In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence.
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Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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Reviews

"There's only one word to describe the game: terrific! Lucasarts from Germany!"
88/100 – GameStar

"A brilliantly absurd story, a fitting comic style and strong speakers."
90/100 – GamingXP

"Deponia's tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven.“
80/100 – Gamespot

About This Game

Daedalic Entertainment, once called “Lucasarts from Germany“ by the GameStar magazine, invites the players into a fantastic comedy adventure that revolves around a crazy love story of Rufus and Goal.

In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence. He is part of the lowest social class, doomed to live his life in literal mountains of trash. He hopes for an opportunity to get into the world of the rich, who live in a floating city high above the clouds. Fate seems to smile on the snotty good-for-nothing when one day the attractive lady named Goal from the higher sector plummets into one of the trash heaps. Rufus decides to help the young woman out by taking her back to her husband. When he notices that Goal's husband is a dead ringer for himself, he hatches a diabolical scheme to gain access to the upper world. However, things don't work out quite as planned, since he has feelings for the beauty which limits his usual unscrupulousness.

Help Rufus, the poor boy from the junkyard, to win over the girl from heaven. Only with this rich girl from his dreams he might be able to escape Deponia and, unexpectedly, to save the planet.

Key Features:

  • Unique comic style with hand-drawn HD resolution 2D graphics

  • Bizarre characters and wacky humor

  • Challenging puzzles and hours of dialogue

  • Unique universe in the tradition of Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Terry Pratchett (Discworld) and Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama)

  • From the creators of the award-winning games Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes and The Whispered World

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HDD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HDD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:MacOS X Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3.5 GB HDD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Linux x86_64
    • Processor:2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive:1.8 GB HDD space
    • Sound:OpenAL compatible
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katoni91
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Gorgeous artwork, an ok story
However, absolutely no logic to the puzzles. A bunch of random clicking to try to solve them. I wouldn't have made it as far as I had with out using a tutorial.... Might just watch someone else play it to save time.

3.5/10
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Dexsana
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I absolutely adore this game. It's hilarious, it makes you think and it doesn't really have any puzzles in it that absolutely make you think to the point of Sierra logic. The voice work is great, the art style is timeless and I'd put this up toward one of my favorite point and click style of games. I can't really think of any flaws to the game. I even appreciate that if you press the Space Bar, it highlights everything thats interactable on the screen.
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GreenHands
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Pretty fun point and click game. The puzzles and the controls are pretty straightforward.
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OldOll94
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It's a good story and the artwork is great, it's just the puzzles have little rationality behind them sometimes. Example (LITTLE SPOILER) how would anyone know that a pair of handcuffs could hold open a big hatch? still would recommend though, you just might have to spend several minutes clicking random objects because all your logical thinking hasn't fully completed the task.
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pathophage
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Fairly tedious, obnoxious characters, puzzles aren't all logical enough to actually be puzzles (just try combining everything until something works is not the same thing as figuring something out), dialog takes forever, offensive depiction of a transgendered person for humor. Nice artwork, but that's about it.
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Peterroxible
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I've played a great deal of point and click games in my life, and this series definitely is at the top of my list. The dialogue/monologue is well thought out, witty, and funny many times. The story is absolutely amazing in my opinion. Game mechanics are great. I also enjoyed the soundtracks of the game a great deal as well. Overall, the best point and click game you could possibly buy.
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BOT Curry
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
If you like point and click games this is right up your alley. It has the same charm and humor of the point and click greats. The main character is a huge jerk and can say some pretty offensive comments, but it doesn't ruin the game or anything and just understand he's an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ so you won't be triggered.
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Wafia
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Coming from a background of Spy Fox games and other point and click adventures, Deponia is a great series with plenty of puzzles and excruciatingly interesting plot. If you like any of the Humongous Entertainment games from your childhood or coming in fresh to the genre or just yearning for a great story overall, I sincerely recommend the Deponia series.

Pros:

The art direction for the game is absoutely enjoyable and unique with everything retaining detail to backgrounds and foregrounds and character design. Simply eye candy.

Soundtrack is astonishingly marvelous, very catchy and not too repetitive like elevator music. Every scene is accompanied by amazing music making the atmosphere pop in any mood or situation.

Deponia is filled with unique and lovable characters, all of them serving a purpose to the game in some way. The main character is a lovable jerk that can be easily attatched to. Plenty of dialogue to compliment the characters as well as the very well done voice acting to top it all off to complete the characters.

The intriguing storyline and plot is probably the best selling point of this game (ofc its an adventure game) along with its great sense of humor. The univerese of the Deponia series was well crafted and it's obvious that the developers poured heart and soul into making Deponia make sense and rotating the cogs of this complicated universe. It serves as a motivation to finish puzzles to get to the end.

