NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha.
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Very Positive (150 reviews) - 83% of the 150 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,891 reviews) - 90% of the 7,891 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 6, 2010

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About This Game

NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha. Utilizing solar energy and regolith processing, the moonbase has become self-sufficient and plans for further expansion are underway.
In Moonbase Alpha, you assume the exciting role of an astronaut working to further human expansion and research. Returning from a research expedition, you witness a meteorite impact that cripples the life support capability of the settlement. With precious minutes ticking away, you and your team must repair and replace equipment in order to restore the oxygen production to the settlement.
Team coordination along with the proper use and allocation of your available resources (player controlled robots, rovers, repair tools, etc.) are key to your overall success. There are several ways in which you can successfully restore the life support system of the lunar base, but since you are scored on the time spent to complete the task, you have to work effectively as a team, learn from decisions made in previous gaming sessions, and make intelligence decisions in order to top the leaderboards.

Key features:

Team up with your friends...

The fate of a lunar colony rests on the shoulders of you and your team. Communicate and coordinate efforts with up to six players (LAN and internet) by using voice over communication.
Utilize the latest in NASA technology...

A fully functional rover that utilizes lunar physics is available to transport both players and supplies to all reaches of the lunar colony. You can build and pilot your own repair robot in order to fix crucial systems before time runs out.
Immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring lunar environment...

Take your first steps on the moon's surface in a truly accurate lunar moonscape that is unmatched in any other application.
Compete with your friends to reach the top of the leaderboards...

Do you have what takes it to be number one? When you win, your score will automatically be posted to the leaderboards for everyone to see.
A unique experience each time..

With multiple paths for game success, you'll need to learn to work effectively as a team, learn from decisions made in previous gaming sessions, and make intelligent decisions in order to top the leaderboards.
Tailor your game to fit your gameplay style...

Do you want to play with two players or six? With multiple game maps you can select the game environment that best suits your team's needs.

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Win XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB of System RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 7000-series or ATI Radeon X1900 Video Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compliant audio
    Recommended
    • OS: Win XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4+ GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4+ GB of System RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9000+ or ATI Radeon 3600+ Video Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
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Very Positive (150 reviews)
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Sans
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Tooooooo shooort but fun

9/11
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MichaelRekt69420
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
snake/sake would aeiou and uh again
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Lem0n
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
MAMA MIA. PAPA PIA. BABY GOT THE DIARRHEAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
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KaaLeppI
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Chat spamming simulator 2k16
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(202) 324-3000
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I found the moonmen in this one
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Ciner
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 25
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Spitfoore®
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
helps your grammer










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Hór
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game is absolutly perfect for people who like space, moon and working on the space base (for example Moon)
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Lento
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Super. Konečně můžu být astronaut. :>
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 2
John Madden teams up with John Madden to drag oxygen tubes to the end of the moon in "Moonbase Alpha: Can I run someone over with this".

5/5 would suffocate in the empty black of space again.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Moonbase Alpha is a great game for passing time. It has realistic aspects inside and I think it's great to have multiplayer, I love the competition mode and the free-play. Even though walking far might be annoying, the rest is perfect for a sort of a space simulator.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
I don't know what I did and why I did it.

I started the game, joined the only visible server I could find and started walking around.. i picked up a wrench which was apparently called: 'big purple ♥♥♥♥♥' and started working on some cables which later turned out to be oxygen flow cables. Turned out i dismantled and disconnected them from the main grid. Due to that the other astronauts which were walking around and of which I think still did less useful things than me received a oxygen shortage.. which was.. apparently due to my fault. Later I asked in the chat what I exactly did wrong and to my big surprise i got insulted by a player who called himself Donalt Trump.

It's been an adventure. I'm not sure how It ended since I was kind of stuck in another oxygen hose which was going ragdoll.
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23 of 42 people (55%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
23 of 42 people (55%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
This game is unrealistic because NASA is so defunded to think that they could ever take enough money out of Congress salary to start another moon misstion its a joke.But if we get by the realism the game is enjoyable for a little gaf with some other plebeians who would enjoy to to abuse a TTS.

PROs
Microsoft Sam

CONs
NASA
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
"After five long years, THIS is your tax dollars at work."
~National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Great game!

Just one problem.
Why can't i load a cable on the rover bed?
It's so annoying. to carry it while walking
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
I've only played single player so far, and that was entertaining, but this seems like it could be really interesting with a few friends and teamspeak. And it's free, so you may as well try it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
A game in which you have more fun with the chat system, than the game mechanics.
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
John Madden.

8/10
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