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 (356 reviews) - 97% of the 356 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,850 reviews) - 97% of the 21,850 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 (356 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,850 reviews)
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jhaug802
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The story is great. That's all I need to say. I personally don't like narrative based games, and the artstyle wasn't necessarily appealing to me when I first saw the game, but after being convinced by a friend to play it, I can honestly say that I got over all that and this is one of the better games I've ever played. Would highly recommend.
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Teocr
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
One of the best games ever made in history of video games.
Um dos melhores jogos já feitos na história dos vídeo games.
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diirsu
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Truly an amazing game. I bought it and waited until I could play the whole game in one sitting.
When I had 4 hours time until I really needed to sleep, I played it. Then, when bedtime arrived, I was so immersed in the game that I wanted to keep playing, so I did. I had cried several times by then, and only more tears followed.
I can recommend it to everyone who wants to play a game that is an emotional rollercoaster that leaves you feeling happy but at the same time crying.
Pros:
-The timeline at the top is very useful so you know what period of time you're playing in.
-beautiful scenery
-Beautiful storyline
-Not drawn out, perfect length for the story it's trying to tell
-Beautful soundtrack
Cons:
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teknifix1
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I love this game. It's one of the very few games (or movies.. or anything really) that actually had me shed a tear. The story is wonderful. The plot and execution are genius. This is one of those rare games where even though it's incredibly short, it's worth every penny, whether on sale or not.

I wish more games spent this much effort crafting an interesting story. I'd like to thank the people behind this game for bringing it into existence.
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BlizzardKhaos
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is so beautiful, one of the best stories out there in video games. It'll have you crying a good bit, but it's completely worth it. This is one game/story you will not forget.
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Baton2k16 | kickback.com
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is like an emotional rollercoaster. Overall this game will make you sob like a little child but there are moments which will bring a smile to your face. Great game.

Controls are a bit janky though. Nothing too serious.

8.5/10
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Watch Japanese Idols Already
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
2% of the game: "ok" story
98% of the game: stupid mini-games and not-funny-at-all jokes from the idiotic male doctor.

Game is not "that horrible", but your money are more well-invested anywhere else.
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KillerGoose
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
TL;DR: Not a technical gem. So many feels. SO worth it.

The Game
To the Moon is an RPG-like game in which you play two employees of Sigmund Corp., a company that is hired to change people's memories in order to fullfil their dying wishes. Dr. Watts and Dr. Rosalene, are, thus, contacted to fullfil an old man's (Johnny) wish of going to the moon. For that, they backtrack through his memories, starting at his most recent one, until they reach a point where they can inject his will to become an astronaut, leaving his own mind to fill the gaps after that. At each memory, they must find a memento, an object that will link back to an older memory upon activation.
As the player plays through the memories, a beautiful, and sometimes painful, story unfolds.

Technical Review:
This game is not a technical gem. The mechanics are simple enough, and it looks like a project a beginner game designer could make on Engine 001. Sometimes, some things felt awkward (for me at least), specially with the change of the cursos icon, and the characters movement (choosing weird routes when point-and-clicking, and not doing as predicted when using a controler).
The switch from regular RPG to a puzzle during the preparation of the mementos is something that I quite enjoyed.

Artistic Review:
If this game is not a technical gem, I'd easily say it is an artistic one.
Although the graphics are very simple, and mostly "uneventfull", there are one or two moments where even they shine.
But the graphics are far from what makes this game an artistic gem. It's story and music make it so.
The story is sometimes beautiful, sometimes painful, sometimes hauting. The story of two lovers since childhood. At each memory we get a new look at things, and in my opinion it beautifully brought to light a desease (Aspergers Syndrome) through a couple of characters with different struggles, and stories. It is a game that quite possibly will have you cry, as well as laugh at the ever so inadequate jokes of Dr. Neil Watt. (Who, it should be noted, seems to be a fan of How I Met Your Mother and Doctor Who).
Finally, the music.
The music of this game is absolutely beautiful in it's simplicity yet emotion. It shows how it can create ambiance, from mre cheerful moments, to sadder tones, to mysterious, even a bit suspenseful. If the story alone won't make you feel, put a good headset on and you're either gonna cry, or gonna have your eyes begin to tear up, or you're just not human.

Overview
I absolutely recommend this game. It's a great, simple piece that shows us that videogames are, truly, a form of art (it actually will literally tell you that on one of the DLC's, like that was needed)

P.S.: I've played the first DLC (the holliday special miniepisode), but not yet the seccond. It is also a beautiful piece at different moments, and for different reasons. I do feel, however, that a chance was wasted at telling other stories, and from other points of view. However, the universe was expanded in a new and interesting way.

P.P.S.: Though this game reminded me of Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, I sill felt at moments that I would like to watch a movie of it, were it well made. And by well made I mean take one of the tangents that the game offers, instead of telling the same story. Perhaps one of Dr.s Watt and Rosalene's old cases, perhaps someone one of someone else's from Sigmund Corp.
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Elohim
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is by far the most touching story ever told in the game industry. Although the game mechanics are easy to follow and very simple, the story is truly something. This game brought tears to my eyes. It's truly magical. Definitely one of those games you'll instantly fall in love with. With it's simple, but elegant design, incredible writing, and thrilling, heartfelt tale, To The Moon is more story than game, but what a story it is...

10/10
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trouble with tribbles
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
"Let's make a game about the first 10 minutes of UP, but have it be EVEN more distressing"

you monsters.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Put aside 3-4 hours and treat it like a great big soppy movie.

Fantastic experience with a very fitting soundtrack, would recommend to anyone.

(Don't be afraid to board the feels train, it will happen and it won't stop)
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
very good game! with interesting story and beautiful music
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
9 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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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 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 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
This game is the best thing happened in my cheerless life.
Everyone should taste this feeling.
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8 of 8 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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25 of 40 people (63%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
T hriller
O ptimistic

T ime
H ope
E nergy

M erry
O ne
O verjoyyed
N everending

Would you follow your dreams if you could?

Overall Rating: 10/10

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6 of 6 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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5 of 5 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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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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