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  • Summary: Stranded on a deserted alien planet and with your home planet of Earth on the brink of destruction, The Solus Project challenges you to survive the harsh, volatile environment and find a way to send a signal back home. Confronted with merciless weather, and danger lurking around everyStranded on a deserted alien planet and with your home planet of Earth on the brink of destruction, The Solus Project challenges you to survive the harsh, volatile environment and find a way to send a signal back home. Confronted with merciless weather, and danger lurking around every corner, the player must save the human race while unraveling the deep secrets of the seemingly deserted alien civilization. Are you alone on the planet…? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Jul 1, 2016
    90
    Survival games seem to be a dime dozen recently, but The Solus Project is doing enough differently to earn its place in gamers’ libraries.
  2. Jun 18, 2016
    85
    It was a wonderful surprise to find out how good the game was and how quickly I became engrossed it. You really feel like a solitary stranger in a strange land. This one has tons of atmosphere.
  3. 80
    An incredible and endearing journey through the mysteries of the alien planet Gliese-6143-C, the last hope for mankind. There are some problems with the interface and the writers drags the last chapter a little bit out, but overall it's a journey worth being experienced.
  4. Jun 28, 2016
    75
    It has its ups and downs, but in general is a interesting adventure that fans of the genre will enjoy.
  5. 70
    Despite mechanical discord and an unsatisfying story, the creepy atmosphere and gargantuan spectacle of The Solus Project is worth experiencing firsthand.
  6. Jul 6, 2016
    65
    The Solus Project is a mixed bag. With vast landscape to explore and eerie, tense atmosphere it is an adventure worth taking, if only there were no plot holes and somewhat weird design decisions.
  7. Jul 22, 2016
    37
    It wants to be a survival tale. It wants to be a storytelling experience – but in the end it is neither. The survival aspect is one-dimensional, while the rest of the content seems disconnected. [Tested with Rift and Vive]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Aug 27, 2021
    10
    Super atmospheric game. Thanks to developers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Apr 12, 2022
    10
    Before rating and reviewing this, I discovered that it is mixed reviews. I thought that it is loved by many but NO, I was wrong. DisregardingBefore rating and reviewing this, I discovered that it is mixed reviews. I thought that it is loved by many but NO, I was wrong. Disregarding others' thoughts and opinions on this game, mine is different. I'll rate this one 10/10 because it's deserving for its chills and feel of atmosphere it gave me, the sound design and creepy background music is the thing that most made me love this game so much. The following is the mystery, alienated, survival, adventure, and atmosphere. Overall, it was such an experience one who loves unique mechanics such as this one. Expand
  3. Dec 26, 2017
    9
    One of the *best* survival games I played. The atmosphere, the soundtrack, he visual effects is stuning! have a unique combination of sci-fiOne of the *best* survival games I played. The atmosphere, the soundtrack, he visual effects is stuning! have a unique combination of sci-fi game with a survival characteristic.
    Strong reccomend
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  4. Jan 8, 2017
    9
    Incredible story, graphics and atmosphere. A game for an adult audience who likes sci-fi. Not for the pew-pew cod kids. Very good frame ratesIncredible story, graphics and atmosphere. A game for an adult audience who likes sci-fi. Not for the pew-pew cod kids. Very good frame rates and great weather efects. Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2016
    7
    Ok, I playied the game the whole story.. enjoyied a lot the planet, the sun.. the alternates of night and day.. the atmosphere is soOk, I playied the game the whole story.. enjoyied a lot the planet, the sun.. the alternates of night and day.. the atmosphere is so beautiful! The story is good, intriguing.. I need a version in my language to understand better all the story again and the details, but is good.
    The bad part is.. I playied all the game, some crashs happened, but my enthusiasm in the game has not shaken.. so I came at the end, and.. Go to finish the game and the story.. but, 1 missing Tower part! It's not in the initial island and how I came back? the game crash when I go back.. I tryied so many solutions of errors.. nothing. Send to the producer on facebook an message, only readed and don't giving a **** for gamers. That's why 7, loved the game and story.. but I have to see the end on youtube and that's a little disappointing.
