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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Very Positive (4,611 reviews) - 89% of the 4,611 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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Buy Daedalic Adventure Bundle

Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

Buy The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle

Includes 11 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia, The Whispered World Special Edition, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, 1954 Alcatraz

 

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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🌠 Quellv 🌠
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This is a review for the Deponia series (Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, and Goodbye Deponia).

tl;dr
A very lovable game, a lot of good humor, good characters. I fell in love with the world very quickly. Game is tricky at times but that can be expected from a point and click adventure.

Scoring
Story: ★★★★☆
Characters: ★★★★☆
Gameplay: ★★★★☆
World: ★★★★★
Overall: ★★★★☆
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Moss
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Quick disclaimer: I haven't finished the game. I'm eight hours in and just out of Kuvaq, playing without walkthroughs. So far? I have to say, this is one of my all-time favorites of the point-and-click genre.

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No, really. I mean it. Deponia is an interesting game because it combines LucasArts style gameplay with puzzles that [almost] make sense, as well as a diverse cast of characters in which the one you play as is the LEAST interesting/likeable.

In many ways, Rufus is an embodiment of why every LucasArts protagonist is a complete asshat-- they're overconfident to the point of arrogance, will steal literally ANYTHING to form some nonsensical solution, and at the end of the day, they do a whole lot of damage to the world around him. Rufus is at this point attempting to leave the rock with everyone in the town absolutely hating him-- he's caused all sorts of disasters in his plots to escape the world.

That's another strong point of the game-- its world is genuinely interesting. Similar to the recent movie "Elysium" (though unlike that film, it's actually cartoonish and not boring), Deponia is a trash-coated apocalyptic planet where there's very little clean water and citizens make do on what they can find. The rich of the past now live on Elysium, a self-sustaining nation in the sky that just dumps their random crap on the planet below. Rufus's schemes in this game are almost entirely for the sake of boarding a ship to this place, but soon becomes wrapped up in a plot he had no prior knowledge nor involvement in.

The game's biggest strength, in my eyes, is the puzzles. Unlike other games, I just haven't felt the need to use a walkthrough. Anyone who's played a point-and-click before is aware of the infamous "Sierra logic" that plagues them, where the puzzle makes no sense whatsoever-- turn on the sink and clog it with toilet paper to distract the flight attendant, then put an egg in the microwave and take the flight cushion, oxygen device, lighter, and cushion while nobody's looking. Lower an anchor, move to the right, pull the other anchor to tangle them, and use your scythe to hang them on the boat to tear it in half. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN. The puzzles in this game will follow your fetch quests with a set list of ingredients, you can hold Space to put icons on all doorways and interactibles, and dialogue hints towards your main goals.

I haven't quite completed it, or even gotten far, but I'm already having a great time playing it and felt like dropping an incomplete analysis. If my opinino changes or the ending is particularly crappy, I'll probably change this, but until then understand that Deponia really is one of the best point-and-clicks you can find, if you're willing to overlook some minor annoyances such as the 'meh' audio quality and a few frustrating moments.
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( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Great and funny Point and Click Adventure! Highly recommended, but i think the german voice acting is way better than the English :(
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Ornlu
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The chacters/dialog is terrible... The game play is fine, but the main chacter was the worst, which doesn't make for a fun point and click game!
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Tortique
( 24.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Deponia is a brilliant example of point-and-click adventure games. Awesome story and graphic along with very good puzzles. Rather hard but none were illogical. Maybe too much dialogues to my taste. And not all language puzzles were translated well into Russian (but very few, and maybe it's just my "uncleverness").
If you are a fan of these type of games, Deponia will be a real treat.
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azurnlove
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Other than getting stuck too often, I really enjoyed myself. The voices are apt, the graphics are pretty, and the plot development has left me wanting more. Off to play Chaos on Deponia! Huzzah!
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Speed Demon
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
plot twist: the banjo announcer top hat guy is Rufus's father

