This is the game Surviving Mars should have been in the first place.
Green Planet is an awesome addition to Surviving Mars, but it puts a spotlight on some vanilla features that could use some love.
The slowness of the growth and the beauty of the end result, and the intervening moments, make Green Planet a wonderful game to unwind and relax. But the challenge means you’ll also be engaged. It would have been easy to add a few new projects to the research track and call it a day, but the terraforming is so integrated into the existing game, you’ll constantly find yourself marveling at the design.
Surviving Mars is a management game that's really simple to pick up but hard to put down, and Green Planet continues improving on the tested formula.
Green Planet provides an end game and sense of conclusion to Surviving Mars, offering up enough challenge and new content to keep those already interested on the hook and perhaps even provoke some fence sitters to reach into their pockets and pay up for a ticket to a potential future.