Star Citizen Alternatives

    Star Citizen is described as 'upcoming space sim video game for Microsoft Windows and Linux'. There are more than 10 games similar to Star Citizen for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Mac, Linux and Android. The best alternative is No Man's Sky. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try EVE Online or TerraGenesis. Other Star Citizen like games are Elite: Dangerous (Paid), X (Paid), Space Rangers (Paid) and Starsector (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 9, 2021

    1. 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 vs Star Citizen opinions
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      All you do is fly around procedurally generated planets and scan/mine stuff to upgrade your ship. No role-playing, very little if any combat, and no spaceports or cities to visit.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      • OSVR
      • HTC Vive
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      • Oculus Rift
      Elite: Dangerous is a space adventure, trading, and combat simulator that is the fourth release in the Elite video game series. Piloting a spaceship, the player explores a realistic 1:1 scale open world galaxy based on the real Milky Way, with the gameplay being open-ended. Represent entire series of Elite: Dangerous games including Elite,Elite: Dangerous,.
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      Elite: Dangerous vs Star Citizen opinions
      Most users think Elite: Dangerous is a great alternative to Star Citizen.
      Elite Dangerous does not currently have any way to walk around outside your ship, let alone even walk around the INSIDE of your ship. And the expansion that is set to add that feature will cost around $30 and can't be obtained any other way. Star Citizen, on the other hand, has that built in from the start. Meaning you only need the base game and no extra DLC.
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    2. EVE Online is a massive multiplayer online game that offers limitless potential to discover, explore and conquer an amazing science fiction universe where you pilot spaceships, fight, trade, and form corporations and alliances with other players.
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    3. X (Series)

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      • Steam
      • GOG.com
      X is a science fiction space trading and combat simulator series created by German developer Egosoft. The series is set in the X-Universe where several races populate a number of worlds connected by jumpgates. Represent entire series of X games including X: Beyond the Frontier, X²: The Threat, X³: Reunion, X³: Terran Conflict, X Rebirth, X4: Foundations.
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    4. Space Rangers (Series)

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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Steam
      • GOG.com
      The game is dynamic and open-ended in a fashion that has been compared to Elite and Star Control 2. Represent entire series of Space Rangers games including Space Rangers, Space Rangers 2: Dominators, Space Rangers: Legacy.
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    5. Engage in space exploration and terraform new worlds in this fun and exciting planet building simulator rooted in real science. TerraGenesis dynamically animates entire planets with changing biospheres, all based on real data from NASA.
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    6. Starsector (formerly “Starfarer”) is an in-development open-world single-player space-combat, roleplaying, exploration, and economic game. You take the role of a space captain seeking fortune and glory however you choose.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Nintendo Switch Online
      • Playstation
      • Xbox
      Everspace is a space combat game in which the player progresses through a number of sectors with increasing difficulty. In this game the player is expected to die. With each death you can spend earned credits into Perks, which in turn facilitate your following run.
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      • Steam
      Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish. The whole world for PVP and PVE!.
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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple TV
      Stellar Wanderer is a beautiful old-school space opera set in a vast open-world universe. Explore the galaxy and become a FIGHTER, TRADER, TANK or ENGINEER while following the main story line or choosing your favorite side missions.
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