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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About This Game

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (sp2) or later
    • Processor: 2.66 GHz Dual Core Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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Very Positive (317 reviews)
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peremptor
12.2 hrs
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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peachyduck
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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crazy_boba
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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milkjug7
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 18
When will there be an update to fix the pixelation?
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DFP
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 15
This game is cursed, I swear. Each time I've launched it up and played it (each sesssion being about seven minutes), the power in my city has gone out.

A multiplayer and/or Co-Op mode needs to be added.
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CivilizedWasteland
1.0 hrs
Posted: July 10
If you want to play populus get this. My only issue is its sometimes difficult to see terrain levels if theyre partly behind objects.
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ingrassiacollin
6.9 hrs
Posted: July 7
This game is AMAZING! Ugh cant get enough of it its like one of those games that your a god and can control the world BUT there is a little restrictions like not being able to destroy other rivals land and buildings,and you can lose,thats what makes it so good!

After you progress through three islands (correct me if im wrong) you can go to different planets in the universe and theres islands in those planets which are the levels in idk how many planets...........

Positive
-Smooth Controls
-Nice Old School Graphics Pixel Bit ya now?
-Epic Tribal battles and Domination system
-Nice concept of the levels (Islands)
-You can build your own land to expand your "Empire"
to get more troops to destroy the other tribes to well....
WIN!!!!

10/10 would tribe again.
lol
#Markiplier
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[FmOs] Fry, Philip J
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 5
You get what you pay for.
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OfficerFriendly
4.7 hrs
Posted: July 5
It's fun and for a cheap price you can't really complain. I got it for 89 cents on sale a while back so I'd say I've gotten my money's worth. You watch over a group of people as they build or attack another civilization. You have some cool powers and you can control the land. It gets easy and then a few twists are thrown at you and it gets a little harder. Wish it had trading cards, but oh well. Good game. Check it out.
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Weeaboo-san
2.0 hrs
Posted: June 28
Fun gameplay and the art design is simply superb. It gets tiring after a while tho.

6/10 for the game as a whole, but 8/10 for the art design.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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62 of 65 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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.

Pros:
+ 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

Cons:
- 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
Recommended
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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67 of 91 people (74%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2015
+ like populous
+ global leaderboard
+ better than godus

- no achivements
- no multiplayer
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
I am the god of flatness. Both the sea and the mountains are an abomination. My people worship me because they know I will bring prosperity. Fertility in flatness. My people are a people of order. They spread my cities of flatness across every corner of every world and I flatten the way for them. Soon the entire universe will be my shade of blue-grey.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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: http://www.reprisaluniverse.com/site/playreprisal/
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2015
This is a great game - extremely addictive. I bought it today for less than a dollar and started playing -6 hours felt like five minutes. The game really pulls you in and drives you to keep playing. The mechanics are simple but quickly turn in to a complex and challenging experience.

My only complaint is that the graphic style, though very visually pleasing at first, starts to strain your eyes pretty badly.

9/10 for what it is.
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35 of 51 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 15, 2014
Inspired by populous this game does simple pixel art really nicely with lots of variation in location. There are plenty of levels too. Awesome godly powers let you change the face of the map with fire and water. Unfortunatly there are a few annoying things about the UI and the way the levels are set out. Check out my video for thoughts and gameplay!

http://youtu.be/AkZUw3aB2Ds
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