The classic abstract strategy game comes to Steam! Reversi is an ageless game that is simple to learn and hard to master. Place tiles surrounding your opponents tiles to flip them to your color. Get to the end with more tiles of your color and you are the winner!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Positive (52 reviews) - 71% of the 52 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 19, 2015

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About This Game

The classic abstract strategy game comes to Steam!

Reversi is an ageless game that is simple to learn and hard to master. Place tiles surrounding your opponents tiles to flip them to your color. Get to the end with more tiles of your color and you are the winner!

Buy it once, play it on PC, Mac, & Linux.

This is the most full-featured version of Reversi ever created. Features:
  • Play locally or online.
  • Play against the computer – World class "Zebra" AI with five difficulty levels.
  • Includes "hot-seat"/"pass-n-play" mode for multiplayer using only one computer.
  • Asynchronous play - you can play even when your opponent is offline.
  • Easily switch between full 3D with camera-control & a 2D graphics mode
  • Full controller and “Steam Big Picture” support
  • Switch seamlessly between playing with mouse/keyboard and gamepad.
  • Elo Ratings for online games – ranked on a Steam Leaderboard
  • Steam Trading Cards, Badges, Backgrounds & Emoticons
  • Dozens of Steam Stats & Achievements.
  • Steam version has no added DRM and can run everything except the online play & Steam-specific bonuses (Steam Achievements, Steam Leaderboards, etc.), without any internet connection and/or without Steam installed.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or better
    • Processor: 1 gHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or better
    • Processor: 2 gHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8.5
    • Processor: 1 gHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Yosemite 10.10
    • Processor: 2 gHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: 1 gHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ w/ GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit, S3TC texture support
    • Processor: 2 gHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (52 reviews)
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silversuriv
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Should You Buy This Game?
The game succeeds in allowing you to play Reversi on Steam utilizing different match parameters including local/online coop and solo play with various difficulty levels. Although I enjoyed playing this game, the UI and graphics along with minimal personalization options leave a desire for more. If you like Reversi at all or want to add another (strategy) board game to your collection, I definitely recommend getting this game.

Review
Reversi is a classic board game, and this Steam game with the same name manages to bring back the old school nostalgia without hampering the gameplay. For those that have never played Reversi before, your objective is to have the majority of stones "flipped" when there are no moves available. Your opponent's stones are flipped when you place an adjacent stone, assuming that a line is created in which your opponent's stones are bounded by yours.

In this game you have the ability to: play against AI with multiple difficulty levels, pass and play for local coop, or play online against other users. The online feature provides a game browser with custom matches including ranked play. You even have the ability to utilize asynchronous play - you can quit the game and receive a notification when it's your turn. The online community seems to be hanging on by a thread, though it's possible I looked at the browser list at unpopular times.

Regarding solo play, the AI is fairly difficult on Hard and above difficulty levels (Beginner < Easy < Medium < Hard < Harder < Hardest). As a casual player, I get crushed almost every time playing the higher difficulties. Due to this, I really would have liked an easy Restart button. There is also no save feature against the AI for those that like to play at a slower pace or come back at another time.

Score
Good
- 7/10

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Phayntom
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
I remember playing Othello aka Reversi with my grandparents. It is an all time favorite. Something we would sit around, play, and talk about random stuff. Some of my fondest memories are around this game. If you love this type of game, its great. It has Player vs Computer, Local Multiplayer, and Online Multiplayer. I love it.
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brunnertom
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
boooring
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KipofMudd
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 23, 2015
I don't like this game apparently. I don't mean this actual game, I mean othello or whatever people refer to it as. It wasn't my cup of tea, to say the least.

The AI is great and actually offers a challenge, or it could be that I was so bad that even the low level AI's were better than me. Regardless, if you can't play against people online for some reason, the computer seems to be plenty good enough to challenge you. It also allows you to play versus your friend through couch co op, it looks like.

Overall, this game is smooth and worth your time, if you like reversi/othello to begin with. I didn't enjoy it but that's not the developer's fault or anything so don't blame him. Also, the developer was responding to just about every thread in the discussion forum so that is pretty phenomenal.

Get this game if you like reversi/othello and you won't be disappointed. Promise.
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Pitaman
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 19, 2015
my mother like it
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Chichi
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 7, 2015
The game is pretty much basic but very complex at the same time. It takes Othello and gives you a good interface for it for online and vs computer games. The AI is pretty tough and it is a pity that the difficult ramps up so fast. If you always wanted to try to play Othello, this game is quite good.
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Luken Struken
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 5, 2015
It doesn't seen so bad, it's borring, but whatever i get this free xD
Recommend it!
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cedara2
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 4, 2015
Had this on my wishlist and snagged it when it was on sale. Don't reget buying, it's a decent time sink.
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Maalen
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 3, 2015
A simple but challenging board game. There's ELO ranking and it notifies you via steam whenever it is your turn to play.

It's pretty fun with friends. Get it on a sale.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
59 of 64 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2015
Game runs fine so far with no problems but no one is online to play against.

+ Clean and fast inteface.
+ A.I. is great with many difficulty settings to suit your skill level.
+ Local Multi-player
+ Steam Achievements, Cards..etc.

Side-Note: this is Othello not Reversi and here is why:
1- In Reversi, the starting configuration was not predetermined, like it is in Othello and here. Players would take turns setting down the first four pieces in the center of the board. Because of this, either player could force the “parallel” starting configuration (White White Black Black), rather than the predetermined Othello starting configuration (White Black Black White).
2- In Reversi, the game is over as soon as either player could not make a move. In Othello and this game, the player without a move simply passes, and the other player makes as many moves as needed before the first player can make a move again. The game is only over once neither player can make a move.
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2015
I originally thought this was Othello. Cleared up my a fellow gamer here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi

Despite the occasional crash - it is the game that I enjoyed playing as a kid.

