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Elite: Dangerous

Rating Summary

Based on 70 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

72%

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Based on 70 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 27, 2017
Xbox OneOct 6, 2015
PCApr 2, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Frontier Developments

Genres: Simulation, Vehicle Combat

Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite: Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

Elite: Dangerous Critic Reviews

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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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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 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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Audience Reviews

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5 / 10.0
Played this game into the ground during pandemic lockdown but realistically I wouldn’t have played this game normally and wouldn’t recommend it for several reasons: *Every single aspect of the game is walled behind a tear jerkingly long grind. *Combat is not fun, if you’re thinking of Star Wars squadrons, ace combat or wing commander then think again. *The developers only seem
I would say this game has a lot of potential. I like the concept, I like how real it feels. I'd consider myself more than a casual gamer but less than a pro-gamer. And as a mid-tier gamer, I'm saying that the beginner learning curve is too steep. I could barely get to the first mission because the controls are so real, I can't get the hang of them. I probably could if I spent
I like the idea of this game but it isn't very VR friendly. I prefer playing this in VR as it's easier for me to play than with a mouse and keyboard or with a controller. As I don't know how to play this game correctly yet, I do stuggle to get to grips with how the game works and what to do. I mostly just fly around aimlessly, confused on how to HyperDrive correctly as the
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Sorry, I wanted to finish the tutorial before writing anything but in the end I didn't. The thing is, maybe this game may be very satisfaying, very liberating, and so on and so forth. But for me I can only say it's a constant struggle against the controls. You need to spend a lot of time to learn how to correctly handle the spaceship, and the game also requires a lot (but A

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