2280 A.D. The last few survivors of a ruined Earth seek a new home: Mars, a planet whose inhabitants didn't take too kindly to outsiders. The Red Solstice is a tense, tactical, squad-based action game. Fight to survive with up to 8 players in co-op, or lead your own squad in single-player mode.
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Mixed (15 reviews) - 46% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (906 reviews) - 83% of the 906 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 9, 2015

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September 30

Balance changes and fixes

Hello marines,

like we said, we started introducing balance changes to the game, small steps to improve the experience and bring some classes back to the game.

Also we found a number of potential problems that could've caused desync in the game and those have been solved.

Patch log is here:

- you can use skills on players in UI ingame now
- removed a lot more potential desync issues in both character and monsters and some objects
- placed turrets by player have 700 more health, to make them harder to kill by holers

- prestige button visibility solved
- did a potential fix on how all underground units handle unburrowing(should reduce desync)

- reduced Sargon underground damage to 20 per second
- Residental spawn rate has been reduced by 50%
- immortals have more and 20% more resistances to piercing damage type
- Seismic resonators will now prevent revival even if placed AFTER the creature has been killed(works for all monsters that have revival options)
- increased mrit health to 6000 base
- mrit has 85% chance to revive
1. resonator reduces chance by 20% for that revive
2. killed by energy reduces chance by 10% for that revive
3. designate reduces chance by 20% for that revive(stackable with 1 or 2)

- crit chance base chance reduced from 15% to 10%
- designate cooldown reduced from 30 to 15 seconds
- self destruct damage increased to 60000, and it will do minimal of 50% damage at the edge

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September 16

Get The Red Solstice for 66% off!

Hello everybody,
we''re having a promotion in which you can get TRS for 66% off,

DLCs are also 33% off so go get it while you can!

There is been a huge talk in forums about potential rebalancing of some skills to make game more appealing and balanced
We will start introducing small changes very carefully that will mostly impact high end games to make them more diverse based on player feedback in the upcoming weeks.

Stay tuned!

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“The Red Solstice is evocative, deeply engaging action that lives primarily in its diversity of tactics.”
81/100 – http://www.4players.de/4players.php/dispbericht/PC-CDROM/Test/29007/81273/0/The_Red_Solstice.html

“What do you get when you take the likes of Dead Space and Starcraft and throw them in a blender? A bloody cascade that is The Red Solstice.”
85/100 – HookedGamers

“Players looking for a challenge will be right at home, and anyone who wants to experiment with different strategies will find a wealth of variety here. They manage to succeed in delivering an atmospheric tactical strategy game where friends become allies and allies become monster food.”
4.5/5 – Co-Optimus

New Soundtrack and Free Update

You can now purchase the intense 18-track soundtrack for The Red Solstice! In addition to the soundtrack, we have just released a brand new, free update for TRS, adding the new Point Capture game mode, medals and multiplayer bots. There have never been more ways to die on Mars.

About This Game

If you think you have what it takes to survive the onslaught, go forth, Space Marine!

The Red Solstice is a tactical, squad-based survival game set in the distant future on Mars, playable in single-player or with up to 8 players in cooperative online multiplayer.

Roam freely over huge maps, complete randomized objectives and deal with surprise events that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Survive and conquer by any means necessary. Get stronger every time. Level up to unlock new weapons and abilities. Try to survive the storm.

Key features

  • Take the Lead: Issue commands and set waypoints and objectives for your friends as you outsmart and outgun your way through the derelict domiciles of Tharsis.
  • Play Your Way, Together: With support for 8-player co-op, play as one of 8 distinct, customizable classes, each with unique abilities and traits.
  • Odd Jobs: Tackle an onslaught of randomly generated events with just one hour to make your mark. From zone defense to supply retrieval, you’re never short of enemies to kill and objectives to complete.
  • Earn and Learn: Kill to earn experience points and unlock new abilities and classes. Heal allies, deploy turrets, launch grenades, set traps and much, much more.
  • Tactical Single-Player: Play on your own and lead a squad through a satisfying single-player campaign, and lead your squad through a wide variety of levels using The Red Solstice's Tactical Mode, which lets you issue commands while slowing down the action.
  • Game NOT Over, Man: Killing ain’t easy. Drive back untold Martian horrors in multiple modes, maps and difficulties and get stronger every time. Even if you perish.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or Later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00 Ghz or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3800 / Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or Better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: A Fine High Definition Audio Device Never Hurt Anyone
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL / OpenAL
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I can only review this from the standpoint of somebody just looking for some pick-up and play fun and sadly it did not provide that.

