Explore. Build. Conquer. EVE Online immerses you in a sci-fi experience where your every action can have rippling effects across a massive online universe. Team with and compete against over 500,000 players in epic starship battles or wage economic warfare on the galactic player-controlled market.
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Release Date: May 6, 2003

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September 20


The o7 show airs this Sunday (Sept 25) at 20:00 UTC

Make sure to cancel all your important Sunday plans because "o7: The EVE Online show" airs at 20:00 EVE time!

The show will be aired on the EVE Online Twitch, YouTube and Facebook simultaneously.

On the show:

  • We'll speak with CCP Rise and CCP Cognac about Clone States, the upcoming change to how players can take part in the EVE universe.
  • We'll have CCP Optimal, CCP Karkur and CCP Lebowski on the show to give you guys at home demos of the new Character Sheet coming with Clone States, and the much anticipated Ghost Fitting feature, coming to EVE this winter.
  • We'll also check out what's been happening in space and in the EVE community.
  • Skin giveaways, manic raving in chat, news, shinies, spaceships and more....on The o7 Show this Sunday!


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September 13

Introducing "Purity of the Throne" event

Greetings Spacefriends,

What an exciting time to be a capsuleer in New Eden!  After the fall of the beloved Empress Jamyl I to the ruthless Drifter forces and the subsequent Succession Trials, which saw the two finalist teams battle it out live on stage at EVE Fanfest to determine the next heir, we are now ready to crown our new Empress. 

The Coronation for Empress Catiz I will take place on September 27th. We have an interesting day planned with more information coming soon, but here is a sneak peek:

Before that, we all need to rally together to ensure New Eden is a safe place for our new Empress. Over the past year you have successfully overcome the Drifter attacks on Amarr regions, but there remains one last battle before the Coronation. 

A group of Amarr loyalists calling themselves ‘Purity of the Throne’ are less than satisfied about the results of the Succession Trials. They wanted someone on the throne who has descended from the noble, pure Amarr families and are out to stop the coronation at all costs.

They have decentralized their operations to avoid reprisal, so you will find their hideouts all across New Eden and they are easily identified as they fly Amarr ships with their golden hulls brazenly painted white. The Amarr Empire has declared all of their stored materials as freely claimable for capsuleers who defeat them, including additional stock of SKINs they keep on hand.

These sites are equally distributed across the cluster and they have created these unique SKINs for every Amarr Hull.

Good Luck and see you on September 27th for the Coronation.

- Team Astro Sparkle

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Core Starter Pack

Introducing the new EVE Online Starter Pack! Designed from the ground up to kickstart a new pilot's career, the Core Starter Pack features a full arsenal of skills and gear for miners and crafters.

The Core Starter Pack includes:

  • The ORE Venture mining frigate
  • A full set of modules and equipment to kit out your ship
  • Extra skills, ready to train
  • Blueprints to build the Venture and the deadly Corax destroyer
  • A Mobile Depot personal deployable
  • Avatar apparel: male “Esquire” and female “Executor” coats (black)
  • Prototype Cerebral Accelerator (skill booster)
  • 30 days of game time

To help advance your career in space, choose one or more of the following Content Packs:

  • The Colonist Content Pack equips you with the essentials for your own planetary industry colonies.
  • The Explorer Content Pack provides specialized gear for whose make their fortunes discovering and looting lost treasures.
  • The Industrialist Content Pack gives you skills, minerals, and blueprints to get started as a manufacturer of the machines of war.
  • The Skirmisher Content Pack arms you with a combat-ready Breacher frigate, ammo and the skills you need to learn to hold your own in battle.

Premium Edition

Leave all your options open and be ready for anything with the Premium Starter Pack. Everything from the Core Starter Pack and all four Content Packs are included. We’ve also added some of the hottest battleship skins and PLEX, an in-game token worth 30 additional days of game time that can be used or traded on the EVE market. Be prepared for wherever your adventurous spirit wants to take you with the Premium Edition.

