Empyrion Alternatives

    Empyrion is described as '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'. There are more than 10 games similar to Empyrion for Windows, Steam, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Space Engineers. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try StarMade or Dyvox Pytheas. Other Empyrion like games are Shores of Hazeron (Paid), ScrumbleShip (Paid), Blockade Runner (Paid) and Avorion (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2020

    1. 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.
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    2. StarMade is a Minecraft inspired 3D space shooter. Explore: Explore space generated in real time around you Design: design you own ship or space station.
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    3. Unscripted, living and thriving universe. First person action from the ground to the stars and beyond. You is always yourself, scavenging your first fruit from the tree or standing on the bridge of your flagship.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ScrumbleShip is the most accurate space combat simulation devised to date. Gather resources, construct a capital ship out of individual blocks, then pilot it with AI or real-human help against other players.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Pytheas is a galactic exploration, vehicle based, construction game. A fleet from Earth's Exploratory Force has gone missing; you are sent to find it.


    4. Blockade Runner is the beginning of a Multiplayer First Person Adventure Space Sim that will feature fully destructible, operational, crewable 'living' starships in a procedurally generated galaxy.
      • Windows
      • Steam
      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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    5. Masterspace is a game about mining, creating and exploring, featuring fully destructible smooth terrain and spaceships that allow you to travel between different planets.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available and the game is no longer updated since June 2015. Last version, 4.0, can be still bought by Steam.

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    6. In Evochron, you are free to seek your fortune as an independent mercenary in an adventure directed by your choices, abilities, and accomplishments.
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      • Windows
      • Steam
      Starbase is a hybrid voxel/vertex-based space MMO with a fully destructible and infinitely expanding universe, with a focus on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering, crafting, trading, and combat.
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