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No Man’s Sky

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Total Reviews: 106
VSG Recommendation: Skip It
Critics Consensus: An engrossing, if flawed, work of engineering art, No Man’s Sky has sci-fi spectacle and relaxing exploration. But it’s marred by repetitive gameplay system and a lack of real discovery.
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Critic Reviews: 106
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# Reviews: 106

An engrossing, if flawed, work of engineering art, No Man's Sky has sci-fi spectacle and relaxing exploration. But it's marred by repetitive gameplay system and a lack of real discovery.

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High Score - 100/100
Average Score - 71/100
Low Score - 47/100
6/10
Dan Stapleton (IGN)

No Man’s Sky has sci-fi spectacle of strange new worlds on its side, but not much else. Its gameplay is underdeveloped and repetitive, and in my dozens of hours played it’s introduced very few new ideas to mix up its crafting, upgrades, combat, or universe. The promise of limitless exploration ended up working against it when I lost faith that it had any more meaningful things to show me no matter how far I traveled. This ambitious game reached for the stars, but its reach exceeded its grasp by light years.

August 16, 2016 |

A stunning technical achievement and a mesmerisingly addictive one, even after you realise how simplistic and repetitive it really is.

August 12, 2016 |
6/10
David Jenkins (Metro GameCentral)
7/10
Peter Brown (GameSpot)

No Man’s Sky is a massive machine with broken and missing parts, but dig deep enough and you’ll be moved in ways you never expected.

August 12, 2016 |

Dan Stapleton (IGN)

6/10 - (Read Review)

No Man’s Sky has sci-fi spectacle of strange new worlds on its side, but not much else. Its gameplay is underdeveloped and repetitive, and in my dozens of hours played it’s introduced very few new ideas to mix up its crafting, upgrades, combat, or universe. The promise of limitless exploration ended up working against it when I lost faith that it had any more meaningful things to show me no matter how far I traveled. This ambitious game reached for the stars, but its reach exceeded its grasp by light years.

David Jenkins (Metro GameCentral)

6/10 - (Read Review)

A stunning technical achievement and a mesmerisingly addictive one, even after you realise how simplistic and repetitive it really is.

Peter Brown (GameSpot)

7/10 - (Read Review)

No Man’s Sky is a massive machine with broken and missing parts, but dig deep enough and you’ll be moved in ways you never expected.

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Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action. In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.

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