No Man's Sky Review


Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and @gweronimo.


No Man's Sky is a space simulation about exploring endless planets and galaxies. It 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.

You can play No Man's Sky in an optional VR mode, with several different options for comfort and movement.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 12-18 year-olds

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

Price: 48% off

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Open World and Simulation

Developer: @HelloGames


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.


No Man's Sky usually costs £39.99 to £49.99. 

No Man's Sky

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.

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 blood.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 12-18 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. The huge open world is the skill challenge here. You need to have the skill and maturity to explore and find your own fun. Along with this there is the management of resources, navigation and dealing with other players.
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.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our No Man's Sky Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@HelloGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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