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 (17 reviews) - 52% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (898 reviews) - 83% of the 898 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:

1.166
- 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

1.165
BUGS
- prestige button visibility solved
- did a potential fix on how all underground units handle unburrowing(should reduce desync)

BALANCING
- 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)

SKILLS
- 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
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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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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
The game is fun, simple to pick up and understand, takes some practice to effectively use the more complex or slower classes. the community is fairly serious, but not toxic as many claim. everyone should PLAY THE SINGLEPLAYER first, and be willing to communicate with your team in multiplayer, or it wil end VERY badly for you, and you may be blamed by your team, as it was likely largely the fault of anyone who treats it like a singleplayer game when playing multiplayer. so far everyone ive met trys multiple times to help new players; regardless of teamspeak (though they do try to get you to join it, and it makes it more enjoyable for all to be honest) the game and gameplay are quite fun, neat atmoshere and the people are alright by and large. great game.
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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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10 of 20 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
372.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I'm not sure how to write a review for this game.

I like it. It's hard. It's easy to tell bad players from good ones.

It's so hard that even good players have trouble completing games on the higher difficulties.

The community is not as small as people are making it out to be. It has grown to the point where I would have no problems logging in and finding a game with very few players from my friend list in it.

The experienced players are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s - but, that's because "you" have 30 hours in the game, decided to join their Aetriden lobby, and proceeded to do whatever you wanted, getting the team wiped in the process.

It goes back to my earlier point of this game being super hard (I'm emphasizing difficulty, cus this game is THAT FUKCKING HARD) Newbies who don't listen make it harder. I know, because I still AM ones of said newbies. loool

Anyway 8.5/10

Cheap game. Hard as ♥♥♥♥. Excellent atmosphere.


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3 of 7 people (43%) 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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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.7 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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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,019.2 hrs on record
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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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3,090.1 hrs on record
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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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Not good, sorry. Too simple for a strategy game, too slow for an action game.
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4 of 20 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Refunded, game was boring and tedious
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5 of 36 people (14%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
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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[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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Crazycowboyman2
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 15
10/10 would get my ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ penetraded by beasts again.
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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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