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Find out how to stay alive on another planet in Surviving Mars (oxygen's apparently handy, who knew?)

Theres not been a good sim game on console for a while so Surviving Mars looks well placed to scratch that 'power consumption balancing' itch.

As the name suggests the game tasks you with creating and developing a colony on Mars - everything from food production and housing, through to oxygen management and more. 

Get it right and you'll be able to slowly expand over the surface of the Red Planet. Get it wrong and it'll be a lot like the Matt Damon movie without the happy ending. (Growing potatoes in your own shit unconfirmed as a feature.)

Watch the presentation from the PC Gamer Weekender up there to learn the finer points of off world colony management or check out the livestream (opens in new tab) to what's on now. See a full list of what's on at the PC Gamer Weekender (opens in new tab) here. 

Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.