Reus

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Third party DRM: Steam

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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

60

Cute little game

DragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »

Reus isn't really a "god" game because most of the work done is the NPCs. The "gods" of the game are called titans and you control them, but they mostly just create and destroy environments. Nothing else really and that's kind of the drawback of the game because boredom will easily overcome you if you aren't patient. You have to be patient with Reus though because half of the time, you're just watching the world you create progess through civilization. It may take a few hours to complete one round of Reus but the game's really just a time killer since there's only single player available. It's a small game so you shouldn't expect much really. It's enjoyable to try for the first time thought so give it a try.

90

great way to pass the time

mirta000 | May 20, 2014 | See all mirta000's reviews »

Reus is a very interesting mix between strategy, sandbox and simulation. You get to control the giants that at first will decide what kind of bio domes will your world have. Afterwards the bio domes become populated with people and your giants start slowly leveling up (by placiing some important people on their shoulders), that unlocks abilities that allow them to add extra resources to specific bio domes (like for example swamp, desert, plains wildlife, minerals, etcetera). The idea of the game is to either play however you want or fulfill achievements. Achievements also allow you to set up games that last for longer. There are different ways that your villages can grow (you can help them with science projects, agricultural projects...), but be careful not to make the villages too greedy because they'll attack each other and then your giants too! Or make them too greedy on purpose and watch the world burn. It all depends on your playstyle!

Consensus: a play it your way sandbox simulation that is great if you want to waste some hours :)

76

A fun little game!

toshexy | May 8, 2014 | See all toshexy's reviews »

After you get the hang of the mechanics and the knack of growing your world you realize this game is not very complex. There is only so many things to know and afterwards you just have to use that knowledge to try and make a balance that supports life.

The map feels kinda small since there is a limited and small number of tiles from which you can draw resources, and this is the main difficulty of the game - choosing what resource is more important at certain times. The pace of the game is kinda slow, but not enough so to annoy.

All in all a relaxing and fun little game, with very nice visuals. If you can find it at a good deal I definitely recommend it!

80

Charming but no true God game

Funtaine | April 25, 2014 | See all Funtaine's reviews »

REUS is a charming and fun game, exploring a territory which has been left untouched for many years: God games! However, it has some drawbacks such as the puzzle elements being too linear, meaning that you have follow a certain path to reach end game. It does not reward exploring different playstyles as much as it forces the players to complete tasks to gain crops and upgrades through different playstyles.

The graphics are beautiful and the music mesmerizing. I would certainly recommend this game, just don't have too high expectations, it won't re-invent the god game genre.

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.