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Universe Sandbox
8.5 out of 10

Universe Sandbox

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Joben, Metacritic
26 February 2013
  • Summary: Nothing to do here. Once you finish the tutorial and look at the pre-programmed simulations you're done. I hope you enjoyed your 1 hour of amusement. To be fair some of it is neat. The colliding galaxies is mesmerizing, and I never really appreciated Jupiters incredible collection of moons before. But at the end of the day for something with this much scope it feels oddly shallow. Setting Nothing to do here.
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Drednaught, Metacritic
29 September 2012
  • Summary: For anyone who likes astronomy and/or sandbox type applications, then this is the game for you. This game has planets, stars, galaxies, and all kinds of things you can think about. ( Including teapots :p ) So far I would rate this game 4 out of 5, with it's different varieties of objects you can change and edit to your will.
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Xanoth, Metacritic
22 July 2012
  • Summary: This is a wonderful simulator, anyone with an interest in space, astronomy, or just wants to watch mercury whiz around the sun should certainly consider picking this up. The UI is cumbersome at first and it will take some getting used to, they have done well to hide most of the complexity slightly out of sight until you look for it which certainly helps ease you into it.
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Discord, Metacritic
19 May 2012
  • Summary: A rather decent space simulation, quite nice once you figure out how to work things. Contrary to what people have said, it is user-friendly, just takes a little getting used to.
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Matseb2611, Metacritic
3 April 2012
  • Summary: This is a fun simulation program. I wouldn't really call it much of a game, but it can be very fun. You can play around with galaxies, stars, planets, moons, etc. You can either go onto the already made systems and toy around with them, perhaps crash a few planets together, etc, or you can create your own planet system if you wish. The game allows you to make alterations to the cosmic This is a fun simulation program.
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Pandarve, Metacritic
5 February 2012
  • Summary: Universe Sandbox is not a game at all, it is a simulator. Whether it is an accurate simulator, I would not be able to tell you as I have not got the faintest clue about astrophysics. I purchased it hoping it would be fun to smack asteroids into planets but in fact, it isn't. What is fun is to test theories or stories that you hear. For example, I was playing Dead Space 2 and documents you Universe Sandbox is not a game at all, it is a simulator.
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Othrandur, Metacritic
15 December 2011
  • Summary: This is a very fun simulation that anyone with a even a mild interest in planetary mechanics should own. Used properly, it is very educational, but it has a very serious flaw that makes it more an item of curiosity than a true simulator: calculations are based on your time step instead of a true interpolation of the movement equations.
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DrCola, Metacritic
10 November 2011
  • Summary: Guys, this is a game that Carl Sagan, Galileo, Newton, and whoever else looked up in the stars in wonder would kill for, its worth its price, its not anything that you should pay more than 10 dollars for. But I love it, being able to distort the gravitational flow of entire galaxies and seeing the stars fly off in every direction in a grand web of stars and lights in a great cosmic dark.
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LonelyDeer, Metacritic
1 June 2011
  • Summary: This game, although arguably just a simulation, is magnificent. It doesn't try to be a big game that appeals to everyone, but it does manage to appeal to the unborn astrological physicist in everyone I've seen play it. Its library of different scenarios and locations can keep even the most unmoved, unimaginative people entertained. The game file is less than 100mb and it can run on most This game, although arguably just a simulation, is magnificent.
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ludd_gang, Metacritic
8 May 2011
  • Summary: This isn't a game as much as a simulation. This title has a challenge in scale; Zooming out on a solar system will quickly reduce celestial objects into invisibilty. It's a cool way to get a sense of the largeness of space. The UI is really well put together given the giant subject matter... It isn't hard to find one of the 60 moons of Jupiter in the sprawling work area. I'm not sure how This isn't a game as much as a simulation.
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