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39 Great Games Like Tharsis

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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 Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/01/2016, updated in 2020

Price: 91% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Simulation, Strategy and Traversal

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: Dice

Developer: Totally Choice (@TotallyChoice)

Costs: Purchase cost

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11 Easier Skill Rating than Tharsis

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.
 

2 Board Game Alternatives to Tharsis

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16 Video Games Like Tharsis Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Tharsis. This includes games from the Traversal, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

7 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Tharsis

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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