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  • Summary: The next game in the Elite series - a space epic with fully multi-player. Carve your own path through a rich gaming sandbox, set against a backdrop of raw anarchy, galactic powerplays and intrigue. Do whatever it takes to upgrade your ship’s hull, engines, weapons, defences, cargo hold;The next game in the Elite series - a space epic with fully multi-player. Carve your own path through a rich gaming sandbox, set against a backdrop of raw anarchy, galactic powerplays and intrigue. Do whatever it takes to upgrade your ship’s hull, engines, weapons, defences, cargo hold; constantly improve your capabilities and influence on your journey towards the most coveted rank in the history of gaming - ‘Elite’. Expand

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  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. May 11, 2015
    90
    Everyone who played the original game back in the 80's, should be right at home. It's the 21st Century version of "Elite." But newer, uninitiated players may find it strangely desolate and repetitive. A grand space simulation, aimed at the series' hardcore fans.
  2. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2015
    88
    Bold, brave and beautiful - Elite's return aims high and achieves almost all of its grand ambitions. [Mar 2015, p.60]
  3. Jan 13, 2015
    85
    Elite: Dangerous is one of the games with the greatest potential ever seen in the history of this media. At present, we are talking about a title that includes a reproduction in 1: 1 scale of our galaxy, with billions of stars to explore and contents that go far beyond the life expectancy of a human being. In one word: incredible.
  4. Dec 22, 2014
    80
    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.
  5. Mar 4, 2015
    80
    Elite Dangerous is a very ambitious game. Travel through the massive universe in your own spaceship. Trade, explore and fight your way through the galaxy in this epic and enormous game. But keep in mind: the game still has a way to go until it's finished.
  6. Jan 15, 2015
    80
    Everyone's experiences in Elite: Dangerous will be unique to them, and it only takes a couple of mesmerising ones to justify the early grind.
  7. Dec 16, 2014
    70
    A "launch" build with some features still in infancy, Elite: Dangerous nonetheless offers terrific space flight ambiance and trading progression befitting of the once-revolutionary series. In a few months time, this title could be outstanding.

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  1. Feb 16, 2015
    10
    Scoring this game seems to be mostly binary. I'm giving ten. Beware thouse giving 0. There are many people heavily invested in this gameScoring this game seems to be mostly binary. I'm giving ten. Beware thouse giving 0. There are many people heavily invested in this game failing, trying to prevent sales needed to let the game evolve. Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2015
    10
    Best graphics, better sound, 4K ready and probably the best game out there to use Oculus Rift DK2. Full 1:1 scale galaxy with actual milky wayBest graphics, better sound, 4K ready and probably the best game out there to use Oculus Rift DK2. Full 1:1 scale galaxy with actual milky way known planets etc in. Combat is very engaging and the balance between ships, weapons and flight model is the best out there. Immersion and freedom in this sandbox galaxy is unrivalled. Expand
  3. Dec 16, 2014
    10
    Elite is back! New, upgraded and shiny but at the core it's still Elite - you, your ship and the universe of possibilities.

    As per 2.07
    Elite is back! New, upgraded and shiny but at the core it's still Elite - you, your ship and the universe of possibilities.

    As per 2.07 (last pre-launch update) it feels good, looks better and plays great. The foundation is very solid and it can get only better with the promised development after release that will continue to expand the base of the game while also working on major expansions like planetary landings and first person.

    The latest fixes during Beta and Gamma have done an excellent job to improve the stability and overall balance of the game. Trading is finally fixed and logical again, combat feels great. No issues with the netcode (for me) and overall an excellent experience. Mind though - this game isn't easy and doesn't hold your hand - your actions have consequences and there is no magic immunity nets. Live fast, die hard!

    In addition, Frontier Developments have shown to be a great company, constantly hearing and answering their customers and changing the game to suit people's requests. Many times features or fixes requested in the forums have "magically" appeared in the game showing that the guys at Frontier actually do really care about our opinions - this also corroborated by some of the senior Frontier staff frequently posting and engaging in debates and clarifications with the players.
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  4. Feb 23, 2015
    9
    The most amazing Space Sim I've ever played on the computer. Not since the days of FS 2 has there been anything remotely similar to this.The most amazing Space Sim I've ever played on the computer. Not since the days of FS 2 has there been anything remotely similar to this.
    Mining, missions, exploration, bounty hunting, piracy and trade are all ways to make your way in the full scale model of the real galaxy, Milky Way.
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  5. Mar 28, 2015
    7
    When it comes to space flight sims, none can touch Elite Dangerous. The game is beautiful, has great sound, and the flight controls workWhen it comes to space flight sims, none can touch Elite Dangerous. The game is beautiful, has great sound, and the flight controls work fine. The only downside to this game is the current lack of content. No story, no NPCs, and little to do outside of mining, hunting, exploring, and trading. However, if you own a Oculus Rift.... this game is a must have. Perfectly executed for VR gameplay.... a true treat to behold. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2014
    3
    Sadly this game is a shadow of its potential. Harsh punishments, very grindy gameplay, enormous time commitment requirements, lack ofSadly this game is a shadow of its potential. Harsh punishments, very grindy gameplay, enormous time commitment requirements, lack of meaningful impact on the galaxy, broken promises and most importantly being released far FAR to soon. Needed another 6 months to a year in development, offline mode, modding support and many of the missing or cut features to have been implemented to make it a game worth playing. Once the initial shine wears off its going to start shedding players like a crazy. Expand
  7. Sep 4, 2020
    0
    Complete piece of ****
    I can't even describe how much thing there are wrong

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