Reviews for World of Goo

89

Great game

lok0812 | June 23, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

Fun little game having the players to build a tower using the goo balls provided to bridge each other to form a tower. Building with them is as easy as click and hold of your mouse but not planned carefully can cause the tower to collapse due to the difference in weight or a bad foundation. A very innovative game that challenges players to balance things. There are numerous amount of stages with different layout to test the players to get to the goal of the stage by limiting the amount of goo balls that must be saved. Great indie title and it is a must get.

86

Very Fun

Plasros | June 13, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »

THE PROS: My hat is off to this game for its artwork and level design, which are interesting, original, and often adorable. The gameplay also deserves points for its originality. The basic concept of WOG is that there are these tiny goo balls squirming around in every level, and these goo balls can be picked up by the player using the mouse cursor and then dropped near other goo balls to create structures. The objective of most levels is to build a structure (or series of structures) that allows a certain number of goo balls to reach an exit pipe. The more goo balls that reach the exit, the better your score. So the challenge of the game is twofold: 1) Figuring what sort of structure you'll need to build to accomplish the level objective, as it is rarely a straight course, 2) Conquering the laws of physics by building a goo structure that not only accomplishes your goal, but is also structurally sound and unlikely to be destroyed by environmental dangers. The game does a fantastic job of creating fresh scenarios, either by introducing new environmental dangers or by introducing new goo balls with new unique abilities. The game's originality is incredibly refreshing and its character will charm you to no end. THE CONS: Interacting with the goo balls in the game is not always very user friendly, and in some situations it becomes just plain infuriating. In most levels, the goo balls start on a small, pre-built structure. As you build, the goo balls whimsically travel around the tresses of the structure you're putting together. As the game goes on and the challenges become more difficult, this actually starts to become frustrating for a number of different reasons. For example, if there are multiple types of goo balls in a particular stage (let's say regular black goo and balloon goo), you might be trying to pick up a particular kind of goo ball to accomplish a particular task. However, the one goo ball you're trying to pick up is buried beneath 60 other goo balls that you don't want. You can't just move all the unwanted goo balls aside and dig down to the goo ball you want, because all the goo balls are running around like disobedient children. The whistle the game gives you to "call" goo balls is no help, since it seems to only make the goo balls do what they are already doing (i.e., running around chaotically), only faster. The chaotic dog pile of goo balls also proves frustrating in time-sensitive situations, since you'll try to quickly grab a single goo ball from the writing mass of them, but instead you'll accidentally yank out a goo ball that's already been placed, causing your entire structure to collapse. The developers have kindly introduced tiny flies you can click on to flashback to an earlier point in the level, in case you make any huge blunders; however, these flies also prove frustrating since 1) the restore points they choose seem almost random, ranging anywhere from two seconds ago (letting you watch your structure fall in instant replay) to three minutes ago (causing you to rebuild a significant chunk of your structure), and 2) it is too easy to click one of these flies by accident when you don't mean to, effectively deleting GOOD progress you've made. In short, all of the problems and frustrations of world of goo boil down to one essential problem: there is too much crap on the screen at one time. It all piles on top of each other, and it can make your life hell. VERDICT: Definitely buy the game for its originality and charm, but be prepared for some unnecessary frustration.

100

An amazing game <3

Bynn | June 10, 2013 | See all Bynn's reviews »

When I think of it, I can't think of a negative or impartial comment about this one, by far one of my favourite indie and puzzle games. An interesting story, beautiful scenery and use of colours, nice music, cute little balls of goo that make cute sounds when you move them, good use of physics, quite a challenge sometimes, fun all the way in. World of Goo will allways have a special place in my game collection.

80

spectacularly cute

KellinCore | June 7, 2013 | See all KellinCore's reviews »

It is a world focused on the agony, puzzle, design, music, art and many figures depicted at different times in the history of this game. I really liked a lot

90

Charming, beautiful and fun indie that should not be missed!

Cakefish | June 6, 2013 | See all Cakefish's reviews »

The game is filled to bursting point with pure charm. The goo balls make great little funny noises when you interact with them and it's very satisfying to do so. The art design is wonderfully colourful and imaginative. Animations are sleek and smooth. The soundtrack is wonderfully catchy and upbeat. The whole game has a great vibe to it. The puzzle elements are cleverly designed and have a perfect difficulty curve, never at any point becoming frustrating. It's very satisfying when you finish a level and simply put, it's just pure fun, with the physics interactions that form the basis of the puzzles handling very nicely. Humour is even present in the game, through the wonderfully mysterious Sign Painter, whose narration and random thoughts on the task at hand will make you smile. All in all, a very feel-good game. The only downside is that the game is over too quickly and you are left longing for more!

88

perfect casual puzzle

McDoenerKing | June 2, 2013 | See all McDoenerKing's reviews »

It got humor, simple but yet deep gameplay mechanics and enough levels to keep you busy, when you do not feel like playing one of the aaa titles!

I totally recommend to get this game for a weaker machine, which you might take with you while travelling. This game will even run on a netbook. :)

The gameplay is easy: Get the goo to the pipe and save as many as you can! How? By combining goos of course, but it is harder than it sounds, because almost every level introduces a new obstacle to master!

