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No Man's Sky: Everything You Need to Know

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Below you can find features, guides, and videos detailing what you need to know to understand and play No Man's Sky.

After years of eager anticipation, No Man's Sky is finally out. To better acquaint you with the various facets of this upcoming space exploration action-adventure, we've compiled below everything you need to know about it, as well as several gameplay videos and in-depth guides.

For more on No Man's Sky, check out our recent stories below, and be sure to check back often as we update this article with more news and features.

The Review

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"No Man's Sky is an exploration game set in a vast galaxy of over 18 quintillion planets. Each one is massive--too big for any one person to explore fully in the span of a day--and if you’re the first to discover one, you not only get to name it, you also get first dibs on any discoveries contained within. This is a game about travel, survival, and commerce, backed by impressive tech that allows for near seamless transitions from ground to space. There are multiple layers to consider, and while some details will make your journey feel more genuine, there are flaws that occasionally derail your investment in the odyssey. However, there's an intriguing narrative that contextualizes your in-game actions, making for a fascinating experience that ultimately trumps issues that appear early on." -- [Read the full review]

For more on reviewer Peter Brown's experiences playing No Man's Sky, check out his pre-review diary series documenting his adventure on a daily basis, sharing his overall experience, insights into trading and exploration, and images of his most interesting discoveries.

What You Need to Know

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No Man's Sky is an action-adventure game where you can explore a procedurally generated deterministic open universe, which includes over 18 quintillion planets. You'll chart undiscovered planets, mine resources, engage in space battles, and much more; the galaxy is literally your oyster. No Man's Sky's world remains persistent too, which means your actions can have a permanent effect on the world; and since its a shared universe, those actions can be felt and seen by other players. For more details on these exciting elements and others, check out our various features on the game below.

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Guides/Walkthroughs

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Gameplay

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Features and Impressions

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