Terraforming Mars

Terraforming Mars

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Terraforming Mars is one of the best $5.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Asmodee Digital, Terraforming Mars is a Board game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 3rd December 2019 with the latest update 24th May 2022

Whether you are a fan of Board, Strategy, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.

Rating

4,910 people have rated 1.4.1.12038

You can download the game Terraforming Mars from APP STORE.

Description

CREATE LIFE ON MARS

Lead a corporation and launch ambitious Mars terraforming projects. Direct massive construction works, manage and use your resources, create cities, forests and oceans, and set rewards and objectives to win the game!

In Terraforming Mars, place your cards on the board and use them wisely:

  • Achieve a high Terraform Rating, by increasing the temperature and oxygen level or creating oceans… Make the planet habitable for future generations!
  • Get Victory Points by building cities, infrastructure and other ambitious projects.
  • But watch out! Rival corporations will try to slow you down… That’s a nice forest you planted there… It’d be a shame if an asteroid crashed right on it.

Will you be able to lead humanity into a new era? The terraforming race begins now!

Features:

  • The official adaptation of Jacob Fryxelius’ famous board game.
  • Mars for all: Play against the computer or challenge up to 5 players in multiplayer mode, online or offline.
  • Game variant: Try the rules of the Corporate Era for a more complex game. With the addition of new cards, including 2 new corporations, focused on economy and technology, you will discover one of the most strategic variants of the game!
  • Solo Challenge: Finish terraforming Mars before the end of generation 14. Try new rules and features in the most challenging Solo mode on the (red) planet.
  • Speed up your game with the Prelude expansion, adding a new phase at the start of the game to specialize your corporation and boost your early game. It also introduces new cards, corporation and a new solo challenge.
  • Explore a new side of Mars with the new Hellas & Elysium expansion maps, each bringing a new set of twists, awards and milestones. From the Southern Wilds to the Other Face of Mars, the taming of the Red Planet continues.

Languages available: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish

To find more information about Asmodee Digital, please go to http://www.asmodee-digital.com/

Having an issue? Looking for support? Please contact us: https://asmodee.helpshift.com/

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Updated on 24th May 2022

  • Noctis rules now work properly

  • Fixed a freeze happening when placing a Greenery on the South Pole during the final Greenery conversion phase

  • On mobile, the Pass/Skip button is now accessible for the 5th player

  • The Color selection menu cannot display “only numbers” instead of numbers and colors, and cannot cause solo games not loading anymore

  • Credits updates and various text and localization fixes

Terraforming Mars Reviews

All other app devs should take note – this is how you make a video game port of a board game.


We love the tabletop but this is frustratingly buggy. The timer doesnt turn off in opponents turns and doesnt count fairly- we played an hour round where our timer ran out ant the other player still had 58 minutes. We wish there was a timer free mode, there are a lot of cards to read. Sometimes it doesnt let you play eligible cards or give correct awards. Sometimes it freezes altogether. Once we thought we were playing and AI took over our game even though our internet was fine. Our last game froze completely and didnt let us play or pass but the timer keep counting. Its also frustrating that you cant easily see your cards and plan your move during opponents turns. The only thing that has sorta consistently worked is solo mode.


Normally we love this game, but after getting the new expansions our game keeps crashing. Somewhere in the middle of a match (usually when we have a good engine built) text will pop up and say Buy up to {0} cards. It appears under the standard projects menu. When our cards menu is opened text appears over it and says No cards played. The cards cannot be sorted by the tabs anymore and they cant be paged through with the arrow. So frustrating as the only thing you can do is forfeit. We tried closing the app and reopening the game but the issue immediately pops back up. This has happened to us on at least six different occasions. We normally play vs one medium AI player. All occurrences have been on the Hellas map, but not sure if it would do the same on other maps.


Constantly kicked out disconnected from server between and during every turn. With the new version. Not on wifi or on cellular with iphone. Nasty bug that prevents us from logging back in during a game even.


The AI for this game, even at the hardest setting, is the worst we’ve ever played against. Theres no challenge whatsoever. The game is fine playing against other people, but isnt worth buying if you want to have a multi-player experience against AI opponents.


The game has been plagued by bugs since its inception 4 years ago. The developers and programmers do not seem to care. They dont listen to customer feedback, and the game and gaming community suffers. Many players cannot even start a game because of glitches in the program. Many games, once started, crash before completion. There are broken cards, incorrect rules, poorly designed timers, and terrible User interface decisions, All of which make a terrific game very frustrating. The programmers release patches, updates, and new DLC without even doing a single play-test, thus missing severe and obvious game-breaking errors. They repeatedly create new bugs and problems that arent even related in any way to whatever they were trying to fix. Its shameful, and you cant even ask for a refund if you play more than 2 measly hours, which most people do.


Your timer runs when it isnt your turn. Should only run when youre the active player. Other games handle this. Thanks Waterdeep!


The bugs cause the game to crash after a few turns. This group has to invest in testing before releasing code. Consistently, every update kills the fame for a month or more.


Update: Still a great representation of the game, looks great and it can be lots of fun but historically there are some annoying glitches that just shouldnt exist with this price tag. Looking forward to the new update, so heres hoping for the best.


