As the Greek Goddess Athena, control the wind, seas, and air to guide the hero Odysseus home from the Trojan Wars. The incredibly realistic water current simulation will amaze and challenge you, as you use your powers to protect the Hero's fleet.
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Mixed (37 reviews) - 54% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (269 reviews) - 65% of the 269 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 6, 2015

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As the Greek Goddess Athena, control the wind, seas, and air to guide the hero Odysseus back home. In this physics-based overhead strategy game, based on Homer's The Odyssey, you'll manipulate the environment to help Odysseus's fleet return from the Trojan Wars.

Realistic water current simulation will amaze and challenge you, as you use your godly powers to protect the Hero's fleet.

Guide the fleet through gorgeous scenery that surrounds Mediterranean Sea.

Protect the fleet from cyclones, harpies, sirens, and other mythical beasts, through over 50 unique levels! Put your strategic skills to the test, as you work through a myriad of intriguing scenarios!

Key Features


  • Over 50 amazing hand painted levels.
  • New exciting dangers for your boats including sirens, sea-monsters, storm clouds and more!
  • Replay any level at will to increase your score and rating.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB, OpenGL compatible video card with latest drivers installed
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Mixed (37 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (269 reviews)
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Forest
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
muito bom o jogo
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[E]lang[R]izky[R]
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Funny game..
Not bad also not a good game..
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versxed
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Kinda reminds me if red alert or command and conquer. Fun game, good buy on sale.
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Squanchy
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I thank god that this game came in a bundle... I fell asleep while playing (which got me my cards)... Thank god again. BTW this game is as boring as watching paint dry in a humid room...
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Gazpins
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
have you ever woken up in the morning and wished you could control the wind and water currents?

well this game is gonna make you wish you couldn't! God game / the odyssey is a .. well i'm not really sure what kind of game it is. You use the mouse to control water currents and a little wheel in the top right to control wind and use these to escort a bunch of boats to the exit. Wind will simply make the boats go in a straight line toward the exit based on the strength whereas the water can be used in more of a directional sense. Water currents are easy to lose control of, so that's a great amount of fun.

Enemies in this game are the most frustrating things ever. Cyclopes chuck rocks at your little guys and you have to use the mouse to catch boulders which you can then use to drop on their heads and stun them for a few seconds. There's two problems with that: first, if you have to use the mouse to catch moving boulders, there's a pretty big chance youre gonna screw up, miss, and completely throw your boats all over the place by accidentally using the water current instead. Problem two is even if you use a boulder to stun the cyclopes, he's gonna throw another boulder again in like two seconds. Your other enemy is harpies, which you gotta click to shoe off. See, again the problem is that if you click and miss these freaks, you're just gonna screw up the water current and make it a complete pain to get boats back on course. Clicking is the only control in the game so you have to juggle so many things with one action and half the time when you're trying to do one thing you'll accidentally do another and ruin everything.

I somehow sat through playing about 40 minutes of this before I just got frustrated with everything and had to call it quits. this game will make you hate mythology and wish that odysseus crashed and died so they wouldn't have anything to base the game on.
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adruzenko03
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
A fun game that gives you good powers. However won't recomend over a dollar. (Got it for 80 cents and 3 other games)
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Merdinator
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
The game is nothing special, just a boring mobile port with bad mechanics and controls.

Also, you can guess that something is wrong when you see that the game has two different names on its Steam page:

God Game : The Odyssey vs The Odyssey: Winds of Athena.
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Excine
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
boring
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CJ HUNTER
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Pretty boring and stupid, but not that bad because it has a working menu and a good tutorial.
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Sir
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Not good, not bad,

Worth it's price on sale.

10/10
Would resell steam cards again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
The game is nothing special, just a boring mobile port with bad mechanics and controls.

Also, you can guess that something is wrong when you see that the game has two different names on its Steam page:

God Game : The Odyssey vs The Odyssey: Winds of Athena.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
have you ever woken up in the morning and wished you could control the wind and water currents?

well this game is gonna make you wish you couldn't! God game / the odyssey is a .. well i'm not really sure what kind of game it is. You use the mouse to control water currents and a little wheel in the top right to control wind and use these to escort a bunch of boats to the exit. Wind will simply make the boats go in a straight line toward the exit based on the strength whereas the water can be used in more of a directional sense. Water currents are easy to lose control of, so that's a great amount of fun.

Enemies in this game are the most frustrating things ever. Cyclopes chuck rocks at your little guys and you have to use the mouse to catch boulders which you can then use to drop on their heads and stun them for a few seconds. There's two problems with that: first, if you have to use the mouse to catch moving boulders, there's a pretty big chance youre gonna screw up, miss, and completely throw your boats all over the place by accidentally using the water current instead. Problem two is even if you use a boulder to stun the cyclopes, he's gonna throw another boulder again in like two seconds. Your other enemy is harpies, which you gotta click to shoe off. See, again the problem is that if you click and miss these freaks, you're just gonna screw up the water current and make it a complete pain to get boats back on course. Clicking is the only control in the game so you have to juggle so many things with one action and half the time when you're trying to do one thing you'll accidentally do another and ruin everything.