quite an interesting game if i do say so myself
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DemiDee
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
this game is a fun pass time
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Mr Ted White
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Fun little point and click game, a good time waster.
This tempted me to get the other Deponia games and see what will happen next.
Something is missing but cant put my finger on it.
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♡Kirino♡
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
I don't really like point&click game, but the stories make an exception.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Aside from the fact that some puzzle solutions can be quite far fetched sometimes, Deponia is one of the most entertaining point & click titles we've seen in the last couple of years. It's very hard not to play this game with a big smile on your face because of Rufus and his idiotic actions.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Art style is pretty good. Players will probably have mixed reactions tot he story and characters. I personally found the story pretty unengaging and the characters were unlikeable. This is already a pretty bad problem for a point & click adventure game, but when you add that the puzzles make no sense, Deponia is essentially a guessing game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This is a fun game but not without flaws. I had a couple of game breaking bugs so remember to save often. The art style is fantastic and supports the humor of the game. If you are not a fan of the old style of point and click adventure games with rub every item against everything in order to progress it's going to be somewhat annoying. Overall I recommend this game for it's funny story and the art, but keep in mind to save often.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Huzzah!Its good point-and-click!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Great and funny Point and Click Adventure! Highly recommended, but i think the german voice acting is way better than the English :(
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
this is definitely love at first sight
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
This game is the first ever point and click game I have liked. I blame the sarcasm and good writing for that. Also, the first game I have ever heard the word "troglodyte" used in. My thoughts are to pick it up when its on sale and then have all the fun of playing the game. Just hope you have a good memory when you are going for the droggeljug achievement.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Aww it ended. Loved this game. I played the second in this series first. NOT a kids game. There is swearing and raunchy jokes all good fun though,
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Quick disclaimer: I haven't finished the game. I'm eight hours in and just out of Kuvaq, playing without walkthroughs. So far? I have to say, this is one of my all-time favorites of the point-and-click genre.

...
No, really. I mean it. Deponia is an interesting game because it combines LucasArts style gameplay with puzzles that [almost] make sense, as well as a diverse cast of characters in which the one you play as is the LEAST interesting/likeable.

In many ways, Rufus is an embodiment of why every LucasArts protagonist is a complete asshat-- they're overconfident to the point of arrogance, will steal literally ANYTHING to form some nonsensical solution, and at the end of the day, they do a whole lot of damage to the world around him. Rufus is at this point attempting to leave the rock with everyone in the town absolutely hating him-- he's caused all sorts of disasters in his plots to escape the world.

That's another strong point of the game-- its world is genuinely interesting. Similar to the recent movie "Elysium" (though unlike that film, it's actually cartoonish and not boring), Deponia is a trash-coated apocalyptic planet where there's very little clean water and citizens make do on what they can find. The rich of the past now live on Elysium, a self-sustaining nation in the sky that just dumps their random crap on the planet below. Rufus's schemes in this game are almost entirely for the sake of boarding a ship to this place, but soon becomes wrapped up in a plot he had no prior knowledge nor involvement in.

The game's biggest strength, in my eyes, is the puzzles. Unlike other games, I just haven't felt the need to use a walkthrough. Anyone who's played a point-and-click before is aware of the infamous "Sierra logic" that plagues them, where the puzzle makes no sense whatsoever-- turn on the sink and clog it with toilet paper to distract the flight attendant, then put an egg in the microwave and take the flight cushion, oxygen device, lighter, and cushion while nobody's looking. Lower an anchor, move to the right, pull the other anchor to tangle them, and use your scythe to hang them on the boat to tear it in half. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN. The puzzles in this game will follow your fetch quests with a set list of ingredients, you can hold Space to put icons on all doorways and interactibles, and dialogue hints towards your main goals.

I haven't quite completed it, or even gotten far, but I'm already having a great time playing it and felt like dropping an incomplete analysis. If my opinino changes or the ending is particularly crappy, I'll probably change this, but until then understand that Deponia really is one of the best point-and-clicks you can find, if you're willing to overlook some minor annoyances such as the 'meh' audio quality and a few frustrating moments.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
yeah, why not.
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