Darwinia review

  • Retro-arcade gameplay
  • Eccentric strategy mechanics
  • Emotional (albeit short) storyline
  • Simplistic, repetitive gameplay
  • Stinky pathfinding
  • Clash between 2D/3D mechanics

It's easy to conceive of Darwinia being far more interesting if your Darwinians actually did get smarter over time. Imagine groups exhibiting learned behavior and clashing with other groups over the best way to get from A to B, or even a broader array of tasks than endless variations on "round up."

Darwinia has been available on the direct-download Steam service for some time now (and for $10 less than this boxed edition), so it's not really worth it to get this retail version unless you need a CD and a not-terribly-helpful instruction manual. You should also try the free demo first - Darwinia 's weird, but it might well not be your kind of weird.

More Info

Release date: Dec 14 2005 - PC (US)
Dec 14 2005 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Strategy
Published by: Cinemaware Marquee
Developed by: Introversion Software
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Fantasy Violence


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