Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.
User reviews: Very Positive (316 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 8, 2014

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"Deponia is hillarious, beatiful, and one of the finest classic point-and-click adventures that you'll find on Steam. - Mark Walton"
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Reviews

“Deponia's tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven.”
8/10 – Gamespot

“The dialogue, the bizarre characters and the slapstick humor measure up to those of 'Day of the Tentacle'.”
91 – GameStar

“If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.”
4/5 – AdventureGamers

Deponia: Available Content Packages Overview

About This Game

Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.

When Rufus, on one of his attempts to leave Deponia behind, meets Goal, he not only falls madly in love with the beautiful girl from Elysium; he also accidentally shoves her right off her comfortable star cruiser and down to the desolate trash-planet. This accident kindles a new, brilliant plan: he needs to get Goal back to the floating city of Elysium – and while he's on it, he can also impersonate her sleazy fiance Cletus, who is the spitting image of Rufus for some reason. And thus, an exciting adventure begins...

Showered in top-scores and awards, the Deponia-Trilogy, created by the developers of Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World and Memoria, managed to reach cult-status almost instantly. Thanks to its exciting story, likeable characters and hilarious dialogues and a finely crafted mixture of comedy and puzzles, Deponia is enjoyable for both, young and old. Join Rufus on his thrilling journeys, for the first time in a complete edition with many new features, that will not only be a blast for hardcore adventure fans, but also those new to the genre.

Key Features


  • Deponia: The Complete Journey features over 4 hours of Developer's Commentary, a Deponia world map that allows for selection of each chapter of the game, a comprehensive graphical questlog help system, minigame help screens, a new launch menu, new hidden collectables, Linux support, plus 6 new songs written and sung by Poki and Behind-the-Scenes videos
  • Developer's Commentary is featuring game creator Poki and the voices of Rufus and Goal
  • Experience Deponia's story in full length
  • Challenging puzzles, more than 40 hours of playtime and bizarre dialogues
  • Bonus content, extras and making-of features include 'How to draw Rufus & Goal' and 'The Art of Deponia' videos, Developer's Commentary Soundtrack (6 new songs created and sung by Poki) and papercraft models
  • From the creators of the award-winning games Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World, A New Beginning, Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria and Blackguards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux x86_64
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
To try to convince my mother to get this game, I described it as "Monkey Island for the Modern Era".

I actually feel this game fits in with the humour style from the first 4 Monkey Island games better than the Telltale series does.

It's truly a great game IMO and anyone who enjoyed Monkey Island (especially games 2 and 3) will enjoy this.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
They call him Rufus...

Deponia: The Complete Journey puts you in the role of Rufus, the hero(?) of this great trilogy.
A troublesome, mischievous, cunning tinkerer, with his mind set on departing from Deponia for Elysium, the floating city of luxurious and carefree life.

But the journey there won't be easy. Will Rufus have what it takes to evade his angry ex-girlfriend, heal his friend(?) from depression, save his friend(?) from decapitation, save his friend(?) from living in the sewers, save the Elysian girl of his dream, and finally achieve his lifetime goal of reaching Elysium?

And when things turn sour, will he have the ability to make the right decisions, found(?) a resistance, save the world, and still make it to Elysium in time? Knowing Rufus, you won't be disappointed...

Deponia: The Complete Journey will literally take you on a journey across Deponia through three games compiled into one, topped off with the main developer's audio commentaries on every scene. An amazing Point-and-Click action and adventure experience.

And now, all aboard the highboat for Deponia. Let the adventure begin!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I don't usually play point & click games, but this one is actually pretty good, probably the best one I've played.
Story is nice and there are some good funny jokes, also you may not like the protagonist (I didn't at first) but he may grow on you. If you are interested you should try the Deponia demo so you can get a taste of what's to come, and if you enjoy it you may consider getting The Complete Journey, the 3 games for the price of 2!

PS: A lot of people don't like the ending so take that in mind.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
The Deponia Complete Journey is a point-and-click adventure in the style of the LucasArts games. Visually it looks really nice and the simple interface which exposes only one generic "Look" and one generic "Interact" commands works pretty well.

You play as Rufus, a guy leaving on a planet completely submerged in trash (Deponia). Rufus is obsessed with reaching the legendary city of Elysium which smiles at deponians from up high in the sky. He soon gets involved with a girl called Goal and from that the plot will develop into a huge race to save the world.

