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  • Summary: The spectacular space combat, commerce, and exploration game, whose breathtaking graphics, special effects, and intricate gameplay provide an experience unlike any other. Played on the Internet, this massively multiplayer online persistent world game takes place in a universe teeming withThe spectacular space combat, commerce, and exploration game, whose breathtaking graphics, special effects, and intricate gameplay provide an experience unlike any other. Played on the Internet, this massively multiplayer online persistent world game takes place in a universe teeming with life every hour of every day. Take on the role of a spaceship captain cruising around the universe, trading, fighting and communicating with other players and create a life beyond imagination. Expand
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  • Developer: CCP
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Massively Multiplayer, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. A robust tutorial. Classless character builds. Overwhelmingly open-ended gameplay. Ship designs you’ll need to wear a bib for. And a breed of PvP that’ll make adrenaline junkies sign up for rehab. Sci-fi worshipers: This is your Mecca.
  2. You could play this game for years before you really started to feel like you might have seen everything it had to offer. If you can just get past the rough beginning, the difficulty, and the steep learning curve, Eve Online is the biggest game you could possibly hope to play.
  3. Despite its flaws though, EVE is deeply, deeply addictive.
  4. You must have patience and be excited about non-structured gameplay in order for it to be worth the price of admission. Action hungry thrill-mongers will do themselves a favor by steering clear of this one.
  5. EVE offers little in the way of instant gratification, and progress in the game is slow and often unnoticeable.
  6. Computer Gaming World
    40
    This stunning mood is crushed by an interface that has all the charm and convenience of a TPS report. [Sept 2003, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 128
  2. Negative: 50 out of 128
  1. Apr 18, 2014
    10
    I've gotta say, Eve Online is a very fun game to play. It has a steep learning curve, as many would have already pointed out. Believe me.I've gotta say, Eve Online is a very fun game to play. It has a steep learning curve, as many would have already pointed out. Believe me. I've been there. When you get going however, the game really opens up to a universe of choices, battles, missions, factions and generally freedom. You will love it if you love games where you can explore and make choices. It's a great Sci-Fi game that you won't regret playing if you learn it well. The community is also great. I got a lot of help there. There are plenty of staff on board to give you advice and help you. I don't think the learning curve being steep is enough to justify lowering this rating, because the fun you get afterwards is worthwhile. Expand
  2. RosDJ
    Mar 19, 2004
    10
    Eve is more than a game its a way of life :)
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the best "game" in the world. As ever, a reader should discard any review of a multiplayer game where the reviewer has failed to play the game with other people. Lo and behold, most of the negative reviews on this game are from people who start out saying "I spent a day figuring this game out" or "I couldn't get into it" or "who plays this piece of crap" or "I like the character creator herpderp". If you aren't willing to take the time to play a multiplayer game with multiple players, you've never played it. That's rule number zero. Rule number one is increasing reward for increased risk. With EVE, this is true ingame and out. Risk more time and more resources, put yourself out there and meet new people and you may well be rewarded with endless fun and the best gaming experience there is -- or your name might be googlebombed if you try to become an internet celebrity like The Mittani did. Risk your ship and your ISK and you might make it big, or you might get ganked on the way there. The trick is managing those risks. Rule number two: EVE can be modelled as one big series of prisoner's dilemmas. Is the chatty guy in local out to get you? At what point should you grab the loot accrued with your newfound friend and run? Are the people around you whom you have chosen to risk trusting going to take everything from you tomorrow, or while you sleep?

