent game with very few flaws. It runs smoothly, looks nice, and has very solid gameplay. However, the controls can be a bit This is an excellent game with very few flaws. It runs smoothly, looks nice, and has very solid gameplay. However, the controls can be a bit off at times (more than once, I was unable to select a gooball that I needed in a certain time frame and failed the level), and it's rather short, but that's made up for by the fun and replayability. Just get it. Now. What are you waiting for? Do it! Expand
  7. Oct 19, 2010
    0
    Dumbest puzzle game ever. Waste of time and money. WTF are you people smoking? I'm insulted every minute I play this game. This crap is theDumbest puzzle game ever. Waste of time and money. WTF are you people smoking? I'm insulted every minute I play this game. This crap is the same things every smart phone has going on a zillion different times. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#7 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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#3 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008