• Osmos
81
Based on 13 scores, 13 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Great visual style.
  • Calming soundtrack.
  • Brilliant physics engine.

Cons:

  • Levels lack visual variety.
  • The gameplay and ambience dont always jibe.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Destructoid on 85

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"...

By Games Radar on 80

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...

By Gaming Daily on 83

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...

By DarkZero on 80

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...

By NowGamer on 74

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...

By Tech2 on 80

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...

By BrightHub on 80

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By GameSpot on 70

This crafty and calming puzzle game wont addict you, but it will lull you into the occasional trance....

By Tech Olive on 70

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...

By ZTGamerDomain.com on 85

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...

By Armchair Empire on 85

Quirky indie game Osmos from relatively new developer Hemisphere Games seems like a completely harmless, relaxingly soothing casual title featuring pretty-colored glowing orbs/celestial bodies along with easy-to-understand, seemingly...

By PC Advisor on 80

Osmos is the antithesis of the modern mania for crash, bang, wallop gaming. Its simply, good-looking and smart. And it could well be addictive. Ian Harac...

International Review By GamingXP on 95

Jeder der noch nie den Traum gehabt hat (ich gehe davon aus, dass diesen Traum noch niemand hatte), ein kleines Teilchen zu sein und sich der mikrokosmischen Völlerei hinzugeben, sollte spätestens jetzt damit anfangen. Denn wer sich darauf...