The Solus Project is a single player exploration adventure with survival elements. The adventure is set on a mysterious planet and is the spiritual successor to The Ball - 2010 PC Gamer Action/Adventure Game Of The Year...
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Release Date: Jun 7, 2016

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July 30

The VR Weekend Sale - 20% off for the weekend

As you may have already noticed TSP is part of the special VR Weekend Sale here on Steam. During this weekend we are 20% off!



http://store.steampowered.com/sale/vr_weekend

This sale obviously includes the non-VR game too. Since we are both a non-VR and VR title at the same time, the same game can be experienced either way.

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July 28

1.021 - Two small hotfixes

In VR, presumed fix for spawning way up in the air or below the level on reloading a save game/level.

In non VR, fix for gamepad not receiving focus on the explorer diary menu.

We continue to have one particularly annoying VR bug where some people, apparently in particular on Windows 10 and when having the PC connected to a TV, are not able to click things in the VR main menu or inventory menu. We are still trying to figure out how and why. A work around was posted in the Steam forum for now, but if anyone suffers of this please let us know your system specs and any other information that might help us pinpoint the problem.

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Reviews

“The Solus Project is absolutely incredible”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The Solus Project is a breath of fresh air, boasting ingenuity and creativity”
8/10 – Don't hate the geek

“If you are looking for a true survival experience with balanced difficulty and good story line then this game is an absolute must for you.”
The Tech 52

Full game out now

LEFT EARLY ACCESS JUNE 7 2016 - The full adventure with all and final content is now out!

VR Support

July 20 - Major VR patch and update released including VR inventory and crafting. See patch notes for details.

TSP has work-in-progress support for VR (Vive/Oculus). Support for room scale and the Vive controllers! This is a high end and very large VR experience that requires a powerful computer to be played in VR, and some features still require additional polish and fixing in VR.

VIVE user guide:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/313630/discussions/0/357288572114229875/

About This Game

A single player exploration driven adventure with survival elements, set on a mysterious and seemingly uninhabited alien planet. Survive through exploration, and unlock the mysteries of Gliese-6143-C. From the creators of "Unmechanical" and successor to "The Ball".

Earth has been destroyed and mankind lingers on in a small fleet of ships near Pluto. As humanity's last hope, you are sent to scout a distant planet as a potential location for a colony. After years of space travel disaster strikes however, and your ship is destroyed when approaching the planet...

With your team members dead and your equipment gone you have no way of communicating or receiving help from anyone... you are completely and utterly alone...

Desperately you look for a way of phoning home, but as you explore the seemingly desolate planet, you uncover the dark secrets buried within the depths. In this otherworldly odyssey you uncover mystery upon mystery as you try to survive the harsh climate.


FEATURES

  • Explore - Unlock the depths of the uncharted planet, and discover the secrets buried deep below. Delve into huge cave systems and tombs and uncover over 200 secrets.
  • Handcrafted - 10 large entirely handcrafted levels to explore. Explore and puzzle your way through 5 islands and 5 large tombs/caves.
  • Atmosphere - Atmosphere rich environment that is fully dynamic. An alien day and night cycle and a dynamic weather system that calculates everything from temperature, wind, humidity, cloud coverage impact on the climate and so on. It handles ocean tides. Plants respond to the climate. Storms form. Earthquakes happen.
  • Survive - Survive the extreme climate, tornadoes, storms, meteors, lightning, and not least the dark secrets buried beneath the surface.
  • VR - Supports Vive and Oculus, including room space and motion controllers. Explore the huge world start to end in VR! (*Some VR features are still in development - see notes at the bottom for info)



FEATURES CONTINUED
  • Depth - Plants grow and rot. Ocean tide based on the moon. Your body responds to everything from getting wet to lack of sleep to walking uphill to the humidity. Hundreds of upgrades to be found. Secret areas within secret areas within secret areas.
  • Savior - Your death means the end of mankind. Save us and rebuild a communication device to phone home, by scavenging useful items.
  • Adventure - Be a pioneer, an archaeologist, and an astronaut to explore a mysterious alien planet. The adventure has a beginning and an end, but it is a harsh world. A mistake will cost you your life.



