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:
Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (177 reviews) - 95% of the 177 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (12,643 reviews) - 96% of the 12,643 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 24, 2013

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Reviews

"... 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

Windows
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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Overwhelmingly Positive (177 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (12,643 reviews)
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Burger Meister-Meister Burger
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The level 5 badge for this game is pretty sick.
8/8
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benbattlesmith
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fun, pretty, fast paced,good story, pretty easy though fidget is really overpowered.

(May we now pray to our gaming king Lord Gaben to grant the following: Shantae Half Genie Hero, Yooka-Laylee, and Bloodstained Ritual of the Night be good unlike the unholy demon Mighty No.9.)
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hailtempest99
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I was decieved by the influx of positive reviews. Some factors of this game are mostly enjoyable whilst others... not so much.

The graphics are lovely, especially for an Indie game. Combat is fun as well, but quests tend to become grindy quick. The VAing and dialogue are so appaling to the point of cringing everytime someone speaks. Quite often I skipped it just for it to be over with. The storyline isn't anything special, and there were no surpirses.

I bought this game on sale, no wonder it was discounted so much.

4.75/10
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Overcomer
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
8/10 good game
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lloxie
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A wonderful game with a beautiful style, loveable characters, and addictive gameplay. I honestly can't think of a single negative thing to say about it; except maybe that it ended in a semi-cliffhanger and I wish they'd release a sequel already! If you enjoy action-platformers with some RPG elements added in, this is one you can't afford to miss, especially considering the low cost. It's a lot of fun, the story is wonderful, the character interactions are charming, the graphics are beautiful and colorful, and the game itself is thoroughly glitch-free in my experience, unlike many other games I've played these days.
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Hydronis
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A very entertaining game with wonderful fight scenes. The soundtrack is just outstanding and the story is so so sad and beautiful.
10/10 would recommend any day ^^
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RazWolffang
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I don't normally like paying full price for games, but this one is 100% worth every penny. One of my favorite games. Hours of game play and good storyline.
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Rajnovich
( 23.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fun game, good story. Whatever you do, don't play it on the easiest setting.
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Flewnd
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This one the First Games I got 100% Achievement!

It's a good game, worth every second on it.
I bought in Summer Sale but if I knew it was that good I would bought in full price.

Anyways about the game:
The fluidity of the game is simple perfect . You can choose either straight and ignore or wipe everything.
Doesn't have so many bs and impossible bosses or achievements in fact I got 100% in the first run.
And Even so i would play it again.

The game itself has good soundtrack
Enjoyable Graphics
A nice repetitive battle mechanics( if you choose that)
NO LOADING SCREENS of 25sec ( you wait at maximum 3~5sec inload game and even suggesting you have bad pc as mine
Elements of Rpg (Basic stuff)
And a Tolerable story ( It s not bad or good. But you will respect it ) (+-)

In conclusion
Gameplay 10/10
Graphics 9/10
Sountrack 9/10
Story 8/10
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verydoge
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
It's pretty good!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Buy the Game.
Play the Game.
Regret finishing the Game.
Replay it again for nostaligic feels and tears.
Many tears.

Overall, this game is everything you can want in a game. It's engaging. It has a certain level of difficulty that you eventually will overcome with practice. And the side characters are so engaging and unique, that you almost believe they are your everyday folk that you seen in real life. Dust and Fidget, the main characters, have a funny and unique relationship. You'll look forward to all the anime cut scenes within the game because they always almost make you laugh.

Now what are you doing? Buy the game! Play it! And lose yourself in this wonderfully drawn, gaming world!
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I bought Dust an Elysian Tail on sale.
Now I wish I had bought it at full price.

In my Opinion everything in this Game is just Great
So i can't tell you anything negativ about Dust An Elysian Tail

One tip from me:
Play it with a Controller :)

And now stop reading my Review,
because i didn't said anything helpful. :p
just buy it and have fun :D
11/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Good stuff all around, with lots of sidequest if you're into that.

The combat, while satisfying, also doesn't really change much at all once you get the general flow of things, so it tends to get a bit repetitive towards the end.

Dust himself is my favorite character. It's rare for me to ever like the main character more than everyone else, but he's a cool guy.

The game has pretty environments and a well-made UI, altough the character designs could use a bit more care and detail for the most part, but it is understandable as this game was made mostly by a one-man team!

All in all, a great Metroidvania game with enjoyable combat and exploration.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I love love love love love this game! <3
I played through this game twice with a gap in between of about a year, and when I played through it for the second time I fell in love all over again.

The story is amazing not to mention the gameplay. The controls are quick and easy to learn (I used an Xbox controller).
Through beautifully made backdrops, from dark caverns to fiery mountains, you will journey through the world as Dust discovers about who he is. This was my first side scroller game and I have loved every second of it, (apart from a few frustrating moments, which are still super satisfying when you succeed!).
100% recommend this game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I actually cried at the end of the game, i played this game knowing nothing in the beginning, and then i started playing it, and i was really happy with this game, awesome game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Honestly, this game is beautiful, the gameplay is extremely fluid combat is very fun and the metroidvania style is really well represented in the level design. The Sidekicks are pretty funny, the Nimbat is hilarious and her often silly behavior is a wonderful choice in contrast to Dust's cool demeanor.

This game's story is really surprising, you can run through it, jaded, and ignore it if you want, the gameplay is fun enough and the personal evolution of your character and his choices by themselves are worth the price of admission, but if you start paying attention you'll uncover a rich plot covering issues like Racism, the Moral Struggle of Absolute Justice vs Acceptance, and little a brother not accepting the guy his older sister likes.

The story, 30% in, is enough to start some conversations with a friend or gaming significant other :)

The game will get a full 10 from me because for what it's worth, I can't find a problem with it worth nitpicking, but broken down this would be my score.

Gameplay 9
Menus 9
Replayability 9
Graphics 10
Story 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This one the First Games I got 100% Achievement!

It's a good game, worth every second on it.
I bought in Summer Sale but if I knew it was that good I would bought in full price.

Anyways about the game:
The fluidity of the game is simple perfect . You can choose either straight and ignore or wipe everything.
Doesn't have so many bs and impossible bosses or achievements in fact I got 100% in the first run.
And Even so i would play it again.

The game itself has good soundtrack
Enjoyable Graphics
A nice repetitive battle mechanics( if you choose that)
NO LOADING SCREENS of 25sec ( you wait at maximum 3~5sec inload game and even suggesting you have bad pc as mine
Elements of Rpg (Basic stuff)
And a Tolerable story ( It s not bad or good. But you will respect it ) (+-)

In conclusion
Gameplay 10/10
Graphics 9/10
Sountrack 9/10
Story 8/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I was decieved by the influx of positive reviews. Some factors of this game are mostly enjoyable whilst others... not so much.

The graphics are lovely, especially for an Indie game. Combat is fun as well, but quests tend to become grindy quick. The VAing and dialogue are so appaling to the point of cringing everytime someone speaks. Quite often I skipped it just for it to be over with. The storyline isn't anything special, and there were no surpirses.

I bought this game on sale, no wonder it was discounted so much.

4.75/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I don't normally like paying full price for games, but this one is 100% worth every penny. One of my favorite games. Hours of game play and good storyline.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Relatively easy yet enjoyable platformer
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