The Premium Edition includes:

  • Core Starter Pack (including 30 days of game time)
  • All four Content Packs (excluding Aurum): Explorer, Colonist, Industrialist, Skirmisher
  • Abaddon Tash-Murkon Battleship skin
  • Hyperion Innerzone Shipping Battleship skin
  • Maelstrom Nefantar Battleship skin
  • Rokh Wiyrkomi Edition Battleship skin
  • 1 PLEX (30 additional days of game time)
  • 750 AURUM for New Eden Store

About This Game

Explore. Build. Conquer. EVE Online immerses you in a sci-fi experience where your every action can have rippling effects across a massive online universe. Team with and compete against over 500,000 players in epic starship battles or wage economic warfare on the galactic player-controlled market.

Key Features

  • Multiple PVP systems – Enlist in Factional Warfare as a loyalist of one of the four races of EVE, dodge the law as a deep space pirate or take arms in the large-scale conflict of alliance warfare where battles can consist of over a thousand pilots clashing for supremacy among the stars. EVE online lets you choose the type of PVP that fits your playstyle.
  • Massive Player-Driven Economy – Everything bought and sold on the EVE Online market is manufactured and traded by players. Buy and sell orders, contracts, courier agreements and many other tools of trade are available to let players carve their industrial empire. Rise to the top as a savvy entrepreneur or a member of one of the many existing mega-corporations in EVE.
  • Explorations, Mining, Missions – EVE Online offers a diverse range of progression paths. Players can advance as merchants, industrialists, politicians, spies or any number of other careers without limitation. Hundreds of trainable skills and open gameplay allow you to define the role you want to play in the virtual universe.
  • Liberating character advancement - Never "grind" for a skill again. Passive skill gain system allows your skills to increase even while you're offline.
  • Single-shard universe - Join hundreds of thousands of players in the same persistent universe, where your fame or infamy is not confined to just a subset of the playerbase.
  • Free expansions – You will never be charged for an EVE expansion - as the EVE universe grows, so do the benefits of your subscription.
  • Play for FREE – Established players can eventually pay for their game time with in-game money they earn while playing.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • Supported OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: CPU that supports SSE2 (Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz, AMD Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB Free Space
    • Video: GPU with 256 MB VRAM or more that supports Shader Model 3 and DirectX 9.0c (AMD Radeon 2600 XT or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS)
    • Audio: Supports SSE, Direct Sound compatible
    • Drivers: DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
    • Network: ADSL connection (or faster)
    • Note that older graphics cards such as the NVIDIA 6000 and 7000 series may work but are not officially supported. Please note that Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Vista are not supported.
    • Note: the minimum screen resolution for EVE is 1024x768. Audio hardware must be Direct Sound compatible. For optimum performance, use latest drivers available.
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium i7 Series or AMD X4 @ 2.0 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB or greater
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB free space
    • Video: AMD Radeon 6790 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better with at least 1 GB VRAM
    • Audio: Supports SSE, Direct Sound compatible
    • Drivers: DirectX® 11 (included) and latest video drivers
    • Network: ADSL connection or faster
    • Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Processor: CPU that supports SSE2 (Intel Dual Core @ 2.0 GHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB Free Space
    • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 320m, Intel HD 3000
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Processor: Intel i7 Series @ 3.0 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB or higher
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB free space
    • Video: NVIDIA GeForce 675mx or better with at least 1 GB VRAM
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145 of 196 people (74%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
77.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
The game is great and has so much potential, unfortunately it has the most toxic community and devs I've ever seen in a game. While doing illegal activities in the game is a big part of the appeal and experience, some people take it too far. The endless ganking of newbies prevents the community from seeing growth as entire coalitons exist just to make the game miserable for everyone else. Not only that, but I've had friends who were new and I wanted to play with get ganked by these people in hi-sec and then repeatedly harassed by said gankers. When this harassment was reported (As it violates the code of conduct) the devs' response was essentially "tough luck." If you need further proof of how terrible the community is a quick trip to youtube will find a video of Mittani (the head of Goonswarm) give a presentation (attended by some people from CCP) and essentially tell the people there to go find a guy they've been trolling in game and make him kill himself in real life (He even gave out the dude's personal information) while the audience and CCP laugh on. The community and devs disgust me and I will never give them anymore of my money.
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42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
245.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Can the game be fun yeah sure sometimes most of the time its boring,aggravating and out right hostile no not the game play the players (never have i heard so many colorful insults and i didnt even know hello kitty online was a thing until every single person who tried to attack/destroy my ship in game demanded i leave and go play it.... I dont know why). Well heres a pros/cons list from what i have found.


