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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Very Positive (3,075 reviews) - 82% of the 3,075 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
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
142.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
This is God management game is like a rogue-lite game almost.

You start the game with your titans and you shapeo the world, then you shape where the humans start and then they shape your deicions and you try to be the most efficient planet. You can shapoe your humans choises and actions throughout the gme but ultimately you react to them, kinda.
And then we have the rogue-lite aspect, things CAN get screwed up for you, but when you play you meet challenges and those unluck animals, plants and so on for all the next games etc which will make things easier to handle, or more complex.

I like this challenge kinda god like game a lot. Just pick a time, go for it and see how far you can get, or go for certain unlocks, and just keep doing this. It's kinda like Bidning of Isaac but in a mangement setting.
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24 of 42 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
It is a tough call not to recommend this game, it is well thought-out and a clever use of elements and game play. It is largely a 'spinning plates' affair where you have to keep track of a lot of individual and interacting elements to make the most out of each play through. Mostly this game amounts to nothing more than Achievement hunting, but if that is your thing, maybe you will like it more that I did. For me it was cute for a time, but I quickly got bored with it.

The only significant problem, even for Achievement hunters, is there is no in-game upgrade tree or information menu. Efficent planning is essential to acquiring whichever goal you are hunting, having to plant and re-plant resources hunting for that one you couldn't quite remember how to get, is time wasting and frustrating.

A simple menu option that allows you to check the upgrade steps for any resource you have unlocked isn't exactly a big ask. The fact they seem to expect you to remember the variations for a dozen different resources that have different, branching upgrade paths depending on which of the four different elements they can be placed in, seems like a bit much for what is, at its core, a casual game.
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13 of 22 people (59%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
68.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Reus is different from the games I normally play, a god game in which you fill the world with plants, animals, and minerals, nurturing human civilization so that it can thrive and advance. The game is simple to play and achieve some of the basic milestones, but is deep enough that it will keep you busy for quite a while if you decide to attempt the more difficult challenges. You will always have different methods available for generating the resources that the human settlements need to prosper, and different ways to keep the greed that these newfound riches create in check. There is almost always more than one path to victory, whatever it is you decide victory means in a given game.

Reus is everything you could ask for in an indy game: it is inexpensive, flavorful, fun, and will provide hours of enjoyment.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
In Reus, you start out with an empty planet, and four god-like giants who control the oceans, forests, mountains, and swamps. As you shape the planet's surface with biomes and resources, humans begin to build towns and monuments to your giants.

To help your new humans thrive, you create resources such as plants, animals, and minerals that provide either food, tech, wealth, or danger. Your human settlements will grow as you provide for them, creating ever more elaborate monuments to you, and possibly becoming greedy. Greed, if left unchecked, will lead to war between your villages.

Reus is a very simple game to play, but very difficult to master. If you enjoy strategy sims and micromanagement, then Reus will provide hours of entertainment.
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