Earth is dying. In a desperate effort to save humanity, all the nations of Earth pool their dwindling resources together one last time to construct and equip three space ships. The mission: Terraform Mars and pave the way for human settlement of the planet.
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Mixed (29 reviews) - 58% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 7, 2014

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About This Game

Terraformer Expedition to Mars is a first/third person 'Hard Science' based 3D simulation of survival, exploration and terraforming set on the planet Mars.

The simulation unfolds in three parts:

•The first phase is to survive on Mars using only a few canisters of oxygen, hydrogen and water and the shattered remains of your initial space craft. You will use these and the resources of the planet itself to create your own light, heat, water, air and food.

•The second phase is exploration of the planet itself: where are the other ships? Who shot you down in the first place? You will do so in a beautiful and realistically rendered 3D environment complete with dynamic interactions of light, heat, day/night cycles, and Martian geology and volcanology.

•Third and most challenging, you need to transform the lifeless, desolate and frozen wasteland into a new home for Mankind. You will do this from scratch, using constructed tools, machinery, and Earth born bacteria and plant life carefully nurtured and strategically placed. You will create a complete atmosphere, hydrosphere, and a complex biosphere - step by agonizing step - as you fight to stave off the cold, the hunger, and the loneliness of a world that will kill you without a thought, with no one to hear you scream.

Save Earth, terraform Mars.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible, 256 MB (Shader Model 2.0 required)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core 2.60 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 1024MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon HD 4830 10242MB graphics card or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
I would be without a conscience if I agreed with the claim that this game is finished. The interface is just awful, the tutorial and guides are all but useless and the game crashes. A lot.

Has the game improved in the past year? Yes. greatly.. is it worth getting? If you like survival crafting games? Yes. very much so. Is the game a full release? Nope. But they are very close.

What this game needs? A more intuitive and streamlined user interface, a more comprehensive tutorial covering MANY aspects of the game in a virtual environment. A sequence at the beginning of the game in which your character crashes TO the planets surface. and of course... Less crashing :3

This games' flaws do NOT outweigh what they have done properly so I DO strongly recommend getting this game, if only to support the developers to encourage them to update the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Pre-Release Review
This is a good simulation game which makes you think hard
Graphics look a bit dated but this doesnt cause any problems and there is more than enough content to play with
The updates do come regularly and there is a great community which is willing to help
Dont buy the game if you expect it to me easy but more as a challenging simulation to terraform mars
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
Not worth the full price should be £5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
I'd like to say yes, and tell you all to buy it. But the game is just... it's boring.
I got this because of the premise, Terraform Mars. Instead I ended up being put in a game where you look at everything and think "God damn who dredged this out of the crap heap?". The features are good, yes. But the look, textures, poly's, bugs, learning curve are such major down points.

I died 17 times trying to get enough materials to survive and set up a small shelter. 17.
In most games you don't even get close to death before you've made a shelter.
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111 of 138 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
Early Access Review
This isn't one of those games that you sit down and click away with one eye open and half a brain engaged -- this game is HARD. Not hard like impossible for bad reasons, or stupid puzzles. You're marooned on Mars with no support, no other people, and no plan but to survive. How easy would that be in real life? And you have an entire planet to deal with, and explore. You have to change Mars itself into Earth using pretty much nothing as starting equipment. It's a long, long process and you have to really THINK about what you're doing the whole way. This game isn't for the average 6 year old IQ who just wants to blow stuff up. You have to build and maintain everything you need to live, keep it all topped up, hope you are able to grow enough food to survive, bust your butt to ensure you can get enough fuel to just keep from freezing, keep the air flowing, and keep every bit of lichen, or bacteria, or shrub alive in conditions harsher than anything Earth has to offer. Making Mars into Earth isn't easy, but man is it worth it.
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