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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Overwhelmingly Positive (746 reviews) - 96% of the 746 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (22,716 reviews) - 97% of the 22,716 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

Windows
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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Pautimus
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
The pacing can be abit slow, however the story is engaging enough to want to see it through to the end.
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Mav NYC
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
"To the Moon" it's a super short game, like 3 hours long... but it's really emotional. It's like getting hit by a feels car while on a highway. And as you're crawling away, a feels truck hits you, and then it starts to rain. It's such a powerful story, if you can play the game with someone with you, it'll help.
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JackDsaniels
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
In the heyday of any fledgling medium vying to be taken seriously, advocates tend to get a little trigger happy with setting off the congratulatory fireworks. Any effort - so long as it is, indeed, an effort - will find itself inundated with roses and champagne, as every able-bodied critic joins the ferverous parade to go suck its d*ck off. This is why the largely inconsequential bullsh*t that makes up Uncharted gets to be "cinematic", why the uninspired, postmodern-lite Dr. Langeskov gets to be "clever" - it's pure wishful thinking.

To the Moon is a nice effort. The indie flood gates hadn't quite opened up in 2011, so I forgive the critics, the fans, hell, even the creators of all the undue hype. Look, games like To the Moon should be encouraged, and encouraging games like To the Moon in 2011 is likely what lead us to a world where we have Dear Esther, and The Beginner's Guide, but make no mistake: To the Moon is a bad game, and a bad story.

tl;dp (too long, don't play): Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Tobias Wolff's Bullet in the Brain, as interpretted by an asocial, hormonal pre-teen.



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Kingfisher
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
meh. dude has an unhappy life. make him think he actually had a happy one. too escapist. really dragged on in the end.
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MBGDennis
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Personally I liked this game , but to be honest not for everyone. Read an equal mixture of positive/negative reviews and decide.

PROS
~The story*
~Characters (although most info on the protagonists will be found in the minisodes)
~The art

(*) The story is good , but not great. Fans of the game may say it is "GENIUS" but in my opinion there was no genius plot element or twist, it was a a good and nice story and that`s all.

CONS
~The controls*
~The humor**

(*) The characters` movements feel "slidey" . I think the maps are made on a grid pattern so if you use a keyboard you might stop pressing the key but the character will keep moving to the end block , it creates a "slidey" feeling and puts me kinda off. You can of couse you can use a mouse so it`s up to you , I prefer keyboard and the keyboard didn`t feel right.
(**) The humor feels forced and cringey. Dr.Watts for exmple constantly makes jokes and puns, I think they are intentionally writen bad and cringey but I think it was unnecessary.


I personally suggest you try it, you will probably like it.
7/10

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payBck
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Intriguing, beautiful, emotional. A delight.

With it's simple 64 bit style and an incredible written, heartfelt story, To the Moon is one of those games you instantly fall in love with.
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еis
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
**ACHIEVEMENTS CLEARED (01/01)**
personal score: B-RANK
price paid: 1.00 USDs // humble indie bundle x
price history: buy at a 80%+ price cut
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Suro
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
This is an amazing game, its proof that a great game does not require gfx, it has an incredible story that will get you hooked and great soundtrack to go with it. Must play this, and yes, YOU WILL CRY.
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Lexertia
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I love this game, so much. It's something that my girlfriend and I enjoyed, as it has a beautiful story, incredible art, and an unforgettable soundtrack. While the controls with mouse are a bit clunky, and using the keyboard hinders the ability to hover over interactive objects in the game, it's easily forgotten as the story goes on. I'm looking forward to FreeBird's next episode, Finding Paradise.
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NordhNet
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Theres not much to be said that hasn´t been said already.
This game is truly a work of art and a perfect example of that its time for gaming to be accepted amongst the greats (hollywood, oscars etc).

The story is so well written that it had me sitting on the edge of my seat during the whole experiance. It made me cry, laugh and at times both at the same time, and I´m not an emotional person.

The ending and the part leading up to the ending was like being hit with a ton of bricks in the stomach, it took the air right out of me.

As always a game like this is not for everyone, but I do recommend that you try it if you get the chance.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
A beautiful emotional story that everyone should play. It's quite short, but totally worth it spending a few hours with.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I payed a mere $1.99 whilst it was on sale, what a steal.

I would be very happy to pay full price for this masterpiece, everything about it was sublime. The not so subtle TV show references when breaking a memento, the world design, the game mechanics... I'm not going to comment on the story that was told as I don't wish to potentially spoil anything, suffice it to say it will make you cry MANLY tears. The soundtrack is one of the few soundtracks I have even thought of purchasing in my lifetime; it was beautiful.

I've played this through once, and I certainly will be again. Not to mention the DLC is free!

