No Man's Sky

Rating Summary

Based on 135 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

32%

Critics Recommend

Based on 135 critic reviews
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64 / 100
Aug 18, 2016

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

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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2016

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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Recommended
Aug 12, 2016

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

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Aug 15, 2016
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6 / 10
Aug 12, 2016

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

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2016

An inviting universe to explore and exploit, but not much story or gameplay backs up the unparalleled scope of the world

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6 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2016

No Man's Sky is an impressive set of tools grafted onto a game with very little going on.

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7 / 10
Aug 12, 2016

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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Aug 19, 2016

It's light years from being a great game, but there's still something at the heart of No Man's Sky that speaks to the would-be explorer in all of us.

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Unscored
Aug 17, 2016

First I didn't like it, then I did.

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