GAMEPLAY
  • Linear - The game has a start and end. It is a singleplayer adventure with 10 large levels.
  • Your Time- Scale the game as you wish. Go from a super hardcore experience to a relaxing stroll on an alien planet. In fact you can cheat old school console style even. It is your time, your experience.
  • Just You - Little hand holding. No obvious enemies. It is just you. All alone by yourself.
  • Old school - Fond memories of games from 10, 20 years ago? So do we. Complex level layouts. Dozens of secret areas. Keys to unlock doors. Underground environments. A ~ key to open the game console.
  • Exploration - There are hundreds and hundreds of things to find hidden away in the world. Secret areas the size of modern "next gen levels". Just how deep does the rabbit hole go?
  • Puzzles - Puzzle your way through environmental puzzles left by an alien civilization, like our titles Unmechanical and The Ball.

THE PLANET
  • World - Gliese-6143-C is a harsh and barren planet, covered by a vast ocean. Days are over 45C/113F, and nights under -30C/F.
  • Archipelago - 5 islands, with a shallow sea between them and connected through a system of caves. To travel from one island to the next you must traverse these dark caverns.
  • Wreckage - The spaceship in which you arrived crashed on arrival, and its debris is scattered across the world. Find and locate debris sites to find additional resources.
  • Tombs - Megalithic tombs are all over. Clearly you were not the first intelligent being to have set foot on this planet. Who was here before? Where did they go? What happened?



VR
  • Vive/Oculus - Works on both. Supports Xbox controller on Oculus, and either the Xbox controller or motion controllers on Vive. Supports room scale for Vive. Keyboard and mouse is supported as well.
  • Movement - Supports regular locomotion walking and teleporting. For rotating you can pick between room scale rotation, snapped rotation (45 degree steps), smooth rotation, or enable strafing. Movement speed can also be scaled freely.
  • High end and huge - This is not a small VR demo or game. It is a massive 16 hour experiences with miles and miles worth of world to explore, and provided you have a powerful machine (980 and up) you can experience it with some of the most ambitious high end graphics tried in VR to date.

TSP is not a pure VR game. It was designed for non-VR gameplay and thus a VR headset is in no way required to play the game. If you do have one, it is an awesome (but different) experience!

VR is work in progress - Currently not implemented: VR Loading screens and Oculus Touch. Some existing features such as swimming require some additional polish and improvements but are usable. Everything else works solidly. TSP received a major VR patch July 20 adding VR inventory and crafting among many other fixes.




ABOUT US

The Solus Project is the brainchild of Sjoerd "Hourences" De Jong. As a one-man army he crafted the vision for the game and a large part of the game's looks. Sjoerd has over 12 years of experience in the industry and has worked for a range of large and small studios such as Starbreeze, Epic Games, Guerrilla Games, Digital Extremes, and many more.

The game has been in production since July 2013, and has a team of 5 to 10 people working on it.

Teotl is a small indie studio that was founded in 2010 and is located in Sweden. It released The Ball on PC in 2010 and followed up with Unmechanical Unmechanical on PC and iOS/Android in 2012.
The studio focuses on creating high quality and immersive single player experiences. The Ball won the PC Gamer USA Action / Adventure Game of the Year 2010 award.

Grip Digital is a privately owned developer and publisher of games for consoles and high-end portable devices, based in Prague, Czech Republic. The company was started by industry veterans who worked on games across all major platforms. Grip Games is working with the top independent developers to bring their games to console platforms.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit and newer
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHZ+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10 Compatible 3D Card - Minimum GeForce 460 or equivalent - Integrated graphics (Intel) may not work well and have not been tested. For use with Intel integrated graphics please run the game in DirectX10 compatibility mode.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Windows compatible card
    • Additional Notes: Supports Tobii Eye Tracking. Vive and Oculus VR supported but still partially in development. Playing the game in VR requires a powerful computer.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit and newer
    • Processor: Quad Core 2GHZ+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX11 compatible 3D card strongly recommended - GeForce 760 or equivalent and higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Windows compatible card
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selim.sheta
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Lacks optimisation, it runs poorly even on the lowest possible settings. If you don't have a $3000 dedicated gaming rig, forget about this game. Also, life functions are fun for like 5 minutes but then you realise you spend 50% of your time feeding you character and making sure he's not too cold etc... gets annoying.

