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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. 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. Jan 19, 2015
    10
    I havent been playing any other game since launch.

    Huge open sandbox in a 1:1 "replica" of the milky way including al actual stars and
    I havent been playing any other game since launch.

    Huge open sandbox in a 1:1 "replica" of the milky way including al actual stars and planets known to date. If you like universe models such as Space Engine and you like space games like X wing or Freespace 2 then you are in for a treat.
    Best graphics (4K and Oculus) and best sound around meet with a first person space sim that ll make you forget you have a real life!
    The development team is one of the most communicative around and you can see they care about the community.
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  2. Dec 17, 2014
    10
    Great graphics, awesome sound, excellent control, wide variety of control options, this game is fantastic.

    If you like space sims this is
    Great graphics, awesome sound, excellent control, wide variety of control options, this game is fantastic.

    If you like space sims this is the game for you.

    And this is only the beginning.
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  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. Jan 12, 2015
    9
    So, I recently picked up this game only to figure out that this game is completely amazing! I'm not sure what people mean when they say thatSo, I recently picked up this game only to figure out that this game is completely amazing! I'm not sure what people mean when they say that you can extinguish all content in a day, because I have been playing it for about half a week, and I still have alot to do.
    Yes. I am going to agree on the fact that it might be light on content now, but looking at the news and the possibilities this can be a dream coming true very soon (as it alredy is, really). You can choose from bounty hunting and having GREAT fun killing those other ships, to trading between stations and making a nice profit for each run. What people also must get is the fact that it is a simulator, it is NOT eve online, it is a simulator. If you dislike the times it take to travel to point A to B, or the FSD drive itself, or anything of that, I'd say this game is not for you, but if you like a great space sim with great features and even better potential, I'd definetely pick it up.
    And for those out there that wonder, Yes, it is COMPLETELY playable with keyboard and mouse, in fact, I have amost only used that as of yet and I am in love with the controls aswell.
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  5. Dec 17, 2014
    7
    There's a lot to like in Elite: Dangerous, but there's also a lot missing and even more that isn't working. The grouping system doesn't work,There's a lot to like in Elite: Dangerous, but there's also a lot missing and even more that isn't working. The grouping system doesn't work, so the game is multiplayer that doesn't let you play with your friends. They have a really good economy, except that the AI doesn't work so well, so space stations are a mess of exploding npc transports and missing commodities. They have a really good set of bounty hunting, exploring and trading careers to advance with, but bounty hunting often makes the feds or random factions turn red and shoot you (confirmed bug), trading cargo is glitchy and exploration data disappears. At this point, after around one million credits lost to bugs, most of the tension in the game boils down to a question of whether a given feature will explode when I try to play with it. Expand
  6. Mar 1, 2016
    4
    It looks amazing but it's just tedious to play. 99% of the time is spent traveling and what there is of gameplay is effectively meaninglessIt looks amazing but it's just tedious to play. 99% of the time is spent traveling and what there is of gameplay is effectively meaningless mindless activities. I'd only return to it for the sake of planetary discovery but I always find myself quitting in deep space due to lack of reward. It seems that it is better to let others play it and follow their discoveries than to play it myself. I really appreciate the touches of science and realism, but it just lacks a lot of content. Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2018
    0
    I paid $60 for this game, and played it a bit at first. Now, why the hell do I need to create a "Frontier" account just to play the game now?

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