An Intense Cyberpunk Rpg On the Red Planet! Mars War Logs takes you to Mars, nearly a century after the cataclysm that threw the planet and its colonists into chaos. Water has become the most precious resource on the arid red planet, with a few companies fighting a perpetual war for its control.
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Release Date: Apr 26, 2013

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An Intense Cyberpunk Rpg On the Red Planet!

Mars War Logs takes you to Mars, nearly a century after the cataclysm that threw the planet and its colonists into chaos. Water has become the most precious resource on the arid red planet, with a few companies fighting a perpetual war for its control.


In the middle of this struggle, play as Roy, a renegade with multiple talents who finds himself dragged in an epic story where every choice counts. Develop your character and your combat style by choosing among many skills and perks: melee, ranged combat, stealth, or the devastating Technomants powers.


Craft armors and weapons, recruit companions to help you in your quest, and plunge in a thrilling adventure offering a huge variety of quests. In dynamic, real-time combat, face formidable opponents and the most fearsome creatures of Mars. The fate of all colonies of Mars now lies in your hands…

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.2 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE GAME ACTIVATION
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cammelspit
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Despite what the store page says this game does not have working GamePad support. The Devs do not care in the slightest that most GamePads will never work at all. If you ONLY use KB/M and never intend on using anything else then you can prolly play this game. I have a Steam Controller so I can set up a full KB/M config and that works but XBOX controller users do NOT have this option. I will not be buying any other games from this dev since it seems they just don't care at all about their games or the users who wish to play them, the way they want to.

EDIT: Seems it is a thing that some users can unplug their KB/M entirely and sometimes it will see the controller, this is ridiculous if they expect users to actually do that. Such a simple fix could be made to always allow GamePad input even if it is not detected in the initial initialization of the game or the first device seen.
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GooeyGungan
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
A good, not-too-long RPG with very difficult (and a bit clunky) combat and a very creative storyline. It's not ground-breaking, but it's interesting and inventive.
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condortheboss
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This game does not immerse the player in the story.
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Cuyler
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This is one of those RPG's where:

-You have to roll non-stop and kite all over when fighting multiple enemies. (3-6 at a time)
-Your companion will ALWAYS die. Yes, in every fight it will drop to 1 or 2 enemies pretty quickly.
-So you really don't have any companion or help in this game, luckily it gets back up after combat ends.
-You can be fighting a mob of people or monsters and the guards/npc's will stand around and watch.
-It's primarily a melee game, you get scarce amounts of supplies to make some bullets, that go pretty quickly.
-The story is pretty straight forward, but a little boring. I didn't feel compelled to hunt out and do any side quests like you would normally do in most RPG's.
-The atmosphere is what initially lured me to the game, I like sci-fi RPG's. and on Mars? What a plus.
-Voice acting is awful, graphics aren't anywhere close to great, and the combat can be a little sketchy at times.

Regardless of the flaws, this game had me entertained enough to finish it. It's short, especially for an RPG, but if purchased on sale, I would recommend at least giving this game a try.
You will either hate it, or not mind it, but you won't love it. 6/10
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murmur29
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
I liked this game. Admittedly it took me a couple of attempts to get into it, but once in I had to finish it. Intriguing story and characters. The combat took a bit of getting used to, but once mastered (using all three skill trees) it was pretty good.

The music was great throughout, and that end title track is a great end to a great game. Once the end titles were finished I has the desire to go and buy the soundtrack. But guess what... it is free to download from the Mars: War Logs game site. Awesome, thanks Spiders and Sylvain Prunier.

I would recommend this game to any RPG fan. It has great atmosphere, excellent locations, good mix of characters and a brilliant soundtrack.
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Crowfoot
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Great setting and environment, indifferent gameplay. High hopes for the Technomancer sequel.
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FedEx
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
If the devolpers would have put more time into this, it would have been fun. As is there are items without uses, side plots that just end, and lackluster gameplay. Environment is very well done, writing is ok, voice acting is horrible. I can't recommend this game to anyone.
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toni1996
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Enjoyable game with very good character progression.
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shashank235
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Great Game
bioware should take note
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2Karl
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Wow! What a hidden gem. I picked this up in a sale knowing nothing at all about it, but somewhat drawn to the aesthetic. I had no idea what to exprect, but what I found was a wonderful game with a deep engaging storyline, a superbly realised world and a truly bittersweet ending. Combat takes a little while to master, but it's rewarding once you do. There's a few rough edges, such as the voice acting and some of the dialogue, but on the whole I highly recommend picking this game up. The campaign took me about 14 hours to play through.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Mars: War Logs is a very average game in many regards, it is clunky, not polished, subpar voice acting, a mildly dogdy story with sudden weird turns and not exactly good writing. Yet at the same time, Mars: War Logs has something most games today miss: Soul.

For an Indie RPG, it's pretty good, but it is far away from any AAA titles. Still, I do think it was worth every penny.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I was looking for a cyberpunk game to play and this rolled across my lap. There is a karma system but I didn’t see it come into play too much. The crafting system was a bit strange, useful but not exactly a game changer. The only real annoying part I can say was that combat took a while to get used to and the camera, even when locked on to an enemy, didn’t cooperate in a useful way. The world building was done well though and I finished the game twice wanting even more plot.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
A nice RPG style game with some good and bad points, if I could give it a neutral vote I would, but when forced to make a choice I think I would recommend this game. I’ve nearly finished the campaign but doubt I would give it another run. This is a nice well written story but this not a well-polished title with a few good and ugly points see below.

The Good; Good story, with nice voice acting (not amazing but good), well laid out level design which flows. Detailed background to backup story with some feeling of link to the main characters. Nice skill trees (3 of them) which nicely make you think about your next upgrade.

