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  • Summary: In Kerbal Space Program you must 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 must 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 20, 2016
    90
    Kerbal Space Program is one of the most educational games I have played in years. While I’m nowhere equipped to apply for the ESA or NASA Kerbal Space Program does make understanding the science of space travel easier to digest.
  2. Jul 21, 2016
    90
    Kerbal Space Program is simply the best and most realistic space travel simulation available.
  3. Jul 22, 2016
    90
    Fun, challenging, creative, rewarding; bust out your old sketchbooks and build that dream machine from your childhood.
  4. Jul 28, 2016
    80
    KSP is an amazing space flight simulator, with some issues that keep it from being an amazing game as well.
  5. Aug 11, 2016
    73
    A great game but not the best port that we've seen due it's awful controls and the lack of modding on the console versions.
  6. 60
    Kerbal Space Program is a fantastic game but one that you should play on PC. I can forgive some of the control issues because of the limitations of the platform but we’ve seen other developers do intuitive controls for games designed initially for PC like Divinity: Original Sin and even Blizzard’s Diablo III. Imagine buying a great physics text book but only being able to read it while using oven mitts to turn the pages. That is Kerbal Space Program on PlayStation 4.
  7. Aug 22, 2016
    42
    What I can't overlook, however, is all the evidence that no matter how great Kerbal Space Program may be on PC, it just doesn't belong on consoles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 8 out of 10
  1. Jul 22, 2016
    10
    If you love space and the idea of visiting mars or the moon or orbiting the planet than this games if for you. KSP is amazingly deep and funIf you love space and the idea of visiting mars or the moon or orbiting the planet than this games if for you. KSP is amazingly deep and fun to play. Everyone of your first gives an amazing feeling of success. First rocket off the ground. First Rocket into space and safely back to Kerbin. First orbit around Kerbin. First trip to the moon. Feels so cool and gives a great sense of accomplishment. I went in not knowing what to expect and came out loving every minute of this game. If you like strategy games, space or learning buy this game. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2016
    9
    We are Kerbal and our mission is space exploration.

    If your into rockets, satellites, space stations, and space exploration this is right
    We are Kerbal and our mission is space exploration.

    If your into rockets, satellites, space stations, and space exploration this is right up your alley.

    The kerbal space program is like ours set in a similar solar system. Build and test rockets and aircraft. Three game types career, sandbox and science. Learn exiting the atmosphere, 're-entering the atmosphere, orbits, space maneuvers, landings and more. I don't want to give away too much.

    Definitely do the tutorials! They can be confusing at fist but once you get a grasp of what is going on its a blast to play. Definitely a game of trail and error, thought, and patience. This is a serious space SIM with goofy Kerbals.

    A 9 would be a 10 with just a few UI tweaks (very minor). For example being able to turn off motion control on your controler, and joystick sensitivity. This game is a space SIM gem.
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  3. Aug 6, 2016
    3
    The game is fun BUT (HUGE BUT) the game crashes and data gets corrupted which forces me to start over from the beginning of the game. LuckilyThe game is fun BUT (HUGE BUT) the game crashes and data gets corrupted which forces me to start over from the beginning of the game. Luckily I have only gone an hour or two in the game but I feel really bad for those who have invested so much time in this game only for the game to crash and forces them to start over. It's a very frustrating problem and obviously game-breaking. Until this bug gets fixed, I am not playing this game again. Expand
  4. Aug 16, 2016
    2
    A brilliant, fascinating game that is completely broken on PS4. Corrupted save files make the game unplayable, and the controls areA brilliant, fascinating game that is completely broken on PS4. Corrupted save files make the game unplayable, and the controls are ill-suited to a gamepad. I had moments of full-on childlike wonder playing KSP, and for astrophysics nerds this game has no equal, but this awful port of a great PC game is too unstable to play at length. I hope it gets patched, because a functional version of this game deserves a 9/10. I've had it a month now, and still no patch. Expand
  5. Aug 2, 2016
    1
    It's a wonderful, wonderful game. The problem is it is riddled with bugs. At any moment you could, lose all saved progress, have the gameIt's a wonderful, wonderful game. The problem is it is riddled with bugs. At any moment you could, lose all saved progress, have the game simply crash or get trapped in some kind of view only hell ! It's not occasional either, it's pretty much every 20 minutes for me. Totally unplayable. Someone at Sony or flying tiger, must have known they were releasing the game in this state. Shame on them, I have already asked for a full refund. When it is fixed, I will be really excited to give it another try. Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2016
    0
    I created a metacritic account to review this game to save you $40. I have over 1,000 hours on the PC version of Kerbal and it is an extremeI created a metacritic account to review this game to save you $40. I have over 1,000 hours on the PC version of Kerbal and it is an extreme blast. This PS4 game had potential. I got it because I love my PS4 and my computer is getting old. Played it all weekend and despite the poor reviews, it worked very well. Then, after several hours of work in career mode (taking care not to make ships with very many parts and tempt the game to break) the game crashes and all my saved data is erased. I waited two months for a patch or update but even after the PC 1.2 update there is no PS4 update (there is one for Xbox One but it seems to not be working either). This game can be enjoyable but you can only play for about an hour at a time before it crashes and erases your saves. I just tried to get a refund from the PlayStation story but they won't do it after 30 days so if you do get it and this save wipe issue occurs, get your money back quickly! Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2016
    0
    I just landed on the Mun, but the game crashed and have to do it over again. Tried again, just left the atmosphere, but the game crashesI just landed on the Mun, but the game crashed and have to do it over again. Tried again, just left the atmosphere, but the game crashes again. Tried another go at it and almost made a full orbit around planet Kerbin but hey guess what? The game crashes AGAIN. But oh no on top of that all of my save files for KSP are now corrupted so now I have to start completely over. I can expect about half a dozen crashes in a single sitting of playing this "video game" And here I think its maybe my ps4 but all of my friends and many I have discussed the issue with on reddit and various gaming forums have experienced very similar if not the same exact issues. The game as of right now is literally unplayable. A broken piece of garbage being pawned off as something of any value whatsoever. Please for the love of all that is good in this world do not buy this piss poor attempt at a pc to console port. You would be wasting your money on alot of dissappointment. Expand

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