Hack your way through brain scrambling puzzles while maneuvering through a thumb cramping maze of enemies.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (613 reviews) - 56% of the 613 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2012

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Reviews

"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.”
http://pc.mmgn.com/Articles/A-Virus-Named-Tom-Preview-Co-op-Addictio
"I bought it instantly - I'm completely in love with it"
- Jerry Holkins, Penny Arcade

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About This Game

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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP (sp2)
    • Memory: 500MB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c / Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • DirectX®:10
    • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
This is a mainly a Puzzle game.

The main story is about a docter who created TOM the virus to attack and hack the world of robots and machines.
As a way to take revange what they to the Doc.
So Tom needs to hack the world and to do say you need to defeat a lot of puzzles.
Game has a really nice extended story mode with some really nice OST to it.
Graphic part it looks really basic and nothing spelcial.
After some stages the game can be very difficoult and will give you a good challange.
I thought the game whas very nice of the the story mode as theme to it.

It's not the best puzzle game but it is a lot of fun playing this game.
I will give this game a 7/10 score.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Just as soon as I really started to like this game it slammed on the difficulty gas pedal and got frustrating really quick. As others have said there's too much going on. It's a shame. Very cool story, great production, great art, but the gameplay is too frustrating to get through more than the 30 minutes I played. Seriously if they patched out the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ spiders the game would genuinely be 1000 times better. You can't be a puzzle game, and an action game, and an agility game all at the same time.

Even beyond the spiders, getting a gold medal on the SECOND level requires robotic precision. I had to repeat it 10 times to get a gold medal. On The SECOND LEVEL! (as in, the second one in the robot dog) Come on now. The game has to be possible to beat.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
2/10 The game literally is a virus
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
This game is well crafted, however the mechanics are more twitch reaction based and less puzzle solving. Since the core goal is to alway solve the tile turning puzzle this becomes frustrating quickly. The developers tried to compensate by allowing the player to automatically skip levels, but this doesn't correct the core problem since the level after the one you skipped has the same problems.

If you have always wanted a twitch reaction tile puzzle game, this one may be perfect for you. Otherwise you may lose interest quickly, as I did.
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
Wow. I was really surprised at how unfun the gameplay actually was. Mixing up several different gaming styles – contemplative puzzling, timers and fast-paced enemy avoidance – apparently didn't pan out that well in this case.

The gameplay's two major inspirations would appear to be Qix and Pipe Mania (or the hacking puzzle in Bioshock, shudder). Instead of drawing lines like in Qix, you navigate a grid of Pipe Mania -type puzzle parts and manually rotate them one at a time while avoiding enemies.

I kind of want to like Tom – the writing's amusing and the production's solid. However, the core gameplay just isn't fun.
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