Cons:

The puzzles in this game can be either simple, difficult or just frustrating that you want to pull your hairs out. A good chunk of the puzzles are not built on logical reasoning and consists of clicking everywhere until something happens. I've spent a good few hours trying to figure out answers to puzzles that didn't make any sense. Without following a walkthrough or being the luckiest person in the world, you can be easily spending hours upon hours trying to figure out the solutions.


Overall this game is a must play

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motricoman
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
hahaha you want to have a good time with your friend? play this game while drinking.

most of all the artstyle is soo good, perfect for a point and click game and the theme of the game itself,Garbage land.
Voice over is also superb, dialogs are interesting and the story is CRAZY WEIRD hahaha But I love it.

the only thing I don't like, the Answers to the Puzzle are not logical(trial and error most of the time),and oh my gawdd! the things that you can interact with are soo hard to find(if you're not using the Thingy finder)

soo honestly, it's kinda hard to recomend :p but if you're just looking a crazy Point and Click game, try this one.(hahaha and enjoy the Voice over conversation)
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Augerz
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Funny, interesting and good story it's what i like in this type of games. 10/10.
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70 of 73 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Deponia
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: Point & Click; Adventure; Charming; Funny
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 5-9 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Deponia is a highly entertaining point-and-click misadventure with lovable characters, an interesting world, and wacky humor. If you like adventure games and goofy narratives, then look no further. It should be a pretty easy game to enjoy for most fans of the genre.

The crazy characters and zany game-world combined with the pleasing art style and soundscape make Deponia charming and atmospheric. This alluring ambiance is definitely the backbone of the game. And as everything else falls into place, the overall presentation of the game just exudes an aura of “enjoyability” that is hard to defy.

Interestingly, the music and sound effects really play a much larger than usual role in the establishment of the ambiance. Relatedly, even the voice-acting in this game is not only well above the standard for the genre, but also objectively well performed. The end result shows how these elements can really help elevate the overall presentation of a game when they’re handled with care.

As far as gameplay goes: it is pretty standard for the genre. The puzzles are decently challenging and mostly fair; although some of the solutions don’t really make sense in terms of real-world thinking. You must remember to think in terms of the wacky logic of the game-world when solving puzzles. Sometimes it can be a little frustrating because it is hard to think like that. I suppose that if you get truly flabbergasted, you could always check a guide. Regardless of how you make it past the confusing parts, the rest of the presentation of the game is well worth experiencing.

So if you are a fan of point-and-click games, Deponia should be a good bet for you. You definitely should beware of the outside-the-box (inside-the-game) logic, but in my opinion, it is one of the features of the game that makes it unique and worth playing.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Had hoped this would be a modern Day of the Tentacle, but no. Main character is fundamentally unlikable. Puzzles solved by randomly clicking on objects. Gave up once I realised I wouldn't solve it without a telepathic link to the developer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Funny, interesting and good story it's what i like in this type of games. 10/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I've played a great deal of point and click games in my life, and this series definitely is at the top of my list. The dialogue/monologue is well thought out, witty, and funny many times. The story is absolutely amazing in my opinion. Game mechanics are great. I also enjoyed the soundtracks of the game a great deal as well. Overall, the best point and click game you could possibly buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Coming from a background of Spy Fox games and other point and click adventures, Deponia is a great series with plenty of puzzles and excruciatingly interesting plot. If you like any of the Humongous Entertainment games from your childhood or coming in fresh to the genre or just yearning for a great story overall, I sincerely recommend the Deponia series.

Pros:

The art direction for the game is absoutely enjoyable and unique with everything retaining detail to backgrounds and foregrounds and character design. Simply eye candy.

Soundtrack is astonishingly marvelous, very catchy and not too repetitive like elevator music. Every scene is accompanied by amazing music making the atmosphere pop in any mood or situation.

Deponia is filled with unique and lovable characters, all of them serving a purpose to the game in some way. The main character is a lovable jerk that can be easily attatched to. Plenty of dialogue to compliment the characters as well as the very well done voice acting to top it all off to complete the characters.

The intriguing storyline and plot is probably the best selling point of this game (ofc its an adventure game) along with its great sense of humor. The univerese of the Deponia series was well crafted and it's obvious that the developers poured heart and soul into making Deponia make sense and rotating the cogs of this complicated universe. It serves as a motivation to finish puzzles to get to the end.

Cons:

The puzzles in this game can be either simple, difficult or just frustrating that you want to pull your hairs out. A good chunk of the puzzles are not built on logical reasoning and consists of clicking everywhere until something happens. I've spent a good few hours trying to figure out answers to puzzles that didn't make any sense. Without following a walkthrough or being the luckiest person in the world, you can be easily spending hours upon hours trying to figure out the solutions.


