Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. May 14, 2015
    70
    VoidExpanse isn't a two-dimensional version of Elite: Dangerous or Star Citizen, not by a long shot. If you want an immersive space opera adventure that you can lose yourself in, you won't find that experience here...Instead, it offers a much simpler and lighthearted journey through space, focused on action, with some narrative fluff to act as padding, and with a couple of more fleshed-out quest lines to follow when you feel like progressing to the next stage.
  2. Apr 13, 2015
    70
    It’s that infectious enthusiasm that makes VoidExpanse such an effective experience. The game may have flaws, with stability a problem that still needs to be addressed, but AtomicTorch has nonetheless created a highly addictive and fun title, with the potential to grow into a sleeper indie hit.
  3. Apr 17, 2015
    65
    Technically and conceptually this is a little gem for all the fans of games like Drox Operative oder Space Pirates and Zombies. But be aware that there are a lot of edges that need to be smoothed out and areas that need to be improved.
  4. Jul 13, 2015
    60
    VoidExpanse manages to be both satisfying and disappointing at the same time. At its core the game is a competent sci-fi action-RPG with some interesting elements and a solid 3D engine to boot, but it is lacking in compelling content in order to keep the player engaged for longer than a single playthrough. It's not a bad purchase if you've already played the heavy hitters in the genre but its gameplay gets repetitive and 'grindy' relatively fast.
  5. Apr 21, 2015
    40
    VoidExpanse is toothless in general, lacking the mystery and suspense that could have propelled it through the universe.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Apr 18, 2015
    9
    This game delivers on a solid experience. It's plays like a cross between Privateer and Sentinel worlds. Its a sandbox world that allows youThis game delivers on a solid experience. It's plays like a cross between Privateer and Sentinel worlds. Its a sandbox world that allows you to make a living in many different ways. You can mine ore, trade goods, bounty hunt pirates or hunt aliens (or all 3). there are standard random quests in every system and there is a SP quest storyline you can complete (when you do so, you can generate another Galaxy and keep playing with them).

    Each Galaxy is generated from a seed at start and can range from small to large (large is huge).

    And when you're done with all that you can hop onto one of the many servers being hosted. Some offer PvP some offer Coop play.

    The game is also extremely easy to mod. Anything from new ships to entirely new quests.

    The one downside is that the individual systems can seem a little lifeless and uninteresting. This is helped by hidden pirate bases and well protected crates of alien tech.

    This game is well worth the money (A steal at around 14 dollars).
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  2. Jun 5, 2015
    9
    Very enjoyable space game , with fast controlable spaceships and a lot of options to
    fit items /weapons/ boosters for upgrade your ship .
    Very enjoyable space game , with fast controlable spaceships and a lot of options to
    fit items /weapons/ boosters for upgrade your ship . Good fast skill system . Missions are fun also how some people talk in the stations to you or about each other is fun . Good loot from destroyed ships . This game is fun and very addictive . For the price of a bottle Bacardi you have a lot of fun . Also i like i can run it on my 4 years old laptop (but settings everything on minimum on my laptop) . Ship manoeuvre , hull , shield , fueltanks , engines..thrusters ect...everything is upgradeble . Need more money ? Than go mining , easy and fast mining no stress but prepare for pirate attacks . Excellent mission system .
    Good fun space game .
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  3. Apr 18, 2015
    8
    There are a lot of things to like and a few things to dislike about this game. Given that it's still pretty early days I think that's a greatThere are a lot of things to like and a few things to dislike about this game. Given that it's still pretty early days I think that's a great start. The core gameplay works well and stability has improved dramatically. The game hangs occasionally at load time but in-game is now solid. So flying around is pretty cool, combat is difficult (aiming is hard) but quite satisfying, tractoring in spoils of war, jumping from system to system, mining, hunting pirates. In general it's all pretty fun. The basics are pretty much there. The downsides, a lot of the quests are over formulaic, the universe doesn't feel very "alive" or responsive to your actions, there's not enough variation or development. My hope is that all of these things will be fixed as the game heads towards "finished". I'm hopeful because the developers seem very committed (new releases coming every few days at the moment), responsive, and interested. And modding is very much baked in so its possible for the community to create interesting new content. All in all I think VoidExpanse is a good game now and has the promise of being a great game in the future. Full Review »