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''Giants: Citizen Kabuto'' (hereafter called ''Giants'') is a ThirdPersonShooter video game with real-time strategy elements, released by Creator/InterplayEntertainment in 2000. It was the first game developed by Planet Moon Studios, who went on to make ''VideoGame/ArmedAndDangerous'' and the Wii rhythm-action game ''VideoGame/BattleOfTheBands''.

The cast features a group of quirky heroes and villains including:

* The Meccaryns: high-tech, [[BritishAccents cockney]], spaced-out space men.
* Sea Reapers: A race of mostly blue skinned humanoid magic users.
* Kabuto: a massive protector of the Sea Reapers who turned against them.
* Smarties: the put-upon locals who provide most of the comic relief in the game and later serve as base builders in the RTS sections.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* BigNo: [[spoiler: the death of Timmy]]
* CuteMonsterGirl/ BizarreSexualDimorphism: Sea reaper females are blue humanoids, sea reaper males are more monstrous looking and have only one eye. [[http://www.deafgamers.com/oldreviews/oldscreens/gia4.jpg image to compare]]
* TheDumbledore: Yan. He might just be incompetent/insane though.
* EverythingFades: Or in this case, gets eaten. A horde of small insects crawls from underground and eats the whole corpse in seconds.
* HealingFactor: Delphi regenerates in water.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Baz can only carry three weapons, but one (the mortar launcher) of those can be nearly as big as him.
* GameBreakingBug: Made all the more annoying by the lack of a save feature. Many of these were fixed in later versions.
* InterspeciesRomance: Delphi and Baz
** Also Reggie and Timmy's Mum.
* {{Kaiju}}: Kabuto. Enormous, insanely powerful... And he grows ''even bigger'' and ''even more insanely powerful'' the more it eats.
* MobileShrubbery
* MookMaker: One of Kabuto's abilities when he's big enough.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Delphi is quite a foil to Sappho in both personality and appearance. The Sea Reapermen are shown to be hostile jerks for the most part and frequent in-game {{Mooks}}, but seeing as one of them serves one of the Meccs a few drinks at a bar without much fuss, they may just be following Sappho's orders.
* NotQuiteFlight[=/=]SuperSpeed - The Sea Reapers' turbo ability.
* IAmYourFather Parodied with [[spoiler: Delphi and Yan]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}''.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Baz and later [[spoiler: Delphi]]
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: From a TPS to an RPS to a racing game to a giant monster simulator.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Think about it. One of the three playable factions involves a giant monster ([[CaptainObvious hence the title]]) who increases in abilities by eating resources... and OTHER UNITS! Yes, [[{{Griefer}} even the ones which are human-controlled]]!
* XMeetsY: One Amazon reviewer described it as ''VideoGame/{{Tribes}}'' meets ''VideoGame/WaveRace'' meets ''[[CommandAndConquer Red Alert]]'' meets ''{{Rampage}}''.
** It could be safely described as FirstPersonShooter meets RealTimeStrategy-lite, topped off with Planet Moon Studios' signature humor.
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