Surviving Mars is free for Xbox Live Gold members this weekend. If you were waiting to try it out, you can start building your first colony on the Red Planet starting at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Thursday, May 16 through 11:59 p.m. PDT on Sunday, May 19.

For new recruits, Surviving Mars is a survival management game where players must build a colony capable of supporting human life on Mars. Easier said than done considering the Martian atmosphere is hostile to humans and kills anyone directly exposed to it.

Since Surviving Mars launched on Xbox One in March of last year, the game has had 12 major updates, each one adding new features or improving mechanics based on our players feedback. One recent update was the addition of Paradox Mods, the first direct modding pipeline on Xbox One, which gave players the power to create their own custom experience in Surviving Mars. That’s right, players can mod Surviving Mars on Xbox One during the free weekend.

If you want to experience more Surviving Mars, check out the two expansions: Space Race, where players compete with rival colonies for the limited resources on Mars, and Green Planet, which just launched today, introduces terraforming parameters and allows players to turn the Red Planet green.

In short, if you’re looking for a game that puts your management skills to the test, look no further than Surviving Mars!


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More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below and check out our Xbox Game Pass Instagram and Twitter accounts. Also, be sure to check out our Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can discover and download new games immediately when they become available.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus(May 2)

Play as war-hero BJ Blazkowicz and lead the second American Revolution by recruiting a band of resistance fighters to hunt down the evil Frau Engel and dismantle her Nazi war machine. Armed with powerful weapons and dynamic combat abilities, fight your way across an American landscape twisted by Nazi occupation. Only you have the guns, guts, and gumption to liberate America.

Wargroove (May 2)

When war breaks out in the Kingdom of Cherrystone, the young Queen Mercia must flee her home. Pursued by her foes, the only way to save her kingdom is travel to new lands in search of allies. But who will she meet along the way, and what sinister challenges will she face?

Surviving Mars (May 9)

You must construct a self-sustaining colony capable of supporting human life on Mars. This is no walk in the park thanks to the Red Planet’s hostile environment, limited access to resources, and lack of breathable air – all not exactly human friendly. To ensure your colony’s survival, you’ll need to balance everything from life support to resource management and more. But all is not lost! There are things you can do to help your budding colony along the way such as researching new technologies and uncovering the secrets of Mars to make sure your colonists are happy and healthy.

Tacoma (May 9)

The Venturis Corporation wants its AI back. That’s where you come in. At the heart of Tacoma is the facility’s digital surveillance system, which has captured 3D recordings of pivotal moments in the crew’s life on the station. As you explore, echoes of these captured moments surround you. You’ll use your ability to rewind, fast-forward, and move through the physical space of these complex, interwoven scenes to examine events from every angle and reconstruct the multi-layered narrative.

Black Desert (May 9)

Experience fast-paced combat and an immersive story within an expansive world just waiting to be explored. Black Desert chronicles a conflict between two rival nations, the Republic of Calpheon and the Kingdom of Valencia. During your action-packed journey you are accompanied by a Black Spirit – a companion whose destiny is intertwined with your own – as you discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects in this massive MMORPG on Xbox One.

For the King (May 10)

Embark on a perilous adventure in this strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging journey spanning the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally as you attempt to discover the mystery surrounding the King’s death and bring order back to the realms. And as an added member benefit, Xbox Game Pass members can play the game three days before its launch, starting on May 7!

The Surge (May 16)

Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving our world! You’re knocked out by a catastrophic event during your first day on the job and wake up in a destroyed section of the complex. From robots gone haywire, out of control augmented co-workers, and rogue AI – everything wants you dead. Equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, you must defy deadly enemies and huge bosses in tight, visceral melee combat. Slice limbs off your foes to take advantage of the next-gen loot system, where you loot what you dismember and craft new weapons and armors from the spoils!

LEGO Batman 3 (May 16)

The Caped Crusader joins forces with the superheroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest superheroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

Enjoy these content updates with Xbox Game Pass:

Oh, and did we mention that we have a present for you, since we love you so much (and you read down this far)?  Soccer meets driving in Rocket League, an award-winning, physics-based multiplayer-focused mash-up! Choose from a variety of high-flying vehicles and show off your Xbox fandom with the Xbox Customization Pack. This pack includes: Wheels, Boost, Octane Decal, and Player Banner and is free to all Xbox Game Pass members. The pack is available first to Xbox Game Pass members ‪until July 15*, when it becomes available to all Xbox players.

And don’t sleep on these awesome free updates to games already available with Xbox Game Pass:

*Minecraft Village & Pillage update- Discover the most adventurous update yet! Defend against new threats, build with new blocks, and experience life in all-new villages.

*‪Sea of Thieves is celebrating a year of adventures! Now that’s a lot of gold and bananas. In their Anniversary Update, they’ll be introducing Tall Tales – Shores of Gold, The Arena, and The Hunter’s Call starting today! State of Decay 2 came out with their Create Your Own Apocalypse content update, expect to see deadlier zombies, a faster-acting blood plague, and hostile humans capable of scoring lethal headshots. Not the kind of dream we expected.

*Human: Fall Flat gets dark with their new Dark Level Update. It’s the biggest and most graphically stunning level yet! Play now with your friends.

You know, describing my dreams to you has been so helpful. Way more helpful than staring at inkblots and trying to guess if I see a butterfly or a goblin or something.

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Developer: Haemimont Games / Colossal Order
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Website: Surviving Mars / Cities: Skylines
Twitter: @HaemimontGames / @PdxInteractive / @Surviving_Mars / @Cities_PDX

 

Content: Surviving Mars 
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Game Description: Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

There are 3 versions of Surviving Mars available for purchase –  Click each link for more details or see below.

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Product Info:
Developer: Haemimont Games
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Website: Surviving Mars
Twitter: @HaemimontGames / @PdxInteractive / @Surviving_Mars

Surviving Mars – Standard Edition – This bundle includes the base game.

Surviving Mars – Digital Deluxe Edition – This bundle includes the base game and the Surviving Mars Deluxe Upgrade Pack.

Surviving Mars – First Colony Edition – This bundle includes the base game, season pass and the Surviving Mars Deluxe Upgrade Pack.

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Content: Surviving Mars 
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (03/14/2018 – 9:00 PM).

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

Pre-order today and receive “Stellaris Dome Set” as a bonus!

There are 3 versions of Surviving Mars available for pre-order –  Click each link for more details or see below.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Surviving Mars – Pre-Order Standard Edition – This bundle includes the base game. Pre-order today and receive “Stellaris Dome Set” as a bonus.

Surviving Mars – Pre-Order Digital Deluxe Edition – This bundle includes the base game and the Surviving Mars Deluxe Upgrade Pack. Pre-order today and receive “Stellaris Dome Set” as a bonus.

Surviving Mars – Pre-order First Colony Edition – This bundle includes the base game, season pass and the Surviving Mars Deluxe Upgrade Pack. Pre-order today and receive “Stellaris Dome Set” as a bonus.