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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,201 reviews) - 73% of the 1,201 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
Promising & enjoyable // Recommended on sale

+ Dialogue trees offer a semblance of choice as the story progresses; choices matter in a tangible way, & often small chunks of the narrative can be altered
+ Though it is slow coming into its own, the combat system rounds out to be solid, fluid, & enjoyable
+ Ability unlocks add depth to combat, which is largely melee-based
+ Immersive & detailed environmental design
+ Plot advancement comes off a bit hurried in some areas; not altogether a detriment, but gamers that lean towards a heavy focus on narrative may come away somewhat disappointed in the overall pacing
+ Interesting & very well-presented lore; plenty of depth and intrigue
+ Skill tree offers ample variety and specialization

- Stiff & clunky running animations
- Dated visuals & textures
- Sub-par voice acting; facial animations, too, are atrocious
- Ordering companions within the context of battle feels unnecessary & unpolished
- Lacking in satisfactory enemy mob variety
- Poor armor & weapon variety, despite crafting mechanics (crafting felt more useful for upgrading, if anything)

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59 of 77 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
Mars: War Logs is a 3rd person sci-fi action RPG. On a Mars that's been cut away from Earth for decades, Roy "Temperance" is an Aurora soldier stuck in Abundance P.O.W. Camp 19 that wishes to escape back to his home city of Shadowlair, just to find out the Technomancers have taken over the government.

Pros: Good base story that reflects a rich universe, much larger than the span of the game. While the graphics themselves are sub-par for 2013, the aesthetics are excellent, showing a dry planet built from scraps where people have obviously grown beyond their resources and no supplies are expected. Combat gameplay works well and prevents you from just going flailing about or shooting all in sight: you need to think and react properly to the different ranged or close-ranged attacks, blocking, leaping and hitting when the time is right, and the A.I. actually does a great job at becoming much more strategic and challenging at higher difficulty levels. Also, ranged weapons are under-powered, a good thing as it forces you to make use of the melee combat mechanics. There is an interesting, although limited, crafting system for upgradable items.

Cons: The voice acting and cut scenes are bad, and I mean it: out of sync voices, long awkward pauses between character reactions or interruptions, bad character animation, all so much more dated than the game itself is. The maps feel just as dated: floor surface is polygony, there is no climbing or jumping over 1 inch obstacles, invisible walls and "decorative" stairways or ledges your character should so obviously be able climb on, it reminds me of the one thing I hated in the map layout of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The story is rushed, as so many concepts are introduced or teased at but get no development whatsoever. There is barely any equipment you can purchase (a few suits and a few sticks, some of which are not upgradable).

Verdict: ★★☆☆☆ - Forget it

I wish I could recommend this game, but in all honesty it's not that good. The writers obviously wanted to bite on much more than they could chew, as the game introduces concepts meant to rival the biggest modern RPGs or sci-fi stories out there: Mars being cut from Earth, futuristic guild wars, mysterious ruins from the first colonists, serum (body fluid) being used as currency, that and so much more gave the game a lot of potential, none of which is exploited in a significant way and all end up falling flat. Still, the setting might be enough to get me to look into the upcoming spin-off The Technomancer, hoping it'll be any better.

This was just my opinion.

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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
This is a tough recommendation choice because it's not a BAD game - it's just not a good one either and given the number of RPGs available I just can't really recommend this one.

There's some nice ideas in here - the setting etc. is fine - but a lot gets lost under VERY poor quality voice-work, somefrankly bizarre plot ideas and VERY repetitive environments.

The game also relies too much on 'go get this and come back' quests - it's a seemingly endless stream of those. There's really not much latitude in how you progress - lots of linear 'do this, do that' quests - combat is quite tough and VERY random (but there's lots of options/upgrades etc. which is one of the strong points, really) and so on.

After a couple of hours I just didn't have any reason to continue - there was no 'carrot' drawing me into the game - nothing enticed me to spend more time getting things for people (often for simple nonsensical reasons)

So it's not a BAD game - as I said - it's just not a good one either...
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
3rd person, action, RPG with melee combat.

You play as a Technomancer, a gifted individuals who are forced to go through hard training to master their force talents. Story takes place on planet called Mars, in time of war and poverty that followed soon after the colonization. Story is about different groups of people fighting for control over the land and resources.

RPG element includes three character skill trees, perk system, weapon and armor modification and crafting of support, utility items (like medkits, explosives, etc.). You have a variety of abilities available, some allow you to enchant weapons, others protect you from damage like electric shield, some do damage or stun enemies like arc lightning shock, etc.

You mainly use melee weapons, like metal pipes modified with different attachments you make with metal scraps and hardware found throughout the game. Ranged combat is really limited to one shot nail guns, grenades or Technomancer electric abilities. You can craft and place traps, that are useful if you're surrounded by enemies.

There's decent amount of missions and side missions available, some have choice and effect element, so pick your answers wisely. Good amount of voiced dialogues. Reputation system in game was a bit weird, I didn't change from Neutral all game, though I didn't do anything bad, nor did I juice the downed enemies. Main currency in the game is pretty much human blood, as far as I understand, and was kind of weird.

You can have followers in game, five in total, two of those can be chosen by joining one or other group of people, one is partially available and two are available pretty much throughout the whole game. Two males and three females as far as I could tell. You can romance females, if someone wondering, though there's nothing special, just hugging and groping.

Visually game looks poorly, a lot of low resolution textures for 2013 game, model quality is bad, animations are poor, voice over quality is decent. Game has a lot of glitches, texture clipping, hovering objects, bad lighting and other sort of things that could be fixed in post-production.

Overall game was fun experience, but lacked serious polish. Some missions were hilarious, I also liked typos in text that made no sense, and weird naming for drugs and nurses advice for cutting someone's jewels off. Don't know if it was intended, but apparently you can bed both female followers and then chose which one you like more.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
While not a spectacular RPG, Mars: War Logs is still able to introduce to us a different/interesting setting: How many Rpg's nowadays are set in Mars?
The story is great and the lore as well and it's not forced upon you. You know what you want to know, that's something that i enjoy in these type of games. The combat it's a little bit wonky but it works, the customization and leveling system are done in a interesting way, i enjoy the fact that when you change something in your armor/weapon it shows a different plate or handle because of the changes you made to that object.
I think the major issues of this game come from the low production costs that it had, you will see a lot of repeated NPC's with nothing to say, the voice acting sometimes is great sometimes not (for ♥♥♥♥ sake Mary...), the story ends in a abrupt way.
But it has strong points as well for example the decisions you make will have a strong impact in the outcome of your playthrough and graphically i found the game for the most part well modelled with good lighting effects.
Pick it up on a sale, but don't expect a massive world like Skyrim, or Mass Effect or even Dragon Age.

It's a solid game.
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