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|Current price: $4.99||Our rating: 10/10|
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Enter the absorbing world Apple named "iPad Game of the Year"! Osmos is part physics-based eat-'em-up, part ambient, cosmic simulator, and part Darwinistic game of survival. This award-winning PC game has been fully redesigned for the iPad, featuring fluid multitouch controls, lush, flowing visuals, and a chill, ambient electronic soundtrack.
Some describe Osmos as "Asteroids meets a lava-lamp," others as "Katamari meets Lunar Lander," but all have said it's a game you must experience to appreciate. Your goal is to grow by absorbing smaller motes, but to propel yourself you must eject matter behind you, causing you to shrink. From this fundamental balance, Osmos leads the player through ambient playgrounds, deep solar systems, competitive petri dishes, dense mote-fields, and more.
- Multitouch awesomeness: pinch to zoom, tap to eject mass, flick to warp time.
- Two game modes: Odyssey and Arcade. Odyssey mode is a 27-level guided tour through the Osmos Blobiverse, while Arcade mode allows you to play any level type at your choice of difficulty. (72 levels total.)
- Dynamic time-warping: slow down the flow of time to outmaneuver agile opponents; speed it up to raise the challenge
- Eight Distinct level types: Ambient, Antimatter, Solar, Sentient, Impasse, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and Repulsor.
- Sublime electronic soundtrack by Loscil, Gas/High Skies, Julien Neto, Biosphere, and more.
- Wind your way through simple and complex solar systems, feeling and using the force of Attractors and Repulsors.
- Confront four distinct personalities of intelligent opponents, with goals and abilities similar to your own.
- Procedural content: play random versions of any level in Arcade mode.
- Thirteen lucky achievements to earn, with OpenFeint integration.
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Osmos for iPad In-Depth Review
Intro: Osmos, an independently-developed game for PC and Mac, has been brought to a platform seeing a burst in independent development, the iOS platform. Osmos will be released for the iPhone and iPod touch at some point in the future, as development of this game began on the smaller screen devices, but its first stop on the iOS platform is for the iPad. This is a good thing – the larger device shows how well this game can truly work, and the presentation of the game truly shines. But pretty looks and sounds do not a great game make – the game has to actually play well to be really worth its salt, and thankfully, Osmos comes packed with a unique physics-based game that is almost as stellar as its presentation...
Final words: Osmos for iPad is a game that plays about as beautifully as it looks. It’s tranquil, yet it can be intense; it can be thoughtful, but require quick reactions. And this may just be the first great iPad game, as it feels like it takes advantage of the platform in ways that other games have failed to do. Even despite the game being a port of a PC title, it feels so attuned to the iPad that it almost feels like it should have belonged on it for the whole time. If you have an iPad, this is well worth checking out as one of the finest experiences for the platform so far.
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Osmos iPad Review - The best iPad game yet.
Intro: Magnificent. If I had to sum Osmos up in a single word, that's what I'd choose. And I'm not alone here, either. Last year, Daemon loved up on the PC version of Osmos, and I second everything he wrote. In fact, I'm going a step further to claim that Osmos is the kind of game the iPad was made for -- a wonderfully chill experience that is not without challenge, but in the same breath, is not at all punishing...
Final words: Osmos is the best iPad game I have played since the tablet debuted earlier this year. As much as I have enjoyed action, puzzle, and driving games on the iPad, this kind of “ambient game” is truly a perfect match. With touch controls there is no disconnect between you and the game, which in turn pulls you deeper in Osmos’ spell. Do not hesitate for one second to download this, otherwise you will miss out on something truly special.
Osmos for iPad
Intro: In Osmos, a puzzle/action game by Hemisphere Games, the bigger you are, the better. Built specifically for the iPad after enjoying success (and earning awards) on the Mac and PC, Osmos is a game of nebulous, colorful cells called "Motes" and your quest to become the biggest, most dominant mote on screen. An oddly soothing and entrancing game, Osmos is so well adapted to the iPad's unique control scheme that you couldn’t imagine playing it on anything else...
Final words: The iPad and Osmos are a match made in heaven, kinda like peanut butter and jelly. If you’ve got an iPad and you enjoy relaxing (yet challenging) games, you’re sure to enjoy Osmos.
Osmos for iPad Review
Intro: We are more than overwhelmed by Osmos for iPad. When Osmos was released for the PC and Mac about a year ago, we constantly found ourselves in a trance while playing it. However, there was always a level of interaction missing. Playing Osmos on a touchscreen removes the barrier created by a keyboard and mouse. Suffice to say, we haven’t been this impressed with an iPad game yet...
Final words: Hemisphere Games’ effort in polishing this version of Osmos is apparent. The game design is thoughtful and intuitive, new level structures are flawless, and the visuals are stunning yet simplistic. For half the price of the computer version, every iPad owner should have Osmos on their device. You just won’t find another experience quite like it.
'Osmos for iPad' Review – A Beautiful Award Winning PC Game Meets Multi-Touch Controls
Intro: Osmos was originally released in late August of 2009 for the PC, and went on to win numerous Editor's Choice awards as it was initially reviewed, then was awarded further at both the Independent Games Festival, PAX, and even the Spike TV 2009 Video Game Awards. In fact, if you want to see just how much the gaming media loves Osmos, take a peek at their web site where they've got links to a ridiculous amount of reviews with all of them near the top of the scale each media outlet used...
Final words: If you're curious about Osmos, there isn't a lite version, but there's a free demo for Windows, OSX, and Linux available on the Osmos web site. Overall, Osmos is a great experience, and while I'm still waiting for a game that feels like it could only exist on the iPad, Osmos is definitely a game that feels a whole lot better on the device.
Osmos for iPad. An engrossing game that provides hours of relaxing fun
Intro: As an iPhone 4 and iPad owner it always pleases me when a game is released that plays on both devices, it makes me feel like I’m getting something for nothing and when a game is as good as Osmos is it makes it all the more satisfying to know that I can play it where ever I am on which ever device I have at the time...
Final words: Osmos and Osmos for iPad is as close to gaming perfection it it’s genre that I’ve ever played. This may be because it’s in a genre all of it’s own but regardless of that it’s the best $5 you’ll ever spend in the App Store.
Osmos for iPad Review
Intro: Osmos is a geek’s paradise. Any person that has ever found themselves impressed in physics class, interested during biology, or fascinated with astronomy will likely find some reason to love Osmos...
Final words: Osmos presses all of the right buttons for me. To be honest, I would have payed five dollars for the solar mode alone. Some players may complain about the game’s slow pace, or the relative lack of variety in level design, but if you find a particular mode to latch on to you will easily get your money’s worth out of Osmos.
'Osmos' iPad Review - We Have A New iPad Gaming Champ
Intro: The iPad is still in its infancy stages when it comes to gaming. We've seen some neat experiments and some nifty iPhone ports, but no game has really managed to set itself apart as a must-play on the iPad. "Osmos" is a must-play on the iPad...
Final words: For five bucks, "Osmos" on iPad is an easy recommendation to make. It's the best iPad game on the App Store right now and should be purchased by anyone who picks up the device. Even if it's not yours. Trust me, the owner will thank you.