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Qlmmb2086, Metacritic
28 September 2013
  • Summary: This game is "Pipes" with a lot of time pressure and enemy dodging. Nothing more, nothing less. Injecting story and polish into the sort of game one might be tasked to put together as computer science midterm project is not enough to redeem the unoriginal concept and frustrating control scheme.
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Tritonio, Metacritic
19 September 2013
  • Summary: Amazing music, nice theme but the game isn't anything new really. It's the classic pipes game with a few twists. After a while I got annoyed and dropped it. But this music. Wow... And the polishing....
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Fods, Metacritic
5 April 2013
  • Summary: A simple puzzle game bloated with painful controls and an arbitrary story line. Adding "action" to a puzzle game so often just makes it frustrating, and that's certainly the case with A Virus Named TOM. It's just the old "Pipes" game annoying.
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NuclearBob, Metacritic
14 September 2012
  • Summary: A Virus Named TOM is a unique and thoroughly enjoyable action puzzler. The pipe-twisting gameplay combines with the positional play and enemy avoidance to create a unique puzzle experience. Some levels are harrowing trials to stay alive, while other allow for more relaxed examination of the optimal tile positions. Different play elements keep the game fresh over a large number of levels.
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NeuroMan42, Metacritic
14 September 2012
  • Summary: Tom is the amazing mix of puzzle and frantic action. Every new infection requires a different way of thinking about it. Truly one of the "Not-to-miss" Indie games available. Love how 90% of Indie games are light-years better than the big budget Dev-Houses.
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reparadocs, Metacritic
17 August 2012
  • Summary: If you are looking for a local co-op game for the PC, this is the game. The Co-Op mode is well made with great puzzles, art, and all, and is a must-play for any puzzle-loving group of friends. However, even if you don't enjoy puzzle games that much (or even if you do enjoy them), I can tell you that the price of the game is worth it just for the versus mode. It does require some strategy, but you are competing directly with your friends, and it is just amazingly fun.
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Niban, Metacritic
17 August 2012
  • Summary: I thought this game looked boring. Then I played it and it is so much fun! My wife & I can't stop playing the co-op. We've battled our way through every puzzle, but we re-play the levels for fun or for a better score. We can't help it! The puzzles are really well designed in both co-op and solo play. (54 levels of unique puzzles per mode.) There's always a new mechanic lurking around the corner. The further I progressed, the better it got.
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GarbageElitist, Metacritic
16 August 2012
  • Summary: This game has a great collection of puzzles that are simple to understand, but hard to solve. It has a fast-paced nature that I have yet to see in many puzzle games, which was a pleasant surprise. Overall, if you're into classic arcade games and modern puzzlers, you'll enjoy it. Think SpaceChem on crack.
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oogabooga, Metacritic
16 August 2012
  • Summary: A nice, fast paced game that keeps you thinking the entire time. I like the way each level changes to create a different challenge. All in all, I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys a good puzzle!
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Raeynn, Metacritic
13 August 2012
  • Summary: Tom is the perfect blend of action and puzzler, creating a game that remains varied and exciting throughout it's play. Each 'world' introduces a new component that can drastically change the type of challenge presented by the level - from basic puzzler to a race against the clock and enemy drones - whilst keeping the core concept intact. This helps the game stay fresh and exciting and there's always an area of play that one can improve upon.
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