Reus

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Description

Reus just got a free content update! The god game now provides 7 new game modes, as well as variable planet sizes. Among them you'll find ways to challenge yourself (Titan mode), ways to change the game pace (Speed mode, Max mode) and ways to explore the game even more (Random mode, Explorer mode).


In Reus, you control powerful giants that help you shape the planet to your will. You can create mountains and oceans, forests and more. Enrich your planet with plants, minerals and animal life. There is only one thing on the planet that you do not control: mankind, with all their virtues and and all their vices. You can shape their world, but not their will. Provide for them and they may thrive. Give them too much and their greed may get the upper hand.


Key Features:

  • Control four mighty giants, each with their unique abilities

  • Terra-form the planet to your will, experiment with different terrain types

  • A complex system of upgrades and synergies allows for endless styles of play

  • Observe humanity, let your giants praise or punish them

  • Enjoy an interesting art style and a strong soundtrack

  • Enrich the planet with over 100 plants, animals and minerals

  • Unlock new content by helping humanity achieve numerous developments

Customer reviews

55

A very enjoyable game with a short lifespan

Valoo321 | Aug. 19, 2015 | See all Valoo321's reviews »

In Reus you control four different titans whose sole purpose is to create and sculpt the world for the people. It has a charming art style and the most enjoyable part is definitely terraforming and changing the world. The main purpose is to create different biomes for the people of the world that satisfy their needs - some of the people want a forest or greenland, while others would prefer to have a desert or mountain region. Ultimately, however, this is all that the game becomes. All that you do is create this world and change it or shape it to fit the needs of the people, so it does end up feeling quite repetitive. It's fun for those first couple of hours or so, but then there isn't much else in it to keep you going.

65

ok game

blustar1 | Aug. 8, 2015 | See all blustar1's reviews »

i think that they did a good job with the game. the good things i liked about the game is that i like how you build the world that the different tribes live in the different biomes that the giants make yourself. also did i mention i like how the different tribes live in different biomes. also i like that there are a lot of challenges to complete in the game. the stuff i don't like is that that the game repeats its self a lot. also i don't like that there is no story to the game at all. so i give this game a 65/100 it's a good game for people that like god game.

60

Nice concept, poor implementation

gamma_rad | June 18, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »

in Reus you take control of giants who's job is to terraform the planet and help populate it, you improve tiles and build up settlements. In many ways it is a much simpler version of Black&White. And this is exactly its issue, its way too simple. the game is short and lacks content theres not much of a challenge. unfortunately the developer hasn't been updating the game and instead went on to its next project. The game could've been more fun with new challenges, more content and perhaps some multiplayer, but as it stands now its just a casual god game with promise but poor execution.

56

Another great idea that isn't made well.

Furrek | Jan. 26, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »

It's always fun to play as "God". When I think about games where you are playing as one I'm thinking about Black and White or Populous and things will stay like that. Reus didn't impress me so much that I would recall this game when somebody would ask me to give example for games like that. Why? First of all let me say that it's a game with a great idea but like always it was almost wasted. After tutorials I played for few hours in something like free mode, since there aren't any campaings, but it get boring fast. There should be more things to do besides taking care of planet by "planting" minerals and such. Playing with terain isn't so great also. If you feel like you want to test yourself as God, you can try it but be prepared to be dissapointed.

63

Not All My Reviews Are Good

emptyhaven | Oct. 1, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »

This game isn't really a good game, as you might be able to tell if you look through some of the other reviews. Technically, it kinda is, but at the very best you control titans. And even then, the titans aren't really the crux of the world's development, but the people that live on this planet. It does have its moments though. Terraforming the landscape is something I really enjoy in games like this. And watching the tiny people scurry about doing their work and such is always fun. But this fun eventually wanes and I'm left with what I can only compare to a tank of sea monkeys. The game tends to follow a single track most times, and it eventually gets a bit too repetitive for my taste. Still, I suppose it isn't that bad a game. It's more like something you want to try once, but then not really commit to for too long.