Games Like To The Moon

Games like To The Moon
In the future, scientists have invented a truly incredible and amazing technology: they have found a way to enter the minds of willing patients, and re-arrange their memories, creating new ones where none had previously existed, to allow people to believe that they had legitimately done something that had never truly happened.

If you are looking for more games like To The Moon, you will be happy to know there are many other touching RPG games that share the same graphics, narrative structure, most of which also have incredibly moving soundtracks!

Due to the potentially confusing outcome of this treatment, it is reserved for the elderly, who are on death’s door and wish to have a dream fulfilled that they could not accomplish in life. Accomplishing this can help the patients move peacefully into death, with the firm belief that they had accomplished something great while they were alive.

So, when an old man approaches two scientists as his health begins to fail, he asks them to help him fulfil one final wish: he wants to go to the moon. While these scientists explore his sedated mind, they must work through his memories one by one from his childhood, and in the process, discover exactly what has driven this strange old man to be so determined to go to the moon.

They will bear witness to a story of love and loss that many of us are able to relate to, all in the hopes that they can bring this old man some measure of peace in his final moments.

If you are looking for more touching narrative adventures that will move you to tears as surely as To The Moon has, we have a few options for you.

9 Best Games Like To The Moon

EarthBound

Also known as Mother 2 in Japan, EarthBound is a classic game that will see players travelling through a 2D world, exploring towns, villages and caves, meeting people who are sometimes hostile and sometimes friendly. However, you will always be making great memories and forging a legend along the way.

About the game:
Released: 27 Aug, 1994
Genre: RPG
Platforms: SNES, Game Boy Advance
Developer: Ape, HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Official Website: starmen.net/mother2
System Requirements:

Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?

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OneShot

In Oneshot, a quirky and interesting top-down adventure, you take on the role of a small child exploring a cold, unforgiving world, on a mission to bring life back to the planet’s long-dead sun. In order to do this, you must solve puzzles, make friends, and unravel the mysteries of the planet itself.

About the game:
Released: 9 Dec, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie
Platforms: PC
Developer: Little Cat Feet
Publisher: Degica
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista or later
  • Processor: /
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible
  • Storage: /
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 84

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 5 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 6 Hours
  • Completionist 10 Hours
  • All Styles 6 Hours
  • Learn more
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Why Am I Dead At Sea

In this strange, uncommon and sometimes morbid adventure game, players are tasked with solving their own mysterious murder aboard a cruise ship. As a ghost, players can influence characters supernaturally, possess bodies, and manipulate objects in the 2D environment in order to figure out who is responsible for their death.

About the game:
Released: 11 May, 2015
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
Platforms: PC, MacOS
Developer: Peltast Software
Publisher: Peltast Software
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.5 Ghz, single core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: /
  • Storage: 150 MB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 5 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 6 Hours
  • Completionist 7 Hours
  • All Styles 6 Hours
  • Learn more
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Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

A video game inspired by the popular and hilarious Angry Video Game Nerd online series, Angry Video Game Nerd adventures follows The Nerd when he gets trapped in a shitty game, exactly the kind of game he would hate. He needs to stick it out in order to find his friends and escape this terrible piece of garbage!

About the game:
Released: 20 Sep, 2013
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Platforms: Wii U, PC, Nintendo 3DS
Developer: FreakZone Games
Publisher: ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or higher
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256MB or higher
  • Storage: 40 MB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 77

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 3 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 4 Hours
  • Completionist 5 Hours
  • All Styles 3 Hours
  • Learn more
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Undertale

The main character is the child who climbs on the mountain and falls in the deep hole. There our hero meets Flowey who teaches game’s mechanics (raise “LV”, or “LOVE”, by gaining experience through killing monsters). But Undertale is a friendly RPG and you don’t need to kill anyone. Make friends and have fun!

About the game:
Released: 15 Sep, 2015
Genre: Indie, RPG
Platforms: PS4, PS Vita, PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: tobyfox
Publisher: tobyfox
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
  • Processor: /
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 200 MB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Metacritic Rating: 92

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 7 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 11 Hours
  • Completionist 19 Hours
  • All Styles 9 Hours
  • Learn more
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Stardew Valley

Upon your grandfather’s passing, he left you the deed to a plot of land with a farm in a small remote town. You do not intend to use the deed, but as the nine to five drudgery of everyday life in the city begins to get to you, you board a bus and head out to start your new life in Stardew Valley.

About the game:
Released: 26 Feb, 2016
Genre: Indie, RPG, Simulation
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, MacOS, Linux
Developer: ConcernedApe
Publisher: Chucklefish
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows Vista or greater
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, Shader Model 3.0+
  • Storage: 500 MB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 89

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 51 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 80 Hours
  • Completionist 145 Hours
  • All Styles 73 Hours
  • Learn more
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Hyper Light Drifter

In Hyper Light Drifter, you play as a character you initially know only as The Drifter, a visitor to a torn and broken world who possesses ancient technologies that have been lost for centuries. On a quest to cure a mysterious illness you have contracted, you must explore this world, and hope it is not too late for you.

About the game:
Released: 31 Mar, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: Heart Machine
Publisher: Heart Machine
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 and above
  • Processor: 1.2 ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 mb video memory
  • Storage: 2 GB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: 84

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 7½ Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 11½ Hours
  • Completionist 29 Hours
  • All Styles 9½ Hours
  • Learn more
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Alicemare

Alicemare is a unique and fun horror survival game made in RPG maker. Do not let this game’s simplistic 2D fool you, however. This game will push you to the brink, make you see things you wish you hadn’t saw, and force you to come to terms with some very uncomfortable questions.

About the game:
Released: 22 Nov, 2016
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Platforms: PC
Developer: Miwashiba
Publisher: AGM PLAYISM
System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 or greater
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 1.06Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated graphics
  • Storage: 80 MB
Game rating:
[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]

Metacritic Rating: n/a

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 2 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 2 Hours
  • Completionist 4 Hours
  • All Styles 3 Hours
  • Learn more
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LISA

The game LISA follows the dark, gritty journey of a broken man as he attempts to reconcile himself with his dark past. You will bear witness to things you wish you had never seen, and the story will leave you wrestling with your own inner demons as much as the protagonist of this story wrestles with his.

About the game:
Released: 15 Dec, 2014
Genre: Adventure, Indie, RPG
Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux
Developer: Dingaling
Publisher: Dingaling Productions, LLC
System Requirements:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024 x 768 pixels or higher desktop resolution
  • Storage: 800 MB
Game rating:
[Total: 1    Average: 2/5]

Metacritic Rating: 78

How long to beat?
  • Main Story 11 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 15 Hours
  • Completionist 23 Hours
  • All Styles 14 Hours
  • Learn more
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