Surviving Mars

Haemimont Games, Paradox Interactive

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
63%
Critics Recommend
Based on 58 critic reviews
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Surviving Mars

Rating Summary

Based on 58 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

Based on 58 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 15, 2018
Xbox OneMar 15, 2018
PCMar 15, 2018

Developer: Haemimont Games

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Genre: Strategy

Colonize Mars and discover her secrets, with minimal casualties.

Welcome Home! The time has come to stake your claim on the Red Planet and build the first functioning human colonies on Mars! All you need are supplies, oxygen, decades of training, experience with sandstorms, and a can-do attitude to discover the purpose of those weird black cubes that appeared out of nowhere. With a bit of sprucing up, this place is going to be awesome!

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.

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Surviving Mars - Pre-Order Trailer "Life on Mars"

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Surviving Mars - Domes, "Living on Mars"

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Surviving Mars - Gamescom Gameplay Reveal Trailer

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

The Tropico team plays it relatively straight on the red planet - but trouble is never far away.

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PC Gamer

80 / 100
PC Gamer

Surviving Mars is a lot of hard work, but managing a burgeoning colony never stops being compelling.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An enjoyable twist on the usual city building formula, that simulates the dangers of planetary colonisation impressively well – although it could have done with a slightly lighter touch.

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GameSpot

8 / 10
GameSpot

Surviving Mars tasks you with leading humanity's first colonies on the Red Planet. But Mars is hardly forgiving, and it will fight you every step of the way.

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Recent News

Surviving Mars: Green Planet expansion allows you to terraform Mars

Surviving Mars: Green Planet expansion allows you to terraform Mars

Terraforming is coming to Surviving Mars in a spectacular way. Not only can you make the atmosphere breathable for humans, but it also allows you to engage in new mechanics previously absent from the experience.

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Surviving Mars’ next expansion introduces terraforming

Surviving Mars’ next expansion introduces terraforming

Turn the red planet green.

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Surviving Mars adds creative mode, announces 'hardcore survivalist' update | PC Gamer

Surviving Mars adds creative mode, announces 'hardcore survivalist' update | PC Gamer

Both free-of-charge, Da Vinci lands today while Sagan arrives next month.

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Surviving Mars and Frostpunk Devs Giving Free Games to Those Who Bought Pirated Copies from Amazon

Surviving Mars and Frostpunk Devs Giving Free Games to Those Who Bought Pirated Copies from Amazon

If you bought an illegitimate copy of Frospunk or Surviving Mars off Amazon, you can get a free, legitimate copy from the developers.

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Amazon sold pirate copies of Frostpunk and Surviving Mars, among others

Amazon sold pirate copies of Frostpunk and Surviving Mars, among others

A seller (or sellers) on Amazon has been hawking pirated copies of Frostpunk and Surviving Mars among others for as little as $3

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Amazon Seemingly Sold Pirated Copies of Games

Amazon Seemingly Sold Pirated Copies of Games

Frostpunk and Surviving Mars are being sold illegally at bargain bin prices on Amazon.

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Boardgame adaptation Terraforming Mars has a free beta/demo

Boardgame adaptation Terraforming Mars has a free beta/demo

Sample the PC adaptation of the critically-acclaimed boardgame

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A few updates later, Surviving Mars is quietly a much better game

A few updates later, Surviving Mars is quietly a much better game

Checking in again, three months later

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Surviving Mars’ new, free DLC tries harder to stop you surviving

Surviving Mars’ new, free DLC tries harder to stop you surviving

You can go a whole game of Surviving Mars without triggering one of its 'Mysteries', though that's as much to do with a slightly dodgy interface as it is

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Surviving Mars dev 'made a straight honest to god mistake' by overlooking tutorials | PC Gamer

Surviving Mars dev 'made a straight honest to god mistake' by overlooking tutorials | PC Gamer

The game's Curiosity patch has now added a comprehensive five-part tutorial system.

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