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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked No Man's Sky 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Goran Wallgren and updated 8 months ago.
You can play No Man's Sky in an optional VR mode, with several different options for comfort and movement.
This game is good if you want to:
- Play with DualSense on PlayStation 5
- Speak freely to other players
- Practice photography
- Play unusual games with your family
- Play a game then read a book
- Play in VR
Cross-Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC players can play together on different systems.
You can play this game in the following styles:
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The huge open world is the skill challenge here. You need to have the skill and maturity to explore and find your own fun. Along with this there is the management of resources, navigation and dealing with other players.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 38-year-olds play this game:
- 38-year-old: Embracing Aloneness At Edinburgh Fringe
No Man's Sky
No Mans Sky
|Xbox One||Free||–||Free |
Xbox Game Pass
|Xbox Series X|S||Free||–||Free |
Xbox Game Pass
After its initial release, No Man's Sky: Next and No Man's Sky: Beyond free updates substantially expanded the depth and features of the game.
Release Date: 10/08/2016, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Players: 1 (32 online)
Genres: Adventure (Creative, Role-Play, Simulation and Traversal)
Accessibility: 23 features
Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World
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