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Tharsis is a tough strategy-simulation game where you must survive a doomed mission to Mars. You roll dice whose outcome can either help repair the ship or make things worse by injuring crew mates or causing further damage. The dice foreground the constant balancing of risk and survival that must be negotiated (and mitigated) if you are to survive.
Unfortunately, Tharsis is not available on Android, Xbox One, Xbox X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:
Release Date: 12/01/2016, updated in 2020
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Genres: Battle, Simulation, Strategy (Puzzle and Traversal)
Accessibility: 20 features
Components: 2D Overhead, Dice and Grid
Developer: Totally Choice (@TotallyChoice)
Costs: Purchase cost
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Components: 2D Overhead, 2D Side-On and Day and Night
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Release Date: 07/12/2021
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Release Date: 24/09/2021
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Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
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Release Date: 27/02/2018, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Stadia, Switch and iOS
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid, Hand-Made and Pixels
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Release Date: 14/11/2023
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Release Date: 13/08/2019, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Components: 2D Side-On, Cards and Dice
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Release Date: 03/02/2021, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 2D Overhead, Cards, Grid, Hand-Made and Pixels
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Release Date: 14/06/2020, updated in 2021
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Release Date: 25/07/2021
Out Now: Android and PC
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Release Date: 21/05/2019, updated in 2020
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Release Date: 15/11/2017, updated in 2019
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
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Release Date: 15/10/2020, updated in 2021
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Release Date: 14/09/2012, updated in 2014
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Release Date: 22/11/2022
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If you like the sound of Tharsis but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
These are our hand-picked alternatives to Tharsis. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
These are games of a similar genre mix to Tharsis. This includes games from the Traversal, Puzzle, Simulation, Strategy and Battle genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
If you like the sound of Tharsis but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features.
You can view a full breakdown in our Tharsis Accessibility Report.
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