- Large scale fights
- Interesting game powered drama stories
- Modular ship systems (items that can effect almost every aspect of your ship)
- Deep ship systems (many of the modular items for ships have multiple upgrades and side grades)
- Large map
- Tons of jobs/things to do

- The community is VERY VERY hostile (Many i have found will jump on you for no reason (thats fine) and then when they fail/succeed in destroying you will start to actively harass you try to aggravate you and finally tell you to GET OUT and stop playing (go play hello kitty).
- Certain job/types of work in game are actively hated/attacked by the community. Good luck if you like playing PvE or want to be a miner (which results in a TON of con #1)
- Corps. They are the guilds of other games this normally is a good thing playing with others is great until they ask for a full 2 to 3 page in game resume and to read your in game mail
- Lack if up to date info for game, nothing like looking online and in game for 3 days for a item they removed and not finding any info that it was removed (be prepared to sift through posts and sites for info that is 5 to 7 years old, many dont have time dates good luck)
- Boredom around 100 of the hours steam said i was playing i was actually asleep most of the time that came from sifting through the ENDLESS number of charts ,graphs, lists, and trying to find proper ship parts.
- Low sec there is almost no reason to go there as it is (there's very few things there that you cant do everywhere else in hi sec, null sec, wormhole) but many will tell you to go there anyway and when you do you get hunted down (thats fine its a part of the game) which results in con #1 if you tell the people who advised you to go to low you dont want to go there again (as there is no point in doing so) you get a TON of con #1. Thanks help chat/corp chat.

I hope this helps when deciding whether the game is for you or not.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
Rank: 6/10
Recommendation(s): Have a sizeable wallet, don't play any other games.
Major Theme: A good solid respectable title, but it's Steam integration is odd.
Bought at Price: $0 (Exclusively trial play time)

When this title originally came out, I can see why it was such a big hit. Being able to explore space, do what you wanted to do, and have a living and breathing universe (on a reasonable scale) was quite attractive. Now take for granted that Star Citizen is coming out, Elite: Dangerous already came out, and EVE has already been out for sometime, there are quite a few reasons to play and not play this title.

Let's start on the pros, why on earth (or this universe) would I want to play a game like this. Obviously this title isn't for everyone. There aren’t any “shoot ‘em up” parts to this game. Action isn't really a thing for this game, unless you do mange to get yourself involved in a big battle which rarely happens. However, from the perspective of someone who's interested in Economics, exploration, mining, production, building/engineering, this game could be the game you have been looking for. I find it quite difficult to find a computer system where this game won't run on. This is a signature trait of MMO titles, being able to run on even the most toaster-like of toasters out there, you shouldn't have an issue getting into the game.

Speaking of MMOs, there are some important variances you should be aware of. First of, character customization is one of the best, if not the best I have seen put out. With a very solid 3D engine, the graphics do the character customization a great service, and then the players a great service.


From the portrait, to the neck line, to the eyes, the detail for character customization is out of this world (Ok... Ok... I'll stop with the space jokes) but in all seriousness, even the most seasoned RPG/MMO fans would be interested in the options this game gives. Sadly, you don't really interact at the character level, but rather the portrait level.

