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'. There are more than 10 games similar to Elite: Dangerous for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam and GOG.com. The best alternative is Celestia, which is both free and Open Source. Other Elite: Dangerous like games are No Man's Sky (Paid), EVE Online (Freemium), X (Paid) and FTL: Faster Than Light (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 17, 2021

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      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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      M_O_Z_G Celestia isn't game at all.
      Negative comment 2 months ago

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


    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.
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    3. X (Series)

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      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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      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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    4. Star Citizen is an upcoming space sim video game for Microsoft Windows and Linux.
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      Star Citizen vs Elite: Dangerous opinions
      Most users think Star Citizen is a great alternative to Elite: Dangerous.
      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.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    5. 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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    6. Kerbal Space Program is a multi-genre game where the players create their own space program.
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    7. Pioneer is a space adventure game set in the Milky Way galaxy at the turn of the 31st century. The game is open-ended, and you are free to explore the millions of star systems in the game.
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    8. Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program.
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