Positive things about this game:
- Visually pleasant
- Dev commentary somewhat interesting
- Simple usable interface, with nice touches like middle-mouse button to highlight all interactable objects
- Quite funny (in the beginning)
- There are a lot of minigames in the game (expecially in the first chapters, there are very few in Goodbye Deponia, the last serie of chapters), most of them are quite fun.

Negative things about this:
- Okay, what was funny the first 2 times, is not funny the other 27475323234852472372434723520392074238947 times.
- A lot of puzzles don't make any sense at all. You get them either by coincidence or exclusion. You have to constantly resort to trial and error combining items with interactables.
- The game does very often a terrible job at hinting at what is the next action to take. They have added a "Chapter Log" in the Complete Journey edition which is supposed to give you hints as to what to do next and on how to accomplish things but it's ludicrously useless. Example of log entry with related hint: "You need to put [nospoiler] to sleep" - hint: "Find something to make [nospoiler] sleep". OH THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL THANKS.
- A LOT of puzzles make sense only after you have solved them (by chance or by getting fed up and looking at a walkthrough).
- The game forces you to make decisions which as a player you actively do not want to make in a lot of crucial moments.
- The ending is a MASSIVE disappointment, after a huge buildup and many hours of gameplay you are rewarded with so little that your entire game experience feels _completely pointless_. If you have played Mass Effect 3, it's the exact same kind of questionable story choice: you have spent hours on this game buuuuut we don't really care we are just forcing you to take our very "art-sy" ending and if you don't like it that's your problem.

If the ending had not been so INCREDIBLY BAD, I would have recommended this game. Sadly, the wrap-up of the story is so terrible that it _completely_ ruined my enjoyment of the game. It's a fun journey, even if it's a very frustrating one at times, but when you reach the end you are clearly expecting certain things to happen... and they don't, at all. It's so bad that it does not even follow its own logic, it's pretty much as terrible as Mass Effect 3 from this perspective.

Shame really, but save your money and spare yourself from a colossal disappointment. You will actively feel robbed of the time you spent playing the game.
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37 of 69 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
My opinion of this game went up and down throughout this game. It went from simple fun, to obsession, to hatred for Rufus, interest again, and finally confusion about what I should think about the end.
At first it was amusing, and then the puzzles got interesting and I only pulled myself away when the sun started to come out. All the hours I put into it was in the span of 4 days. The puzzles really made me like the game for a while.
Then I started getting tired of Rufus. He is such a dumb ♥♥♥♥ing idiot, I still hate him. At some point the clumsy egotistical screwball isn't funny anymore. In the end though, the story changed my perspective about him.
The ending changes the perspective for the whole game, and I ended up confused about whether I should like it or not. Just the ending defines whether the whole game was worth it as a whole, and I'm not sure if it was. It's not straight good or bad, it just leaves a stressed out question mark in my head. I don't think that's a good reaction to have after such a long journey.
I guess all I can say is that it's not a slam dunk. I don't think it necessarily deserves a thumb down, but there's so many thumbs up I think it needs a few down. If you want to try something new, if you like this sort of thing, if you have time to kill, go ahead. Just don't expect that feeling of satisfaction at the end.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
It's a point-and click adventure game from Germany, in the grand tradition of Space Quest and Leisure Suit Larry. The interface is crisp, and the puzzles are generally variations of "talk to this guy, use this thing, combine these objects." That having been said, it's got a weird sense of humor that reminds me of the old school Sierra adventures, complete with a dude with a heavy German accent playing a folk song introduction to each chapter.

WARNING: Some of the humor, especially in the middle and third chapter, can get rather. . . "Dead Baby" ish. The only ones that really upset me in the end are a series of horrible things you end up doing to people in the third game in order to pursue a quest that turns out to have been pointless the entire ttime. (And then there were the baby dolphins. :( ) Plus a few moments of grossout humor here and there, mostly based around the fact that the game is set on a garbage planet with all that entails.

The main character is kind of a jerk who is saved from being an outright antihero simply because there are a few lines that he won't cross. He spends most of his time being a self-centered jerk who mooches off of other people, steals everything that isn't nailed down, and screws people over left and right in pursuit of his own goal and Goal. So in other words, he's an adventure game hero.

Gameplay wise, there are a few puzzles which are completely incomprehensible without a walkthrough or guide. Par for the course for an adventure game, of course, but after playing a few Telltale Games adventures, the older model of "point and click trial and error" gameplay feels a bit dated. One Godsend: the more irritating puzzles include a "skip" option that will allow you to pass the puzzle without completing it, if you get frustrated and just want to go on to the next part of the plot.

