|Score||Site / Review||Quotes||Additional|
|10 (5/5)||GripYaJoystick||"Let’s talk about the puzzle that came to take the genre to another level. Misfits Attic have come with this revolutionary game..."|
"I was trying to figure out any problems or flaws, but none came to mind! "
|Best of 2012 (top 10)|
|9 (4.5/5)||Co-optimus||"easily a hearty recommendation to any and all puzzle fans out there."|
"...the best feature of the game is its cooperative gameplay – which should say something considering the magnificence of the single-player game."
|9 (4.5/5)||Slant Magazine||"This smooth, infectious title mixes and matches the tile rotation of old water-pipe puzzles with Bomberman-like explosives, and looks like a cross between Clu Clu Land and Mega Man. "|
|9||Leviathyn||"A Virus Named Tom does a great job with the puzzles and the world built up around them is funny, interesting and never seems like just a way to move the player from one level to another|
|9 (high 4/5 9/10)||Proven Gamer||"Wow. All I can say is wow. This game is amazing. I am not usually a big puzzle fan when it comes to gaming, but A Virus Named TOM blew me away."|
|8.9||Roencia||"For a puzzle game to survive, it needs to push the boundaries. A Virus Named Tom has done that." |
"Only a minute into the game, and I was immediately impressed with what I saw. This is a puzzle game, but I got more then expected and exactly what I wanted"
|8.5||Level Save||"It was the mix of GLaDOS’ sheer, cold, sarcastic brilliance and Jim Carrey’s enthusiastic glee which chilled and scared me the first time I watched that scene."|
|8.5||The System Addicts||"A Virus Named Tom is wickedly challenging, deep puzzle game that masks intense, maddeningly addictive score chasing with satirical deadpan wit. And it's all worth it..."|
"A Virus Named Tom is a delightful, challenging puzzle game that packs a lot of content into a perfectly priced title."
"A Virus Named Tom is a fantastic puzzle game, whether you're looking for 2 hours of mind-twisters, or dozens of hours of leaderboard hunting and co-op action."
"Easy to recommend."
|8.5||WiiPlayXbox||"A Virus Named Tom is a fun smooth blend of action and puzzle, an absolute must play for puzzle fans!"|
"I wish all viruses were like Tom !"
"The whole time playing, I was absolutely addicted ! The light would be shining through the curtains, the birds tweeting and still i felt the need to continue, I just did not want to put this game down !
|8||Months Behind Reviews||"AVNT is a high quality production, with good attention to detail, visible in everything from TOM's reactions when he is eaten by a drone (that happens a lot), to the quality of the music that plays in the background."|
|8||Gamers Hideout||"I am happy to give this game a 8/10 in my mind also with a recommendation"|
|8||Dealspwn||"packing both polished quality and an impressive amount of quality for solo players and social gamers alike. A thoroughly worthwhile and addictive purchase."|
|8||GameSparked||"a microcosm of a strategy game: timing your movements, puzzle rotations, and antivirus dodging while the clock ticks down definitely requires some forethought"|
"interesting gameplay, infectious music, and a wicked sense of humour."
|8||Reaction Time||"The style of the game is, in a word, delightful."|
"I laughed out loud often while watching these scenes in between chapters."
"...quick adaptation as each level is introduced is a consistent ingredient for success."
"It was difficult for me to put it down, and it’s an excellent choice if you’ve been looking to for something outside of the norm."
|8 (4/5)||Iron Hammers||"fast, chaotic and a lot of fun"|
"The great thing is, though, new ideas and challenges just don’t stop coming, right the way through."
"For a debut title, A Virus Named TOM does a lot of things right that seasoned veterans can often misjudge or struggle with. There’s no way you can come away from it without having smiled, and if you’ve got someone to play with locally the multiplayer modes are just wonderful."
|8 (4/5)||Mash Those Buttons||" What emerges is an entirely different puzzle game with delightful story and challenging levels."|
|8 (4/5)||Snackbar Games||"[Vs mode is]a blast, and it’ll make you yell at each other in the way only video games can."|
"...you will never find yourself spending a long time on a puzzle only to lose at the very end. They are fast-paced and never take too long, despite getting pretty complex at points."
"The real challenge is in competing with your friends for the fastest time, which you will find yourself doing a lot."
