EVE Online: The Second Genesis - PC

3.1 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
Rated: Teen



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  • Humans have passed through a wormhole, and into a corner of the universe never seen before. From here, they'll expand, explore and colonize, as they compete with each other for control of the New Eden system.
  • Choose from 5 massive nations and dozens of smaller federations to defend, as you use Warp technology to explore and establish your presence elsewhere
  • Use elements of diplomacy to handle sensitive negotiations between the nations -- and use stealth and cleverness to root out spies, saboteurs and assassins
  • Use your strategy skills and fast trigger finger to beat the enemy armies when you settle in an area that they've claim for themselves
  • The real treat of this game in its massive online capabilities -- you'll be battling and living in the world EVE 24-7!

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As a spaceship pilot you seek fortune and adventure in the land of Eve, located so far from Earth that navigation back to humanity's origin is impossible. Customize your character and ship and explore hundreds of solar systems and planets. Note: this online game charges a monthly fee and requires an Internet connection.

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Eve Online is a bold sci-fi online role-playing game that challenges players to survive in a hostile universe of traders, pirates, corporations, and police. It's a gigantic game: the huge playable universe contains some 5,000 star systems to explore. Your options are almost unlimited. You can play a pirate, sticking to the fringes and raiding player-character ships, you can mine for a corporation or play a privateer and help guard against pirates, you can manufacture ammo, weapons, or equipment, you can be a trader, and more.

Unlike most MMORPGs Eve doesn't force you to play canned missions and quests. The developers have taken the risk of depending, mostly, on players to form the economy, social structure, etc. Things are raw and unformed at the start, but very interesting. Eve encourages players to form corporations for self-protection and to control sectors of space so they can mine the resources there. Competition between corporations is a perfect excuse for player vs. player (PVP) combat, and Eve provides plenty of room for players to slug it out. In most online games the bulk of the world is safe except for a small zone that is open to PVP combat; in Eve there's a small core patrolled by brutal AI police and vast areas where anything goes. Of course, the most valuable resources can only be found in the dangerous, wild frontier.

The graphics are gorgeous and the game is played in full 3-D. Stellar and spectral space effects, nebulae, and massive space stations dominate most sectors, and when lots of players are together, the game is a maze of drifting metal. Asteroid fields, meteors, and a few surprises are in store as well.

If anything Eve suffers from a steep learning curve, an excess of clicking (many menus could be simplified) and the aforementioned dependence on the players to form the society. Eve is unlike most MMORPGs, but worth a look if you feel the lure of open space lanes and the promise a truly unexplored social frontier. --Andrew S. Bub

Pros:

  • Players determine economy, social structure
  • Gorgeous graphics
  • Seamless server structure makes it easy to find friends online
Cons:
  • Cumbersome interface
  • The game's reliance on player-generated missions and political structure might not work


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