Space Engine Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Space Engine for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Celestia, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Space Engine and 13 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Space Engine are Stellarium (Free, Open Source), Solar System Scope (Freemium), Universe Sandbox (Paid) and Gaia Sky (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      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.
      show more
      Celestia vs Space Engine opinions
      Most users think Celestia is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      msharvey It has lower system requirements and works well on older hardware.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      5
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      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. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
      show more
      Stellarium vs Space Engine opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Stellarium is still a legitimate alternative to Space Engine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      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

      10
      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 3 months ago

      0
      It isn't a 3D exploration tool.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      0
      is not like space engine u cant explore other planets surfaces
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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

      2


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory Features: - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and distances between them - Movement of the...
      show more
      Solar System Scope vs Space Engine opinions
      Most users think Solar System Scope is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      You can explore the Solar System
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
      You have to pay to use it on computer
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
    1. Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator for Windows based PCs.
      show more
      Universe Sandbox vs Space Engine opinions
      Most users think Universe Sandbox is a great alternative to Space Engine.
      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
    2. Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.
      show more


    3. No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games.
      show more
      No Man's Sky vs Space Engine opinions
      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.
      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
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
      show more
    4. Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program.
      show more
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Wine
      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.
      show more
    5. 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.
      show more
    Showing 10 of 13 alternatives