"It’s short enough to not wear out its welcome, but has enough replay value to make it a worthwhile purchase for fans of puzzlers."
|8 (4/5)||PixelPerfectGaming||"The story mode is not only addictive, but very engaging."|
"A Virus Named Tom is a triumphant attempt at furthering the puzzle genre."
|8 (4/5)||DeathsDoorProds||"But it’s not just that cinematic that’s funny. The game has a pretty good sense of humor."|
"You’re just going along, solving these labyrinths of circuitry, when all of a sudden you are dodging your way through a group of drones running laps to turn one single piece."
" A lot of work went into making [TOM] have some kind of reaction to things with no real dialogue."
"A Virus Named Tom is a great first game for Misfits Attic. The look of everything in the game is what sold me on it, but on top of the great look are some really clever puzzles."
"I definitely recommend this game, though. What is there is great and I cannot wait to see what this developer comes out with next."
|8||Pop Matters||"So there’s a lot to say for the appeal of A Virus Named TOM, if nothing else, in that it basically has me wanting to boot it up right now instead of finishing this sentence."|
"the most compelling thing about A Virus Named TOM is that it brilliantly combines the need for quick, twitchy gameplay with puzzling"
"A Virus Named TOM‘s puzzles hit the sweet spot between rewarding and difficult."
"The feeling of accomplishment that comes from seeing the solution to a puzzle and being able to move quickly enough to accomplish it is immense"
" It’s a game that you can put a few minutes into (the individual levels do not take very long) or that you can sit and burn through until you realize that you should probably have gone to bed about an hour ago. Well worth your time and money."
|8 (4/5)||Indie Game Reviewer||"Combining aspects of various games in the puzzle genre while applying a delightfully engaging coat of paint, A Virus Named Tom heralds a new future for plumber games."|
"A Virus Named Tom makes for a highly entertaining puzzle game, rich in presentation value whether played solo, as a team, or to the death."
"...the stylish vignettes will have players laughing out loud, and the puzzles are challenging enough to keep the puzzle hungry occupied."
|7.8||TR Gamer||"We PC users don't love the viruses but we PC gamers will love A Virus Named TOM for sure!"|
|7.75||Examiner||"The quick gameplay and easy start up is what will make you say, “Just one more try”. Getting me to say that is not the easiest thing to do"|
|7.5||Daily PC Game Reivews||"A Virus Named Tom is an addictive arcade style puzzler that will test your mettle in terms of brain power and reflexes."|
"Oozing with charisma and a science fiction world reminiscent of the Jetsons"
|7.5||MiastoGier||<polish translation not so good>|
|7.5||Oyunfest||<turkish translation not so good>|
|7.3||Select Start Media||"A Virus Named TOM is a well-crafted, enjoyable puzzle game, further enhanced by one of the best plots in any puzzler I’ve ever played."|
|7||IGN||"its clever take on puzzle gameplay is likely something you’ve never encountered; a bizarre, yet compelling hybrid"|
"the challenge level feels like Goldilocks’ proverbial porridge tasted: just right"
"a synergistic success of a puzzle title that will test both reflexes and noggin-scratching abilities"
|7||GameSpy||"there's lots to like about A Virus Named Tom"|
|7||Glitch Chat||"It’s delightful visuals, top-notch sound, and intriguing new style of gameplay really are something to behold"|
"On the surface, it’s a fun and cheeky little puzzle game with some heart. But if you dig a bit deeper, you’ll find a game that will make you tear your hair out. Though in a mostly good way."
|7||Nizulo|| "I found myself going back and completing the level’s over again, trying to beat my highscores."|
"The game really shines in it’s co-op and Vs modes"
"[Co-op] is quite fun, and if you don’t have the right partner, can lead to a bunch of hilarious situations."
|7||ZTGD||"this little puzzle game has some pretty big mindbenders in store for players."|
"Fans of the genre will enjoy it, and if you can play the co-op, you and a friend can have a really fun time taking on the challenges."
|7||Robot Geek||" the story is every bit as charming as Tom himself is, and with a name like that, how could he not be?"|
" It’s exactly what the story to a puzzle game of this style and structure should be: immediately engaging, succinct, and completely un-intrusive."
"you’ve always got a new element to play with; something thrown into the mix that helps keep things interesting and exciting."
