Sandbox Survival Space Games

List of games that I've found that scratch my itch for space exploration, ship building, multiplayer, and survival all in one package. All these games have their pros and cons.

If you have any suggestions for me to check out, feel free to send me a message on any platform or leave a comment on this list :)

  • Empyrion

    Commercial Windows Steam Website

    Empyrion is a 3D open world, space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets. Build, explore, fight and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers.


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  • Space Engineers

    Commercial Windows Steam Website

    Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), pilot ships and perform asteroid mining.

    Space Engineers utilizes a realistic volumetric-based physics engine: all objects can be assembled, disassembled, damaged and destroyed. The game comes with two game modes: creative and survival.


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  • Avorion

    Commercial Windows Steam Website

    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.


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  • StarMade

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Steam Website

    StarMade is a Small Minecraft iconMinecraft inspired 3D space shooter.

    Explore: Explore space generated in real time around you

    Design: design you own ship or space station.

    Customize: create customized weapons, harvesting elements, shields and docking stations for your ship. Combine elements to groups to make your modules even more powerful.

    Multiplayer: full multi player: share control of your ship or design a ship together

    Destroy: destroy your enemies with your powerful weapons or just infiltrate an enemy ship. There already is a big arsenal of destructive modules: Missiles (normal, heat seeking and target chasing), Lasers, and Explosive modules that detonate on impact

    Salvage: salvage the ships of your fallen enemies to gain credits

    Physics: fully integrated modern physics engine for real box-on-box collisions

    Stealth: use radar jamming and cloaking modules for a surprise attack.

    Multiplatform: runs on windows, mac and linux

    Share: save, import & export your own ships as blueprints. You can upload your blueprints to any multi player server

    AI: fight your own creations alone or in coop mode

    Tutorial: interactive tutorial to learn the basics


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