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The Ball (Windows)

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What originally was just a mod for Unreal Tournament 3, has become the first game of the Swedish developer Teotl Studios. It is also one of the first games using the Unreal Development Kit and it has also received support from the Nordic Game Program.

The game starts in a mountain called Pico del Miedo (Fear Peak) in Mexico, 1940. A group of archaeologists has settled there due to what looks like interesting Aztec findings within the place. One day, one of the archaeologists, the main character of the story, falls inside a hole and, before his workmates can save him, his curiosity pushes him through a journey that will only end when he discovers the ancient secrets that lie in the deepest chambers of the mountain.

From the very beginning, we find a strange device that is tied to an even more strange ball two meters high that, much like the gravity gun in Half Life 2, can be attracted and pushed at the will of the carrier. The Ball is a first person puzzle in which the player has to carry a big ball around mysterious underground caves, cities, towns or fabrics, while pushing buttons, opening doors, crushing threatening local fauna or accessing seemingly inaccessible spots with it. Sounds simple on paper, but the ball eventually becomes a very versatile tool, when we discover that it can store lava or electricity, light dark areas, power ancient vehicles, serve as a platform and other surprises.

The game also features the mandatory achievements of modern gaming and a survival mode in which we have to stay alive against various waves of enemies and traps in four extra maps.


The Ball Windows Various uses of the ball: Charged electrically to electrocute big enemies
The Ball Windows Most of the puzzles consist of finding or accessing buttons to push. These can be yellow, to hit with the ball or blue, to hit by yourself.
The Ball Windows The story is told through voice overs every time an inscription like this is found
The Ball Windows At some point, we can drive these big wheels fueled with the power of the ball

Alternate Titles

  • "The Ball: Оружие мертвых" -- Russian spelling

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Gamers Daily News Oct 26, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 29, 2010 83 out of 100 83
Gameswelt Dec 02, 2010 83 out of 100 83
INC Gamers Nov 02, 2010 8.2 out of 10 82
Nukezilla Oct 21, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Hooked Gamers Nov 19, 2010 7.6 out of 10 76 Nov 18, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Brash Games Dec 02, 2010 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Oct 29, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games ( Mar 03, 2011 50 out of 100 50


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MichaelPalin (1195) added The Ball (Windows) on Nov 27, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121960)