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No Man's Sky is a space exploration and survival game where the player explores a vast, nearly-infinite universe. Starting out on one of over 18 quintillion planets, the player is first tasked with gathering the necessary materials to repair and launch their ship into space. From there, the game is entirely open ended, though the ultimate goal is to reach the center of the galaxy. Along the way, players can mine for rare and valuable elements, catalog animal and plant life, search for ruins and alien artifacts, and converse and trade items and resources with several alien factions which inhabit the universe. They can also engage in piracy by destroying other ships. Players use the resources they earn from these activities to craft upgrades for their suit, ship, and multitools.

Each planet that the player visits is procedurally generated, with its own environmental conditions, elements, and animal and plant life. Players must upgrade and configure their suit in order to adapt to the sometimes hostile environments. For example: cold planets will require the player to equip a heating mechanism in their suit. Upon visiting an unvisited planet or cataloguing a new species, players are free to name them whatever they desire - these names will be seen by other players if they reach the same location, though the chances of this are very low.

Multiplayer (both co-operative and PvP) was added in a later update. Up to 32 players can be in the same instance of a star system, and 2-4 players can be in a party.


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Alternate Titles

  • "無人之境" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "无人之地" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Project Skyscraper" -- Working title

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User Reviews

The best space exploration game yet Windows Michael Urvan (3)
Very pretty but shallow Windows Luckspeare (3515)

Critic Reviews

Video Chums Xbox One Aug 29, 2018 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de PlayStation 5 Nov 27, 2020 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 4 Aug 29, 2019 16 out of 20 80
IGN PlayStation 4 Jul 27, 2018 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.no PlayStation 4 Aug 11, 2016 5 out of 10 50
Starburst Magazine Xbox One Aug 10, 2016 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Worth Playing Windows Aug 29, 2016 4.7 out of 10 47
Gameluster Windows Aug 14, 2016 Unscored Unscored
Gameplay (Benelux) Nintendo Switch Nov 25, 2022 Unscored Unscored
games xtreme PlayStation 4 Aug 22, 2016 Unscored Unscored


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  • The Game Awards
    • 2018 – Best Ongoing Game – Nominated
  • TechRaptor
    • 2018 – Best Expansion/DLC – 1st place (for the 1.5 update "NEXT")
    • 2018 – Best Evolving Game – 1st place

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