A story-driven experience about two doctors traversing backwards through a dying man's memories to artificially fulfill his last wish.
User reviews:
Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (202 reviews) - 97% of the 202 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (21,797 reviews) - 97% of the 21,797 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2011

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy To The Moon

Packages that include this game

Buy To The Moon Game and Soundtrack Bundle

Includes 2 items: To the Moon, To the Moon Soundtrack

 

Reviews

“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
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated Sept. 2016! Learn more
Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (202 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (21,797 reviews)
Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Display As:


(what is this?)
12,297 reviews match the filters above ( Overwhelmingly Positive)
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Gifted by a friend, I had no idea what this game was. A wonder! I recommend it without a single doubt.

Basically it is rather something to watch than something to play as it is all about the story. Few actions are required from the player, which most of the time are easy. Make sure to read as it is the core of the game, and give it more than an hour to get into its story.

Pros:
- Excellent storyline. Captivating and pushes the player to have some kind of reflexion about it. Despite the player being quite passive the story will push you to continue if you pay attention to it.
- Soundtrack is superb
- the 16-bit style does it justice - yes I know this sounds weird.
- Text. Suits the game perfectly and - to me - was very pleasant as it gives some room for imagination.
- Those entertaining flipping puzzles

Cons:
- At times I found the controls/mouse precision to be a little bit annoying but it was no big deal tbh.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
'To The Moon' is a truly great game that remains memorable long after the final scene fades. An adventure like no other, with an incredibly clever story. A very touching love story. Funny and emotional, sad, witty, smart - what a dramaturgy.
'To the Moon' left tears on my keyboard and a wonderful soundtrack in my ears.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Well... had my attention for a full 4 hours. Not sure about its classification as a 'game'. I felt like I'd watched an interactive movie. Would recommend on that basis.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Really good story, though I don't think I've come away from a game before feeling this depressed.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
First of all, this is a very informal review. These are my thoughts after taking some time to take everything in.

Alright. I have played a lot of games over the years. Be it on steam, console, mobile devices, anything really. Some for more than 10x the amount of hours I spent on this game. But there is no other title that I've played that deserves a full 10/10 rating. From the story to the soundtrack and everything in between, I absolutely love this game. And much like some of the other reviews, I really can't explain why without spoiling the story. At first, I was a little bit skeptical about getting the game. But the reviews I saw were amazing, and all in all it's only $11 CAD. Let me tell you, if you've got this far into this review and haven't got the game yet, buy it RIGHT NOW. It's so cheap and really is something to remember.

***As a note, if you buy the game, plan on setting aside about 3-4 hours of your day. Once you get into the story, it really consumes you and you wont be wanting to stop till you complete your goal***
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
"To The Moon" is a narrative RPG-lite experience with a surprisingly similar premise to 2010 blockbuster "Inception," but with about 100x the emotional range.

The game follows the endeavours of a team of memory-implant technicians, Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene, who are trying to fulfil the dying wish of a man named Johnny who wants to go to the moon. Yes, that moon.

It's about much more than that, but I won't spoil the story. The pacing is relaxed but hooks you along, interspersing humorous references and callbacks into the broader sweep of the story. I called it an "RPG-lite" earlier because progression is exploration and puzzle driven, but fairly linear and with no battles to speak of (this does not negatively affect the experience in the least). The soundtrack is majestic, grand, and haunting - which fits the narrative all too well.

Upon finishing "To The Moon" my immediate reaction was "I was not prepared for this. I WAS NOT PREPARED." I absolutely recommend that you allow yourself to be surprised by "To The Moon." It is an excellent game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I usually bought this game because it only had one achivement. I didn't really pay attention in the begginning of the game but as I progressed through the game, it hit me. This is an amazing game with a wonderful story/gameplay. It is very smooth and fun (and sad T_T) 10/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Pretty much a linear Visual Novel.
If your cool with that then it has a very sweet story waiting.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Just Simply...Tears and Laughter, Never stops hitting me like a fraight train without brakes
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recently Posted
Fox
5.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
Science has never been sadder.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
nabakov94
5.9 hrs
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.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Κώστας Μπογδάνος
4.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Product received for free
No epic battles, no party, great storytelling, just play it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
StratAl83
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
Can't believe I've just find this game yesterday randomly on Steam.

Amazing story telling ! It is worth every penny !

To the moon made my cry like a baby !

10/10 I would definitly recommand it for everyone looking for a chill out game that will lead you on an emotional roller coaster !
Helpful? Yes No Funny
KarmageddonGR
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
+
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Slim
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
Amazing experience for first time play through.

It's an easy game to play through.
It emotionally grabbing.
I smiled, I laughed, I cried, and I strongly recommend this if you got nothing to do for a few hours.

It's worth it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
krisxcrossed
4.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
The story in this game is enough to pull you in and make you laugh, cry, and angry, and then happy. It's been an awfully long time since a video game story was able to keep me entraced to play it through all in one go. Very simple game play, but the game itself was well worth the time in my book.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Ellandriel Stormshadow
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
So this review is long overdue, but no matter.
After having gone through the game several times over, it is about time. So here we go.

To The Moon review: short version. (for all the tl;dr people out there, let's get right into the good stuff).


*The story in this game is very gripping.
*The overall design is well done.
*The mood is just right.

To The Moon takes you on a journey that will make you laugh & cry. The story is well written, the art is surprisingly well done. As is the scripting.
The game isn't super long, but the story contents is well worth it, in all honesty. After having gone through the game to check for bugs & other options during gameplay, I can honestly say that I find nothing truly wrong with the game itself. All I found was one -tiny- glitch point that didn't really change anything. All it did was allow me to take one more step in that direction.
One of the best parts of this game is that the story isn't spoon-fed to the player. You are put to the task of exploring even the smallest of possibilities, learning more as you go. A puzzle here & there, talking. And the more you find out, the more you want to keep searching to find the truth.
I'll be honest. Once I started playing, I couldn't stop. In the end, I literally could NOT stop myself from shedding tears.
If you want a good story-driven RPG that is light enough in size & you can just relax with, then this is the game for you.
So if you haven't tried it yet, I highly suggest checking it out. It is money well spent for such a beautiful game.

So out of a possible 5 on my Demanding Gamer scoring system, I rate this game 4.9/5
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Sawyer
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game will give you the feels. Just play it.

Beware of the onion cutting ninjas though.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Little Man
3.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Absolutely beautiful game
Helpful? Yes No Funny