Red Solstice 2 Survivors Review (Steam)

Our Red Solstice 2 Survivors Review takes on the sequel to ​The Red Solstice​. Plan your strategy and infiltrate a real-time tactical battlefield – alone or with up to 7 squad members. Demonstrate and dominate the combat prowess needed to survive and secure a future for humanity.

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Red Solstice 2 Survivors Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Graphics – fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, overall quality (low/medium/high/epic/cinematic), foliage/shadow/texture/effects quality, anti aliasing, post processing, resolution scale slider, brightness and lock mouse to screen.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Blood and dismemberment can be turned off or on.
  • Two game types – campaign and skirmish.
  • Skirmish is online only.
  • Host games with settings for – exp, map, difficulty, enemy wave generation, infestation slider, secondary missions, air support, horde arrival, and artillery support.
  • Server browser for public games.
  • The campaign has three difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard. These affect health, enemy damage, hp regen rate, speed, armor, and suppression regeneration percentages.
  • Tutorial and skip first mission options.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Good voicework.
  • Absolutely nails the need for survival.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Dropping in tension.
  • Very atmospheric.
  • Feels like an Aliens game.
  • The in-game action moves at a good pace.
  • Eliminates a lot of the nuances of typical RTS games.
  • Battlefields can quickly and dynamically change.
  • Overwatch is an ability that automatically shoots on sight which is really handy when moving around.
  • Excellent level design from huge set pieces to up-close combat corridor massacres.
  • Impressive on-screen enemy count.
  • Eerie powerful soundtrack.

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Red Solstice 2 Survivors Review Cons:

  • No controller support.
  • Text is small in places.
  • No offline skirmish against bots.
  • Hard to see pickups.
  • A lot to take in.
  • Does really on tried and tested mechanics that don’t always fit.
  • So many controls and buttons to learn and remember.
  • The story takes a few missions to get going.

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Red Solstice 2 Survivors:

Official website.

Developer: IronWard

Publisher: 505 Games

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Steam

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

For me Red Solstice 2 is missing a lot of game modes and this and that but, most importantly it has solid fun gameplay, a world dripping in style it matches any other game in the genre. With dark alien-infested corridors with urgency on getting the job done, Red Solstice 2 has elements of an RTS and Tower defense, you can have party members join you, find secrets and pick up ammo as you explore. I really enjoyed playing the game but I needed a massive list of commands and shortcuts for the sometimes cumbersome controls. I kind of wish they streamlined the game a bit and added a more arcade approach to at least the menus and controls. For me Red Solstice 2 is almost the perfect Aliens game without the name, enemies are not just gruesome but they are proper sneaky bastards. Tension, strategy, and quick wits help keep you alive but if all else fails just turn on overwatch so you automatically shoot on sight! Red Solstice 2 Survivors is a brilliant game with all the atmosphere and gameplay of a Ridley Scott showpiece.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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