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.
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Very Positive (78 reviews) - 91% of the 78 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Very Positive (78 reviews)
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Cloudy Out
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
This game was released in 2006 and it shows its age. The theme and music is irrelivent to me as I'm only looking for a good sodoku game and this isn't that. As many other reviews have stated the game is a very small resolution and the only video setting is choosing whether to play on the stretched full screen or the incredibly small windowed mode. The most disappointing feature it's missing is any ability to track average times or recent games. Honestly, if you're on a PC you're better off just bookmarking a sudoku flash site that probably has more features and isn't so unpleasant on the eyes.
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W.T. Fits
( 46.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
Some number puzzles
Logic will help you solve them
Very relaxing
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LuNaTiC
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 18
Loved it definetely recommend for the sudoku lovers.
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Marruka
( 56.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
Zen of Sudoku is challenging yet relaxing. I like to play this before going to bed. Nice sound effects, too.
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ryryrecords
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
This is a basic Sudoku game. If you like Sudoku puzzles, that's what you'll get. There really isn't much extra to this game. I got this because I wanted a Sudoku game on my computer. There are lots of free options, but I'm anal and wanted it from Steam for easy access. Grab it on sale.
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Barracuda
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
It's an OK game. However, the texture quality is really bad.. especially when playing on the resolution 1920x1080.
There is also no option to change the resolution, it's either you play the game full screen with crappy texture quality, or play the game in windowed mode with a resolution of 640x480.. there is not in between.
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Mrepitome
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 11, 2015
Nice ambience and background while you solve puzzles

Variety of difficulty level, you can start from an easy puzzle to a very hard one and everything in between

Full screen is a bit awkward but you'll get used to it

Worth base price
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@The_Dards
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: October 3, 2015
I'd rate this.
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jimframpton
( 124.8 hrs on record )
Posted: September 15, 2015
Does what it says it will. The puzzles on the highest difficulty level are reasonably challenging and it's a decent enough way to kill a few minutes.
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Nemonia
( 32.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 10, 2015
There are 4 difficulties to choose from, and it's possible to note which numbers there could be in a square, plus the game has a hint system. You can even "import" (mark up yourself) puzzles from the newspaper.
In short, the game does what it claims, and solidly so.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game was released in 2006 and it shows its age. The theme and music is irrelivent to me as I'm only looking for a good sodoku game and this isn't that. As many other reviews have stated the game is a very small resolution and the only video setting is choosing whether to play on the stretched full screen or the incredibly small windowed mode. The most disappointing feature it's missing is any ability to track average times or recent games. Honestly, if you're on a PC you're better off just bookmarking a sudoku flash site that probably has more features and isn't so unpleasant on the eyes.
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Addictive, a nice product for sudoku lovers.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
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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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
55.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
* Relaxing music, fun challenge.

* Full screen is almost a must, window is tiny on most resolutions used today. Wish they had the ability for windowed mode to be maximized and maybe stretch to screen size, but not an extreme issue.

Gets my recommendation if you're looking for a Sudoku game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
67.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Best game on Steam at the moment.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 13, 2014
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2014
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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