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

    • 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
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1.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
20 minutes on record. 10 of which spent trying to figure out how to get a controller to work. Quit out of game and spend 20 minutes online searching for a fix. All I can find are years old threads of people asking the same thing on release. Only problem seems to be to unplug your wireless mouse or keyboard. Of which I have neither.
Alright, I'll try it with keyboard and mouse. Notice game is developed by Spiders. Is Spiders trying to corner the market on awful dialogue and voice acting? This game and Bound By Flame both sound like they were written and acted by people who speak English as a third language. Get past the first part of the intro, an NPC is about to be ♥♥♥♥♥ by a large man appropriately named, "Fatso". PC shows up and stares menacingly at them. They get unnerved (after several lines of cringeworthy dialogue from Fatso) and leave. NPC thanks the PC. First dialogue option of the game, "I couldn't just stand there and do nothing". That's literally what he did. Choose it anyway. Hear PC's voice actor. ALT+F4.
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Fugitive Mind
12.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Fun Action RPG that should take about 10 hours depending on whether you like to complete fetch quests. A lack of variety in the combat never allows it to rise to what it aspires to, though don't let that stop you from buying it on sale. The few commonalities it shares with Mass Effect make it worth playing alone.
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14.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
Nice game but a bit short. Nice story and pleasant to play.
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Cihan Serter
13.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
I felt like combat system needs to be improved and some characters needs more depth but it is a nice game overall
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6.7 hrs
Posted: September 20
Just picked this up as i heard some good things about it. Over all great game. The combat is not the best and at times its a bit clucky, but the story and RPG elements are good fun.

Its not the best game you will play, but it is no were near to being the worst.

In all i would say a 7/10.
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7.7 hrs
Posted: September 18

+ Decent story with surprising choice-driven consequences,
+ the story was memorable,
+ Music is good,
+ Excellent skill tree,
+ Nice weapon and armor update system,
+ Combat system is very much like Batman Arkham Asylum and Mad Max,
+ Value priced @ $15; even better if on sale,
+ there's a sequel out now if you enjoyed this adventure and wanted to continue it,


- The ending felt a little rushed,
- The Epilogue could've been better,
- Voice acting is occasionally bad,
- Too many loading screens
- As you can see from my playtime, it is short, likely between 7 - 15 hours

FINAL THOUGHTS: I like this game. It reminded me of the low expectations I had when I played Gothic 1 and Witcher 1. I ended up buying The Technomancer. only because I liked how the Mars' story felt at the end. Overall it is a good RPG with many of the RPG elements you come to expect including unexpected choice consequences. Plus the combat system and skill tree makes the game fun. Also, there's are several points where you can replay to make a different choice to see a different outcome.

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22.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
I liked it. The game has its flaws sure but honestly the game has a neat feel to it. More than one way to approach most situations in this game. Nearly every quest has multiple options on how to handle things. The skill trees are pretty fun especially technomancer. I would go as far to say that it sorta reminds me of kotor with the way its designed. Its not as good as kotor so dont buy this thinking its the best thing ever but it reminds me of a time in gaming where less is more. The armor and Weapon customization is cool. The story and lore is fairly original (Think boarderlands meets fallout) and you need to remember that the developers here arent Activision or Ubisoft. Even the staff roll at the end was pretty short so all that considered they did a great job with what they had to work with. All in all id say that if you enjoy the occasional rpg thats not typical then I say its more than worth a try.

Definitley recomend it!
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Bought it on sale 75% off and for the price a nice value .I enjoyed both the storyline and game play.Found the crafting and side quests to be somewhat like 'Lord of the Rings:War in the North' and many other RPG's.Also the ability to pick and choose your path and the storyline thru dialogue. Played 2 1/2 playthoughs as I lost my main weapon by recycling it due to a wrong mouse click on my part which left me weak and unable to progress on Extreme.I could only load from 2 saves at a time? dont know why?! I had over 50 save slots and I was unable to load back and recover it.That was the only con I could think of not being able to go back and load a save when needed. So had to start all over once.Enjoyed the many women characters in the game along with the main character Roy.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
This small studio has done remarkably well, despite limited funds and has presented a sci-fi RPG with a slight cyberpunk mood, that has gathered all the good elements from various genre blockbusters. The voice acting is solid, the story is interesting and the game mechanics work. The controls are good with a keyboard and mouse but better with a gamepad. The game has some short comings but nothing that is horribly bad. No micro transactions like you can find in AAA games. Cough... Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. You have side quests, you have simple controls, you have crafting and you have a good storyline, what more can you ask for? I personally think, the critics gave this game a low rating only because, it wasn't made by a triple AAA studio. This studio deserves your support and this RPG deserves your attention.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Well, after finishing this game on Normal difficulty, I'd say that the overall review score is accurate.

The game's fun and it has a good story. The game also splits into two at the halfpoint and due to that I'll definitely go another run.

