No Man's Sky PC Performance Review

Graphical Options and Settings

No Man's Sky PC Performance Review

Graphical Options and Settings


While at first glance, No Man's Sky may look like it has a detailed options menu, in reality, it does not have that much to offer. Yes, PC gamers can unlock the game's framerate, change the FOV for both In-ship and On-foot gameplay but it lacks some of the most basic options like draw distance modifiers and any real description of what most of these graphical options even do. 

Gamers will be able to see later that the graphical options in this game do not change very much visually, with the largest changes being in shadow quality and the textures of some in-game objects. All in all, we expected a lot more from this game, especially given the amount of money that Sony has put behind it. 

When even relatively basic games like Minecraft can have good draw distance options, No Man's Sky really should have included it. 


No Man's Sky PC graphical options and 4K Screenshots


No Man's Sky does not have integrated low, medium, high and Ultra graphics options. Below are the settings that we have used to test the game on our large selection of GPUs. 

We will be testing this game at 1080p, 1440p and 4K at these graphical settings. 


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Most Recent Comments

14-08-2016, 11:55:46

I've played around 20 hours on the game so far and to be honest it's fun for a while but as there's no real goal other than maxing out your inventory and finding a ship with a big inventory, It starts to feel quite empty.Quote

14-08-2016, 17:29:05

So far, I have only experience one drop in FPS but a game restart solved this. No further issues since.

I really do not like the space combat, it is horrible and pointless, you will die a lot. 3 vs me = death!Quote

14-08-2016, 17:44:54

am about 30hours in, just at the 3rd system so far, really enjoying just pondering about, dont have any issues running the game itself, but i can do little else at the same time, running 1080 with med/high settings im hitting like 95-100% util on my i7 2600, so i just limited affinity to 6 cores and still hitting like 45-50fps, but can actually watch a stream at the same time. while not the ideal situation, is ok for now, till some stuff gets worked on. 3 systems down eleventy maj-bilillion to go Quote

15-08-2016, 04:39:21

Please note that I am aware of the newly released experimental Beta patch for No Man's Sky.

Sadly I will not be able to test this new patch today as I am in my hometown today and will be attending a funeral of a close family friend. I will test this new beta patch as soon as I am able.Quote

15-08-2016, 14:48:35

It's Elite without the fun. It's the grind of Minecraft/MMOs without the goal. The fact the performance is shocking only adds to my belief that this really isn't for me. I'm happy meandering about, but some kind of goal, even a nebulous (ha) one would be nice.Quote

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