Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Feb 12, 2023
    Deliver Us Mars is a sequel that follows in the wake of the previous title. Excellent narrative and environmental puzzles functional to the story, but it is a game without novelties and with absolutely mediocre cutscenes, animations and polygonal models.
  2. Edge Magazine
    Feb 24, 2023
    Technical issues aside, it shows that a sci-fi action adventure can tell a dramatic, gripping tale by zeroing in on the minutia of the next giant leap, and the weight of uncertainty behind every small step. [Issue#382, p.106]
  3. Feb 8, 2023
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Feb 2, 2023
    Despite its good points, there are a few key factors that leave Deliver Us Mars in a state of being very good rather than great.
  5. Feb 24, 2023
    Even after decades of research, handful of deep space probes and a bunch of scientific rovers, humanity is still fascinated with Mars. Immersive experience of Deliver Us Mars satisfies this very fascination by serving its junky gameplay and ridiculous animations on a way too ambitious plate, while a wonderfully grand, Interstellar like music coats the imperfectly glitchy background. This results in a seemingly spectacular story with enormous set pieces, which lacks the necessary polish, mostly due to obvious budget limitations.
  6. Feb 6, 2023
    Deliver Us Mars is decent enough but lacks the focus and narrative strengths that made the last game such a joy.
  7. Feb 2, 2023
    Ambitious sci-fi investigation for clues about expatriates on Mars, which technically doesn't meet its own standards.
  8. Feb 13, 2023
    Deliver Us Mars comes crashing back down to Earth because of presentation failings, story missteps, and technical issues, despite a somewhat compelling personal tale involving the majesty of space travel and exploration of the red planet.
  9. Mar 9, 2023
    While it retains the intriguing plot and robust space atmosphere of the first game, the lack of puzzle variety, poor face modeling, and monotonous gameplay that quickly becomes repetitive make Deliver Us Mars a weak game. Despite the additions, it feels more like a step back than a sequel.
  10. Feb 15, 2023
    Deliver Us Mars is a decent narrative adventure, even with a fairly unmemorable story and some dull characters. The puzzles were simple enough and the beautiful environments were enough to make me want to keep going. Some control quirks and unpleasant character models did bog the experience down slightly, however. This game isn't bad to the point that I'd want to blast it into the sun, but it has enough quirks that it never fully reaches the stars like it should.
  11. Feb 14, 2023
    A rousing mystery brought to life by a great voice cast and nuanced character writing can't really save Deliver Us Mars from its shortcomings. Poor technical performance during cutscenes and backstory that is too often delivered by these barely-differentiated mannequins make it difficult to get sucked into this extraterrestrial world. Even when it’s running smoothly, frustrating climbing and platforming mechanics are just a chore to get through so that you can reach the more clever puzzles and rewarding exploration that break up the annoyances with moments of wonder and satisfaction. But I could never shake the feeling that Deliver Us Mars simply bit off more dehydrated astronaut food than it could chew.
  12. Feb 2, 2023
    If the narrative turn is not up to the playful qualities of the game, this journey to the planet Mars remains as surprising as it is interesting.
  13. Mar 2, 2023
    Deliver Us Mars delivers through its story and well-written, well-acted characters. But literally everything else is a drag. The gameplay systems lack logic and fun – you should probably just watch it as a movie.
  14. Feb 9, 2023
    With only about ten hours of gameplay (give or take), it feels too long in all the wrong ways. I’m optimistic, however, that KeokeN Interactive can finesse development to bring quality to future titles.
This publication does not provide a score for their reviews.
This publication has not posted a final review score yet.
These unscored reviews do not factor into the Metascore calculation.
  1. It certainly shows greater signs of life than Deliver Us The Moon (which I'd still recommend playing beforehand if you have the chance, even though it's not strictly necessary in order to appreciate what's going on here), and while it might not be as polished or glamourous as other space games launching this year, it's a worthy continuation of KeokeN's thoughtful sci-fi series nonetheless. The future it depicts may be bleak, but this is a world you'll be glad to escape to, even if it's only for a little while.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Feb 6, 2023
    Une suite très médiocre
  2. Feb 4, 2023
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Touching story with great acting, once you get past some of the jarring character models (I’m looking at you Sarah). The gameplay is fun, and I liked the new climbing mechanic which is very manual compared to in other games, adding to the tension. The ending really questions morality, how do you know you’re doing the right thing, and what a cliffhanger! I hope we can see the story continue! Full Review »
  3. Feb 7, 2023
    An overpriced cheesy and melodramatic story interrupted by dumb puzzles and frustrating gameplay mechanics.