World of Goo is a multiple award winning physics based puzzle / construction game made entirely by two guys.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,853 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 13, 2008

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"An excellent indie puzzle game featuring many challenging levels which are neither too easy nor ridiculously hard. Both Funny and melancholic at times."

About This Game

World of Goo is a multiple award winning physics based puzzle / construction game made entirely by two guys. Drag and drop living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore - but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.
  • Mysterious Levels - Each level is strange and dangerously beautiful, introducing new puzzles, areas, and the creatures that live in them.
  • World of Goo Balls - Along the way, undiscovered new species of Goo Ball, each with unique abilities, come together to ooze through reluctant tales of discovery, love, conspiracy, beauty, electric power, and the third dimension.
  • The Sign Painter - Someone is watching you.
  • World of Goo Corporation - Congratulations! World of Goo Corporation is the Global Leader in Goo and Goo Related Product, including World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Soft Drink Beverage and World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Facial Exfoliating Lotion. Succulent!
  • Massive Online Competition - Human players around the world compete in a living leaderboard to build the tallest towers of goo in World of Goo Corporation's mysterious sandbox. World of Goo Corporation is contractually obligated to state that everyone is a winner and is enthusiastic to celebrate everyone's tower building opportunities equally.

    Congratulations, and good luck!

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows® XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512+MB RAM
    • Video: Any 3D graphics accelerator less than 5 years old
    • DirectX® Version: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100MB
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Other Requirements:
    • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB or more
    • Graphics: hardware accelerated OpenGL 1.4 support
    • Hard drive: 100 MB free space
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 48 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
This is honestly one of my favorite games of all time. Addictive, physics-based gameplay is coupled with the most amazing soundtrack and stitched-together with humor, satire, morality, and just enough of a storyline to make you think. Equally fun on PC and Android/tablet. Grab the demo, I assure you you'll end up purchasing.
Posted: May 20
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
"Während es keiner Schwierigkeit unterliegt, jedes physische Erlebnis aus Empfindungen, also psychischen Elementen aufzubauen, ist keine Möglichkeit abzusehen, wie man aus den in der heutigen Physik gebräuchlichen Elementen: Massen und Bewegungen (in ihrer für diese Spezialwissenschaft allein dienlichen Starrheit) irgend ein psychisches Erlebnis darstellen könnte." Ernst Mach. Erkenntnis und Irrtum. p.12

Well, with epigraph like that, I guess I should translate it... In short, Mach - a very famous, genius physicist - thought what it is not possible to see (darstellen) of any psychic experience from common physical elements like movement and masses.

There, in this game, we observe (and sometimes control) movement of masses and surely most of us can see joy in it. I guess that joy is a psychic experience, and of good kind. So I feel sorry Mach can't see this game. It's wonderful.
Pure pleasure, without violence, insolence and repeatability, so common in modern pop culture, and gaming in the first place.

10/10 gooballs. Epic casual game.
Posted: October 9
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
By far, my very favorite game, even though I'm not a fan of indie games in general.

This game is really charming as hell, you start off around some neat hills map where you get to know what this game is about: building. Building up, left, right, down, DOESN'T MATTER. The graphics looks really cute, even though, minimalistic, the sound, the sound is a ♥♥♥♥ing masterpiece, the very best original soundtrack I've heard in my life, every track if filled up with emotions, the author of these (Kyle Gabler) did a great job.

The physics of this game is yet another thing. This is A THING. As you're supposed to build in this game, the main role physics does play. It is just plain immaculate, you won't get disappointed. Yeah, for kids who haven't studied it yet it might be pretty difficult, but if you got some knowledge in that, you can beat it. But, again, you'll have to think.

The whole story looks pretty simple at first: balls sucked by a pipe, wow. But the deeper you dig in the game, the greater the actual plot is, it is full of allegories, metaphors and what not. In the end, it reflects our reality, which is 2D Boy's major feature - a simple childish game with deep sense. No spoilers, of course.

This game makes you think. This game makes you feel. This game lets you be creative. This game is awesome. In my opinion, everyone should play it at least once.

9.9/10
Posted: September 11
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Nice funny game! You should play it!
Posted: October 4
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
This is the definitive game about goo, for goo lovers and goo sympathizers. One of the best experiences with goo physics you will ever have. But the one thing that chocked me was about beauty. That part where you have to kill the ugly to save the beauties… All pollution and violence we create to produce useless beauty goo.
Posted: September 20
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189 of 206 people (92%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
World of Goo is to this day one of the finest indie games one can find.
It is, in my opinion, one of _the_ best physics-based logic games currently available.

It looks great, plays great and is overall an amazing and unique experience due to many factors. It does have some flaws, but they are minor and almost insignificant.

A one-of-a-kind setting, quirky and strange humor, a challenge to both strategic and quick thinking. What else would you need?

Highly recommended.
Posted: September 23, 2013
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