A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.
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Very Positive (185 reviews) - 93% of the 185 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Nov 1, 2011

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“How do I explain why it’s brilliant without spoiling what makes it so?”
9/10 – Eurogamer

“It’s simple, poignant, and full of heart.”
10/10 – GamePro

“To the Moon is a game you must play.”
8/10 – GameSpot

"I guess the music's kinda nice..."
-Developer's Aunt

"It is no less than absolutely beautiful."
10/10 – PC PowerPlay

About This Game

Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning... but only in their patients' heads.

Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. Thus, the operation is only done to people on their deathbeds, to fulfill what they wish they had done with their lives, but didn’t.

This particular story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny's past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is.

And Johnny's last wish is, of course... to go to the moon.

Key Features

  • A unique & non-combat story-driven experience
  • Innovative mix between adventure game elements and classic RPG aesthetics
  • Acclaimed original soundtrack that closely ties to the story
  • An espresso execution with zero filler and no time drains

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor:Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 High Color +
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Major Linux Distribution from 2010
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
There's a perfect word to describe this game: Masterpiece.
To the Moon is one of the best story-telling games I've ever played.

You can feel the touch of life and death on it. The convincing love story that isn't cliche, the details of a romantic life, well... the true love.
If you love reading books, this is your kind of game. It will make you laugh, cry, be surprised, be shocked, everything..!

Besides a overpass gameplay, it will touch your soul.
I have no more words to say about "To the Moon", let it speaks for itself.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
"The ending isn't any more important than the moments leading to it."

I've back to this game after years and I still love it. One of the best story i ever seen. Simple gameplay, Amazing soundtrack "For the River" and Perfect Story.
I'm not gonna land among the Stars because i haven't missed shoot for the moon.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
OK, with that out of the way, we can finally get to business.

The game To the Moon is a story driven game where the player takes control of two scientists who are sent to an old mans' home to work in his memories to send him to the moon. It has many moments to make you smile, and many moments to make you cry, as well as some to bring about both reactions at one time.
  • The gameplay is relatively nonexistent, however, it fits the game and how it was intended to be played. It consists of walking around a memory finding key memory orbs, as well as a memory link (if you're struggling, try the platypus.) Once you unlock the link, you solve a tile puzzle, then repeat the process. (If you're still struggling, move your cursor slowly over people or walk somewhere you didnt think you had to go.) There was one area where the gameplay got a bit different, which some may like, while it just broke my immersion.
  • The simple mechanics made this game easy to play, but also easy to get bored while playing for some.
  • The graphics were beautiful. They flowed smoothly for a pixelated game, and everything blended together well. Some may say that "You need to be able to see what to interact with and what not to!" But that simply isn't the case in this game. The fun is in the hunt for what you need. Of course, some things you will find will be a given whenever present, but for the beginning and a few things in each memory, the graphics play beautifully into it.
  • Last and certainly not least, the soundtrack. Pardon me as I fanboy. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I think, nope, not done. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! OK definitely done now. In short terms, buy it, I did, and I have no regrets. In long terms, this games soundtrack is gorgeous. It makes use of the piano as the base for all songs, adding strings in some, not much else for others. It captures the mood of the story so well, and almost carries meaning in and of itself. My favorite is every single one. It reuses songs a lot, but they are so beautiful I still listen to them in my day to day life. If you buy this game for NOTHING else, buy it for the music. It is superb.

While this game may seem boring, it can get emotionally attaching, especially for those in a relationship or very close with another person. I repeatedly kept looking at my own life and thinking, "Yeah, that sounds familiar!" While other times I looked at my own life going "OH NO, WHY IS THIS SO FAMILIAR!" And proceeded to cry for the next couple minutes, trying to play the game still. This is definitely a game to make you feel happy, sad, and even maybe a bit mad, but not a game for mindless joy.