The Ugly- Combat tried to be technical and give you choices but its very clunky and nowhere near as fluid as many modern (not always AAA titles) games. Tried to make you feel you have choices but is a very linear game with very few real choices. Some voice acting is bad.

Overall I would recommend the game if your into your dark sci-fi future RPG’s but only if you have nothing better to get and it’s on sale, not for everyone but thumbs up from me!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
It's just interesting enough, enjoyable enough, and polished enough to be worth playing.

Plus, it's cheap and only takes around 9-12 hours to beat.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Mars: War Logs is such a difficult game to review. On the one hand, I loved it with every fibre of my being, I was constantly reminded of when I was 11 or 12 years old playing KOTOR for the seventeeth time, the awe of playing a game that really, genuinely lived up to the promise of what a game could be, another world, a world that felt as real, or more so, than my own. The graphics are about on par with KOTOR, now that I think about it. But despite such promise, this game is not KOTOR. It is unpolished, hard to look at, and ends far too soon. The setting is probably the best part, a Mars torn by war over her most precious resource, water and split between humans and mutants used by the humans as slaves. We start the game a prisoner of war, and this prison camp is perhaps the most interesting area of the game, where we have to fight former allies and befriend former enemies in order to escape.

Shortly after escaping, we arrive in a generic sci-fi lite city, whose corridors are no less restricting than those of the prison camp we so recently extricated ourselves from. This reveals a major shortcoming of the game, which is the level design, made up of corridor after corridor of cookie cutter enemies, and the game never comes close to achieving the scale the story needed. Another problem affecting the game is the voice acting, which though it has supposedly been upgraded from its launch state, is still in a dearly sore state, with voice actor's deliveries ranging from flat to... flatter. One sometimes wonders if the voice actor's hired were actually fluent in the language spoken. And this is especially dissapointing because of how much dialogue there is in the game, you can easily spend around a third or so of the game listening to your companions or other NPC's and it can be grating to listen to sometimes. This is especially dissapointing because the written dialogue really isn't terrible so much as it is unsubtle, and at some points, at least before the dreadful third act, even good. While we're on the subject of story, it might be pertinent to mention that there are several companions you have the option to "romance", with all of these pairing being strictly heterosexual, and in addition, two of these companions are hidden behind specific story paths. All this really amounts to is some extra dialogue, and eventually, a "sex scene" between you and your partner.

Combat is another area where the game lacks quite a bit, with heavily Witcher inspired hacking and slashing dominated by the tactical nuance of hitting a button over and over, and occasionaly hitting another button to break things up. Most enemies only need running up to and hitting over and over while the occasional enemy requires that you flank them and hit them, over and over. The only challenge comes in the early game, when you don't have a gun, and you can be easily overwhelmed by enemies ganging up on you. But after getting a gun, the game becomes a cakewalk, with the action devolving to a couple seconds of clicking and then an eternal sleep.

Or not. The game early on introduces, a.... weird game mechanic, wherein after you mercilessly pummel and shoot your enemies, they don't actually die but merely fall unconscious and you have the choice to either drain their veins for extra currency and incur a penalty to your morality, or leave them flailing there, presumably to later get up and go home crying to their mommies. The morality system is a minor part of the game overall, with going evil giving you a general combat bonus and staying a goody two-shoes eventually leading to merchants giving you a massive discount, not that you'll ever really need it.

I'll be honest, this review has probably seemed fairly negative, and for good reason, but the game has such ambition, is such a unique experience, that if you remember KOTOR, or well... KOTOR fondly, I really think you should give it a shot, sale price or no. I can't imagine very many others liking it as well as I did, but hey, most of the other reviews seem positive right, so who knows?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
This is one of those RPG's where:

-You have to roll non-stop and kite all over when fighting multiple enemies. (3-6 at a time)
-Your companion will ALWAYS die. Yes, in every fight it will drop to 1 or 2 enemies pretty quickly.
-So you really don't have any companion or help in this game, luckily it gets back up after combat ends.
-You can be fighting a mob of people or monsters and the guards/npc's will stand around and watch.
-It's primarily a melee game, you get scarce amounts of supplies to make some bullets, that go pretty quickly.
-The story is pretty straight forward, but a little boring. I didn't feel compelled to hunt out and do any side quests like you would normally do in most RPG's.
-The atmosphere is what initially lured me to the game, I like sci-fi RPG's. and on Mars? What a plus.
-Voice acting is awful, graphics aren't anywhere close to great, and the combat can be a little sketchy at times.

Regardless of the flaws, this game had me entertained enough to finish it. It's short, especially for an RPG, but if purchased on sale, I would recommend at least giving this game a try.
You will either hate it, or not mind it, but you won't love it. 6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Great setting and environment, indifferent gameplay. High hopes for the Technomancer sequel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
If the devolpers would have put more time into this, it would have been fun. As is there are items without uses, side plots that just end, and lackluster gameplay. Environment is very well done, writing is ok, voice acting is horrible. I can't recommend this game to anyone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Despite what the store page says this game does not have working GamePad support. The Devs do not care in the slightest that most GamePads will never work at all. If you ONLY use KB/M and never intend on using anything else then you can prolly play this game. I have a Steam Controller so I can set up a full KB/M config and that works but XBOX controller users do NOT have this option. I will not be buying any other games from this dev since it seems they just don't care at all about their games or the users who wish to play them, the way they want to.

EDIT: Seems it is a thing that some users can unplug their KB/M entirely and sometimes it will see the controller, this is ridiculous if they expect users to actually do that. Such a simple fix could be made to always allow GamePad input even if it is not detected in the initial initialization of the game or the first device seen.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Mass Effect for poor people
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