In KSP you must build a space-worthy craft, capable of flying its crew out into space without killing them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional ship. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies (or doesn't). So strap yourself in, and get ready to try some Rocket Science!Read full description
"Armageddon It: NASA Kerbal Mission Blasts Off" - Rockpapershotgun.com
In KSP you must build a space-worthy craft, capable of flying its crew out into space without killing them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional ship. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies (or doesn't). So strap yourself in, and get ready to try some Rocket Science!
The game offers three gameplay modes: Sandbox, in which you are free to build anything you can think of; Science Mode, which lets you perform Scientific experiments to advance the knowledge of Kerbalkind and further the available technology; and Career Mode, in which you must manage every aspect of your Space Program, including administration strategies, Crew Management, Reputation, as well as taking up Contracts to earn Funds and upgrade your Space Center Facilities (or repair them).
Add to this the ability to capture asteroids (a feature done in collaboration with NASA), Mining for resources out across the furthest reaches of the Solar System, Constructing Bases and Space Stations in and around other worlds; plus literally thousands of mods from a huge active modding community, all add up into the award-winning game that has taken the space sim genre by storm.
The Vehicle Assembly Building and the Space Plane Hangar allows players to build spacecraft out of any imaginable combination of parts.
Fully-fledged, Physics-based Flight Simulation ensures everything will fly (and crash) as it should.
Take your Kerbal crew out of the ship and do Extra Vehicular Activities
Fly out to Moons and other Planets
Procedural Terrain delivers detailed terrain at a vast scale. The Kerbal Planet is 600km in radius!
Mod-enabled, allows players to create new content and modify the game.
Ship systems. Keep an eye out for engine temperatures and fuel levels, and try not to explode.
Build ships with multiple stages, and jettison parts away as they burn out.
Full control over the staging sequence allows for complex ships and advanced functionality.
Dock spacecraft together to build Space Stations, Massive Starships, or even surface bases on other worlds.
Manage your crewmembers, hire them, and send them out into space and make them into heroes.
Research and Develop new technologies to advance your Space Program.
Take on Missions to attract interest in your Space Program.
Discover new worlds and expand the scientific knowledge of Kerbalkind.
And a whole lot more!
This game is probably my favourite game of all time. It's the one I keep coming back to when I'm bored. It's always a blast (literally) to start a new campaign and work your way up to sending rockets all the way to the end of the Kerbol System, only to realize you can never land because you forgot parachutes! Poor Jebediah, guess he'll stay adrift until I can send someone to save him... P.S. Don't forget parachutes.
I have an 8-year-old boy, and this is just the best game. He gets to learn some stuff, think critically, and have tons of fun. I love that Squad have left it pretty open to the modding community too. Despite it being a "space" simulator, we have been able to drop in cars, boats, submarines, propeller planes, an 18-wheeler, and parachutes for the Kerbals themselves! I highly recommend this to pretty much anyone, but especially with kids. And when making yet another rocket or plane seems dull, you can always blow stuff up! 10/10 would purchase again and again.
This game is amazing! Build your own rockets, shuttles, space probes, aircraft, etc. Test your ability to reach and explore a number of planets. This is the ultimate sandbox game in my opinion. Then comes mods! This game has a vast number of mods that add so much to the game. This is a must have for anyone!
KSP, for all its quirks, is quite simply one of the most played game I have. There's very few other games that allow you to learn about space physics, build rockets, and have an explosion all in the space of less than an hour. The replay value is virtually unlimited as you can always build new rockets for a new experience. Sandbox mode is particularly fun since there is no limit to your imagination.
+Can run on most potatos +Is not one of those boring simulators +Graphical and Part mods are amazing +No degree in astrophysics is needed +You can make Rovers, Planes, Rockets, Shuttles, (Boats?), ect. +Total freedom to walk around and explore the solar system +Things to do on other planets (Collect science, Make bases, Drill for ore) +3 different modes- Sandbox, Career, or Science +Fantastic Community Cons -No stock/vanilla clouds or dynamics on any planets yet (there are plenty of mods though) -Fully mastering the game takes a good deal of time -Not entertaining for 10-year-old COD players -The addiction may cause sudden loss of girlfriends or career
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