Elite Dangerous Review
Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 6 days ago.
The scope of the universe is one of the attractions, as there is an endless array of systems to explore. Finding ways to earn money and progress through these systems is another unusual aspect of the game. It’s a sedate space simulation to inhabit most of the time, interspersed with trading, combat and navigation.
There are ongoing updates grouped as follows:
- Elite Dangerous Horizons: In this expansion it’s also possible to land on the surface of rocky planets in order to explore them. The game can be played offline, or online.
- Elite Dangerous Beyond: Expansion that focuses on improvements to the core gameplay along with improvements to the game's crime and punishment system, better trading data, new wing missions, new ships.
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 32 players online. You can encounter up to 32 other players in your immediate vicinity. But there will be thousands of other players to engage with in the wider universe.
Elite Dangerous Standard Edition
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are expansion packs. "Horizons" is a paid pack that adds important enhancements to the game allowing players to land on non-atmospheric planets, modify their ships and use the character creator. "Beyond" is a free pack that advances the narrative and introduces upgrades and enhancements. There are smaller paid cosmetic items to customise your ship.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 12+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
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