Tharsis for PC
PC - Windows

Tharsis

Jan 12, 2016
6.71
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About this game

Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Tharsis is a turn-based space strategy game. With dice. And cannibalism. It puts you in control of humanity’s first manned mission to Mars, just as it’s struck by a micrometeoroid storm. You must guide your crew through disasters, food shortages, and the unforgiving nature of space — all while maintaining your sanity amidst cryptic signals and warnings from Mars.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 5xxx
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6xx or Radeon HD 7xxx
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 5xxx
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card (Intel HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 400 or Radeon HD 5000)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Gamer Reviews

1337 Reviews
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Critic Reviews

15 Reviews
6.31
Tyler WildeJan 13, 2016
I don’t see any reason to go back to this very attractive space travel gambler, except maybe for the greyed-out ‘missions’ option—but that's an update to come, and there’s nothing else to do right now but try and fail at a 10 turn death race. I was bored as soon as Tharsis let me win. It’s is a tough, fun game when the random events and dice rolls make it so, but its winnability is so dependent on chance that it mostly feels like losing at video poker.
Luke GeorgeJan 08, 2016
The brutal difficulty is not offset with a noticeable feeling of player development and the lack of any kind of variation in gameplay and progression only heightens what ends up feeling a fairly dull experience. While ultimately not a disaster; Tharsis compares to getting to the final round and failing due to a slight miscalculation.
Edmond TranJan 28, 2016
This is what surviving in space should be all about. But when I get to a turn where I have more fatal incidents than I do crew members, and rolling the lovingly-crafted dice does nothing but kill those crew members again and again, Tharsis feels like a sadistic game of chance that makes all my decisions feel completely meaningless.

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