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 (80 reviews) - 92% of the 80 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,736 reviews) - 96% of the 12,736 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
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    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people 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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5 of 5 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
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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2 of 2 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
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
20.7 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
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Wonderfull game, i look forward to the sequel if one gets created
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
only game ive 100\100 its fun ive come back to this game about 3 times to fully complete it
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Shepherd
32.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
This is a great platformer game with a good story, characters, and action combat. The controls are very responsive and overall I had a blast playing this game. I definitely recommend this game to anyone who wants a good action platformer with some rpg elements mixed in. Another plus to this game is the many ways that I could traverse a level while going to other levels provided I had unlocked the other powers.
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XPhil
11.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
Cannot say enought good things about this game. If you have a controller and any love for platform games wih a good fighting system, you should play this.
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Eliodoloro
5.8 hrs
Posted: September 29
This is a fresh, beautiful, lively, and overall fun game. If you are into slashy, platformy games, this one should keep you satisfied for a bit. Worth the reasonable price and frequently on sale! Send me a message if you have more detailed questions.
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Skeptic Gamer
11.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
Stunning. Gorgeous. Fun.
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Mascerade
19.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Finally pulled myself together and finished the game. The main story line was okay but some of the side quests were a bit annoying. Music and sound effects are really great, though.

I don't like how late game pretty much all enemies dodge and block all your melee attacks. So you just spam Fidget's abilities and faceroll everything, instead.

All in all it's an okay game, but I wouldn't play it a second time nor would I recommend it to a friend.
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Rivetspoon
22.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Could barely put this game down. Just one more save point... One more quest... It's rare that a game gets me that fixated, though it helped that Dust AET wasn't the least bit frustrating, only a challenge to figure out how to get some things done. Though there were a couple spots where I had to look up how to get to hidden areas and didn't quite understand how one would have thought to do what was required. Overall a highly recommended game.
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The Boogie [Panda] Bear
4.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
Very few games [at the time] matched the quality and work that went into Dust: AET. Beautiful, fun, and originally designed for XBOX Live. Fortunately, a Steam version was made so I could recommend it to others.

About 10-15 hours of play time if you take your time to 100% the game. Still deemed worthy of your wallet and your time!
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XH
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Got it off humble bundle, feels like I'm playing a AAA title.
Well worth whatever price it's currently at. Everything proceeds smoothly, you never get stuck on some stupid level feature. I got stuck trying to parry some giants but then I realized you can ignore them and walk by too.
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Tazinko
12.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Dust: An Elysian Tail is a fun game that is all the more miraculous given it's development was the effort of mainly one man. I have made a brief review video that further expands my thoughts on the game, but I thought it was well worth plopping down the money: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-NY9dmnWLk
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