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 (14 reviews) - 64% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (863 reviews) - 84% of the 863 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 9, 2015

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April 18

Red Solstice Tournament Results and...!!!

All teams showed an incredible skill, approach and tactics, and the scoring was very close but the time was on TEAM ROCK side!

1st place: TEAM ROCK with 12305 points
2nd place: TEAM STH with 12265 points
3rd place: TEAM TFT with 12135 points
4th place: TEAM Rx with 8420 points..


Short recap:
Team ROCK, almost wiped at start with it's bold move to start the game by capturing the Point Capture, but managed to pull it out and secure the fastest evac by guarding and escorting squishy followers through entire game!

Team S*** Tier Heroes, controlled the flow of the game perfectly, every situation was well thought and and their tactic was executed flawlessly, but due to reviving followers at the dropship they lost those few precious seconds!

Team Failtrain, not executed perfectly, but definitely with most style, using terminator nukes just for showoff because they could, their downfall was being too late for the wave 15 last mission, and they lost too much time!

Team Rx, they were not hardcore veterans, but their game had the soul, it showed how a team can work very well togheter in unpredictable situations, and how things can rise and fall and change on the field. Specially noted for the Vindicator discharge in the middle of the team, and surviving that!

And because everyone showed such great moves and tactics, we're awarding FLUFFY SHOTGUN to EVERY participant of the tournament, including the people that were sitting on the bench as the backup!

And everyone who participated in the tournament will get access to closed alpha of the new thing that will be available next month!



Big thanks and appreciation to the community goes from Ironward!

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April 15

The Red Solstice tournament update

We are very excited to announce a TRS Weekend on Twitch, your community having grabbed the bull by the horn, ready to compete for the 2016 title. This year's crown will be awarded on Sunday evening by the Ironward development studio, on top of game prizes and in-game rewards.

First of all very important notice:
After careful analysis of practice rounds, we have decided to make a change to the scoring system. Staying in overrun will no longer grant extra points. Instead, every 35 seconds after wave 15, a 50 point penalty will be added.

A few more points and reminders:

- Team leaders must arrive on TeamSpeak on Sunday at 1PM US Eastern, or 5PM GMT.

- If you can sit on the bench throughout Sunday, while your team isn't competing, please let us know. We already have a few volunteers, ready to jump in a game should registered players not show. Thanks to everyone who raised their hand last Sunday on TeamSpeak.

- If you are willing to be on webcam during the stream, please let us know. We hope to get a minimum of 2 team members on the Skype Video Call, at the time their team plays. No microphone is necessary, and all you're expected to do is play the game.

- All events between Saturday and Sunday will be televised on Twitch.tv/opnoobsonline. Please bookmark the webpage at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to seeing you on Twitch, and more importantly, on TeamSpeak!


Good luck, happy practice time, and until Saturday!

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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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Mixed (14 reviews)
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Shempler
( 48.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Aaaaargh, I'm hit, I'm hit! John, come on give me a h... Noooo, Jooooohn! SPLAT!!!!

Hardcore as it should be! Hell yes, I recommend this product!
Join the army soldiers! We need you!
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Zeno - Gemini Warlord
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The Red Solstice is a gamer killer game. :)

Hard, tense, with atmospheric soundtrack, this one is equally good in single player and multiplayer. But there's nothing better than running around with friends, trying to survive on harsh Mars terrain with so many enemies zerging on you. This reminds me on Dead Nation game that I loved playing in co-op but TRS is much bigger and better.

Highly recommended. I bought it back in Early Access so the price was lower but there was no singleplayer at the time. Now it's a complete game with fantastic and responsive dev team and I hope it will get all the attention it deserves. Not to mention really good price! :)
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Dante
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Enjoyable game, surprisingly the single player is alot of fun on its own.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
RoidRaceR
( 170.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Well worth the investment.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Grizzly<3
( 2,486.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
So where do i start?
I discovered The Red S0lstice about 2,5 years ago,
asked if i could help out testing and BAm i was in.
Man this game was so hard but it feelt so rewarding once you do manage to win :D
The Game did come a long path countles of changes hundreds of patches some of them good ,
some of them bad but non the less the game evolved into something better.

The game itself is not easy at the beginning everything is new, you get lost quiet often and well
you die from time to time" Snatcher anyone?".
But once you figure out how stuff works (there are plenty of guides from the community) the game gets easyer.
You will have plenty of gamemodes and difficults to chose from also there are around 6 maps by now thats plenty of stuff to mess around with.
Just keep going you wont regret it.

I had an awesome time with the community and also the devs of this game and that seems kinda rare today in other games sadly.

If you are looking for an hardcore game that req. hard teamwork and ambition in order to win and have no problem with failing a few times than this game is totaly the right one to pick.
The singleplayer is in aswell you will have up to 10 missions that take you through the story and explain certain game mechanics overall for a 20$ price tag this game is awesome.

