Surviving Mars

Surviving Mars is an economic strategy which belongs to the city-builder genre. Your task will be to create modern colonies on Mars. Conquer Red Planet and become the best colonizer. What you will need to start your cosmic adventure are oxygen reserves, accumulated experience from the survival of sandstorms and decades of training.

The game came out of the beta phase and was released on March 15, 2018. It is available for download on computers with Windows, Linux, macOS, PS4 and Xbox One.

How to Download Surviving Mars

The game is available for download from the digital distribution platforms such as GOG and Steam. In addition to the basic game on Steam, you can download Surviving Mars: Deluxe Upgrade Pack – in the package you will get more opportunities to customize colonial houses. Because the game is constantly evolving, you can also download Season Pass. On the other hand, from you can download Surviving Mars – Digital Deluxe Edition and the most feature-rich Surviving Mars – First Colony Edition.

The Gameplay

You play a science fiction simulation of the management of a unique cosmic city located on Red Planet, and your mission is to make sure the colony survives with a minimum number of casualties. The game is also a tribute to the legendary of science fiction writers such as Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke.

Your main task will be to take care of the entire spectrum of issues that have a direct impact on the success or doom of your colony. Take care of water, oxygen, residents’ satisfaction, build and develop your cosmic city, while making sure people have some leisure time as well. Create a city that will have order and harmony. Such a colony will last for centuries.

Your cosmic story, however, will start on Earth, where you will have to choose a space agency. It will be its job to help you raise funds for a space expedition. Next, you will have to choose a suitable location on Mars, where you will direct a mission of rovers.  These robots will be responsible for building a cosmic city. Then you will have to ensure that the rovers build appropriate systems that will make life on Mars possible. Each of these systems can be turned off or be damaged, which means that you have to be responsible for the well-being of the inhabitants and for the development of your Martian metropolis.

In the beginning, a properly designed, built and sustained colony will become home just for a dozen of residents. During your rule, it will gradually expand. Your task will be to take care of each of the residents. Remember also that every Mars colony citizen has different characteristics. Take care of the individual happiness of all community members.

The gameplay has some surprises for you which are called Mysteries. These are simply alternative scenarios that introduce to the game classic science fiction events. Here you can, for example, receive a task to investigate a phenomenon associated with the appearance of an unidentified flying object. This way the game will surprise you all the time.

The Graphics and Mod Creation Tools

Surviving Mars has an eye-catching graphics design in retro-futuristic style. The equipment with which you will create your colony looks like a mix of modern technology with the style of the 1960s. Thus you will have huge transparent domes, under which your citizens will find a peaceful life on Mars. Until the first disaster strike, that is.

As a player, you will receive a powerful modding tool, thanks to which you will be able to get your own buildings into the game, but also create your own and unique Mysteries. Come and get it.  Become the largest colonist in the galaxy.

Surviving Mars
Surviving Mars is a strategy game in which you build a colony on Mars. If you're a fan of city builders, such as SimCity, check it out whether you can do well also on an alien planet. Download the game now.
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Haemimont Games
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File Size
6 GB
Kasia Dalecka

Kasia Dalecka

Kasia Dalecka is a game reviewer from Poland. She's been playing video games since she was a little girl, and she's been writing about them for the past few years. Kasia has a passion for story-driven games, and she loves to find hidden gems that fly under the radar. When she's not writing or playing games, Kasia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and exploring the great outdoors.

She has a cute cat Pola that snuggles on her lap while she's playing or writing.