Developer: Red Marble Games
Current Version: 1.06
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 34.4 MB - Download
Kudos 2 is a life-simulation strategy game. Kudos is the original inspiration for the game SimSocial by EA. Kudos is a turn-based game that puts you in control of a single character and manages their life from age 20 to 30. You get to pick their friends, their job, and how they spend their free time, but there is a catch! You can only choose to do one thing each day, or two at the weekends. This makes Kudos 2 a game of agonizing choices. Do you turn down an invitation from a friend because you are too tired from work? Do you put more time into your friends or your career? When do you find time to look for a better job, or to spend time with your pet?
Kudos 2 is unlike any strategy or casual game you have played before. The game has a totally original style, and uses artwork by legendary comic artist Jamie McKelvie. Every game of Kudos is unique. Did you become a high-flying corporate lawyer who cruises to the office each morning in a luxury car, but has no social life, or do you become a popular, trendy and much loved guitar-player, who works as a waitress to pay the bills? Will you have the money to splash out on a burglar alarm, or rely on your martial arts (or your faithful pet dog) to protect you from crime?
Unlike other life simulation games, Kudos 2 gives you time to think carefully about all the decisions your character makes, from which people they associate with (your friends' personalities rub off on you) to what TV they watch (news is educational, but depressing!), to what food they eat (alcohol boosts your confidence, but don't drink too much...). Kudos is the game for people who love life simulation games, but want something new.
Most Helpful Reviews
Very Satisfying - I love this style of game, though it is rare. The mechanics are reminiscent of the kind you might find in a few visual novels (time and relationship management), but the framework for the game is more of a sandbox, so you're free to set your own goals. It's also incredibly moddable and alot of users have added their own tweaks for free (see the Positech Games forums). I especially love the art style, as it gives the game alot of character. A current concern, Red Marble Games (the company that ported this to the Mac) list its current version at 1.06. The latest version number in the Positech Games forums is 1.07. I personally have not encountered any bugs so I don't know that this discrepancy matters. Also, be comfortable with what this game is (and isn't). It's a sandbox, so it only gives you a window into the life of your character, there is no storyline to comfort you with happily ever afters. This can leave some wanting as you're managing your characters relationships.
More Reviews for Current Version
Amazing Game - This game is awesome. It's fun, slightly exiting and really realistic. The only problem is that th bottom of the screen is glitched but it doesn't effect gameplay. Great game.
really? - what's wrong with it? I bought this app 11 months ago and deleted it 6 months ago. And now i tried to re-install and it says i need to pay another $15. Really.
Fun and addicting - I used to play this game back when it was originally released for PC. It’s still as fun as I remember. It’s like Sims but less complicated. Kudos for Kudos!
Eh... - I like this game but it crashes a lot, about every 10-15 minutes. Having to restart frequently really takes the fun out of it for me.