From the creators of Natural Selection comes Zen of Sudoku, a relaxing, easy to play version of Sudoku for your PC. Relax with hand-painted Japanese-styled backgrounds, no timer and lush natural soundscapes. Stimulates your brain to keep it healthy and alert.
User reviews: Very Positive (52 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 14, 2006
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From the creators of Natural Selection comes Zen of Sudoku, a relaxing, easy to play version of Sudoku for your PC.

  • Relax with hand-painted Japanese-styled backgrounds, no timer and lush natural soundscapes.
  • Stimulates your brain to keep it healthy and alert.
  • Teaches you the basics of Sudoku through advanced strategies like "naked pairs", "x-wing" and "locked candidates".
  • Play unlimited puzzles, print them to finish offline and enter custom puzzles from other sources.
  • Unlock trophies, backgrounds and more.

This product includes portions of the PopCap Games Framework.

System Requirements

    Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, 128 MB RAM, 500 MHz or faster, Direct X 7.0

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
IT FEATURES SOUND
IT FEATURES GRAPHIXX

WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT
ITS EVEN GOT DIFFERENT SEASONS

SATISFY YOUR DESIRE TO LISTEN TO CHILL ♥♥♥ MUSIC AND PLAY A CHILL ♥♥♥ GAME.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
A nice and simple little Zudoku game with some advanced features and tools that help you learn and solve Zudoku.
It also tries to make the experience relaxing with atmospheric sounds and backgrounds.

If you like Zudoku and want it on your computer this is clearly one good option.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
★★★★☆ it’s Sudoku
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Best game on Steam at the moment.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Addictive, a nice product for sudoku lovers.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Four levels of difficulty, good highlighting features, easy grid for selecting numbers, and the ability to pencil in numbers which is typically necessary for the hardest puzzles. It's good as far as Sudoku is concerned. Now whether you like Sudoku or not is an entirely different subject.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Awhile back I had a very special request from a friend whose disability had progressed to a point where writing is no longer an option: Find a mouse only Sudoku game playable offline. So when I saw Zen of Sudoku, I picked it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCaRVsTZHqg

When I first booted up, I ran into a problem. The game booted in Fullscreen Mode and immediately asked for my name. Without Onscreen Keyboard accessible due to fullscreen mode, I was unable to enter my name. I needed someone to type in my name before I could move on.

Once my name was entered everything was ok. Options let me change to Windowed Mode which is borderless allowing me to access my desktop easily. There’s no other accessibility options. No colorblind options or input configuration are found.

Gameplay so far has been point and click. To choose what number you would like to enter into the puzzle you can click numbers in a grid & click the one you’d like. The boxes are kind of small in windowed mode so some precision is needed. You can correct any mistakes however. When trying to use the keyboard to choose squares or enter numbers, I had no luck. So far it seems you need a point & click input but we’ll keep our eye out for any changes.

The game is a peaceful and relaxing. There’s no timer even on harder difficulties and you can stop at anytime and resume later if you’re feeling fatigued for just need a break. Audio consists of relaxing sounds but isn’t needed for gameplay.

Zen of Sudoku has been fun so far and will definitely satisfy any sudoku cravings. We’ll keep checking it out to see if gameplay changes or additional issues pop up, but the first look has easy to play as long as you can point & click.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
A very relaxing game that challenges my mind. I love the landscapes and the music. And I love Sudoku puzzles. Awesome game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
This game works really well. No bugs or glitches, a really immersive soundtrack, and challenging puzzles make it well worth the few dollars. Also comes with in-game achievements for completing the more difficult puzzles without using any help or pencil marks, making the game somewhat goal oriented, instead of simply random puzzles to kill time. Great for any fan of traditional sudoku!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
Totally user friendly format combined with a soothing soundtrack and atmosphere. Everything I could wish for in a sudoku game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
316.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2013
I should probably recommend this game since it's my most played game. Here's why: I love sudokus. Do you love sudokus? Then you should get this game! Here are some other reasons:

1. You save money because you don't need to buy new sudoku magazines and/or pencils!

2. It's a nice timesink and it helps you think logically.

3. It has several difficulties, so if you are a beginner you won't have a hard time solving the puzzles.

4. A good way to relax from a stressful day, or to wake up to in the morning. Make some tea/coffee/hot chocolate, put on some music and solve a puzzle!

There are probably tons of other reasons. But anyone can get this game, granted you have an interest in sudokus.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
You all know Sudoku. What makes this game different is the music. It puts you in the mood of calm relaxation, meditating in a zen garden.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
169.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2012
If you like Sudoku or if you like ambient rain noise, this thing is a must. Gods. I've racked up almost as much time on this thing as I have with WoW.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Nice relaxing game that plays exactly how you'd expect. Menu options are well thought out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I've tried quite a few Sudoku games on PC and mobile platforms and this is by far the most intuitive, clean, and helpful interface. When I bought this, I had never played Sudoku before and it made getting into the game easy and fun. The hints are particularly useful for a beginner, though they can be phrased a bit cryptically. It's later that I looked for better programs, thinking that Zen of Sudoku was maybe dated (it has only one resolution: low), and came up with nothing to make me want to switch. I wish they ported this to tablets!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Excellent version of sudoku relaxing music and multiple levels of difficulties the trophies are a nice touch. Overall Good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
Loving this game .one of the best so far !!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Good price even when not on sale, the generator lets you maybe even do the same puzzles again at a later date. Recommended for Sudoku puzzlers.
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I wanted a good-looking Sudoku game. I got a Sudoku game.

Click on one of those screenshots; it turns out that that image is the actual maximum resolution of the game. Blown up to fullscreen, it looks like an old DOS game. Goes to show, always try the demo first.
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8 of 29 people (28%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
The riveting sequel to the established military sim franchise, this game offers an intrepid experience in the daily life of Cpl. Ben Kerry, a US marine stuck in on a greek island after being blindsided by the Greek army. This leads to a series of guerilla warefare missions engaging in enemies with a rag-tag group of American-friendly greek forces with a dreamy British leader. You eventually leave your small island to the much bigger island - Altis. Altis is very expansive and covers a wide array of terrain from the salt flats to mountainous regions. It boasts having several large cities and multiple airports. After arriving, you continue your mission with the greeks and the brits. I won't spoil the rest, but you're sure in for a ride.

The real meat of the game is the multiplayer though. Engaging in platoon sized battles between 50 real life people clearing a city against massive hordes of AI is exciting. The combat leaves you awe-struck as bullet modeling and bullet paths have been integrated flawlessly into the hands of the engine. Multiple vehicles, ranging from Main Battle Tanks to Anti-Air Vehicles, are available from the onset and spice any mission up. When you join a large group, it's utterly fantastic the amount of fun you can have. Imagine 50 other players running toward an objective while trying to dodge MG fire. That's the game's experience.


Actually, it's a ♥♥♥♥ strategy game with ♥♥♥♥ty graphics that make you want to claw your eyes out. If you actually enjoy sudoku, get off the internet. Get Arma III instead, it isn't ♥♥♥♥.
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