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  • Summary: Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a cutthroat galaxy and stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite.
    In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player's story
    Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a cutthroat galaxy and stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite.
    In an age of galactic superpowers and interstellar war, every player's story influences the connected galaxy and evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity's frontier is reshaped, all by players' actions. Explore, trade, fight and survive in Elite: Dangerous' massively multiplayer galaxy, and challenge the world in CQC: Close Quarter Combat. Become Elite in the interstellar PVP arenas of the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest.
    400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 5, 2017
    90
    If you read up on the planets for fun, enjoy movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Interstellar, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, or Moon, or find the idea of hauling cargo from system to system and maybe getting in the odd fight along the way appealing, there is very little else out there like Elite Dangerous. I'm highly recommending it despite the tedium in its game play and the long periods of time you will spend just looking at stars/reading stuff on a screen. It is a beautiful, one of a kind experience that I cherish, one of my favourite games in the last few years, and the PlayStation 4 release is no exception.
  2. Jul 20, 2017
    88
    It isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you’re looking for instant action or a linear playing experience. That said, with a little patience, and a bit of imagination, Elite Dangerous is an extremely rewarding game that is worth experiencing.
  3. CD-Action
    Sep 25, 2017
    85
    If the PS4 edition is you first contact with Elite, you’re in for a treat, as you receive a game that has been evolving for almost 3 years (but hasn’t aged a bit!) along with Horizons expansion. [09/2017, p.30]
  4. Jul 7, 2017
    80
    Even after getting over any initial frustrations, the frequently vexing mechanics will test your patience time and time again, but despite these issues there’s a magic to Elite Dangerous that will keep you playing. Whether it’s a close encounter with a white dwarf, an intense dogfight, or a just cruising between star systems, the freedom and opportunity laid across its billions of stars means that Elite Dangerous offers spectacular space-tourism all from the comfort of your sofa.
  5. Jul 11, 2017
    80
    Elite: Dangerous delivers a deep, fascinating space sim experience, with a tremendous potential but also a very steep learning curve.
  6. Jul 7, 2017
    75
    Thankfully, whether you’re soaking in the cosmos around you, banking large sums of credits from a well-planned trading haul, or surviving a harrowing encounter with space pirates in dazzling ship-to-ship combat, Elite Dangerous has plenty to keep me excited to come back.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 24, 2017
    60
    This is evocative and immersive but will leave you cold - also like space. [Sept 2017, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 43
  2. Negative: 10 out of 43
  1. Mar 23, 2018
    10
    Probably one of the best sci-fi flight games currently available with an excellent balance between simulation aspects and more simplifiedProbably one of the best sci-fi flight games currently available with an excellent balance between simulation aspects and more simplified mechanics for game-play reasons in my opinion. The developers actively listen to their community and make adjustments based on what the reception is, (heat meta for one) and are very much open to suggestions. While the CQC mode is basically dead outside of the developer held tournaments, that was never the primary focus of the games development. Speaking of development, while it is a little slow, Frontier are not a AAA studio and when they do put out updates, they are usually full on expansion level updates with significant amounts of content added. Incidentally the game has a star system with multiple earth-like planets modelled in the game called Trappist-1 in real life (Core Sys Sector XU-P A5-0 in Elite Dangerous) that was surprisingly close to where the star system is in reality... Just 39 Light Years off the mark. (For reference, our galaxy, is about 100,000 Light Years across, all of which can be visited in the game if you have the fuel and the jump range.) If this seems like a game for you, give it a go. The base game is $20 on Steam and the Horizons DLC is an extra $20. The only micro-transactions are completely cosmetic but usually are a disadvantage to running them. Expand
  2. Feb 16, 2020
    10
    Una obra maestra dónde Frontier sabe escuchar al cliente .
    No puedo estar más conforme con este juego por incontables razones , desde cambios
    Una obra maestra dónde Frontier sabe escuchar al cliente .
    No puedo estar más conforme con este juego por incontables razones , desde cambios en su mecánica al incorporar ayudas a novatos hasta lo arches que solucionan Bugs , una de las mejores comunidades de personas dentro de un juego no apto para cualquiera , exploración de la más profunda en un universo de 400 billones de sistemas y con la incorporación de horizons hacen que este juego una vez comprado puedas jugarlo hasta el fin de tus
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  3. Jun 29, 2017
    10
    The best, most realistic space simulation i have ever played. Absolute freedom, huge galaxy, big variety of missions, realistic challenge andThe best, most realistic space simulation i have ever played. Absolute freedom, huge galaxy, big variety of missions, realistic challenge and not just a pewpew space shooter, pvp and pve multiplayer. This game has it all. So far i haven't encounter any bugs (the game is already out on pc and xbox a long time now so it would be weird if it had bugs) and it runs smoothly on ps4 and ps4 pro alike. Only negative thing is the online only solo game cause i would like to be able to play solo at least offline. This is the space game I've been waiting for all my life. No Man's Sky was great but it was a survival game is space not a simulation. I'll be playing this for years to come. Hopefully they won't ever put down the servers or at least make the solo offline sometime in the future. Space sim lovers have to play this and everybody else who don't afraid of a challenge you should try it. Top notch! Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2020
    8
    Abbastanza complesso data la presenza della sola lingua inglese e l'assenza di tutorial. Sicuramente un ottimo titolo sbattendoci la testa maAbbastanza complesso data la presenza della sola lingua inglese e l'assenza di tutorial. Sicuramente un ottimo titolo sbattendoci la testa ma la sua struttura troppo libera e senza una storia potrebbe renderlo ripetitivo e non dare un chiaro scopo al giocatore. Personalmente ho preferito No Man's Sky ma rigorosamente da giocare se amanti dello spazio e dell'esplorazione spaziale Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2020
    7
    Elite: Dangerous is a space sim that allows you to trade, explore, or engage in combat as you see fit and make progress (I won't exactly sayElite: Dangerous is a space sim that allows you to trade, explore, or engage in combat as you see fit and make progress (I won't exactly say "meaningful" progress) in any or all of the three. There are about 38 ships to choose from that vary by cost, and in some cases, other unlock requirements and allow a lot of customizability. Some ships are more suited to exploration, some to trading, and others to combat, while still others are great (but not the best) at all three. Due to the variety of tasks that you can perform, the game can get quite addictive as you spend "just one more hour" to try something else.

