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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Overwhelmingly Positive (187 reviews) - 95% of the 187 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,653 reviews) - 96% of the 12,653 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

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 (187 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (12,653 reviews)
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Judy Hopps
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game... This FREAKING AMAZING GAME!
I'm amazed on how good it is, even in today's standards.
EVERYTHING about this game made me love it! Graphics, animation, Characters, even the FIGHTS!
Even FIDGET made me laugh at times! I freaking LOVE her! Overall Rating; 8.9/10. Love it, but I still like Freedom Planet more than this
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aryocabe
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
It's like DMC with cute rabbits.

10/10 would save Bopo's father, but i can't :'(
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🐾Ketsueki Ōkami🐾
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I absolutely adore this game, and the music... It's so beautiful...
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本多 二代
( 38.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
The story is good to follow
Gameplay also good, for some pro can go through level without getting hit :D
and also the achivement made me play more than once :D

Try play hardcore and face the final boss without grinding what a challenge :D
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Alakazam
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game is simply amazing. Really beautiful as well. Just buy it and enjoy. 10/10
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OSfrog
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great furry characters with thunder thighs 9/10
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nonicknamesatall
( 41.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game ight now in the midsummer sales costs 2.79.....eur.

So Steam is being overrun with CaTGiRL games lately,, here we have something else,
This is about Bunny People Bunny Girls and Bunny guys, LmaO
Cats Bunnys whats next turtle people ah shizz we already have those since the late 80s teenage mutant ninja ..... oh gosh.

However there also seems to be a movie of this realm and thus this seems some extra in the universe of elysian tail...

I wonder if there will ever be a follow up of DusT a game i mean because (im not exactly saying what, but there is a certain part where it almost seems as if they are pointing out to release more about this oand him in the future..... lets hope so because it was really enjoyable and somewhat a WoW experience

If it would ve been for the original 14 eur i probably would have never bought it on just the store page and the way it looks..
Even though everything is Vibrant the first thought is something like a childrens game, at least visually..

But i played it through in like 40 hours, collected everything for 100%.. Sadly the game is finished now,
But i was wong thinking this would be a childish game just basing that off thegraphic viual..

Actually it is a Really maybe even xtremely good game and story and plot are one of the best things i could have ever imagined,,

It robably is worth full price also,, if you enjoy storys and platform action games with a difficulty setting..
You can after normal or though always complete it on maximum but if im gonna do that im not sure about,,
What i personally hate about this game,,p is that after you finished stoy mode you seem to get 2 movies and then it goes back title menu (at least it should my game crashes everytime at the end of the movie just before credits should come)) why i have no idea luckily its at the end of the game and not the start or somewhere in the middle but i think it msut have to do with some error or maybe in windows 10 it has a problem im not sure,, at least i could finish it anyway.. no idea if more experienced the end movie credit crash... i replayed 3 times now it always happen the same...

But what i hate is that there is no so called After Game...
That eans you collected like everything just to see 100% on all zones then go back main menu and can only load from last save point or start over different difficulty
I would have wished there was some kind of aftergame after the ending,, but that doesnt make the game less good however,, if you can pick this up now or anytime its on a sale, or when you feel like playing a good 40 hours maybe 80 to 100 if you do more difficultys and 14 eur is fine for you too then just take this game,,

It has an absolute Superb story,, it gave me some chills at some moments ,, and some sadness at other times,,
It also has humorous parts inside of it,, and its just a great thing to at least have played through once.. !!!


So yes i would adve to play and buy this
9.5/10
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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
26 of 29 people (90%) 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
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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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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
This game is a classic.

Dust is one of the most well designed and well thought out games in its genre. The artwork is fantastic, the story is great, the characters are fun, it's easy to learn and overall the time playing it is well spent.

My only regret is that I didn't get it earlier.
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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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