Surviving Mars: Space Race is an expansion the science fiction strategy Surviving Mars, released in 2018. Both the expansion and the basic version of the game were developed by the Bulgarian studio Haemimont Games, known for Tzar: The Burden of the Crown, Celtic Kings: Rage of War, Victor Vran, Omerta: City of Gangsters or Tropico.
Space Race is a typical expansion which means that it doesn't make any revolutionary changes. Instead, it focuses on adding new content to Surviving Mars. Thanks to the DLC, players are forced to fight the competition during their conquest of Mars. Other colonies, controlled by AI, have appeared on the planet.
The presence of rivals means that we have to fight for limited resources. In addition, we also have to compete with others over who will be the first to create settlements. The pioneers are well rewarded by the sponsors - colonies lagging behind cannot count on any support. The competition is fierce - there is even the option of abducting people from other colonies. The expansion also adds the options to trade and ask other colonies for support (or to help others). The game now also features random events and anomalies which provide new challenges.
In addition, Surviving Mars: Space Race adds two new sponsors, Japan and Brazil. This provides us with additional sources for funding the colonization process, but both countries also have unique requirements that need to be met during the game. These sponsors also received their own vehicles and buildings.
Like Surviving Mars, Space Race expansion only features a single player mode.
Space Race requires a full version Surviving Mars. The expansion does not introduce any improvements to the graphic design.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-5287U 2.9 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 750 Ti or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-4150T 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 620 / Radeon HD 6450 or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit