Advertisement

Osmos for Windows

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • V 1.6.0
  • 3.7
  • (103)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Grow or get eaten in this unusual physics based game

Osmos is a rather strange game that takes elements of physics, elegant, dreamlike visuals and a minimalist electronic soundtrack to produce a rather surreal game.

The objective in Osmos is to grow by absorbing other "motes". You propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you but you must be careful because ejecting matter also shrinks you. The game progresses from serenely ambient levels into varied and more challenging worlds where you confront attractors, "repulsors" and "intelligent motes" with similar abilities and goals to you.

The overall effect is like flying around in some kind of giant bacteria swallowing other bacteria and growing as you go along. There are many levels to challenge you and it's quite soothing just navigating it through space with your mouse although it can be a bit tedious after a while. With nothing to do but just grow and grow, and challenged continually by the similar obstacles, the game lacks a little variation. However, Osmos is beautifully put together with a hypnotic soundtrack that will certainly absorb you for a while

Osmos is an unusual idea and an interesting concept although you may grow quite weary of it after a while.

PROS

  • Interesting concept
  • Quite soothing to play
  • Hypnotic soundtrack

CONS

  • Gameplay can be repetitive

Older versions

Also available in other platforms

Program available in other languages


Osmos for PC

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • V 1.6.0
  • 3.7
  • (103)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Osmos

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    frustrating and no real skills required.
    all you do is restart the game until you a get favorable start and then you just win by waiting it out
    Pros: looks good
    Cons: most level require no skills, just luck


Advertisement

Alternatives to Osmos

  1. Foldit

    • 3.7
    • (101 votes)

    Make your contribution to science

  2. Emu-OS

    3.8.6
    • 4.2
    • (119 votes)

    An emulator for old gaming consoles

  3. MahJongg Solitaire 3D

    1.01
    • 3.9
    • (95 votes)

    Three-dimensional version of this popular mind game

  4. No Man's Sky

    • 3.2
    • (149 votes)

    Explore, trade, fight and survive

  5. Namco All-Stars Pac-Man

    • 3.6
    • (125 votes)

    Almost like the real thing!

  6. World of Goo

    • 4
    • (629 votes)

    Build a safe way to rescue all the Goo balls

Explore Apps

Advertisement

Advertisement

Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.