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Dustforce is a 2D side-scrolling platform game starring a team of broomsweeping janitors. Players select one of the four available characters and need to complete more than 50 levels. These are accessed from a central hub that is further opened up through keys. Each door represents a new level. Some of them have a level completion requirement before they can be accessed. After each level the player is rated based on the completion rate (sweeping all dust), finesse (holding on to a combo) and time. Often a key is received for perfect levels. Global leaderboards are supported as well as local multiplayer.

The gameplay is centered around sweeping dust. This is required to complete levels, but at the same time players are encouraged to maintain a combo and often complete levels without touching the ground. Dust and leaves are scattered around in small patches on the ground, on walls and on ceilings, and the player can move from one part to another through different types of moves. These include single and double jumping, gliding, dashing, wall jumping, and more. In earlier levels the player can move freely and make mistakes, but later ones introduce spikes and other hazards that require perfect momentum without landing. The levels include monsters that can be attacked and taken out using different types of broom attacks, also often without touching the ground.


Dustforce Windows Stirring up some leaves
Dustforce Windows Start of a level
Dustforce Windows Level completion screen
Dustforce Windows The central hub where the different levels can be accessed.

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Dustforce Screenshot
Dustforce Screenshot
Dustforce Screenshot
Dustforce Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Dustforce DX" -- Steam release title since 23rd October 2014

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Critic Reviews

GameSpy Windows Jan 18, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Tech-Gaming Windows Feb 05, 2012 B+ 83 PlayStation 3 Feb 13, 2014 81 out of 100 81 Windows Feb 01, 2012 81 out of 100 81
IGN Windows Jan 18, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Calm Down Tom Windows Feb 16, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Entertainium Windows Sep 28, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 PS Vita Feb 19, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamekult Windows Jan 23, 2012 7 out of 10 70 Windows Jan 23, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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