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 (792 reviews) - 96% of the 792 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (22,676 reviews) - 97% of the 22,676 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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Overwhelmingly Positive (792 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (22,676 reviews)
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Sonic12o3
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
A wonderfully written story-based game. It's mostly story with a few puzzles here and there, but the story is extremely well written and knows how to mess with your emotions.
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Orbit Girl
( 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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洛洛君
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I love this game.
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⚕ RED ⚕
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
So far. This game made on RPG maker...nailed the absolute best script writting i've ever seen in any work of fiction. And i'm playing games since 1990
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Kakarot
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Just spectacular, an excellent example of a video game being more than just a game, but an experience. 'To the Moon' is a well crafted, beautiful, emotional work of art with an incredible soundtrack.
If this had been a movie I have no doubt that it would have been a success and a classic.
An absolute must play for all types of gamers.
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Flint
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Amazing game.
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Azel
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
It's amazing. Its just a game and only have 8bit graphics, but I haven't seen anything like this game before... After a while time, you feeling like that man who is in the game... I wont say lie. Yeap, I'm cried, because game's story so innocent and so unpredictable. Purchase and play. You will feel a different feels, I think :)))
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Hatose
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Good 5 hrs non stop play
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GlobalNoob
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Product received for free
For the first time (not sure if it is first or not tbh) a game made me sad. I was going to cry but I was too manly for crying so I punched some cute puppies to feel manly again.

+Amazingly emotional story
+Not that bad graphics for such genre
+A gameplay that makes you feel weird but fun to play.

I played and finished the game by playing it 4 hours straight. Damn. Time wasted well.
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scrofula
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Cons:
1. The controls are a bit off. But you don't need them a lot because of:
2. There is not much of a "game". Progression is very "railroaded", and the player does not have any meaningful choices.

Pros:
1. Everything else. I mean it. I don't remember the last time a game touched me this much.
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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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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Bittersweet art.

I feel lucky that the game found me at the right time in my life.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
To The Moon is simply put the most beautiful experience I've ever had in a looooong time. It takes an alternate approach to story-telling by going backwards in the timeline, and really pays off in the end as a result. It only took four hours for me to finish, but by the end I was covered in tears. Despite the lack of gameplay, the simple concept of exploration was enough for me to continue for I felt that any sort of standard gameplay mechanic would draw away from the story itself. It was an unforgettable journey, and if anyone in the world tells you that video games aren't art just shove this game into their face.

Brilliant Story. Touching Soundtrack. Gorgeous Pixel Art. Just Play It.

P.S. Now I'll never look at a platypus the same way again.
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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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