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  • Summary: Welcome to Earth & Beyond, the first online role-playing galaxy. It's your turn to pilot your own starship, adventure in a massive galaxy, and take part in a thriving community. Alien encounters, fierce combat, cutthroat commerce, new discoveries, perilous quests, strategic alliances, diplomatic backstabbing, and epic wars await you and the friends you meet online. Earth & Beyond allows you to build your character and career in three distinct ways: exploration, trade and combat. The game is designed around these three activities, and each race, profession, skill, starship and item affects how well you excel in these core activities. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Whether you're looking at the graphics, the gameplay, the server response, the community activity, this is one staggeringly good game.
  2. With its polished gameplay and compelling story line, E&B has its phasers on Stun. [Oct 25, 2002, p.83]
  3. Rarely is there a game like this that can accommodate beginners and satisfy experts. Earth and Beyond is one of those rare beasts.
  4. 80
    Even with its various issues, I absolutely fell in love with Earth & Beyond. I love the setting, the players, and the whole package in general -- I've found it incredibly innovative, and I am totally addicted.
  5. A major step forward in the genre.
  6. If you’ve enjoyed space sims in the past and don’t mind the simplified combat engine then go for it. With its intuitive controls, attractive graphics, and lofty scope, E&B has a lot to offer the right gamer.
  7. Fun for a short while, and at least you'll have some great sightseeing ahead of you before the game starts to lose its interest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6