You can't save the whole world. It's going to be eaten by a mythological demon with the head of a fish. But as a puppet that absorbs all it touches, you can try to rescue as much of Earth's greatness as you can before the end arrives. In the beginning, you roam the Earth, capable of absorbing only the tiniest of objects.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (406 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 25, 2008
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About This Game

You can't save the whole world. It's going to be eaten by a mythological demon with the head of a fish. But as a puppet that absorbs all it touches, you can try to rescue as much of Earth's greatness as you can before the end arrives.

In the beginning, you roam the Earth, capable of absorbing only the tiniest of objects. A glass marble you collect becomes your head, and a pair of jellybeans becomes your hands. Small creatures overwhelm you, with rats kicking you around and golden retrievers threatening to stomp you to pieces. But with every object you collect, your puppet self grows larger. Eventually, you'll become a towering behemoth with fire engines for arms and the ability to absorb entire buildings.

The Wonderful End of the World takes you through 12 unique locations, with over a thousand treasures to gather before the end comes. Steal some sweets from the candy store, where gummi fish swim in a blueberry river; visit a surrealist library to find that the words have literally leapt out of their books; and explore the Megalopolis, where you'll watch a lively end-of-the-world parade and then gobble it up before making your way to grab the tallest skyscraper ever built.

  • 10 achievements for exploring and unlocking secret areas of the game
  • 12 unique locations to explore
  • 3 gameplay modes: Timed, Timeless, and Exploration
  • 16 bouncy music tracks keep the action rocking. Or bopping.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
    • Processor: 1.5GHz
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: DX9 compatible 3D card
    • DirectX Version: 9.0c
    • Sound: DX9 compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 220MB
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Pre-Release Review
It's not original or even very well implemented… but damn the core gameplay concept is fun nonetheless. There's only a handful of hours of play here, so the 9.99 price is a bit galling. If you can buy it on sale, it's a quick and easy game to get 100% achievements.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Pre-Release Review
I acquired this game as a part of the Potato Sack bundle, and only played it originally as it tied into the Potato Alternate Reality Game that lead up to the release of Portal 2.

I didn't expect much from The Wonderful End of the World going in, but I was pleasently surprised to find a simple yet charming game, that provided a couple of hours of mindless fun. In terms of gameplay, it is often compared to the Katamari games, though much more simplistic.

I wouldn't recommend the game at full price as I believe that £7 is a little too much to ask for <4 Hours of relatively simple gameplay. If you can get it as part of a bundle, or on deep discount, then it's good for a couple hours of simple fun, though it won't be setting the World on fire anytime soon.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Pre-Release Review
Reason why I bought and played this game because it was for Portal 2 ARG. Good Game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Nothing extra, but its fun to play with.
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64 of 92 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
If you've ever wanted to play a Katamari game, I highly recommend that you do so. They're full of charm, great visual design & music, and a unique, intuitive control scheme.

If, on the other hand, you would like to play a game which has none of those things, this may be right up your alley.
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