• From Dust
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  • Gorgeous landscapes.
  • Impressive sandbox physics are fun to fiddle with.
  • Lots of room for creative solutions.


  • Poor tribesman pathfinding can ruin some missions.
  • Awkward camera angles hamper navigation.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC World on 60

Last year's notorious PC port of this long- awaited God game returns slick, shiny, and...

By DarkZero on 80

Published September 11th 2011. Written by Owen Grieve. From Dust is a game about man’s powerlessness in the face of nature. To be precise, it is a game about Eric Chahi’s vision of man’s powerlessness in the face of nature. Following the eventual...

By ign.com on 85

From Dust is memorable, beautiful and unique, something that stays in your mind long after you’ve moved on to something else. It’s a game that’s as fascinating to watch as it is to play, a thought-provoking spin on the power fantasies of the...

By Ocaholic on

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By itreviews.com on 60

Ubisoft's latest offering is a downloadable strategy god game with a shamanic (or some might say hippy) vibe - but controversy surrounding Ubisoft's promise not to employ digital rights management (DRM) anti-piracy protection on the title has meant...

By GameSpy on 80

Pros: Gorgeous landscapes; impressive sandbox physics are fun to fiddle with; lots of room for creative solutions.

Cons: Poor tribesman pathfinding can ruin some missions; awkward camera angles hamper navigation.

By PC Gamer on 73

A gorgeous and rich land-sculpting simulation that’s lovely to tinker with, but often buggy and stressful to...

By Total Video Games on 90

Truly a must-have XBLA game, From Dust can hold its head up high amongst the likes of Limbo, Braid, and Super Meat Boy – much like those platformers, Eric Chahi's long-awaited return has brought back a sadly forgotten gaming genre and given it a fresh...

By Techworld on

Smaller in scope than perhaps could have been hoped for, and occasionally struggles to reconcile its puzzle-based challenges with its terraforming-based mechanics, but From Dust is a strange, smart and ever-changing...

By GameZone on 70

Well, there is, but it would be in your best interest to pack some patience when you start this game. Not only is being a god tricky when it comes to completing each part of the story (and the additional challenges), but the ineptitude of your...

By Strategy Informer on 85

Video games are one of the only available mediums which allow us to feel like a god, whether it's bagging a 25 kill-streak or topping an arcade game leaderboard. When games take it that one step further and actually put you in the role of a god, it's...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

Populous n'a sans doute pas encore trouvé son successeur mais From Dust n'en est pas loin. Rafraîchissant, le jeu d'Ubisoft fait renaître un genre de jeu vidéo très peu exploité ces 10 dernières...

International Review By PCWorld France on

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International Review By Magnus.de on

Nach dem phänomenalen Erfolg von Peter Molyneuxs ("Fable") Amiga- und Atari-ST-Hit "Populous" war die Götter-Simulation jahrelang in aller Munde: Die Idee von einem filigran gestalteten Kleinstkosmos, der wie eine Modelllandschaft vor dem Spieler...

International Review By giga.de on

Wie eingangs bereits erwähnt, ist die Bezeichnung “Götter-Simulation” für From Dust eigentlich etwas irreführend. Wir spielen hier nicht DAS Überwesen, das alles kontrolliert. Wir sind vielmehr eine Art Umwelt-Designer, der die Naturgewalten zum Wohle...

International Review By bright.nl on

Als een god vorm je het land om je heen. From Dust is een spel voor wie als kind overuren draaide in de zandbak. In From Dust ben je niet iets tastbaars. Je wordt in het begin van het spel beschreven als de wind, een stille speler op de achtergrond van...

International Review By Computer Bild on

Gebirge anhäufen, Seen erschaffen, Vulkane bändigen, Menschen retten – „From Dust“ ist ein göttlicher Sandkasten für große...