Space Engine Alternatives for Windows
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.
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- - Stellarium is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Space Engine.
- - Stellarium is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Space Engine.
Comments about Stellarium as a Alternative to Space EngineThis alternative is disputed. Stellarium is still a legitimate Space Engine alternative, but it might have issues that some users think are important.all • positive • negative relevance • dateGuest
I want to explore other Earth-like planets and it only seems to let you look at the night sky.11
Not an alternative. Stellarium is a planetarium application.0Guest
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.0Guest
It isn't a 3D exploration tool.0Guest
is not like space engine u cant explore other planets surfaces0Show more comments ▾5 of 6 comments
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.Suggest and vote on features
- PortableCelestia can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
Comments about Celestia as a Alternative to Space EngineMost users think Celestia is a great Space Engine alternative.
It has lower system requirements and works well on older hardware.5
No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games.
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- - No Man's Sky is the most popular commercial alternative to Space Engine.
No Man's Sky Features
- MultiplayerNo Man's Sky offers a game mode for more than one player.
- Endless gameplayNo Man's Sky offers at least one game mode that allows you to play indefinitely.
- Online co-opYou can team-up with two or more players over the internet in No Man's Sky to play cooperatively.
- Single playerNo Man's Sky has one or more single player game modes.
- Player vs EnviromentYou can team up with other players to face off against the artificial intelligence in No Man's Sky.
Comments about No Man's Sky as a Alternative to Space EngineThis alternative is disputed. No Man's Sky is still a legitimate Space Engine alternative, but it might have issues that some users think are important.Guest
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).1
Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs.
Unlike most astronomy software that just shows you what the sky looks like or where the planets are, Universe Sandbox is a powerful gravity simulator. You can add another star to our solar system and watch.Suggest and vote on features
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Comments about Universe Sandbox as a Alternative to Space EngineMost users think Universe Sandbox is a great Space Engine alternative.Guest
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.1
Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.Suggest and vote on features
3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory
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- - Solar System Scope is the most popular Web-based, iPhone & iPad alternative to Space Engine.
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Comments about Solar System Scope as a Alternative to Space EngineMost users think Solar System Scope is a great Space Engine alternative.Guest
You have to pay to use it on computer0Guest
You can explore the Solar System1
Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X. It is developed in the framework of ESA's Gaia mission to chart about 1 billion stars of our Galaxy in the Gaia group of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ZAH...Suggest and vote on features
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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.Cosmonium has no features, suggest some!
Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program.
Fed up with space games that insult your intelligence and violate every law of physics? Orbiter is a simulator that gives you an idea what space flight really feels like - today and in the not so distant future.Suggest and vote on features
Mitaka is software for visualizing the known Universe with up-to-date observational data and theoretical models. Mitaka users can seamlessly navigate through space, from the Earth to the edges of the known Universe.Mitaka has no features, suggest some!
WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner. Thus, it is possible to move from one planet to another, to follow a space probe on its long voyage or to observe a celestial event from a place to which you could never go.WinStars has no features, suggest some!Discontinued
The author has announced they will stop publish the application publicly: https://twitter.com/winstars_eng/status/1449451772871802881
Ad Astra is an open-ended space exploration game which has attempted to model a Galaxy of over 110,000 real stars based on the 1997 Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The application supports fractal planets, procedural flora and fauna with uninterrupted game play whilst within a...