In The Red Solstice players control one of the eight space marines that are trying to find out what happened to human colonies on Mars during the huge storm called The Red Solstice. The mix of a dark and gritty Science Fiction setting and addictive adrenaline filled gameplay - based on advanced tactics and quick decisions at the same time - makes for a great atmosphere and gameplay experience.
The game is real time with a top-down perspective and features randomized map features (items, missions, monsters) allowing for good replayability for every mission playthrough which may last up to an hour or less depending on your team's capabilities.
As you play through your mission, the enemy swarms will get larger and harder to the point where you will be overwhelmed if you don’t deal with them. You must constantly be on the move looking to accomplish your main and side objectives, as doing so successfully will reward you with ranks and medals.
In the year 2060 the Earth was ravaged by a virus pandemic of a magnitude greater than the Bubonic plague. The virus spread quickly, those who were infected became something less human, willing carriers of the modern-day plague. Government action came too late, and as the chaos escalated corporate agencies rushed space programs in a desperate bid to evacuate the planet, since a cure could not be found. The fledgling colonies of Mars became humanity's last bastion, and since no traces of the virus was found among the lucky few who boarded the space vessels bound for the Red Planet, it was believed the danger had been averted.
It is now the year 117 AE (After Earth) terraforming is well under way, however during an exceptionally violent storm dubbed The Red Solstice, communication lines between Tharsis, the colony referred to as The Capital and the remaining human settlements of Mars are disrupted. The Elysium Corporation deploys its elite marine task force to investigate what happened to the colony.
- See also: Armory DLC
- 8 player co-op multiplayer
- adrenaline filled and quick tactics focused gameplay
- radically different gameplay with each of 8 different classes
- experience based character advancement system
- set on Mars during the huge storm called The Red Solstice
- dark and gritty survival Sci-Fi story and setting
- fight infinite amounts of monsters during ~1 hour sessions
- scavenge for supplies, fortify the base, defend, evacuate
- Challenging Boss Fights