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 (636 reviews) - 96% of the 636 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (22,098 reviews) - 97% of the 22,098 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2011

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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
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Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (636 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (22,098 reviews)
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PM_ME_YOUR_OVERWATCH_CODES
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I've only played this for half an hour,but holy ♥♥♥♥ the writing is brilliant
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appa
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
♥♥♥♥
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[Liga del Mal] Pan Tostado
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Loved it. I won't lie, tears were shed at the end of the game, i think it's totally worth it. Really nice music and dialogues, a bit slow at the begining, but the story only gets better every second.
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Gunther Ultrabolt Novacrunch
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
30 minutes into this thing and my head ached. I found the dialogue tedius, the actual gameplay (if you can call it that) even more so. The crazy glowing reviews, the talks of tears and emotions got me to pull the trigger at $1.99. I don't feel cheated in anyway... just completely underwhelmed. This is a story not a game. A story that, forces you to perform tedious tasks to progress through it. I finally gave up at around the 40 minute mark and just watched the damn thing on youtube. Its as iff someone wrote a nice story and decided to adapt it to some 1990's rpg engine instead of just publishing it.
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Dylan
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Playing To the Moon took me about 5 hours, which was longer than I expected. I warmed up to the dialogue once the character dynamics were established and the story got rolling. Without spoiling too much, I like the story and the themes it explores, such as traveling backwards through time, exploring reconstructed memories, and alternate futures. Where do our desires really come from?

The romanticism of space travel (and time travel) reminds me of Makoto Shinkai’s first film, Voices of a Distant Star. In To the Moon, the protagonists must travel back in time so the character Johnny can travel to outer space. The concept is a lofty one for a game to tackle, and ultimately the clever writing pulls it all together. The stellar music helps it feel more like a Japanese visual novel than an RPG.

My only gripe is that sometimes finding memory links can be annoying, but that’s a minor issue. Overall, the experience was very enjoyable and thought-provoking.
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GlennQ
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Nice story
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TheEel19
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
I didn't know what to expect when buying this game, but somehow this gem managed to work its way into my heart. I'm generally a stoic person, but I was openly crying by the end of this game. It is by far the most touching story I have ever heard or played.
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BellPrincess
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
There really are no words for this game. I fell in love with it when I first started to watch Markiplier play it. Went and bought it so I could play it first. Beautifully done, especially the soundtrack. Never fails to make me cry.
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Flyingace678
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
The real man challenge:
Play this all the way through without crying.

In all honesty though. beautiful game, absolutely fantastic. Amazing story and wonderful soundtrack make for a very immersive experience. No matter what game genre you are into, this is a game that every person will enjoy. Buy it, then cry it.
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Oddysen
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
This is a great game, and playing it was a true experience.
To those considering it play it, I cannot say much more than: Stop considering, start playing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
55 of 59 people (93%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Product received for free
Got this game from a friend. But honestly, I'd pay 20$ for it.
It starts off slow, but after about 30 minutes of playtime, you are exposed to the most beautiful, thrilling and exciting story.
It got me to reconnect with some of my long forgotten dreams, and it made me cry. A lot.
The soundtrack is beautiful, and I still listen to it whenever I'm down.

If you finish this game and don't like it, you are dead to me.
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
very good game! with interesting story and beautiful music
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Sad and funny, serious and light-hearted, marveling and tragic, this game knows how to take you on a feel trip.

10/10, would not-know-if-to-cry-or-smile again.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Beautiful and Sad. It made me cry in first hour itself. It is worth every bit for the story.



Finished it in one sitting. It will leave you speechless and with tears. One of the most touching stories of all time.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Bravo! Bravo!

Beautiful! Emotionally captivating. Please make more!

Controlls are a bit iffy - I switched between mouse/keyboard and gamepad frequently; Doesnt take away from the experience though.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Slightly clunky controls and occasional glitches are completely overshadowed by the amazing story. I don't think i've been this moved by a game since The Walking Dead S1. It doesn't take very long to complete but feels longer than it's length and can drag at times. The gameplay itself is mediocre rpgmaker type point and click with some arbitrary puzzles placed throughout. This in no way deteriates from the story though, with a steady ramp up to a heart wrenching finale this is one of the best stories i've ever played.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Amazing game. Halfway through I was thinking "hmm this is a really good game" but then the second half hit me like a semi truck and the tears started coming and wouldnt stop. I cant even listen to the soundtrack....too much happy sad tears. BUY IT! PLAY IT!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
much more like an interactive experience than a typical game.
A very well written and executed story, filled with very dramatic and funny moments, accompanied by an amazing and mesmerizing soundtrack.
An experience not to be missed!
Heartily recommended.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game always pops up on recommendation threads and the positive reviews really glow. I finally decided to buy it on impulse without doing any digging. A quick glance at the negative reviews would have reminded me that no game is for everyone.

I came to this blind with no bias.

This game isn't for me. The story didn't speak to me at all. The humor was juvenile. The characters were "oh-so-quirky" in the worst way. Long, mundane conversations with a lot of filler had me tapping the space bar endlessly. The controls were unreliable and gameplay was tedious. The same environments are revisited again and again, very repetitive. That supposed emotional payoff never arrived for me.

The game is by no means terrible or offensive. It is not bad. But really, a "must-play"...?

I don't get it - I found it to be a very niche story which at times felt aimed at children. Early on I could feel that I was not the intended audience.

My advice would be to watch a playthrough on youtube if you're so curious about it. Plain curiosity is what caused me to buy it. This is the first and last time I buy a game without doing my proper research.

The cheap price makes it an easy impulse buy. It's still not worth it when it was a chore for me to get through and will now sit untouched forever. Plain, I didn't like it.

This is why I typically go straight to the negative reviews (read: a second opinion) before buying a game. That practice has served me very well, which is why I needed to then leave this review. I have given my truthful and coherent opinion, which is all I can do.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This needs to be made into a movie. It had me at every up and down, all of the plot points and twists were spectacular. I'll narrow it down to one sentence:


Cried like a huge friggin' ♥♥♥♥♥. 11/10 will play in another 6 months
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