GameInformer: "From Dust sometimes suffers from pathing problems that make leading AI tribesmen frustrating since players have no control over which direction they take. The villagers occasionally get stuck in geometry or take the least-efficient route despite your best environmental efforts, costing you precious time between timed natural disasters and leading to do-overs. These issues aren’t frequent enough to detract from the overall experience, but are annoying on the more challenging maps later in the game.
From Dust also offers challenge maps to complement the main campaign. The maps give players bite-sized timed tasks such as safely leading villagers across canals or dousing raging fires with water. While the challenges offer some light entertainment, you’ll likely sink the most time into playing deity in the main game. With a great variety of maps and tons of secrets to uncover, From Dust’s amorphous sandbox ensures a consistently entertaining journey."