Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic 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. A beautifully conceived piece of software, and I've never seen a galaxy come to life like I did during my time with this title. [Dec 2002, p.146]
  3. It’s balanced, it’s fun, and I can’t wait to get to level 140 again!
  4. With its polished gameplay and compelling story line, E&B has its phasers on Stun. [Oct 25, 2002, p.83]
  5. Rarely is there a game like this that can accommodate beginners and satisfy experts. Earth and Beyond is one of those rare beasts.
  6. A feast for the eyes and mind, Earth & Beyond is both an excellent game and a perfect example of what an MMORPG should be.
  7. 90
    It’s a well-crafted, brilliantly designed, and lovingly developed space adventure that’s every bit as gripping as "EverQuest" ever was.
  8. I’ve played just about every MMORPG that’s on the market today and even some that aren’t. Earth & Beyond offers a brand new flavor to the MMORPG universe that is both unique and well received.
  9. 88
    The game offers just the right mix of gameplay and options for both the hardcore player and the more casual gamer.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. meestyk
    Nov 21, 2007
    10
    Pure enjoyment. Pure happiness. For me anyway when this guy was around....til EA killed it *bastards*. And you wonder what those guys were on Pure enjoyment. Pure happiness. For me anyway when this guy was around....til EA killed it *bastards*. And you wonder what those guys were on to do such a thing. If any sequel arises to Earth and Beyond, I will simply have to revisit this lovely place once more. Kudos. Full Review »
  2. Groundfisher
    May 24, 2005
    6
    This game no longer exists. Electronic Arts shut it down. One simply cannot play it anymore. In its day, a typical level-based PvE MMORPG. This game no longer exists. Electronic Arts shut it down. One simply cannot play it anymore. In its day, a typical level-based PvE MMORPG. Heavy on the grind and shallow in gameplay (maximum spawn-camping), it did however have a good community. Featured different races/classes, ships, and NPC monsters. Yes, monsters in space! Just floating there awaiting battle. Monsters. In space. However, this is now vapourware. Full Review »
  3. AshW.
    Dec 22, 2003
    9
    Anyone who can remember Elite will absolutely love this game! This non-player-v-player, non-linear space MMORPG mixes Anyone who can remember Elite will absolutely love this game! This non-player-v-player, non-linear space MMORPG mixes combat/exploration/trade in an online universe that can be enjoyed on your own or (where it really excels) as part of a group for extra bonus/experience points. The 6 race/class combinations are well balanced so that each has their own skills/strengths/weaknesses/styles of play. Guilds provide forums for player discussions and sharing of knowledge/equipment. Other players attitutdes are good and mostly helpful. Well supported by EA who I found to be polite and quick to respond. Any downsides? The 3D graphics are awesome although object collision is missing. Keyboard/mouse controls are easy to use although joystick support is sorely missed. Chat channels can be selected/switched off, although it annoyingly defaults to broadcast (to everyone) if you are not in a group when you gate between sectors. Minor issues that really don't affect the game play at all. I spent several months trying to find an Elite style game and this is definitely the winner! Well worth the $10-$15 per month to subscribe. Full Review »