I'm sure if you absolutely live for top-down space shooters like this then it will be for you but personally I would say this game isn't in the same league as something like the fantastic Alien Swarm (which is free!).
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Playing @ lvl1 is about as much fun as watching paint dry.
As the newbie, you are the slowest, that's why you die first and then you get to sit and watch for the rest of the "game".

You also need a lot of pre-knowledge about every single piece of equipment, because if you take your time to read the description desperately trying to find out how to use obscure explosive item #352 you are already dead.

Despite all that crap, you are a masochist and like to tear down walls by bashing your head against it?
Get ready for 25 levels of grind.
Plus another 10 levels of grind per class.

Just find a game, get killed and let the "game" run in the background.
It's the best screensaver you have ever bought.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
No significant updates since early access and all of a sudden it's released. Steer clear of this one.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Single Player only: This could have been a lot more fun. The visuals, sound and story (such as they are) are fun. Pre-mission equipment/loadouit screen are involved enough without being too complicated.

But this game was ruined for me by terrible level/mission design. Think you've seen difficulty peaks/troughs? No. No you haven't. Might be your thing, it isn't mine.

Multi-player? The "community" is too small for this to be reliable fun.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Things wrong with Red Solstice:

1. poor mob AI
2. Weak player dynamics and limited map expansion
3. 1 bland and boring map, no RNG or map rotation
4. no gear or loot farming
5. Ethically challenged developers who may or may not have rigged their 1 tournament.

1 thru 4 is pretty standard for an indie team. I can forgive that, but compound 5 on the first 4, and we have a wasted potential.

Go to Squad, or go to Serious Sam if you really want to support Croatia's IT industry. Nothing good came of this labor of love, and after all the goodwill that went into Red Solstice's kickstarter that is the real tragedy.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Just an great game to spend some time wih friends. Nice and helping community! Give it an try!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Best 8 player co-op topdown shooter :)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
94.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This game is intensely teamwork based it makes for an incredible challege its very fun to play if you like a game with complex learning curves. Groups need a good leader to get anywhere outside of recruit. Me and a group of 12 friends have slowly been playing more of this to get to the point where we could consistently beat a normal game on the easiest map. We love the learning curve. Buy if you love a game you wont win on easy for the first several games
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9 of 23 people (39%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Maybe its good in Multiplayer. But Singleplayer is awfull.
Boring missions.
Squad controls are simply horrible.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
2,351.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Some of the best game time I've spent ever. Successor to WC3 and SC2 mod maps (NOTD), played some of those but find this to be more enjoyable and "easier". Learning Curve is still pretty steep though but once you've sussed out the maps and the wave timings and with a good group the gameplay is nice. Higher difficulties need communication via voice (anyone who says otherwise has probably never succeeded in playing harder difficulties) - so join the Official TS server (join.ts4gamer.com).

The community is small, and yes, fairly exclusive but anyone who is willing to learn is more than welcomed into the "fold" so don't let the vets scare you. We're all just gunning for game wins :)
Looking forward to TRS2!!!
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161.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
just avoid the lord poodle ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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3,174.0 hrs
Posted: October 6
The Red Solstice to me is still the most intense and thrilling co-op survival game ever created. Awesome game!

The community Teamspeak 3 server at join.ts4gamer.com makes it much easier to find regulars/friends to form up to beat higher difficulties and various game modes for maximum challenge.
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