Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition
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Publishers: Squad, BlitWorks
Kerbal Space Program features three gameplay modes. In Science Mode, perform space experiments to unlock new technology and advance the knowledge of Kerbalkind. In Career Mode, oversee every aspect of the space program, including construction, strategy, funding, upgrades, and more. In Sandbox, you are free to build any spacecraft you can think of, with all parts and technology in the game.
• Build spaceships, rockets, and vehicles using any imaginable combination of parts, each with their own function that will affect the way your spacecraft behaves.
• Take full control over your ship’s setup to execute complex flight maneuvers.
• Manage your Kerbal crewmembers, including hiring, training, and sending them into space to become heroes.
• Discover a whole star system with unique moons and planets, exploring detailed terrain at a vast scale.
• Send your Kerbal crew outside their ships for “extra-vehicular” activities.
• Dock spacecraft together to construct space stations, massive starships, and surface bases on new planets.
• Use satellites to scan terrain and find biomes and other anomalies.
• Set up communications networks to communicate between your spacecraft and Kerbal Space Center.
• Research and develop new technologies to extract valuable information and resources from all over the solar system, and much more!
Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition is optimized for console players, featuring a completely reworked user interface and new controls.
Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition Launch Trailer
If you are extremely patient, then Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition has a deep and rewarding game to offer you. But that patience isn't just tested in the tutorial or painstakingly crawling your way over the steep learning curve. It will be tested throughout your entire experience with the pacing, bugs, and even control scheme itself. Kerbal Space Program is a fantastic and unique gaming experience, and it's a valiant effort to bring this to consoles that rarely even attempt games this outside the box, but ultimately it always feels like a port, and one that would simply be better enjoyed with a mouse and keyboard. If that's not an option, there is an opportunity here to get a taste of one of the ways the PC gaming community stays weird, but be prepared to spend a long time chewing on it before you'll enjoy that taste.
Kerbal Space Program is a fascinating educational tool. There's a childlike joy to be had in experimenting with your space-faring efforts. You'll find it hard to appreciate that on PS4 though, as this version is a mess on multiple levels. A genuinely good game is spoiled by a terrible port.
Kerbal Space Program is a game that makes you feel dumb before it makes you feel smart. That is its appeal. There are some issues with its presentation on console, but if you want to feel smart and have the time to learn (and don't mind the annoying controls and menus), this is the game.