Good Old Games has released the bizarre third person shooter and real-time strategy game hybrid Giants: Citizen Kabuto, which put players in the role of three wildly different characters.
Released in 2000, the game took place on the alien planet where the gun-toting, fun-loving Meccaryns crash landed, and were greeted by the local Smarties who helped them in their efforts to get off the planet. Players would later take on the role of magic-wielding Sea Reapers, and the gigantic monster Kabuto.
Many of the game's elements have become a part of gaming. For example, the use of the Smarties is reminiscent of how subservient units were used in games like Pikmin and Overlord. The game had a "everything seen in the horizon is reachable" mechanic that open world games, especially Skyrim and Fallout, have utilized. Kabuto himself resembles the playable monsters of Evolved.
Rogue Rocket Games attempted a Kickstarter for a spiritual successor to Giants: Citizen Kabuto called First Wonder, but failed its funding. Gamers who want a taste of Giants can get it from GOG.com here.