Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. Alternately frantic, considered and hilarious; utterly gorgeous throughout and outstandingly innovative. Absolutely essential.
  3. 100
    It sucks you into its weird world and doesn't let you go.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A great game. The humour is consistent right from the start and nearly always borders on ridiculous, which is a nice parry to the action.
  7. 92
    Even with its bugs, Giants is still one of the most creative, innovative, and entertaining games I've played in years.
  8. 91
    This game is a riot, start to finish, and multiplayer is especially entertaining. The game's few flaws can ideally be corrected with the aforementioned patch.
  9. A shooter/strategy hybrid full of weird British humor, unique and beautiful 3D graphics, and naked lady sea monsters. [Feb 2003, p.94]
  10. The truly unique premise, coupled with stunning graphics and exciting gameplay, makes Giants: Citizen Kabuto one of the best action games in years.
  11. The gameplay differences between each species make this one of the most innovative games to come out in awhile.
  12. This is a good game with a lot of depth, variation in gameplay and fantastic visuals. It's got a funny story and likeable characters.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 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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  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »