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Elite: Dangerous

Frontier Developments
Apr 2, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.5 / 10
PC Gamer
86 / 100
Eurogamer
8 / 10
IGN
7.4 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Elite: Dangerous

Whether you're soaking in the cosmos around you, banking large sums of credits from a well-planned trading haul, or surviving a harrowing encounter with space pirates in dazzling ship-to-ship combat, Elite Dangerous has plenty to keep me excited to come back. And when those long-haul sessions become too much, Arena mode is there to inject some much-needed action at a moment's notice.

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A great game and, with time, potentially a classic. Much rests on Frontier's ability to build on these broad but somewhat shallow foundations.

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There's a lot of balancing to be done in the long term, then, and the big hurdle for new players will be getting up to speed without losing interest in those stodgy early hours. The mid-point, where everything coalesces, is so liberating, so brilliant in its scope and possibility, that it's hard to be too upset about these wrinkles. For all its frustrations, you'll spend much longer in the sweet spot than you spend getting there. Elite: Dangerous demands much, but repays your devotion many times over.

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IGN

7.4 / 10.0
IGN

Elite: Dangerous puts you in some amazing spaceships, but doesn't always give you a lot to do with them.

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A welcome return for the pioneering space adventure, but despite a solid start it will need a steady supply of new content and tweaks to reach elite status.

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Massive, intimidating, and stunningly beautiful, Elite: Dangerous is one of the deepest, most rewarding open-world experiences you can have on Xbox One.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The pioneering space adventure makes an impressive landing on PlayStation 4, with more content than ever and the promise of even better things to come.

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Despite a solid framework for an incredible game, right now the title can feel barren and lacking in variety

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