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Generally favorable reviews- based on 383 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]
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  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: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Esposch.
    Oct 18, 2008
    10
    From time to time, a random game you stumble across impresses you a lot (65 Million and 1 BC, Clean Asia! etc.) This is one of them. If youFrom time to time, a random game you stumble across impresses you a lot (65 Million and 1 BC, Clean Asia! etc.) This is one of them. If you don't buy this game, you are missing out on the best download of 2008, and we wouldn't want that, would we? 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. ChrisJ.
    Oct 24, 2008
    10
    This game is amazing, if you liked portal or braid this is definately a must buy. Artistic graphics look wonderful. Music is stellar. Physics This game is amazing, if you liked portal or braid this is definately a must buy. Artistic graphics look wonderful. Music is stellar. Physics based gameplay is top notch. There is no reason not to purchase this game. Expand
  4. [anonymous]
    Jan 2, 2010
    10
    This is a truly amazing game, full of addicting puzzles and a very original way of building towards your goal. And all that was made by just This is a truly amazing game, full of addicting puzzles and a very original way of building towards your goal. And all that was made by just 2 people and $10,000.00. This is really worth your money, and it's only $15. 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. TitaniumDragon
    Jun 9, 2009
    9
    A very good game for $15, World of Goo is an enjoyable puzzle game. Some complain about the length, but I think that's somewhat A very good game for $15, World of Goo is an enjoyable puzzle game. Some complain about the length, but I think that's somewhat unjustified; you get 1 hour of gameplay per $1-2, and that's not bad. The puzzles are challenging enough to be interesting, but not so hard as to be frustrating; the OCDs (the achievements, more or less) are tougher and fun enough to try for to bring you some amount of addition fun out of the game. It is true that it has little replay value, but that's okay - you get good enough value for your dollar already. The music is quite decent, and the humor in the game is amusing. The overall look and feel is quite good as well. The game really has only three flaws. Firstly, the freeform tower is limited to only three hundred goo balls for no apparent reason. While I'm sure it has something to do with engine limitations, it is disappointing. Secondly, there is no reward for getting the OCDs - you get them, you get a little flag, but that's it. I was hoping for an unlockable level or something. Thirdly, sometimes it is troublesome to grab the goo ball you want, which is frustrating when it happens. Overall though, the game is very good, and it is worth the $15 it costs. 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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#8 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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#3 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008