After overwhelming hype, Hello Games released their indie space explorer, No Man’s Sky this week.

Many people have been making their way around the universe already, with many new planets and animals discovered and verdicts already in, we are going to take a look at what the web thinks about the game in this review roundup.

Here are the verdicts from the various websites who have posted a review for No Man’s Sky:

Polygon – 6/10

“The magical tech behind No Man’s Sky has long been its selling point, so I guess the game’s nature as wide but shallow makes a lot of sense. Hello Games has built a set of tools that is amazing and unprecedented, something that could absolutely change the way huge games are made if placed in the right hands. But these powerful universe creation algorithms have been grafted onto a game that is, beyond its initial hours, so light on imagination. No Man’s Sky offers an incredible, impossible universe — but there’s little to do within it.”

Read their review here.

Eurogamer – Recommended

“Hello Games’ lush galactic odyssey is a unique work of engineering art – and an engrossing, if flawed, game.”

Read their review here.

The Guardian – 8/10

“No Man’s Sky is a way to experience the kinds of cool moments you read about in old sci-fi novels – shoot a hole through an asteroid and fly through it, shelter in a cave to watch a deadly storm tear across an alien landscape, or make friends with a dinosaur (obviously) – all to an evocative procedural post-rock soundtrack from 65daysofstatic. The planets you, and probably only you, will discover can be so lovely that it feels bittersweet to know that you’ll leave them behind when you jump to the next star. But then, in an essentially infinite galaxy, there’s always something new to discover.”

Read their review here.

Videogamer – 6/10

“No Man’s Sky fails at a fundamental level; it’s designed to be played endlessly but in the end, it simply doesn’t have the stamina to sustain itself. Which is a massive shame, because it has a lot going for it. It’s often very beautiful. It has an infectious attitude about it; a bold game from a tiny studio that has all the swagger of a billion-dollar title, driven by a solid aesthetic and massive ambition. It’s very obviously a labour of love, an attempt by an enormously talented director to improve and rejuvenate a genre whose progenitors are beloved by many developers of his generation. Sadly, the end result can’t avoid being the latest addendum to the Chilcot-sized body of evidence that procedurally generated galaxies just aren’t that interesting.”

Read their review here.

IGN – 6/10 (review in progress)

“No Man Sky’s biggest failing, though, is that after more than 25 hours played I’m effectively doing the same things I was doing in the first hour. The differences that have been introduced through crafted and looted upgrades haven’t done enough to change up or evolve the gameplay loop of exploring, harvesting, crafting, fighting, and limited interaction. Despite having traveled thousands of light years and passing through several black holes, all I’ve really discovered is more of the same. In a game that takes so long to reach its stated goal, that’s just not enough.”

Read their review here.

Gamespot – 7/10

“No Man’s Sky is immediately a massive game with impressive seamless transitions from ground to space, and it will entertain your inner collector for a while. The more you get to know it, the more you recognize its faults, and it’s easy to fall so deep into the act of exploring and trading that your focus narrows to those aspects alone. If, however, you consider everything it has to offer and listen to what Atlas has to say, No Man’s Sky becomes more than a collection of slightly different worlds in a seemingly never-ending galaxy–it becomes an examination of the meaning of life in a way that’s more valuable than all the gold or starships in its virtual galaxy.”

Read their review here.

Metro – 6/10

“For a game so massive in size the scope of things to do in No Man’s Sky is disappointingly small. And it probably doesn’t help its case that perhaps the most relevant modern game to compare it to is Pokémon GO. In that the urge to carry on exploring is based on the forlorn hope that you’ll see something new around the next corner, even though you secretly suspect it’ll just be more of the same.”

Read their review here.

PlayStation Lifestyle – 9/10

“So No Man’s Sky isn’t flawless. It’s probably not for everyone. Then again, No Man’s Sky is exactly as described by the eccentric Sean Murray. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a cosmonaut, of starting with practically nothing and amassing a fortune, of becoming a notorious space pirate, or had any other of the countless sci-fi fantasies out there, this is probably the game for you. Now, those fantasies might not play out exactly as you’d have hoped in No Man’s Sky, but this is a game that begs those who put in the time to come back just once more and see what lies just over the horizon. If this game is right for you, you won’t be able to put the controller down.”

Read their review here.

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