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DescriptionEarth & Beyond is the first online role-playing galaxy. This galaxy is filled with monsters and strange new worlds, but it is also home to thousands of other players from around the world. Players create unique characters and starships and can affect the galaxy, but the game persists even after individual players log off. Alien encounters, fierce combat, cutthroat commerce, new discoveries, perilous quests, strategic alliances, diplomatic backstabbing, and epic wars await you and the friends you'll adventure with. Earth & Beyond lets you build your character and career in three distinct ways: exploration, trade, and combat. The game is designed around these three activities, and each race, profession, skill, starship, and item affects how well you do these core activities.
Explorers have access to hidden locales, the best sensors, the most accurate maps, the fastest ships, and stealth capabilities. Tradesmen make and sell goods, run trade routes, go on trade missions, have the biggest cargo holds, and do whatever it takes to make a profit. Warriors thrive on combat, destroying enemies, going on dangerous missions, and protecting their friends during perilous missions.
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|You can play this game. Forever.||Haiku (10)|
The Press Says
|FiringSquad||Sep 24, 2002||91 out of 100||91|
|IGN||Oct 14, 2002||8.8 out of 10||88|
|RPGFan||Jan 31, 2003||88 out of 100||88|
|GameStar (Germany)||Nov, 2002||87 out of 100||87|
|GameSpy||Oct 16, 2002||80 out of 100||80|
|Game Chronicles||Aug 03, 2003||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Feb, 2003||70|
|Netjak||Oct 04, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|GameSpot||Oct 10, 2002||6.9 out of 10||69|
|PC Gamer UK||Jan, 2003||68 out of 100||68|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Flight mechanics?||1||SharkD (415)
Jul 27, 2009
ShutdownOn 17 March 2004 (St Patrick's day), players of Earth & Beyond arose to a "Sunset" message announcing that the game would be terminated on 22 September (a total live run of two years).
This marks the second failed Massive Multiplayer game for Electronic Arts after Motor City Online.
Related Web Sites
- Universal Earth and Beyond -- Information and news about the game, plus forums.
vism (427) added Earth & Beyond (Windows) on Oct 15, 2002
Joseph Bostic, Greg Hjelstrom, Patrick Smith, Ian Leslie, Bryon Garrabrant, Maria del Mar McCready Legg, James Roberts, Doug Warren, Brian Hayes, Eric CoskySystem Programmer: