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Name: Surviving Mars
Release date: March 15, 2018
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Genre: Tycoon

Description

Surviving Mars is a city building video game developed by Haemimont Games. It is set on Mars, which is the whole premise of the game - Mars is an inhospitable, dangerous place, and while building a colony there, its inhabitants have to go through many hoops and challenges to even stay alive.

In the game, you will gather resources, build habitations, produce energy, and connect all these things together to have just enough of everything so that your people don't freeze or suffocate to death. The game sometimes puts you in pretty stressful situations, and you will have to solve that with quick thinking and working magic on the supply chains mechanics within the game.

Recommendation

Surviving Mars is a tough nut to crack, with its tutorial not really preparing the player for everything, resulting in sometimes frustrating situations. When you know the systems though, one finds a complex, fun city-builder, which, due to its setting, features more interesting action than you would see in other games of its genre. With frequent patching, this game is being improved upon with frequent patches, even adding some free DLC. These patches brought improved tutorials, new events, new challenges to solve and mysteries to discover.

Metacritics Rating: 76 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: Varied

Our recommendation

If you like city builders and you are bored of building cities on Earth, this is a good game to play.

Description

Surviving Mars is a city building video game developed by Haemimont Games. It is set on Mars, which is the whole premise of the game - Mars is an inhospitable, dangerous place, and while building a colony there, its inhabitants have to go through many hoops and challenges to even stay alive.

In the game, you will gather resources, build habitations, produce energy, and connect all these things together to have just enough of everything so that your people don't freeze or suffocate to death. The game sometimes puts you in pretty stressful situations, and you will have to solve that with quick thinking and working magic on the supply chains mechanics within the game.

Recommendation

Surviving Mars is a tough nut to crack, with its tutorial not really preparing the player for everything, resulting in sometimes frustrating situations. When you know the systems though, one finds a complex, fun city-builder, which, due to its setting, features more interesting action than you would see in other games of its genre. With frequent patching, this game is being improved upon with frequent patches, even adding some free DLC. These patches brought improved tutorials, new events, new challenges to solve and mysteries to discover.

SURVIVING MARS DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Content Expansions

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What does it add?

The Space Race DLC adds rival Martian colonies backed by other nations. With these, you can trade with them, assist them, or try to ignore them. Each country has their own unique vehicles and building. It also adds Japan and Brazil to the list of available sponsors. Space Race DLC also adds narrative events, which makes the life of your dome inhabitants ever more varied.

Buy this if:

  • You like the idea of competing with rival colonies backed by other nations
  • You want to get access to those unique vehicles and buildings
  • You want to steal colonists on Mars

Traditional store price: 10.39 $
Release date: Nov 15, 2018
Trailer: YouTube
More info: Link

Miscellaneous

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What does it add?

This small DLC adds thematic skins to the game's buildable domes, namely featuring futuristic and star-like elements. It adds these to four types of domes, Basic, Medium, Oval, and Mega Domes.

Buy this if:

  • You really like the new dome shapes
  • You want to support the developers of Surviving Mars

Traditional store price: 2.69 $
Release date: Mar 15, 2018
More info: Link
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  • Surviving Mars screenshot
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  • Surviving Mars screenshot
  • Surviving Mars screenshot

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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, XONE, PS4 17.99 $ 10.49 $
Digital Deluxe Edition PC, XONE, PS4 23.99 $ 19.79 $
First Colony Edition PC, XONE, PS4 38.27 $ 26.39 $
Season Pass PC, XONE, PS4 23.67 $ N/A

Edition Chart

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Art Book white checkmark white checkmark
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