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Games set on the planet Mars

The Red Planet is gathering the attention of every astronomy fan these days. Mars was also the setting for a few video games in the past, not many, I know, but some of them are well known and were well received.

Most popular Mars games

Doom
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Martian Memorandum
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Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars

DOS19904.2/5 id software
Commander Keen 1: Marooned on Mars is a platform video game developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1990 as shareware for MS-DOS. The game follows the adventures of an eight-year-old genius named Billy Blaze, who uses his homemade spaceship to travel to various alien planets to save the Earth from alien invaders known as V...
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Descent

DOS1995protecteddemo4.2/5 Parallax Software
Descent is a first person shooter with a unique six degree of freedom gameplay developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay Productions in 1995.. You control a spaceship and must pilot it in a mine, through a series of 3d levels. The goal of the game is to find a series of keys, shoot down enemy ships and find your way to the next level.
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Doom

DOS1993protected4.2/5 id software
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Flash Gordon: Il Rapimento di Dale

DOS19923.7/5 Holodream Software
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Martian Memorandum

DOS1991protecteddemo4/5 Access Software
Martian Memorandum is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Access Software. It was released in 1991 and is the sequel to the game Mean Streets. The game is set in a dystopian future on Mars, where players take on the role of Tex Murphy, a private investigator with a sarcastic and humorous demeanor.The story begins with Tex Mu...
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Mines of Titan

DOS19893.6/5 Westwood Studios
Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.
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Monuments of Mars

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1991freeware3.3/5 Scenerio Software
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Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams

DOS19914/5 Origin Systems
Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams is an abandoned science fiction RPG designed by Jeff George, developed by Origin Systems and released in 1991 for DOS. Martian Dreams uses the Ultima VI engine to depict Mars in a top down perspective.
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Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

DOS1988protected4.1/5 LucasArts
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games (now known as LucasArts). It was first released in 1988 for various platforms, including the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Amiga, and others.The game follows the adventures of Zak McKracken, a tabloid newspaper reporter, as he uncovers a plot by a...
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