One level will consume about 2-5 minutes to complete depending on your puzzle solving skills. While I am at it: There is never only one solution! Most levels provide different paths to victory, some might not, but my feeling is that they're in the minority overall.

You take the train often? Get this game and taking the train was never this much fun! ;)

88

Something new

simpkinscm | May 21, 2013 | See all simpkinscm's reviews »

World of Goo is an original and challenging puzzle game. Working with limited resources, you have to find a way to get from point A to point B. A simple idea but very well executed. The levels are well designed and tell a story that is easy to follow, allowing this game to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Some levels will require a few tries to figure out, but not difficult that the player will become frustrated. The number of levels was surprisingly high providing plenty of play time to feel like you got your money’s worth. One negative against this game would be little to no replayability since once you solve a puzzle, you most likely won’t return to solve it again. Overall, World of Goo is an enjoyable puzzle game that I would recommend to anyone wishing to try a puzzle game that’s a bit different.

80

Inovative and challenging puzzler

katchouni | May 11, 2013 | See all katchouni's reviews »

Among the loads of puzzle games coming out these days, World of goo is realy one of a kind. Immediatly appealing by its graphical mood, an adorable and intriguing style which reminds me the best animated movies. Your job here is to put Goos together to build towers and bridges, in order to climb or go over gaps to the exit. The challenge gets harder as you progress in the game : levels get tougher but you also get Goos with special abilities to help. The physics render is awesome, you can genuinly feels the weight of your building. I can't recomand enough this game, a real must have.

93

Great Game!

crazycold12 | April 23, 2013 | See all crazycold12's reviews »

I love the puzzle aspect of this game! It's very challenging, and well worth the price! The first time I played this was on my wii console, and it is so much easier to play with a mouse. I highly recommend it!!!

90

One of the best puzzle game available. And it never gets old.

zhack075 | Feb. 26, 2013 | See all zhack075's reviews »

In World of Goo, you need to use little ball of various goo ( each color has its own utility ) in order to reach a pipe and "save" as many "non used" goo. It is a physic puzzle game as you need to build structure in order to reach the pipe. Beside the campaign, there is a Multiplayer competitive mode in which you have to build the higher goo structure using the goo balls you saved during the campaign.

The concept is really simple but the game is really addictive. 2D Graphics are the kind of graphics that never get old and are still great. If you like physic based puzzle game, or just puzzle game, this is definitely a must have !

80

Gotta love those things

Wolfear | Feb. 9, 2013 | See all Wolfear's reviews »

This is one of the first indie games, that made the indie market popular. You would think it is good, or maybe just a hype? Nah, it's good. the puzzles are challenging but not hard. The balls of goo are really cute, and you'll want to save them all and not let them dissapear with a "plop". The only setback is the length, but for the price it is now, it might not be worth it for you. On sale however, it is a must have.

69

Delightful, original indie game worth playing

DeweyDTruman | Feb. 8, 2013 | See all DeweyDTruman's reviews »

World of goo has, by now, probably been at least tried by about everyone. But it repeats noting how original it truly feels compared to many other games. The gameplay is exceedingly fresh, and the graphics and sound are pretty well done too. It's a bit on the short side, but worth every second.

80

instant classic

yrts | Feb. 7, 2013 | See all yrts's reviews »

If you enjoy puzzle games then this is definitely a must play. It isn't too difficult for most of the game but the mechanic is fresh, the graphics are crisp, and the level variety makes the game incredibly addicting. There isn't a ton of replay value, and there is some sort of 'social' mode where you attempt to build the tallest tower which I felt to be uninteresting. Still, if you haven't played it and you consider yourself a fan of puzzle games you owe it to yourself to at least try this one.

75

Simple great puzzle

Jorgel | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all Jorgel's reviews »

I think my first experience with the Indie game world have been with World of Goo, some years ago on an Ipod. Since them the game has been ported to any and every platform. The game is simple in it's essence: you build towers, bridges and ropes using little sticking balls called Goo. It's simplicity is also it's greatness: the puzzles are easy to understand but also hard to execute, and you continuously gain access to new kinds of Goos and experience situations like wind and rain. Everything is presented along with good graphics and soundtrack. If you haven't played it game yet and are looking for a good puzzle World of Goo is a good game.

70

Alright

captainstark | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all captainstark's reviews »

I think the game was very entertaining while it lasted, but loses a bit of replayability. The game is short, which I was very sad about. A larger company would have been able to make many more levels/challenge maps, but, sadly, this is not a big company. All in all I enjoyed this, but it would be much more worth the 20 bucks IF there were some extra levels released for people who had purchased the game. (Maybe even another stage or two?) 7/10 for the length and lack of any customization, including resolution. If you are running this on a laptop/widescreen, then you will have to play with everything fatter than normal.

85

Great puzzle/physics game

Scorpy | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all Scorpy's reviews »

World of Goo takes its basic premise of puzzle-solving by building towers and turns it into a very intriguing and fresh new indie game. With its fantastic music, great art style and odd but intriguing story, World of Goo is sure to please just about anybody.

Pick this up straight away if you love puzzle games!

80

An Interesting Puzzle

CrimsonWizard | Dec. 26, 2012 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »

World of Goo is an indie puzzle game which tasks you with using cute little blobs of living goo to reach a suction tube across the level, taking care not to touch or get hindered by the various hazards.

