Mars: War Logs

  • Mars: War Logs
60
Based on 23 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    17

Pros:

  • Strong combat.
  • Has some solid ideas.
  • Endearing ambition.

Cons:

  • Loses momentum early.
  • Clunky UI and controls.

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 60

If you're after an RPG fix that doesn't demand a month of your life, then Mars: War Logs may be worth a look. The combat lacks depth and is a bit dull, but the moreish levelling system, branching conversations and various missions make it an enjoyably...

By Gaming Age on 54

CommentIs Mars: War Logs a good game? By pretty much any objective measure, the answer is probably no. In fact, to be completely honest, it's kind of terrible. This is clear from the very first shot of the game, when you see a bunch of...

By PCGamer on 66

There’s also a B-movie charm to War Logs. It’s clumsily goodhearted, and has a couple of great moments where you feel like you’re affecting the world. Every bit of it needs more time and money, but it’s something of a surprise to find that I left the game genuinely fond of its big, fractionally-realised ambition.

By ImpulseGamer on 65

Mars: War Logs is worth a go as long as you understand out of the gate it’s not a triple -A -title. But as a gamer, a true gamer, you may just find yourself some entertainment here.

By GameBanshee on 50

Mars: War Logs, however, is not that kind of game. It's a game of flat, even mediocrity, that might not sink quite as low and be as broken as those niche titles I mentioned earlier, but doesn't have any of their highs either. Sure, there are a few neat ideas, but it's not enough. Ultimately, Mars: War Logs is as dull and barren as the planet it takes places on.

By Destructoid on 50

It's very clear that it wants to ape the best action-RPGs of the genre, but its too basal and hurried to pull off a single remarkable thing. It's a shame because Spiders' last attempt -- Of Orcs and Men -- was genuinely great, a game that similarly failed to be all it wanted to be, but at least had an interesting story and some wonderful presentation.

By GamePlanet on 45

Mars: War Logs has big ambitions, but it feels like it was rushed out the door - perhaps due to budgetary constraints. The makings of an impressive game are here, unfortunately it just doesn't hold together particularly well.

By PlayTurn on 60

At several points in the story, NPC are introduced who only increase the distance between the player and the world of the game, which is the exact opposite of what any game should be striving toward. It's a shame, really, as the fight mechanics and introduction hint at a really solid game that is almost there.

By JustPushStart on 55

That being said, its Spiders’ ambition that leads to moments where you glimpse their ultimate goal, and that may be enough for some to see the adventure through to the end. With the game carrying a price of $20 currently, most may wish to wait for a drop before trekking through this mixed creation.

By ThunderboltGames on 40

With better pacing and a lot more balancing, Mars: War Logs could have been a fresh, satisfying take on BioWare’s proven formula. Its intriguing premise and characters eventually succumb to its broken systems, creating a fiction you’ll hope sooner to finish than completely understand. Maybe Mars just isn’t worth fighting for.

By Game-Over on 65

The scrap armor and weapon upgrade system likewise is interesting, but is often hampered by poor menu design choices. Then nine or ten hours after you’ve begun, it’s over, and you can go on with your life wondering why so many pretty good ideas overall turned out pretty badly.

By HookedGamers on 55

As a follow-up to Of Orcs and Men, War Logs is a let down. If you only have $20, however, supporting a studio as intrepid as Spiders is worthy endeavor and there is fun to be had here. Still, caution is advised.

By Strategy Informer on 55

I utterly respect developer Spiders’ ambition in creating Mars: War Logs: an epic RPG for a reasonable price. Mass Effect on a budget. Yes Star Trek and Star Wars are great, but now and again a nice Starship Troopers 3: Marauder hits the spot. And why...

By Vandal on 69

Hay muchas opciones mejores dentro de este género, pero si te las has pasado todas y quieres una algo más humilde, creemos que Mars: War Logs es una opción muy a tener en cuenta.

By ZTGD on 60

Mars: War Logs has flashes of brilliance, mostly stemming from its combat system. I really wanted to love the game more than I did, but it continuously disappointed me with simple flaws. I would like to see more of War Logs, just in a more polished fashion. What the team is doing here is commendable, and with a little more polish, and possibly funds...

By StrategyInformer on 63

Mars is a fairly interesting action RPG with a cheap price on its side, but in all honesty it could do with being even cheaper. A nice attempt guys, some improvement is needed. And a bigger colour palette. And a better title.

By IGN on 53

Silly Technomancers aside, it has all the pieces and ideas it needs to be something special - just not the writing chops or the raw resources needed to flesh them out to the level of the games it draws obvious inspiration from. The result is hard to recommend, with few diamonds to be found in the Martian rough.

By 3DJuegos on 61

Bastante lejos de lo que cabría esperar tras lo visto en Of Orcs and Men, Mars War Logs se trata de una discreta aventura de acción y rol con la que podremos pasarlo bien durante las diez horas que nos llevará completar la partida, aunque nunca nos abandonará la sensación de que pudo ser algo muchísimo mejor.

By HardcoreGamer on 60

With a slightly bigger budget, Mars: War Logs could have been a great game, yet as it stands, it comes out as a mixed bag. There is great potential here for a franchise, however, and the only way to go is up as Spider Studios will hopefully iron out the flaws with the game for future releases. Flaws and all, there are worse ways to spend your money if Mars: War Logs has piqued your curiosity.

By Softpedia on 60

Mars: War Logs is a game that costs 20 dollars or Euro and at that price point, it might be a good purchase for players who enjoy its combat and can accept a lower quality level than that seen in AAA releases.