" free flowing speed of movement is one of the most engaging parts of the game. There is nothing more satisfying than stealing the energy from several insanely quick robots in a row"
"it’s the very acquisition of score-raising energy stealing from the enemy robots that further helps to makes high score whoring just as satisfying as completing a tough circuit for the first time"
|6.5||Vandal||"...entertaining, well executed, and mechanics which basically sometimes works very well" <google translate>|
|6.5||Gamer.nl||"Simple yet challenging, multiplayer is fun, funny story and fun style" <google translate>|
|6.2||Parable Games||"Towards the end of the game, I felt as though my mind had transcended to a new level of omnipotence"|
"With an enjoyable storyline injected with genuine humour, the single player is enjoyable enough in itself to justify the purchase but the co-operative multiplayer is what really makes this game worth buying."
|6||Calm Down Tom||"this is an enjoyable game and from start to finish it is fun to solve encrypted puzzles and try to get golden medals."|
|Recommended||Beef Jack||"A Virus Named Tom is perfectionist’s paradise."|
"GLaDOS would be proud"
"The non-puzzle elements add another layer of challenge to the already well-designed stages"
|Recommended||Dig Boston||"Combining the challenge of a well-done puzzler with the quirky humor of a mad scientist, A Virus Named Tom is a must-buy for those that enjoy testing their skills … or destroying corporate machines."|
"Just like any interesting puzzler, Tom creates one basic mechanic, and is able to just run with it in the most creative of ways, keeping the player invested and engaged."
|Best of 2012 (top 10)|
|Recommended||Game Side Story||"demonstrates inventiveness necessary for this style of gameplay"|
|Infectious/10||Awesome out of 10||"this little gem has a lot to offer."|
"There’s no hand holding here. This game requires you to use your brain and your reflexes and it will absolutely kick your arse if you don’t."
"...if you like to have your gaming skills and your intelligence tested, then I would certainly recommend it."
|Recommended||LSPN||"a virus named tom: discovery of the year?" <title>|
"From my perspective, I discovered a new Pac-Man ... I love it!" <google translate>
|Recommended||Joystiq||"it becomes a challenging, stressful and exhilarating test of dexterity and logic"|
"Misfits Attic balances the learning curve exceptionally well, adding pieces one at a time while keeping the puzzles satisfyingly difficult."
"Failing a puzzle in single-player mode is upsetting, but when you can blame at least half of the loss on another person (preferably one whom you care about deeply), it's much more enjoyable."
|Best of 2012|
|Recommended||GamesRetrospect||"this is a title that’s easy to recommend to almost everybody who’s looking for an infectious puzzle game."|
"Getting angry at a friend because he doesn’t see the solution as clearly as you is always fun and allows for some really entertaining moments."
|Recommended||The Video Game Backlog||"...the multiplayer was awesome! Playing on the same screen is something I don't do often..."|
"It’s a different breed of multiplayer and there is something to being able to punch your friend just as he blocks you from flipping a line over."
"an excellent example on why gamers and people that aren’t gamers yet should be paying more attention to the indie dev’d titles out there"
|Internet Freaks||"This game is simply superb, and nothing less then what most Indie game titles should be compared to today."|
"The game succeeds in differentiate itself from the rest the puzzle genre by implementing some interesting ideas that make the gameplay surprisingly fun and challenging."
"The writing is great, and oozing with personality and humor."
"The visuals fit the feel of the game’s atmosphere perfectly, and the soundtrack specifically is outstanding"
" the co-op is both chaotic and satisfying"
"While playing through the co-op levels with a friend, I couldn’t help but think about Portal 2’s co-op experience"
" If you’re looking for an engaging puzzler this one is a no-brainer, but if you’ve got a friend you can play co-op locally, it is a must buy"
|True PC Gaming||Do you like head-scratching puzzle games? Do you like tense, reflex-heavy arcade games? If both are your cup of tea, then AVNT is practically a full-blown tea set and priced exactly right too.|
|Goharu||"...very special, highly entertaining..." |
"The only resource that the virus will be used to its fullest, it's your free time..."
|Desconsolados||"It is ultimately an entertaining game that will delight lovers of puzzles" <google translate>|
|SuperLevel.de||"A Virus Named TOM is clever, beautiful and more elegant than a European boardgame. I'm in love"|
"A Virus Named TOM simply one of the finest puzzle games that I could play lately." <google translate>
"it is quite rare that a game makes so much from so simple elements" <google translate>
|Blue Screen of Awesome|
|Giant Bomb: Quick Look|
|L than 3: cheap thrill|