Mars, 2044. The UN establishes MARSCORP (Martian Security and Economics Committee) under the leadership of Samuel Longwood. In the years that follow, the UN gradually loses control of MARSCORP, mainly due to the non-transparent licence policy of its director.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (313 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 22, 2003

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Mars, 2044. The UN establishes MARSCORP (Martian Security and Economics Committee) under the leadership of Samuel Longwood. In the years that follow, the UN gradually loses control of MARSCORP, mainly due to the non-transparent licence policy of its director. Longwood uses his autonomous status to create vassal relations between the corporations and MARSCORP. The unshakable power position of MARSCORP is supported by the companies and thus they acquire additional rights and licenses. Longwood and his consortium become extremely wealthy from this arrangement. However, dissenting voices in MARSCORP begin to challenge Samuel Longwood's authoritarian policy. They demand his dismissal as director and a complete redistribution of the mining rights.

But Samuel Longwood keeps an ace up his sleeve for occasions like this…

Chaser awakens on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He doesn't know who he is, what he's doing here, why he is being sought by men in black uniforms and what they will do to him when they find him…

The player's goal is to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. The story leads the player from the H.M.S. Majestic to Montack City on Earth, then on to Siberia and finally to Mars, where the trail ends and hopefully the truth can be found.


Key features:

  • Based on Cauldron's cloakNT engine. Boasts state of the art graphical features and is perfectly suited for rendering large environments.
  • Authentic weapons: Nearly all the weapons in the game are modelled on real-life equivalents. The developers placed a great deal of emphasis on building detailed replicas.
  • Engaging storyline: In the search for his identity, Chaser becomes involved in a plot full of twists and turns.
  • Highly developed A.I.
  • Multiplayer support via GameSpy as well as dedicated servers.
  • Numerous multiplayer modes including teamplay modes in the style of Counter-Strike and Team Fortress as well as deathmatch and capture the flag.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: 650 MHz Pentium® III or comparable
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 8.1 3D graphic card (32 MB)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1.35 GB of free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX® 8.1 compatible sound

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: 650 MHz Pentium® III or comparable
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 8.1 3D graphic card (64 MB)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1.35 GB of free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX® 8.1 compatible sound
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
WARNING: Even if you are not prone to nausea, headaches, or just plain blurred vision, this game will cause it. Something about the lighting-camera combo just is bad, but nevertheless if you don't mind stopping after every mission to heave a bit(exaggeration) this game is hella fun. Sure, story is a ripoff of Total Recall (the original not the remake) and the enemies have the IQ of an ameoba, but it's a good time. Remember, saving is not automatic so set the hotkey to F5 or something easy to get to and use it often. Definitely buy this on sale though. Anything more than $2 is just punishing yourself.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I'll start this review of by informing people that there is a slo-mo like ability mapped to the caps lock key by default. As far as I know (unless I skipped it somehow) the game doesn't actually inform you of this and I only found out by pure chance when I spazzed on my keyboard trying to get away from an explosion...so yeah there's that.

Anywho as far as the game itself goes although I'm giving it a recomendation it is a real mixed bag game design wise. This is probably a game you'll have a love/hate relationship with. Overall the gunplay is great. I really enjoyed the old school twitch based no iron sights shooting and good old fashioned health and armour drops. It's the level design that really starts to let this game down in the last few hours. The first level has you going through a space station with very linier corridors with very little room for deviation whereas the next few levels open up a little more. About halfway through the game the levels start becoming a little too open, with unessessary doors and corridors becoming accessible and some just plain huge open spaces with zero guidence or indication where to go next. This is bearable though and it's not until the last few hours that it just gets tedious. The game starts resorting to horrible half-life like platforming (crouch jump and all) and extremely obscure and hidden paths like barely visible vents and holes in the ground. The end mission is definitelly the lowest point of the game unfortunately. There's also a terrible stealth mission very early in the game but thankfully it's the only one and is over reletively quickly.

If you're looking for a game with a cohesive story I would look elsewhere as well. The plot is all over the place and the cutscenes and voice acting are laughable. It's a shame because the game takes you to some amazingly different locations like a space station, gang infested city slums, Russian bases crawling with soldiers and even eventually to Mars for the 'big' conclusion. The amazing variety of weapons is fantastic and they all handle differently making each of them very situational.

