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Take On Mars

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  • Space Program Campaign Chapter 1: Robotics Campaign
    Explore the Red Planet from the perspective of a science-driven space agency. Command rovers, landers, or probes, over a distance of hundreds of millions of kilometers - and collect important scientific data about Mars. Research new technologies to gain new equipment.
  • Space Program Campaign Chapter 2: Manned Mission Story Campaign
    Take on the role of astronaut Mark Willis, one of the crew members in the first manned mission to Mars. When things go wrong during the descent into Mars’ atmosphere, and the connection with Earth is lost, the crew is declared missing in action. However, there’s one survivor: you. Relying on a background as a mechanical engineer, you will need to fight for survival and construct the machines needed for a chance to return home.
  • Sandbox Survival Multiplayer
    Invite your friends in drop-in/drop-out online multiplayer, and establish the foundations of a human colony on Mars. Work together to extract raw materials from Martian soil, refine them into real compounds, and use the 3D Printer to build your habitat panel by panel. Develop a power grid, pressurize living areas, utilize botany to grow crops, and operate various vehicles and machines to keep you and your crew alive.
  • Real Life Locations
    Travel across a vast, unforgiving Martian terrain with locations based on actual satellite data from famous locations such as Victoria, Gale, and Cydonia Crater. Be prepared for extreme weather and sandstorms, and watch out for radiation exposure from Mars’ solar events. Aside from the Red Planet, Take On Mars features various additional special locations and celestial bodies, including Mars’ moon Deimos, Earth orbit, Earth’s Moon (Apollo 17 Moon landing site), International Space Station (with full interior), Earth Training Centre, and Mars Yard.
  • Advanced Simulation
    Experience motion in locations with different gravity strength, including Zero-G. Break off cameras, robotic arms, or even individual struts and wheels - all affecting the way your vehicle handles. Each object, system, and instrument in Take On Mars is accurately simulated to offer a truly authentic experience.
  • Content Creation Tools & Modding Support
    Create your own scenarios in the 3D Editor and share them on the Steam Workshop. Dive into Take On Mars’ powerful Workbench editing suite to develop new terrains, add-ons, and total modifications.
  • And More
    Familiarize yourself with Take On Mars’ gameplay via 5 training missions. Play a variety of individual scenarios set across different locations. Discover interesting facts about the Red Planet with the in-game Mars Encyclopedia.
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Bohemia Interactive
Bohemia Interactive
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS:Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor:Intel Core2Duo 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT or ATI Radeon HD 3870 with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM, or faster
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX Audio compatible
  • OS:Windows 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor:Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 or faster
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Sound:DirectX Audio compatible
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Take On Mars reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
A great Game could be it or still become. But right now it's just bad and even with a long Breath and a lot of Patience it's hard to bear. Positives first:-it is a pointed scenario-the atmosphere in the Game is great-there are many Ways to shape its Baasis, to extract raw Materials, etc. So all in all a very good Concept. Negatives:-the graphics are absolutely bad, even with high settings it doesn't get any Better-it jerks without End (fps on average ~ 10-15)-the control is choppy and the Character Moves only at a Snail's pace, whereby with me the walking Speed of the Graphics settings depend (Bug or Feature????)-the Character is generally poorly animated-the Character swings like a Wobble Stalk with every Mouse movement or as if it wasn't quite healthy, that's Nauseous on a lifetime-the PHP is also still Kicked and flickering around wildly, you can also turn off the Nous But then no more Crosshairs-the Crosshairs in themselves are a bit of a mob and grating things is not always easy-a German Language Translation is missing, although there is already one in it but it is not too born Smoking (the Game is so Complex since the "reason English" does not stand out)-Div. Graphic Graphics errors, etc. So it's still air up to make it a good Game. I very much hope that will be worked on even further. As it is at the moment, I can only advise anyone against buying the Game (especially not for the Price!!!), that's not worth it. I won't touch it until the next patch and should it change in the near future for a positive then I like to turn my Thumb around!
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Early Access Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfGY2B4T2Kw&feature=youtu.be http://youtu.be/xh1cat703ig In Take on Mars, You become an Explorer, a Researcher, and perhaps a Space Expert. Even in this early early Access phase, the Game is full of Ways to spend the Time. In Career Mode, however, You have to work Your way up first. Starting with a small Probe that You set off on Mars (or other Celestial bodies), you can collect first Data. You have a small Budget, which is used to pay for the small Probes for the Missions. However, in successful Missions, you also get enough Money to explore new Things. That brings us to the next Point. The "Tech Tree." In the somewhat confusing Tree at first, You can explore different Areas for the missions planned in the future. This costs a lot of Money and also takes a certain Amount of time for it to be fully researched. (You can speed up the Time in the Game, some Things take 20 Hours in real Time or more, for Example ...) On the left side of the "Tech Tree" you can see a List of different Things, for Rovers, lander, Research Equipment, etc. Once clicked on one of the Objects, You will be shown with blue Lines which of the Things You need to explore and unlock the one. With the researched "Parts" you can also build in the Lab, improve The Probes or even completely build your own. {There is not the Possibility to build everything completely yourself.} However, the Game offers You various Basic Scaffolding where You can attach robotic arms, Cameras, batteries, Solar Panels or the like. You can Then send the now built probe, or Rover directly to Mars, or test It on the Test site. (If I would recommend more complex Things) The Game still looks great and is already going very round. So Far, I haven't had any Crashes or freezes. I can recommend this little (for me) Masterpiece, already. Despite the still early Stage. It's just a lot of Fun and anyone who is a little interested in our Universe, or the Solar System, can look at it. MfG ALP
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