Stalin vs. Martians PC

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  • Summary: Stalin vs. Martians, as the name suggests, is a game both absolutely ridiculous and over-the-top. Fun and accessible, it takes a simple arcade-like approach to the genre of real-time strategy. The player controls the Red Army as it defends Earth from the Martian Invasion of 1942, the highlyStalin vs. Martians, as the name suggests, is a game both absolutely ridiculous and over-the-top. Fun and accessible, it takes a simple arcade-like approach to the genre of real-time strategy. The player controls the Red Army as it defends Earth from the Martian Invasion of 1942, the highly classified military operation which even today remains a closely guarded state secret. Stalin himself conducts the mission briefings, and later even becomes a playable unit. The bold leader is duly serious even as he faces the most ridiculous threat the world has ever known. The game itself is far from standard RTS fare; this is not a realistic and deeply strategic war simulation, but a straightforward, fun and light-hearted arcade-style game complete with power-ups falling from conquered foes in the form of bright shiny coins. [Mezmer Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 14 out of 16
  1. Clearly, Stalin vs. Martians is a game to skip, even at the under $20 price point that it’s starting with.
  2. The issue lies not in the occasional bugs or the concept, but rather in the excruciatingly dull gameplay. I guess some people found the official trailer (with dancing Stalin and cartoony invaders) amusing, but if you can giggle at the same joke for six hours straight, then, by all means, visit a specialist ASAP. Peculiar characters, snappy dialogue, sharp twists, and artful tactics – you won’t find any of this here.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    30
    Game excels in bizarre ideas and crazy humor. Everything else is total crap – unusable controls, prehistoric graphics and overall shortness to name few.
  4. AceGamez
    20
    Trust me when I say that Stalin vs. Martians is an utter waste of your time and money - I played it for free and I still feel ripped off!
  5. 20
    Do not buy this game. See, if it had been made with solid controls, a plot that was intriguing, vastly improved visuals, stable gameplay, and a host of other elements, Stalin vs. Martians could have been one of those guilty pleasures that would've turned the game into a cult classic. As it stands now, there's practically no redeeming value or reason to play this game.
  6. Do not play, look at, or even think about this mangled wreck of a strategy game.
  7. Everything about this game is poor - control, AI, graphics, missions - just about any game aspect you can think of, Stalin vs. Martians butchers it. This one is best left to fans of Stalin or of the planet Mars ... just kidding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    10
    i honestly don't know why all the critics are bashing on this game. the graphics are spectacular, the gameplay is fun, and the characters arei honestly don't know why all the critics are bashing on this game. the graphics are spectacular, the gameplay is fun, and the characters are well developed. this game was well worth my money, and all its haters shall be burnt up by Lenin's corpse. Expand
  2. DillP
    May 29, 2009
    10
    Simply outstanding. A masterpiece of strategic gaming. It blends the silly funniness of Serious Sam with the challenging game play of Red Simply outstanding. A masterpiece of strategic gaming. It blends the silly funniness of Serious Sam with the challenging game play of Red Alert 2, combined with graphics that makes Crysis look bad. All these bad reviews are probably becuase the game is hard, well I agree. The game is seriously challenging. It will test your mind its limit, while still being fun as hell. Its hard to put in words what an amazing game this is. Simply genius. Buy this game now. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2012
    10
    I greatly enjoyed this game. It's fun strategy game with a neat, humorous concept. Challenging enough to keep you focused, but simple enoughI greatly enjoyed this game. It's fun strategy game with a neat, humorous concept. Challenging enough to keep you focused, but simple enough to pick up quickly. Expand
  4. Vacoy.
    Jun 7, 2009
    3
    the idea is kinda hilarious, and so are the graphics.
    the music is fun too.
    And that's about it. there are no tactics involved
    the idea is kinda hilarious, and so are the graphics.
    the music is fun too.

    And that's about it.
    there are no tactics involved whatsoever, there is no storyline either.
    If it were an browsergame for 10 year old kids, okay.
    But this is not worth the 20 dollar, even 1 dollar is too much.
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  5. FnordM
    May 1, 2009
    2
    While i love the concept of this game, and really want to like it, it's really not a well polished game. The interface is poor and the While i love the concept of this game, and really want to like it, it's really not a well polished game. The interface is poor and the gameplay is downright shoddy. It's a sad thing that such an entertaining concept paired with such a horrible game. Expand
  6. Mertsch
    May 2, 2009
    0
    This game really sucks. I am all for independent game developers, but all this game has is a dancing Stalin and you can get that for free on This game really sucks. I am all for independent game developers, but all this game has is a dancing Stalin and you can get that for free on their website. Seriously there is not even a way to send units over the battlefield automatically engaging enemies. You can't manually target the small ones either. All you can do is camp on one position and use your tanks to target the big martians. Absolutely no fun (and yes I have read the note on their page that this game is ment to be shitty ... but its way too shitty to be somewhat fun). The only really funny thing about this game is the option in the options menu which is called "Do you like cats?". Expand
  7. Jun 28, 2011
    0
    Okay, I believe a little quote from their official website can do the trick here. "The fact that such game exists is quite an event. ItOkay, I believe a little quote from their official website can do the trick here. "The fact that such game exists is quite an event. It doesn't really matter what's behind the name or if the game is playable at all. The concept is enough. Simply makes your brain explode"

    Got that? Simply put, the developers admitted that this isn't a game. This isn't something that is playable. This is a mere concept. Sorry man, I'm not paying for a concept, I'm paying for a game. And a concept won't receive any points, a game will.
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