This game requires Steam(TM) in order to install and run and so cannot be traded or refunded.
The Ball is a first person action-adventure game featuring a full single-player experience built on Epic’s Unreal™ Engine 3 technology. As a swashbuckling archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, you get stuck in a cavern. It doesn’t take long before you realize this is more than just a cave.
You reveal ancient ruins that have been hidden from outsiders for centuries and discover a mysterious artifact, a gold and metal shelled Ball. As you progress towards solving the mystery of this amazing place you must unlock the secrets of the Ball and learn to control this ancient artifact. Venturing deeper into the volcano, you reveal some of mankind’s greatest secrets and you will start to encounter not just puzzles and traps, but also various strange creatures – the guardians of this mystery. These creatures have to be overcome, using only the Ball to defend you.
- Eight hours of single-player adventure
- Game mechanics that are very simple to pick up, immersing the user in the physics-based gameplay right from the start
- 8 huge levels to explore
- Includes bonus Survival game mode, with 4 additional levels
- Wide range of enemies to overcome, including mummies and an undead gorilla
- Unique vehicles – an underground train and the mysterious “Ball Chariot”
- 35 secrets hidden away to be discovered, as well as multiple achievements for the player to earn
- Steamworks™ features including achievements and leaderboards
The both sides of The BallCriSilCart | March 5, 2014 | See all CriSilCart's reviews »
The story course is envelope, besides is innovator with the physics control and the environment interaction moreover than present a different story that can transport the gamer to that epoch. Is very challenging in the puzzle way and is entertaining that tie you to the character, and to the history. On the other hand the player sometimes lose the course of history because the game is not design in an intuitive form, and the IA of the opponents is not the best because it's common to see their fails and errors across the game, and was needed more history develop to make it popular and, maybe, to prolong the game to another prequel because is a very attractive idea
A good time wastergforcesa | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »
A good puzzle game with good graphics.The levels are really enjoyable and some are kind of tough to solve.The game wasn't that long which i didn't like.They could have done more with it but didn't.It does get boring at the end but it enough for one playthrough and nothing more.The game does deserve some attention considering its not your average puzzle game and is a good time waster.
Action packed!Oblaque | July 30, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »
Action packed puzzle FPS with gorgeous graphics and unique gameplay. Beautifully rendered using Epic's Unreal Engine 3. Hopefully they add coop in a future update as that would be amazing. Definitely worth the purchase asking price of admission.
Really weird puzzle game.FLD | July 7, 2013 | See all FLD's reviews »
On the surface, The Ball vaguely resembles Portal. It's a puzzler played from a first-person perspective and has you interacting with the environment through a gimmick item. But any similarities stop there. This is a different beast altogether.
It has a completely different tone and feel and the puzzles are actually quite different. Not as good as Portal. Not even close. But worth a look if you enjoy the genre.
A Great Mix but Concept Gets Boring Fastthegaminglyfe | June 20, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
The gravitational weapon that you get in this is lots of fun to use. Especially killing enemies with it. Using the weapon to manipulate the ball to kill my enemies gives me the same joy that I had the first time I played Trine and only killed enemies by dropping boxes on their head. The puzzle aspect is very unique and you have to find out how to get the ball to different places. There really isn't much of a story, the graphics and sound are decent so my only complaint is how repetitive the game ends up being. After a couple hours you really don't want to keep doing the same thing again and again. If you get this game on sale, it's worth the price otherwise avoid the full price.