Tho I should add that this game has an interesting story and universe, as well as nice graphics (but you'll see them at 15 fps).
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Azralynn
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
The Solus Project is a first person sci-fi survival exploration adventure, that’s a spiritual successor to The Ball.

See written review below or watch it here: https://youtu.be/9Bi4YS3MMu0
THIS IS A MIXED REVIEW!

Now that the Earth has been destroyed, you are sent to an unexplored planet to investigate the surface, and see if it’s fit for humans. You are the last member of your crew, and the last hope for humanity’s survival. You must find a way to repair the communication tower and report back to what's left of humanity.

Pros:
  • intriguing story that gets even more interesting as you continue to explore the planet, and learn the truth (and even though there isn't any replay value as far as the main story goes, there are so many secrets to discover for those who love exploring)
  • excellent graphics; everything from the planet’s surface and caves to the sky, storms, stars and nearby planets look absolutely fantastic
  • the voice acting is done very well, and it helps to convey the importance of the mission at hand
  • the music, sound effects, and ambience work extremely well to create an atmospheric environment
  • very immersive world throughout (I was sometimes be so focused in what's ahead, that I would walk into traps, and scare myself)
  • exploration is satisfying - there are tons of secrets to find, and every one of them rewards you with a small permanent stat or resistance buff - it’s also nice that the game tells you how many secrets are left in an area when you’re about to leave it
  • there’s a lot of lore to be discovered as well, and those who learn more will have a better understanding of the story, and likely get the most enjoyment out of it
  • the survival aspects are manageable for the most part, and you are able to find enough food and water without much trouble; maintaining your body temperature to avoid hypothermia and heat stroke was a bit more challenging, and it often gives you a sense of urgency while exploring, but doesn't usually feel overwhelming
  • the teleport movement, and room-scaling is implemented well for the HTC Vive

Cons:
  • when it was dark, being in extremely hot and cold areas was annoying at times because the hot and cold orbs don't give off much light, and you'll have to change between items to see where you're going (you can hotkey some of the items you use regularly, but the heat orb is not one of them - some of the items with hotkeys available feel unnecessary, and I would have rather had the option of which items to assign keys to)
  • inventory management gets tedious since space is fairly limited, and it’s not always clear what items you should keep (it might have been less annoying if you could keep walking while accessing the inventory)
  • some people will be too sensitive to motion sickness to really enjoy the VR experience because there are many times where the camera shakes from earthquake or meteors (I used PC instead)
  • I encountered an issue that caused me to be unable to finish the game* without completely starting over (partially my fault, but the game should have stopped me - a completely separate auto save point right before you pass the point of no return would have saved me)

*I ran into an issue where I unknowingly skipped getting an orb that makes you cold, and continued playing the game not realizing. I then got into the final chapters of the game, and hit the point of no return. I was warned to be prepared, so I was stocked up on food and water, and figured I was good to go. However, I did not have this one specific item that keeps you from dying to heat stroke in intense heat; this item seemed to be required to finish the chapter, and I have no idea why the game allowed me to skip getting it in the first place. I admit that I am partially at fault for not having fully explored. After hitting this point of no return, I couldn’t find any way to go back, and I couldn’t finish the game without restarting completely.

Conclusion:
I played The Solus Project for 11 hours, but over an hour and a half of that was me being stuck trying to get through a part that was actually impossible for me. I was close to the end, and I never intended to go back and try to find more secrets, so despite my issue with not being able to finish the last part of the game, I still really enjoyed the game overall. I’m just glad that I was able to watch the ending, otherwise I would have been really mad. I'm sure there aren't many people who have come across a problem like this, but I still hope they fix this issue though, so that this can’t happen to others. It’s still a really good survival exploration game, with a lot of secrets to uncover, and I enjoyed playing almost all of it.
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gttony1986
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I love the survival elements in this beautiful mysterious game! Do not get this game if you don't like exploring and trying to survive by collecting/consuming food/resources. If you like that kind of thing, this game is great so far.
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RedTalon
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
So immersive so good
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VirtualWorld
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
very interesting!!!,
great graphics and details

