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Everspace (2017) 2 is a space shooting and exploration game. You travel star systems, gaining goods and items from the planets you find, but soon encounter a unravelling narrative that draws you in. Unlike other space games, it combines elements of open world exploration, resource gathering and the epic space battles.

You are Adam Roslin, a military clone pilot, on a journey to understand what it is to be a human. As one of many copies, and with no memory of your many past selves, you grow to become a unique individual with memories and experiences. With this comes the realisation that death will have real consequences and will mean losing all you have learned. This combination of nuanced story and the expanse of space makes for a unique experience.

The battles are a defining aspect of the game. Dog fights and epic chases in atmospheres, asteroids, cities and the deep black of empty space. Along with this the game offers almost endless choices of what you can do: explore star systems, loot, shoot and craft.

The original Everspace game launched in 2017. The sequel builds on this experience and continues the first game's story, which sets up Roslin's desire to live a unique life. While playing the first is not necessary to enjoy the second, both will appeal to fans of the sci-fi genre. Everspace 2 is currently on early access on PC and Mac, it will be coming to other platforms upon its full release in 2022.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Everspace 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action, Fighting and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 13 hours and 25 hours to complete. The game is very expansive and packs a lot of features. In addition to the main story you can spend hundreds of hours exploring the big black beyond.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7+ for Violence. This includes scenes of ship to ship combat in space, and still images of a man being forcibly injected with a substance. These scenes do not show the full effect of the violence as they are not animated.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

CostsCosts

Everspace usually costs £15.99 to £35.99.
 

Everspace

Switch Store Switch £35.99
Steam Store PC £16.99
Steam Store Mac £16.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
There is an add on content for the original Everspace that includes bonus unlockable content such as a new ship and story quests. Everspace 2 will offer similar expansions over time. The original also came in two versions: standard and the deluxe edition, which included the DLC, the soundtrack, an art-book and a set of wallpapers. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/05/2017, updated in 2021

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Shooting, Traversal (Action, Fighting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 10 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Developer: Rock Fish Games (@RockFishGames)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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