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Earth & Beyond (Windows)

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Description

Earth & 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.

Screenshots

Earth & Beyond Windows There's never available parking around the ancient ruins
Earth & Beyond Windows Hella rad starship, yo, with all the bling bling
Earth & Beyond Windows Take that, space eyeballs!
Earth & Beyond Windows Last one to Starbucks buys the lattes

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The Press Says

FiringSquad Sep 24, 2002 91 out of 100 91
ActionTrip Sep 25, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Game Over Online Jan 13, 2003 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2002 87 out of 100 87
GameSpy Oct 16, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameZone Oct 15, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Aug 03, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Oct 10, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
PC Gamer UK Jan, 2003 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Shutdown

On 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.

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vism (427) added Earth & Beyond (Windows) on Oct 15, 2002