I somehow sat through playing about 40 minutes of this before I just got frustrated with everything and had to call it quits. this game will make you hate mythology and wish that odysseus crashed and died so they wouldn't have anything to base the game on.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Funny game..
Not bad also not a good game..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I thank god that this game came in a bundle... I fell asleep while playing (which got me my cards)... Thank god again. BTW this game is as boring as watching paint dry in a humid room...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
53 of 66 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Decent casual game that would be best played on a mobile platform with a touch interface... other than that... if guiding floating vessels on water through treacherous passages and obstacles by manipulating the wind and currents is something you wanted to try out in a game... here it is in 2D low resolution classical style.
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70 of 99 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
I found the gameplay frustrating and heavily depending on luck.

When one thinks about the question of whether The Odyssey is a good game, only one incontrovertible attitude corresponds to reality: a touch screen interface would be more appropriate for this game. Any individuals falling prey to the view that frantic and precise mouse gestures are exactly what you need on PC possess an unsatisfactory adaptive capacity to reality-based frameworks of reference.
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35 of 51 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Relaxing & clever // Recommended for casual gamers

~Full Disclosure: This game was reviewed with a key given by the developers~

+ Interesting & neat historical/mythological back-story
+ Simple mechanics made challenging through the necessary balance of obstacle avoidance & wind/current management
+ Food offerings offer opportunities for bonus points
+ Though the visuals are underwhelming, to say the least, everything is crisp & responsive in practice
+ Some basic puzzle elements (i.e., beacon switches)

- No resolution options (default resolution in windowed mode is entirely too small, & fullscreen is not an option if one is using more than one monitor)
- Feels overwhelmingly like a touchscreen tablet port, though it still manages to be functional & enjoyable
- Limited replayability beyond a drive for higher scores

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40 of 60 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 7, 2015
In this game you play as the goddess Athena, who's job it is to guide Odysseus' boats to safety. You do this by altering the wind strength, which always blows toward their destination, and by dragging your mouse through the sea to create currents.

This sounds simple enough, but you also have to prevent the ships from hitting rocks and sand bars, and avoiding other dangers like a cyclops throwing rocks at them (you can catch the rocks by clicking on them with the mouse). Additionally you need to direct the boats to statues to unlock gates and there are also bonuses to pick up along the way. Naturally it gets harder as you progress, with newer dangers and more difficult maps to negotiate.

Although the graphics are pleasing, the resolution is only 640x480. You have a choice of full screen or windowed.

To be honest, it's not my type of game and it didn't hold my interest for very long, but it's by no means a bad game. It wouldn't appeal to everyone, but it's fairly challenging and I'm sure some gamers would enjoy it.

Conclusion: a decent casual game ideal for a quick play when you don't have much time to spare.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
2d puzzle short-break game, where you need to help some folks lead their boats through the very troubling seas. You'll be creating small physical phenomena on the way of those boats, to save them from harm. In a Greek god way, indirectly and somehow messy, but with the good intentions at heart.

With the current price and the reality of Steam "greenlight" Augean stables going wild with the really bad things selling great just because they have trading cards on the board... I'd say "The Odyssey: Winds of Athena", or whatever that game calls itself - is a decent project, which is not trying to rip you off, and providing with just enough gaming experience for the small price.

That is correct, of course, only by comparisons with the weakest part of Steam, all those sleaze stuff that have any value only with cards... If we remember, that almost for the same money we can buy high-quality things like WItcher 1 (where even the optional mini-games are more inspiring than that "Odyssey")... That so many good games of the equal cultural value, as "Odyssey", are freeware from the start... Well, I can't say that I Really Recommend the game.

It is working, it has quite rare, almost unique game mechanics, it is fairly provides you with the promised puzzle-like gameplay fitting to fill short pauses in your life, like awaiting in the traffic or in some queue... Yeah, that goes mostly as the thing for mobile platforms, and not full-time PC gaming experience.

So I'll mark the Odyssey as 5.7/10. It is not a bad game, it is fair, costs little, has cards to align the price even more. It provides enough gameplay to fill your hands for some time... yet it is not inspiring enough to really go for it.
So if you get it discounted or bundled - that's not a waste. Just don't expect much.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
God Game is a casual puzzle game inspired by "The Odyssey" (you know that famous old greek myth!). Your goal is a simple yet getting progressively more difficult one: Get your ships safely to the exit by manipulating wind/air currents. To finish a level you have to have saved a certain number of ships; stretch goals include an expert rating (save more ships) and a perfect rating (save all ships). While it is pretty easy at first to get perfect rating, pretty soon the difficulty steps up by introducing environmental hazards like sand banks, reefs and even enemies e.g. Cyclops, Harpies (the later can even be used to your advantage and you will have to utilize them at times).
The game itself is nice to play in between or to relax. My only gripe is the lack of incentive to go back to levels and try harder at getting expert/perfect rating...achievements would definitely do the trick here.
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