Elite Dangerous

4.4 out of 5
14 User Ratings
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About Elite Dangerous

About this game

NOTE: This game can only be used with the Oculus Quest/Quest 2 when the headset is connected to a VR compatible Windows PC via an Oculus Link compatible cable

Play however you want in Frontier Developments’ space sandbox Elite: Dangerous.

Be A Space Trucker

Start with a small number of credits to your name, and before you know it you’ll be crossing the galactic bubble with tons of materials, passengers, or maybe even just biowaste, earning millions of credits. Take missions along the way if you prefer, but there’s always someone who needs something delivered somewhere else.

Become Triple Elite

The best way to show off in the galaxy is to prove how elite you are. Raise your ranks in trade, combat, and exploration to prove to everyone that you’re not to be messed with. Though that won’t always stop the occasional pirate from taking a shot at you! There are hundreds of different types of ships to choose from, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. You'll need to carefully consider what type of ship you want to pilot, as well as what kind of weapons and equipment you'll need to take on the challenges you'll face…

Play With Others

Space can be lonely, so why not form a Wing with friends? Share the risks and the rewards in missions and just plain exploration, and in Open Play, you can encounter every other player — for good or for bad. 

Game Details

Release Date:
April 01, 2015
Developer:
Frontier Developments
Publisher:
Frontier Developments
Supported Languages:
English +

VR Support

Play Area
Required or Optional
VR Optional

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470/AMD R7 240
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Supports SteamVR, Oculus Rift and TrackIR

Critic Reviews

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IncGamers

70 / 100
"A "launch" build with some features still in infancy, Elite: Dangerous nonetheless offers terrific space flight ambiance and trading progression befitting of the...

GamesRadar+

80 / 100
"A colossal space sim that offers an invigorating amount of freedom. It’s just a shame the multiplayer aspect is so half-baked at the moment."

Eurogamer Germany

90 / 100
"Elite: Dangerous is not yet where it wants to be. But it knows the way and is going there with pace. For now, I couldn't think of a better place to be than its passenger seat."
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86.67% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Relax & enjoy! 50%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

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Played It
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Completionist! 4.44%  of players have Conquered It

Elite Dangerous User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 14 ratings
80% of users would recommend this.
4.4

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Shadow
Verified purchase
I absolutely love this game. Having racked-up over 4,500 hours of play-time I genuinely still feel like I'm barely scratching the surface of it, as you can LITERALLY explore the entire Milky Way (so that's over 400 billion star systems). As at 20 January 2022, the entire player base have explored a mere 0.05% of the galaxy (or exactly 222,083,678 unique star systems to be precise), so there is still PLENTY to do ! Is the game for everybody ? Heck no, it has a definite learning curve, and whilst the game does include a number of very good tutorials to get you started, if you can find a buddy that also plays this game and learn some additional tips and tricks from them ? You will be much better-served to venture off into the cosmos. The thing I love the most about this game is just how open-ended it is. There is literally NO linear progression path for you to follow; no main plot to wade through to get to an end-game - it's ALL entirely optional to you, so you can become pretty much anything you'd like including a Courier, Trader, Smuggler, Thief, Assassin, Mercenary, Taxi Service, Explorer, Miner, Bounty Hunter, you name it. There's even a player group within the game whose sole purpose is to rush around the Galaxy helping people who have become stranded through lack of fuel (the "Fuel Rats"). They're basically the Guardian Angels of the game =] Even within game modes you have plenty of options. Want to play on your own (i.e. just you and the game's NPCs ?) Play in SOLO mode; want to play with just your friends and the NPCs ? Play in PRIVATE GROUP mode; want to play with everybody in the whole galaxy ? Play in OPEN mode, and you can even switch between modes as you go ! Everyone's a winner =D The game features two DLCs - the first ("Horizons") is included now as part of the standard game so you get that with the base game. The original Elite Dangerous was a space flight game, where you could land at stations and take on missions, but you couldn't ever get out of your ship. Horizons added the ability for you to land on planets and get out in roving vehicles ("SRVs") and drive about the planet. The second expansion pack ("Odyssey") introduces an entire on-foot FPS module to the game, so you can not just get out and drive around, you can now get out and WALK around, which may not SOUND like a massive deal ? But trust me, it is. Firstly it opens-up two new career paths - the ON-FOOT MERCENARY (who undertakes FPS-style missions for pretty...
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Recommended

Sacach
Verified purchase
If you like space sims and want to explore or just make money by trading, mining or bounty hunting this is the game for you. I absolutely love this game and everything about it, the visuals, the ships the freedom
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Recommended

Bunny
Verified purchase
Not really my type of game, but it was relatively bug free and did what it does well.
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Recommended

Denny
Verified purchase
Its wery good,but controls are litle hard
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition
Elite Dangerous can be played on these VR headsets:
  • Valve Index
  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
Yes, Elite Dangerous supports Valve Index
Yes, Elite Dangerous supports HTC Vive
Yes, Elite Dangerous supports Oculus Rift
No, VR is optional in Elite Dangerous
Somewhere in the middle. 50% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 47% of GameFAQs users said Elite Dangerous is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Elite Dangerous is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 470/AMD R7 240
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Supports SteamVR, Oculus Rift and TrackIR
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 83 hours. 87% of users played Elite Dangerous for over 80 hours.
85% of critics on Metacritic recommend Elite Dangerous. The Metascore is 80 out of 100.
80% of Fanatical users recommend Elite Dangerous. The average review score is 4.4/5
Yes, 80% of Fanatical users and 85% of critics on Metacritic recommend Elite Dangerous.
Elite Dangerous was released on April 01, 2015
Elite Dangerous is published by Frontier Developments
Elite Dangerous was developed by Frontier Developments
Fanatical users tagged Elite Dangerous as Exploration, Simulation, Space Sim, and Action
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Elite Dangerous as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Elite Dangerous as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Elite Dangerous as having Online Co-Op
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Elite Dangerous as Exploration
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Elite Dangerous as Simulation
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Elite Dangerous as Space Sim

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Elite © 1984 David Braben & Ian Bell. Frontier © 1993 David Braben, Frontier: First Encounters © 1995 David Braben and Elite Dangerous © 1984 - 2016 Frontier Developments Plc. 'Elite', the Elite logo, the Elite Dangerous logo, 'Frontier' and the Frontier logo are registered trademarks of Frontier Developments plc. Elite Dangerous: Horizons and Elite Dangerous: Arena are trademarks of Frontier Developments plc. All other trademarks and copyright are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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