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DOS - 1987

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Apple II - Commodore 64

Alt names
Elite Plus, Classic Elite
Released in
United States
Action, Simulation, Strategy
Managerial, Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Space Flight, Trade
Telecomsoft (U.S.)
1st-Person, Free-roaming camera
Dosbox support
Playable on 0.72
4.23 / 5 - 26 votes

Description of Elite

Here it is-- the game that started a whole new genre of space trading games. Elite gives you complete freedom to find fame and fortune in a vast universe, as a space mercenary.

It is difficult to find fault with Elite: from the amazing flight model to the intuitive interface, revolutionary graphics (for its time), great variety of ships, and many other novel ideas, Elite is a true classic.

Beside revolutionary 3D engine for its time, Elite also boasts a huge universe to explore with many random elements to ensure virtually unlimited replayability. Trade various cargoes, salvage enemy ships, and take on increasingly difficult missions as a mercenary for hire.

Ian Bell has released the game into the public domain, so go to his site right now for the game and other assorted goodies. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Maddog 2016-05-31 0 point DOS version

Brilliant, first game that hooked me into the gaming world. Soo many happy hours spent trading Narcotics and shooting down Slargoids!.... Lol.... Brilliant concept, hope it works on my pc.....

von HAllfels 2016-05-03 0 point

My mothers nightmare. Tons of hours on the Computer and out of this world...

FoNUS 2016-04-10 0 point

It was insainly hard until you could afford a docking computer.
And once i actually foud some alien items to buy.

Dooku 2016-03-17 0 point DOS version

just as I remember it! awesome

skullosaurus 2016-02-07 0 point

I've been loving Elite: Dangerous, not it's time to try the game that started it all! :D

Devvy 2015-03-26 0 point DOS version

The best space sim... 600 million hours later.. where's Lave???

Knökenknecht 2014-02-19 0 point DOS version

This is the hammer game in computer history of mankind. Eight NGC's, (rumored a secret ninth) with 256 systems in every galaxy. 8-bit executable. Size 75 kilobytes. 'Elite Dangerous', can you handle this?

zack1 2013-02-18 0 point DOS version

Awesome game I remember playing as a kid on a Commodore 64

baptist001 2008-09-13 0 point DOS version

this is the first game i got hooked .it also got me into classical music. .this is the mother of all space games. hope you try this one out.

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