Pure Sudoku

Pure Sudoku

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 79 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.52
  • Total Downloads:
    656,796
  • Date Added:
    June 18, 2009
  • File Size:
    10.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    500
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Sudoku is a fun game, and thus Pure Sudoku has a lot going for it for that reason alone. The program itself, while serviceable, doesn't do much to impress.

The interface is simple and uncluttered, but is not particularly attractive. A vaguely Asian theme frames a changing background of photos ranging from the Great Wall to Stonehenge. To its credit, the program is very easy to navigate, allowing users to start playing in a matter of moments. Pure Sudoku offers four levels of difficulty, from "very easy" to "difficult." A variety of functions, including the ability to save games, get hints, and check one's work, are available only with the purchase of the deluxe version. The free version does offer some options; users can determine whether or not the game shows duplicate numbers and can turn the sound and random background images on and off. One particularly obnoxious feature of the program is the so-called full-screen mode; this is achieved by changing the monitor's resolution settings. No thanks.

The actual gameplay is fine; Sudoku is a simple game, and the program does not complicate it needlessly. Users can inelegantly make notes by clicking on a number from the left side of the screen, and then right-clicking to place it in a game square. Overall, Pure Sudoku is neither particularly impressive nor disappointing. Users who'd like to try it should be aware that uninstallation will leave a folder in their system's program files.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 79 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 5
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  • 3 stars

    "Good but why bother install"

    September 05, 2013   |   By MikaelGorb

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    Good puzzles and okay visuals

    Cons

    Not any better than browser sudoku sites, like http://www.sudokuisland.com

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  • 4 stars

    "Not bad for free version"

    August 10, 2012   |   By Deborhino

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    Ability to choose game levels, ability to scroll through selections

    Cons

    Best features are reserved for the pay version

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  • 3 stars

    "Good, but could be better"

    February 15, 2012   |   By rlhelvy

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    I like the free and uncluttered layout. The multiple levels of play are ideal so I can choose how much of a challenge I want on any particular day.

    Cons

    The numbers are difficult to read because the interiors are often about the same color as the background. Having solid, contrasting numbers woulld make them make much less distracting because of a reduced squinting factor.
    Allowing a numbers entry style like you can see on Pogo.com's free Sudoku game would also be a big plus. I'd probably quit playing the Pogo version if the Pure Sudoku entry method weren't so clunky by comparison.

    Summary

    Good program that could be greatly improved with a change or two.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent interface"

    January 17, 2012   |   By anand2111

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    Small program

    Cons

    Features in deluxe to be available in free????????????

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  • 4 stars

    "the free version enables the user to enjoy playing"

    December 03, 2011   |   By doublehorn

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    free version
    easy to navigate in the program

    Cons

    the bar for choosing numbers is too far from the square and this requires too much movement from the player. a floating closed bar is more comfortable.

    Summary

    very good for the price

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  • 4 stars

    "No cheating possible. Exercises your brain-power."

    November 01, 2011   |   By Kallistra

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    Lots of games at four levels of play. Best of all, I play the FREE version.

    Cons

    clunky ... slow moving. Requires your full attention. I am certain there are other versions that are easier to play.

    Summary

    Beats playing solitaire all the time while passing time.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great reproduction of the game I love on paper."

    September 11, 2011   |   By philaz

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    Nearly fully functional for free. Cannot save game without purchase, but that didn't prevent me from enjoying the game fully.

    Cons

    I have no complaints.

    Summary

    Great game for the price.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very easy to use."

    September 09, 2011   |   By awoodgate

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    Legible, a little funky, and quick to let you know you're going wrong.

    Cons

    Ugly backgrounds. Having a choice of solid colors would help, as some of the pictures make it harder to see the action.

    Summary

    Great for the price.

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  • 4 stars

    "Quick, easy and fun basic sudoku with no annoying ads."

    September 04, 2011   |   By janepopow

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    multiple levels, many options in the free download

    Cons

    annoyingly difficult to quit

    Summary

    Solves my Sudoku needs.

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  • 3 stars

    "It's OK but there are better"

    August 30, 2011   |   By wilykat

    Version: Pure Sudoku 1.52

    Pros

    Free, can warn of illegal numbers

    Cons

    Other free Sudoku has more features

    Summary

    This one is OK for whose who has basic knowledge of Sudoku and wants something free to play on PC but there are better free (or cheap) versions out there. I find myself playing one for my Android tablet and another for my DSi more than this version.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.52
    Version 1.52 features graphical enhancements.
    General
    Publisher Mochek Interactive
    Publisher web site http://www.veryfreesudoku.com/
    Release Date June 18, 2009
    Date Added June 18, 2009
    Version 1.52
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Sudoku, Crossword & Puzzle Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 10.07MB
    File Name PureSudokuSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 656,796
    Downloads Last Week 500
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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