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Generally favorable reviews- based on 574 Ratings

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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. Positive: 92 out of 104
  2. Negative: 6 out of 104
  1. Sep 30, 2015
    10
    A truly amazing game! Fantasy and science of the player are combined togheter to launch those funny kerbals into unknown! Very highA truly amazing game! Fantasy and science of the player are combined togheter to launch those funny kerbals into unknown! Very high replayability, incredible support, high number of addons will make this a long lasting one on your hard drive, beating easily the 1000 hours mark!
    Audio quality is sufficient to enjoy the unavoidable explosions of your creations and graphic... well, graphic is irrelevant, this game do not need it, it's too good.
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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. Feb 20, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This Is a Great Game That Can Be Modified And You Can Explore Space Without Being In Space So 10/10 Will Play Again So i Recommend This Game Spoilers This Game Is To Awesome Expand
  4. May 2, 2015
    10
    A game that makes you use your brain, while having loads of fun. Also the HUGE mod following guaranties hours of continued splosions and fun!A game that makes you use your brain, while having loads of fun. Also the HUGE mod following guaranties hours of continued splosions and fun! 10/10...... Expand
  5. May 5, 2015
    10
    An amazing science sandbox for all users, have tons of hours on it. I can't wait until they start using this in schools (if they even will doAn amazing science sandbox for all users, have tons of hours on it. I can't wait until they start using this in schools (if they even will do anything). 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. Jan 8, 2017
    1
    Un simulateur de programme spatial qui consiste à lancer des nains verdâtres dans l'espace... une sorte de plaisanterie pour ingénieurs de laUn simulateur de programme spatial qui consiste à lancer des nains verdâtres dans l'espace... une sorte de plaisanterie pour ingénieurs de la NASA entre midi et deux, vu que les béotiens terre-à-terre que nous sommes n'y entravent que dalle malgré les didacticiels de ce "jeu" qui se veut aussi humoristique et cynique qu'incroyablement hermétique.

    Il faut dire que l'interface générale, les commandes et les menus, qu'il s'agisse de la construction des fusées ou du pilotage en lui-même, sont aussi absconses que les principes de la thermodynamique ou autres lois cinétiques newtoniennes (où est le levier pour décoller et passer en hyperespace, bordel ?).

    Bref, l'interface est à dégueuler, les graphismes (jeu indé oblige) sont à gerber et bien évidemment, tout est en anglais très intégral. La construction avare en statistiques ou autres informations qui pourraient servir se limite ainsi à jouer avec des légos par essais et erreurs et s'il est "amusant" de voir sa fusée exploser, le manque d'accessibilité et le caractère très rugueux de ce foutoir scientifique lasse rapidement.

    Un programme à revoir donc entièrement tant sa lourdeur l'écrase de son propre poids et de sa prétention de pseudo-jeu qui se la joue intello à gogos.
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