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  • Summary: In Kerbal Space Program you have to build a space-worthy ship, capable of flying its crew out into space without killing any of them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional craft. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a shipIn Kerbal Space Program you have to build a space-worthy ship, capable of flying its crew out into space without killing any of them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional craft. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies (or does not). So strap yourself in, and get ready to try some Rocket Science. Expand
  • Developer: SQUADTeam, Squad
  • Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Small Spaceship, Small Spaceship, Simulation, Space, Combat
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jan 20, 2016
    100
    Kerbal Space Program isn't just a fantastic space game. It's one of those games that makes you glad you play on PC, because it could only come to exist on PC.
  2. May 1, 2015
    96
    A perfect blend of science and slapstick, and a robust and compelling sandbox of possibility. Simply outstanding.
  3. May 7, 2015
    90
    You don't often get the sense of achievement and exploration Kerbal Space Program offers for its price-tag. After you manage to get around the learning curve you'll find an immensely educational and fun game. You can't truly call yourself a space enthusiast and miss out on that one. After all, how hard can rocket science be?
  4. Edge Magazine
    Jun 21, 2015
    90
    Your achievements in the game stem from legitimate advancements in your understanding of physics. [July 2015, p.102]
  5. May 5, 2015
    87
    If you have even a spark of interest in the space, you should consider purchasing. Kerbal Space Program is complex, but unique.
  6. May 5, 2015
    85
    Even the smallest accomplishments feel like massive victories, and once you experience that euphoria, you won't want to quit.
  7. 80
    An inspired mix of real science, sandbox gameplay, and space simulation – that is both a lot more entertaining and a lot more accessible than you’d expect.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 124
  1. Jul 20, 2015
    10
    I'll just tell you a story that happened to me on my quest "FOR GREAT SCIENCE!". I've built a spacecraft, flew to minmus and went to goI'll just tell you a story that happened to me on my quest "FOR GREAT SCIENCE!". I've built a spacecraft, flew to minmus and went to go collect some samples. At the time I haven't known about minmus' very low gravity.
    So, couple minutes later I find Jeb pretty far away from the lander. With almost depleted EVA fuel. And to make it even more difficult, i was using, among other mods, TAC life support. Few hours of walking on foot later I've barely made it back to the lander, then went home.

    I think that Kerbal space program is a great game. It's one of my all-time favorite games.
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  2. Apr 30, 2015
    10
    This is the game I've wanted ever since I told my mom to write NASA a dirty letter for not inviting me along for the first trip to the moon (IThis is the game I've wanted ever since I told my mom to write NASA a dirty letter for not inviting me along for the first trip to the moon (I was four at the time).

    The game's not perfect, it has a few WTH level bugs in the 1.0 release, and while the simulation is far more accurate than you'd expect from a game, there are some corners that got cut, such as life support, in the interest of keeping the game fun for more normal people.

    It doesn't require a lot of math or science to start, but you will learn orbital mechanics and such along the way. If you've ever had any interest in planning or flying semi-realistic space missions, you should try this game. I'm among those that have played this game for thousands of hours, and I can still find interesting things to do. On the other hand, it doesn't have a campaign, even in career mode you don't get goals forced on you other than "don't go broke."
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  3. Jul 5, 2017
    10
    You can do anything you want in this game, sure it has a steep learning curve but once you know what you're doing it is really rewarding. IYou can do anything you want in this game, sure it has a steep learning curve but once you know what you're doing it is really rewarding. I rarely experience crashes or bugs and the game has great mod support. Expand
  4. May 1, 2015
    10
    Kerbal Space Program is one of the most genius, enthralling, satisfying and suspenseful games I have had the pleasure to play. It combinesKerbal Space Program is one of the most genius, enthralling, satisfying and suspenseful games I have had the pleasure to play. It combines elements of open world sandbox, building, physics, strategy and EXPLOSIONS in perfect harmony like the strings of a finely tuned instrument.

    While exploring the Kerbal solar system, I encounter challenges and hardship as my Kerbonauts and spacecraft traverse deeper into space. The tension I felt while landing on the moon for the first time and the satisfaction there after is unmatched by any other computer i have played.

    The games accurate physics lets you take advantage of gravity-assists, aerobraking, and the Oberth effect, which will a necessity for prevailing in more ambiguous endeavors. Building absurd contraptions and exploring the limits and loopholes of the physics is so stimulating.

    Kerbal Space Program tests your perseverance as well as your ingenuity, while sparking your creativity and curiosity.

    It might even teach you a thing or two about rocket science.
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  5. May 3, 2015
    10
    I dare say that no other game features such a high-quality blend of sandbox fun, rewarding challenge, and educational value. Realistic butI dare say that no other game features such a high-quality blend of sandbox fun, rewarding challenge, and educational value. Realistic but fun, awe-inspiring but cute, this game ticks many unique checkboxes and should have a place in the collection of every geek, or fan of simulation games. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2017
    9
    A lovely game for all ages, teaching what you need to be to go into space and getting people interested on the idea of space travel, it has itA lovely game for all ages, teaching what you need to be to go into space and getting people interested on the idea of space travel, it has it flaws a like any game like no multiplayer but there are mods for these exact reasons. Expand
  7. Sep 2, 2019
    0
    Kerbal Space Program is a must have game for anyone who enjoys space exploration or physics. You build, test, and fly space and aerospaceKerbal Space Program is a must have game for anyone who enjoys space exploration or physics. You build, test, and fly space and aerospace ships. There's a creativity mode with no financial aspect and a campaign that challenges your budget and design skills.

    I would simply push anyone questioning this game to give it a try. It's not for everyone, but I've never met a person who dislikes it.
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