Categories: Metroidvania
Meta Score: 83
Store: Dust: An Elysian Tail (Price: $ 5,22)
User Score: 80.0
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, iOS (iPhone/iPad), Nintendo Switch
Publisher Names: Microsoft Game Studios
Support Language: English*, French, Italian, Spanish – Spain, Japanese, German
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2012-08-15

PC Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
  • Direct X®: 10, Windows Media Player
  • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HD space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
  • Input: Keyboard


Immerse yourself in a hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior Dust, you must master the ancient Blade of Ahrah to battle dozens of enemies with an intuitive combat system, take on a variety of quests, discover powerful upgrades throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

Positive Comment(s)

With a superb animation and visual style, this action-RPG by Dean Dodrill is definitely one of the best games in this year’s Summer of
Ten minutes of novelty can turn into ten hours of monotony, and, while An Elysian Tail has many merits, repetition and simplicity prevent it from ranking among the best.82RPG Fan
If you’re game for a striking take on the classic side-scrolling adventure, albeit one populated by a cast of urgently self-serious talking animals, you could do much worse than Dust: Elysian Tail.81GameTrailers
Jaw-dropping presentation and art aside, Dust: An Elysian Tail is a delightful experience that deserves just as much attention from gamers as the designer put in when creating the title.80DarkZero
The game is a cohesive and stunning effort that keeps you coming back for more.80RPGamer
Doesn’t do much to innovate the platform-adventure sub-genre, but it does manage to look and play beautifully throughout, and sometimes that’s enough.80Joystiq
Crafted with painstaking attention to inventive detail and charm, Dust is never less than an outright joy to experience.95Official Xbox Magazine
Dust offers an engaging and unique hack-and-slash experience with its beautiful and varied environments.80Hardcore Gamer
Although it can get repetitive at times, Dust is easily the most charming game in the entire Summer of Arcade. In fact, it’s one of the most enjoyable Metroidvania/action RPG games I’ve ever played.95Gamer Limit
Dust: An Elysian Tail will last for around 7 hours. During that time, you will be stunned by the graphics, cry over the amazing story and feel that your 1200 Microsoft points was really well spend.80Gamereactor Sweden

Negative Comment(s)

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a beautiful game with a captivating story, however, the game might be a bit too easy and the loading screens can be a bit too long.75XGN
Dust: An Elysian Tail periodically stumbles, but impressive visuals and enticing exploration make for a successful journey.70GameSpot

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