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:
    657,555
  • Date Added:
    June 18, 2009
  • File Size:
    10.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    517
  • 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 657,555
Downloads Last Week 517
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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