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.
User reviews: Very Positive (694 reviews) - 85% of the 694 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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October 9

Weekend Event - Lock'N Load!

In order to make things a bit more interesting, we decided to temporarily change the rules a bit. From today until Monday, all skills cooldown has been reduced by 20%.

Have you ever wondered how many monsters can you blow up with one grenade? Now is the right time to find out.

See you in the field, marines!

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September 21

The Red Solstice soundtrack available

Do you like The Red Solstice music? Do you want it all packed up in one place, edited and coded for high quality playback on the device of your choice? Want to hear a bit of extra content?

Now you can have it all!
We are happy to announce that The Red Solstice soundtrack, composed by our talented composer Bianca Ban, can be purchased as a DLC.

Also, we have identified and fixed an issue with 8 player point capture games. Issue is fixed and patch is being deployed at the moment. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: A Fine High Definition Audio Device Never Hurt Anyone
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL / OpenAL
Helpful customer reviews
64 of 75 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,152.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9

The Red Solstice is a top down Tactical game. It has 8 different classes with different ways to inflict pain upon the enemy. Of those, roughly 4 of them have support abilities that make it easier for your teammates to kill the enemy, and 2 are about trying to keep teammates alive longer. Most classes have an option to take 2-6 different primary weapons and 5 different secondary weapons. You only get one primary and one secondary.

You will run around different (brilliantly designed) maps . There are four difficulties and 7 different game mode sub options, making for a variety of different challenges. Some being more challenging than others. In addition to this you get a squad rating based on the overall experience of the squad, making the game harder and unlocking new missions and bosses.

Or you will complete a series of very tactical (almost to the point of Turn based strategy) single player missions

You generally run around the map looting items from lockers and the ground, killing mobs, and leveling up your character (MOBA style without PVP) while heading to mission locations. A game going to competition takes about 1 hour with fast mode option on, 1:15 without fast mode on.

The sound track on the game is interesting for the first 50 or so hours, but with a non AAA game they cant afford to spend the time developing a full soundtrack for the amount of hours you will invest in the game. Expect to play on mute or with the volume down unless you love repetitve sounds.


Completed – I hope, The devs have officailly released the game but there are quite a few things that need fix'd for consistant gameplay, also there are multiple skills/components that may be fun to use, but often time make the game harder to play, I would like to see these updated into skills that are useful so you dont have one or two skills that are "must haves"

Multiplayer- its CO-OP. You can’t do whatever you want because your entire team relies on every individual in the squad. One person not doing their job properly will cause someone to die. On higher difficulties, two mistakes mean you lost the game.
Easy- If you don’t believe Loosing Is Fun, and enjoy pushing and developing your skills as a player, you will not enjoy this game.

If you want to buy this game, join us in the unofficial TeamSpeak, and ask us some questions to find out if its right for you. You can find the address on the forums. I’ll even start streaming for you to watch if you wish and I’m on, so you can see what gameplay is like.
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52 of 64 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
296.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Been playing this for a while now but only casually. If you're happy to be a follower and support the team it doesn't get too complicated but if you want to master any particular character it can become a much more rewarding experience albeit frustrating at times. My main concern is there will always be players who will put unnecessary pressure/blame when things go pair shaped - ignore these bullies and just play for enjoyment.

The more I play the more I enjoy the team work necessary to survive, each character has a roll and must contribute to the team. Once you master one character and find a good setup (yet to really do as I'm not a perfectionist) just swap and start experimenting with another character as you can definitely put in plenty of hours levelling up each character and get a different experience with each.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
148.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Got into it quite early in the Beta, when it was still a bit of a buggy mess. You still played it, because it was fun. The learning curve is nothing to laugh about, and it is not exactly the noobfriendliest of communities, especially some of the first players sometimes lack the nerves to deal with new players.
Once you get into it though, you will have an awesome experience. Highly tactical, once you get off "Soldier"-difficulty, relies 100% on each teammate.

By now the game has several different maps, playable on 4 difficulties and a handful of different modes that change up the experience like the "Red Storm" mode where you are weak when outside of buildings, but stronger inside, or swarm and fast modes that increase the pressure on your squad. All with 8 different classes, completely customizable with different weapons and abilities, that have to be utilized harmoniously to win.

Protip: Get a mic. Theres a central TRS teamspeak server, that anyone in the game lobby can give you, and coordinating an 8 man team is just so much easier with voice. Learning the game and getting taught will be 10 times faster if you go on ts with one or two of your squadmates.

The best way to get into it would be to grab a few freinds, put it on easy, and just jump into it. You will die. A LOT. but thats fine, and you will have fun getting to know all the different abilities and weapons before getting on with the pros who might be more interested in winning than teaching.

Sadly, this game has a very small player base, so don't expect to play 8 man games 24/7. There are high times each day, where there are usually 2-4 different games going on, but expect to do some waiting in lobby for members. However, this means that you get to know people very quickly, and if you are somewhat nice and don't harass people, you will be welcomed in the community.
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43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
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.
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I love this game.

If you played the Warcraft 3 Custom Map Night of the Dead ( NotD ) or the various versions of it in SC2, you will feel pleasantly reminded of them once playing this game. It is very much so inspired by them and the gameplay is similar, but also fleshed out and this game incorporates many new aspects, such as the leveling system, the various skills, and the ability to create your class before "dropping" into a mission/map.

Teamplay is key in multiplayer, but you can enjoy the Solo-Mode as well and the game seems to adjust automatically to the amount of players, making it possible to play it with only a handful of friends or even just two player CO-OP.

If you like cooperative missions with great atmosphere ? Get this game !
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