Stay Frosty :)
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Lady Lyndis
( 1,849.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
It is a pretty Fun game, and i know that after so many hour playing it. Game is hard to learn, become easy as you progress. Lot of replayability. There is peak time to have game up in multiplayer but if you add friends playing that game or ask in the forum they usually don't refuse to play it back with you.
I would recommend that game of all the "Night of the dead", "alien swarl" or same "kind of game" lover to play this game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Enrage
( 28.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This is very good survival shooter game with story but there aren t many players to play the game... game is literally dead... some players are still playing it (good ones) but unless you bring group of people to play it with, don t expect to play the multiplayer game so much
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Dinkus
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 27
I was really, really excited for this game on release, so much so that I bought 4 copies to gift to friends. The gameplay is great, it was a ton of fun, but I don't know if I'm in the wrong timezone or something, but I haven't even been able to play due to the extremely small playerbase. At first it was great, get a game going in a minute or so, but now if you don't bring your group don't expect to play.

For that reason only I have to thumbs down a great game......you just can't play it anymore
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Anonyyymi
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
one of the most fun game i have played, it was nice to play this game and the story was great too, can't wait for second part
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Fallacy
( 105.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Watch out for friendly arty strikes ;D
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Munithe EXT
( 28.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Great game marred by a terrible comunity, recent tournament was a total scam. Winners got 2nd place because they weren't part of the Wrecker/Syrus/SgtKeller/Stylo circlejerk. Giveaways during the event were a scam because winners weren't part of the aforementioned circlejerk. If this is how you promote your game, I can only give a negative review. Eat a bag of ♥♥♥♥♥.
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Stromsky
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Awesome game! Heavily inspired by the funmap "Night of the Dead" from Warcraft 3. Contains a interesting solo-campaign where you control yourself and partly your 3 bot party-members and a Co-Op multiplayer which can be played with up to 7 friends.

You get stronger with each round you play - the game is challenging and you will fail, but you feel the progress and it's fun to get further and further and eventually "beat" it by surviving, but even then you haven't done and accomplished everything.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
DesertPunk
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Good luck with this one, game is full released and bought it, yet 0 servers you can join in multipayer. Yeah geat buy if you were looking only for that part on gameplay. Crap...
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shnickwoekenbei
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
Don't expect Diablo in space or something like that. The RPG elements are much more limited. The game is okay, but I find it more difficult than it should have been. I would also have liked a bit more variety in the environment. If you can get it on a special and you're bored with the other co-op stuff, you can give this a try.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Rhoastabotch
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
A bit like a crappy starcraft mod, just less fun.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Darknuke
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
Very basic gameplay elements with a very, very basic storyline and unmemorable models. I wouldn't recommend it.
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FireLane
( 156.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Ever since playing the indoor missions of the original Starcraft campaign I hoped for a standalone game focussing on this setting. And here it is.

TRS combines the looks and feel of Starcraft, blends in some DOTA-like micro control but has the players act cooperatively against waves of zombies and alien monsters a bit like Left For Dead.
However, this blend of threats and mission makes you realize quickly that you need to know your way around before succeeding. By the setting and enemy waves alone, the game is substantially more difficult to master than many of today's games. The difficulty adds to the addictive character of the game - lots of replayability.

The developers continuously keep on improving the game and gameplay. Additionally, they are always open for your suggestions and eager to receive your crash reports. There is a close connection between game community and developers.

RTS is multiplayer focussed and purely cooperative so be on the lookout for a decent team / squad. At the moment the RTS community is rather small so at times it might be frustrating not to find enough players for your match. This is the only drawback I see and it might become resolved soon once there is a bigger community.
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RedundantG
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
Less than 10 minutes in and I bored. The tutorial is a good precuser to the quality of the plot and game play; you've seen it all before.
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Capt. Hairbearo
( 115.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
Great fun, just wish there were more players, has a bit of a steep learning curve but is so satisfying once you get there, one slight flaw is that there are those few players who take it way too seriously and will kick and scream if you take a gun they don't like, or do something slightly wrong, but if you can avoid or ignore them it's great.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Great game marred by a terrible comunity, recent tournament was a total scam. Winners got 2nd place because they weren't part of the Wrecker/Syrus/SgtKeller/Stylo circlejerk. Giveaways during the event were a scam because winners weren't part of the aforementioned circlejerk. If this is how you promote your game, I can only give a negative review. Eat a bag of ♥♥♥♥♥.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Awesome game! Heavily inspired by the funmap "Night of the Dead" from Warcraft 3. Contains a interesting solo-campaign where you control yourself and partly your 3 bot party-members and a Co-Op multiplayer which can be played with up to 7 friends.

You get stronger with each round you play - the game is challenging and you will fail, but you feel the progress and it's fun to get further and further and eventually "beat" it by surviving, but even then you haven't done and accomplished everything.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,849.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
It is a pretty Fun game, and i know that after so many hour playing it. Game is hard to learn, become easy as you progress. Lot of replayability. There is peak time to have game up in multiplayer but if you add friends playing that game or ask in the forum they usually don't refuse to play it back with you.
I would recommend that game of all the "Night of the dead", "alien swarl" or same "kind of game" lover to play this game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,486.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
So where do i start?
I discovered The Red S0lstice about 2,5 years ago,
asked if i could help out testing and BAm i was in.
Man this game was so hard but it feelt so rewarding once you do manage to win :D
The Game did come a long path countles of changes hundreds of patches some of them good ,
some of them bad but non the less the game evolved into something better.