So after you spend the hour or so picking out the right pose for the portrait, and all the back story, you will be happy to know that you can go get some sleep after you set some skills to train. That's right; skills can level up while you are not actively playing the game. This is again, a very unique part of EVE: Online. Having a "set and forget" system allows the player to focus more on the interactions in the game then grinding away mining senseless ores purely for levels. With the API CCP offers, you can find plenty of ways to micro-manage you account with up to 3 characters -- if you are into that. Planning for the long term is an attractive thing for both sides of the table.

Getting off the main features of the game, the mechanics are quite balanced. I can't speak in depth about exploration and others, but for sure the mining and production parts of the game are well built. The variance and justification of the pricing for minerals, ores, and so on, it's unique and makes it evident that economists are at work here.

Now with all the raving I've given the game, how come I ended up giving it only a 6/10. There are a few reasons for that.

First off the bat it's a subscription model. That's right, monthly payments. Granted there's a complex sever system that needs to be maintained, $12 to $17 a month, that's really two AAA titles a year or more. I don't find myself spending that much in a single year on games, maybe you the reader of this review do, but with the quality of the games now, I simply can't find justification to spend about $150 a year. I completely understand that any upgrades to the game come to me for free, I just don't know if I could really play 1 game exclusively for a year. Maybe you do, but I find myself switching between titles all the time, and getting a momentous amount of play time out of all of them. If you can't really decide if you want to do a whole year, you could always do 1 month and then purchase an in-game item to extend your "fly time". In theory, you could play the game for free if you make enough in-game money to purchase the PLEX licence to continue your play time. In reality, this certainly isn’t going to work out for most people playing without significant game time behind them already.

Hopefully it doesn't seem like I'm nagging on about the subscription model, but there is another key point to bring up. You can't really transfer your subscription between Steam, and then to CCP's own game launcher. The licencing system seems to be so vastly different the two can not be intermixed. So if you are getting sick of Steam for some reason, you won't be able to dump it if you purchase EVE though Steam (or the other way around).

Beyond the subscription model, you will find out quickly that there isn't a whole lot to do as a single player. Joining a corporation is the way to go, but unless you a willing to put a lot of time in, it's not worth it. Perhaps as a dedicated MMO player you are willing to put a massive amount of time into it, you won't have issues, but as a casual player, it's appears not worth the fuss.

Updates don't add a lot to the game either, unless you were to bring up the "station walk" update that miraculously disappeared. If you are a dedicated EVE player, then you targeted for the updates, as you get the most out of them. But as a player starting out, the updates provide little to no significance. All the core features are in the game, and there isn't really that much to add in the ways of core game mechanics or experiences. Evidence of this is "capsular apartments". Sure they look nice, and add "flavour" to the game, but otherwise it's just another way to access things you already had access to.


As you may have been getting the feeling from this review, there isn't really any middle ground. You either play the game exclusively, or you don't play at all. That's why I find the title being on Steam quite odd, where the ease of hopping from one title to another doesn't work with EVE.

If you are willing to dedicate yourself to game, then I would strongly recommend the game. If you find yourself doubting and unsure (just like myself), you will probably end up finding it's safer not to subscribe, move on with your life, and wait for the next major title worth purchasing.
There should be a “Yes, I recommend this game*” with you being able to explain the subtle issue with it, but I have to throw my vote into the Yes hat purely on what the game has to offer.
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30 of 44 people (68%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
It only took 13 years but I knew it'd go f2p, finally. (Nov13/2016)
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
354.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
You either love or hate this game. Sadly, if you don't have the determination to give up massive amounts of time to learn to play this game it is a very difficult start. I tried 3 times before I got really into it, but the payoff is great.
The mechanics, possibilities are endless. The people in this game are helpful if you ask them nicely, so once your ship gets blown up ask them for some tips to avoid it the next time and say that you are new. They'll probably shoot you a helpful mail and some money. If you are the kind of person that gets mad at losing his progress or ship, stay away, it will not be good for you.
The community is very tight (even across the different player groups). The first thing you have to do is join a player corp. You won't get anywhere on your own, this is the most important thing in all of Eve: bring friends.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1,542.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
High risk, high reward. All the time.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
9,588.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Been playing for 6 years now.

