Reprisal Universe places you in charge of the very elements themselves. Raise and lower land to expand your tribes, harness the power of fire and water. Explore the hidden mysteries of the Universe and gather your people together once again.
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Very Positive (317 reviews) - 80% of the 317 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2014

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Thallos - Once a mighty warrior and leader -
is now forgotten and cast aside.
His tribes scattered and his totems lost.

Ananke with her brothers Erebus and Tartarus have risen against him,
jealous of the favour their parents had shown him.

Left for dead in exile, Thallos survived using the land around him.
Although weak he knew his moment to restore his people
and recover his totems would come.
Biding his time, waiting.

And that moment was before him,
that moment was now …

Help Thallos guide and rescue his people. Using special totem powers you can control nature itself unleashing its full fury on anyone that stands in your way. As you explore distant lands you must gather your lost tribes and Amulets. But be warned, other tribes may not take too kindly to your intentions and will put up a fight!

Created in homage to Populous, Reprisal's Universe spans over 34 planets and 184 islands pitting you against 3 other tribes - each with their own aggression traits. Learn to control the 15 totem powers, upgrading them as you explore and harness the 5 Wonder totems for maximum effect. In this Universe you won't be alone, other explorers will be present helping you to uncover items and leaving their own legacies on islands you will explore.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP (sp2) or later
    • Processor: 2.66 GHz Dual Core Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 2.66 GHz Dual Core Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
Not a fan of this game. Each mission's pacing is really, really slow, and the only viable strategy is to spam flat land with the terraform tool, amass castles, and then bum-rush the enemy. The slow, showy menu transitions were also something noticeably annoying.

It's a game. It's modeled after Pupulous, and I didn't find it very engaging. Meh.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Very Simple Game but very nice...

I would recommend this to all the people that like to just take it easy...
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
its extremely boring for me and feels like a mobile game
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63 of 66 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
This is a pretty faithful reproduction of the old school game Populous, with the addition of worlds that brings in a touch of Populous: The Beginning. For new players, this is a God game. You can manipulate the land to allow your autonomous citizens to build bigger houses, generating more mana and allowing bigger God powers, such as fire, lightning and marshes. The general idea is to collect totems containing new powers and to wipe out your opponent! There are plenty of islands to keep you occupied and you are even able to partially amend the way later levels start once you complete them (this affects the islands for everyone as the changes are saved online)

You don't directly control your people. In fact there are only 3 actions they can perform: Settle (where newly 'born' people create buildings to increase population growth & mana rate), Gather (they head to the marker that you place as one of your powers), Fight (pick a fight nearby). Combining gather with the other two actions gives you enough control as you need. You can also force people out of houses, but this leaves the house open for invasion.

The game is much harder than I expected. The AI seems to very rapidly build up it's strength (I'm not sure how, but expect I'll learn with time) and begins attacking early. Thay naturally also have access to God powers and can lay waste to your houses if you're not careful. I've just started a world with all 4 tribes on it (apparently all against me!) and it's pretty much chaos! Fun, but chaos! The new update has introduced the option to turn off the 'kindle' option (which allows you to produce people from houses early), this makes the game much more playable and less of a click frenzy.

The latest update has also improved the UI in terms of allowing edge scrolling (phew). In addition there are some keyboard shortcuts but only for high level selection of the group of spells, not individual ones. Click sensitivity also seems to be a bit off, if you don't click the upper part of the spell icon it doesn't register. One gripe is that the ESC key turns off fullscreen mode, rather than the expected standard of opening a menu and skipping the intro (which you apparently cannot).

The terrorforming tool (which you use constantly) is normally available and automatically selected (e.g. launch some fire and you switch back to terrorforming immediately), except sometimes it's not (e.g. lay some marsh and you apparently have nothing selected). So there's a bit of inconcistency which may just be a bug that gets fixed later (hopefully).