One huge pet peeve: "F5 IS QUICK SAVE. F9 IS QUICK LOAD." This is the mantra that most game makers use. This is because it means that there is a minimum chance of accidentally bumping the other button and either saving over your game when you didn't mean to, or quick loading when you didn't want to. Deponia uses "F9 FOR QUICK SAVE, F10 FOR QUICK LOAD." This cost me a bunch of progress at one point when I accidentally bumped the F10 key when I realized I'd gone a while without saving and tried to quick-save.

All in all, I enjoyed it, I was glad I played it. Supposedly there's a New Game Plus mode, and some collectables you can pick up, but I don't think I have the desire to revisit this game any time soon: nothing against it in general, just that linear adventure games tend not to be as fun the second time around.

Pick it up on sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
This is a review for the English version of the game.

Deponia: The Complete Journey was fun for 99% of the time I played it. Few issues with voice lines when characters go from one sentence to another. Otherwise I've seen one minor glitch that caused the player character to move into the background but I fixed it by talking to a frog, naturally.

The game has plenty of tough puzzles and good story points and progression, as any game of this genre should have. I like the art style, and the music, although a bit repetitive, is good too. The voice actors were fantastic and fit each character perfectly. Easy to use systems as well that prevent any sort of unneccessary tedium.

My biggest gripe with the game is the ending. I might compare it to Mass Effect 3 or Eoin Colfer's ending to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I was just not satisfied. Other than that, I was totally happy.

I sunk 30 hours into this game as of my writing this while doing only one playthrough so far, which were all very entertaining. I recommend getting this if you are really craving a good point-and-click adventure.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
What an excellent and complete package. One of the best P&C's I've played since the golden age. For those of you purists out there that will never look to a walkthrough, buckle up for the long haul because this thing is meaty. Two big chucks of Chaos and Goodbye had me reaching to outside help quite a bit. Good characters, beautful locations (despite all the garbage) and and incredible sense of humor throughout. 10/10... would play again.

An excellent bonus for the complete journey package with Jan Müller-Michaelis (Poki's) commentary. It's hilarious and also manages to give an incredible amount of insight into how the game came together.

Poki likes minigames..... has he mentioned that?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This is an amazing, hilarious, immensely frustrating game. In case it is not particularly obvious by the trailer, most of the gameplay involved is walking amongst various "screens" where you can interact with the items, collect things, combine them, and use them to solve interesting puzzles. The world is beautifully drawn and the puzzles are challenging to be sure. Some of the puzzles will cause you to tear your hair out, mainly because you missed the one tiny item on that one screen that you did not realize you were supposed to click, or how a puzzle has to be solved by changing a menu setting . But beyond those insanely frustrating moments, when you finally do figure it out, you are rewarded with a wonderful story and a feeling of achievement.

By the way, I HIGHLY recommend playing with the Developer's Comentary. Poki is a fantastic lad and will tell you all about the development process, the difficulties, and make you truely appreciate this game. Plus, he sings some pretty great songs.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
This game reminds me of classic Lucas Arts games in a very positive way.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Its pretty fun and addicting. You'll get stuck some times and rage but HUZZAH!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Wow. Have I really spent 47 hours playing this game? Guess it's longer than I thought it was!

*cough* Anyway, by now you've probably heard some things about these games, about how the creators are the "German Lucasarts" [which seems a bit unfair given there isn't an American Lucasarts any more] and how the ending actually goes back in time and makes the game suck retroactively.

Well, I for one really enjoyed these games. There was a good balance between outright comedy and drama, the twists and turns of the plot keep you guessing right until the end, and there is actually some good character development. [With the exception of Cletus: I still don't know what that guy's after]. The design and animation is top-notch, and it seems to be impossible to get stuck or killed [with one exception, but you are warned several times!]

If I'd have just played the first game, I'd be a little more hesitant. I found Rufus to be a bit of a jerk and rather unlikeable, the backgrounds pretty though mostly static, and the puzzles largely illogical. Oh, and the game seemed to suffer from the same problem that Simon the Sorcerer did. It thinks it's funnier than it is.

