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 (32 reviews) - 65% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (895 reviews) - 84% of the 895 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 9, 2015

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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
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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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September 2

Boss patch! - Cerberus Red and Cerberus Green

Hello everyone,

we've introduced 2 new smaller bosses to fill in the gap on wave 10 and 11

Changes are here:
1.164
- added new bosses Cerberus Green and Cerberus Red, their colors describe their immunity
- on Aetriden difficulty, they can appear on any wave beyond 4, with a very minimal chance of 1%

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Reviews

“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

    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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: A Fine High Definition Audio Device Never Hurt Anyone
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL / OpenAL
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xsmasher
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
Not good, sorry. Too simple for a strategy game, too slow for an action game.
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[Th]a-na-toS
347.5 hrs
Posted: September 22
If you dont know the idea then seach in youtube NOTD.
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WRECKER
3,079.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
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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Creed
1,016.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
What shall I say about an game i spend 1000 + hours in?
It´s just awesome. The best game i have ever played.
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McDanger
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 18
Refunded, game was boring and tedious
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Crazycowboyman2
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 15
10/10 would get my ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ penetraded by beasts again.
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KalooNie
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 15
Product received for free
Gave me mad diarrhea. Thought it was going to be like Alien Swarm but it was more like my A$$ Got Torn.
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Space Pirate Ethix
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 15
This game was made for ♥♥♥♥ing rats. It's a piece of ♥♥♥♥, and only horses play it. I personally played a few minutes of this piece of ♥♥♥♥ game and met terrible stallions. One man didn't even know the lyrics to Allstar by my main man Smash Mouth. I swear, I have no idea why anybody is leaving positive reviews for this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ looting simulator. I would recommend this game. Not to my friends, but to those I hate so that they have an incentive to kill themselves knowing that they own the game. I completely understand why this game was put on sale, it needed to do anything it could to attract players into the trap that is the pit in which the Sarlacc Pit Monster from Tatooine rests within. As someone who has played many "strategy" games, I can safely say this is not NOT a strategy game. It's a game made for you to blow your own brains out as you attempt to blow the brains out of the meaningless hordes of zombies and other creatures the game throws at you. I would rather sit in a lobby for CS:GO matchmaking for 14 hours than player another minute of this ♥♥♥♥♥♥, badly optimized, rat ♥♥♥♥ing game. In all honesty, my honest rating for the game would have to be:

1,000,000 dead Han Solos/1. In other words, the worst possible game I could ever think of.


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146 of 182 people (80%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
953.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Great game and you can tell by the hours put in that I got my $20 worth. I am unable to recommend this game due to the community however (there are a few great people that I had the pleasure of meeting). If you enjoy being forced to join Teamspeak and listen to others calling a newer player an "idiot" because of a simple mistake then the community may not bother you. I have been in sales/customer service most of my life so I deal with far worse day to day but I draw a line when people who pay to enjoy their free time are belittled. The only reason I now leave this review, which is soley my opinion, is due to receiving a permanent forum ban w/o breaking any of the Steam rules and guidelines. To those who put in time and effort to create this game; thank you for occupying approximately 40 days of my life.

**EDIT**
I am updating this review to show appreciate to a member of the developing team for extending an apology based on my experience. My review doesn't change due to the prime aspect (multiplayer) of the game being a difficult obstacle to overcome due to average players, learning curve, and annoyance of hazings (I can't speak of recent experience on this).

To highlight the game itself. This game game me a sense of accomplishment at times. You work cooperatively (and voice comminucation certainly does make things easier but not necessarily impossible) in up to 8 player PvE. The environment can be very challenging depending on difficulty and options selected. The main group generally stays tight and loots bigger buildings early while a person or two wander to areas less traveled late game. It's easy to become overwhelmed and gameover at almost any point early on. After a good tutor or 100-200 hours this is a memory except on higher difficulties. The time investment to have a grasp on roles, map coverage, wave tendencies is another slight barrier...but we all hope a game grasps our attention for much longer.

