User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Overall User Score (24 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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The line graphics do appear to be rather slower than on the BBC when there are a large number of objects on screen - but who cares?
Home Computing Weekly (Jul 02, 1985)
Although parts of the game seem very slow, I suppose this is acceptable because light year space travel must be immensely boring at times. All things considered the Elite package is unbeatable value and every home should have one.
Your Computer (Jun, 1985)
Brilliant on the Beeb, it's even better on the Commodore with music - the Blue Danube a la 2001 when docking.
64'er (Aug, 1985)
Elite ist ein Spiel, das bisher jeden, einschließlich der Tester, begeisterte. Elite ist eine abwechslungsreiche und sehr komplexe Mischung aus Raumschiff-Simulator, Handels- und nicht zuletzt Action-Spiel. Elite hat eine fantastisch schnelle und gute 3D-Grafik.
Zzap! (May, 1985)
I broke into a sweat as Elite loaded into the 64. Would it live up to expectations? Could I survive in the murderous space lanes? As I settled down in my executive class comfy swivel chair I knew I was about to experience the game of a lifetime.
The Commodore 64 version is a faithful copy, only differing in one or two minor areas.
Power Play (1989)
Wer sich nicht in seinen Cobra-Raumer setzt, um Piraten und Thargoiden das Fürchten zu lehren, hat eines der schönsten Spieleerlebnisse der letzten fünf Jahre verpaßt. Die Motivation, nur mal eben ein paar Credits zumachen, um sich einen besseren Laser zu kaufen, ist ungeheuer hoch.
Computer Gamer (Jun, 1985)
There are no words to express how amazing this game is despite the hype. The Commodore version is a great improvement over the BBC version. Get it now!
Commodore User (May, 1985)
Elite is complex and challenging. Its strength is that it appeals on several different levels. It is a flight simulator of some merit, a strategy game requiring careful planning and a damn good shoot-em up all rolled in one.
Elite avancierte dank seines komplexen und hochmotivierenden Spielprinzips schon bei der Erstveröffentlichung vor vielen Jahren (C 64) zum Kultspiel, die grafisch konsequent überarbeitete 16 Bit-Version konnte den Erfolg nochmals wiederholen. Das Programm ist zu Recht ein (bisher unerreichtes) Vorbild für eine ganze Generation von Computer-Garnes und darf in keiner Software-Sammlung fehlen!
The Video Game Critic (Mar 04, 2014)
Still, I truly enjoyed the first 20-30 hours I put into this game, and frankly that's more than enough for any gamer to feel they got their money's worth. A great game in its own right, I just can't help but feel how close to perfection they were able to come had they only included more content or an overall "plot".
Interstellar trade and combat with two thousand planets in eight galaxies, Elite used wire frame graphics to depict space flight. Its popularity was largely a result of being one of the first space games with a "large" universe to explore.