Overall this game is a must play

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
hahaha you want to have a good time with your friend? play this game while drinking.

most of all the artstyle is soo good, perfect for a point and click game and the theme of the game itself,Garbage land.
Voice over is also superb, dialogs are interesting and the story is CRAZY WEIRD hahaha But I love it.

the only thing I don't like, the Answers to the Puzzle are not logical(trial and error most of the time),and oh my gawdd! the things that you can interact with are soo hard to find(if you're not using the Thingy finder)

soo honestly, it's kinda hard to recomend :p but if you're just looking a crazy Point and Click game, try this one.(hahaha and enjoy the Voice over conversation)
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141 of 164 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Daedalic is no LucasArts, not being backed by some insanely popular moneymaking franchises that rhyme with Mar Bars or Diana Clones. But the LucasArts we knew isn’t coming back, so I suspect it’s a good try it if you’ve got a hankering for that style of gameplay (with a similar amount of difficulty).

In contrast to its clear inspirations found in series such as Monkey Island, it suffers from production iffiness issues such as variable voice acting and animation quality (in the English version, there are some nasty translation-isms throughout, and multiple lines of that sort where they clearly stressed a word in a sentence that wasn’t the one that should have been stressed), as well as an indecisiveness as to what constitutes an appropriate style of fourth-wall breaking.

Much to the game’s credit, however, the setting is a unique junkyard world and the protagonist Rufus (at least at the start) is more the sort of guy you might expect a point-and-click adventure game kleptomaniac vandal to be: a near-irredeemable jerk. Unfortunately, people are all too willing to point this out to his face, which sometimes works in the story’s favor and sometimes doesn’t. Moreover, there are a lot of artistic details in the world that you simply can’t click on and have Rufus snark about, which is something of a must to get a real feel for an adventure game world’s presence.

One thing that is much nicer than typical old-school examples is that you don’t have to do the pixel-hunting if you don’t want to (hold space to see the interactive spots), and most of the time, you don’t have to watch a slow walk animation just to explore the map (double-click to fast forward through navigational arrows).

Finally, the game is kind of crashy in a few spots (at least the Mac version is), so you may want to do some saving on top of the auto-saving. Some achievements are skippable, but at least one achievement guide in the Steam community is relatively spoiler free.

For all its flaws, the game is usually about as funny as it thinks it is, so at least I can say I enjoyed it. Nonetheless, this game has some mature humor, so don’t get too fooled by the cutesy noseless art; it’s not really for kids.

Droggeljug.
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73 of 76 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
A point-to-click adventure game in 2D environment with comic style characters that utilizes ridiculously humourous dialogues; which is why its so fun to play!!

Its all about a bold, stubborn and egocentric boy called Rufus who listens to no one but his own thoughts. The only thing he wants is to leave Deponia- planet of junkyard and to go to Elysium which is a floating city above the planet that holds all the beauty and wealth.
Everyone, including his close friends tell him he is a maniac and can never succeed in his stupid plans of leaving deponia. But as the attractive lady called Goal from higher sector falls into the trash heaps of deponia and she needs to go back; Rufus assumes that helping her and taking her back to her fiancé would be his only salvation.

Some characters are weird, some are cranky and grumpy but all are really full of amusement. Most of the ideas that Rufus gets to escape from junkyard is by talking to different kind of people that show less politeness and more of a sarcasm. Most of the dialogues are often packed with lot of humor which will make you laugh out loud. The voice acting is top notch which is why i found the game really amusing and didn't stop playing.

The puzzles in the game were quite difficult(especially for me). Rufus has to collect weird stuff in his inventory; combining some of them together to make them work and to proceed his mission of leaving deponia. Finding the right tools and items was a difficult task.

Backgrounds are colourful that even the whole junk and heaps of trashs seems to hold beauty in them.

In the end i want to say i loved this game a lot. It has unusual love story. I recommend this game, even to those who are not fan of such games. But you should try something different, as different is sometimes cool!
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Let me start off by saying that I am new to point-and-click games. I bought the Deponia trilogy when it went on sale for $14 on greenmangaming. Worth? I think so. I really liked the story because it has it's funny moments. But I suppose because I am new to this genre, I would often find myself stuck and wondering what do next. If it wasn't for online walkthroughs I would never have completed this game. But after completing it with much help, I'm glad I picked it up. It was fun, memorable, and something that I am not used to playing. I suppose trying something new was what made this game refreshing for me. I would recommend it for that reason alone. Buy if on sale.
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50 of 62 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
A great point and click game. Good humour, challenging puzzles and nice artwork. Can't go wrong with that. :)
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