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 (5,301 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
268 of 306 people (88%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Pre-Release Review
My experience with this game involved a troll running around unplugging everything because as he said, "The pipes need to be FREE!"
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170 of 188 people (90%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
It's just like the videos on youtube...

one person trying to get the others to behave.
one person yelling at the "serious" guy to stop being butthurt.
one person is a fan of John Madden.
one person is there just because he wanted to see if the game is actually as mad as they say and usually leaves fast.
"aeiou"

A glorious game, absolutely 10/10
Nasa makes better games than some actual game studios, think about that.
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211 of 275 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 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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95 of 116 people (82%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Tried playing the game seriously, got called a Lesbian

10/10
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112 of 147 people (76%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
"It's not Gay if it's on the Moon."

10/10 would Gay again.
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111 of 157 people (71%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
26.3 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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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
This game is very overwhelming at first, but is quite fun once you get the hang of it. I must provide this warning: If you are not a big science fan, you will probably not find enjoyment in this game. But, if you are a total geek (like me), you will love it!
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106 of 162 people (65%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
the moon landing was an inside job
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61 of 88 people (69%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
I hit a rock and flew off into space 10/10 best game ever.
(John MaAADden)
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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
First time playing, i join a server. The first thing i hear is "JOOOOOOOOOOOOHN MAAAAADDEN"

This ♥♥♥♥ing game.
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Only for the text to speech.
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59 of 91 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
More John Madden than the EA Sports games.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Pros: It's free, its a short fun experience

Cons: It could have been so much more and I would gladly paid good money for it!!
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48 of 73 people (66%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
John Madden
Aeiou
Uoiea
yyyyyyyyyyyyyy
haahhahahueahehaehaeu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
brbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbbrbr
Snaaaaaaake
o2 is not for the moon
the earth is flat
the sun is flat
spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaac
oh mah gawd jc a bowmb
jaycee denton
madden john

-The Song of Moonbase Alpha.
aeiou/10 - IGN
Greatest Game of All Time
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This game is a sandbox game where you are on the moon when a meteor hits your settlement. You have limited air, so work quickly and carefully to save your base.
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
immersive text to speech gameplay. I played this really late at night with friends and I woke up and felt like I had a fever dream 10/10

Turn text to speech on in options or you aren't playing the game right.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I put some hoses into couplings
if you know what I mean ;)
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
10/10 text to speech is amazing
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
You play this for the text-to-speech, admit it
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
This game gave me a massive headache..would play again just to hear.
"Lolololol fegget"
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