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Average Player Score Based on 118 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 118 ratings
  1. 10 (63)
  2. 9 (37)
  3. 8 (13)
  4. 7 (3)
  5. 6 (1)
  6. 5 (0)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (0)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9.3

    An epic masterpiece.

    20+ years later, my friends and I are still discussing this game over a steak and a beer. It's that good. As the other reviews have said, Elite is the game that spawned an entire genre. I spent entire days "lost in sp... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:10

    I keep going back after 23 years

    It's the big one that many try to copy - but no-one will better. Summer 1985 brought a new experience to my life that few have even come close to nearing. A mix of space combat and cerebral gaming - it was the 'next big ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.9

    OK, here goes, ELITE IS THE BEST GAME EVER! read on....

    Now before everybody jumps on my claim please be aware that this was the first game I ever played outside of a coin-op shop, in my bedroom on a green screen with a spectrum cassette loaded keyboard which crashed at the s... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.6

    A genuine genre-creator and an amazing achievement.

    Elite is one of the few games which can genuinely claim to have invented a genre, in this case the free-roaming space trader sim. Games like Freelancer, Hardwar, Privateer and even Star Control II owe their existence to... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful