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Dr. X is a brilliant inventor and the creator of the city of tomorrow. He invented the mechanical dog that never poop, the teleporter, the mechanical walkway, a giant robot which killed everyone who does not use the inventions of Dr.X. OK, the last one was not the best idea because Dr. X was working for a corporation and they fired Dr.X. Of course he got upset and invented one last thing for his revenge (and the destruction of the city of tomorrow): A virus called Tom.

A Virus Named Tom is a strategic puzzle game where the player has to close the circuit so that the virus can spread out across the wiring. The different parts of the circuit can be rotated by 90 degree angles by moving the Tom around the circuit part. There is a time limit for each puzzle, displayed as the energy which Tom has available. Encountering an active defense like an AV program will drain Tom's energy and place him in a corner of the puzzle screen. As the game continues the abilities of Tom are upgraded (via E-Mail), e.g. Tom can steal energy from defenses. Some of the levels are encrypted, meaning that the player is not able to see the different parts of the circuit. This game also contains a cooperative and a versus online game mode.


A Virus Named Tom Windows Intro shot
A Virus Named Tom Windows These bug like things are the AV programs.
A Virus Named Tom Windows Updates and hints (via E-Mail)
A Virus Named Tom Windows Campaign map

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Alternate Titles

  • "A Virus Named Tom - Destroying Tomorrow. Today!" -- Tag line title

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Critic Reviews

Computist Feb 08, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
Ironhammers Aug 10, 2012 4 out of 5 80
IGN Aug 02, 2012 7 out of 10 70
ZTGameDomain Aug 16, 2012 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Jul 31, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Vandal Online Aug 08, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65 Aug 10, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65
NZGamer Aug 31, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Calm Down Tom Aug 16, 2012 6 out of 10 60


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jaXen (170093) added A Virus Named Tom (Windows) on Apr 08, 2013
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (507600) and Kabushi (209311)