VVVVVV is a platform game all about exploring one simple mechanical idea - what if you reversed gravity instead of jumping?
User reviews:
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Very Positive (50 reviews) - 94% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (5,579 reviews) - 96% of the 5,579 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 7, 2010

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“I completed the level and was reduced to disturbingly orgasmic cries. I haven’t felt as good with a videogame, in that direct physical way, for quite a while.”
Kieron Gillen, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“I can't say enough good things about VVVVVV. It's Terry Cavanagh's best game to date, and one of the best platformers I've ever played. If you have any interest in challenging platformers whatsoever, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to pick up VVVVVV.”
10/10 – Anthony Burch, Destructoid
“...it would be wrong to let the sheer fiendishness of Cavanagh’s offering overwhelm any appreciation of the ceaseless elegance of the design.”
8/10 – EDGE

About This Game

Help! Everyone has been teleported away randomly! As the heroic Captain Viridian, it's up to you to find your friends, bring them back to safety, and save the universe!

VVVVVV is a platform game all about exploring one simple mechanical idea - what if you reversed gravity instead of jumping?

The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.

Key features:

  • Elegant, minimalistic level design.
  • Challenging, fast and fun gameplay.
  • Frequent checkpoints mean you never have to replay challenges you've already beaten.
  • Over half an hour of chiptune music by composer Magnus Pålsson.
  • Special game modes, including time trials and a no death mode.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 42MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 42MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Graphics:
    • Hard Drive: 42MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
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Coupon Tim
67.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
its like an adventure game that's also a platformer, with defined levels, its pretty solid 9.7/10
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aaronshivers
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
yes
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Natrium
13.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Id's say it's vvvvvvery good
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andrycera
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
This game is very fun to play, sometimes you have to retry and retry and it can be frustrating, but when you complete a difficult section it's satisfying. I really like the 8-bit soundtrack
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AlokinSkyGAMER
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
This game will push your nerves beyond its limits, it will give you cancer,make your eyes explode 10/10 masterpiece
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Mark 🍣
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
What's not to love about this game?
It's so simple and entertaining
The controls are so easy
The characters are full of personality
The stages are brilliantly designed and colorful
It can be tough at times but you won't stop playing
And the excellent classic chiptune soundtrack will keep you motivated to do that!
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limelight1210
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 19
The number of times I skipped over this game...a lot!!!
At first i dismissed it as yet another simplistic half-♥♥♥ graphics whipped up as quickly as possible type of game. It is actually quite fun though.
What sets it apart from most of the other junk on Steam are mainly two things for me:
1.The characters have short dialogue between each other which gives it some cohesion with a nice little story. (It's also really cute and funny.)
2. The soundtrack is the ♥♥♥♥.

Glad i played it.
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CorCannoli
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
VVVVVV is an amazingly crafted game. Simple controls and amazing level design makes it super enjoyable. It's short, but I had fun the whole time. It's a great game to buy if you're looking for a fun, hard game (it will test your patience!), that is genuinely difficult. Every time I got stuck I knew my inputs were just a little too early or a little too late. It never feels difficult to the point of being unfair or impossible, and tons of checkpoints makes it so you're not constantly backtracking the same obstacles.
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treyhibbard
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 16
This game is worth it for the pocket change. If you can resist the urge to rage, then this game is for you.
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Luisfius
1.8 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 16
Fun game. Nice gimmick. Fantastic music.

It gets pretty dang difficult.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
oh sh it, I'm sorry
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
The number of times I skipped over this game...a lot!!!
At first i dismissed it as yet another simplistic half-♥♥♥ graphics whipped up as quickly as possible type of game. It is actually quite fun though.
What sets it apart from most of the other junk on Steam are mainly two things for me:
1.The characters have short dialogue between each other which gives it some cohesion with a nice little story. (It's also really cute and funny.)
2. The soundtrack is the ♥♥♥♥.

Glad i played it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This is, in my opinion, one of the best platformers to have ever been created. It has simple controls, but used in so many ingenious ways. With a satsfying quick respawn back to try again, it makes beating it feel satisfying without being frustrated. It's art-style is beautiful 2D pixel art, and it has one of the best soundtracks in video games. With collectables, and challenges, on top of an expasnive main game, there is so much to do here. And the story is intresting, well-written and builds a interesting sci-fi world to explore. I recommend this game to everyone. It's amazingl
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
So beautiful game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This game is very fun to play, sometimes you have to retry and retry and it can be frustrating, but when you complete a difficult section it's satisfying. I really like the 8-bit soundtrack
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 16
Fun game. Nice gimmick. Fantastic music.

It gets pretty dang difficult.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
272 of 300 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
THIS GAME HAS BEEN ON SALE FOR 49 CENTS MULTIPLE TIMES. YEAH, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT. 49 GOD DAMNED CENTS. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO USE THAT CHANGE ON YOUR STEAM WALLET FOR? TRADING CARDS? GET THE ♥♥♥♥ OUT.

IF YOU SEE THIS GAME ON SALE IT IS YOUR DUTY AS A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD TO PURCHASE IT.
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162 of 174 people (93%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2015
VVVVVV is about going up and down. You go up to avoid some obstacles and go down to land safely between spikes. I have to mention that controls are very simple - left, right, swap gravity. There is open map that allows you to complete levels in custom order. Great retro style soundtrack included. I should mention that in this game you have to understand the gravity of the situation.
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133 of 152 people (88%) found this review helpful
138 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
Steam marks I've played 6h but i'ts a lie.
I've played 1h and cried 5h because I couldn't pass the level.


15/10
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106 of 126 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Challenging without being overly frustrating. Simple yet pleasing graphic style. Short and cheap but well worth the money. What else can I say? If you like puzzle platformers at all, buy it now!
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