The graphics are simple pixel art, but nice to look at, check out the pics & video! It can be unclear at times exactly which square your cursor is on, due to its shape, and as a result launching powers at exact points can be tricky (although exact aim doesn't really matter *that* much. The map edge is tricky to visualise because there is a blurred effect, particularly at the bottom of the screen, and anything built there is slightly obscured (again not *that* bad but could be clearer). The power effects are fairly reasonable although things like fire and lightning storm can obscure things behind them.

The sound effects are basic but well suited to the feel of the game. There is no music, surprisingly, but I never have the music on anyway. Find yourself some good tunes to listen to and forget about in game music!

So in summary, it's a good remake of the classic Populous game, fun and challenging, looks and sounds ok. The latest update has made the game more playable, with the edge scrolling and no kindle option. For the price it's definitely worth it. I expect it's going to bring many hours of fun and frustration and what more can you want!!
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50 of 61 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2015
This game is outrageous in a good way. It's a very precious hidden gem. I'm really sad it isn't as known as other sh*tty unpolished indie games that do not deserve their fame. For that reason, the very talented developer gave up on creating games due to its low income.

I neved played Populous, albeit, I've seen some gameplays and it does look very similar. I can't tell which one is better, but this one is solid, polished, challenging and fun. If you like Populous I'm sure you'll enjoy Reprisal Universe
I find some features in this indie gem that I haven't found in AAA titles, and you can tell that this game was made with love.

+ Solid and polished remake of Populous
+ Challenging
+ Long campaign
+ Fun
+ Great GUI - Seriously, probably the best looking GUI I've ever seen, great job here!
+ Relaxing SFX
+ Good looking ambient

- FPS Limiter (30fps)
- Confusing controls, scrolling isn't too handy
- Tutorial may not be enough

One of the best indies I've ever played, I wish all the indies could be this good. That's an example for sure!
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48 of 58 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
The best Populous clone you can get on Steam. It looks and sounds good, it's easy to play.

Don't give more money to Peter Molyneux and reward his f2p Godus dreck.
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66 of 89 people (74%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2015
+ like populous
+ global leaderboard
+ better than godus

- no achivements
- no multiplayer
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Populous with even better pixel art. Destroy the infidels with your not so subtle acts of you and use your faithful as seeds to spread your glory through the universe.

Be the worst god you can be to success!
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
Lightweight, but dangerously absorbing.

The really long tutorial might be a turn-off for some, but past that you'll find a rather neat universe exploration mode that allows you to leave a mark for the next generations of players to discover.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
For heaven's sake, if you loved Bullfrog's Populous series throughout the 1990s you absolutely must try this. It's a faithful adaptation of the original; essentially a fan remake for modern PCs.

Give it a whirl, it's on sale at 90% off (until 16th Nov), or try an early version for free online:
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Old Leather Nuts
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 11
This game doesn't make any sense or tell you what anything does or how any of it works. I was going along doing well then I got to a stage where the yellow enemy's warriors just walked right through all of my castles with easy. No idea why. I went from running the map to pretty much wiped out in minutes. The game doesn't explain how this mechanic works, I don't know what makes the warrios fighting against me instantly wipe all of my maxed out castles, I don't know how to defend against it because it doesn't tell you. I wanted to know what the forest power did and I had to go to the forum to find out. Why not have a tool tip? Why not have something in the game that tells you how to play the game? The "tutorial" is a joke as it just tosses you in and doesn't tell you what any of the powers actually do. I've tried several times to get into this game and I can't. Not worth $6.99. Thankfully I only paid $.99.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 7
Possibly the best populous game in a decade.
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1.4 hrs
Posted: September 7
Good time killer
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1.2 hrs
Posted: August 10
A fun and insightful throwback to the days of Populous and the god games of bullfrog. Lovely and fun way to get your deity on.
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13.7 hrs
Posted: July 20
If you enjoyed the old Popolus games you will like this. Bought it on sale for next to nothing, well worth it.
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1.5 hrs
Posted: July 18
When will there be an update to fix the pixelation?
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