Great visual style.
Brilliant physics engine.
Clever physics-based gameplay.
Can lull you into a trance.
Levels are varied and fun.
Self Propulsion brings a new angle to gameplay.
Visual and music are calming and hypnotic.
Levels lack visual variety.
The gameplay and ambience dont always jibe.
Overall short game.
Sometimes you curse the self propulsion.
By Destructoid on November 02, 2009
Upon reading the title of this post, I assume you will have one of two reactions:1. What the hell is Osmos what is this crap why are you wasting my2. Didn't that game come out, like, almost three months ago?To which I would say, in order, "shut up"...85
By Games Radar on October 15, 2009
We’re typing this while the Osmos soundtrack gently moans from our speakers - a relaxing ambient soundscape that makes us feel like we’re floating. In the game, we really are floating. We’re a spherical microbe, fighting for survival...80
By Gaming Daily on September 17, 2009
In other words, playing Osmos was like getting knocked out by a sharp kick to the face from an eight year old. The premise is simple enough – you are a ball of organic matter, absorb smaller balls to get bigger. To move you eject small amounts of...83
By DarkZero on September 12, 2009
A lot of surprisingly distinctive games are now coming from indie developers through the medium of digital distribution. Osmos is a new indie title from Hemisphere Games.It’s one of these games that tries to sooth your soul as you play, something...80
By NowGamer on September 10, 2009
Osmos fits snugly into the growing genre of ‘Zen’ games: the music is entirely ambient, the visuals are soothingly minimalist, and the risk/reward mechanics demand a measured approach to the task at hand. However, there’s also...74
By Tech2 on September 04, 2009
Theres a simple joy in playing minimalistic physics-based games that are anchored on ingenious game engines. Osmos is one such treat thats developed by Hemisphere Games. The premise is simple - you gain control of a small ball of mass called a...80
By BrightHub on August 29, 2009
Read this review…80
By GameSpot on August 25, 2009
This crafty and calming puzzle game wont addict you, but it will lull you into the occasional trance....70
By Tech Olive on August 22, 2009
Normally, I try to keep “in the know” when it comes to indie games. I just love the amount of enthusiasm and imagination that can be found in them. When I was told about Osmos by the Olive’s biggest fan (you know who you are!), I had...70
By ZTGamerDomain.com on August 18, 2009
I didn't know this was a biology class!It's a nice change of pace to be able to review a smaller, more bit size game for once. Thankfully, Osmos turns out to be just the right palette wash that it has become my go to game when I have 15 minutes...85