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No Man's Sky Alternatives

No Man's Sky is described as 'action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games' and is a Open World Game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to No Man's Sky for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Mac, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Starbound. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try EVE Online or TerraGenesis. Other No Man's Sky like games are Space Engine, Spore, Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen.

No Man's Sky alternatives are mainly Open World Games but may also be Sandbox Games or Survival Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of No Man's Sky.
This page was last updated May 11, 2022
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  • Steam
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  • Xbox

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. Starbound

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Starbound is an indie game being produced by the UK-based independent game studio Chucklefish Ltd. Starbound takes place in a two-dimensional, procedurally generated universe which the player will explore in order to obtain new weapons, armor, and miscellaneous items.

    Starbound vs No Man's Sky opinions
    Most users think Starbound is a great alternative to No Man's Sky.

    No Man's Sky, doesn't matter that it did that poorly, was also about spaceships and controlling them. Starbound is only about crafting and exploring, not to mention it's a 2D game.

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    The game concept is pretty alike. Concepts like space exploration and procedural universe ties these two games together. If you're into those stuff consider Starbound game a nice 2D alternative to No Man's Sky

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  2. Space Engine

    • Windows

    Space Engine - a real-time 3D space simulator, procedural universe generator and visualiser. It lets you explore the universe in three dimensions, starting from planet Earth to the most distant galaxies.

    Some users think Space Engine is a great alternative to No Man's Sky, some don't.


  3. Spore

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Spore is a multi-genre single-player god game developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright.

    Spore vs No Man's Sky opinions
    Some users think Spore is a great alternative to No Man's Sky, some don't.
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    Misleading tags, Spore is windows only, might be able to get it working on wine/proton but this is made for Windows ONLY.

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    They are completely different genres, different gameplay mechanics, honestly they have almost nothing in common.

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    Both equally disappointing, but still a better game.

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  4. EVE Online

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Wine
    • Steam

    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.

  5. Elite: Dangerous (Series)

    • 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,.
    Elite: Dangerous vs No Man's Sky opinions
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    Good story good player base and it isn't buggy as hell.

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  6. Star Citizen

    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  7. TerraGenesis

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

  8. Everspace

    • 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.

  9. Star Conflict

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam

    Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish. The whole world for PVP and PVE!.

  10. Astroneer

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • Xbox

    Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich.

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