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Generally favorable reviews- based on 583 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: 95 out of 107
  2. Negative: 6 out of 107
  1. Oct 14, 2015
    10
    Amazing, without this game I wouldn't have my name.
    +5 Modding support!
    This game can have 87+ mods! No Mods: perfect, no mods = minimal
    Amazing, without this game I wouldn't have my name.
    +5 Modding support!
    This game can have 87+ mods!
    No Mods:
    perfect, no mods = minimal crashes, and stock feeling.
    Youtubers:
    we have Macey Dean, Scott Manley, HOCGaming, Roninpawn, SolarGamer, EE, BevoLG, and a couple more.
    thats what makes it great!
    it's a small community!
    thats why KSP is my favorite game
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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 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. May 7, 2015
    9
    Brilliant, satisfying, and highly addictive game once you push past the initial, admittedly steep, learning curve. In a nutshell, you build,Brilliant, satisfying, and highly addictive game once you push past the initial, admittedly steep, learning curve. In a nutshell, you build, launch, and hopefully, fly, rockets for the inquisitive and quite undaunted little green Kerbals, whose main aim in life is to one day land on the Mun.

    The game holds up a mirror to our own endeavours in space, and does so with a reasonable level of physics simulation; various aspects of the game being simulated to a greater or lesser degree so as not to detract too much from the fun factor. Rather sneakily, it also teaches you quite a bit about realistic orbital mechanics and rockets in general without you noticing.

    You start off launching very simple rockets with an initial aim of reaching orbit. Later on, you'll be tasked to create more ambitious missions to fly to, land on, and, hopefully, return from, the Mun and then on to the other planets of the Kerbol solar system.

    There are various modes to play in, from a completely open sandbox where you can build and fly your wildest creations, to a full on career mode where you have to carefully balance your budget against the missions you're currently trying to complete.

    There is not much in the way of hand-holding which can put new players off a bit, but the KSP community (on the official forums and Reddit) is absolutely amazing, as well as a plethora of YouTube channels offering both immersive stories as well as tutorials. Through the community you also gain access to a huge variety of mods, which add pretty much everything from additional science experiments to more rocket parts and even planets to complete rewrites of the aerodynamics systems for the diehard simulation fanatics.

    The only minus is that even though KSP has finally come out of Early Access, there are still a few minor niggles and final game play balance adjustments to be made, but the developers are well on the ball and development of the game continues.

    Be warned, this is not a casual 5-minutes-at-a-time game, but if you do get into it, it's well worth the initial investment and will lead to (hundreds of) hours of fun as the inexhaustible supply of Kerbals queues up to be launched on your crazy creations... hopefully returning safely!
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  7. Jun 8, 2015
    1
    le jeux propose plusieurs mode 2 seulement disponible jeux et pas traduit injouable pour ma par en mode Sand box (tous débloqué) on fait vitele jeux propose plusieurs mode 2 seulement disponible jeux et pas traduit injouable pour ma par en mode Sand box (tous débloqué) on fait vite le tour sans tutoriel (compréhensible) le jeux et difficile a prendre en main je recommande pas Expand

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