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 (23 reviews) - 73% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,086 reviews) - 82% of the 3,086 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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BuzzBurridge
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Solid game but not worth the asking price. Doesn't have much replay ability after finishing it.
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RoarofDragons
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I let the new villages spring up...

... to give the first one new war markers.
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The Buttshark
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
If you're thinking about buying this game and you're not sure, buy it. It's an amazing experience, will give you hours of fun if you're into games like this one and it has so many unlocks and achievements that it's ridiculous. The graphics are really nice and are giving the game a nice atmosphere, but you can probably see that in the previews. What you probably don't see is that the game is mainly about finding combinations and harmony in the many options you have.

One of my favourite games ever, it can steal a lot of your time at once if you get into it.
9/10
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Gilgil
( 127.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
I bought this game when it came out, and played it through 100%. In fact, I enjoyed it enough that I reset the in-game progress, just so I could unlock everything all over again. Even with all the achievements unlocked, I still play the game, although obviously making my own challenges is required to keep the game fresh. All in all, I cannot recommend this game strongly enough for anyone who wants to sit back and just make their dream planet.

For gameplay, this game is essentially an evolving puzzle where you need to find which available resources will best go in each spot to maximize the effectiveness. The challenge results from nurturing your cities fast enough to meet their challenges, but not so fast that they declare all out war on each other. The visuals of the game give you enough information to tell what is happening for the most part and make the world feel alive, while at the same time not stressing my computer too much (which many other modern games tend to).
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Kaneda
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Cute. Fun. Challenging .
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Jman8
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
This is not only a great puzzle game, it's one of the best god games I've played. I've spent hours in freeroam just messing around with my planet and it's inhabitants.

Reus is, like I said, a puzzle game wherein you wield god-like power. You control 4 Giants: Forest, Mountain, Swamp, and (Mr Krabs) Ocean. Your goal is to place down resources to help the people of the land grow their towns in different ways.

Each giant has a set of powers that allow them to change the planet in different ways. The forest giant, for example, can create fruit plants, Each giant also has the ability to add aspects to placed plants, animals, and minerals, which not only gives the resource a buff, but lets you "upgrade" it into a new kind of resource. Giving a blueberry bush a fruit aspect will a: make it produce more food, and b: let you upgrade it into a apple tree, which produces more food the more apple trees are around it.

While on this topic, different resources have "symbiosis" with other resource types, letting you combo them together to create tons food/wealth/tech. This, of course, is for the humans that live on the planet, and your goal, once again, is to make them as prosperous as possible. The humans, however, tend to be greedy, and if you give them too much to fast, they will begin to attack each other, and then you. A angry mob of peasants fighting agains mountain sized giants goes about as well as you'd expect.

There's more to it but I can't be bothered to explain the whole game. So...

TL;DR
This is a fun little puzzle title with god game elements. If that sounds like something you'd like, go read another review first because I'm bad at explaining things.

8/10 would accidently remove the ocean turning the entire planet into a desert again.
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clochi
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Good for those evenings where u just want to grab a beer and relax a few hours
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Balderdash
( 29.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
I stopped playing this game for awhile, something like two or three years. I'd almost forgotten that I had it, but I saw it in my library, instantly thought 'Oh yeah, that's that game that I can just sit down and play for hours and hours on end.' If you're on the fence about playing this game, try it. It's a completely unique experience, and I can't really say there are many games I've played or really seen that offer anything exactly like it.

10/10 good game
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Crazy Ned
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
It's chill
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xwhitelights
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game is dynamic and interesting for about the first 5 hours. You reach a peak and can't do much else except wipe out the town and start all over again doing the exact same thing. The concept is fantastic and if development comes it will be more than worth it. For now, keep an eye on it. If you want a quick, simple game, purchase now. You won't hate it, you'll just get bored rather fast.
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numb_dog
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
In this game you can control nature but you can't control people.
You manipulate nature through Gigants, sort of elemental semi gods. They have different abilites for terraforming and controlling natural resources. The Gigants can use their abilities in different combinations in order to increase richness and help populations grow and get more resources.

If enough resources are left on an unclaimed area, a new tribe will settle, as the villages grow, humans will start different projects and your challenge is to help them complete those projects. As a reward for helping them, they will give an ambassador for each project completed. The ambassador can join a specific Gigant, giving them new powers or improving their old ones. People will continue starting bigger and bigger projects, raising the challenge level quite fast. Each project will require different types of resources and your goal is to help them get what they need from nature. Eventually, the different settlements will start competing for space and resources, they will fight and die to each other and even attack the gigants if they are greedy enough.

The mechanics are simple. The game is easy to learn but the dificulty raises before you know it. Your decisions will profoundly affect the world so one miscalculation can mean the ruin for you and your villages.
The tutorial teaches you all you need to know (it is basically letting you play a normal game with assistance texts) You can pause the game to think and even give your gigants orders during pauses. Also you can save at any point in case you need to backtrack your steps.

