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In Kudos you take on the role of a young male or female character and make decisions about his or her life.

The goal is to create a good life, both socially, in networking and getting new friends, and in making decisions about education, career, hobbies, activities and how to spend money and spare time. The game affords a variety of possible career paths and lifestyles, and the game can be customized by changing the rules in external text files.

The gameplay consist of scheduling and performing activities, such as going to work, having a party, going shopping, or meeting new people. Different activities affect different stats of the player character - jogging may increase health and tiredness factor, while eating out with friends may increase happiness, but decrease money. So the player character's stats are balanced and developed through activities, which allows for many different strategies in achieving the goals the player has a mind, be it a promotion at work, a new girlfriend, a car or something else.


Kudos Windows Courtney can apply for jobs, unfortunately at this stage she's not likely to get many
Kudos Windows The game has a comprehensive tutorial which takes the player through all the options with clear instructions
Kudos Windows The start of a game. There are many preset characters to choose from but the demo has only one male and one female. This is Courtney and she's not very happy with life ...
Kudos Windows I liked this message. This is a game that takes itself seriously.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Kudos: Избранная Судьба" -- Russian title
  • "Kudos: Lebe dein Leben!" -- German Title

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2007 89 out of 100 89
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2006 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Jun 11, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
Bovine Conspiracy (The) Sep 22, 2006 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Sep 11, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games ( Aug 04, 2006 68 out of 100 68
GameZebo Apr 07, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Jan 26, 2007 7 out of 20 35


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frederik hermund (310) added Kudos (Windows) on Sep 26, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (200315)