Your goo blobs each have a unique quality depending on their color with black being your basic connectors, while green is extra bouncy. The physics are a little iffy unfortunately with your connections not always lining up with what you expect after experimentation. The actual level design itself is good however, and the game as a whole exudes a fun, cartoony style, even with the drearier looking levels.

It's a pretty good experience, and should be tried by fans of puzzle games, with plenty of content in a neat package.

79

Must visit the World of Goo

DonVercetti | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »

World of Goo is a great puzzle game. There’s a nice variation of difficulty in the levels, some are as easy as blinking your eyes, other take quite some time to complete. The cartoony style of graphics are really fun and relaxing to look at. The challenges give you several different kinds of Goo to help you complete the level, you might see a way to use some of those extras to complete the level. But if you notice that you left some extra’s behind you have the urge to go back to that level atleast once to see what other ways there might be to complete the level and give you some extra score!

75

Now available.... EVERYWHERE!

cavalcade | Dec. 20, 2012 | See all cavalcade's reviews »

World of Goo must be one of the most ubiquitous games of all time. Available on nearly every platform you can possibly think of (I suspect there is probably a Tapwave Zodiac and Gizmondo version in the works) the simple fact is that World of Goo is a game that gets a great deal of stuff very, very right, but is also a game that has been slightly devalued by a veritable flood of casual games on iOS and Android that riff on the design values.

Back when World of Goo ruled the virtual waves, the neat structure, the clean cartoon like visuals, the humour and that addictive "just another 5 minutes" still felt fresh. In a world where there are many, many, many, games like World of Goo it's a testament to the game that it still hold up today. A cross between a bridge or construction sim and a physics driven puzzler it's all about geodesicing it up to build structures to get your little goo blobs to a point where they can be sucked up by a pipe. If that sounds like your first year at university then I can assure you it isn't quite like that. The vaguely Loco Roco-ish graphics and smooth animation give it a pleasant, relaxing feel. It works well with a mouse, in fact you could argue the PC version is probably the most comfortable to control.

Is it worth it? Well, make sure you don't own it first, but if you like casual games, if you have kids (especially ones who like Lego) and if you've got a space in your heart for a blob or two, then you can't really go too wrong for the money.

72

A great puzzle experience

aronater | Dec. 16, 2012 | See all aronater's reviews »

Like many others, when I first played World of Goo, I was completely new to the world of Indie puzzlers. However the simple but satisfying mechanics and the enjoyment of stringing together bridges and towers made of goo balls soon had me hooked. (Not gonna lie; the sign painter had something to do with it!) This is a great game to relax with at the end of the day, or just to kill some time with. The basics are simple; build whatever is required in that particular level using as few goo balls as possible. The challenge lies in the obstacles thrown at you, things like sharp spikes that break your carefully built structure. Another nice thing about this game is its interesting sense of humor, mostly given over through signs written by "The Sign Painter". If you're looking for a blockbuster title to immerse yourself in for hours at a time, then you've come to the wrong place. But if you're looking for an interesting game that will kill a few hours here and there in a fun and satisfying way then by all means, get this game. It's low price tag makes it a low risk purchase that you will most probably enjoy.

100

One of the best puzzle games ever

israel_hlc | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all israel_hlc's reviews »

World of Goo is a beautiful and exciting 2D physics based puzzle game. The levels are very well designed, not too easy nor punishingly hard. On each level, your objective will be to build a structure made of goo balls aiming to reach a pipe that will suck all the remaining goo balls. It may sound weird, or even too easy, but in fact the game is very, very addictive. The background plot is surprisingly interesting (being honest, I didn’t expect a real plot in a puzzle game), with a good sense of humor. The “villain” keeps leaving you messages through the levels, and they make the overall game experience even better.

77

Good Game to play :D

kalil | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all kalil's reviews »

World of Goo is an innovative arcade game with physics elements. You control "goo balls" in different forms, colors and properties; everything from normal black, sticky green, balloon red, transparent water drops and more. Your task is to reach the pipe and "rescue" a required number (or even more) of goo balls - a simple idea with very good realization and addictive gameplay.

There's not much to say about the gameplay because i already explained it at beginning of the review; it's everything about building towers and bridges just to reach the pipe. You can use the rescued balls in a game mode where you try to build an andless tower and compare the size to other players on the internet. The only bad thing (and also reason why the game didn't get 100 points) are a little bad physics, but we can ignore it since everything else is awesome.

Pros: + gameplay + beautiful graphics and sounds + highly addictive

Cons: - physics

Conclusion: This game is a must-have, doesn't matter if you're not into arcades, you'll love it.

75

a fun puzzle game

griffioen | Dec. 10, 2012 | See all griffioen's reviews »

If you are looking for a game which you can play for hours in one go, I wouldn't recommend this game. However if you are looking for a game which can fill in the time , this is the perfect game for you. World of goo is in essence a puzzle game. I myself would catagorize it between a puzzle game and a bridge building game. most of the game is spend on building structures to reach a pipe which will suck up all the rest of the goo blobs that you did not use. It is really refreshing and fun to play for a little while, and as an extra feature you can compete with the whole world on who can build a higher structure. There is quite a variety of types of goo blobs so the game stay's interesting.

