In Reus, you control powerful giants that help you shape the planet to your will. You can create mountains and oceans, forests and more. Enrich your planet with plants, minerals and animal life. 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. Provide for them and they may thrive. Give them too much, and their greed may gain the upper hand.
The heyday of god games passed quite some time ago. While we've recently seen some lesser known but still notable titles in the genre, like From Dust, they are few and far between nowadays. Enter a small team from the Netherlads, who hopes to not only recapture the elements of god games, but sprinkle in a healthy dose of puzzle elements to keep the genre fresh and interesting as well. Reus puts you in control of four towering giants on a fairly small planet. Each giant has its own specialization to ensure that the planet can sustain life and, eventually, civilizations. The stone giant raises mountains and places down mineral deposits, the forest giant lays down plant life and boosts fertility, the water giant creates bodies of water and generates domestic animals for harvest,... Read Review