An experience I definitely enjoyed and would recommend to anyone. Weather you are looking for new game styles, are into indie gems or simply want a fun way to spend your time, consider giving this one a try.
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DinoDome
( 76.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
ATENTION ABBEY GAMES!!! This is a realy cool sandbox game and I really like it and have been playing it since I was only 7, and over the past few years I have been seeing reviews and conversations of people saying that there's one thing that would make the game realy cooler. Here's my, and everyone else's opinion, REWARDS. We suggest that for every era a person completes they earn a new giant, for instance, after you finish the first era you earn THE FROST GIANT. A giant that can creat frozen tundras, polar bears, peinguins,walrus's, pine trees, and more! Once you finish the second era, you gain the MAGMA GIANT. A giant that is similar to the rock god, and can only place a biome by going onto a mountain that the rock giant built and transforming it into a volcano. It will create vulture nests, new ores, and more! So thank you for listening and if you don't like our idas you can change something. =)
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TheBasicPagan
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Gameplay is a little slower than it looks in the demo videos.
Once you alter the planet you're done. Levels are quick.
It's cool though, I am glad to have it and will play again.
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Jonny_03
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
This is the best game ever !!!!!!!
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Feramah
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
The size of the world and the 2D aspect are not to my personal liking. Of course this isnt a very expensive game so I wouldnt say my complaints mean you should grab this on sale or if you have the extra cash full price.
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Gastropug
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Cutest genocide simulator ever.
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Nirjedi
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
well i love god game that lets you crate and destory stuff build life and take

WHY I LOVE THE GAME
-the gods cretures are cute and funny ( i meen one of them can brake the ground by sneezing )
-you build life and buildings (i am bad at typing pls don't juge me )
- you can crate wars

THE BAD STUFF
i havent found bad stuff i havet expect more then the game it self so idk pls tell me what bad things you found in the game but i did play it for 5h or less but it is fun
9/10
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SuicideSheep
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
make it vs or coop

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Babe
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
I love this! I wish there was like a 3d version of it! but I reallye enjoy this game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I stopped playing this game for awhile, something like two or three years. I'd almost forgotten that I had it, but I saw it in my library, instantly thought 'Oh yeah, that's that game that I can just sit down and play for hours and hours on end.' If you're on the fence about playing this game, try it. It's a completely unique experience, and I can't really say there are many games I've played or really seen that offer anything exactly like it.

10/10 good game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This game is dynamic and interesting for about the first 5 hours. You reach a peak and can't do much else except wipe out the town and start all over again doing the exact same thing. The concept is fantastic and if development comes it will be more than worth it. For now, keep an eye on it. If you want a quick, simple game, purchase now. You won't hate it, you'll just get bored rather fast.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Cutest genocide simulator ever.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Have been playing this game for a while after seeing it on a YouTube video. When it came on sale, I thought I would give it a try.

There is a tutorial that explains the game in a short hand version. Although you will need to try different combinations of plant, animal and minerals to get the best combinations. Completing projects for the villages will help you unlock other types of plants, animals and minerals. Of which there is quite a bit.

The game can become a tedious and repetitive in the beginning, when you still need to learn the different combinations. The time in the begining rounds is also quite limited until you get to the second level and you have 60 minutes in which you have to complete the different projects. On the third level you get 120 minutes per game. (Still need to get there)

There is also a freeplay option, but this will not allow you to unlock anything or get any of the achievements. I would only use this when I have unlocked everything.

Overall I like this game. The graphics is nice and the UI is quite easy to use. I will recommend this game if you like to think a bit, specially when it comes to getting the best combination of plant, animal and mineral.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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.
Thumbs up!
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26 of 46 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Totally worth playing. :)

SO much fun being god of a civilisation! The graphics aren't that good, but in my oppinion graphics doesn't matter because of this great gameplay.

Sry for my bad english. xD
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Good, simple well layed out game. Easy going strategy to fill your time with. 7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
A pretty cool game. That's all I really have to say about this.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Tried to make humanity not fight.
Had to destroy one of the villages to do so.
Sad/10
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
Fun enough game but does get quite repetitive and boring after a while
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Out of the oh-so few hours I have played this game, I have found it a truly amazing experience, in which in has so much replay value, I doubt I will be able to stop playing this game for hours on end, as I really enjoy this game, you can see the dev's obviously put blood, sweat and tears into this game, I would rate this game a 9/10, sincerely because of the replay value. Every time you play it you will have different and unexpected outcomes, and there is probably mods for this game which will TRULY change it everytime.

Do I recommend it? Hell yeah.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Great game. I really like the reversal from building, to suppling the materials to build. It's a nice little change and role change for this type of game. I have only small amount of hours in and I still find the achievements difficult and fun to advance further.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
This game presents a ton of challenges to to complete and am one of those who to unlock everything and it is really my friend recentlly bouught and liked it and it is easy to understand and play
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Really innovative and fun little strategy game here. A lot more depth to the resource management system than I initially expected. Best three bucks Ive spent in ages (Yay Steam sales!). Heck, I enjoyed it enough to write this review, and I'm usually way too lazy to review anything.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
Very relaxing and pleasant graphics with just the right amount of difficulty for each level.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
It's not a bad game, but the framerate is locked. If you get sim sickness you might want to avoid this one.
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