86

The bright side of crude oil

abelfs | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all abelfs's reviews »

Amazing game, even more knowing that so few people worked on it. I love the concept and the design of the levels. The physical effects are very well implemented and it can be used in many ways in order to make progress. There's moments in which you feel like an architect!! The independant video game industry shows that some people can still innovate. The only but is that it is too short, something very common in the indie games...

89

The start of a revolution

V2lentin | Oct. 24, 2012 | See all V2lentin's reviews »

World of Goo is the game that started the indie revolution and drawn everyone attention to the small game developers.

The game mechanics are pretty simple; click and draw. The purpose of each level is to make "buildings" out of goo balls in order to reach the pipe that will suck the remaining balls to the World of Goo Corporation. What adds to the complexity of the game is the diversity of the goo balls, each type having various abilities, like being flamable or capable of being removed from the buildings created. The levels are not very hard to solve, but some of them require some thinking, especially the ones in the final chapter.

The graphics are pretty nice and fit the game like a glove. Also, the sound is very well done, with the balls having specific chirps for when they are clicked. World of Goo really deserves to be played by anyone, from casual gamers to harcore gamers and it will be a shame not to get it.

90

A great puzzle game

hugemouth | Oct. 8, 2012 | See all hugemouth's reviews »

World Of Goo is one of the best indie games released to date. If you didn't have the chance to play it you should buy it, for the price asked it is one of the best deals you can make. This is a physics based puzzle game, a simple idea yet a very challenging result. You have an X amount of Goo blobs and you have to build a solid structure with them in order to get a certain amount of Goo blobs to a pipeline. As you progress you get different types of Goo blobs and have to deal with gravity, wind etc. A great and uber fun game for just 2.99$ :O I think I even saw it here on GMG for just 0.99 or 1.99.

72

Great Visuals and Sound Meets Unreliable Game Play

das_regal | Oct. 2, 2012 | See all das_regal's reviews »

World of Goo's music sounds like the kind of stuff you'd expect a carnival organ grinder to play while the Strong Man juggles flaming cannonballs. The visuals are incredibly crisp and satisfying, they remind me of a beautifully drawn comic book.

But for all of this graphical sleekness, the game play itself is anything but. It's very touch and go. When attempting to solve the puzzles that World of Goo throws at you, sometimes your method will work and sometimes it won't. Tactics are not very reproducible thanks to the complexity and randomness of the physics system that 2D Boy used to make this game.

And ultimately that takes away a significant amount of fun, because a lot of times when I won using cheesy tactics when the more arduous method failed me, I felt like I'd cheated the system.

75

Charming puzzle game

sweetcuppincake | Sept. 28, 2012 | See all sweetcuppincake's reviews »

What stands out most in this game is the design. The world and the goo balls are what make this game unique. The concept is to create structures out of the goo balls to help them past obstacles. It is all physics-based, so you have to make things sturdy. The goo balls are counting on you. As you progress, you get to see more of the minimal story and strange world these creatures inhabit. There is some replayability in trying to solve puzzles using fewer goo balls, but this isn't a game you will spend 10s of hours on. It's a nice little diversion though.

90

Superb puzzle game with interesting strategical elements

lachking | Sept. 27, 2012 | See all lachking's reviews »

World of Goo is a puzzle game with an interesting premise: you build a ladder with blobs of goo to get to the exit of each level. Interesting elements come into the mix . Physics plays a big part of the game: if you place too many blobs onto one part of the ladder it will collapse and you will have to start over. You also have to be economical as you will need to use blobs to create the ladder but have enough blobs to reach the exit so that you can finish the level. If you use too many blobs, you won’t meet your objective and will need to rethink your strategy. Often you will need to try levels multiple times to get through, but it usually remains fun and engaging. As you progress into the game, more elements are at your disposal such as balloons which make you ladder rise. You could nit-pick the game and say it gets a bit repetitive and that the colour scheme can get rather bland, but overall the game looks charming and plays well. All in all, World of Goo is a superb puzzle game which throws many interesting elements into the mix over a standard puzzle game.

76

Not bad!

xboxer | Aug. 29, 2012 | See all xboxer's reviews »

Well, this game is cheap right now. It's one of those puzzle games you get into to waste your time.

It requires a fair amount of creativity and wit to link the bubbles together.

I think it's more suited on one of those tablets or mobile phones.

88

Good puzzle game

Zinzun | Aug. 28, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »

I obtained it for free by completing at 100% the Heist on Iphone, but it's really a good game. Artistic direction is good,there are tons of puzzles based on physic that you can solve in different ways. Greenman Gaming offers it for only two euro, so buy it before the deal ends!

87

Beautiful puzzle game

CJV | Aug. 18, 2012 | See all CJV's reviews »

A simple puzzle game with beautiful graphics. World of Goo puzzles are physics based, in most of which you have to build structures with goo and try not to collapse them as you build. It sounds simple and it is but it's also great fun. And the puzzles are all very well design. Recommended.

93

Extremely Creative and Unique!

Vinderax | Aug. 11, 2012 | See all Vinderax's reviews »

World of Goo has to be the most interesting game I have ever played. It's premise is quite unique. You have to build basic structures, such as bridges and towers, with only small goo balls. With that concept, you have to solve many physics puzzles and literally cross insurmountable gaps.

The game is executed quite nicely, with colorful graphics and vivid sound. The game world really feels alive and engaging. The storyline and humor are quite quirky, although fresh and unexpected at times, complementing the rest of the game quite nicely. The gameplay itself can be frustrating at times when things don't go as you planned and the entire goo structure collapses. However, the game is quite forgiving, allowing you to redo moves and even skip entire levels if you can't solve the puzzles. Overall, the game offers enough variety and extra objectives to keep you entertained for hours without becoming boring or predictable.

World of Goo is a game that absolutely must be experienced. It's charm and quirkiness is unlike no other game, and it's an absolute joy to play. This is a game that everyone needs to play. Get it, and you won't regret it!

90

Gorgeous, clever, fun!

Neohoodman | Aug. 9, 2012 | See all Neohoodman's reviews »

World of Goo is a great original puzzle game where you connect little goo balls to eachother to reach the goal. It manages to stay interesting throughout the whole game by mixing up the gameplay or rules in a way that never bores the player. There's alot of fast-paced action involved with the gameplay and isn't a traditional puzzler in a way.

Aesthetically, the game is crisp and fresh; meaning there's a good distinction between game elements and background.

The thinly veiled criticisms at modern society are great and might make you do a double take on a few pieces of writing in the game.

All in all, a superb and interesting puzzle game that will interest you for the entire span of the game.

85

A good indie puzzle game

sanyi777 | Aug. 6, 2012 | See all sanyi777's reviews »

World of Goo is a great indie puzzle game with realistic physics and a lot of levels. The game's goal is getting from A to B with the Goo balls. They stick together and you need to use the physics and the special balls to reach the end of the levels. It's a good game so I recommend World of Goo to you.

95

This is why people love indie games.

Lunk | Aug. 6, 2012 | See all Lunk's reviews »

World of Goo was my "gateway drug" into the world of indie gaming a few years ago, and is a really great example of what smaller indie games have to offer.

A physics-based puzzler centered around building bridges and other structures, the game is beautifully drawn and utterly charming. The physics are consistent (this may seem like a minor point... until you find a game where they're not.), the puzzles and solutions are remarkably varied for a game with just a few simple mechanics, and each level has an additional challenge flag to complete that adds some replay value.

While it may not have the scope of some big budget titles, there's nothing about this game that's unprofessional or lacking polish, which is what many seem to fear when they hear "indie." Highly recommended!

75

A killer Deal for the price

ultrapwnd | Aug. 5, 2012 | See all ultrapwnd's reviews »

World of Goo is a puzzle game where you connect peices of goo to form bridges to reach the top of a mountain. The game aslo encourages you to make the smallest bridge as possible to reach the top to conserve goo. The game is very good looking and has a wide variety of levels, some of the music in the game is very well written as well. The graphics are nice and crisp. Overall this game is very good and well worth your time and money.

90

A Masterpiece

Mikester7 | Aug. 2, 2012 | See all Mikester7's reviews »

World of Goo came from a time where there was huge potential for indie games and when I got into the genre. It is a great game that features a nice art style, simple story, an excellent sound track, great puzzles and a great sense of humor. It is a simple and unique experience and a must play for anyone, especially those who have the intellect capacity to appreciate indie games. There is definitely a lack of good physics puzzle games now days sadly.

90

Amazing

Darkslayer16 | Aug. 2, 2012 | See all Darkslayer16's reviews »

World of Goo is an amazing puzzle game, the art style and concept are great and the game is simple yet challenging. Pretty much everyone will enjoy it as long as you don't obsess over getting the OCD flags.

91

Original puzzle game

panz3r88 | July 30, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

World of Goo is a fantastic puzzle game: in each level the player must use the Goo balls to create structure to reach the tube at the end of the level.The construction you create with these goo balls obey the law of physics, so you must pay attention to how you join them. The game has an infinite longevity because it has got a level editor: after you have finished the chapters of the game you can create your own levels or look in internet for other levels created by other players.

75

A must have for under $5

StewartX | July 30, 2012 | See all StewartX's reviews »

World of Goo is a masterpiece of indie gaming. The goal is to get your goo balls to the pipe using as little balls as possible... wait... that sounded a bit wrong... either way it is family friendly and an entertaining game of skill. Graphics: 5/10 (Indie and doesn't need the latest greatest graphics) Gameplay: 8/10 Story: 2/10 (basic story) Multiplayer: No

83

Quite Fun

Juicemon33 | July 28, 2012 | See all Juicemon33's reviews »

I had no idea what to expect once I loaded up the game but after a few minutes I was hooked. The first few levels are not very challenging and you might feel like the game is too easy but then all of a sudden you'll be introduced to different Goo that keep the game interesting.

Definitely try this game if you're interested in the puzzle genre.

95

Masterpiece

hellinperson | July 28, 2012 | See all hellinperson's reviews »

World of Goo is a physics puzzle game. It's a game where you basicallly stick goo balls together to reach a certain place. I love this game, it's really fun and unique. It has that little charm that not many games have. Its developers deserves a lot of credit because they developed WoG on a budget. It has a great visual style and you are going to love its soundtrack. World of Goo is a challenging, fun and addicting game. It is a must-play between all indie games. You will like every second of it.

