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  • Summary: Reus is a god game by Abbey Games in which you take control of nature through the hands of mighty giants. You possess all imaginable powers over nature! There is only one thing on the planet that you do not control: mankind, with all their virtues and and all their vices. You can shape their world, but not their will. It’s your responsibility to maintain a balance in which man is not overpowered by nature, and nature does not fall to man’s greed. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. May 20, 2013
    90
    It's a delight to play at every turn, and it strikes the perfect balance between providing new content and not overloading players. Beneath its unassuming appearance exists a challenging experience that will last a good long time.
  2. May 24, 2013
    85
    There are some truly brilliant concepts on display here, and this is the first fantastic god game the genre has seen in a long time. It’s a shame that the lack of game modes hinders Reus so much, as it’s really something special.
  3. Jun 8, 2013
    85
    Reus brings something entirely new to the god game genre but still manages to feel and look familiar. It's complex and well balanced system will keep you busy for hours as you watch the different civilizations develop themselves.
  4. May 31, 2013
    78
    Most of the times it takes too much effort to make all the small things of your world run smoothly, but when it happens, it's a rewarding accomplishment.
  5. 71
    Challenging and clever, Reus asks that you make the most of its rather small toolset. Gratuitous repetition and the absence of a fast forward button take some of the fun out of its demanding formula after a dozen hours or so. While there aren’t enough possibilities here to influence and care for the people of your planet as would befit a true god game, Reus certainly is an impressive effort and puts indie developer Abbey Games on the map.
  6. Aug 6, 2013
    70
    Reus is a math puzzle dressed as a god sim. Do not mistake it for a laid-back economic strategy game - playing Reus is never a relaxing experience. It is too bad that some of the challenges crop up because of the poorly-designed UI.
  7. May 23, 2013
    60
    Reus is a god game, but not one that makes you feel particularly omnipotent. That’s partly because all the divine heavy lifting and occasional smiting is performed indirectly, by a set of elemental colossi, but also because Reus’ complex simulation can be rather daunting. God is in the details, it’s true, but he didn’t have to think quite so hard about them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 62
  2. Negative: 13 out of 62
  1. May 17, 2013
    10
    A really nice polished god games. Were you control four giants and have to help the humans out and sometimes destroy them. The graphic and music has a casual feeling to it, which is not a bad thing, since it fit's the game very well. The game-play starts out small, but just you wait. When you get farther into the game the difficulty will scale as well since new options are added and there are more things you will have to control and keep an eye on. And it's just 10$. Expand
  2. Feb 3, 2014
    10
    I love this game, I love everything about it, its colors, its gameplay, its menu, the concept... everything. For those of you looking for that indie gem that will captivate you for hours, this is it. Expand
  3. May 20, 2013
    9
    I've seen few games where you get to be god... This is one of the rare games you get to be a god, It also has some puzzle elements to it which are nice. The game is good if you are patient, But it should be on a mobile device instead of the PC. The game is falling a bit short on things that it could do like adding more giants, more land, more types of people and more options to do things. If they where going to make a second game for the PC They most likely should make it 3D that way it feels more like a game that would be on the PC... But really the only thing I didn't like is the damned desert people, they are crazy greedy and attack everything! Expand
  4. Jul 7, 2014
    8
    Although it does suffer from a lack of content it succeeds in being what it is. A relaxing, well designed and simple game for a cheap price.
    You can't really complain.
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  5. Jul 20, 2013
    7
    If you want a casual game that has a very simple to grasp but a bit harder to master concept, then I would recommend Reus. Different game modes provide you with hours of fun. Era mode, which was my favorite, provides you with set goals to progress your game within certain time limit. That's what I liked about this game. You're given certain overall goals with certain limits and aspects to the game. It's up to you to achieve those goals which makes it a fun challenge to complete while watching your favorite tv series. Expand
  6. May 20, 2013
    5
    i give this game a 5.
    55 visuals and artwork.
    05 gameplay.

    Seriously, this game has not any gameplay at all. I really mean it, nothing at
    all. After 30 minutes you have nothing to do anymore, and seeing the settlements expand is not fun at all. Buy Black & white instead.

    Anyway the visuals are really good, i praise the graphic behind it.
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  7. Aug 8, 2013
    0
    One of the worst games I've ever played. Awful lack of direction, mixed with low quality game-play, and generally boring atmosphere makes for a terrible game. It is at best annoying. would never play again. Spoiler: It's awful. Expand

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