The world’s most-loved puzzle game is now available on PC, and is better than ever in Tetris® Ultimate. With six exciting modes, fun new features, and unique visuals, the evolution of this iconic game is the ultimate must-have on PC.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (127 reviews) - 29% of the 127 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 10, 2015

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

 

About This Game

Experience the Best of Tetris

In this fast-paced game of skills, you can take on the puzzle game solo, battle a friend, partner up with friends, or make battle teams. Up to four players can get in on the action.

  • Marathon – Get to level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
  • Endless – Go as high as level 30 and keep clearing lines as long as possible.
  • Ultra – Get your highest score before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
  • Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
  • Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out your opponents.
  • Power-Up Battle – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups! Go on the offensive with Carousel and make your opponent’s Well shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump garbage down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines – especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
  • Haunted – Complete Marathon mode while your Tetriminos disappear.
  • Landslide – Try to clear lines while random Minos are dumped on your screen every 10 turns.
  • Time's Up – Starting with a 30 second game, clear lines and perform special moves like T-Spins and combos to add time to your game.

Stay Connected With Friends

Social Feeds keep you up to date with in-game events and allows you to track your friends’ scores. Tetris Ultimate captures and saves your play style, allowing you to always be able to play with or against your friends, even when they are offline. If your scores get beat, view your friends’ strategies via their in-game replays, then challenge and beat them!

Celebrate Wins and Compete

Leaderboards make it easy to post your scores and see how you measure up against your friends. Challenge yourself and stack your skills and scores against other great players around the globe. An official Tetris Rank in the shape of Tetriminos has been implemented to classify and identify the top players. Play by Championship Rules for an even greater feat to see where you place among the most elite players. Are you one of the best in the world?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 (32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @ 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTS450 or AMD Radeon HD5670
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 (32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD5850 or better
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Overall:
Mostly Negative (127 reviews)
Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Display As:


(what is this?)
76 reviews match the filters above ( Mostly Negative)
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
A bug happened to my game and now the window wont appear. They haven't updated this game at all since it's release. Don't buy it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I gave it a try. Hoping just maybe it could be good. Ignoring all the reviews and just diving in to see for myself. But what I found was sheer dissapointment.I would rather recommend finding the Tecmo version or the mobile version. Those two are 100x better than this.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
This game was absolute garbage. I just wanted to play 2 player tetris with xbox controllers. I dont understand how it's possible to f that up. Player 1 controls all the other players. It would be better if I made my own version of the game typing with my feet. Save your money.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
won't stop crashing...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Crashes alot on my pc
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
279 of 316 people (88%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Bought the 3DS version, but I didn't like playing with a DPad.
Had a PS4 arcadestick lying around, so I bought the PS4 version, but I didn't like playing with bugs and a developer that is not willing to patch these.
Bought the Steam version, but I don't like it, because:

- unskipable logos/intros
- laggy logos/intros
- laggy menu
- half-♥♥♥ support for my arcadesticks (which work fine with everything else), left/right is up/down, buttons don't work *
- no option to set custom controls *
- adware popping up random when exiting the game

And probably more, but I don't wanna spend more time with this than I already did. At least not until the last 3 points have been fixed.

If you wanna play a good version of Tetris, try Tetris DS or stick with the 3DS version of T.U.

* semi-fixable with Joy2Key or XPadder, but will add inputlag, rendering the game even more unplayable
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
186 of 204 people (91%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
This is such a shame.... Such a shame that in this day and age, we can't get a working, updated version of Tetris. After the fiasco of the next gen console releases and total lack of support for fixing them for just under a year now, I don't know why I'm surprised.

No, I cannot recommend this to anyone as it stands now. The game keep crashing, you can't remap your controls, very clunky user interface. I'd like to give an opionion about actual gameplay, but I can't due to the constant crashes. From what I can tell, seems to be a direct port of the console versions, slow play and slow line clear delay.

I'm going to give it some time to see if Ubi does anything about these issues, but I'm holding no hope going by their previous track record for the console games.

Very happy that I can get a refund through Steam for this as it's the ONLY reason I decided to purchase and try it. Was hoping to finally get a decent game with decent multiplayer, but I guess I'll have to just keep on waiting.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
177 of 205 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
The game does NOT allow you to remap keys in the options menu.
I do not recommend this game.

(edit) A patch has been released that tackles this problem

The game also suffers from crashes..
(edit) The game still suffered from crashes, tested on two Win 10 systems. But I've actually been able to play without crashes on both systems after
- Running steam and Uplay as administrator and verifying the integrity of the game cache
- On 1 system, I also had to run the game on Win 7 compatibility mode

(edit) More time needs to be spend to actually review the gameplay, but the game is playable. First impression:
There are too many small annoyances (menu, audio, visual) that has nothing to do with gameplay/game modes itself. So overall, it leaves a bad taste, even though the gameplay itself might be decent. For now, overall, I'd still not recommend it ( it's not completely rubbish, just mediocre and definitely not "Ultimate"), but I think that one could enjoy it casually on a rainy day.