    Rule number three: specialize. Yes, there are people smarter than you who have been playing this game for almost a decade. Yes, you may never catch up to them. But skills work such that no one character has them all, and this is unlikely ever to happen as CCP grows the game. If you choose a niche or playstyle (do your research) and if you apply the resources to hand intelligently, and better yet if you team up with people you can trust, nothing can stand in your way. A corollary of this is specialist knowledge: don't hand out the tricks of your trade for free, or you won't be able to charge as much for them. And so, I leave the rest of the rules for you to discover. Here's a rubik's cube. Go **** yourself.
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  4. Dec 14, 2011
    8
    incredibly deep and would take months to experience enough content to make a sufficient review. combat and the game in general may be a littleincredibly deep and would take months to experience enough content to make a sufficient review. combat and the game in general may be a little slow paced, but that only contributes to the careful and calculated atmosphere the game promotes. Sci-fi fans eat your hearts out, because this is the best space MMO out there. Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2011
    4
    Not much to "play" in this game. Going through the nightmare of right clicking through the ui is not something I consider to be "fun". TheNot much to "play" in this game. Going through the nightmare of right clicking through the ui is not something I consider to be "fun". The game plays itself really. I liked most of the concepts of what there is to do. Maybe be a pirate/pvp, industrial(which is nothing more then grab some of this rock and sell it), and just grabbing random missions from agents back at a station. Now...i'm not sure why you would want to pay so much for this game either...it boggles me. I might consider paying 3-5 dollars/mo. but 15/mo being the smallest obligation is kinda high. I'm not a fan of "i'll sit and wait" type crap. To warp, I click a few things and wait....I click a few buttons to mine, now I wait....I bring ore back by clicking "warp to station" and want to refine/make items(if you have blueprints) and now you have junk that gives ISK(the currency of EVE) Corperations(guilds, clans, etc) are something you can join so that you have a group of helpful people to play with. Makes it a MMO. No point in it being that otherwise. Lets add people to the mix to help/interfere with the game. Which the game falls short due to the things to do, no major roles in corperations. Now I didn't play for a really long time, maybe that wasn't enough to find out more or appreciate the game more like others, but when I play a game, I would think spending 10 hours plus might give you enough of a reward to want to keep playing(in other words, spend more money) When you play a MMO or RPG, you want to come back to it because you loved the story, or now you have a role in the mmo world. EVE doesn't feel that way at first. After learning the basics so that you can even start to play, you really don't have much there that helps coax you into going further. It feels like a dead end almost. I started to get going but found out after going down the industrial path, I need someone else to help me mine. I can do it alone, but it takes forever. Not much reward after either. All in all this game needs to really revamp how it plays I would think. I want to "play". Not que up a few things and let it play for me. Its all the same, combat/mining/traveling to other systems. Just not much there that keeps you yearning for more. Not a horrible game, just boring. Awesome concept, just shallow gameplay. Good looking ships and stations, but ships are the only stepping stones that would keep you going. Stations...no other real purpose except to act as safe zones and/or selling/buying points. If EVE can start to deliver the whole package that they talk about, I would play it more. As of now, and where we stand....it feels like a beta that is stretched out enough to try and be a game. Only to get you to pay so that they can hopefully someday deliver that promise that your sinking your money into. Lets hope that day comes sometime soon.


    Just not enough to pay 15/mo in my opinion!!!!! 300,000 people at 15/mo=4,500,000.00 a month....wtf is taking so long for the "EVE Promise"
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  6. May 5, 2014
    2
    There is no game more boring than this. No goals, no rewards,no fun. Only thing you can do is mining or mission running. Both boring andThere is no game more boring than this. No goals, no rewards,no fun. Only thing you can do is mining or mission running. Both boring and uninteresting. Epic battles like in trailers? Forget, there is no such a thing. All "epicness" is just a bigger spreadsheets. Corporations? Bunch of useless retards (but this problem now in all modern MMOs). Skill training system require to constantly update subscription.

    On the other hand, there is some good things, like graphic and music and character customization.
    Conclusion:
    If you really enjoy doing same thing everyday-then this game is for you, if not- don't waste your time and money, this not worth it
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  7. Jul 25, 2020
    0
    This game is unequivocally the worst game I have had the displeasure of forking thirty dollars over to. For starters, the community is moreThis game is unequivocally the worst game I have had the displeasure of forking thirty dollars over to. For starters, the community is more toxic than any other game I have played. People like to camp and kill people in what should be "safe zones." On top of that it is not only pay to win but also pay to wait as you need to train skills some of which take up to a year or more to finish. This game is almost 15 years old and it should be taken out back and shot like Old Yeller. Expand

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