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  6. Sep 22, 2017
    7
    The Solus Project
    From great to unbalanced
    The Solus Project is a first person survival game set on a deserted alien planet, youre goal is
    The Solus Project
    From great to unbalanced
    The Solus Project is a first person survival game set on a deserted alien planet, youre goal is to survive the environment and send a signal back home to earth and save the human race
    a lot at stake, a lot of incentive to pull this off…
    The first half of the game was great...
    at first this is a mix of casual walking simulator mixed with survival exploration gathering food and water bottles to make sure your character doesn’t die of hunger or thirst, you also have to deal with the harsh environment... trying not to die of hyperthermia
    the opening moments are mysterious and intriguing.. Finding hidden caves with secrets that once collected improve you stats and chance of survival...
    items to increase your health and inventory size
    There’s very light crafting with you only having to craft 1 torch that burns forever and the occasional tool down the line in story
    This sets up what is initially a really enjoyable and casual survival experience…
    surviving isn’t annoying.. You have an infinite light source, you’ll occasionally have to catch a plant on fire to stay warm, sleep when you’re deprived... eat and drink every once in a while...
    none of which happens that often at all…
    And there are refill stations scattered around…
    so this feels mostly like an adventure game with survival aspects attached to it..
    Exploring this alien planet, picking up documents of other explorers around, throwing switches and finding items to progress them game
    no real enemies here except for one hide and seek like section giving you a sense that maybe you’re not as alone on this planet as you might have thought..
    And the occasional meteor showers shaking the ground around you, really immersing you into this world….
    There is the occasional annoyance I was having with the game like its awful AutoSaving... though there are save posts around the world to save yourself and the face that death can come pretty often as youre trying to figure the game out and the load times of this game are painfully slow…
    But still I was having a lot of fun... I could look past these flows for the great survival adventure this game was
    and then the game decides to not be so linear anymore, get lazy with its puzzles by just forcing you to find keys over and over…
    And halfway through when you get back to the surface after an underground section it broke for me…
    I don’t mean the game crashed or started getting buggy...
    No...
    The game wasn’t balanced in a way to make this section reasonably playable...
    staying warm hasn’t been an issue all game and then all of a sudden it is…
    youre on a part of the planet that gets really cold, is surrounded by water, and there are 0 plants to catch on fire to stay warm…
    so while collecting 4 keys, it started to get dark, the winds were picking up and because of the developers forgetting to balance this level out with items to burn I got caught in a hyperthermia death cycle
    I couldn’t leave my little key island without swimming through the water and just dying the moment I got out
    I can’t possibly call this game a great survival experience with something like this overlooked..
    Cold hasn’t been a problem all game and when it is there’s nothing to be burned...
    After searching my problem I found that plenty of others have had this issue in the same spot since the game came out on pc a year and a half ago and the developers still haven’t fixed it
    that being said I still believe this is a really solid experience, and if you plan to go in after watching this review.. Collect those bushes and hold onto them for this potential game stopping moment
    I give The Solus Project
    a 7/10
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  7. May 2, 2018
    2
    I really didnt have much chance to know about this game, since the first time there was a save - it immediately became buggy. No matter whereI really didnt have much chance to know about this game, since the first time there was a save - it immediately became buggy. No matter where I save, i always end with the starting sequence where you leave the escape pod with view covered with drops of water. I entered a cave and suddenly all my invetory items disappeared without reason and I couldnt see anything without my torch or glow stick. Couldnt move forward or backward and objectives disappread. The graphics are decent and you might get stuck between stone columns. cant believe developers didnt think about it - it ruins the game. The enviroment does not respond to whats going around it. Sometimes torch goes off your hand when your in cave or crouch. thats very annyoing.
    It also very linear - doesnt let you explore much without risk of getting stuck somewhere and mountains and sea pretty much outlines your path.
    This you can find out yourself after just 10 min of game. They shouldn´s let this unfinished product to be released. I never played more buggy game in my life.
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