When comparing Mark of the Old Ones vs Kerbal Space Program, the Slant community recommends Kerbal Space Program for most people. In the question“What are the best games on Linux?” Kerbal Space Program is ranked 11th while Mark of the Old Ones is ranked 86th. The most important reason people chose Kerbal Space Program is:
There's [a plethora of mods](http://www.slant.co/topics/706/~what-are-the-best-kerbal-space-program-mods) available that can change every single aspect of the game.
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Pro Unique, inverse kinematics-based control scheme that allows rarely seen freedom of control
By utilizing an inverse kinematics-based control scheme there is zero need for pre rendered animations for the character. It is animated real time.
Pro Immersive, HP Lovecraft-inspired aesthetic
Mark of the Old Ones has a HP Lovecraft inspired aesthetics and graphics with the protagonist being a tendril laden creature who traverse landscapes that look fitting for any lovecraftian themed title.
Pro Free of restrictive DRM
Without having DRM loaded into the game users can not only play the game without an internet connection but also play it on as many of their compatible devices as they like. On top of this it can also be shared with friends, just as one would have back before DRM existed.
Pro Huge modding scene
There's a plethora of mods available that can change every single aspect of the game.
Pro Teaches orbital dynamics & rocket design fundamentals in an accessible manner
The physics engine does a reasonably accurate job of replicating the fundamentals behind both orbital dynamics and rocket design, so by going through the tutorials and experimenting, you're actually learning some real rocket science.
Pro You don't get bored with it, and you will learn a lot
Build rockets, space planes, space stations, rovers, landers, probes. Explore planets, moons, capture asteroids. With the addition of mods you can even test warp drive, set up a communications network, colonize a planet, mine for resources and much much more. It can even simulate our solar system (the in-game one is very similar, although smaller to encourage new players.
Learn orbital mechanics. Inspire yourself to learn about space and space travel history of human. This game is not only fun - it is inspiring.
Pro Construction sandbox for building and launching rockets
Kerbal at its core is a rocket building and launching sandbox.
Pro NASA working on a mission pack for the game
While not released yet NASA is working on a mission pack for the game.
Pro In constant development
KSP is a shinning example of early release done right. The currently available game is fun to play, and the developers are constantly adding new major additions.
Pro Fun sandbox mode to experiment with rocket designs
The rocket designer lets you experiment with as many different rocket designs as you can think up. The designer is based on components such as engines, fuel cells, structural elements and various other items such as parachutes.
Con Limited architecture support
Mark of the Old Ones has no plans to create or support a 32bit version of the game which will limited people who are still using older 32bit systems.
Con Steep learning curve
Kerbal Space Program is not really a pick up and play title. There is much to learn before grasping the core concepts of the game,
Con Graphics are not the most detailed
The graphics of KSP are not the most detailed but they work non the less.