No Man's Sky Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

This game invites you to take your spaceship to explore and colonise a universe rich with diverse planets, creatures and fauna. Facing so vast a space is daunting at first, but a rhythm of survival, combat and trading draw you into a space drama of your own making. Choose a home planet and join other players to subdue the wilds of this breathtaking universe.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 10/08/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Open World and Simulation.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 30 hours and 90 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 32 players online. You can play online with up to 8 people in your game on consoles and up to 32 players on PC. Of these players, you can play together directly in a party of 4.

Cross-Play: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC players can play together on different systems.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

After its initial release, No Man's Sky: Next and No Man's Sky: Beyond free updates substantially expanded the depth and features of the game.

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has received a PEGI 7 because it contains violence against humans that is not shown but is implied, mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human like characters and violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. Not suitable for persons under 7 of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Players can battle other human-like characters in a space suit. Shooting them with energy weapons does not result in obvious harm. When defeated, they fall down in an unrealistic fashion without any injuries shown. While flying through space, players can engage in combat with hostile alien ships. These battles are typical space shooter dogfights, where laser beams are flying all over the screen. However, you do not see those inside the ships harmed. The player can also harm the non-human creatures living on the planets. However, the violence depicted is unrealistic with no physical injuries or gore.

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


 




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