1001 Video Games

Elite appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


The original version for the BBC Micro system was so successful that its sales total equated to around 2/3rd of all BBC systems in use. This was even more incredible given that the BBC was mainly used in schools for educational software.


  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Original Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Beebug Magazine
    • 1984 - Best Game Ever for BBC Micro
  • Stuff
    • 2008 - #6 Greatest Games of All Time
Information also contributed by Martin Smith, SharkD and FatherJack

Contributed by Patrick Bregger (205268) on Feb 01, 2012. [revised by : FatherJack (62757), Jo ST (24081) and Zeppin (8425)]. -- edit trivia