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Achievements are unlocked for players after reaching certain milestones, achieving hidden goals, or unlocking certain items. There are currently 70 Steam achievements for Surviving Mars.

See Global Gameplay Stats – Surviving Mars at Steam for a list of all achievements sorted by the percentage of players that managed to complete an achievement.

The ability to unlock Achievements can be disabled by some Game Rules.

Base Game AchievementsEdit

Name Image Description
A Better Planet   Have an Earthsick Colonist who decided to stay on Mars
A Shooting Star   Shoot down a meteorite
Alpha Scientist   Build the Omega Telescope
Aren't they Cute?   Play as SpaceY and control 200 Drones before Sol 100
Assisted Self-Improvement   Treat 50 Colonists in a Sanatorium
Because we Care   Play as Europe and research 5 Breakthrough Technologies before Sol 100
Bubble Wrap   Build a Dome
Building a Better Future   Play as Blue Sun Corporation and export 500 units of Rare Metals to Earth before Sol 100
Can't Stop the Signal   Scan all Sectors
Cast in Concrete   Build the Excavator
Cubism   Complete The Power of Three Mystery
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?   Have a Dome populated by at least 50 Biorobot Colonists
Dream of a Green Mars   Reach 200 Vegans
For the Benefit of All   Play as USA and research all technologies in the Engineering tech-tree before Sol 100
Gagarin's Legacy   Play as Russia and extract 10000 resource units from Deposits before Sol 100
Good News, Everyone!   Pass the Colony Approval stage
How Much is a Googol?   Reach $100,000 M
Immortality of a Kind   Have a citizen that was reconstructed by Project Phoenix
In the High Tower   Build a Dome Spire
In the Service of Humankind   Play as India and have 5 Domes before Sol 100
Interesting Times   Play as China and reach a population of 200 before Sol 100
It's Always Sunny on Mars   Build the Artificial Sun
Marsopolis   Reach 100 Colonists living in a single Dome
Marvin the Martian   First child on Mars
Mirror, mirror...   Complete the Spheres mystery
Multiplanet Species   Reach 1000 Colonists
Open the Pod Bay Doors   Build a Shuttle Hub
Perfect Moment   Have a Colonist with all four stats at maximum
Posthuman   Have a Colonist with 2 Rare traits
Sentience 2.0   Complete the Artificial Intelligence mystery
Snow Globe   Build the Geoscape Dome
Space Communism   Reach 250 Colonists
Space Invaders   Complete The Dredgers mystery
Spacey Food   Harvest Food on Mars
S.P.E.C.I.A.L.   Have a Colonist with 5 Perks
Swan Song   Complete the Inner Light mystery
The Beanstalk   Build the Space Elevator
The Boundaries of Knowledge   Research all non-Breakthrough Technologies
The Final Frontier   Deep scan all Sectors
The New Ark   Play as the Church of the New Ark and have 100 people born on Mars before Sol 100
The New Wonders of the World   Construct 5 different Wonders in a single playthrough
The Positronic Man   Have a Biorobot Colonist
The Rabbit Hole   Build the Mohole Mine
The Watney Challenge   Pass the Colony Approval stage with a single Founder
There and Back Again   Refuel a Rocket
What is Real?   Build Project Morpheus
Where No Man has Gone Before   Analyze an Anomaly
Whistleblower   Complete the Marsgate mystery
Wubba, lubba, dub, dub!   Build 1000 buildings
You can't take the Sky from Me!   Land 50 Rockets on Mars in a single playthrough

Space Race AchievementsEdit

Name Image Description
Bushido   Play as Japan and train 200 specialists before Sol 100
Europa Universalis   Play as Europe and reach daily production of 10,000 Research before Sol 100
Gold Rush   Play as Brazil and convert 2000 Waste Rock to Rare Metals before Sol 100
No Pain, No Gain   Play as Russia and have 500 colonists on challenge rating 500% or higher
Space Capitalism   Play as Blue Sun Corporation and produce $100,000 M Funding before Sol 100
Space Shopping   Play as USA and have a Geoscape Dome with a Megamall before Sol 100
Tao   Play as China and have Tai-chi Gardens in 10 domes before Sol 100
The Garden of Eden   Play as Church of the new Ark and have 250 Colonists at 70+ Comfort before Sol 100
The Pace of Progress   Play as SpaceY and complete all Sponsor Goals on challenge rating 500% or higher
Waste Not, Want Not   Play as India and convert 3000 Waste Rock to useful materials before Sol 100

Green Planet AchievementsEdit

Name Image Description
Capital Achievement   Construct a Capital City
Creator of Worlds   Max all Terraforming Parameters
Detox   Endure the Toxic Rains
Fear my Botany Powers!   Plant a tree
Move this Mountain!   Have a RC Dozer complete a landscaping project
Now we need ducks   Have a lake with liquid water
Red Button   Nuke the Polar Caps
Seeds of Life   Harvest Seeds on Mars
Skies of Blue   Create blue skies by terraforming
Tears of Joy   Have water rain on Mars

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