굉장히 흥미로웠던 게임이었어요!!
그래픽과 디테일이 훌륭했던 게임입니다 ㅎㅎ
게임리뷰 영상은 아래 에 있습니다~

https://youtu.be/ALVpOLOpmb4
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bug ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Spooky, Awesome, and most feature rich vr game i have in terms of story and gameplay mechanics
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Jhzanto
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This is my first "real" game for the Vive. While I find the game lacking in things to do, it looks great and I enjoy just walking around taking in the views. I'm not too far into the game due to lack of time, but I'm looking forward to finally digging into it and completing it.
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mbnettles
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
DO NOT BUY THIS FOR THE HTC VIVE! After an hour of gameplay on my vive I was bored out of my mind. The game was nausiating and had nothing to do. This game may be fine with a controler, but not in VR.
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slayerniss
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
First, let me tell u I have a Vive, and I have only played this game through it.
The Solus Project is a probably the best representation of a full, polished vr game. The movement mechanics work well and the addition of teleportation to locomotion is something many games lack, as locomotion can often make people empty their lunch, everywhere. (Not I but I know a few people who do get that.) The game capitalizes on the awe of vr using beautiful landscapes and incredible structures.

Problems arise in that the survival elements are limited, it basically consists of keep food and water with you, and a light/heat source. If you are expecting an Ark like survival experience, just know that while survival is a key element in this it is quite limited in content.

Instead of a mainly survival game, you get an exploration game with a few survival elements, the game is almost entirely exploration driven and it is fun for a while, and then sometimes boring, and then fun again. There really isn't any settling down and trying to build up a nice camp, it's just walk, walk, walk.

Lastly, the game has a horror aspect, if you're in a cave, you may here screaming and intense music. Some of the noises are puzzling, like hearing a human scream can really throw you off. It doesn't really fit. The scariest parts of the game are not when it is trying to scare you, but when it is not, when everything is still and for a brief moment you believe you really are a person, hopelessly stranded on a distant world, alone, and doomed to die that way. That there is what makes this game so good.

I'd give the game a 7/10. It still is the most complete game on the market and will probably be so for a while. It's worth $20 for sure. So go buy it.
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poeticbulldozer
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Excellent exploration game, with the option of managing survival elements if you so choose. Easy mode doesn't remove these elements completely, but does make them inconsequential to manage - choose this mode if you are hoping for the narrative experience. Said narrative experience is strong and emotional. The sound design is EXCELLENT! Best experienced with surround headphones. The voice acting from the male character is great. Next I'll be playing as the female character to experience it from her words.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
The Solus Project is a first person sci-fi survival exploration adventure, that’s a spiritual successor to The Ball.

See written review below or watch it here: https://youtu.be/9Bi4YS3MMu0
THIS IS A MIXED REVIEW!

Now that the Earth has been destroyed, you are sent to an unexplored planet to investigate the surface, and see if it’s fit for humans. You are the last member of your crew, and the last hope for humanity’s survival. You must find a way to repair the communication tower and report back to what's left of humanity.

Pros:
  • intriguing story that gets even more interesting as you continue to explore the planet, and learn the truth (and even though there isn't any replay value as far as the main story goes, there are so many secrets to discover for those who love exploring)
  • excellent graphics; everything from the planet’s surface and caves to the sky, storms, stars and nearby planets look absolutely fantastic
  • the voice acting is done very well, and it helps to convey the importance of the mission at hand
  • the music, sound effects, and ambience work extremely well to create an atmospheric environment
  • very immersive world throughout (I was sometimes be so focused in what's ahead, that I would walk into traps, and scare myself)
  • exploration is satisfying - there are tons of secrets to find, and every one of them rewards you with a small permanent stat or resistance buff - it’s also nice that the game tells you how many secrets are left in an area when you’re about to leave it
  • there’s a lot of lore to be discovered as well, and those who learn more will have a better understanding of the story, and likely get the most enjoyment out of it
  • the survival aspects are manageable for the most part, and you are able to find enough food and water without much trouble; maintaining your body temperature to avoid hypothermia and heat stroke was a bit more challenging, and it often gives you a sense of urgency while exploring, but doesn't usually feel overwhelming
  • the teleport movement, and room-scaling is implemented well for the HTC Vive

