Immerse yourself in a world as exotically beautiful as it is dangerous in this modern God-Game where Nature is the Star!
User reviews: Mixed (1,306 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 17, 2011

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"30fps lock. Genre: God-game"

About This Game

From Dust is the latest original game concept by Eric Chahi, creator of the cult classic, “Another World / Out of this World”.
Immerse yourself in a world as exotically beautiful as it is dangerous! You control the destiny of a primitive tribe against the backdrop of a world in constant evolution—a universe where mighty Nature reclaims what is hers; and your mastery of the elements is your people’s only chance of survival...

Key Features:

  • Ground-Breaking Technology

    Play in the sandbox of one of the most advanced real-time nature simulations, where everything you see and interact with evolves dynamically, offering a constantly renewed experience.
  • Unique Art Direction

    Discover a large variety of environments: Tropical islands, volcanic landscapes, deserts and so much more…
  • Rich Story Mode

    Explore 13 breathtaking territories of emergent gameplay. Master the natural forces at play on a mysterious archipelago and help a primitive tribe to recover the lost powers of their ancestors.
  • Confront Mighty Nature

    Protect your tribe against Nature’s most devastating attacks. Face down tsunamis, wildfires, earthquakes, volcanoes, torrential rains…
  • Master Godlike Powers

    Control the forces of nature to sculpt the world in your image. Hold back lava, stop raging waters, empty lakes, grow forests and raise mountains!
  • Live Up to the Challenge

    Race against the clock on 30 additional maps in Challenge Mode. Each scenario is a puzzle-like challenge where time is of the essence...
  • Online leaderboards

    Compare your Challenge Mode scores with the community on worldwide leaderboards.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1)
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 2.3 GHz AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+
    • Memory: 1.5 GB (Windows XP) / 2 GB (Windows Vista/Windows 7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (*see supported list)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card
    • Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller
      *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

      ATI RADEON HD 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 series

      NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 series

      Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

      Crossfire or SLI-equipped systems may run the game but are not supported. It is recommended to use a single card while playing From Dust.
      * This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 920 or 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 or better
    • Memory: 3 GB DDR3
    • Graphics: 512 MB Geforce 9 or Radeon HD 4000 (*see supported list)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: 5.1 sound card
    • Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
      *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

      ATI RADEON HD 3000 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 series

      NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 series

      Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

      Crossfire or SLI-equipped systems may run the game but are not supported. It is recommended to use a single card while playing From Dust.
      * This product does not support Windows® 98/ME/2000/NT
Helpful customer reviews
80 of 94 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
The game was really good, but it's ruined by cursed U-PLAY...

U-Play's latest update prevents the game from loading up. Why studio's feel the need to use U-Play is beyond reason.
Totally uneccesary!!!
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68 of 80 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
uplay DRM ruined it, nothing worked right.

Got a refund.

Boycott uplay.
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
From Dust was a very fun puzzle sandbox game, until UPlay got involved. It didnt need it back when it got released, but now you cant play it unless you log in with a Ubisoft account. Now dont get me wrong. While I dont mind too much about logining in and saving the info so I dont have to do it over and over, the fact that the game didnt have this at launch(or a couple years after) is what drives me away. The fact that they felt it was neccesary to include this "Feature" that late in the game just shows me what kind of paranoid, crazy, and untrusting company Ubisoft is becoming.
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25 of 40 people (63%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Was entertaining for awhile, but it got old pretty quick. Level after level, it had the same exact intro sequence; some people crawling out of a hole in the ground. It definitely got challenging, but at that point I had lost interest.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
-Choppy graphics as its old and had poor support from the start. Use a controller.
-limit your expectations, that way you won't be disappointed. Buy for $5 or less.
-Only good for mindless building/destroying on the last level. The last level is a sandbox level.
-Put 1,000hrs+ in this on another platform as it was something simple I could mess with while watching the stock market. It didn't help me make money.

Had arid vegetation appear in sandbox level from a glitch.
Carefully cultured the arid vegetation, its glitch seed was a small area spawned forth from a dead tribesman. I did this untill it encompassed all viable landscape.
This required burning away the traditional tropical vegetation so the arid could grow, this took some time as arid vegetation growth rates are slow.

Arid vegetation does not burn when in contact with lava or fire. Lost arid vegetation to accidental tsunami.
Losing it was devastating.

8/10
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