Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (83 reviews) - 91% of the 83 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,723 reviews) - 96% of the 12,723 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 24, 2013

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"... Fabulously executed."
EGM 9/10

"Dust pretty much has it all."
Giant Bomb 5/5

"... A beautiful, well-written, and entirely fun action-RPG."
Digital Trends 9/10

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About This Game

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

Key Features


  • A traditionally-animated action-adventure tale, now in gorgeous 1080p
  • An expansive world filled with unique characters, quests, and secrets
  • Action-packed nonlinear platforming rewards exploration and experimentation
  • Fully voiced cast and a deep, rewarding storyline
  • Full support for gamepad, mouse+keyboard, or keyboard-only controls
  • A wide range of performance options to cater to every PC
  • Award-winning musical score by Hyperduck Soundworks

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
    • Direct X®: 10, Windows Media Player
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Input: Keyboard
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® 9600GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 5000+ or better
    • Direct X®: 10, Windows Media Player
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
    • Input: Mouse and Keyboard or XInput-compatible Gamepad
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Input: Keyboard
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8.5, 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ support
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Input: Mouse and Keyboard or Gamepad
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit (S3TC NOT required)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Input: Keyboard
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 64-bit, S3TC texture support
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ support
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
    • Input: Mouse and Keyboard or Gamepad
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Beef
3.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
I haven't played a lot of this game, but I decided to try it as a last minute game for a recording and wow.. I was stunned by how beautiful this game is. It seems polished, it has an intriguing story that is leaving me wanting more and I love the combat mechanics thus far. I cannot say a bad thing about this game yet. Highly Recommended!
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thomasregan0
9.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
Wonderfull game, i look forward to the sequel if one gets created
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inukiba
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
Great story, art, and voice actors so far. Combat seems really simple, but in a good way because i feel a more complex one would make the game feel like a chore. 4/5 personal opinion :)
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Quelex
9.4 hrs
Posted: September 20
Fun short game. Not too much depth gameplay wise but it's definitely worth the sale price during steam sales.
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Kat Tales
12.0 hrs
Posted: September 20
Dust reminded me of all the things I loved in video games as a child. Dean Dodrill and Humble Hearts delivered a game that felt sincere. You can tell that effort was put into every aspect of this game. If you're looking for classic young adult adventure and you happened to have a fondness for Neopets then look no further.
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best player ever
11.9 hrs
Posted: September 19
I normally don't play much side scrollers or independent games but I have seen this game on steam for years and decided one day just to buy it because I liked the art style. It took me many months after I purchased this game to finally play and after a hour I was like why the hell didn't I play this sooner!

To put it shortly, if you like games with a good, simple plot with some good characters, love anime art style, and love side scrollers, look no more! This was by far the best purchase I made in years!
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holyone
11.4 hrs
Posted: September 19
This game is everything you could want in an action rpg. Dust has an amazing art style with fluid, engaging combat. The music is fantastic and the voice acting is some of the best I've ever heard.
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DarthHumos
13.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
tl;dr
Dust: An Elysian Tail is an amazing Platformer and you should Buy it
Review
Personally I think that there are some games who are so importent in their genre we have to talk about them (first review on steam)
Dust: An Elysian Tail is one of them and it succeeded in being in my opinion one of the best platformers in a long time(espcially in the saturated enviorment we have of 8bit platformers)

Dust is an awesome platformer that has everything you seek from a game in this genre it has great level design great story amazing style and a very good voice cast
you cant help but get immersed in the immense atmosphere that this game has
(its over 9000 ;)
Dust is the epitome of how a game should be developed its inspiring just to hear how it got made and both the game and developer(indivdual) deserves alot of complements for everything related to this franchise(hopfully)


Final Verdict
dust has amazing style,gameplay,level design,story and voice acting it is truly a great example of its genre and you should definatly buy it

if you really feel it within your heart that this game needs a rating then I would give it an 90/100 in general or 95/100 in its genre
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Deaths Avatar
13.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
The ending had me in tears...

5/7 would cry like a ♥♥♥♥♥ again
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Well.. how do I start with this.
I admit that I buy games and usually don't even finish them.
But this one just held me in it's grasp.
Dust is a game that is in my opinion a must buy for furries and non-furries.
You just feel every single character until the end.

So what are you waiting for?
Support those awesome people who created this masterpiece and buy the game for yourself.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Product received for free
i owe that sword game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Dust: An Elysian Tail is a 2D action-RPG platformer. It reminds me of games we had on the SNES-console. The game is almost completely programmed by one person.
You play a character named Dust and you’re suffering from memory loss. You partake in different quest to find out the truth about yourself.
It’s an action game that’s best played with a controller (I played it with an Xbox One wired controller).

The graphics are beautiful and look hand drawn and are nicely animated. The game has good sound effects and music. The story is fully voiced with good voice-acting.
With the experience points that you gather while fighting and completing quests you can level Dust and craft new items. While completing the levels you gain new abilities.
It took me 14 hours to complete the game. Replay ability comes from completing all the quest and difficulty modes.
The game supports 2560*1080 resolution.

I highly recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I can definitely say that Dust has earned a place in the Indie hall of fame. I played both Ori and Undertale at around the same time that I played Dust, and all three have shown their own love of story, characters, and gameplay that can be very difficult to find in other developers' arsenals. Dust is one of the best games I've ever played, and especially up there with the rest of the amazing indies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Beautiful aesthetics combined with old school 2D side scrolling beat 'em up action make this game really nice to play. The story is quite plain and clichéd and the combat mechanics are a bit repetitive and simple, although I would still recommend this game to spend a few fun hours of button smashing and moving through beautifully designed levels.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Excelent Game, Great Bang For The Buck. Hope the developers make more.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I am at a loss for words to describe how amazing, and beautiful this game is. This is one of my favorite RPGs of all time. I love this game so much!! 10/10 Would, and will play again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
one off the best games i ever played, it was so good, the music,the story, evreything
the end of the game the final cutscene was so emotional
for short: the best game i ever played
its totaly worth your money
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
This is probably one of the best games I have ever impulsed buyed from a Steam Market.

Characters are engaging and have wonderful designs. The voice Actors truly feel like they loved working on this game. Level design can be a little difficult to work with, but you will never feel like the game is being unfair.

With plenty of side paths to explore, you will eventually find that this game doesn't expect you to 100% this game. In fact, it goes past 122% with all of the secrets you are capable of finding. From hidden "characters", keys, map exploration and Time Trial areas to complete, you will always have something to do.

On top of this, the combat is very fluid. It is clearly designed to be super flashy and strange, but I truly love this aspect. The combat itself is incredibly easy to learn and moderately difficult to master. As a result, you will never feel like you got hurt due to gameplay issues, but you will quickly lose track of your position if you just spam the keys.

So I highly recommend this game, especially if it is on sale. I truly believe the game is worth the full amount, however this is a one-time playthrough type of game. You will enjoy the experience to no end, but it lacks in replayability.

For anyone that wishes to see gameplay before buying, I recommend viewing my videos below:
Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJZtGKFNc15a2pjs2CdvKzJ2vRgP4UnNt
Steam Videos: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198041976310/videos/
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
67.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Constantly crashes when i start the game.I have tried everything but the only thing I don't have is an audio system
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