No Man's Sky: 15 Tips & Tricks The Game Doesn't Tell You

Pet aliens, upgrading your Multi-Tool and much, much more.

Hello Games

Finally, No Man's Sky is here. The most eagerly anticipated indie game - dare I say ever - has seamlessly descended through the video game stratosphere, sliced through some stormy clouds and after a few bumps and bugs aside, has made a fairly smooth landing.

For all the hype surrounding the game's literally unfathomable scale (quintillions of planets, is it? Or is it kajillions? Let's just say sh*tloads), not many of us really know what to do in No Man's Sky.

It's a survival game at heart, sure, but how do we actually go about surviving?

No Man's Sky doesn't tell you much about what to do with yourself upon starting the game, so I'm here to do that job instead.

Here are 15 tips and tricks that will help you get to grips with Hello Games' truly spectacular (if not a tad lonely) universe...


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