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.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,006 reviews) - 82% of the 3,006 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 16, 2013

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August 30, 2015

Patch 1.4: Content update

In celebration of the upcoming release of our new game Renowned Explorers: International Society on September 2nd, we updated Reus!

NEW SOURCES:
- The Dolphin is now available in your seas!
- Natural Gas can now be mined!
- The Chinese crane can now roam your swamps!
- The Azure lakes are now available in your forests!
- The Oak Tree can now grow in your forests!

For the Russian players: we have also added the Russian community translation to the game.

Happy world building!

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Reviews

"Reus is a game of logical, organic systems presented as simply as possible. It's a delight to play at every turn."
9/10 – Destructoid

"Sowing the seeds of a flourishing planet and a prosperous populace is a wonderfully welcome challenge in Reus."
8/10 – Gamespot

"...an excellent and addicting game that more than earns its 10$ price tag."
9/10 – RTS Guru

About This Game

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 gain 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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor:Intel® Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX10(R) compatible card with 512MB of memory
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel® Core i5 or AMD Phenom II
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX10(R) compatible card with 1024MB of memory
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
64 of 73 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
Warm & addictive // Recommended for casual gamers

+ Interesting concept that feels fresh due to the inclusion of decidedly novel elements
+ There are four giants to work with, all with a selection of abilitites, many of which must be unlocked during a given playthrough
+ Player can create biomes and populate them with resources and life; feels rewarding to watch life grow
+ Healthy selection of resources available to seed
+ Human populations need to be managed carefully; too many resources make them greedy, whereas too few will hinder or halt population growth
+ Close-up, visuals are detailed and aesthetically pleasing
+ User intervace is straight-forward and intuitive; information is therefore easy to find and access
+ Vast amount of unlockable projects, etc; this serves to enhance gameplay as one continutes to play, building off of earlier successes
+ Synergy is a welcome challenge to effectively manage, often requiring constant adjustments
+ Tutorial is excellent

- Soundtrack suffers from lack of variety, and will replay frequently
- No control over which projects are started
- Giants move slowly, and time cannot be advanced (only paused)
- There is a crippling lack of game-mode variety or customization

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70 of 108 people (65%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
Reus first appears as a simple 2D god / civilization builder game however it quickly becomes a mundane and tedious game of managing each city's projects and all of the lands. You are limited to playing a 30 or 60 minute game on a fresh world, where each time you are trying to unlock new objects and achieve different goals. The total amount of different objects and goals becomes overwhelming to figure out what you really need to accomplish during a certain playthrough. To really understand and become efficient at the game you probably need to either practice different methods or read guides to figure out the best setup. After playing a few different worlds the game unfortunately did not hold my interest and when multiple cities are up and running it becomes a chore to multitask each city.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2015
It's a functioning game with little depth (it boils down to setting up the best synergies available), designed properly without a big deal of serious problems. Yeah, there's some placeholders here and there, some bugs here, but at the end of the day it's a good way to spend few evenings.

It gets boring quickly, though.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
The game is realy unique and that counts for a lot.
Style could be little be more detailed but is charming as it is.
Overall sound is nice and likeable.
Sadly this game has two problems:
1. If you are not a patient person the giants´s movment speed
will make you cry.
2. Maybe its just my own incompetents thats in the way, but
witout guides and the realy good wiki page I dont get far.
I enyojed the game, even if i got not very far ^^
7/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Looked nice at first. As an old Populous guy (Black & White was completely different and incomparable), I was very excited when this finally came out.

After a 2 hour playthrough, I seriously got bored. There was not enough depth, and overall the formula for winning was always somewhat obvious (and linear).

I didn't quite expect the "quick run" concept in this game and thought more in terms of playing a world and developing it for hours end (think 4X games like Civ or city simulation games).

It wasn't for me it appears. Too bad, because otherwise I would probably have enjoyed it with its cutesy graphics.
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