Made it so a greenery tile could be placed on Noctis city. Hopefully that will be fixed soon!


The latest patch broke the UI. In a 5 player game, the last player every generation cannot end their turn. If you try to end your turn it just opens up your corporation information. Please fix!


Terraforming Mars is one of our favorite games of all time, and this implementation works well in a lot of ways. However, when playing a competitive game, it can be a MASSIVE disappointment when the game glitches and cant move to the next turn or presents a bug in the form of not letting you change the types of currency used to pay for a card (e.g., in the latest version, the arrows controlling titanium and steel to spend have straight-up disappeared). These kinds of bugs and errors make the game borderline unplayable against anyone other than the AI. So disappointing. Considering asking for a refund.


Love this game, but the local game set up freezes after setup in both windows and iOS. Reported to support but no response. Online game is worthless like this. We hope we can get our money back.


We click and nothing happens. We wish we can get our money back. So boring. Im so sad we wasted$. Lying game explaining. Ugh Im so disappointed.


Since the update and release of the new expansion, we noticed the base game/prelude has a few glitches that popped up. 1. A greenery tile is able to be placed on the Noctis city space. 2. The view game/return button has been moved lower and now sits on top of the log and cards played buttons. In the lower right corner. 3. AI is still crazy predictable, even on hard setting. Fix the glitches and Ill update our star ratings. Edit: Dropped another starGame is beginning to freeze when starting a new game before choosing a Corp. Hopefully you guys can clear things up.


On iphone, with 5 player, cannot hit the pass button because the corporation info is overlaying it.


Easy to lose hours lost in this game. A bit of a learning curve but well worth your time. Works great solo and online. Awesome!


Great game, great app. The only thing missing is more expansion packs.


One of our most favorite board game of all time is made even better with this implementation. Its quite faithful to its physical brethren minus all the table space and bookkeeping. Our only gripe is that iOS version does not have Hellas and Elysium yet and its coming soon for steam, so we hope thats the same with this version as well.


This is a great game and very faithful to the board game. Takes a little time to digest but if youve played the board game you should make a quick transition. Only flaw is it needs an undo button.


The developers have done an amazing job taking a complex game and making it easy to play with the app. The preludes expansion is a real bonus, but we sincerely hope they figure out a way to add the colonies expansion!!! This is a must have when playing TM. Devs please, please you have to shoe horn the colonies expansion into this game! Ill pay you double for it.. Just offer it! :)


We love Terraforming Mars both in person and the app. The app does a great job of recreating the gameplay. We mostly play against the computer or solo. We wish the other additions would get added to this version. Put a price down, and we will pay it! :D.


The app works quite well and the thriving online community is quite competitive. Highly recommended.


This app is a faithful representation of the amazing board game Terraforming Mars. The animations transitioning between play actions and states are a bit slow and cut down on the otherwise solid feel of the app.


The game runs and functions great, but the notch on the top of the iPhone covers the left side of the screen and obscures some UI and text.


Terraforming Mars is an addicting game once you figure it out. Expansion is 100% worth it and Id love more! We wish the AI was stronger. We cant lose, even on Hard.


This is our second attempt to play a board game in an app with some real life friends. The first was Through The Ages which might have spoiled us with the excellence of that app, and definitely spotlights the shortcomings of this one. We absolutely love Terraforming Mars on the tabletop, so our one star review is not based on the merits of the game itself, but in the implementation of the app. We could not finish multiple online async games. The draft variant, not only is badly implemented, but frequently causes the game to get stuck and you cant finish. Some quality of life updates wouldnt hurt either, like being able to see who you are sending cards to, or in what state is the draft. Besides that, having the draft hang in the middle of a game is frustrating and downright not acceptable. If you want to finish an online game, play without draft. The app looks nice, but takes a bit to load and the buttons are small. There is no undo button and no notification that you have unspent actions at the end of your turn. But really, its the bugs that kill it. Its just not with your time or money unless they fix the draft variant.


We played this game off and on overtime, and we never get tired of playing it. Its very creative and each game is different enough to keep us coming back.


Terraforming mars is an amazing game but we were skeptical when we saw the mobile version. We thought the game had too many aspects to it to fit it all on a phone screen. Nevertheless, the UI feels very intuitive and it works very well. It makes a great game to play on a flight or when you have time to kill. Some nitpicks that dont quite warrant dropping it to four stars: -The Hardest AI is still fairly easy for experienced players to beat -As of now, prelude is the only expansion that can be bought.


Our friend and we love our hard copy of TM. Countless hours spent learning and playing it. Now with the digital version, it helps scratch that itch when were not able to get together or have the time to play the hard copy. Its not without its bugs, but it seems Asmodee is working hard to put out updates to fix these issues. The graphics look great, the animations are smooth, and the UI is well laid out. Some parts of it take getting used to, but thats with anything. We love that they have Prelude as a DLC option for those that have taken the next step to improve the game. Now we just hope they have in the works to bring us Hellas and Elysium. Having extra maps would really improve this app.


