Scribblenauts Unlimited (NA)
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
The best-selling, award-winning franchise is back – now on PC and bigger than ever!
Now you can play Scribblenauts on your PC in gorgeous HD. Venture into a wide-open world where the most powerful tool is your imagination. Help Maxwell solve robust puzzles in seamless, free-roaming levels by summoning any object you can think of. Create your own original objects, assign unique properties, and share them with friends online – to be used in game or further modified as they like! And for the first time, learn the backstory about Maxwell’s parents, 41 siblings (including his twin sister Lily), and how he got his magical notepad.
All-New Unbound World:
Explore an open universe with unlimited hours of fun using every level as your playground.
Create original objects on Wii U, assign unique properties, and share them with other players online. Use them in game or modify them as you like!
Store previously summoned objects and your own creations in Maxwell’s “magic backpack” for easy access and future use.
Each world comes with a comprehensive list of hints, including the new “Starite Vision” helper highlighting all nearby starites and starite shards.
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Initially fun, but ultimately more of a choreNucularS | Jan. 11, 2015 | See all NucularS's reviews »
Initially, Scribblenauts Unlimited leaves a favorable impression and gives the player a cool ability to generate almost anything out of thin air and augment existing objects by adding adjectives. Furthermore, generated objects believably interact with each other and the rest of world, which allows for some creative problem solving. However, an initially cool concept soon turns into a tedious grind fest involving giving hundreds of NPCs ordinary commonplace items level after level, and many of the references required to generate the right item would likely stump children young enough to enjoy what is essentially a word game. While the game offers quirky graphics and cool mechanics, I think reading a dictionary would be more fun and useful in the end, and Scribblenauts Unlimited is best suited to punishing misbehaving children by grounding them until they get all of the achievements in the game.
Scribblenauts Unlimited marks the PC debut of a great series.Xbob42 | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all Xbob42's reviews »
Scribblenauts is a strange set of games. You get out of them what you put in, and they're always more fun with an active participating audience such as younger siblings or other loved ones.
The gameplay loop is simple: You're presented with a problem, and must solve it using whatever you can think of. The game has a built-in dictionary and you can summon everything from an angry toilet to a purple screaming afro bowl of soup. Sound bizarre? It is. But there's a logic to it! And understanding that logic and taking advantage of it is what makes the game fun.
The game's dictionary is extensive, with plenty of hidden secrets and Easter Eggs, but of course there are limits, no trademarked stuff or anything offensive. You can totally "cheat" the system by just giving yourself wings or a jetpack or making yourself invisible/invincible, but being more creative with your answers is where the fun is at!
The controls are a little wonky, but far superior to the game's DS upbringing, and a keyboard makes this game a JOY to play on PC, where you can pound away ideas in a split second. The music is super pleasant and the world is colorful, fun for pretty much anyone. There's a ton of content, and the item editor allows you to add more and upload it to the Steam workshop, adding an unlimited (Ha!) amount of replayability and content. I very much recommend this game.
Creative, Fun, and CuteDragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »
Scribblenauts is all about creativity, what you can create in the game, whether they be real or fantasy words. Plus, the steam workshop helps out with that by providing more resources created by the community. You could summon creatures like Cthulhu if you wanted to. The graphic style is very cute too and playful. It's almost hard not to like the art. The only drawback is that the environments and zones aren't that big enough. Objectives and puzzles aren't too challenging too, even a 5 yr old could figure them out. But Scribblenauts is a good game to try out if you just want to express your creativity.
A worthy PC entry in the seriesLocke | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all Locke's reviews »
Own review, copied from Steam and SteamCritic.
A polished and full-featured offering to the Scribblenauts series. Being on PC and having access to things like the keyboard and the Steam Workshop greatly improve the game. It is somewhat annoying to have to figure out what the game wants you to say, as its understanding of words can be limited at time. For instance, one puzzle needs you to evaluate a piece of art and typing "art expert" doesn't work, but "expert" by itself does. A mechanic can't repair a robot because a mechanic repairs cars, but a scientist can because science. Little things like that. Luckily those issues aren't usually a huge barrier to progress.
Fun & Creative!LtValerii | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all LtValerii's reviews »
Scribblenauts is one of the more fun games I've ever played. You can create almost anything you could imagine which continually keeps it interesting!
It is basically a puzzle game where you create objects to solve the crazy number of puzzles. You can go for the obvious option or create something completely insane to fix the problem. This option of game play makes Scribblenauts endlessly fun.
Even outside of puzzles you can make anything. I tend to ride around on a rainbow, flying megalodon (giant shark). There are tons of puzzles to complete, though, (some difficult and some longer) to keep you going for awhile.
Scribblenauts is great for all ages. Anyone can have fun with it, if you let yourself. I recommend playing this, even though it is more casual in the eyes of most. It's great for just relaxing and having a laugh at the craziness you can create!