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Orbiter Alternatives for Mac

Orbiter is not available for Mac but there are a few alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Universe Sandbox. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked nine alternatives to Orbiter and three of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Orbiter are Spore and Kerbal Space Program.

Orbiter alternatives are mainly Absorb Games but may also be Adventure Games or Exploration Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Orbiter.
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    Universe Sandbox

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam

    Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs.

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    Spore

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

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

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    Spore vs Orbiter opinions
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    Spore is more akin to Minecraft as game of creative play, whereas Orbiter is a "game" for simulating the space-flight experience.

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    Orbiter is a spaceflight simulator that has a 1:1 replica of the Solar System and utilises realistic spaceflight physics, while Spore is more of a casual game that focus on the evolution of your species from its origin (where spaceflight is only a small part of it), set in a procedural galaxy with cartoony graphics.

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    Kerbal Space Program

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    Kerbal Space Program is a multi-genre game where the players create their own space program.

    More or less physically accurate orbital mechanics
    Kerbal Space Program vs Orbiter opinions
    Some users think Kerbal Space Program is a great alternative to Orbiter, some don't.

    KSP, while cool in itself, is not that much like Orbiter. The two shares the space-thing setting, but similarities kinda end there. Orbiter is a full-blown simulator, while KSP provides more of a casual (good!) experience for those who likes space, spaceships, etc (KSP also lets you create and improve along the way your spaceship)

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