No Man's Sky - NEXT Reviews

No Man's Sky - NEXT is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2018

An astounding achievement. Hello Games deserve credit for creating one of the best games of this console generation - even if it did take a couple of years longer than planned!

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4.5 / 5.0
Jul 26, 2018

No Man's Sky has come a long way from that humbling start for Hello Games. There could still be improvements to some gameplay systems and the user interface, but overall this is a greatly improved package that's brand new for most Xbox One gamers and well worth going back to for PC and PS4 players who dropped it shortly after launch.

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85 / 100
Jul 31, 2018

No Man's Sky has reached a point where not only does it meet initial promises, it now exceeds them.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2018

"'No Man's Sky NEXT' is leaps and bounds better than where it was two years ago."

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8.4 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2018

No Man's Sky Next is a fun laid-back exploration experience and it has the unique honour of featuring the largest open world in all of gaming.

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81 / 100
Jul 26, 2018

Meanwhile, significantly expanded galaxy sandbox with interesting concept, but some gameplay lengths.

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8 / 10
Aug 4, 2018

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

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8 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2018

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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8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2018

If you're new to the game it's going to take a lot of time to get past the surface scratching, but once you've caught up there's plenty to love. And if you're coming back to No Man's Sky, things have changed quite a bit, but embrace it and explore with much more of a reason to.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

As before No Man's Sky is a game that I enjoyed the most when I was moving under my own steam, plodding along as a leisurely place. The NEXT update brings a lot of great new features to the game and as a result it now feels more complete than it ever has. It is also the perfect time to release the game on Xbox to a new audience that may not have yet had the chance to play it.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2018
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7.9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2018

Overall this game to this day is still throwing curve balls at my opinions, and I’ve only just scratched the surface of this update. The whole experience as a whole has been a blast and I cannot wait to get back onto No Man’s Sky and experience more of what this update has in store… Saying this, there are still many updates that will be needed to form No Man’s Sky into the game we were originally promised, but, for now, this is the perfect time to hop on back and start a new journey as a Wanderer, finding the center of the universe and all it’s mysteries.

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Impulsegamer
Top Critic
3.9 / 5.0
Aug 6, 2018

No Man's Sky Next Xbox One/X is still a riveting yet flawed experience

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3.75 / 5.0
Jul 30, 2018

Overall, No Man's Sky Next is a huge improvement over the original game because there are new features and better visuals for you to look at. It's worth playing the game if you still own a copy of it and want to download the free update. However, the game can still be boring at times and I don't think it does enough to entice new players to give it a try.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2018

With Next, No Man's Sky grows exponentially and lays the foundation for what may be a future further growth in content.

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8 / 10
Aug 13, 2018

Two years after its initial release, No Man's Sky have developed into a whole different game. Tons of new contents, several updates and patches for the online section, more features for crafting system, new missions, and much, much more added features have made NMS a valuable title.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

No Man's Sky has received many noticeable improvements over the course of the past 2 years but the NEXT update is perhaps the most significant one. Sadly, it still has some dated design with the need for the constant grind and a lack of rational narrative that holds back an otherwise enjoyable exploration and survival game.

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SA Gamer
Ashwar Jacobs
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2018

A virtual space explorer's dream and an easy going player's inventory management nightmare, No Man's Sky is an ambitious intergalactic sandbox survival game with narrative that opens your eyes to a philosophical view as to why we exist and how we can choose how we walk our path on this journey.

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Dan Stapleton
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2018

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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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jul 30, 2018

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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