90

Masterpiece

Chack | July 16, 2012 | See all Chack's reviews »

This is one of the best indie games I've ever played, is one of those games that I can't find anything wrong with it, everything about it is perfect: the gameplay, graphics, soundtrack (well... maybe that the game is kinda short). Is a puzzle game, where you have this cute little Goo balls that you use to build bridges, towers, and more, to complete the level. It's a little hard to explain, but it is actually a simple game, but it can get challenging. You should definitely get it.

86

Freedom!

Bozorov | July 13, 2012 | See all Bozorov's reviews »

World of Goo is a beautiful indie game which consists on bringing the highest number of Goo balls to the end level pipe, using them to build lines and evading the stage hazards. Those constructs have a set of physics that you can use for your favor (or be screwed by them) to trespass the traps. Some stages have special kinds of goo and other items, like balloons that can lift platforms from the ground.

The game has a gorgeous artstyle and is full of little (hard) challenges to be done.

90

One of the best indie games.

viju | June 24, 2012 | See all viju's reviews »

This is without doubt one of the best puzzle indie games. The gameplay is original and really good, the design is wonderful, the music is great... Enought difficult to be a challenge but not frustrating, with a lot of different levels that have to be beaten in a different way depending on the type of goo balls available.

If you like indie games, you have to play it. If you don't like indie games, you should give it a try at least.

91

One of the Best Indie Games

Chack | Nov. 6, 2011 | See all Chack's reviews »

World of Goo is one of those unique games, that does everything right (almost), from graphics and art style, and level designs and gameplay.

Your main objective is to use some weird creatures called Goo, so you can reach a pipe, where you must fill with Goo, as much as possible (that's the best explanation I can do).

If you want to try some new puzzle game, this is it! Look no further.

90

Truly Entertaining Puzzler

Endyo | Oct. 2, 2011 | See all Endyo's reviews »

World of Goo offers reasonable challenges with engaging yet incredibly simple gameplay. It's a game that a five year old could play but a full grown adult would find fun. There's not a lot one can say about this game in reviewing it that would give someone an idea of what they're in for. You're basically using small orbs to create structures that must reach a collection device that retains all of your remaining orbs. The orbs themselves are some sort of living entities that stretch themselves and stick together in various ways to allow you to build these stuctures. There are also a variety of types of 'goo' that have different properties, such as being able to be reused, floating, or dangling.

What you get is a game with plenty of length, plenty of challenge, and is easily accessible to anyone wanting to experience it. It's one of those indie titles that everyone should play because the vast majority will have a great time with it. It's atmospheric and a little funny so even if you don't really get in to puzzles, you'll have some fun just being a part of it.

92

an indie gem you owe to yourself to try

soad667 | Sept. 3, 2011 | See all soad667's reviews »

A wonderful puzzle game, which unexpectedly can set quite a few emotions to start rolling in you, depends on how emotional you can get while playing games. Simple but beautiful looks. You control some balls of goo which can attach to each other, on their way to... freedom. There are different types of them, and each type has its own ability. If you plan to OCD every single level, it will take you a while, otherwise the campaign is a bit short. Also there is an online mode where you simply build a tower as high as it can get, using the goo balls you earn from the story. Won't go into more details about that, it will spoil the experience for you. In this online mode you can see in the background the "ghost towers" of other players so the competition is always ongoing, without you having to do something. Just target for the skies and build. Finally, a great community is behind this game, with a large number of maps/mods already out. If you love the concept, those customs will take a lot of your free time.

85

Amazing Indie Game

faraany3k | Aug. 30, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »

World of Goo is a rare indie title that has a polish of a retail title. Art design, music and game mechanics are superbly done. In a world of Goo we are in control of small goo balls. We need to stick them onto each other and create a a web of goo balls to reach a certain point in the level. All this is done by considering laws of physics. There are many types of Goo balls involved which keep the puzzles fresh and engaging. This is one of the most unique indie games in the market with an original idea. All puzzles are superbly laid and become increasingly challenging as you progress, Game is easy enough for anyone to just pick and play. Which makes World of Goo a great family title. A great indie game with fun puzzles and unique gameplay that not available anywhere else. Get it asap, you will not regret it.

75

A lot of fun.

Xonus | Aug. 24, 2011 | See all Xonus's reviews »

A great, and pretty short, puzzle game. Despite being pretty short, it has lots of different levels, and a few general types of environment, along with a 'twist' in gameplay in the latter parts of it.

The music is nice and sometimes great, and there are some amusing parts. The puzzles themselves are pretty challenging, but at times not at all. There are different gameplay elements introduced as you play along, which makes it better.

90

A challenge with a magical design

trinest | Aug. 18, 2011 | See all trinest's reviews »

World of Goo could quite possibly be one of the best Indie games out on the market right now. While its a few years old now, it still retains the same ability to be a leading game even now. The goal is simple guide goo balls to the pipe. In a Lemmings style but simplified manner. Throughout the game you will encounter goo balls which have different powers, as well as finding various power ups (such as a whistle) which command the game in different ways.

80

Nice Simple Game

etnies | Aug. 7, 2011 | See all etnies's reviews »

The game is easy to play you build goo to get to objectives. The game provides you with puzzles to solve and you have to connect goo to get to the objective. The game is pretty short but it is still worth a try. The game is pretty different than anything I've played before and found it quite enjoyable.

35

Ehm..