Graphics are decent but you also need a machine to accomodate with larger waves and monster variations. I can't disregard the game itself...only speak on experience. The game isn't the only part of the picture for me to have an opinion on either.
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65 of 75 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
ok graphics were pretty decent, music was nice, gameplay wasn't too bad. but overall it was ok. maybe i might revisit one day.

endless mobs don't bother me but some people might feel overwhelmed by it.

one thing that i laughed at was some of the negative reviews because i thought they were just making things up about multiplayer. Then i decided to read posts in the discusions and it kinda of annoyed me to see mods treating people like garbage and noobs. with a small playerbase all they seem to wanna do is alienate people more. calling out people on new mistakes if they're new. i mean come on isn't that the point of being new? they will make mistakes but these people really seem to be toxic. now seeing people got bans it makes me wonder how toxic it really is. it just makes me dislike to even wanting to try. yes i know jerks are in every game but when i see mods being rude then it really makes me not want to try it and not like the game even more.

isn't the whole idea of playing a game to bring in people not drive them off? just my opinion though
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49 of 63 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
137.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
When the majority of negative reviews revolve around the remaining small community and moderator's behavior and attitude towards newer players--One would hope devs would reconsider the trash mods they have representing their franchise, lol.

Hostility in game and on TS--Bans and threads/posts deleted simply for disagreeing in opinion.

Was a good game I guess, but the game's a total ghost town now with an absolutely toxic remaining core of a community, lol.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,077.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Where to start? There is so many secrets in The Red Solstice.
The Singleplayer focuses on telling a story before the paradise was lost and the Multiplayer offers a great enviroment of blazing guns to giant/creepy monsters everywhere.

if you ever dreamed to walk on Tharsis colony of mars... this is the game for you.

The enemy is deadly, The marines are friendly, The devs are epic.
There is so many options to do, co-op in its fitness.

Have you played Dead Space already ? Like what "The Marker" did?
so now... meet the "The Strol".
Grab your gear, let's meet at twenty, the Dropship is waiting, dont forget check the Cafeteria this gonna be rough :)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
I highly recommend this game for anyone looking for a challenge. While it has a steep learning curve you shortly will realize how deep this game actually goes. For anyone who has playing Warcraft 3 custom maps, this is eessentially Night Of The Dead but revamped. Excellent game, requiring a lot of teamwork and strategy, making multiplayer a blast. Definitely recommend picking this game up with a couple friends.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
727.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
This is definitely a game one should go for if you like a challenge. I will only speak for the multiplayer aspect of the game since I haven't play much of Single Player.

This game is an upgrade for those who played the NotD series (NotD, NotD:AM and NotD:SO) during the Warcraft 3 golden days. It is just as punishing and challenging, and being able to kill off your teammates if you are not careful. However, this game definitely rewards well to those who complete those challenges. In multiplayer, you definitely need alot of communication among your team (they have a Teamspeak server at join.ts4gamer.com for that), and alot of teamwork. Sharing the upgrades to the respective classes and the weapons each people are using, as well as sharing your items is a key for your survival.

The game definitely requires experience to learn and to push to the higher difficulties, so joining the Teamspeak server is probably the best advice for the newer players, as the veterans usually explain and advice there.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Game is awesome, you will have a lot of fun if you like hard difficulty games
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
972.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Perfect game for fans of old Warcraft 3\Starcraft 2 NotD style maps.
3rd person tactical RTS, where 1-8 players must team up and coordinate their actions for achieving major and secondary objectives and eliminating viral threat on the martian colony. 8 marine classes, wide weapon choice, skills and items. Since early alpha\beta versions here are several maps with new colony sectors and other stuff.

One note - this game is extremelly hard and challenging for new players. One little mistake or solo gameplay will lead to a permanent death.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
A fun little game. Controls like an RTS so if you're a fan of games that control like League of Legends, Dota, or mods of other RTS games where you have one powerful hero, then you'll like it. The voice acting is a bit flat and while a fun little game, I would recommend playing it with friends or other people rather than by yourself. As the game can get a bit repetitive with just following waypoints and the occasional hold your ground segments.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
266.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
3rd person space marine RTS. 8 person co-op but you can have smaller teams too. Games can be amazingly fun due to team play. Very tactical. Great community of players. Helpful to new players. Awesome gear/loot/xp system. Responsive dev team. I absolutely recommend it. For twenty bucks you really get your money's worth if you like this style of game. I would add some cons but I really dont have any.
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