From Dust for PC
PC - Windows

From Dust

Aug 17, 2011
7.04
playscore
Average
2577th of 26271

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Content Rating: Everyone10+

Summary

Created by famed French videogame designer Eric Chahi, this mysterious game tells of a world in terrible disorder, one that only you can set right again. Commanding the world around you as a child in a sandbox, players will help their people resist, expand and migrate so they can accomplish their quest to find a safe place in a land ravaged by the violent and catastrophic ways of Nature.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 920 or 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 or better
  • Memory: 3 GB DDR3
  • Graphics: 512 MB Geforce 9 or Radeon HD 4000 (*see supported list)
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB
  • Sound: 5.1 sound card
  • Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

    ATI RADEON HD 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 series

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 series

    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

    Crossfire or SLI-equipped systems may run the game but are not supported. It is recommended to use a single card while playing From Dust.
    * This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1)
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+
  • Memory: 1.5 GB (Windows XP) / 2 GB (Windows Vista/Windows 7)
  • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (*see supported list)
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 4 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card
  • Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller
    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

    ATI RADEON HD 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 series

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 series

    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

    Crossfire or SLI-equipped systems may run the game bu

Critic Reviews

5 Reviews
7.54
Tom FrancisAug 19, 2011
A gorgeous and rich land-sculpting simulation that’s lovely to tinker with, but often buggy and stressful to play. Between that and the absentminded villagers, you can spend more of your time wrestling against From Dust's usability problems then the elements. Thank God it's fresh, beautiful and fascinating enough to be worth it.
Chris WattersAug 18, 2011
From Dust doesn't offer the heady feeling of omnipotence, but it's a lot of fun to have to contend with the greater forces of nature as you try to exert your influence over this raw, lovely world. The churning sea, the flowing lava, and the burgeoning forests create a vivid sense of life that is amplified by the light percussion, ambient music, and lively animal vocalizations. Though this PC port suffered some bumps in the transition, and the gameplay can still be uneven and finicky at times, it's definitely worth taking up the manipulator's mantle in From Dust.
Mike RoseJul 29, 2011
Still, From Dust really is an experience you need to have. There are plenty of levels, a challenge mode to tackle, and lots of secrets to find. Plus, you haven’t really ever played anything like this before. Sure, Black and White let you chuck people around, but From Dust lets you dump mounds of earth on them, then drown them all in a tsunami. You surely can’t turn that opportunity down.

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