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  • Summary: No Man’s Sky is an epic science fiction adventure set across an infinite universe, in which every star is the light of a distant sun, orbited by planets filled with life — each yours to visit. Explore never-before-seen worlds and trade, fight and survive on a galactic scale.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
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  1. Sep 12, 2019
    100
    Sony has sold millions of its PlayStation VR headsets and until now it’s been tough to recommend one experience as a killer app. Soulful, technically proficient and at times almost tearfully beautiful, No Man’s Sky Beyond is as close as we’ll get.
  2. 95
    This cannot be stressed enough: No Man’s Sky Beyond is a killer VR app on any platform, but it is a showcase-worthy example on the PSVR. Dust off those Move controllers and head back into the Euclid galaxy–you’ll be instantly glad you did.
  3. Sep 8, 2019
    90
    The drastic improvements made to No Man’s Sky in its Beyond expansion are the new gold standard for how to gracefully cope with a game’s flaws post-release. The game laid the foundation with its release, but it took Beyond to elevate it into something magnificent. Successfully transitioning to VR is a creative victory on its own, but realizing just how full and vibrant and rewarding an experience this game has now become is almost poignant. Beyond represents the courage of convictions, a concept that has not only met the lofty expectations it set forth, but transcended them.
  4. Aug 19, 2019
    80
    The addition of a virtually flawless VR mode - at least from the point of view of game dynamics - represents the missing piece of an enveloping videogame mosaic, which captivates the senses and enchants them with always abundant doses of audiovisual wonder. Some technical problems remain, but nothing prevents No Man’s Sky from dragging the audience on a journey without boundaries, towards the extreme limits of the universe.
  5. Sep 4, 2019
    80
    With smart enhancements and general improvements Beyond is even better then Next, while the PSVR-enhancements literally give this game a new dimension.
  6. Aug 30, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Aug 18, 2019
    70
    Like everything to do with No Man’s Sky, the VR and multiplayer additions aren’t without their problems, but this is still a clear step forward for the constantly evolving sci-fi epic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. Apr 12, 2020
    10
    I’m so blown with how far this game has come. When the game was first announced I was so hyped for it. It’s initial release was sad and itI’m so blown with how far this game has come. When the game was first announced I was so hyped for it. It’s initial release was sad and it left a bad taste in my mouth for years. After many updates I decided to give it one more try and I am happy to say this is one of my favorite games. Hats off to hello games and their hard work in continually improving the game. Day one no mans sky and 2020 no mans sky are completely different games. Endless amounts of things to do. There is nothing more special than exploring and claiming the galaxy with your friends. I’ve put about 12 hours in so no doubt I’m an early player and I have a lot to see still, but I’m excited to see what’s ahead of me. I’m also very excited to experience the future updates hello games will put into it. Of course the game has its bugs here in there, but nothing that isn’t in the process of being fixed and nothing that makes dislike. In fact, a lot of it just made for funny or enjoyable experiences with my friends. The game is so immersive that not even a small bug could pull me out of it. I’m am 100% happy I decided to return to this game. I suggest it to anyone, especially those that are into this genre of game. Expand
  2. Jan 12, 2020
    10
    I really disliked this game on release, tried my best to get into it but ended up actually hating it after 10 hours. Didn’t touch it for 3I really disliked this game on release, tried my best to get into it but ended up actually hating it after 10 hours. Didn’t touch it for 3 years, not sure where I’ve been but I had no idea they had updated the game so much and after reading so many new positive reviews I decided to try again.

    Without doubt this game has changed for the better, I’m totally hooked- can’t get enough actually and I find myself at work planning what I’m going to do when I get back in. There are SO many new things they’ve either added or tweaked that I’m going to suggest checking out some YouTube videos so you can see for yourself rather than read about it.

    After playing for about 20 hours on a TV I decided to try it out on PSVR and man oh man was I blown away at how I was zoomed into this new reality, this new universe (and at my stupidity for not thinking about doing it in VR from the start!) and for about 12 hours straight I VR’d it. Sure I felt like a drunken pirate on land the next day so perhaps playing VR for that long is advisable for only the foolish but my point is I got lost in the game.

    Nothing else existed- if a game can do that I’ve got to give it 10/10

    If you haven’t played this and survival, exploration games are your thing then get this and if you have a PSVR...don’t be like me and only remember to use it 20 hours in and then try make up the lost time, set your alarm hourly because they pass by like minutes and you might forget to feed your pets/kids.

    https://youtu.be/ECWkQP5CaZw
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  3. Aug 30, 2020
    10
    A 10 might seem a little bit overrated but to me this game is as perfect as it could be. I bought it 2016 after I took the hype train in 2015A 10 might seem a little bit overrated but to me this game is as perfect as it could be. I bought it 2016 after I took the hype train in 2015 and was pretty disappointed tbh. Now 4 years later it's a whole different experience and I LOVE IT. Right now it's the game I have always been waiting for! Thank you hello games for keeping up your work on this project. Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2019
    10
    esse jogo é maravilhoso! sempre me diverti muito com ele desde quando foi lançado, com essa atualização então melhorou mais ainda, é comesse jogo é maravilhoso! sempre me diverti muito com ele desde quando foi lançado, com essa atualização então melhorou mais ainda, é com certeza um dos jogos que eu mais passo o tempo jogando nessa geração!!! Expand
  5. Jan 9, 2020
    10
    The game an extremely long way and they continue to keep updating it. As a day 1 player I didn't hate the game but it was extremely repetitiveThe game an extremely long way and they continue to keep updating it. As a day 1 player I didn't hate the game but it was extremely repetitive with like a handful of things to done. The game still has quite a bit of potential in it yet, especially in end game where it starts to grow repetitive , granted it still has much to do but the stuff is quite insubstantial. . An idea to extend the end game they could make it so you could buy or build a space station and more or less you could control that star system's economy. Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2019
    9
    This is the biggest redemption game. It started out so poorly, letting everyone who bought it down. But the developers refused to let theirThis is the biggest redemption game. It started out so poorly, letting everyone who bought it down. But the developers refused to let their game die, and fixed every problem with it. And constantly pushed out large free DLC completely changing the game. They completely changed everything and gave us exactly the game we wanted.
    These Devs have my full respect.
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  7. pwm
    Dec 6, 2020
    1
    I gave up on this game after three torturous attempts at trying to get started with it. I want a game that I can enjoy from the beginning andI gave up on this game after three torturous attempts at trying to get started with it. I want a game that I can enjoy from the beginning and makes me want to go back to it. For me, playing this game was just like an unpleasant chore that needed to get done. Every game has a learning curve and it takes time to get into it. In this case, for me, it was not worth the effort. Expand

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