This is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most well executed games I have played and will every play. Hats off to Freebird Games for giving us this piece of art. I'll be giving A Bird Story a go and if it's even half as good as this was I'll be over the moon *unintentional pun I swear*

I cannot recommend this enough, buy it and steam share your library to your friends if they do not wish to purchase it; it's a must play.

10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
PREPARE..FOR..TROUBLE!
-AND MAKE IT DOUBLE!
(Sorry I had to they remind me so much of them)

ANYWAY!

I completed the game in roughly 6 hours. But those hours were fantastic!

It opens like your typical RPG. Overhead 2D gameplay. Your main objective is to really just follow along the story...and there are a few panel based puzzles. but not too many. This is a game that's absolutely impossible to put down once you get into it just a little bit, as the music is outstanding...and the story is very well made!! Unfortunately, The only big surprise I got out of this game was the suprise that I wasn't going to be surprised...in otherwords...with how amazing the game has let me on...I expected the wrong ending. Either way. It was great. and worth a great deal of money, and then some.

It makes me wish I had a machine to re-visit my memories...oh golly.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Pros: Well written and heart-touching story.

Cons: Chose the wrong media to tell its story. Rent this film instead: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" by Michel Gondry; it's shorter, cheaper and I would say that has more interaction than this "vg".
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
并不精美的像素画风,作为RPG没有战斗没有装备没有支线,甚至作者自己都吐槽自己这并不是一款RPG游戏,但是无论是剧情、音乐、还是人物的刻画,都倾注了满满的心意。

如果当初走了另一条道路,我的人生会变成什么样子?

其实答案不早就知道了嘛。
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This is such a beautiful game. The story had incredible depth. It'll take you through an emotional, uplifting and heart-wrenching journey. Also,the soundtrack is really amazing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
To the Moon is a story-focused game that even I enjoyed thoroughly. I have never been a major fan of games that are designed with pixel graphics, especially of the indie variety, but the story is just that beautiful I liked it.

Because of its story being practically the only real component of this game, I don't want to reveal or spoil too much. The game revolves around two scientists of the Sigmund Corporation, a company that can send people through a patient's memories to artificially change one's perceived past. The scientists, Dr. Eva Rosalene and Dr. Neil Watts are very interesting characters throughout the game and interact very differently at different times of the game. I would go as far as saying this is like a video game adaptation of a creative short story.

Generally speaking the game is very simple. There is only a few buttons: movement and "use" for interacting with items.

Obligatory Score: 10/10. Absolutely worth playing, it goes on sale quite often.

Edit: Music is really good too.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
The best 2D game i ever played, amazing!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Product received for free
I got this game as a gift from my boyfriend, and when I first started playing it I viewed it as another game. But when I decided to play through it completely with my boyfriend sitting there with me, I had my heart shattered, rebuilt, and then shattered again as I witnessed the most beautiful love story within a game. This is a must have, and when it goes on sale during Steam Sales, I would recommend it highly as a 1st purchase.

I love this game, and there isn't a day that goes by that I haven't stopped thinking about it. 10/10 would have my heart shattered again
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
To the moon is a point and click RPG which has a fantastic story and great music. There is no battle system in the game and your entire playthrough (6 hrs average) will be story driven.

The following are my views and feelings about the game after a single playthrough. I will not be discussing the story to avoid giving spoilers but will say that the story, nay, entire playing experience was absolutely wonderful.

Positives:

- The story gets really interesting early on and the experience goes only uphill from there.
- The characters and their dialouges are very well written and unique.
- The game has great flow and pacing.
- The "Time travelling" mechanic, especially solving memento puzzles was fun and added to the story.
- The Music is the strongest point of the game imo. 10/10 if I would rate it.
- The humor is great and jokes are plenty. I mostly had a grin on my face.
- I like how the game was not very difficult which at least made my playthrough enjoyable.
- The game also makes one feel a mix of emotions including feeling weird at times, which was good.
- There were several neat refrences like animorphs books etc.
- The graphics are standard RPG style and the controls are simple/easy.

Negatives:

- I could not play the game on my gaming laptop as it would not run even after following instructions by the developers. I do know that many players have had the same problems which started during the steam summer sale (2016). I played the game on my brother's laptop and it ran most of the time.
- I changed the DEP settings on my laptop but I kept getting "Script is hanging" error and critical errors afterwards.


Final thoughts:

To the Moon is an excellent RPG with a great story and an even greater soundtrack. I had a blast playing the game. I would recommend this game just for the soundtrack alone but luckily it has a touching story and well written characters which makes it a must have if you like RPGs.

9.5/10

Extra:
best joke from the game imo :D
Johnny: What are you reading?
River: ...A book.


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