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Gish isn't your average hero. In fact, he's not your average anything...you see, Gish is a ball of tar. A Sunday stroll with his lady friend, Brea, goes awry when a shadowy figure emerges from an open manhole and pulls Brea below ground.
Release Date: May 4, 2004
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The 2005 Independent Games Festival Grand Prize winner.

"One of the most original games ever made" - Gametunnel.com: 10/10

"A Little Getaway: Small, Simple, Fast and Fun... (GISH) proves that a simple idea can be elaborated upon with terrific results." - New York Times

"The freshest platformer I've played this year"- PCGamer UK: 85%

About the Game

Gish isn't your average hero. In fact, he's not your average anything...you see, Gish is a ball of tar. A Sunday stroll with his lady friend, Brea, goes awry when a shadowy figure emerges from an open manhole and pulls Brea below ground. Following Brea's calls for help, Gish suddenly finds himself in the subterranean sewers of Dross, a long forgotten city filled with twisting corridors, evil traps, and some of the most demented creatures imaginable.

With his gelatinous structure as his only means of defense, Gish must follow the echoing cries of his damsel in distress deep within the earth below. What freakish creatures dwell in this subterranean land? Who is Brea's captor? And just how far down does the rabbit hole go?

Life isn't easy when you're a 12 pound ball of tar...

  • Dynamic physics and lighting
  • Destructible environments
  • 34+ story levels
  • 20+ collection levels
  • 80+ player-made levels available for download
  • Six unique VS. modes
  • Unlockable game modes
  • Over 15 animated enemies
  • Six deranged bosses
  • Five "super secret" levels
  • Level editor

PC System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, AMD, Intel or G3 1000+ Mhz processor; OpenGL Compatible 3D Graphics adaptor (ATI, NVIDIA, Intel, etc.) with 32 mb of video memory; 256MB of memory

    Recommended: AMD, Intel, or G4 1500+ Mhz processor; OpenGL Compatible 3D Graphics adaptor (ATI, NVIDIA, Intel, etc.) with 64 mb of video memory, 256MB of memory

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz+
    • Memory: 1GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive: 200+MB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: Standard audio
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
325 products in account
219 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
This is a great classic from Edmund Mcmillen that everyone should play (Gish was one of the bosses in The Binding Of Isaac)
Posted: November 17th, 2013
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34 of 58 people (59%) found this review helpful
435 products in account
66 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
"One reason, and one reason only, the controls."

I got this game a long time ago in a bundle, and in all honesty only really became the slightest bit interesting in it when I became a fan of Edmund Mcmillen’s work, and found out this was something that he worked on.

I tried playing this game once before, and I personally found it unbearable to play.
For one reason, and one reason only, the controls. They really aren’t that great, and I found it very difficult to try and get used to. Which in the end, I couldn’t. I gave up and I watched a let’s play instead, of the whole play through. Which is a shame because it looks like a decent game, and for people that don’t see the controls as a problem, it probably is.

A lot of people moan about this game and say it’s bad, and that it’s broken. Which in ways, I suppose it is. I just think that this game had a lot of potential.
There was talk of a sequel being made, but from what I have heard Mcmillen can’t get a hold of the programmer that worked on the game, so can’t really do much about anything.

Fellow people with OCD-tendencies, beware!
The achievements on this game are broken, even though they all have a 0.3% achieved rate, which shows that a very few may have cheated to get them. (I guess I don’t blame them if they are well and truly broken and steam won’t take them down)

All in all, this is one I wouldn’t recommend. Buy anything else with Edmund Mcmillen’s name on it. Anything, but this.
Posted: November 23rd, 2013
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
290 products in account
43 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
I have never had this much fun being a blob of semi-liquid
Also give Edmund McMillen money
Posted: January 18th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
35 products in account
1 review
0.2 hrs on record
Simple and awesome! :)
Posted: March 20th, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
56 products in account
2 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
Awesome platformer, except that all the achievements are broken.
Posted: January 25th, 2014
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Awards

Grand Prize winner