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.
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Mostly Positive (49 reviews) - 71% of the 49 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,171 reviews) - 82% of the 3,171 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 16, 2013

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"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
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♑♋⬧⧫♏❒
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
so good but if you do not no wath to do you will be wondering like a head less chicen
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ʇsoɥƃ
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Step 1: Get this game from a 3 dollar bundle

Step 2: Open Idlemaster

Step 3: Wait a couple of hours while watching Cow Chop

Step 4: Get trading cards
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anto_capone
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I really wanted to like this game, but it fell short of my (limited) expectations.
The art style and gameplay is not bad, it just isn't what I considered to be a 'god game'. Perhaps I did not give this enough of a shot as I only played this for a few hours; but it is sadly too difficult to get into. I was hoping for a Populous or a Black and White type of game, but this didn't come close.

Ah well. I got this as part of a bundle so I can't complain.
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Varia Heimt
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Initially I didn't like this game. It was confusing in the beginning and boring by the end of each era. However now it is a pretty decent time sink (after they added quite a lot of content and fixed somethings). While not an amazing game, it's not a terrible one to pick up on a sale and spent an afternoon or two on.
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mth
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Couldn't really get into it.
I only played it as long as I did trying to get card drops for a badge.
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luizfcsilveira
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
So sad to not recommend this. But the thing is, it's just not fun to play.

When I saw the art and the idea and the trailers I was hooked. I thought it was brilliant. I got it and was even making plans to buy a copy for my 10yo niece so she'd have some fun and learn a bit about how nature works, how it interacts with humans, how symbiosis works, those kinds of things. Did I have too high expectations? Maybe.

When you get to the gameplay, problems start to arise. Let me try to list a few:

1) The planet is super small. As far as I could find there's only one size, that's it.

2) Then you go through the tutorials. Which is a nice thing of course. Except that you can't save. And the gameplay is a bit boring so I wanted to play for a few minutes, save, and come back later. Nope, can't do that. Gotta endure the whole thing at once.

3) There are three tutorials (eras). Every time you advance to a new one it starts from scratch. Oh, come on. I just spent some time building and caring for my planet and first thing you do is take it away from me and make me start again. And then again. And then again. Really?

4) My misunderstanding but I thought gameplay would be a bit more... natural and less calculative. Everything is numbers calculation, there doesn't seem to be any space for a more natural and organig development, for luck/chance, nothing. That's not how nature works! That kind of mechanics might cater for some but it's not for me.

5) The main gameplay seems to share that major flaw with the tutorials: You won't care for "your planet". Because you'll play for 30 min. and ditch it, then for 60 min. and ditch. What? :( I don't know but I love tycoon games and one of the things I like is how attached I grow to "my city", "my prison", "my civilization". In Reus you seem to be just starting over all the time.

Anyway. I could go on but these were the first/main things that struck me. To be honest I couldn't wait to just close the game and go play Banished or Prison Architect or Civ V or Cities: Skylines or any other game that may have a resemblance to this one. They are all just... better and more fun.

TL;DR:

The art is beautiful and the idea is amazing but the gameplay falls short. It's repetitive, boring, calculative, and just not engaging or entertaining enough. A real shame as my expectations were high and I really wanted to like it so much.
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BiscuitBuff
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
A Pretty neat game, i just couldnt get into. I probably start playing it sooner or later when im bored. Get it when it is on sale, its a good budget title
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Mongoloid Mike
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
The text is unreadably small. The developers said three years ago said three years ago they were aware of the problem and were going to fix it and did nothing. Then they they lied again two years ago and said a fix was in process. Then they just abandoned the game.
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Wolfyjay
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
I reccommend if you're looking for a calm strategy game.
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Galagon
( 38.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Gem of a game! Good example of a game that is somewhat lacking in long-term playability but makes up for it with a beatiful visual style and innovative mechanics. Biggest critique is that the game turns from fun exploration in the first part to tiresome fiddling & optimzation in the later half, but it is a great find regardless.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
So sad to not recommend this. But the thing is, it's just not fun to play.

When I saw the art and the idea and the trailers I was hooked. I thought it was brilliant. I got it and was even making plans to buy a copy for my 10yo niece so she'd have some fun and learn a bit about how nature works, how it interacts with humans, how symbiosis works, those kinds of things. Did I have too high expectations? Maybe.

When you get to the gameplay, problems start to arise. Let me try to list a few:

1) The planet is super small. As far as I could find there's only one size, that's it.

2) Then you go through the tutorials. Which is a nice thing of course. Except that you can't save. And the gameplay is a bit boring so I wanted to play for a few minutes, save, and come back later. Nope, can't do that. Gotta endure the whole thing at once.

3) There are three tutorials (eras). Every time you advance to a new one it starts from scratch. Oh, come on. I just spent some time building and caring for my planet and first thing you do is take it away from me and make me start again. And then again. And then again. Really?

4) My misunderstanding but I thought gameplay would be a bit more... natural and less calculative. Everything is numbers calculation, there doesn't seem to be any space for a more natural and organig development, for luck/chance, nothing. That's not how nature works! That kind of mechanics might cater for some but it's not for me.

5) The main gameplay seems to share that major flaw with the tutorials: You won't care for "your planet". Because you'll play for 30 min. and ditch it, then for 60 min. and ditch. What? :( I don't know but I love tycoon games and one of the things I like is how attached I grow to "my city", "my prison", "my civilization". In Reus you seem to be just starting over all the time.

Anyway. I could go on but these were the first/main things that struck me. To be honest I couldn't wait to just close the game and go play Banished or Prison Architect or Civ V or Cities: Skylines or any other game that may have a resemblance to this one. They are all just... better and more fun.

TL;DR:

The art is beautiful and the idea is amazing but the gameplay falls short. It's repetitive, boring, calculative, and just not engaging or entertaining enough. A real shame as my expectations were high and I really wanted to like it so much.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
It doesn't look it, but its a game about min/maxing. Even for a min/max its pretty laid back, and I enjoy it, but if you are looking for a godsim you will be dissappointed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
I really wanted to like this game, but it fell short of my (limited) expectations.
The art style and gameplay is not bad, it just isn't what I considered to be a 'god game'. Perhaps I did not give this enough of a shot as I only played this for a few hours; but it is sadly too difficult to get into. I was hoping for a Populous or a Black and White type of game, but this didn't come close.

Ah well. I got this as part of a bundle so I can't complain.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Step 1: Get this game from a 3 dollar bundle

Step 2: Open Idlemaster

Step 3: Wait a couple of hours while watching Cow Chop

Step 4: Get trading cards
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Hours of fun and great value for money game, especially if bought on special. Reus is a sort of puzzle building game (if I can call it that). If you enjoy building/city mangement games you will really enjoy this.

Pros of this game:
> New items unlock after completing challenges (this happens after completing most missions)
> Different play styles can (and should) be used to finish missions
> Challenges (which unlock new items once you finish a mission) force you to try different play styles
> Gets harder the more you play
> Very nice and clean graphics
> Unique play style and different to other city builders

Cons of this game:
> Can be a bit repetetive if played a lot
> Some lag when I zoom out of the map completely
> The map sometimes feels a bit small, espcially when you reach late game, but I suppose this is part of the game style that the developers chose
> No campaign or story line, the game is built around completing a set of challenges
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This game is absolutely phenomenal, great in a large amount of aspects but it does have a lot of issues, such as the game being abandoned by its developers, basically becoming an experience where you just have to game the system as much as possible to get maximum efficiency.

Good for a time-waster and for some fun for a short while. But don't expect the most in-depth experience. I suggest buying it a sale or something.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
An incredibly in depth puzzle game. Highly recommended if you like solving puzzles.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Such a good potential is wasted, I can see devlopers puted love and care making drawings and game design, but all together game looked a little bit boring and uninteresting. I hate myself for not liking this game, because before I launched it, I thought that I woild love it, but this didn't happened.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Couldn't really get into it.
I only played it as long as I did trying to get card drops for a badge.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
123.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
it's killing your life
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