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 (212 reviews) - 97% of the 212 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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andreiu
6.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
Product received for free
To the Moon is clearly one of the best games I've played.

I must admit that it was hard for me to get used with the 16bit graphics, but after half an hour I got used to it. Don't let the graphics make you think twice before purchasing this game, Everything is so good about it, that graphics don't count.

The great story is supported by the excellent original music, which makes the atmosphere even greater.
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Emerald
4.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Summary
So, To the Moon. What should I say? It's a brilliant story, I'll say that. As you play, everything comes together, like pieces in a puzzle. It's definitely worth playing, and the ending is, vague spoilers, wonderfully happy, something that isn't seen in an awful lot of story-based video games. There are no downsides to it. There's not much to break down about it, but I'll try to summarise the following.

Graphics
First of all, I have a 1080p screen, and it's fine if a game doesn't support that, but for me, the screen didn't even display in 16:9 px ratio, which it clearly should have considering the squashed look of it. But, apart from that, the graphics are of a consistent, retro, pixel style, which, in my opinion, suited the game perfectly. I don't think that it would have been the same had the graphics been more realistic or of any other style for that matter.

Audio/Soundtrack
The soundtrack is brilliant. It sets the mood for each scene and I love the incorporation of soundtracks into the plot, adding meaning behind what was coming out of your headphones as well as emotion.

Plot
Simplistic though it was, the plot was moving and unravelled in a well-formatted sequence. It's not often that a story is told from end to beginning, but I think that this was structured perfectly. It worked for me and kept me engaged and, I admit, my eyes did water at the end, and that's a first in the realm of video games and a second in the realm of fiction in its entirety.

Likeability
Now, is this everyone's cup of tea? No, I would definitely say that it's suited to a specific genre of gamers. If you like story-driven games which aren't, admittedly, that deep and meaningful but still give you a luxorious quantity of the feels? This is for you. Prefer action? There's absolutely none in this game. Want something with metaphorical value? Probably not for you, but hey, still might hit you in the feels. Want a long game? Well, I just played this for four hours straight and finished it, so probably not for you. But, is it a good game? Subjectively, absolutely. Just perhaps not to every single gamer's likeability.

Pricing
Worth the money, in my opinion. Not much else to comment on in terms of pricing.

Recommended?
I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes plot-driven games or puzzle solving, even if it doesn't quite sound to your liking. Great if you want a quick dose of the feels.
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annielle17
12.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
I did replay this for a few times. Still can't get enough of it

10/10 would ugly sob again.
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red dawn
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
This game is brilliant - actually a piece of art.

Controls are sometimes a bit clunky (limited by the engine used), and the graphics, though cute, are nothing to write home about (again, engine), but damn, the author has a story to tell, and that story is worth telling. It would make a great sci-fi novel or even a movie. It is elaborate, somewhat linear, but (especially the ending) very open for interpretation, there are a lot of smart clues, and the free minisodes further spice it up. The story is told with care, creativity, humor, and great dialogs. It unfolds at the right pace and involves you to the right extent. It's not predictable. It makes you think and feel. And it is complemented by a beautiful, beautiful soundtrack.

Seriously, if you have a soft spot for clever, story rich adventures, and/or great sci-fi, just get it.
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Ackister
5.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
Love the story, couldn't think of anything better!
If you are a man, you'll be a baby boy crying.
If you didn't cry after playing the end of this game, comment!
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Sylverlight
5.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
Honestly, the story to this game is too great. If you have some spare money and some spare time i highly recommend you get this. It's not too long of a game so even if you dont have much time to play you can enjoy the awesome story little bits at a time and still finish it within decent time. If you're looking for something with a great story, go for it!
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E x N
3.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
10/10 I cried a lot more than I expected.

I recommend taking your time, and playing this game in a single session (about 3-4 hours).

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tachito81
8.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
It looks like and RPG but it's a point n' click adventure.

Positive:
-Story
-Music
-Graphics

Negatives:
-Stale gameplay
-Minor technical issues

I didn't like the "tone of the game". The story is deep and cheese but the characters are goofye, too much comic relief for this kind of drama story. Even so the game is really self-conscious about its cheesyness and its goofyness as well so I guees it's a matter of personal taste.

The game is self-conscious about the type of game it is and it show in really clever ways that I enjoy quite much. As far a point n' click game it doesn't have the cool puzzles or mechanics that made the actual playing interesting, instead it presents with some occasional puzzles that are pretty much easy to solve, but the story is enough to keep you playing. Besides the game is realitively short and it ends before getting boring.

8/10
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blueline
4.5 hrs
Posted: September 22
yeah man, i seriously didn't need my feelings anyway.
found this game through pewdiepie (so cliche)
anyway, really good game. balled my eyes out and virtually everything.
played the game with my friend who had no idea what the game even was and she did the same thing.

buy.the.game
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
do you like crying? well then, this game is perfect for you.
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10 of 11 people (91%) 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.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
To the Moon tells one of the most heartwarming stories in gaming. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy it - it's truly a game for all ages. To say too much about the plot would ruin the magic, but just imagine if you had the power to give a dying person any wish they could desire. How would you do that?

True, the graphics are basic, but the beautiful music and characters more than make up for that.

My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that the gameplay is very minimal. Little beyond fetching items. So you won't lose much by watching a playthrough on YouTube.

But regardless of how you chose to experience this game, trust me, make sure you do. You will have a blast.

... a... blast off... to the Moon?

I tried.
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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.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
This game is bae. PLAY IT
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3 of 3 people (100%) 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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
So in terms of all of the indie games I've played this one is by far the best. The story and soundtrack are amazing. I can't necessarily write the review about the story because the story is one of those that SHOULDN"T be spoiled until you play the game. The story from the Steam store summary may seem simple, but it is far from simple once you dive into the game. When I bought this game, I thought it was going to be another indie game with a cliche story, but after playing it, I feel that it conveys way more emotions than you would expect first off and leaves the player wondering why developers aren't making stories that focus more on connecting with the player on a personal level, like how the devs at FreeBird managed to pull it off, but with a lot less resources. In the end, when you buy the game, be ready to invest 3 to 4 hours into it, because once the you start playing, the story just draws you in and doesn't let go until the end.
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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***
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
This game was like no game i have ever played. At first i didnt expect much. I thought it was just like all the other games but i was wrong. I laughed and I have cried at this game. Please play this game. I promise you, you wont regret it
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