I am enjoying it now - despite the *complete* lack of people available to play multiplayer....! Not sure if thats a bug or I am the only person playing.

It should be 3 or 4 dollars not 6 or 9.

7/10
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2015
Okay, let's get my main gripe out of the way. This game is "Othello", not "Reversi" (yes, they are two separate games). Reversi starts with a blank board whereas Othello starts a game off with four pieces in the center. The game ends in Reversi when a player can't make a move...in Othello, that player passes. Based on the way this game plays, it should have been called Othello (though perhaps there were legal reasons for not doing so). With that said, this isn't a bad game. It features both offline and online multiplayer, as well as single player against the AI via multiple difficulty levels. I'd grab it for 40% if you plan to pick this up as $10 might be asking a bit much for how simple this game is (games take 2-3 minutes, if that).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu9KEasqIFM
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
The game is pretty much basic but very complex at the same time. It takes Othello and gives you a good interface for it for online and vs computer games. The AI is pretty tough and it is a pity that the difficult ramps up so fast. If you always wanted to try to play Othello, this game is quite good.
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31 of 51 people (61%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2015
Very buggy. The AI often say "the AI has no moves, its your turn again" - however there is a lot of moves for the AI to do. The game crashes a lot on my Mac (mid-game) and I have not one single time succeed to play against another player (ranked). Money back please!!!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2015
First: Want to say "thank you" to the fine people at BlueLines for responding quickly to fix bug in this game. Found the person I talked with polite and friendly and taking my concerns seriously. (I believe it took them less than a week to fix the problem.) Good job!

Second: This game is very simple... and EXTREMELY difficult. Each game takes about 5-10 minutes to play so is good for entertaining yourself when have a little break. I pride myself on being very good with turn-based boardgames but this simulator had me gnashing my teeth a few times. ;P

It a very simple game to learn... I gifted an extra copy to a friend and we were challenging each other within 5 minutes of install... but challenging the computer at "Hardest Level" is QUITE another matter. You may think you winning but the board can change quickly!

To be honest... I can think ahead about 5-6 moves in chess. But this game has so fewer variables for the computer to keep track of (in terms of possible moves) that the computer can think ahead maybe 10-12 moves on the more difficult settings.

My recomendation? Begin at the easiest level and then increase difficulty as you improve your skill.

BUT BE PREPARED TO BE HUMBLED!
*Giggle*

Personal note: If someone has beaten this on the Hardest difficulty I would *LOVE* to see some sort of guide or strategy-hints. :D

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
75.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2015
The best game of BlueLine Games if you want to play against computer.. I know, it wasn't difficult
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
This game in 1min
https://youtu.be/qFLEBrDi5go

also know as Othello.
if you know the game this is a good digital reproduction.
if not gameplay is simple.
you start with 2 of each piece in the 4 squares in the middle of the board.
the point of the game is when you place a new piece you want to put it in line with another of your pieces to change all enemy pieces between the two into your color.
the one with the most pieces of their color on the board at the end wins.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Should You Buy This Game?
The game succeeds in allowing you to play Reversi on Steam utilizing different match parameters including local/online coop and solo play with various difficulty levels. Although I enjoyed playing this game, the UI and graphics along with minimal personalization options leave a desire for more. If you like Reversi at all or want to add another (strategy) board game to your collection, I definitely recommend getting this game.

Review
Reversi is a classic board game, and this Steam game with the same name manages to bring back the old school nostalgia without hampering the gameplay. For those that have never played Reversi before, your objective is to have the majority of stones "flipped" when there are no moves available. Your opponent's stones are flipped when you place an adjacent stone, assuming that a line is created in which your opponent's stones are bounded by yours.

In this game you have the ability to: play against AI with multiple difficulty levels, pass and play for local coop, or play online against other users. The online feature provides a game browser with custom matches including ranked play. You even have the ability to utilize asynchronous play - you can quit the game and receive a notification when it's your turn. The online community seems to be hanging on by a thread, though it's possible I looked at the browser list at unpopular times.

Regarding solo play, the AI is fairly difficult on Hard and above difficulty levels (Beginner < Easy < Medium < Hard < Harder < Hardest). As a casual player, I get crushed almost every time playing the higher difficulties. Due to this, I really would have liked an easy Restart button. There is also no save feature against the AI for those that like to play at a slower pace or come back at another time.

Score
Good
- 7/10

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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2015
First of all, these reveiwers saying this is not "Reversi" but actually "Othello" I have no idea what they are talking about. I've been playing Reversi/Othello for a long time, as well as have been researching board and card games, and I have never encountered a version that didn't start with four pieces in the center, and I've always found "Reversi" and "Othello" used interchangeably. But games like this are old and acquire many rules over time. Who can really say, and does it really matter that much?

Now, as for the game itself, don't buy it unless it's on a pretty heavy sale. I waited until it fell down to about $3, and had I paid a dime more than that I'd have been pretty upset. While functional it lacks polish. Only two varieties of pieces, no varieties of boards or backgrounds. The background music is annoying with no other options. The sound effects are grating. Seems like small stuff, but they are all things that should be present for $10 whole wing-wangs. In 3-D mode the pieces flip over in a very satisfying way, but if you make a large capture the computer goes immediately after while your pieces are still flipping. And if you make a large capture, and the computer makes a large capture, your first pieces could be flipping back before your captured pieces are finished turning over. I find it to be incredibly annoying.

All of these seems like small complaints and they are, but to be charging $10 I'd expect a lot more. I'd expect a lot more especially when you can just google "Reversi" or "Othello" and find a low tech flash version on a website and play for free. So save your $10 and put it towards a real Othello/Reversi board you can buy at any Toys'R'us.
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