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 (738 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
If Bioware had a miscarriage before Mass Effect this would be the result.

Really fun RPG with an interesting combat system and a nice and rich story.
Graphics are not very good, the textures are low res and some areas have very few details.
Some mechanics are really annoying: same button for multiple actions, no auto-pickup, "micro-cutscene" for every door you open/every ladder you climb.

Would buy 2nd part if they ever made one.
Posted: June 25
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 14
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Quite a bit of loose story, but not bad at all.

This is a good RPG game in my opinion.
Posted: April 10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Good Game and Funny Quests
Posted: July 18
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Because of some of the comments in the forum I gave this a try.
It is good I did.

You are on Mars without oxygen problems, colonized, more or less. Think of it as just a sand desert world and you get the idea.
You are playing in 3rd person and you have during the normal game only one NPC in your party which always cares himself for his armor and weapon. You only decide the way they fight. I always put them to "defensive".

The story is understandable and good. The side missions don't look like side missions, it is just so that you are in a situation and can do some things. So I did everything I saw which I could do because I WANTED to do it. There is no "oh my god, another one of these side missions, AGAIN", nope. You just play the game and see the story and do what you want.

The fights are fair and sometimes you have to do them more than once until you get them done.
But the fights are fun. (And there is a quick save, yeah.)

You have to decide if you kill the guys or not, you decide after each fight

You don't have 1000 variants how to fight, but enough to not make it boring. And I just liked the different ways. Could not decide which one I like more, switched all the time.
First attack with stealth for the fast first "kill", a bit of rolling and attacking from behind, breaking guards, throwing hand grenades and... ups, sorry guards, did I forget to mention the mines I put down in stealth mode before?
After that a bit of magic, back to melee, win and loot.

Then perhaps changing armor or weapon (that is all you equip) or upgrading one of the two.
Or handcrafting some grenades, mines or ammo?

I even had sex with one of the girls. Not like in Witcher, just so you know had it. And I liked girl even more after that.
She is a bit weird but really nice. I like her. I am weird too, so everything is ok.
And each time she asks "can I do something for you?" you remember that one time and think, man, where is the dialog option for ... you know? ;)

It took me 15 hours to complete the game.
Because the game is a bit repetitive after some hours this is really enough.
I liked the story, I liked the fights and now, after the finish, I am contended.

This is for sure not for everyone, and can't even imagine what people will like it,
but if you can get it for cheap and like stories and fighting and just do not want to
read a book today, give this a try. It IS worth it.
Posted: August 17
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235 of 276 people (85%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
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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Posted: November 27, 2013
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