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Strategy-RPG Red Solstice 2: Survivors is Out Now On Steam

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Red Solstice 2: Survivors, a strategy RPG that sees you fending off hordes of mutant foes, is out now on Steam.

Not to be confused with Brown Solstice, which is when you don’t bring enough portaloos to your pagan festival, Red Solstice 2 is a sequel to the original 2015 title. Like the original, it puts you in charge of a team of hardened soldiers and tasks you with surviving against terrifying odds.

Sound familar? Yes, Red Solstice 2 takes its cues from James Cameron’s Aliens, though in this case the terrible decisions are down to you or, if you play co-op, you and your partner. Combat is real-time, though there’s a heavy dose of strategy here, along with a handful of RPG elements; creators Ironward have gone out of their way to specify this isn’t a twin-stick shooter.

We took a look at the game last month, and were left with the impression that co-op is where the game was going to shine. So if you can get other players involved (the game supports up to seven) you could be in for a treat. Or it could also go horrible wrong when you can’t decide how best to handle the horde.

Red Solstice 2: Survivors is available now for PC, through the Steam Store, with a 10% discount running at the moment.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.