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News video games 17 December 2023, 12:37

author: Adrian Werner

Controversial Godus by (In)famous Peter Molyneux Pulled From Steam

The PC versions of the Godus and Godus Wars, some of the biggest failures in Peter Molyneux's career, have been withdrawn from sale.

Source: 22cans

The sad saga of Godus, the failed spiritual heir to the Populous series, is coming to an end.

  1. 22cans has informed that Godus and Godus Wars will be pulled from sale on Steam.
  2. This has been blamed on an upcoming technical change to Amazon Web Services, which will affect the developers' ability to deliver the necessary files to new users.
  3. Those who previously purchased Godus or Godus Wars will be able to continue downloading both games from Steam and continue playing.
  4. Interestingly, so far there is no indication that Godus has been withdrawn from distribution on iOS and Android.

Recall that Godus was designed by Peter Molyneux, the father of Populous. The game debuted in 2013 in early access - from which it never left - and turned out to be a huge disappointment. The scale of the failure is best reflected by the fact that on Steam, a mere 27% of all reviews praise the title, which is categorized as a "mostly negative" reception. Even worse stands Godus Wars, with only 14% of positive reviews. This game, released in 2016, has not left early access either.

The removal of these games from distribution is unlikely to cause players grief, as almost no one plays them anymore.. At the time of writing this news Godus on Steam is being played by 7 people, and in the case of Godus Wars it is only one player.

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Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.