Cons:
  • when it was dark, being in extremely hot and cold areas was annoying at times because the hot and cold orbs don't give off much light, and you'll have to change between items to see where you're going (you can hotkey some of the items you use regularly, but the heat orb is not one of them - some of the items with hotkeys available feel unnecessary, and I would have rather had the option of which items to assign keys to)
  • inventory management gets tedious since space is fairly limited, and it’s not always clear what items you should keep (it might have been less annoying if you could keep walking while accessing the inventory)
  • some people will be too sensitive to motion sickness to really enjoy the VR experience because there are many times where the camera shakes from earthquake or meteors (I used PC instead)
  • I encountered an issue that caused me to be unable to finish the game* without completely starting over (partially my fault, but the game should have stopped me - a completely separate auto save point right before you pass the point of no return would have saved me)

*I ran into an issue where I unknowingly skipped getting an orb that makes you cold, and continued playing the game not realizing. I then got into the final chapters of the game, and hit the point of no return. I was warned to be prepared, so I was stocked up on food and water, and figured I was good to go. However, I did not have this one specific item that keeps you from dying to heat stroke in intense heat; this item seemed to be required to finish the chapter, and I have no idea why the game allowed me to skip getting it in the first place. I admit that I am partially at fault for not having fully explored. After hitting this point of no return, I couldn’t find any way to go back, and I couldn’t finish the game without restarting completely.

Conclusion:
I played The Solus Project for 11 hours, but over an hour and a half of that was me being stuck trying to get through a part that was actually impossible for me. I was close to the end, and I never intended to go back and try to find more secrets, so despite my issue with not being able to finish the last part of the game, I still really enjoyed the game overall. I’m just glad that I was able to watch the ending, otherwise I would have been really mad. I'm sure there aren't many people who have come across a problem like this, but I still hope they fix this issue though, so that this can’t happen to others. It’s still a really good survival exploration game, with a lot of secrets to uncover, and I enjoyed playing almost all of it.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
I did not finish the game, yet. But I am on my way to do so. I am not a VR user, and my opinion is for non-VR potential purchaser.

If you read this, you probably wonder if you should buy this game.

TLDR : exploration + immersion + background story + PvE + next-gen graphics + very few bugs = this game

Pros:

If you like survival-oriented game, with some puzzles but mostly exploration, fantastic landscapes mounted by orbiting planets in the sky, powerful meteorologic events and being the last hope of humanity... You will dig into this game.

If you want a 'pew pew' game with moar guns and ghillie suit... Forget it :D You are in the wrong place.

This game is a combination of Myst + Alien Story + last-gen graphics + No bugs so far... It's an adventure you want to know, an adventure you want to live.

Cons:

Initially the games asks you to make a decision (what outfit you get) but this is the only decision you will ever make (or maybe not, but +50% done and this was the only one...).

It has no RPG feature at all. No skill tree, no experience... Only secrets (stats booster) you find by exploring. I was hoping for more choices ala 'make a decision on what happened and live with it' but it never happened again. The fact there is no RPG element is not a downside, but letting you think there might be is a little bit when you look backward (or you just forget it and move towards that light source). In the end the path you take is the path everyone takes. I think once the game is finished you might not want to replay it. This is not FTL.

Conclusion:

200% worth the price. My hat for the devs. Such a small dev team, but such a competent dev team. 6 of them can do what a team of 30 can never achieve. Good work!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I have played this on HTC Vive with a 980ti as graphics card.

I think the game is incredibly good, I can't recommend it enough for playing in VR. Probably the best VR game that exists at this time. It is very immersive, great atmosphere, has good graphics, cool visual effects, an interesting plot. Once you get into it, it is difficult to stop playing. I havent had as much fun with a game in years. It is like playing the main character in a great scifi movie.

Besides being a good game it is also quite cheap, well worth the money!

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I have nowhere nearly finished the game nor did i explore any of the "secret" caves yet but after 12 hours i can say i absolutely adore this game.

Let's get one thing out of the way, the survival mechanics are generous, just watch when to eat or drink and watch your temperature and sleep.
The survival mechanics aren't that difficult (i play at 200% difficulty).

Forget guns or action packed gameplay.

Why do i like this game then ?

* Exploration
* Lore
* Fantastic visual design
* Atmosphere
* Sound
* ...

