Space Engine Alternatives

    Space Engine is described as '- a real-time 3D space simulator, procedural universe generator and visualiser' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Space Engine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Stellarium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Space Engine are Celestia (Free, Open Source), Solar System Scope (Freemium), Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source) and Universe Sandbox (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 1, 2020

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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    • Steam
    • GOG.com
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    • Wine
    • Online

    Features

    • Educational
    • Portable
    • Procedurally generated
    • 3d animation
    • Works Offline
    • Open World
    • 3D visualization
    • Adventure Game
    • Building game
    • Realistic controls
    • Realistic graphics
    • Realistic physics
    • Ships
    • Simulation Games
    • Survival Game
    • Terraforming
    • Universal clipboard
    • Flight Simulator
    • Free to play

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. View 50 alternatives to Stellarium
      This alternative is disputed. Stellarium is still a legitimate alternative to Space Engine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Stellarium vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I want to explore other Earth-like planets and it only seems to let you look at the night sky.
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

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      These don't do the same thing, Stellarium simulates the real sky as seen from Earth, Space Engine simulates interstellar travel, including real but also procedurally generated bodies.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

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      It isn't a 3D exploration tool.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
      is not like space engine u cant explore other planets surfaces
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      0
      You can't explore space like in Space Engine
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      2
    • 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. View 24 alternatives to Celestia
      Most users think Celestia is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      Celestia vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      msharvey It has lower system requirements and works well on older hardware.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      5


    • 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatoryFeatures:- Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary... View 44 alternatives to Solar System Scope
      Most users think Solar System Scope is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Solar System Scope vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You can explore the Solar System
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      You have to pay to use it on computer
      Negative comment 2 months ago

      0
    • 3D visualization software for ESA's (European Space Agency) Gaia mission to chart about 1 billion stars of the Milky Way Galaxy. View 37 alternatives to Gaia Sky
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs. View 12 alternatives to Universe Sandbox
      Most users think Universe Sandbox is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Steam
      Universe Sandbox vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it's different enough to warrant buying over space engine, but similar enough where its okay for a comparison. It doesn't look as nice, but it actually has a proper physics engine.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1


    • Cosmonium is a 3D astronomy and space exploration program. With Cosmonium you can navigate in our solar system and discover all the planets and their moons. View 7 alternatives to Cosmonium
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. View 13 alternatives to No Man's Sky
      This alternative is disputed. No Man's Sky is still a legitimate alternative to Space Engine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • Windows
      • Steam
      • GOG.com
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
      No Man's Sky vs Space Engine
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You can explore all the planets you want and the concept is very similar to Space Engine, albeit unrealistic (no gas giants, no tidally locked planets etc. it's more "fantasy" than Space Engine).
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      1
    • Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program. View 9 alternatives to Orbiter
    • Engage in space exploration and terraform new worlds in this fun and exciting planet building simulator rooted in real science. View 13 alternatives to TerraGenesis
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • Take a thrilling ride through space and visit strange new worlds orbiting alien stars. View 10 alternatives to Exo planets Explorer 3D
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      • Android
      • Android Tablet
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