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Release Date: Nov 19, 2012
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Download, share, and rate custom objects that you and others have created!

Let your imagination run wild in the Object Editor, and then show the community what you’ve made, or use other people’s creations for new, imaginative puzzle solutions.

About the Game

The best-selling, award-winning franchise is back – on your home PC in gorgeous HD for the first time.

Venture into a wide-open world where the most powerful tool is your imagination. Help Maxwell solve robust puzzles in seamless, free-roaming levels by summoning any object you can think of. Create your own original objects, assign unique properties, and share them with friends online using Steam Workshop – to be used in game or further modified as you like!

For the first time, learn the back-story about Maxwell's parents, 41 siblings (including his twin sister Lily), and how he got his magical notepad.

Key Features

  • Object Creator: Create original objects, assign unique properties, and share them with other players online. Use them in game or modify them as you like!
  • All-New Unbound World: Explore an open universe with unlimited hours of fun using every level as your playground.
  • Object Library: Store previously summoned objects and your own creations in Maxwell's Magic Backpack for easy access and future use.
  • Merit Board: Each world comes with a comprehensive list of hints, including the new Starite Vision helper highlighting all nearby starites and starite shards.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: AMD Atholon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better / Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI X1800 or better / nVidia 7800 or better / Intel 4100 or better. 256MB Video RAM. Shader 3.0 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
220 of 265 people (83%) found this review helpful
139 products in account
8 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
If you can't spell corractly you're gona hav a bad time. 11/10
Posted: April 19th, 2014
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118 of 132 people (89%) found this review helpful
152 products in account
2 reviews
20.5 hrs on record
What I love about scribblenauts is its creative problem solving and peaceful attitude.
Problem: Did the children of the neighborhood land their ball on the old geezer's lawn that won't give it back?
Solution: Spawn a gun and kill him! It works!
Problem: Nurse being chased by an angry heart?
Solution: Spawn a gun and kill it!
Problem: Want to contact a manager at the other side of a wall?
Solution: Spawn a grenade launcher!
Problem: Frozen people encased in ice?
Solution: Spawn a flamethrower! Bonus: Watch their life points diminish as you melt/burn away!
The thing that bugged me the most and made me sad is the cruelty towards animals. For example, as I visited a restaurant I made friends with a brown recluse spider and a cockroach, petting them and watching their happy little faces light up. Then some evil quest-giving person wanted me to kill them for a pest-control inspection, the nerve! And for a starlite fragment I had to kill my newly made bug friends?! What cruel madness is this!
Also while going through the object shards achievements I had to prod a cow?! Shame on you scribblenauts. I hope they will fix those issues in future installments. In the meanwhile I will continue riding my black&red huge supersonic fire-breathing dragon that is immune to damage, while going around helping people and making their lives better (sometimes with the use of supreme firepower).
Posted: March 20th, 2014
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59 of 61 people (97%) found this review helpful
910 products in account
4 reviews
13.1 hrs on record
"Write anything, solve everything." This has been the mantra for Scribblenauts since its creation in 2009, and each new installment comes closer and closer to realising this goal. Scribblenauts Unlimited on Steam has taken the "write anything" part to heart, but falters a bit of the "solve everything" side of the equation.

The Steam Workshop support for this game is quite huge. If you can think of an object that the game doesn't recognise (mostly copyrighted content), then it's possible that someone has either created it for you, or some toying around with the game's impressive object editor will make your dreams a reality. Even better, you can upload your creations for all Steam users to enjoy.

As awesome as this is, the gameplay is a tad disappointing. At least, we finally have an explanation for Maxwell's endless search for Starites (the game's MacGuffin). The story acts as a prequel to the series, as Maxwell struggles to retrieve the errant Starites to rescue his sister, Lilly (one of literally dozens of his relatives, all of whom are playable characters), from being turned into stone. This story is quickly forgotten once you start summoning vuvuzuela-playing pink jaguars to fight a winged preposterous black knight riding atop a cowardly telekinetic cybernetic T-rex, with only the occasional interlude reminding you of your main objective.

To retrieve the Starites, Maxwell must help people around the game's expansive world with various problems, from helping an up-and-coming rock band gain a fanbase, to helping patients in a hospital with their various ailments. While its nice to have a large amount of different areas to explore, many of which feel alive with various characters mulling about, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was just playing nicer-looking versions of the DS games' title screens. Worse yet, many of the main challenges don't encourage your imagination as often as you think they would.

Despite these problems, I would still highly recommend this game to anyone who hasn't played the series before. The visuals are crisp, the sheer amount of objects that can be generated is mind boggling (not counting the extensive Workshop creations), and it's still fun to see how each object and adjective interacts with each object in the world.


+ Graphics look amazing, even on low-powered laptops
+ Amazing object editor
+ "Write anything": only limited to your imagination
+ Always fun to see object/adjective interactions
+ Nice origin story for Maxwell...


- ...but is quickly forgotten while goofing off
- Worlds feel like glorified title screens from the DS games
- Many challenges limit/stifle creativity
Posted: January 16th, 2014
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
398 products in account
23 reviews
9.7 hrs on record
It may look like a childish game at first glance, and it indeed may be considered as such. However, I'm 23 years old and I found it quite entertaining. Between two violent games, I just wanted to use my imagination and create my own universe and items; which the game does very well!

All in all, the game is repetitive if you don't use your imagination. I'd give it a 8 out of 10.

A must-try !
Posted: May 29th, 2014
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
241 products in account
64 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
A Magical Book that allows you to spawn anything you want! i guess this is a no brainer to get
each puzzle in this game has a lot of different ways to solve , you help them in a lot of ways and have fun at the same time!
the game really is so entertaining in the story telling and the levels creation i love the artwork its perfect for this game
the amount of creativity you can make to finish a certain level is unlimited you can pretty much do anything you want and create dragons and dinosaurs and make them fight lol thats fun ^^
this game is based on your imaginary if you think you can unleash it to its maximum try it in this game : )
The ( Unlimited ) part in this game is true : ) there is no limit to what this game can do
Posted: February 11th, 2014
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