This game made me feel alone on a hostile yet beautifull world.
I wanted to know what happened, where i was.

Seriously, try it. NOW ! ;)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
bravo i love the walking function! awsome cave diving, and deep game play, more plz!!!!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Easily one of the best single player games I've played in years. The game keeps you on edge, as soon as you begin to feel comfortable it throws something new at you as you struggle to balance your body temperature, food and hydration levels, and exhaustion.

Well worth the price tag within the first hour alone, and I would highly recommend it to anyone I know.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
THIS IS A VR REVIEW: Amazing game, not quite ready for VR though...

I had to refund the game as much as I didn't want to.
I played the game on Xbox One and I loved play it from beginning to end. I recently got my HTC Vive and when I saw SP had Vive support I bought it with much anticipation. The graphics are breathtaking and beautiful in virtual space, but... the game is just not ready for VR. I DO UNDERSTAND IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS, but if you jump into the game expecting a fluid experience then you might be disappointed. Even with a GTX 1070, 32GB of RAM, and an I7, I was experiencing frequent jittering, my person shifting slightly, and other errors that made the game unplayable in VR for me. This caused me to get headaches from the jittering and motion sickness from the shifting. I've played about 30 VR thus far and haven't had this problem until now. So in it's present VR state, I can't recommend, I suggest waiting until it's fully optimized before jumping in. Outside of VR the game is still an amazing survival game full of exploration and mystery and I recommend playing it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
If you belong to movie fans Mission to Mars, The Martian, or Interstellar, then this game will for you.

Before play first act, we got simple introduction. Earth is on the verge of ecological destruction. Desperate humanity begins search for new worlds to colonize, and we play as a member of one those responsible for this mission teams of explorers. The aim of the research expedition was reach to the planet, made establish base there, exploration planet to the research and preparation for the next expansion of the settlers. After twenty years of travel stellar, research expedition of The Solus 3 arrive at the place, but the landing on the planet ends in an accident, of which the result killed the entire crew! (of course except of character player) Worse, the damage is most of the hardware, including communications equipment. Thus, we are completely alone, and we can count only on themselves! Just you and mystery planet!

The Solus Project is based on survival. The game included simplified mechanics of crafting with logical elements as also the discovery of secrets, hidden by the world and equipment recovered in the course of the story. Player need sleep, must maintain proper body temperature or the level of food and hydration. Must avoid injuries resulting from the fall or confrontation with hostile flora and fauna. You can die by starvation, hypothermia, overheating, drowning, hurricane, lightning storm or even meteor shower!

Visually, we get unreal engine 4 with excellent sound effect and music, by what the game encourages you to explore all parts of the world, filled with the many secrets waiting to be discovered. Each sector is filled with monumental ancients structures, which can visit on your own or as a result of the progress of the story. Realy nice to see. Pleasant atmosphere with a touch of fantasy.

I had good fun and I recommend try it!


9/10 - requires patience and determination to finish each act. There is a lot of walking and long distance from point to point and sometimes after long walking (special in caves) it becomes plunge.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
I have to say that this is a great game. I am playing it using the Vive, and the VR is done very well.

The only issue I have with the VR is I feel like using the teleport to move is cheating. Without giving away anything major, there are some traps that are easily avoided by teleporting past them. Also, it took me a while to realize that crafting 2 rocks makes a sharp rock, which can cut the fence at the beginning because I was able to teleport past the fence.

Other than that, it is an amazing game thus far.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Two words, Simply Amazing. Yes, there may not be much combat but I'm am 100% fine with it when there is such amazing exploration in the game with many hidden secrets where I have only found a few. It's a trie exploration game. I had this game in my library after buying it in June and playing it only for an hour and ten minutes, but I started to play again and I didn't regret it. I finished the story and II won't reveal anything, but there was this one part where it was very similar to the movie Prometheus (which you should watch). Its so similar to the movie and it made me understand more. Honestly, the texts and such on the wall, I didn't really pay attention to much. But, I always would try and hover over them to get them into my explorer diary so if I wanted, I could read it later. I don't remember where I saw this game, but I quickly knew that I had to get it. Amazing game, the story could've been better, and very well done by the creators for the effort they put into this game. 10/10 would play again.
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