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No Man's Sky

Rating Summary

Based on 136 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

32%

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Based on 136 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 9, 2016
PCAug 12, 2016
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Hello Games

Genres: Survival, Adventure

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.

No Man's Sky Critic Reviews

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Eurogamer

Hello Games' lush galactic odyssey is a unique work of engineering art - and an engrossing, if flawed, game.

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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.

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Relaxing exploration and some lovely scenery coupled with repetitive systems, frustrating menus, and a lack of real discovery.

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

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Audience Reviews

8.5 / 10.0
The definition of a game redemption. The game was bad at launch. But today it is an incredible game. It is kind of similar to Subnautica but with 18 quintillion planets. 18. Quintillion. The game has a focus on exploration and a bit of grinding and with the latest update (Expeditions) the game has some fun multiplayer elements as well. I only have two problems with the game: 1)
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While the game is an awesome achievement, the amount of unaddressed bugs (some of them being 2 years old) is too high to recommend playing No Man's Sky. I played on PC and pre-ordered the game in March 2016. I finished the only quest available in 2016 but never reached the centre of the galaxy.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Mass Effect's Normandy Spaceship Arrives In No Man's Sky For A Limited Time

Mass Effect's Normandy Spaceship Arrives In No Man's Sky For A Limited Time

While millions were celebrating the launch of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, the No Man's Sky was hard at work on implementing an easter egg in the game for fans to find. The first reveal has now arrived, and more fans can get in on the limited-time quest right now.

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The First Major No Man's Sky Update of 2021 Brings Pets to Space

The First Major No Man's Sky Update of 2021 Brings Pets to Space

The first major update of 2021 for the oft-updated space-faring sim No Man's Sky is available now and brings pets to the game for all players.

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No Man's Sky: Next Generation Brings 32-Player Multiplayer and a Free Upgrade to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC

No Man's Sky: Next Generation Brings 32-Player Multiplayer and a Free Upgrade to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC

No Man's Sky is getting another major update, but this time it's exclusive to next-gen platforms such as Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC.

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No Man's Sky's Next Big Update Releases Next Week

No Man's Sky's Next Big Update Releases Next Week

No Man's Sky's next big update, entitled Origins, is set to release sometime next week

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No Man's Sky - Gameplay Trailer | PS4 thumbnail

No Man's Sky - Gameplay Trailer | PS4

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