"somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting"

UESCTerm 802.11 (remote override)
<Message to All Marathon Terminals>
Marathon Emergency Systems Broadcast
Today at 0820 hours, the Marathon came under surprise attack from unknown hostile forces. The Marathon has sustained serious damage.

At 0830 hours, alien forces boarded the Marathon. The current situation is dire. All personnel are required to arm themselves and fight for their lives.
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So begins the Marathon, the first in the epic trilogy of first person shooter games that re-defined the genre. Experience the pulse-pounding action as you defend the Marathon from the alien Pfhor.


.45 Magnum Mega Class
Standard Issue for all security officers and active duty field personnel. Utilizes 8-shot clips of .45 caliber high velocity, vacuum enabled teflon rounds (teflon maintains stable flight for accuracy). Titanium construction results in a sturdy, reliable, light weight firearm.

M.75 Assault Rifle With Grenade Option
Fires 600 rounds per minute of .75 caliber shells. Standard clip holds 52 rounds of high velocity ammunition. Also fires M-class ultrahigh yield grenade cartridges. Grenade clips hold 7 rounds. M.75 Ammunition is neither vacuum enabled nor teflon coated, and due to a manufacturing defect is highly inaccurate at long range.

Tech.50 Fusion Pistol
The tech.50 is an extremely expensive weapon to produce and is used primarily by elite commando tactical troops. Normal firing mode produces 20 high impact energy bolts (5.83 TeraWatts each) in eight seconds. The secondary trigger will charge the internal MicroFuse Reaction Core to 17.5 TeraWatts of power; which is discharged in one large energy bolt. The Tech.50 is powered by a Deuterioxide Halogen Battery Pack capable of producing 116.6 TeraWatts of power.

SPNKR-X17 SSM Launcher (Lazyboy)
This shoulder mounted device fires short range surface to surface high-explosive mini-rockets. Rocket velocity is 110 meters/second with a range of 2500 meters. Rockets explode on impact with a blast radius of 10 meters.

Tozt.25 Flame Unit
Fueled by a single napalm-75 canister, the Tozt.25 will discharge a stream of fire 20 feet long, continuously for 7 seconds. The Tozt is most effective when used in short controlled bursts.


  • defend the UESC Marathon colony ship against the aggressive Pfhor
  • play the role of the cyborg security officer
  • witness the rampancy of Durandal, the ship-board A.I.
  • uncover the surprising secrets of the Pfhor and the UESC Marathon


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Touch Arcade gave Marathon an honorable mention for July 2011 Game of the Month!

Touch Arcade gives Marathon a 4 Star rating (July 7, 2011).

Appolicious gives Marathon 4 bars in a video review. (July 13, 2011).

Slide to Play gives Marathon a 3 d-pad rating. (July 18, 2011)

CNET names Marathon one of the top 15 free iPad games (September 25, 2011)