Giants: Citizen Kabuto PC

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  • Summary: A frenzied action game in which players battle each other with one of three distinct races: The Meccs, the Sea Reapers, or the giant named Kabuto. These three species are highly incompatible with one another, and are all battling for supremacy over the islands on which they inhabit. [Interplay]
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    It sucks you into its weird world and doesn't let you go.
  2. I've played some dandies in the last few months, and the competition out there is stiff, but Giants sends them all running for cover. Get it now. The highest score I've given out here at PC Gameworld.
  3. 92
    Even with its bugs, Giants is still one of the most creative, innovative, and entertaining games I've played in years.
  4. The key thing that kept me playing and happy was the story. I really enjoyed the dialog and plot more than anything else. If there is one game you want to play for comedy Giants is it. The story doesn't have much depth and it does taper off towards the end, but while you have it, it is obscenely funny.
  5. Fantastic and beautiful third-person action among three races, with a wonderful sense of humor.
  6. This is a game to be played for hours on end. And if you can find me a hack that allows me to save the game whenever I wish, I will recommend you for a Knighthood!
  7. Of drive-in movie reviewer Joe Bob Brigg's infamous three B's, Giants' developers in a politic move took out two (Blood and Breasts). The third, Beasts, is still enough to carry the game, though the addition of a fourth B—Bugs—is certainly regrettable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. JamesF.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    I know it's a late vote but that sums it up. Here I am in 2007 and still playing this fantastic game, I never understood why it got such I know it's a late vote but that sums it up. Here I am in 2007 and still playing this fantastic game, I never understood why it got such low reviews. I keep coming back to this game and everytime it makes me howl with laughter! Comedy Action and Fun... I want Giants 2! The voyage home. Expand
  2. JohnM.
    Nov 28, 2005
    10
    Just about perfect. The humor and quirkiness remind me of Shiny, when they were making good games (before they got the Matrix license). Just about perfect. The humor and quirkiness remind me of Shiny, when they were making good games (before they got the Matrix license). Multiplayer is really cool, though the races are highly unbalanced. I remember Giants came out relatively close to American McGee's Alice, another perfect 10. 2000 was a very good year. Unfortunately, it looks like Planet Moon has gone strictly to consoles for now, McGee has spent the past 5 years drinking/twiddling his thumbs rather than making another stellar game...but at least we did get Psychonauts this year. It was so good it almost made up for the long drought of highly creative games of this sort. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2013
    10
    Giants: Citizen Kabuto is one of my top 10 games of all time, a three part story complete of all parties associated with the planet and itsGiants: Citizen Kabuto is one of my top 10 games of all time, a three part story complete of all parties associated with the planet and its inhabitants, with funny quarky moments, a good sound track and a lot of British slang and voice acting, this is one of the few games that really lifts my spirits after playing too many redundant games in the late era. Especially the base building mechanics in the game, paired with the way you destroy the enemies base.
    Kind a wish there was a Giants 2
    *sobs.
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  4. AnonymousMC
    Aug 31, 2008
    10
    I just got this game, it's 2008, and I love it. My PC is WAY past this game, but I still play it. I had the demo when I was a kid andI just got this game, it's 2008, and I love it. My PC is WAY past this game, but I still play it. I had the demo when I was a kid and always wanted to get it, and now I've got it I can say that this is one of the most underappreciated and overlooked games of all time, relative to the genius it brought to the gaming table. Please give us more great and imaginative games, and please give us Giants 2 (unlikely, but oh well)! Expand
  5. ShawnH.
    Nov 21, 2005
    10
    A very unique and fun game. This is one of the best games I've every played. Good graphics and rip roaring dialogue will keep you A very unique and fun game. This is one of the best games I've every played. Good graphics and rip roaring dialogue will keep you chuckling through the game. During the game you will play as all three races, and each are wildly different and entertaining. I enjoyed the base buliding levels, and enjoyed defending my little city. But nothing beats walking around as Kabuto, and watching him grow bigger and bigger. Its loads of fun to eat any critter that moves, but extra juicy fun to skewer them on your horns for a convenient snack. Destruction has never been so much fun. Expand
  6. Dec 31, 2012
    10
    I played this when it first came out and it barely ran on my machine. It looked gorgeous with the introductory pan over the island with theI played this when it first came out and it barely ran on my machine. It looked gorgeous with the introductory pan over the island with the sun in the background and all the great sun flares. Then I played the game and it was absolutely sensational. It was a quirky, beautiful, unbelievably fun experience with great challenges and a game where an RTS and FPS combination was pulled off perfectly. I really don't understand why there was never a second one made. Expand
  7. Dec 15, 2015
    7
    I love the humor of the game, and the characters are quite likable. Nevertheless, the PC version (from GoG) is incredibly, incredibly brokenI love the humor of the game, and the characters are quite likable. Nevertheless, the PC version (from GoG) is incredibly, incredibly broken on Windows 10. I'm not sure whether the original version was this bad. All the physics and hit detection fail to work correctly. Unless an enemy stops moving, my bullets will fail to hit it. The game isn't one bit balanced, and the save points vary all over the place. Some levels are way too long, and some are way too easy. It's quite repetitive. Every time I climb up a mountain, it feels like I'm glitching my way through the game, yet that's the way to beat it. It feels like there was very little quality control put into the gameplay itself. Expand

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