Doodier | Aug. 4, 2011 | See all Doodier's reviews »

I didn't like this game anywhere near as much as I thought I would. I don't know why but it just didn't catch me. The graphics and sound is better than average but the rest is just.. meh.. At least to me. My friends like this game a lot but I didn't finished it. There might be some game mechanics that was hidden to me as they unlock as you progress the game but I just didn't see purpose in finishing it. However I might give it another try 'cause I really enjoed the sound.

92

Fantastic game

teamfortress2 | July 30, 2011 | See all teamfortress2's reviews »

This is one of the few indie games that manages to pull off the polish and attention to detail of AAA game by a renown and respected studio. There are not many bad things to say about the game except that it's extremely short and leaves you asking for more than a taste of it's gooey interior. If your a fan of puzzles, physics and the cries of little pebbles or flesh-goo screaming for your attention you will definitely love what world of goo offers.

75

Great time killer

hotmando1 | July 1, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »

When you have time to play, I'd suggest playing this as it is one of the best games to play during short breaks. You can tell it's an indie game and that it was done on a budget. But the you can also tell that the quality of the game itself matches up to big name companies. It's done almost perfectly. Smooth gameplay and an easy learning curve allows everyone to have fun. Don't worry if you want a harder challenge, the game has that and more. Both casual and hardcore gamers will be pleased with World of Goo. You even get to show off your high score online! This game is a good buy for those looking for short time killers.

100

Best indie game

pngohuy | June 30, 2011 | See all pngohuy's reviews »

World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle indie game that makes a good impression on me. The gameplay is very simple : use given goo balls to get them to a pipe representing the exit. It takes me lots of time to complete it. In some levels, I feel that my brain seem to work 100% usage to solve a difficult puzzle. There hasn't been a puzzle game which makes me think so much like this one before. I love it because of its awesome difficulty. Besides, music and graphic is good in my opinion

90

One of the best Indie Games

klaros | June 28, 2011 | See all klaros's reviews »

Summary: Great music, really nice graphic, both fun and relaxing, story is interesting.

Music: Here you can find the really amazing, fun and inspiring soundtracks, remember that ingame quality is much better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsPdtzNADxw&playnext=1&list=PLF8E5A6A4BED51BD2

Graphic, actions and sounds are perfectly mixed to create an epic incentive to advance. Behind the story there should be a meaning that creators want to express, this makes it more interesting.

Gameplay: You start with your goo-balls, you have to stuck together them to reach a certain zone saving most balls you can. You'll find a variety of situations and of balls with different proprieties to take advantage of. There is a section where you can try to build the heightest goo-tower with the balls you saved all over the game. You'll confront your height over internet with the other goo-players.

90

Simple concept, amazing execution!

emwearz | June 27, 2011 | See all emwearz's reviews »

While the game starts of very simple, with the basic concept of getting as many goo as you can to a pipe while constructing stable structures that will not fall over with the goo, before you know it the game has stepped up and what was a simple idea now has added types of goo, balloons that make your goo float, control over time and the list goes on.

Easy to pick up and play, and overtly hard to master is the name of the game here.

92

nice game!

Babelfish343 | June 27, 2011 | See all Babelfish343's reviews »

I love the design of this game, the music and visuals make me think of a Tim Burton movie every time i play :) The gameplay is soo much fun, and this is one of the best and most polished puzzle games i have tried recently. If you love having fun while playing with balls of goo, you must try this game out! Highly recommended for all puzzle fans!

90

Amazing

Harjyot | June 22, 2011 | See all Harjyot's reviews »

World of Goo is an excellent and surprisingly deep puzzler game. It is highly unique, innovative, and fairly challenging. The presentation is great for an indie title, and the game will last you for hours and hours. I highly recommend this game to anyone.

93

Great Casual Puzzle Game

drakaenae | May 26, 2011 | See all drakaenae's reviews »

When I first played this game, I didn't believe it was an indie game. The game was too perfect. The graphics were beautiful, the music was well done, and the gameplay was amazing. Although there technically was no storyline, a story can be pieced out my reading the signs in each level.

I would recommend playing this game during short breaks because the levels are short and not too difficult.

80

A breath of fresh air

Zenphic | May 24, 2011 | See all Zenphic's reviews »

The premise of World of Goo is simple: link goo balls together to get from point A to point B. Simple as it may be, the game brings quite a challenge to what you are used to in puzzle games. Throw in a saw, some balloons, and cliffs, and things start to get a bit more complicated.

Overall, World of Goo is simple, challenging and fun. Levels are diversified and the music is amusingly cute. A good game worth playing!

95

Perfect puzzle game

mnhat54 | May 2, 2011 | See all mnhat54's reviews »

Although it's an indie game, it has lots of things that a game should have. Gameplay is easy to follow, graphic is so beautiful and goo-balls (main character in game) are so lovely. In some levels, it takes me much time to find the solutions, the good way to exercise my mind. To complete this game, patience and careful observation are needed. I give it 95/100

90

Wins on charming alone

Pskult | April 20, 2011 | See all Pskult's reviews »

World of Goo is an indie physics puzzler of the best kind. You build structures out of variously coloured gooballs, each with their own properties: black balls are the standard ones, green ones can be moved around after first placing them, etcetera. In addition to the gooballs, you can use balloons to buoy a bridge or even to bodily lift a structure and fly it through the air. The objective is to get to the end of the level with as many gooballs still 'unused' as possible (a bit like Lemmings in that sense). Later on the game will even be shook up completely, adding entirely new elements to your play (let's just say it goes a little meta).