However, these ♥♥♥♥les are mostly fixed in the second and third games. Rufus actually undergoes some character development, and whilst he is largely out for himself, he does have a bit more compassion. The scenes are overflowing with little background events, birds [well, platypuses] flying, water ripping, flags blowing in the wind etc. The humour seems a litlte more restrained thanks to the intrusion of some well-placed drama [seriously - these games have some rather dark moments if you're not expecting them], and the puzzles.. well... it could just be that you need to adjust to their way of thinking but they started to make a lot more sense.

The creators do seem to have made point-and-click adventures their "thing", and rather than Telltale who seem to have rounded all the corners off and made their games simpler for a new generation, Deponia is aimed squarely at people who enjoyed these games when they were in their heyday. That doesn't mean they're old-fashioned though. The control interface is reasonably straight forward, the games are gorgeous (did I mention that?), the voice acting is excellent and the music is..well, it's alright. You can switch it off if it gets on your nerves.

As for the ending? Well, without meaning to spoil things too much, I can see why it's divisive, but I'm pleased that the developers didn't simply go for a "all the loose ends get tied up, the good guys live happily ever after and the bad guys get what they deserve" ending. Sure it's bittersweet, but why not? This game isn't for young children, you should be able to handle it.

I'm not going to compare the game to Monkey Island. Just because it's a point-and-click game doesn't mean it has to be like a Lucasarts game. It's not as wacky as Cokel's Gobliiins series, nor is it as serious as The Dig. Perhaps it's more like Sam and Max, with the gleefully anti-social protagonist. Regardless, if you like point-and-click games and want something with a good storyline and hours of gameplay, it's difficult to go wrong with this. And it is worth getting "The Complete" because besides giving you a discount, it also links the games together and gives you other bonus items as well. And it runs on Linux. Which is excellent.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
The lack of minigames is outrageous.

10/10 would do the tutorials again (and sing all the songs)


Serious review:

My last point-and-click game i own and finished is the 'Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth', so you can't say i'm regular in this genre. But i can recommend this game, because with it's every fault, it's a good game, and fun, if you have the right amount of sense of humor. The audio commentary is also a nice and mostly fun (but sometimes boring) addition. Still there is a big thing which is bugging me right now (as i finished the game an hour ago) and i'm not sure how i feel about it.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
When this intially came out I was really happy. I had already bought deponia and 100% it. Then I played this and it was completely broken. I waited a month for Poki and the gang to fix the bugs and everything has been gravy since then. This was awhile ago. I decided to hold off on the last chapter until redcently because I didn't want this amazing adventure to end. It was really awesome overall. Albeit confusing as ♥♥♥♥ at times.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
I really love this game, nice interface, nice story, awesome music, so funny and a really good gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I have always wanted to get the individual games, but given that 3 in a series is quite an investment, and since I could never figure if I would really enjoy the game from what I saw from the trailer, it took me quite some time to decide to finally obtain this game.

Pros:
If you enjoy point and click adventures with challenging puzzles interspersed in the midst of storytelling, this game should be for you.
Entertaining characters whom you will get close to
A rich environment that really encourages exploration.
A sense of humor that I would describe as a sarcastic poke at the main character, who almost seems to always receive the brunt of things
The achievements are really fun to figure out. (There are tons of them!)
A useful (very useful!) save system

Cons:
Not a serious issue, but I am someone who gets slightly frustrated easily, so trying to figure out which of 10 items goes where and with what can get slightly nerve wracking. I simply just look at a walkthrough if I hit a wall, which allows me to still follow the story without getting too frustrated, but if you enjoy challenges, then don't, because it is worth slowly figuring out
This new 3 in 1 package features the developer commentary, which you can turn off, but it automatically switches on every time the game starts. It is not terribly obstructive in the top left corner, so its still a small complaint.
No spoilers, but some people may be terribly hurt by the ending of this if they don't like it. Personally though, I liked the ending, and I find it the most meaningful out of any other ending they could have placed.

Other than the minor cons, this game does promise a nice storyline, a brisk fun walk with the characters and amazing environments. It is a different style of game but is worth going through all 3. :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
A really wonderful point & click adventure. A nice addition to any library.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I can't recommend this game enough. It's a very long game but remains entertaining and funny throughout. I call for a prequal trilogy! Always trillogy, lol.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
I've never been very interested in point-click games but this one was a lot of fun. The art style is good, the dialog is funny, and the characters are well thought out. This game has certainly opened my eyes to the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
This game was great! It's got a bit of dark humor and some ridiculousness in it. I just wish there was a fourth I could buy!
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