the red solsticeThe Red Solstice was released on July 9, 2015 by Nikidu. The game was developed by Ironward. The Red Solstice is an isomorphic tactical role playing game.

2280 A.D. The last few survivors of a ruined Earth seek a new home: Mars, a planet whose inhabitants didn’t take too kindly to outsiders. The Red Solstice is a tense, tactical, squad-based action game. Fight to survive with up to 8 players in co-op, or lead your own squad in single-player mode.

Gameplay is pretty standard for a sandbox style game. If you played Alien Swarm, you will be met with similar gameplay.

Checkpoints are few in number which is more than Alien Swarm every gave. Careful strategy is needed to be able to move through the levels. It may take several runs to get the skill up enough.

The maps are semi-random making more interesting than some hard coded manual maps.

Solo gameplay can range from 20 minutes though 90 minutes. The game supports up to 8 in multiplayer mode.

The game features Steamworks with achievement and trading cards.


Operating System Windows 7 or better
CPU Core i5-3230 or better
Memory 4 GB or more
Hard Drive Space 2 GB
Graphics Hardware NVIDIA™ GeForce® 9600 GT or better
AMD Radeon® HD 3800 or better
Network Broadband Internet Connection Required

While a 32-bit game, the memory management in 64-bit Windows is much better suited.


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