The only downside to the game is if you make it past the first 120 days without quitting, you will be an addict for the rest of your life.

One of the many upsides, I have been playing for more then 6 years now have not scratched the surface of all the game has to offer. And that's not for lack of trying.

I highly recommend this game, but don't expect it to be easy. This is a game that takes time, practice, willingness to learn and strong willpower to play.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Paying money to get your teeth kicked in
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
649.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Ok, so my hours on this game don't really pay testoment to how much bloody time I have spent on this game. I started playing back in 2009 where I found myself starting out in the PVP side of EVE. From the beggining I found that the learning curve in this game is HUGE. If your going into this game thinking you are not going to be devoting a large majority of your time to this game you are very mistaken. However, if that last point scared you a bit not to worry as the community with in EVE Online make the experience of getting over that HUGE learning curve ; 1. Enjoyable and 2. Alot Easier.

The one thing I think makes EVE Online one of the best games I have ever played is the fact that after almost 7 years of playing this game (with breaks in between granted) I still come back to this game and I am still learning new things everyday. Another thing is the versitility of the roles available in EVE Online. The main roles available are probably in Industry or PVP/PVE. So if you think that combat is too scary for you or you dont want to dedicate too much time to the game industry would definately be the route for your or possibly exploration. However if you think mining rocks for a majority of your time is too boring then definately go for the PVP route, as believe me from personal experience you will have more than enough fun :).

So if you want to try out the game after this but there is still a element of uncertainty with in you I would recommend going to the EVE Online website and getting a trial first, and then if you like it upgrade to the full game.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
456.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Best Desktop Screensaver on the Market
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5.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
I would not recommend this game. My personal experience of this isnt much to look at i found it complicated and gave up however coming back to it i discovered that the fee i paid to play the bloody game is just a subscription which if you login through the eve website you can get a free 14 day trail.

read the other comments for less narrow minded views but this was my experience and if still want to play do it through the website no steam.
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34.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Epic Game
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83.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
good game but not worth the subscibtion money
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~LackLuckster~ [{80}]
730.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
Fantastic!!! A Niche for everyone!! Patience is required to learn the mechanics and UI, after the learning curve the possibilities and fun is truly endless. Is definately a game that I wish I had been playing 5 years ago, A+ , 2 thumbs up, Bravo CCP \o/
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Not bad for a 死鬼佬
366.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
Give up your desire to fly an awesome titan or super capital.

This will only be achieved if you put in enough hours and grinding, whilst dealing with so much idiocy and backstabbing, that it won't be fun any more. It will only be a second job that you don't get paid for. *

Welcome to spreadsheet simulator online.

*or you can pay a ♥♥♥♥ ton of cash, get your ship, then have it get ♥♥♥♥ed up by a bunch of pvpers in cheap ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ships just so they can have it on their kill score.
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329.4 hrs
Posted: September 21
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Magos Tul'Koth
142.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
Vast, everchanging, and a 3rd job.

EVE Online will suck you in with it's possibilities, but whether it gets its claws into you depends on the community you make yourself a part of. Flying solo in EVE is possible but much slower. If you find a good corporation, they will help you along and then add that little bit of accountability that will keep you logging on and forgetting about reality.

I don't suggest this for anybody with responsibilites beyond a job to go to.
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S.S.C. R0N1N
41.3 hrs
Posted: September 19
AS fun now as it was in 2003, a bit dry and there have been a few good ones since it came out... old faithfull really :)
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