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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 offers more of everything you'd expect and then some -- gorgeous graphics, incredible animations, visceral sound effects, terrific cut scenes, wild weapons, unique characters (wise-cracking Brits, a diaphanously dressed magical sea nymph, and a towering giant), and deadly enemies with effective AI.
  2. What sets this game apart from the rest is the variety in the gameplay, which combines RTS with shooter, as well as the fact that you get to play three distinct races, each with completely different abilities.
  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: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  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. BrandonE.
    Mar 18, 2002
    10
    This game is probably the most addictive shooter to be created since Half-Life: Counter-strike. The sounds are great, the graphics are This game is probably the most addictive shooter to be created since Half-Life: Counter-strike. The sounds are great, the graphics are amazing, and the gaming companies out there that say it's boring, well maybe you would like the barbie games a little better, since... obviously you have no taste in games. The awesome acting makes the game even better, I haven't seen one bug yet, so I don't know where you guys are seen em. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Mar 20, 2014
    10
    I cant believe it, its 2014 and i still play Giants On-line With my old school Friends! Giants has a very unique GamePlay and some fancy andI cant believe it, its 2014 and i still play Giants On-line With my old school Friends! Giants has a very unique GamePlay and some fancy and enjoyable graphics regarding of its release date, The History isn't the best out there, but the Feeling This Game Offers is neat and very original i have to admit (compared with other games up to this date) and the Multiplayer Combination of Base Building and Team-Working to Defeat other totally Different Races is just GENIUS.
    Its a shame the developers team ran out of funds to release the game as they wanted to, I could pay to see a Giants 2 for sure.
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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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