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It's not violence if they're vermin.

Your task is simple, exterminate all vermin. The sledge hammer you have been provided is capable of destroying almost all office appliances and furniture that may be uncooperative. Your time is running out.

Perfect Vermin was developed by Talia bob Mair and Angad Matharoo.  Sound Design by Chris Dang and Composed by Daniel Shypilov.

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Perfect Vermin is a free game available for Windows computers.

Note: Perfect Vermin is not compatible with older Intel laptops and will encounter constant issues.

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Updated 1 day ago
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Made withUnreal Engine, Maya, Aseprite
Tags3D, Dark, Experimental, Exploration, Mystery, Pixel Art, Short, Singleplayer, Unreal Engine
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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PerfectVermin_v2_0_windows.zip 277 MB
PerfectVermin_v2_0_Linux.zip 531 MB

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I love that you gave time in the beginning to smash things! As the game progressed it got even better! Awesome game :)


Let's break it down

How did this slip past my radar for so long lol. Quality, rage-reduction game


keeps randomly crashing.


So interesting, never played a game like this! 

I did not know what to expect at all going in to this game, but I sure did have a lot of fun playing!

i got softlocked :(


this game is incredibly cool, love both gameplay and story :)



I've found a bug in the Linux build. While Level 3 (upside-down) only spawns 5 objects, the counter displays 10 and thus the level can never be completed.


I played the linux version and i made it all the way through

There are 2 different camera, each has 5


I certainly did not expect it to go this way. Great game though :)


this game is a masterpiece of  desing


I can't get past smashing a few things before the game crashes. Does anyone else have this problem?


Same with me


Turning my wifi off worked 


same for me, thanks for the tip

Same. Weird. Thanks


Superb game. Graphics are great. Gameplay is fun as f$@k. Super story.


This has to be one of my favorite games to date. The story was so intriguing and I didn't see the end coming. Had a lot of fun playing this. Great Job! Game starts at 00:00


I had too much fun with this game. 10/10
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For me, Perfect Vermin is a game design gift that was given to me and that I enjoyed with pleasure.

A well-built level design with a well-used game mechanic. A dark and uncomfortable atmosphere that made me hate the vermin I killed to the last.

Well done to the team.


Absolutely loved the game and it's pixel art. I didn't expect it to go deeper than smashing stuff honestly.

Btw, is there any way to beat the last level? Does anything happen if you beat it?


Really atmospheric game. 


Just uploaded this to my channel.. this game is so much fun! I was confused at first but figured it out fairly quick. The gameplay itself is really smooth and fun and I even love the cutscenes. I highly recommend trying it out! 

Here is my video if you're interested in watching!


getting crashes really early on, before any cutscene or anything, usually just after smashing something. On a HP Spectre x360 14, which has a modern intel processor, so that shouldn't be causing it.


Just loving this game! Here's the full playthrough of this game!


wow. This game is awesome and that ending twist was the icing on the cake!


Uhm, I've encountered a strange bug! I've seen a video on the first level, and when I tried to play the game, the cutscene of the news anchor telling you to go back to the elevator starts just as I enter the first room! Has anyone encountered this bug too? I'm really interested in this game, so please let me know!


I have encountered this on my first playthrough too

me too

have you found a fix for this bug, or anything else?

I had this happen to me too, but going back to the main menu and hitting play again fixed it for me.


This issue is caused by the device you are using being below the Unreal Engine 4's minimum system requirements. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do.


The impact of using gods weapon himself the sledgehammer is absolutely satisfying. Game is great and sound design is flawless overall. Great job

Are there multiple endings, or just one?



I'm trying to play this game, but it keeps quitting itself after approximately two minutes of play time. I've tried downloading the pure ZIPs and extracting them, and I've also tried downloading and playing through the Itch desktop app, but it happens constantly. My computer should be new enough to play it, but it doesn't seem to want to go. :(

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Got the same problem.

Messed with the timer a little bit: the game quits after 1 minute. It doesn't matter if I am only in the main menu or in the game.

UPDATE: Adding folder/binary to the antivirus exception list didn't help. I use Windows Defender (Windows 11) if it helps.

UPDATE2: Just run exe through MSVS debugger. And got this: "Exception thrown at 0x00007FF74D960E63 in PerfectVermin-Win64-Shipping.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF." That's definitely some strange location to read from. Hope that helps too.


i got the exact same problem! if you ever get a resolution id be so happy to hear it too apftp


Same issue here cannot complete the game.


same problem here :( hoping there's a fix somewhere!


same here. :( really wanted to play this after the Jacob Geller video

Some players have found that totally disconnecting from the internet before playing prevents this issue. We are currently investigating as to why.


I too was lead here by Jacob Geller! Watched part of his video and had to play it myself.

Simple yet haunting, the monologue at the end reveals so much about who we are and why we're here. Just a doctor clumsily charging about with only a sledgehammer for a tool, fighting a desperate race.

Love the creativity with the UI and storytelling. Fantastic work!


Perfect storytelling. Honestly my jaw DROPPED. With the levels, with the ending, with the visuals. God I'm so glad I played this.


anyone know if the linux version works on mac??

It shouldn't. If it does that would be very odd.


I wish I didn鈥檛 play this. You should play it, too.


Me gust贸 mucho el pixelart de este juego


I will never trust furniture ever again...or the news, I think?

I honestly dunno what was happening here 馃槄

the embrace of formerly dull and obtuse natural exhibition, now with found disturbing doldroms for discourse

punitive arrangements proceeding tarnished progressions elapse favoring timescale escapism

destruction rises ambiguous emotional content from previous 

馃捄 ? 馃捄 x 馃捄


this was such an awesome game and loved the underlining narrative!! A must play! Here is my playthrough:


This game is so satisfied to play 

satisfying, crunchy, good deconstruction of games.


I found this game highly confusing (in the best possible way) and quite fun to play.  I think I figured out what was going on, but am still unsure.


The paranoia and dread this game conjured up from inside me was pretty fun, I particularly liked the progressive disfiguring growths that appear on our supervisor (or is it possibly the MC?). Very fun.


Perfect Vermin is an experience that I wasn't expecting to find, from demolishing offices to the grim topic of lung cancer, with a very interesting visual representation. Aspects like the timer in the ending really added to the sense of dread and grief. Great game!

Really great game, I was really not expecting the gameplay when I first played the game. You really managed to make each level feel unique and progressively challenging. The narrative was interesting, you really put a lot of detail in making his deteriorating appearance stand out.
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