At the end of solo mode it shows the score instead of progress. It should probably show the progress in the three key categories. It would be ok to show the score too but we especially dont care about our score if we didnt win.


Downloaded the app to try and get better so we can finally beat our partner when we actually play the board game, but honestly playing on a phone isnt that great. Even with the tutorial, game play is confusing. We couldnt figure out how to place greenery or water tiles.


Giving this 2 stars because we did get a ton of play time out of this before the updates that ruined the AI. BUT 2 updates later it’s still a waste of time to play against AI that does nothing but hoard MC. It has tons of options but uses none, it’s like playing a game IRL when your opponent has sulkily given up & is just sitting there glaring at you while you win.


This game was fine as is until your clustermess of a patch last September made it unplayable, and your patch in December made it not worth playing because of how much worse you made the AI. FIX THE GAME! Update 2/15/2022: The AI is still worse than before last Novembers patch. The AI still hoards money instead of playing cards or doing any standard projects except for power plants. Fix your game already.


More expansions. Otherwise, great game!


We’ve really enjoyed the digital version of the game. We think its way more streamlined and easier to play than managing all the physical pieces and cards IRL. We havent really had any tech issues.


Have not been able to finish a game in months. This game has been horrible and we are losing our interest in it.


With its incredible depth and excellent interface, this game is great to play solo. If you do not mind a 40 minute per player multiplayer game, this also is a plus.


This is an awesome game. We play it 3-4 times a day. The prelude expansion is really cool. Any chance that the Hellas and Elysium expansion can be released anytime soon? We really like that one. Other than that, LOVE this game.


This is app does everything right when it comes to replicating the board game terraforming Mars. Although it is hard at first to get used to the menus and everything going on, it becomes easy after one or two games. The only issue we have with this game is the in game timer. We understand one is needed so opponents do not attempt to draw out games but at least implement one that works. Im fine with the one hour the timer limits you to but the timer is not functional. Every turn you are watching the effects of what your opponent does and the timer still ticks down on your side. When Im not even playing the timer is still ticking down. We feel like Im not even responsible for using most of our time as it just ticks down whenever. Please fix the timer or at least make it possible for us to immediately start our turn after our opponent finishes theirs. We would suggest limiting turns to a time limit of 3 minutes or so or just have a system that kicks players who are wasting time.


We enjoy playing this. We play vs AI and solo. Solo challenge initially seemed impossible and now we can complete with any corporation. However, it does irk us that the computer doesnt register all the tags associated with the cards you play, preventing you from reaching prerequisites for other cards. We think maybe with cards that have multiple tags it only registers one of them. We hope the developers will fix this glitch as the game is challenging and stands up to repeat play.


Great implementation, but where are the expansions? Even just prelude and the extra maps would be huge. Id pay more for those.


Love this game; so complicated and so subtle. Nicely done app. But: would it kill the devs to add a back button to all menus? Its really annoying to accidentally click the wrong action and be stuck with it. Can mean the difference between winning and losing. Also: the resume game load times can run into multiple minutes. This game should reload instantly, with all data written to a file. Not really clear why saved games take longer to load than Windows 95.


The last two updates have broken our in progress games. It just gets stuck loading the game. For context we play games that can span multiple days and are often making turns while the other player is offline. It is also hard to add friends. Game is great though thanks for the work on bringing it to iOS.


Much like the board game itself, the game plays great, but the overall polish is lacking. Graphics are a weird combination of nicely done effects with pixelated ugly bitmap images. The interface is a little nonsensical and not super intuitive, but once you find out where everything is its not so bad. We’ve only done single player, so cant comment on multiplayer.


Update: Decreasing to 3 stars. Still crashes multiple times on us every time we play the AI. If you like the board game, youll love the app. We mainly play versus AI, so we cant speak much for the other modes but we are excited to play online at some point. The biggest downfall is that we cant get through a single game without it crashing repeatedly. Overall, these crashes are more of an annoyance. Just reopen the app and wait through the lengthy load process and youre good. However, occasionally we get a glitch during the draft where itll say that we’ve drafted 5 cards of 4. Once this happens the game is unrecoverable. Needless to say, when youve been playing for over an hour and are unable to finish the game, its pretty soul crushing. Once these bugs are fixed and expansions are released, this game will truly be amazing.


Could be great if they adjusted the UI to include real representations of the actual cards and resource board. Im guessing they didnt get given rights to them. We want player turns to go by fast while also getting to manually click off a players card so we can read it, you only get that choice on slow mode. Temp and oxygen should always be displayed from the start to make buying cards easier. The whole UI and readability needs an update.


Good reproduction of the board game, but regularly hangs when resuming a game… We were at a 5 until the hanging.


Its a great game with lots of strategy and can be a lot of fun. Sadly it is unplayable when playing with randoms online. The lack of a turn timer means that in most games someone will either lose connection or walk away from their device and until the 1hr game timer runs out there is nothing anyone else can do. This issue completely breaks the game and forces us to forfeit over and over before being able to actually play a game.


So many bugs in multiplayer. Latest would occasionally not let you open your cards and play your turn in multiplayer. Could not find a way around it. Pls fix or offer refund for a dysfunctional app.