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  • Summary: Nick Rye, the "King of the Skies" is ready to go - literally - above and beyond, to discover uncharted territories. Once you're stranded on the red planet, your mission is simple: stop the Martian Arachnid invasion and get back home safely.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Aug 23, 2018
    100
    If you like sci-fi and Hurk, Lost on Mars has a treat for you. There’s a surprising amount to do, tons of aliens to kill, and even some Clutch Nixon challenges. A highly recommended DLC.
  2. Jul 16, 2018
    80
    A fun adventure with two of the best characters from Far Cry 5, Lost on Mars is a quick jaunt to the Red Planet with more hits than misses.
  3. Jul 16, 2018
    70
    A pretty standard sci-fi story filled with your standard tropes punches slightly above its weight thanks to a great performance and some okay gameplay. The shooting isn’t anything to write home about, but a few of the weapons provide enough moments that the shortcomings aren’t easy to ignore, but mild enough to put up with. To paraphrase Hurk, sometimes you find yourself somewhere without context and just kind of have to roll with it. When you’re Lost on Mars, it’s really the only way to go.
  4. Jul 16, 2018
    60
    While this DLC has the kind of silliness I'd like to see the Far Cry series confidently embrace and it mostly sounds good on paper, the end result is bare-bones. Lost on Mars feels like a middle-of-the-road effort when it could've been so much more substantial and imaginative. The premise deserves better.
  5. Jul 20, 2018
    60
    The marvelous view of Mars did impress me at the beginning, but the dull gameplay and repeated battles ruined it.
  6. Jul 18, 2018
    60
    Overall, Lost on Mars does have several moments of amusement, and while it might not achieve a true level of greatness it is entertaining enough to warrant a visit to Mars when someone needs a change of scenery from Montana.
  7. Jul 18, 2018
    35
    Lost on Mars is simply a bad DLC. The weapons feel weak and generical, the fighting is dull and repetitive… Worse, the dialogue is terribly clumsy.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. Jul 22, 2018
    4
    I just finished this game and had to write a review for it. It isn't awful, and it can be enjoyable at times, but overall the experience feltI just finished this game and had to write a review for it. It isn't awful, and it can be enjoyable at times, but overall the experience felt like a grind that wore away at me that I was happy to put behind me.

    I'll start in with the good before I get into what I didn't like about it. The setting is fun, the map offers a lot for exploration and the enemies have a fun gimmick taken out of the movie Tremmors that can become quite challenging. Some of the weapons are also pretty fun to play around with, but you don't unlock those until late in the game, which is how I will lead into what I didn't like about this.

    What I didn't like is the grind of playing it. When you begin you just have jetpack (with very limited range) and a basic blaster pistol that won't get you far. You quickly discover how you need to slowly unlock better weapons while grinding away for currency to pay for them. Since this game is rather short (I beat it in about 4-5 hours) pretty much the entirety of your progress will be spent trying to acquire better gear. By the time you finally got all that great gear you would have loved to have while you were playing the game, it is already over and the only thing left to do is a few challenges and the final mission. In other words you never really enjoy playing this game, by the time you can finally enjoy it, it's over, and when it's over it's over. This game just abruptly ends and you just have some simple credits with a few illustrations of what could have been an ending, afterwards you just have the option to start a new game.

    So there you have it. This game is pretty much just a joyless grind that is over when it finally starts to get fun. I didn't even get into Hurk, who annoyed me to no end as I seemingly couldn't go a minute without him spewing some lame comments that I have heard repeatedly. I tried to see if I could mute him, no chance. Tried to see if I could dismiss him from my roster, no way. You are stuck with Hurk through the entirety of the game and he will never shut up and just talk and talk and talk endlessly throughout it. What could have been fun comic relief in small doses quickly becomes an obnoxious source of irritation that will never let up. To make matters worse the AI for his character is completely mindless, felt completely useless, and never seems to be able to do anything you want him to do.

    This leaves me with how I would score this thing. I said 4/10 because while it had the makings of something enjoyable the act of playing it the way you are forced to is not exactly something I particularly enjoyed. It has a lot technically wrong with it that can disrupt the experience and it felt unsatisfying in the end. This mess gets a 4/10 from me, after finishing it there is no way I would ever want to play it again, and I thought Hours of Darkness was good for playing repeatedly. This is just a lazy expansion that should have been given away for free.
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  2. Jul 24, 2018
    1
    So boring, so dull, so thin, so bland, so stupid, so lazy, so pointless
    Even worse than the last DLC
  3. Aug 5, 2018
    0
    This DLC was very Boring, Spider alien is so dumb.
    I hope next Zombie DLC will be good.
  4. Jul 31, 2018
    0
    The biggest sin of this DLC is not the lack of content, the lack of variety or anything of the sort. It's the mere fact that the gameplay loopThe biggest sin of this DLC is not the lack of content, the lack of variety or anything of the sort. It's the mere fact that the gameplay loop is so repetitive and stupendously boring I wouldn't play this game again if you paid me to do it. Expand

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