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Stalin vs Martians

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Stalin vs Martians
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Genre(s): Real-time strategy
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows
Release: April 29, 2009
Discontinuation: July 2009
Engine: Enigma Engine
Developer(s): Black Wing Foundation
Dreamlore
N-Game
Publisher(s): Mezmer Games
Country: Ukraine


Stalin vs. Martians is a parody real-time strategy video game developed by Black Wing Foundation, Dreamlore, and N-Game, released on April 29, 2009. Described as "trashy and over-the-top" by its creators, the game mocks World War II strategy games and utilizes pythonesque humor.

The game has a spinoff, a social browser game Stalin vs Martians Online. In 2013, the developers launched a Kickstarter campaign for a sequel, Stalin vs. Martians 3, but the campaign has failed completely and the game was cancelled. However, in 2019 the developer decided to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the "franchise" and announced a new installment, Stalin vs Martians 4.

Why It Intentionally Sucks

  1. The concept itself is very stupid for all the wrong reasons, you play as Stalin and you have to kill aliens, that's something an edgy 10 year old kid could've came up with.
  2. The graphics look absolutely outdated. Noteworthy is the fact that the game uses the Enigma Engine, which was used by an earlier WWII game, Blitzkrieg 2 (complete with reusing some of its models)... which came out in 2005.
  3. Annoying sound effects.
  4. Very short.
  5. Despite calling itself a real-time strategy game, the game lacks any of the necessary elements.
  6. Bad design decisions like bad enemy placement and bad mission structure.
  7. Bugs and glitches all over the place.
  8. Stupid AI.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some of the music is actually good and catchy, especially the main theme, "Stalin Loves Disco".
  2. The designs of the aliens look decent despite the graphics.
  3. The cinematics are still funny.

Reception

Stalin vs. Martians received scathing reviews from critics. It has an average score of 23.41% on GameRankings as well as 25% on Metacritic. GameSpot awarded the game 1.5/10, calling it "perhaps the worst RTS game ever created".

The site also named it 2009's Flat-Out Worst Game. IGN, which rated the game a 2/10, noted the game's total lack of any RTS-related elements and asked whether it was 'made in 1994 and sealed into a vault until 2009' given how dated the visuals looked. The game was ranked 100 of Tats Top 100 Shittiest Games.

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