Excerpt: On the surface, Stalin vs Martians is one of those games that makes you want to get up and cheer developers that come up with whacky game ideas and then get approval and financing to make them.
Conclusion: Its price is extortionate and it’s shocking that its seen release. Its execution is inherently flawed. Mother Russia is calling and we’re not ashamed to say we’ve given Stalin Vs. Martians a big push. Avoid.
Excerpt: I used to play real-time strategy games all the time, back in the days when Command & Conquer and Warcraft were new and exciting. But then I got bored with the genre because all of the games started playing alike.
Excerpt: I think it is mandatory for every reviewer to review a horrible game every once in a while. I mean, reviewing good games feels less like work and more like fun, so to really put the WORK into things you need to be willing to take one for the team, right?
Summary: Stalin vs. Martians is a good joke, but a bad, unbalanced mess of a game. At 15$, it’s also an expensive joke that I can’t recommend to anyone. If the price drops to 5$ or even 10$, it would be worth picking up for the soundtrack alone as it is the game’s true highlight.
Excerpt: On some level, it feels as if all I need to do here is point out that the title of the game is Stalin vs. Martians , and then conclude my review there. When you first hear the title, it's got your attention with its promise of incoming wackiness.
Excerpt: Being a student of history, I was a little concerned when assigned Stalin Vs. Martians to review. Although he gets better PR because he was part of the Allies in World War II, a move he was forced into and didn't really want to make, Stalin was as big a bastard as Hitler.