Reus

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Third party DRM: Steam

This game requires a free Steam account to play.

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

80

Simple and Charming

Hucxi | March 21, 2014 | See all Hucxi's reviews »

This game feels really good to play. The music and art direction really bring the world to life in a compelling way, and you feel like you are really building a world with your actions for a while.

The problem comes when you get a few hours in, you are only able to effect things on a large scale, and you quickly realize that there are only so many ways to build the world with the tools you have.

I really loved this game, but I wish it would have taken longer to master. It is not very complex, so expect a short ride, but is a wonderful ride none the less.

80

Perfect for killing some time

gcp13 | March 4, 2014 | See all gcp13's reviews »

I purchased Reus on sale. For even at full price, it's great for those small scraps of time that you don't know what else to do with.

It's a sim game, in which you must strategically create biomes using the powers of different gods under your control. From these biomes, resources are drawn and villages are created. There are various projects/upgrades to undertake, so you'll still satisfy that need see improvement as you progress (I was skeptical about this prior to my purchase).

I found the soundtrack to become rather repetitive, but I usually listen to other music when playing these sort of games anyway.

I definitely recommend this as a casual game used to eat up bits of spare time; it's easy to leave and come back to.

80

A slightly different (but good!) take on the 'god game' genre.

GeorgeStorm | Feb. 20, 2014 | See all GeorgeStorm's reviews »

Reus is an interesting 'god game' where you don't have any direct control over 'your people', but merely shape their world (through creating different biomes and resources) in order to help them progress, improve and develop.

The art style is good, with a drawn look to the game that suits it well, also meaning it doesn't require a particularly beefy computer to run well. The soundtrack is ok, suitable background music nothing standout yet from what I've heard though.

At the beginning you start off with a 'blank' world, which can't support any life, you can easily zoom in and out to see the whole planet, you then have to create biomes through the abilities of 4 giants (swamp, forest, water and rock) and then start adding resources to those biomes (either technology, food or wealth) so that people will settle there and create a village. The resources can be created through a variety of different 'tiles' you add to the world's surface, animals, plants or creating mineral deposits all have different affects depending which biome they're in, what they are situated next to, and in what ways you then 'upgrade' them by applying different abilities of the giants (called aspects). As the village grows it will start a project, where you must achieve a certain goal (normally a set amount of resources) and once this is done they'll provide an ambassador, which you can add to one of your giants in order to increase their abilities. Over time you'll get more ambassadors, giving you a wider range of aspects you can apply to different resources, giving you more options as to how you wish to upgrade them to tailor their benefits to suit your village.

The mechanic of combining and upgrading the different tiles means there is a decent amount of variety, along with the objectives for each game which then allow you to unlock more tiles and game modes should result in a decent amount of playability. A nice slow game on the surface, but which can become frantic at times as you struggle to meet the requirements for the next project, the ability to pause the game at any time goes a long way to help keep the general laid back feeling of the game, I'd highly recommend it if you like god or city building games and want something a little different that you get stuck into every now and again.

70

Great atmospheric game

KarmaticPanda | Feb. 18, 2014 | See all KarmaticPanda's reviews »

a simple creative game that and even tho its a bit repettitive its atmosphere keeps you playing. Reus is a nice puzzle type of game where you have to combine elements to make an enviroment suitible for living

84

True indie gem

Neonberry | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Neonberry's reviews »

Reus is a new take on God simulators. You get a small empty planet and using your different deities you will have to create the oceans, mountains, forests and all the different biomes. The real game starts when you you create something that is fit for food and people start to form settlements. From here on you have to balance your follower's progression by keeping their greed down and helping them to obtain their goals. It is great regarding the game mechanics - basically you manage things on the highest level and just create the opportunities for the mortals. I would recommend this game to anyone who is interested in some little bit casual strategy that has loads of content in it and has a great replay value.