Explore the rocky terrain and sandy wastes of Mars in this brand new installment to the Take On series. Developed by the creators of the award-winning Arma series and DayZ, Take On Mars places you right in the middle of mankind's most exciting undertaking. Pioneer the exploration of Mars.
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Mixed (758 reviews) - 69% of the 758 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access allows us to involve the community from early on in the project, meaning the players very much help shape the game. This allows us to make decisions based on what the community wants. After all, we are making the game for them, not only for ourselves.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game is planned for release in the the second half of 2015.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Until the game leaves Early Access, it's likely that it will feature some unpleasant bugs or confusing features. With final release, we aim to deliver a more streamlined experience, including tutorials and fixes for bugs and issues the community reports via our Feedback Tracker website."”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At present, Take On Mars is in the Beta development stage. It means that the game should not dramatically change in terms of gameplay possibilities, but we will keep adding new content and features during the Beta stage”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We intend to slightly increase the price upon the release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We listen to your feedback and we aim for very open communication. While we sometimes need to prioritize, we take the ideas and suggestions of our community very seriously. As an example, the entire robotic section of the Space Program mode was completely overhauled from a linear set of missions to sandbox style progression where technologies determine which missions are available.”
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About This Game

Explore the rocky terrain and sandy wastes of Mars in this brand new installment to the Take On series. Developed by the creators of the award-winning Arma series and DayZ, Take On Mars places you right in the middle of mankind's most exciting undertaking. Start out in the seat of a rover operator, pushing your vehicles to the max. Finish as the first human to have ever set foot on Mars. With a scientific arsenal at your disposal, you will pioneer the exploration of another planet, unlocking the secrets of Mars’ distant past.

Key Features

  • Space Program Campaign - Explore the Red Planet from the perspective of a science-driven space agency. Become a rover operator, allowing you to control various fully simulated mobile rovers and stationary landers, and make your way through numerous scientific missions.
  • Mars Rover Simulation - Take a seat of an operator in the mission control center, commanding rovers, landers or probes over the distance of hundreds of millions of kilometers, and collect important scientific data about Mars.
  • Expedition One Multiplayer - Use the opportunity to become Mars astronauts and work together to establish the foundations for a first human colony on Mars. Build your own habitat, drive various vehicles, and manage the resources needed to keep your crew alive.
  • Real Life Locations - Travel across a vast, unforgiving Martian terrain with locations based on actual satellite data from famous locations such as Victoria Crater and Deimos.
  • Physics Simulation & Dynamic Destruction - Experience motion in locations with different gravity strength (including Zero-G). Break off cameras, robotic arms, or even individual struts and wheels - all affecting the way your vehicle handles.
  • Content Creation Tools & Modding Support - Create your own scenarios in the 3D Editor and share them on the Steam Workshop, or dive into Take On Mars’ powerful Workbench editing suite to develop new terrains, addons and total modifications.


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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core2Duo 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800GT or ATI Radeon HD 3870 with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM, or faster
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Audio compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 or faster
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
It's really fun to get a mate or two together and build a base, then get up to all kinds of shenanigans with the various rovers.

My only issue I have with it in its current state is that it crashes VERY easily. I try to play multiplayer with a mate of mine, we get past the ready room and we usually get to about landing stage on mars, then my game crashes. That's my only issue with it. When it worked properly I woulda given it 10/10, but I'm confident Bohemia Interacvtive can make it great again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
My feelings on this game are kind of mixed, I love the game play but it crashes like nothing Ive seen, and I play allot of early access games. Would I recommend it? If you don't mind the ant colony of bugs I'd recommend it, if you're easily frustrated by a game that crashes every 5 min, stay away. Great gameplay but it has a long way to go before beta.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Early Access Review
Well this game is still under developement, but if you are the simulator gaming type, you are going to love this! I was astonished when i found out that the Mars wiki is being updated as you progress in your research. That excitement of discovery!!! Managing your budget and designing your own probes... I am sold.
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Early Access Review
Well I had great fun with this game until I got my friend to buy it then when we played we all crashed constantly and wouldnt even walk properly and several other issues. Early access for years and still no significant progress. My review is now negative.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
there is a bug i dont know if its hust me but the ground around you spawn doesnt load but still a good game
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