No Man's Sky Reviews

No Man's Sky is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Aug 16, 2016

No game, film, book or otherwise has been more effectively in capturing what the experience of exploring the universe must be.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2022

No Man's Sky sits comfortably next to the best ports on the platform. Of course it doesn't sing quite as beautifully as the most high-powered console versions, but really, when you can planet hop in a decked out space ship while having a number two, who cares? Absolute wizardry.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 13, 2016

No Man’s Sky is no doubt a magnificent feat in game development. I am left humbled by all that I have seen and intend on continuing my journey in an attempt to see as much as possible, well aware I will never see it all. Space has its hooks in me and I don’t think I’ll ever want them to relinquish their hold.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2016

So No Man’s Sky isn’t flawless. It’s probably not for everyone. Then again, No Man’s Sky is exactly as described by the eccentric Sean Murray. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a cosmonaut, of starting with practically nothing and amassing a fortune, of becoming a notorious space pirate, or had any other of the countless sci-fi fantasies out there, this is probably the game for you. Now, those fantasies might not play out exactly as you’d have hoped in No Man’s Sky, but this is a game that begs those who put in the time to come back just once more and see what lies just over the horizon. If this game is right for you, you won’t be able to put the controller down.

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Aug 17, 2016

The game comes down to the indisputable truth that, when it comes to space travel, the journey is everything.

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9 / 10
Oct 11, 2022

No Man's Sky on Switch is a fantastic port of a game we genuinely didn't really believe would make the transition to Nintendo's console without some serious technical issues. Hello Games has made the necessary cutbacks and downgrades to get this intergalactic survival sandbox playing at a super solid frame rate and the colourful, chunky graphical style here ensures that it all still looks pretty fantastic to boot. With all of the game's previous updates and content included - barring multiplayer at this point - and a plethora of customisation options courtesy of the massive Waypoint update, this is an easy recommendation for survival fans and one of the most impressive ports we've seen on Switch to date.

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Oct 12, 2022

Many may see No Man's Sky coming to Switch as one small step towards entertainment, but making the game work as well as it does on the Switch is one giant leap for Nintendo fans, especially for those wanting to explore something much more extensive and varied than Breath of Wild's Hylian ruins. The port may need some updates to add multiplayer and increase its loading speeds in the future, but No Man's Sky on the Switch manages to fit its updates and addictive gameplay onto Nintendo's on-the-go console well enough that it's immediately one of the best ways to play the game.

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Aug 14, 2016

This is what I want. It may not be what you want, but No Man’s Sky is what I want.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2016

'No Man's Sky' pairs our love of exploration with a universe of massive scale. While the story takes some sorting out before you feel like you really have a grasp on it, it is deep and thought-provoking. There are many systems and features within the game, and the vast majority of them feel polished and correctly balanced. 'No Man's Sky' is a game that is worth playing.

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87 / 100
Aug 15, 2016

As I became more familiar with its systems, as I began to master the repeating frames of its world, they began to fall away. Mastery brought with it an openness that was dizzying in its freedom. I had a ship I liked, enough units to get by, and an inventory that served my purpose. Unshackled from the grind, I suddenly realized I could wander.

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4.3 / 5.0
Aug 28, 2016

No Man's Sky is not only a marvel but also a disappointment in some respects. Nonetheless, it's a very ambitious and powerful title with quite a bit of grinding thrown into the mix.

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85 / 100
Aug 10, 2018

No Man's Sky NEXT is the game that they promised us in 2016. It finally has multiplayer and many other add-ons, but, in the end, its base is still the same: explore the universe calmly.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2016

No Man's Sky is the fulfilled promise that had been made by Hello Games a year ago. We face an infinite universe and a very well developed and deep story, even though the gameplay mechanics could have been more elaborated..

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2016

On the other hand, if freedom, a relaxed pace, and a galaxy made of more stars that you’ll ever be able to visit make your heart beat, No Man’s Sky will grant you virtually infinite hours adventure and joy, and fly with you where no man has gone before… Literally.

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Gamersky
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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2018

After two years' efforts, No Man's Sky has finally become a playable game, with a much more vivid universe, interesting missions and a multiplayer mode. Although there are some problems about the duplication of playing and bad optimization, it is still worth a try, especially for Sci-Fi fans.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2016

For good or for ill, No Man’s Sky is a child’s wish, the fulfillment of our wonder of exploring a galaxy on our own accord, to forge our journey in a universe on the edge of forever.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2016

No Mans Sky در مقام یک بازی بی‌شک بی‌عیب و نقص نیست، مثل هر بازی دیگری یک تاریخ مصرف دارد اما قدرتش در تجربه‌ای است که به شما می‌دهد، به نظرم با آن باید همچون یک موجود زنده برخورد شود، موجودی سرشار از ابعاد مختلف که فراتر از هر چیزی درون خود یک روح بزرگ دارد، قرار نیست مثل یک ماشین آخرین مدل به شما سواری بدهد یا حتی مثل برخی گونه های پست تر صرفا توهم سواری را در شما ایجاد کند. بزرگترین دستاورد بازی این حقیقت است که حتی بدون داستان نیز می توان با خلق یک جهان کاملا زنده و پویا مخاطب را در خود غرق کرد تا بی هیچ چهارچوبی به دنبال علایقش باشد. روزی کارگردان بازی در وصف اثرش گفته یود که بازی این رویای کودکی همه ماست، و ما نیز در نهایت می‌توانیم بگوییم No Man’s Sky ثابت می‌کند که مدیوم گیم بسیار بهتر و تاثیرگذار تر از هر مدیوم دیگری حتی سینما می تواند مخاطب را به مصاف تجربیات غیرممکن و غیرقابل وصف ببرد.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2022

One player may find themselves having a vastly different experience from another, or even being entirely unaware of mechanics they've never chosen to engage with. While the Switch version isn't without its flaws, the core experience is excellently translated. And if I've learned anything from Hello Games over the last six years, I'm hopeful this version will only get better with time.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2016

Ultimately, you get what you put in to No Man’s Sky. It takes a load of dedication and searching to get the most out of the world and as more and more players continue through the galaxy it will be amazing to see what everyone finds. That being said if you aren’t one for picking an objective, like finding all a planets discoveries for a tidy lump sum, and need a narrative focus there is no real point to picking up No man’s Sky.

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84%
Oct 21, 2022

If you currently only have one Switch, prefer to play solo and wanted to try out the title anyway, you will undoubtedly be thrilled what Hello Games delivers here. But also all Switch owners with a penchant for space exploration should quickly take "No Man's Sky" to their hearts.

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