The game itself is not easy at the beginning everything is new, you get lost quiet often and well
you die from time to time" Snatcher anyone?".
But once you figure out how stuff works (there are plenty of guides from the community) the game gets easyer.
You will have plenty of gamemodes and difficults to chose from also there are around 6 maps by now thats plenty of stuff to mess around with.
Just keep going you wont regret it.

I had an awesome time with the community and also the devs of this game and that seems kinda rare today in other games sadly.

If you are looking for an hardcore game that req. hard teamwork and ambition in order to win and have no problem with failing a few times than this game is totaly the right one to pick.
The singleplayer is in aswell you will have up to 10 missions that take you through the story and explain certain game mechanics overall for a 20$ price tag this game is awesome.

Stay Frosty :)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
105.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Watch out for friendly arty strikes ;D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
170.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Well worth the investment.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
one of the most fun game i have played, it was nice to play this game and the story was great too, can't wait for second part
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This is very good survival shooter game with story but there aren t many players to play the game... game is literally dead... some players are still playing it (good ones) but unless you bring group of people to play it with, don t expect to play the multiplayer game so much
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Enjoyable game, surprisingly the single player is alot of fun on its own.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
The Red Solstice is a gamer killer game. :)

Hard, tense, with atmospheric soundtrack, this one is equally good in single player and multiplayer. But there's nothing better than running around with friends, trying to survive on harsh Mars terrain with so many enemies zerging on you. This reminds me on Dead Nation game that I loved playing in co-op but TRS is much bigger and better.

Highly recommended. I bought it back in Early Access so the price was lower but there was no singleplayer at the time. Now it's a complete game with fantastic and responsive dev team and I hope it will get all the attention it deserves. Not to mention really good price! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Aaaaargh, I'm hit, I'm hit! John, come on give me a h... Noooo, Jooooohn! SPLAT!!!!

Hardcore as it should be! Hell yes, I recommend this product!
Join the army soldiers! We need you!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
156.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Ever since playing the indoor missions of the original Starcraft campaign I hoped for a standalone game focussing on this setting. And here it is.

TRS combines the looks and feel of Starcraft, blends in some DOTA-like micro control but has the players act cooperatively against waves of zombies and alien monsters a bit like Left For Dead.
However, this blend of threats and mission makes you realize quickly that you need to know your way around before succeeding. By the setting and enemy waves alone, the game is substantially more difficult to master than many of today's games. The difficulty adds to the addictive character of the game - lots of replayability.

The developers continuously keep on improving the game and gameplay. Additionally, they are always open for your suggestions and eager to receive your crash reports. There is a close connection between game community and developers.

RTS is multiplayer focussed and purely cooperative so be on the lookout for a decent team / squad. At the moment the RTS community is rather small so at times it might be frustrating not to find enough players for your match. This is the only drawback I see and it might become resolved soon once there is a bigger community.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Ever play SWAT maps on Warcraft 3?

If so, you're gonna love the ♥♥♥♥ out of this.

Since the last time I've played, they've added multiplayer bots and singleplayer campaign and survival.

Amazing stuff.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Don't expect Diablo in space or something like that. The RPG elements are much more limited. The game is okay, but I find it more difficult than it should have been. I would also have liked a bit more variety in the environment. If you can get it on a special and you're bored with the other co-op stuff, you can give this a try.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Gotta say I like the game very much. Scratches that powerarmor marines vs the Xenos itch, feels very WH40kish which is IMO a good thing. I don't usually write reviews for games but this one is deserving of a positive review. It's kind of rough around the edges but it's still the most fun Ive had with coop in a looong time.

Word of warning though, the game is insanely hard and the multiplayer is a whole different ballgame to the singleplayer campaign and also where the game shines the brightest. Unfortunately there are not very many people playing the game online and this is also it's biggest drawback. Sometimes it takes a while to find a decent game lobby and for it to fill up with people, but thats a good time to ask questions of the more experienced players and to think about builds of which there seem be quite a few combinations.

8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
115.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Great fun, just wish there were more players, has a bit of a steep learning curve but is so satisfying once you get there, one slight flaw is that there are those few players who take it way too seriously and will kick and scream if you take a gun they don't like, or do something slightly wrong, but if you can avoid or ignore them it's great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Good game overall. Some of the players can be elitest jerks though. It's got a good adminstration base who are updating content regularly; I also think its awesome that there is a Esport aspect to this game with the newly added tournament event. I'm going to get my money's worth out of this game and I'm recruiting friends. Just like I said watch out for new player bashing at times but they can suck it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
10/10 wood recommend. For that niche group looking for tactical/ sci-fi, think of Breach & Clear meets Alien Swarm (idk you might have to be fairly niche to have played either of those games). There is nothing more erotic than setting up and watching my squad of power-armored space SOF conducting bounding overwatch, or hook-cross clearing room, while firing at hordes of zombie-alien things in slo-mo. Nothing. I don't even go on lobstertube anymore.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
I am quite happy with this game. They've done great work with it since it was first released.
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