Right, so the game itself.
The combat is clunky, but surprisingly fun and fluid. All of the animations somehow fit. The clunkyness is what gives it charm a lot of the time.
The story is interesting, but the lore is... well, unexplained and just overall pretty boring if you go into detail.
The first chapter is definitely the highlight of the game, with the second one being pretty decent, but a bit too long, while chapter 3 is weak, but at least short.
The graphics look nice enough, very similar to Red Faction Guerrilla, which is good, considering that you're on Mars.
All of the characters (except for one) look very similar and due to the naming of the characters being just plain attributes like "Tenacity" and "Innocence", it's hard to distinguish the characters.
The game has achievements that are pretty easy to do, if you're ready to play the game twice for different paths and one of them has to be the highest difficulty as well.
So... is this game worth a buy? For the full price, no. But there isn't really any game out there that I'd buy for full price, so take that as you will. I'd definitely recommend it during a sale though.

(All games start at a 5/10 and get their score raised/lowered due to the pros/cons)

And from me, a happy 9/11 to everyone!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
A sweet RPG that doesn't offer anything revolutionary... But does it really need to?

From what I can gather this is Spiders first RPG, and if that is true the pulled it off fairly well.
Mars: War Logs is a prequel to the Technomancer and offers a good deal of backstory as to who the Technomancers are and what the war known as "the Turmoil" was.

Personal rating: 7/10 damn good game for the price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Mediocre and boring. Terrible voice acting, uninteresting characters, bare bones plot. Combat is nothing special, pretty much just spam "A" button and dodge here and there. SUCH tedious mini cut scenes to do EVERYTHING like opening a door or jumping down a ledge. Thumbs down.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I think I got this in a bundle for $1 along with 3 other games.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
4/10 - the game is pretty lackluster, to linear and the combat was terrible, the storyline was lacking any suspensefulness, i think they only reason i played this was to see how it finished. crap ending, the only good thing about this game was the crafting of melee weapons and clothing, but it was limited to what you could craft and wear, the graphics and gameplay felt like i ws playing on a ps2 game or a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ version of a ps3 game. i enjoy adventure games but this one is in the ♥♥♥♥ pile for adventure games
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253 of 300 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Mars: War Logs is a game of potential. The universe created by Spiders is certainly curious but is often let down by the badly written dialogue and pacing of the story, or the sometimes horrendous voice overs.

Graphically it is an appealing game and the environments and music is all there in a solid fashion. The combat is largely enjoyable and has a nice punch behind it, the skill system and crafting mechanics are nice but the lack of variety within loot is a letdown. In the end, Mars: War Logs is an above average game that will certainly be an enjoyable experience for those looking for a nice little third person RPG, and are willing to forgive it for its diamond in the rough state.

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139 of 156 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2014
This is not the best RPG out there, but I would be lying if I said it is not fun as hell. Combat is smooth, landscapes are gorgeous, and the story isn't too bad either. I'm aware when this game came out it was pretty bad, but they did an excellent job at fixing what needed to be fixed. So many of the negative comments don't apply anymore. However, many have said the combat and crafting system is a rip off from The Witcher 2. I will have to say false. Similar? Without a doubt, but not a rip off. This game takes it much more slow, and the option to use the techromancer abilities makes it its own. And a crafting system is a crafting system. Not much you can do there. Now, my impressions: I love this game. I was constantly entertained from start to finish. I love action RPGs and this game delivered. But not only that, the landscapes were amazing. The towns and such were nice, but you got tired of looking at them after a bit, but when you stare off into the distance, beyond the towns, you saw beauty. They made a boring red planet into something else. If you enjoy a not so hardcore RPG then by all means pick this game up. But maybe wait until a sale. I love the game, but $15 is still a tad high in my opinion, but nonetheless I think this game should be on any RPG lovers game library.
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100 of 109 people (92%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
This game reminds me of several titles: Dragon Age 2 (how the maps are confined), Witcher 2 (combat), and Mass Effect series (story/quest branching). For a traditional RPG it's got some things right, but it has its share of problems.

1. Tactical combat. Combat gets even more challenging and fun at Extreme difficulty, but at a price...
2. Nice setting and atmosphere. Mars here is like a remnant of some former colony; a fresh change from those high-tech ones. Everything is rusty, red, and make-shift. Put it another way, it's more like an apocalyptic Mars.
3. Your choices matter. People may die/live, quests may be locked/opened, etc... If you like replaying for different endings then this is for you.

1. At Extreme difficulty, a bad selection of skills will make the game almost impossible. There seems to be some skills that must be unlocked first, such as Evade, Sneak, etc.
2. No crowd AI. At hubs you may get invovled in battle, but civilians do not react at all, even when the fight is happening right under their noses. This hurts the sense of immersion.
3. Some quest are hidden inside branching conversations and are easily missed if you choose the wrong reply (but you have no idea of the difference). Choose between "just say it!" or "ok ok i got it"?
4. Characters and lore are rather under-developed. For an RPG of this length (30hr for me), you only get to know a few of the characters. Some just pop up with little background info. The romance here is merely a filler.
5. In combat you only have limited control on your companion (only 4 "states"), which sometimes is not that helpful.

Despite the cons, I still enjoy this game a lot, primarilly for its combat and story. If you aren't that picky about graphics and AI and just expect a down-to-earth action RPG, this shouldn't disappoint you.
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