Although its gameplay is addictive and very clever, what really sells World of Goo as a perfectly well-rounded product is its charm. The music is phenomenal (I mean that sincerely) and the story (told mostly via signs painted by the 'sign painter' in each level, plus a few cutscenes) although fairly simple, provides you with an impetus to continue exploring and advancing through the game, all the way to the quite ingenious ending. And when all is said and done, you can start building your giant tower towards the heavens and compete for tallest building with all your leftover gooballs. Perhaps not a game you can play through more than once, maybe twice for the perfect score, it's definitely worth its price even now, and will never be old or outdated thanks to its stylized graphics, great score, and great gameplay.

90

Goo was never this fun!

Raven | April 19, 2011 | See all Raven's reviews »

Until this game, I lost my faith in high quality gaming... but it was restored!

Original in many levels, you can't really describe what is this game about. With the influence of physics, you have to solve puzzles by using different type of goo-balls and build towers and other constructions to achieve a goal. There are many inovative levels, narative storytelling and the simple gameplay that will make you play it for hours and hours.

This game is one of the best Indie games today. And it deserves that title. I recommend this game!

66

Impressive effort, but something is missing...

niniendowarrior | April 19, 2011 | See all niniendowarrior's reviews »

World of Goo is small game with a very simple goal. That is to get the little goo balls into the pipe by interlocking them to form a bridge of goo. What makes this very tricky is the physics model it employs to simulate gravity and weight, providing players with puzzles and tasks ranging from the most simple stages to very devious and mind-teasing ones.

The presentation as well as the music are very well done and keeps the game looking very sharp and impressive. There's also quite a number of stages to keep you plenty busy, if you're into that sort of game.

While I admire the game in its individual parts, the sum of it all seems rather lacking. Passing through challenges seem like a chore rather than engrossing and while I can understand it to be addicting for others, it simply wasn't for me. I'd advise watching the videos and trying the demo. It has the production values that will impress you. Whether it captures you for the long haul is another question.

90

Great Cute Puzzle Game

voltronx | April 16, 2011 | See all voltronx's reviews »

This is a great indie puzzle game. Very addicting too.

Graphics are very cute and the game is well animated.

Sound is top notch. Goes with the cute thing they have going on throughout.

Controls are very intuitive and easy to pick up. There are different types of goo and they behave in different ways but it's very easy to get used to.

Fun factor is high. Game is easy at first but they ramp up the difficulty but it never becomes rage inducing. You just want to keep playing because it's so fun.

So definitely pick this up if you're into fun physics based puzzle games.

80

Small but very enjoyable

nurz | April 13, 2011 | See all nurz's reviews »

Small indie game which is about journey of goo balls. Sometimes relaxing, sometimes annoying but all in all very entertaining. Made with great sense of humour, pleasant music & visuals. Only drawback is level balancing - you can come across very hard level quickly but the next ones are riddicusly easy. My score 80/100.

90

World of Goo

kmpt | April 10, 2011 | See all kmpt's reviews »

World of Goo is a simple and uncomplicated indie game where you have to get your goo(bers) to pipe. There are many levels with various difficulty. On each level you will meet many different varieties of goo-balls with various abilities. Graphics and music are fine, but it's not important here. The thing that counts the most is fantastic gameplay. Yeah, I know, leading your goo-balls to pipe may not sound interesting but it really is, just give it a try and you wont regret that. World of Goo is a really goo(d) game!

65

Heavy Physics-Based Game

GMGReviewer | April 8, 2011 | See all GMGReviewer's reviews »

World of Goo is another classic casual indie game. It's original, unique and cutesy.

Apart from it's charming art-style there's nothing really special about World of Goo. What you see in the trailer is exactly what you get, pure physics! if you like to test your physic skills then you'd love this.

There's variety with each chapter and different objects as well, but i would like more levels to test your speed and reflexes. Also a rewind feature would be nice because if you mess up once towards the end, you have to start all over.

It's a casual game and its easy to pick up and play. They're some clever puzzles in the game, but the game itself is mostly physics-based. The sound is great, but the music will bore you to death. Score drops significantly (for price) and games that feel like mini-game turned full-game.

100

King of indie games

fearon | April 8, 2011 | See all fearon's reviews »

You can find great number of indie games, but only one is masterpiece - World of Goo. Funny, clever and addictive. And this soundtrack! This game sounds absolutely perfect! But great atmosphere isn't the only thing, that makes good game. In your journey with little Goos you'll challenge a lot of amazing levels - every one unique. Must have!

92

Build and smile

tangoak | April 4, 2011 | See all tangoak's reviews »

World of Goo is a game where you try to get your goo balls to pipe. To achiece this you must build large construction using different kinds of goo balls. There are many kinds of goo balls and they have their own special abilities. If you want challenge every level has objective how many balls you must get to the pipe. To get some extra challenge there is also even strickter limit completing which you get and extra award. You can even compete with other players all over the world trying to build the highest tower. Graphics and music are personal and fits the game perfectly. There is very good humour in game and it will make you laugh many times. World of Goo is a nice game that will make you smile. If you like Bride Builder or Pontifex this is a game for you.