Paid Space Engineers Alternatives

    Space Engineers is described as 'sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Space Engineers for various platforms. The best alternative is Empyrion. Other great apps like Space Engineers are Shores of Hazeron (Paid), Avorion (Paid), Blockade Runner (Paid) and Starbase (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 4, 2020

    • Empyrion is a 3D open world, space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets. Build, explore, fight and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to Space Engineers.
    • Unscripted, living and thriving universe. First person action from the ground to the stars and beyond.
      You is always yourself, scavenging your first fruit from the tree or standing on the bridge of your flagship.


    • Avorion is a procedural co-op space sandbox where players can build their own space ships out of dynamically scalable blocks.
      • Windows
      • Steam
    • Blockade Runner is the beginning of a Multiplayer First Person Adventure Space Sim that will feature fully destructible, operational, crewable 'living' starships in a...
      • Windows
    • Starbase is a hybrid voxel/vertex-based space MMO with a fully destructible and infinitely expanding universe, with a focus on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering, crafting, trading, and combat.
      • Windows
      • Steam
    • In Evochron, you are free to seek your fortune as an independent mercenary in an adventure directed by your choices, abilities, and accomplishments.
      • Windows
    • Masterspace is a game about mining, creating and exploring, featuring fully destructible smooth terrain and spaceships that allow you to travel between different planets.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available and the game is no longer updated since June 2015. Last version, 4.0, can be still bought by Steam.

      • Windows
      • Steam
    • StarForge is a game about gathering resources, building bases, crafting anything you want, and surviving on an alien planet.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.9, released in August 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.

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      • Windows