Hack your way through brain scrambling puzzles while maneuvering through a thumb cramping maze of enemies.
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Utgivningsdatum: 1 aug, 2012

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Contains a copy of A Virus Named TOM and the Soundtrack


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"its clever take on puzzle gameplay is likely something you’ve never encountered; a bizarre, yet compelling hybrid"
- http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/02/a-virus-named-tom-review
“The most addictive co-op game we’ve played since Portal 2.”
"I bought it instantly - I'm completely in love with it"
- Jerry Holkins, Penny Arcade

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A perfect place. A city without traffic. A dog that doesn't poop. All products of the brilliant mind of Dr. X, but hell hath no fury like a mad scientist fired by a giant corporation. In this unique action-puzzler you take control of TOM, a virus created for one purpose: revenge.

Hack your way through brain scrambling puzzles while maneuvering through a thumb cramping maze of enemies. Team up through over 50 cooperative levels in what MMGN is calling "The most addictive co-op game we've played since Portal 2." And if the over 100 levels aren't enough, you and your friends can destroy each other again and again in battle mode to determine just who is the supreme virus.

Key Features:

  • Single Player mode with over 50 levels across 6 distinct areas
  • Cooperative mode (for up to 4 players) with over 50 additional levels in which "friendships will be destroyed"
  • Battle for supreme virus-itude by battling your friends in Battle Mode
  • Evolving mechanics which ratchet up the difficulty from lollipop to soul crushing
  • An animated tale full of dark humor, malfunctioning robots, and little girl screams


Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Operativsystem:Windows XP (sp2)
    • Minne: 500MB RAM
    • Grafik:Direct X 9.0c / Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hårddisk:350 MB hårddiskutrymme
    • Minne: 1GB RAM
    • DirectX®:10
    • Hårddisk:350 MB hårddiskutrymme
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, Lion strongly recommended. 32/64-bit
    • CPU: Dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM, 4GB RAM strongly recommended
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB HD space
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC is NOT required.
    • CPU: Dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2GB RAM, 4GB RAM strongly recommended.
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB HD space
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4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 juni
I really do want to recommend this game. The aesthetics, the humor, the character design of T.O.M., the snazzy soundtrack (the one positive thing I got from this game) are fantastic, but ultimately the gameplay is where the game fails to understand itself.

If you have played the demo, you might actually find the game interesting and fun with the pipe-linking puzzle game AVNT wants you to believe it is. But once you get to the middle of the second area/world/device, the game suddenly forgets the methological approach.

The main problem with this game is it wants you to take your time to figure out the puzzles, yet it also rushes you to solve the solutions as your health is your time-limit. Some levels will slowly degrade your health while others will rely on you manuevering around enemies to absorb more health. And you have to complete the puzzle while doing that as well.

What makes the gameplay worse is it makes you work under a clock to solve puzzles where you CAN'T see your progress. There is a mechanic introduced fairly early that hides the grid away from you unless you can set it up to be activated by the other pipes. So that means you have to brute force your way to completion. But some levels seem to demand that you memorize each level, THEN do it as quick as possible while not getting hurt and losing time/health.

Some might argue that the skip-tokens let you get past those frustrating levels, but the game just continues to get more frustrating for all the wrong reasons. The challenges at the start of the game do not prepare you for the trials towards the end. I couldn't even imagine trying to convince someone to play cooperative with me on the later levels.

Controls. The best way I can explain my problem with the controls is that I always feel tied to an anchor. Whether you use a controller or the keyboard, you have to hold a button down to interact with a section of the grid. Combine this mechanic with having to dodge enemies quickly and you'll find yourself stuck on the same paths or you'll accidently slide into an enemy you were trying to avoid.

If there is A Virus Named TOM 2, however slim the possibility is, I hope the devs choose one type of puzzle or the other. Testing your reflexes or testing your puzzle-solving is fine, but testing both at the same time is a challenge in frustration, not of fair difficulty.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 juni
Just plain boring and brainless.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
3 av 4 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
3.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 september
A Virus Named Tom is very similar to the hacking puzzle game in the Bioshock games, however this game is not based on strategy or puzzle solving but more on your reaction response to avoid enemies and other obstacles, which makes the game not fun at all. There's also a time limit on each level which gets reduced each time you die, when the level restarts none of your progress is saved which makes replaying a level very frustrating... some levels I beat based off of just pure luck.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 augusti
Got old really fast.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 augusti
I really wanted to like this game. Pipe Dream was one of my favorite games of my childhood. That's why I picked up this game. But the game relies heavily on quick player reactions. This would not be a big problem if the controls were more responsive or more intuitive (played with keyboard). It makes it frustrating sometimes. Especially when the stages have so many damn spiders.

Not a bad game. But I could not enjoy my time with it.
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