It should also be noticed that a quad core recommendation is insane for a tetris game with a 'casual' tag. Clearly it's a lazy console port to pc.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
110 of 119 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Okay finally arrived better late then never. I have played only about an hour and dabbled in most of the game types (Except the ones that crashed) and here's what I think.

Lets start positive because there are some good things. It looks great. I like the aesthetics it is probably one of the better looking versions of Tetris there is. People who prefer the really really minimalist designs in some of the unofficial variants like Lockjaw or Nullpolimo might not like it but I do, especially when you compare it to last gen which i really did not like. There are also a good number of game modes so every kind of player will find something they are after, whether its Marathon, Sprint or Battle. Okay thats all I got for god things so lets move on.

My criticisms are divided in 2 minds, one as an aspiring game designer and one as a Tetris fanatic.

I really dislike the approach to TU's Menu design. It looks good, and animates well. But its not intuitive and clutters the screen with a lot of information most of which is hard to direct around at first. Especially since there is no real tutorial. Or I should say there is one but its placed in a spot that no first time player is gonna find. And when you do get to it you are faced with an encyclopedia of text. If you were trying to follow the instructions you would have to constantly flop back to that menu.

I could understand if the dev team wanted to not have the players go through menu after menu but I would of rather something simpler. A starting menu that says "Online, Solo, Settings, Profile" which then opens up into something else. instead of an overwhelming amount of text as soon as you hit start.

On the subject of clicking things. I'm not sure why they decided to make somethings clickable and somethings not. Everything in the footer requires key presses and somethings require clicks. You have to be a little more consistent than that. Its like trying to play an FPS in an options menu. Also who thought it was a good idea to make the two keys to press "O" for confirm and "Backspace" for exit. Those keys are in the middle of nowhere and doesn't relate to any of the keys during play.

And now we come to some issues with the gameplay.

Something happens the faster you want to play and it comes from your expectation compared to what happens. 2 things that are really critical is line clear speed and when you are allowed to rotate the incoming piece. The longer that delay is between what you want to do next and when the game allows you to do it Is very important especially the faster you want to play. Very important for sprint players.

I am not that quick of a player, relatively speaking compared to the really really hardcore players, but even I am getting irritated with the delay. When you know what to place next, and when you know you hit the button to rotate, but the game lets you down by not keeping up with you. Its very frustrating aspect.

The decision to allow sensitivity was good. Maybe not to the degree I'd like, something finer than a 1-10 scale would of been nice, but a lot of variants don't have it so fine. The decision to Lock the Controls and the Piece orientation on the other hand is baffling to me. I had no idea they did this because I thought it was a given before it came out. I play with the numpad because it means I can rotate both ways with just my right hand. Thats how I play thats whats comftable for me. I also don't like using the space bar for drop, I prefer a smaller key and one next to my hold like "z" because i prefer using my index finger instead of my thumb.

these specific issues for everyone to play a certain way makes me think Tetris Ultimate had a very clear goal in mind and I'm not one that likes it.

If you are a casual player who doesn't play tetris often, maybe occasionally a long time ago. The game is fine. There are bugs here and there (3 of the game modes crashed on startup for me in the first 20mins) but its manageable, and if you are able to navigate the god awful tetris party up system, its okay.

The problem is I don't think its worth it to get it on PC. because if you are playing causally, 4 controllers will work, 4 keyboards won't.
More pressing is I don't think its worth your $15USD. You can get the same things from other outlets that let you satisfy that craving and then move on... and get back to Fallout 4 or something. If you hadn't already bought the game on your XBone or PS4, theres no reason to get this version.

If you are like me and you are a Hardcore player. This game is missing far to many options and crashes to many times to be taken seriously for your time. If you are a marathon player you would rather play TGM, if you are a multiplayer player you would rather play Top or Cultris. If you are a sprint player you would rather play Nullpol or Lockjaw. Most of them cater what you are after, better. and most of them are Free to play as well.

The only reason you would play Tetris Ultimate is if you hadn't tried any others.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
100 of 122 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Controller support for the Xbox One controller with the recently released wireless adapter for Win 10 is completely broken, it simulates that you're holding left on the stick permanently, making the game unplayable if you plan on using a controller.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recently Posted
vertical
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 30
Does not support local multiplayer or controllers.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Pitaman
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 23
first time found tetris game with very poor performance
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Dossla
2.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
I ignored the bad comments and I lernd my lession.

How the ♥♥♥♥ do you manage to ♥♥♥♥ upp tetris?
Helpful? Yes No Funny
snorp08
17.3 hrs
Posted: August 19
I wish there was a middle rating on steam, if there was I would rate it that.
I bought this game for a tetris that I could play offline. (And you can do it, if you have uplay in offline mode.) But the game is reall MEH to me. Its boring. I like tetris. I don't find tetris itself boring, but this game's music and bland tetrimenos just really make this game boring.
The game runs fine on my gaming laptop and gaming desktop, but the one time I did run it using integrated graphics it ran horribly. I never had to many bugs, (Once it was crashing on me for no reason but only once.)

You should only get this game if you really want a tetris to play offline.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Fnc2
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 5
A triple AAA company releasing complete and utter garbage, The new up date for key mappping works like it was made by a 4 year old. WHAT A JOKE!!!
Helpful? Yes No Funny