Platforms: Win, Mac
If you like music, and you did too many drugs in the seventies (or want to know what it felt like to have done too many drugs in the seventies), you might want to check out Cosmic DJ. This game tasks you with saving the universe by making music. The good news is, you don’t really have to have any idea what you’re doing – in fact, the game is probably more enjoyable if you don’t, because the tools it gives you are pretty basic, and the game seems to just want you to cram in as many sounds as possible.
There are no words for how profoundly absurd Cosmic DJ is. As long as you are comfortable basking in the absurdity, you’re likely to really enjoy this short game. If you’re looking for a quality music maker, this isn’t it. But if you want to watch dancing sheep in a diner, you have come to the right place. Embrace the cacophony.
The story is paper thin, the game play is about as far from complex and challenging as you can get and still be playing a game, but the sounds and voice and graphics are such a surrealist delight, you’re unlikely to care. Cosmic DJ will give you about 90 minutes of game for your $3, but you’ve probably never experienced anything quite like it.