    While the game has a lot of breadth, it doesn't have a whole lot of depth. There isn't much of a story to speak of (you'll have to dig for the lore in the form of text or audio logs) and definitely no campaign mode. The game is a sandbox where the galaxy is your playground and you make of it what you will. This in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, the learning curve is steep. Very little is explained in-game and you'll find yourself heading to Google or YouTube quite often in an attempt to figure things out.

    You can either play in Open with other players or Solo, and herein lies the biggest drawback. Once you leave the starter areas, you'll have players in fully decked out ships that are bent on your destruction just for the fun of it. There is no Open PVE server. If you wanna play with others, be prepared to get ganked by experienced players. If you play Solo, you won't have to deal with that annoyance, but you'll be alone. The alternative is to join a Private Group where only you and other like-minded players can have fun, but then the game doesn't feel like a true MMO. If you like the idea of open PVP with ganking, the game may work for you, but these days, you'll still need a fully "engineered" ship. To put it simply, Engineering is the process of upgrading various aspects of your ship to make it a lot more powerful than it is by default. This process is a tremendous grind and not fun at all. It is tedious and will take you a long time. Die-hard fans will attempt to shoot me down for this, but that's no concern of mine. It is what it is, and as a potential new player considering purchasing this game, you deserve to know the facts.

    In my opinion, an Open PVE server will solve this problem and make the game a lot more playable, perhaps even increasing the game's fanbase as more people get to cooperate and socialize with others. Until then, the game is going to remain very restricted. A lot of players did return to try out Fleet Carriers, which are the newest addition. But there's no guarantee that most of them will actually stay once the novelty wears off. So in the end, is the game worth it? It definitely has potential. But Engineering is mind-numbing and Open PVP is a substantial deterrent for many. Those are good reasons not to waste your money.
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  6. May 23, 2020
    6
    The graphics and effects didn't impress. Yes I get why MMO games do have this visual downgrade due to online player base numbers. HoweverThe graphics and effects didn't impress. Yes I get why MMO games do have this visual downgrade due to online player base numbers. However Indie No Man's Sky just looks better with it's distinctive style. While old PC games like XR3 2005 and X3TC 2008 models and effects look better than this 2014 ED release.

    I just find it hard to be impressed by space trader/dogfighting games anymore after playing so many. You can only do so much with this format for sure. The UI and controls no complaints. The overall presentation is very sleek and polished. The in game encyclopedia explains the mechanics, systems and game universe in digestible bites.

    Looking for a slow paced long form game and never played a game of this format? I would say go for it for sure. This is as accessible as they come in this genre.
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  7. May 6, 2019
    0
    unplayable. the controls are god awful. even if you get used to this horrible mess and customized it it´s still sooo painfully slow. i wasunplayable. the controls are god awful. even if you get used to this horrible mess and customized it it´s still sooo painfully slow. i was expecting something like the x series or freelancer but this is quite the opposite. boring and tedious Expand

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