So in conclusion, if you're looking for an old fashioned shooter with some fun gunplay I would say pick this up. Even if you don't play it all the way through to the boring conclusion (honestly the story ain't worth it) it's still a lot of fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Its nothing great, the enviroments and the game itself gets boring rather fast, the game is decent if picked at a low price, the game has some effects the caused me a bit of a headache but its not that bad.
Its ok.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
People who searched for this game do not need to read reviews as are they have probably already played the game more than a decade ago and were driven here by nostalgia or some exciting memories about it.

Others, who see this for the first time, should bare few things in mind - if you never heard of logitech MX series of gaming mice, or how to use F6 quicksave button, maybe this is not a game for you. In this game there is no regenerating health, no automatic cover, and no rushing through the level. Crosshair doesn't take half of the screen and you can't play it with the controller. It's all about skill and precise aiming. Most enemies fall after one precise headshot and good aim and reflex is far more important than how full is your armor or health bar. The gameplay feeling is almost like that of good old Counter Strike or Rainbow Six. In short this is more of a tactical shooter - Call of Duty fans should just skip it.

On the other hand, if you are familiar with this type of games, you will be treated with very satisfying gameplay and you won't have too much problem going through levels. Graphics stand through test of time and game runs pretty well on modern systems. The storyline reminds of Total Recall, but can get pretty nonsense at times, and Mr. Chaser's choices are sometimes like those of 4 year lobotomized child. However the levels and gameplay just gets better the more you play it.

Warmly recommended for oldschool gamers, especially considering price of few bucks!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
I played it.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
terrible terrible AI, which can detect and shoot from far away with perfect accuracy. i was hoping this game would be something like Deus Ex, where you're given many options to advance in the story, but no. You're forced to do things the way they're told you. You don't get to do some things your own way, and you don't get to know deeper about the characters, because the game's story progresses way too fast.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
SO sick, 10/10 best game ever i loved all the enemiesn they were so swag
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
While I love old FPS' (Half-Life is still on my tongue when someone asks for great shooters), this one sucks. Not because it's old, the level design is uninspired and could use more in-level-variety, gunplay is... Well, that is actually allright, but the level design kills it.
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280 of 303 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Still waiting for that multplayer with Inside Gaming! They gotta do it, right? Right?

UPD. : They stopped playing it. Where is the unbuy button?
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191 of 208 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Things I do for love...

Adam, James, Bruce.... That's for you....
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52 of 59 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Easily the best game of all time. We love you JoWood.
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Let me start by saying that this is not game for casual or 'modern' FPS players. This game was considered old school at the time of its release. It is a raw diamond and if you don't enjoy games that make you rage quit and then start again in 15 minut, stay away. This is a kind of game that was made for hardcore gamers, by hardcore gamers. The story is nothing special, animations are mediocore at best and sounds are...just to be there. The maps are huge and completing one level can really take hours, especially if you get lost and circle for good 20 minutes, enemies are deadly even on lower settings and you will learn to save before every corner. Yet, if this is what you are looking for in the myriads of modern games, you will love it. Guns feel real, environment is diverse and detailed. Completing every level will feel very satisfactory and you will be sad once it's over.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Bought this because of inside gaming. Chaser is love, chaser is life.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
A must-play FPS with no equals. You'll find yourself gladly trudging through quicksave/load hell repeatedly just to see what joys await on the other side. Never before has an action game so perfected the art of storytelling. Oh and there's a bullettime mechanic that the game never tells you about even if you play the tutorial.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Bought because inside gaming made it look so "fun" They should do a multiplayer stream
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
So bad it's good. Can't wait for that multiplayer session with IG!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
... well i like it
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
I know most of you are coming from inside gaming's youtube videos but this game is actually quite fun. Its not amazing and it has its flaws (Quite alot actually!) but it can be enjoyable. If you like games from 1990's-early 2000's Then you will most likely enjoy it! :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
this game is like a buggy bundle of joy
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Something about it makes it worth playing.
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