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.
User reviews: Very Positive (633 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 9, 2015

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"The eight player co-op is the heart of the game and really where it shines. Throughout the whole experience it never loses focus on teamwork."
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August 3

The Red Solstice on Gamescom, status update

It's been a bit quiet on our side for some time, so I wanted to post a status update letting everyone know what's going on.

After slowing down a bit for a week to get some rest and recover, this week part of the team went to Cologne Germany, where we will be showing The Red Solstice as a part of Indie Megabooth on Gamescom. If you are nearby, come see us.

Once we're all back, we're going back to work, as we hope to celebrate the beginning of autumn with new updates featuring new game mods, improvements on certain ai follower options and much more.

Thank you for being an awesome community!

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July 28

The Red Solstice update and +25% exp week

New update is live.
As a way of saying sorry for not delivering bonus XP last weekend as announced, we are extending the bonus XP period until next Monday.


As a sidenote, we have received a number of reports abbout certain players using cheats in multiplayer games. We would like to use this opportunity to warn players that according to Steam Subscriber Agreement you have accepted before buying this game, by using any kind of third party tool or technique in order to edit game parameters form outside the game itself (in other words, cheating), you forfit your right to play. By cheating you are hurting other player's experience, and you are hurting us. Please be fair and don't do it. With this update we have begun implementing mechanisms to better detect cheats, and we will without any further notice start permanently banning known cheaters.

Thank you for understanding.

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: A Fine High Definition Audio Device Never Hurt Anyone
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL / OpenAL
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
85.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This is a great game for its price. This is essenentially a squad based RTS game where you follow the story of Tyler Hunt and some other marines to discover what happened to a colony on Mars. The story itself isn't what drew me in to really like this game though. I haven't even finished the story yet because I have been having such a good time just playing the multiplayer with the stellar community.

Now I'v played the multiplayer for about 50 hours at this point and that is primarily playing as only one of seven classes available. In multiplayer you and 7 other members of your team work to complete missions and fight off hordes of monsters as you travel across a large map discovering what happened to Tyler Hunt and finding valuable loot to make you or your team stronger. Each multiplayer mission lasts about 40-50 minutes assuming your squad doesn't all die earlier in the mission.

I highly recommend this game if you are looking for a co-op squad based RTS experience because the multiplayer is where this game really shines.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Very good game!
+ RPG
+ Alien style.
+ Nice single-player campaign.
+ Multi-player to play with friends in co-op.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Good game. Reminds me a lot of the Night of the Dead map from Warcraft 3.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
If you remember the old Alien Swarm days then this game is just a more complex and sophisticated version with more strategy. Highly recommended.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
No regrets this game is great. If they add some more maps and little extras would be the best
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