Are you ready to take on one of the biggest and most important missions there’s ever been, for the betterment of mankind? Well, strategy simulation Mars Horizon is relying on you to head-up a major space agency and lead humanity through key moments in space exploration history, with the ultimate aim of reaching Mars. Now’s your chance as Mars Horizon launches on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Upon gaining control of a top space agency in Mars Horizon, it’s your role to guide it through the highly competitive space race and stake your claim for a place in the history books. Landing on the Moon is just a very small step on the journey through space, but you could succeed in this, and more, by choosing wisely and making the right decisions. Will you invest in the most advanced technology or take risks in the rush to be the first to arrive at the red planet? Do you spend power to fix a malfunctioning antenna or save it just in case of an oxygen leak?
Management is a crucial aspect here, with everything resting on your shoulders; ranging from the creation of your home base with launch pads, labs and training facilities, to running mission control and overcoming challenges via a turn-based medium. Given that Mars Horizon has been developed by Auroch Digital (Megaquarium) with input from both the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency, you just know it’s going to offer a tremendous amount of authenticity and realism throughout.
Key features of Mars Horizon:
- Create your base with launch pads, research labs, astronaut training facilities, and much more
- Construct your own custom vehicles from hundreds of combinations
- Launch satellites and crewed spacecraft to explore the Solar System
- Run mission control as you solve the various challenges of turn-based missions to earn scientific advancement and public support
- Explore an extensive tech tree and compete or collaborate with other agencies to plot your roadmap to Mars
- Choose from five unique space agencies, each with their own traits, base, vehicles, and spacecraft
- Create your own custom space agency
You’re going to be in charge of every element of the journey into space, so if you’re prepared for such responsibility, take a short trip to the Xbox Store – or the respective digital store for one of the other aforementioned platforms. It’ll cost a mere £14.99 to get involved with the deep simulation found in Mars Horizon and join the fascinating space race. Let us know whether you’ll be taking the giant leap for mankind by leaving a comment below and keep an eye out for our review too.
In Mars Horizon, you take control of a major space agency, leading it from the dawn of the space age through to landing astronauts on Mars. Guide your agency through the space race and write your alternate history of space travel – any of the agencies can be the first to land on The Moon if you make the right choices. Manage the numerous challenges faced then and now: You’re in charge of every element of the journey into space: success rides on your decisions. Will you push to stay ahead of the other agencies, or focus on testing and research? There are multiple ways to ensure the first person on Mars is under your command. Every choice matters: will you invest in the most advanced technology or take risks in the rush to the red planet? Using actual events and missions as inspiration, can you handle the challenges faced by real space agencies? Management is a vital aspect of Mars Horizon. You’ll need to design and build the right spacecraft, hire and train the crew, and make strategic decisions as mission control to survive the journey to Mars. Enter into diplomatic partnerships with other agencies to share the rewards of space exploration, or risk going it alone to gain greater prestige. Construct the ideal rocket from historically-inspired vehicle parts. Hire contractors to construct vehicles and use their unique benefits to gain a key edge over your competitors. Launching a payload into space is only the first step. In assuming the role of Flight Director of mission control, you’ll need to manage your spacecraft’s resources and solve strategic challenges in turn-based missions in order to succeed. But beware: space is a very unforgiving environment. These are the critical moment-to-moment decisions of mission control; do you spend power to fix a malfunctioning antenna or save it in case of an oxygen leak? Perhaps risking that extra three months of mission planning could have avoided this issue?