Godus is a free-to-play game available from Google Play, the App Store, and Steam. The game is the creation of game developer Peter Molyneux. The game essentially promotes itself as an opportunity for individuals to "play God" as they rule over a world of their own creation.
- Create your own world and rule it as a god
- Design unique terrain
- Purchase extras for more god powers
- Interact with the people you have created in god-like fashion
- Free-to-download and play
- The mechanics of the game are easy to master
- The entire world can be edited to the player's liking
- Many bugs that have yet to be addressed by developers
- Takes a long time to load on many devices
- Doesn't offer much beyond god simulation
Peter Molyneux understands a thing or two about games that let players assume the role of a god. He pretty much defined the genre with games like Black and White and Populus. Molyneux is back with Godus, a game that lets players become the god of their own world. With great power comes great responsibility. Players have to make decisions that ultimately affect the world they have created, and they must deal with the consequences of those decisions. This proves that it isn't so easy to be a god after all. Godus blends simulation and god-mode game play. The player is tasked with creating a world, populating it with people, and then overseeing their development as a species. Players actually play as God and control the action of the game as an unseen force. The powers attributed to the player are virtually unlimited. Players can create unique terrains and also direct the lives of NPC characters. Some NPC characters cannot be directly controlled, but they can be guided in certain directions. The graphics of the game are somewhat flat. But the game engine is smooth. Some players have complained that the game will freeze on occasion, but the developers have released updates which have addressed issues. There are, however, some bugs to contend with. First and foremost among these is that the game can take a very long time to boot up. Once it starts running, though, things are fine. There are in-app purchases to contend with, something that is common enough today with mobile games. It is also possible to do virtually nothing in the game and allow the simulation to take over. This can become a little boring after a period of time.