The Best Planet Types In 'No Man's Sky'

No Man's sky is an adventure game that takes players across the galaxy and allows them to explore strange planets. The best part of discovering these uncharted worlds is the excitement of wondering if you've found a planet to call "home." Of course, not all of the planets feature proper living conditions. Some planets lack basic resources (like water) while other's don't even have the gravity required to accomplish any tasks. Because the planet choices range from hospitable to downright deadly, exploring to find the right one for you is necessary. Here are the very best types of planets to settle on, from worst to best.
Dead Planet
If you are going to a Dead Planet, make sure to bring your bio-suit and some water. Dead planets have no atmosphere, very low gravity, and no fauna or flora. On the plus side, they have higher amounts of resources for players to gather than other planets. No trading posts can be found on these worlds, but gamers can build a base (if it's completely air-tight).
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Irradiated
To live here you are going to need a radiation deflector and all of your bio-suits will drain three times faster than usual. Those are the cons. But the plus side is there's plant life here, and although sparse, also water.  Resources that can be found on these planets are uranium, gamma root, and radon. You aren't going to thrive here but you just might survive. 


Barren
Barren worlds may look pretty boring, but they make up for their lack of beauty in having a relatively safe reputation. This doesn't mean you can leave behind your hazard suit though! The heat storms here are intense. Also Barren planets are home to the Cactus Flesh and Sticky Honey, so that's nice. 
 


Toxic
Toxic planets are exactly what they sound like. In fact, the surface of these planets is hazy under a layer of pollution. Yum! While the upside is that the planets sometimes have water, the downside is that it's probably extremely dirty. Thick poisonous rain frequently falls over these worlds as well so remember to stay on alert.

Scorched
Scorched planets aren't much to look at. Some even say they offer the same boring looks as the Barren Planets. But the Scorched Planet comes with a surprising twist! The high temperatures on the planet's surface makes it so flora has adapted in interesting and helpful ways. But beware, the heat on these planets can get so intense it can cause "heat storms." Hazard protection always needs to be on when players are exploring these surfaces.

Exotic
The Exotic planets are considered among the most varied in No Man’s Sky. They are not as dangerous as other planets because they are considered less hazardous. Although Exotic planets shouldn't be misconstrued as  "luxurious" either. They have their fair share of dangerous weather, resources, and wildlife. These planets are also considered the "most unpredictable" so be on the look out. 

Marsh
Let's look at the bad news first. Marsh planets can have extreme weather conditions which manifest as endless rain, with a chance for superheated rain storms. Gross. However, these planets can vary and some Marsh Planets are lush and beautiful. It also offers possible deposits of Mordite and Faecium if you are lucky. 
Mega Exotic
The Mega Exotic planets make for a great home base. But you have to scout a lot first because these planets can vary from hospitable to deadly very quickly. All the life on a Mega Exotic planet is giant. This includes colossal plant life, which sounds good in theory because collecting resources is the point of the game. Unfortunately, these planets aren’t meant for plundering. Most of the resources found on these planets cannot be farmed or scanned and when you're staring in front of a carrot bigger than yourself, it can get frustrating. 
Frozen
Frozen planets are definitely one of the prettiest planets in that they always seem as covered in snow as a Christmas morning. Unfortunately, the snow comes with ice and extreme cold as well. Obviously, gamers will need to bring hazard suits to this planet. Many players also found a fortune in harvesting valuable Storm Crystals in the aftermath of intense snowstorms. Food for thought!

Volcanic
Similar in looks as the Scorched Planet, Volcanic planets are rocky and sandy in nature. The temperatures on these planets are always extremely high because there are volcanos on the surface that are erupting constantly. Even more disturbingly, the ground itself has a chance to self-ignite, creating localized areas of extreme heat. If you don't like the heat, get out of the Volcanic Planet. 


Lush
Lush is the planet that could most be described as "earth-like." It has a perfect environment for building a base and gathering whatever materials one might need for survival. There are a varied assortment of resources and animals that spawn on these surfaces. Lush planets are also a good place for meet-up's with other players.

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