• Reus
77
Based on 23 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Wide assortment of goals to strive for.
  • Engaging flow.
  • Great visuals.

Cons:

  • Two hours maximum game.
  • Progression isn't always smooth.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Realm of Gaming on 80

PCThe god game genre is one that has been severely under-represented in times of late, and that is one of the reasons why Reus stands out. The other being that the game is not just some rehash of old ideas meant to stir nostalgia. It's an original...

By ThunderboltGames on 60

That when one tribe gets access to far too many resources, the balance breaks and chaos reigns. Especially in these times when it can seem like we’re both destroying civil society and nature. As it stands, the game feels inflated and you only need to play it for a few hours before it gets dull and repetitive.

By GameSpot on 80

Reus grows into a game that presents complex challenges, a great deal of flexibility, and the freedom to determine your own standards of success, or to simply enjoy experimenting with the landscape and toying with humans. It's good to be the planet.

By GameSpot on 80

Sowing the seeds of a flourishing planet and a prosperous populace is a wonderfully welcome challenge in...

By HookedGamers on 85

But unlike those two games, Reus still manages to remain a fulfilling experience that surprised me more often than it let me down. It may not be filled with as much variety as I would have liked to see in a god game, but Reus nails down its core mechanics and creates a very enjoyable game in the process.

By Multiplayer IT on 78

E questo basta a smorzare ogni ambizione di grandezza in un gioco che poteva aspirare a maggiori meraviglie. In ogni caso Reus ci accoglie sempre con la sua pulizia in un mondo vivace e scanzonato, pieno di amorevoli dettagli e che, se coltivato a dovere, sprizza vitalità da ogni zolla.

By GameSkinny on 80

Enchanting is an excellent description of Reus as a whole. The gameplay, sound design, and art all weave together and contribute to a pleasant atmosphere that all but the most jaded grognard will find themselves helplessly charmed by. For ten dollars, we can think of few better ways to pass a few hours of our time.

By OnlySP on 75

All in all Reus is a real love it or hate it type of game, and one which I thoroughly enjoyed my time with, after I got past the irksome tutorial. It’s a far from perfect game but one that will keep you entertained for hours on end providing your a fan of the genre.

By TheIndiegameMag on 64

Reus’ elegant design is what makes it shine, and unfortunately right now the mechanics of the game keep it from shining as brightly as it can. Perhaps if you are a supreme micro-manager you will be able to remember all of the skill trees and how to best optimize the symbiosis sections, but what then?...

By Quarter To Three on 80

So now Lushrock wants a circus. I have no idea how I’m going to make that work. These little people and their unrealistic expectations. Sigh. In the end, I didn’t get them their circus. But I did finish enough of the achievements to unlock coffee, gold, and cherries for all my future games. Those things are way better than a circus.

By Leviathyn on 75

Easy controls and a straightforward interface make learning this simple yet complex game fun and not a chore. Reus is in its own genre, combining the traditional god power game with the puzzle and resource RTS genre. Sure, you probably will be playing Reus for hours and not days, but I can guarantee those hours will be fun.

By New Game Network on 79

Reus is at its best when enjoyed at a slow pace. As the level of challenge increases, so to does the rate at which you have to think about your decisions. I would recommend the game, but the enjoyment I got from it did not last as long as I had...

By GameFront on 85

I’m very hopeful for the future of the Reus development team, and Reus in general. 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.

By StrategyInformer on 83

These issues aside, though, Reus is a fantastic god game - even if it departs from the usual defining staples of that genre and feels more like a puzzle game. Working out its puzzles to help bring your people to prosperity is challenging and rewarding, and while the need to keep referring to tooltips...

By IGN on 68

Reus is a gorgeous-looking, imaginative game which suffers from over-baked mechanics, but those hungry for to play god are still likely to find one of their favourite Populous-style games in a long while. Finding the fun here means embracing a needlessly complex and unintuitive system of synergies and transmutations...

By Edge on 60

There’s an accelerating strategic pace to sessions of Reus. As villages grow and demand ever more resources you need to carefully allocate, transmute and buff resources while maximising their potential symbiosis, and a game that originally offers divine power becomes more about abstract micromanagement.

By Neoseeker on 80

The complexities of building a utopia for humanity may be beyond the capacities of any normal person, but not when playing Reus . Abbey Games' debut title, Reus , gives players free rein over a barren two-dimensional world ripe for, well, life. The...

By GameStar on 74

Ganz ohne Gott, der immer noch durch Abwesenheit glänzt. Vielleicht überkommt ihn irgendwann die Schöpfungslust und er kehrt zurück, dann aber hoffentlich mit einer guten Story im Gepäck. Und nicht mit einem solchen Unsinn, wie wir ihn bisher erleben mussten.

By Destructoid on 90

Beneath its unassuming appearance exists a challenging experience that will last a good long time. Maybe not as long as it took for humanity to grow from nomadic tribes to city-dwelling go-getters, but who the hell has time for that?

By Gamer NL on 90

Neemt niet weg dat de reuzen mooi vormgegeven zijn en alle vier voorzien van grappige animaties die uitstekend passen bij hun rol. Een rol die perfect past binnen de hele Reus-wereld. Een wereld die er met zijn gigantische kwaliteit overal bovenuit torent.