Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack. Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax - good things come to those who wait.
User reviews: Very Positive (717 reviews) - 88% of the 717 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 18, 2009

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Reviews

a beautiful, absorbing experience… brilliant to look at… the best videogame music I've heard… will make you forget your cares and immerse you in the game… you'll find yourself returning for the experience. 8.5! Editor’s Choice Award.
IGN

wonderful gameplay… beautifully polished and tantalizingly atmospheric… Osmos mixes puzzle, action and strategy remarkably and all the while does it with great finesse and style.
indiegames.com

beyond doubt, a work of genius... a relaxing, meditative experience about going with the flow... It all adds up to something otherworldly and just . . . incredible.
GameAndPlayer.net

an almost transcendental video game experience… a stellar example of electronic music's potential impact on indie video game production.
londonfuse.ca

About This Game

Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack.

Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax - good things come to those who wait.

Key features:

  • Independent Games Festival finalist in three categories: Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Excellence in Design and Technical Excellence
  • Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and more challenging worlds. (47 levels, plus bonus content)
  • Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you
  • Selected as one of the 2009 PAX 10
  • Procedural content: play random versions of any level
  • Sublime electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, and more
  • Dynamic time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with OpenGL support. Minimum resolution 800x600
    • DirectX®: N/A (OpenGL)
    • Hard Drive: 33 Mb
    • Sound: definitely :)
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 Mb or more
    • Graphics: Hardware accelerated OpenGL support. Minimum resolution 800x600
    • Hard Drive: 40 Mb free space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Osmos is a game where you are a bubble, and most of the time your aim is to become the biggest, by swallowing smaller bubbles and avoiding larger ones.

The game starts off quite easy, but then gets insanely hard. Feraxes are annoying, Epicycles takes forever (with no mistakes allowed), Ambient isn't too bad but quite slow.

Basically it's an inticing "casual" puzzle game that becomes anything but casual once you get past the first few levels.
If you are getting stuck and spending hours on a level, come back the next day. It becomes much easier for some reason, and while the levels are still hard, what was "impossible" is suddenly doable. I have now finished the game (11/11 Achievements) but it took me 18-20 hours spread over 4-5 days.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
Nice puzzle game until you hit the endless mode where you really need patience for one single round.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Osmos adds an extra element to the familiar "eat objects smaller than you, avoid those bigger than you" gameplay with challenging physics, requiring the player to manage their inertia and gravity. To propel yourself in a certain direction you must jettison pieces of your blob, which other blobs can absorb and grow in the same manner as you. In early stages the main challenge this brings is the decision of what is and isn't worth chasing- that blob might be bigger than you are by the time you get to it. Later levels add to the difficulty by requiring careful management of where your refuse travels and which order you absorb your foes in, lest you accidentally make another blob too large to ever absorb. Osmos doesn't last for too long, but it's a fun ride while it lasts.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
I used to play this game on my phone a long time ago.
So I was little bit surprised when I have found this game
on the Store during Steam Exploration Sale.
It would be easy and chilling I thought.

First levels goes well. But as you proceed,
levels gets harder and harder so my
vision of relaxation was quickly ruined.

My face blushed and my hands began to sweat.
I slouched further to the monitor to see
all those f@#%ing motes on the screen.
Managed wisely all of my energy.
Spent eternity 'til I became huge.
Slowed time to minimum. Lost my breath.
Finally, I gonna win this.

Got absorbed again.. ffffFFuuuCC ASHKL"D J"AS
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Physics fun for everyone.
Now: Become Huge
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