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.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,426 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
1,087 of 1,182 people (92%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
>Opens steam
>Nothing to do
>Moonbase Alpha
>Gets friends in skype call
>Playing game
>Repairing lunar equipment only so that we don't die
>Spamming aeiou
>And sometimes y
>NASA makes better games than EA
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451 of 500 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
When you first play this game with friends, you will forget about repairing vital lunar equipment, and spend hours laughing while messing around with the text-to-speech function of the chat box. Also, it is hilarious to realize that NASA can make better games than EA...
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278 of 342 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
An immersive and challenging simulation of life on a lunar outpost.
9/10



aieou
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246 of 317 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
409.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
A pinnacle of videogame achievement.

The future of space exploration.

Madden/10. Would aeiou again.
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299 of 415 people (72%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
its not gay if its on the moon
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236 of 323 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
It has text to speech, 11/10 ok-IGN
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151 of 204 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
If there was ever a case against low skill workers in space, this would be it.
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225 of 317 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Still better than COD
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84 of 104 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
Now, let me start off by saying: there are gonna be jokes here. 80% actual review, and 20% joke. K? Cool.

Moonbase Alpha!
Stand aside, Space Engineers, you've got a new competitor that kicks fun space games in the nuts and says
"Well, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, you should've been like me."
Let's start with the gameplay. The gameplay is just plain awesome. Parts where you're fixing everything CAN be quite boring, but using a cool remote controlled robot to go fix buttons and valves? NOW THAT IS A+.
Graphics! Now let me tell you, i've seen Far Cry 3, i've seen Shadows of Mordor, i've seen Battlefield 4 on the highest. But to be honest, the graphics are really awesome on high. Remember that 20% joke thing? This ain't part of it. The graphics are really good.
Perspective! Now, as a FPS game lover, i'd thought this would be something first person, but to tell you, it turns out great in third person. Even the third+first person robot is awesome!

All in all, singing + pretty cool gameplay + good perspective and FOV = this. 9.92/10
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164 of 241 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Steven Hawking simulator 2014
NASA shamelessly advertising 12.7/1972
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150 of 226 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Text to speech is next gen
10/10 would aoiaoaiuaoiaoiaoiaoiua again
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130 of 195 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
12/10 best game ever made, can't wait for Moonbase Bravo
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60 of 82 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
I don't really know a way to review this game....
Basically this is how it goes.
Struggle to find server that is not protected with a pass.
And or has text to speech.
Join game.
Say Hello.
Start spamming random words and numbers.
Do nothing to help the people actually playing at all.
Suddenly a demonic voice comes on..
Everyone starts spamming making your ears bleed.
The sounds lure you in so you start spamming.
Owner of the server either rages or quits.
Find a new server.
Nasa.
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91 of 138 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
!?!?!?!?!/10, reccomended.

pros: text to speak, remote control robots, vehicles

cons: no aliens, repetitive story mode, no pvp/boss fight options, missing currency system and merchants....

good game for those looking to be NFL broadcasters in the future.
aeiou
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48 of 73 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Intersting game but very short.Would like to see a sequel with more stuff to do
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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I can sing John Madden without regrets, and sound like Stephen Hawking. 11/10 must play, no water.
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31 of 48 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
This program gives a great depiction of Earth's natual satalite.
~10/10
Like Skyrim with guns
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63 of 109 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
This game inspired Felix Baumgartner to jump from edge of the space.
It's that good. Try it...
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
the moon landing was an inside job
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139 of 253 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
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