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Space Games

Setting oftentimes gives any piece of media, be it books, movies, shows, or games, its boundaries. When setting a game in space, those boundaries must be masked in other ways so that the player still feels the freedom and choice that space provides. It hasn’t been until recently that games have been able to convey this, with titles such as EVE Online and (after heavy updates) No Man’s Sky delivering on a sense of presence and exploration in space.

  1. No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games.

  2. EVE Online is a massive multiplayer online game that offers limitless potential to discover, explore and conquer an amazing science fiction universe where you pilot spaceships, fight, trade, and form corporations and alliances with other players.

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam

    Explore a vast galaxy full of wonder in Stellaris, the evolution of the 4X strategy genre with space exploration at its core.

  3. X is a science fiction space trading and combat simulator series created by German developer Egosoft. The series is set in the X-Universe where several races populate a number of worlds connected by jumpgates.

    Represent entire series of X games including X: Beyond the Frontier, X²: The Threat, X³: Reunion, X³: Terran Conflict, X Rebirth, X4: Foundations.
    • Windows
    • OSVR
    • HTC Vive
    • Steam
    • Oculus Rift

    Elite: Dangerous is a space adventure, trading, and combat simulator that is the fourth release in the Elite video game series. Piloting a spaceship, the player explores a realistic 1:1 scale open world galaxy based on the real Milky Way, with the gameplay being open-ended.

    Represent entire series of Elite: Dangerous games including Elite,Elite: Dangerous,.
  4. A massive, space adventure game based on the original Star Control game series.

  5. FreeOrion is a turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game being designed and built by the FreeOrion project. FreeOrion is inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games, but is not a clone or remake of that series or any other game.

  6. At its core, Space Pirates and Zombies is an action based, skill oriented, top down space combat game. It’s similar to the ones we knew and loved in years past, but now using full physics simulation and modern graphics for those oh so pretty explosions.

  7. Endless Space 2 will put you in the fascinating role of a leader guiding a civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space.

  8. Star Citizen is an upcoming space sim video game for Microsoft Windows and Linux.

  9. Avorion is a procedural co-op space sandbox where players can build their own space ships out of dynamically scalable blocks. Fight epic space battles, explore, mine, trade, wage wars and build your own empire to save your galaxy from being torn apart by an unknown enemy.

  10. Engage in space exploration and terraform new worlds in this fun and exciting planet building simulator rooted in real science. TerraGenesis dynamically animates entire planets with changing biospheres, all based on real data from NASA.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Telegram
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Telegram bot API

    SpaceHunt is a chat-based multiplayer adventure similar to Ogame and StarCraft: build a base and go on missions to explore the universe and attack other planets to gather resources and dominate the Universe.

  11. Utilizer Deluxe is a mobile arcade space shooter mixed with a match 3 genre! Utilize fancy space monsters, fight with dangerous bosses, make color blocks combinations, upgrade your spaceship, complete all sectors and test your skills in the survival mode!

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    Everspace is a space combat game in which the player progresses through a number of sectors with increasing difficulty. In this game the player is expected to die. With each death you can spend earned credits into Perks, which in turn facilitate your following run.