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Elite: Dangerous (Series) Alternatives

Elite: Dangerous is described as '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' and is an game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to Elite: Dangerous for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam and Xbox. The best alternative is Celestia, which is both free and Open Source. Other Elite: Dangerous like games are No Man's Sky, EVE Online, X and Oolite.

Elite: Dangerous alternatives are mainly Role-playing Games but may also be Open World Games or Exploration Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Elite: Dangerous.
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    Celestia

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    26 alternatives to Celestia 

    Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.

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    1.  PortableCelestia can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      The orbits of a number of main belt asteroids (in brown) plotted together with major planet orbits (in blue).
      A closeup of the space shuttle Discovery in orbit over Florida; this shot demonstrates Celestia's virtual texture feature for extremely high resolution mapping of planets.
      The 1989 flyby of Neptune by Voyager 2--last stop before leaving the solar system.
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      Celestia isn't game at all.

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      No Man's Sky

      • Windows
      • Steam
      • GOG.com
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
      16 alternatives to No Man's Sky 

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

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      1.  MultiplayerNo Man's Sky offers a game mode for more than one player.
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      This alternative is disputed. No Man's Sky is still a legitimate alternative to Elite: Dangerous, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


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      EVE Online

      • Mac
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      • Wine
      • Steam
      26 alternatives to EVE Online 

      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.

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      1.  MultiplayerEVE Online offers a game mode for more than one player.
      2.  Player vs PlayerYou can compete against other real players in EVE Online.
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    • X icon

      X (Series)

      • Mac
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      • Steam
      • GOG.com
      14 alternatives to X 

      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.
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      1.  Single playerX has one or more single player game modes.
      X4: Foundation
      X Rebirth
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      Oolite

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      18 alternatives to Oolite 

      Oolite is a space sim game, inspired by Elite. Among Oolite's several similarities to its inspirational source, the gaming experience is enhanced by the context set in Elite's original manual, and the accompanying novella, The Dark Wheel.

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      Star Citizen

      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Wine
      • Lutris
      15 alternatives to Star Citizen 

      Star Citizen is a space sim video game for Microsoft Windows. Star Citizen is planned to consist of two main components: first-person space combat, mining, exploration and trading with first-person shooter elements in a massively multiplayer persistent universe and customizable...

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      Most users think Star Citizen is a great alternative to Elite: Dangerous.
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      It has the same concept, based on the original Elite and Wing Commander series, however Star Citizen also features planet side exploration, out of ship exploration and FPS combat.

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      Starfield

      • Windows
      • Steam
      • Xbox
      16 alternatives to Starfield 

      Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.

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      FTL: Faster Than Light

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      • Linux
      • Online
      • iPad
      • Steam
      • GOG.com
      • Humble Bundle
      8 alternatives to FTL: Faster Than Light 

      FTL is a spaceship simulation roguelike-like. Its aim is to recreate the atmosphere of running a spaceship exploring the galaxy (like Firefly/Star Trek/BSG etc.).

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      Kerbal Space Program

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      7 alternatives to Kerbal Space Program 

      Create and manage your own space program, build and fly spacecraft, and try to conquer space.

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      More or less physically accurate orbital mechanics
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      Orbiter

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      10 alternatives to Orbiter 

      Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program.

      Fed up with space games that insult your intelligence and violate every law of physics? Orbiter is a simulator that gives you an idea what space flight really feels like - today and in the not so distant future.

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