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No Man's Sky - NEXT

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

47%

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Based on 34 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 27, 2018
Xbox OneJul 27, 2018
PCJul 27, 2018
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Hello Games

Update 1.5, NEXT, introduces a full multiplayer experience, near-unlimited base building, command of freighter armadas, a graphical overhaul and more.

No Man's Sky - NEXT Critic Reviews

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Flying from planet to planet in search of the universe's rarest materials and technologies in No Man's Sky NEXT scratches an exploratory itch. It still carries a lot of caveats: It's mechanically repetitive no matter what planet you're on, the dull combat should be avoided whenever possible, and bugs are plentiful. But buying new ships and building new things is enough motivation to make it entrancing – for a while, at least.

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The updates have brought definite improvement, but even after two years the huge scope and ambition only serves to hide how simplistic and repetitive the gameplay is.

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With Next, No Man's Sky blossoms into the game that was promised.

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Despite all of my qualms, everything seems to fade away each time I warp to a new system or enter an uncharted planet's atmosphere. If you felt the original No Man's Sky had promising ideas but ultimately let you down, NEXT is the perfect time to jump back in. No Man's Sky and its NEXT expansion prove that there is equal parts excitement, dread, and anxiety in exploring the unknowns of space.

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