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Score Breakdown Based on 759 ratings
  1. 10 (72)
  2. 9 (121)
  3. 8 (226)
  4. 7 (137)
  5. 6 (77)
  6. 5 (44)
  7. 4 (27)
  8. 3 (18)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (28)

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  • User Rating 7.5

    From Dust Would Be Beautiful If It Weren't So Darn Annoying

    Rated on February 19, 2012 by fmobliv06

    As volcanoes spread their fiery wrath across one side of the map and torrential downpours flood the river basin on the other side, the desperate villagers march unfazed towards the large totem in the ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Very fun, with some flaws.

    Rated on July 27, 2011 by Ubernerd12

    I've been waiting a little while now for this game, and I can say safely that it was worth the wait. From Dust lets you be a god, known as the Breath, over a small tribe who have forgotten how to tame...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Interesting concept, mixed with some frantic gameplay. From dust is here to settle your minor god complex.

    Rated on July 28, 2011 by derekablackburn

    From Dust so far has been a love hate relationship, I love the game, my villagers probably hate my inability to keep them alive at most points during the game. Visually this is a great looking game, e...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    Interesting engine/mechanics, but relies on cheap scripted events. It's no Populous...

    Rated on July 30, 2011 by Pyrosa

    As a life-long fan of Populous, Powermonger, Sim-Anything, and all the Civ games, I rushed to buy this. Indeed, the physics and elements engine is quite satisfying to play with for awhile. But the ga...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5

    From Dust is out and about, but is it what we thought it would be?

    Rated on July 31, 2011 by McBraas

    By first glance it would seem as if From Dust puts you in the position of god, having an ability to shape the land as you see fit - but does it really? A small spoiler: You aren't actually god. The...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    From Dust is finally something original in a market full of rehashes and remakes.

    Rated on July 31, 2011 by agentpheonix

    Hello gamers! Ready for another review? Well I hope so, because this week I have another full review for the recently released title From Dust, which is the second installment of the Summer of Arcade ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Obsessed

    Rated on August 02, 2011 by drtacks37

    What a welcome breath of fresh air. In From Dust, I didn't have to shoot anyone! In fact, the object of the game is to SAVE people! I won't bother talking about it's faults, as you can read that in th...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Dazzling visuals and satisfying gameplay aside, From Dust is too shallow to outlast it's brief campaign.

    Rated on August 16, 2011 by Stefanomical

    I had only learnt that From Dust existed around three weeks ago when looking over impending releases on Xbox Live Arcade, but I was immediately intrigued. Controlling the elements to guide a tribe thr...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    From Dust offers a fun if sometimes frustrating opportunity to play as a god.

    Rated on August 05, 2011 by sixgears2

    It has been a long, hot summer for everyone this year. Unfortunately, it's been especially long for gamers. It seems like nothing of interest has really released for several months now, leaving most o...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A beautiful, relaxing Xbox Live Arcade game

    Rated on August 30, 2011 by Sticker704

    There certainly isn't a game on XBLA like From Dust with the tsunami wave of shooters and boring XBLA arcade games recently, From Dust is a nice fresh of decent fresh air Speaking of tsunami's From...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.