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  • Summary: Carrier-class spacecraft Sentra has arrived in Mars orbit, tasked to retrieve remnants of the missing explorer satellite Phobos. What they will uncover instead are the possible vestiges of an ancient civilization.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. 70
    I'd say Unearthing Mars is well worth a couple of hours away from the real world. It's rough around the edges, but there are some great ideas at play and an enjoyable adventure to be had.
  2. Dec 24, 2017
    Our advice is to buy Unearthing Mars only in case of a big discount, or if you want to try your hand in a space adventure that is short, simple and immediate.
  3. Apr 22, 2017
    Unearthing Mars is a difficult game to write about simply because it comes and goes without ever giving you much to go on. By the time the credits roll you’ll already find yourself forgetting what actually happened. Maybe there is life to find on Mars, but you won’t find any here.
  4. Mar 15, 2017
    Unearthing Mars begins as a serious expedition to Mars only to transform into a laughably bad science fiction space opera about angry aliens and partying pig dog beasts. It won’t leave you with anything to remember it by, except for how laughably bad it is. The experience of Unearthing Mars is a lot like being EPCOT Center’s Spaceship Earth while riding high on bad weed.
  5. 35
    Unearthing Mars takes you on a journey from your living room to the red planet in 10 short levels. Push a few buttons, twiddle some knobs and that’s about all there is to this title.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Jul 2, 2017
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. unearthing mars is your greatest adventure of all time specially for kids over 12 years of age. This is wonderland mystery and suspend waiting for discovery. it give you kids to control big four by four car now how cool is that. You can replay all the chapter as many time as you wish and the fun is always there along with you. Travel to many exotics place with spooky environment and fun animal to see. So put on your armour of bravery and exploration Einstein to boldly go where no kids has ever gone before. Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2019
    One of the user reviews was clearly written by the developer. I'll let you figure it out.
  3. Aug 11, 2018
    Basically a paid tech-demo. While some parts of the game aren't that bad (mostly the shooting segment), every other levels feels more like aBasically a paid tech-demo. While some parts of the game aren't that bad (mostly the shooting segment), every other levels feels more like a tedious chore than actual chore. Plus, even if you found some sparks of fun, at the moment the game starts to pick-up the game already ends with an abrupt and unexplained ending. The story is rather convoluted with no explaination on what's going on, and the characters have the personality of a wooden board. Is like Farpoint but worse. The game can be completed (from my experience) in 2 and a half hours.

    While the game isn't god awful as Martian VR, this game just isn't that good. Considering that it is actually getting a sequel soon, here's hoping that the developers improve next time.
  4. Mar 8, 2017
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Finally a game does not take less than 30 minutes to complete, is not just a point and click and even uses move controllers! To bad that the rest of the game is very uninteresting.

    The graphics look like something for a mobile game and the resolution and framerate is still pretty bad as well.
    The first 30 minutes are nothing but standing there doing nothing and listen to uninteresting conversations.
    The next 30 minutes is driving around on an open, low detailed sandbox with annoying controls.

    The story would have been interesting if it was from an 80s movie, but for everything this story has to tell is stuff we already seen in other games and movie. The voices does not fit, this is supposed to be the future and still Microsoft Text To Speech is way more advanced than the Robots voice in this game? And when you first meet the "Aliens" on the planet you will experience a hole new meaning to the phrase "unfitting voice actor"

    This game does not cost very much but even if this game was free i cannot recommend it. its just a drag to get through.

    Sorry for the harsh words but this game is not interesting.