I played this game completely open to myself, my life, and people around me. I tried to find parallels, or think to the future in order to connect to what was happening. I am certainly no old man, so it helped to think about how it would be to be taking my final breaths. I could do this safely, I have what I would classify as a strong mind. However, I know some people very close to me that tried that and got highly anxious, some even breaking down completely. If this may be you, please, do not feel pressured to play this way, and don't try to. Besides that, try to play the game by putting yourself inthese situations. Try to put yourself in the shoes of an old man wanting to go to the moon, try to put yourself in the feet of a young man marrying a woman with a mental disorder.
Finally, be prepared to cry. This story is so tragic, it isnt even the love story. In one scene, the big twist, a mother accidentally hits her son with her car, killing him. It turns out to not be the old man (obviously), but instead his twin brother. After that, it's revealed he was given beta blockers, a drug to essentially delete traumatic memories. His mother is actually so distraught, she starts acting like the living twin is the dead twin, calling him the dead ones name, Joey, and almost forcing him to live the life his twin brother wanted to live.


Anyway, this game is so touching and amazing, with some funny moments, sad moments, and joyful moments.

I rate it 9.7/10 PLATYPUSES
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
The human body is %72 water, when you finish this game it will drop below %50, get your tissues ready, get a silent dark room, beat the game in once.
You OWE yourself hearing what the games gonna tell ya.
Best Story Ever!

Bön bön yorum okumayı bırakın da bir an önce alıp bitirin şu oyunu, ne bekliyorsunuz!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
This game was like no game i have ever played. At first i didnt expect much. I thought it was just like all the other games but i was wrong. I laughed and I have cried at this game. Please play this game. I promise you, you wont regret it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Honestly, the story to this game is too great. If you have some spare money and some spare time i highly recommend you get this. It's not too long of a game so even if you dont have much time to play you can enjoy the awesome story little bits at a time and still finish it within decent time. If you're looking for something with a great story, go for it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Man, all I read was how good this game was and to not read a lot to not ruin the story. Well I beat the game a few minutes ago and damn who cut the onions!? This game is absolutely fantastic and a perfect example of how video games can emotionally move us, just like a movie.

If you want a game that will remind you of how amazing games can be, that graphics aren't everything and want a story that has substance and thought, get this game!

Now if you'll excuse me I have to see who keeps cutting onions.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I've read reviews, I knew it was going to be good. But boy, I never expected it to be this good! Best 'small' game I've played since Valiant Hearts.
You don't really need to know anything more obout this game that it is a wonderfully written journey though a man's lfe and memories, which touches upon the topics of life, death, friendship, loss, unconditional love and dreams. But if you really need more and you like bullet points, I've broken down the game into categories:
  • Storyline - fantastic: moving, heart-warming and with some nice plot twists, the story built its pace throughout the game very nicely.
  • Music - excellent music, nicely fitting given moments. Not much to say about it but it was near perfect (for this game, of course).
  • Sound effects - gameboy level of sophistication but decent.
  • Gameplay - nothing special - clicking through dialogues, clicking objects, some kindergarten-level puzzles and two 'arcade' moments. Truth be told, it's a good thing it wasn't more engaging - this way the player can focus full attention on the story. The game mechanics are just there to justfy it bein a 'game', rather than an animation.
  • Graphics - very simple, yet aesthetic (unless you were expecting AAA level of photorealistic graphics, in which case the graphics in this game is terrible)
  • Game time - To the Moon is very short, realisticly speaking, you need about 4 - 4,5 hours to finish it. And there is very little value in terms of replayability. However, the length seemed adequate, at no point did I have the feeling that it was dragged-out.
  • Offensiveness - Only offensive to platypus lovers and Dragon Ball fans (well, sort of...)

10/10 - Would cry again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
best game ever!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
People tell me I'm a messed up, emotionless sociopath. I rarely smile, and my friends were appalled to learn that I laughed at a few of the deaths in Attack on Titan. And yet this game, this weird little walking simulator filled with pop-culture references and minimal-effort puzzles, this game managed to make me cry. ♥♥♥♥ing emotions.
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97.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
meh...didnt like it much
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3.7 hrs
Posted: October 20
creative, fun, charming, sad....life is a ♥♥♥♥♥. 10/10 would cry aga.......oh wait i haven stopped. RIP johnny
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Chris Hewson
3.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
Well this game has been rattling around my library for quite some time now, I finally clicked "play". Then I didn't get out of my chair for the next 3 hours.

To the Moon is a great story, the whole game plays out like a nice movie. A few 4th wall breaking references here or there, some comic relief, and of course TONS of sappiness. I really wasn't sure what to expect going into this, but with so many positive reviews and such a neat pricetag I remained fairly optimistic, and honestly any expectations I might've had were blown out of the water by what this game really delivered. I didn't think such a story could be told in this format, I didn't know that so few pixels could make me experience so many feels..

I can't make a pros/cons list for this game really. It wouldn't really make sense. If you want to sit back and casually navigate your way through a captivating story then this game might be for you! If you're looking for a more interactive experience - or maybe want to blow some ♥♥♥♥ up - I wouldn't recommend this for you.

Honestly even if this isn't the type of game you think you'd enjoy I would still recommend waiting for a sale and giving it a shot, I spent 2$ and then one day I was in the mood for something different, and now here I am adding another thumbs up to the mountain of positive reviews this game has :)
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Dale Bawlz
6.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
A heartbreaking and beautiful story, and an absolute must play in my mind. This should be made into an film...

As for the gameplay itself... The controls aren't the best ( it is worth noting that it's clearly made for mouse play, so don't fret it when your gamepad doesn't work ) and at the start the gameplay isn't fully clear with the links and mementos (which again.. it becomes pretty intuitive), but none of this should stop you from playing this game. It is absolutely worth playing despite any minor flaws.

As a side note.. there is only one achievement, and it is granted simply for completing the game. This is actually quite perfect, because the only thing that is important about this game IS the story. Enjoy it. Don't expect a lot of gaming as this is just the chosen vehicle for the narrative. Don't stress about missing anything.. you won't. Just enjoy the story.

Also.. the music is great.
Bonus points for all the nerdy pop-culture references.

See you on the moon.
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5.1 hrs
Posted: October 19
I thought I would enjoy this game beause it's received such positive reviews. It tries to keep you interested by evoking emotion throughout the storyline, but ends up laying it on VERY thick during the attempt. The writing isn't very good either. I felt like I was watching soap opera without the love triangle. As far as gameplay is concerned, it's nonexistant. There's an attempt but the difficulty is at about a third grade level. So give it a pass if you're looking for a challenging game or if you don't like soaps.
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5.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
Did I cry a lot? Yes.
Did my feels metaphorically get kicked in the balls repeatedly? Yes.
Was there plot twists? Yes.
Would i sugest it? Yes.

This game hurts your emotions so bad... but its such a riveting story and i couldn't walk away from it. (So i literally just spent 5 hours playing this game. Trying my hardest not to cry)

10/10 do buy this game
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4.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
Where do I begin.

I can't begin to express what I'm feeling right now, and I would never want too. I'd want you to experience yourself. I used to scroll past this game every time I ever looked through the recommended listings in the Steam Store as I deemed it as something I wouldn't like.

I was dead wrong.

Without ruining anything about the game, if you love RPG games, not nessecarily horror games, but any RPG games, I would highly recommend this one. Play with an open mind, and an open heart. "To the Moon" will rock your world.
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Cat Casino
2.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
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Saber Moore
7.7 hrs
Posted: October 18
A simple and fun point-and-click RPG with a unique and compelling story. Don't expect much combat and action, but the game has plenty of witty and funny dialog and a suspenseful story to keep you engaged. The minisodes were short 20-minute games that added depth to the scientists and their co-workers while continuing the story after the original game.
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4.9 hrs
Posted: October 18
Game was nice and creative. The story is well only thing this game actually has. there is little to know of any gameplay to it. there are just teeny tiny little puzzle parts in the game and those are super easy to do. There is some thinking if you want to do like the thing tells you to do like Do able with 6 or so turns. but there is no achievement to it so there is no reason doing that. one thing that I super dislike about this game is the lack of interaction. Think about games like mad father you can interact with most of the stuffyou see. now with this you can only interract with stuff you have to interract with. My highlight for this game is the music. all and all.... its an nice experience.
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