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Star Citizen Alternatives

Star Citizen is described as 'upcoming space sim video game for Microsoft Windows' and is a role-playing game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to Star Citizen for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Steam, Mac, GOG.com and Xbox. 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, X, Starfield and Starsector.

Star Citizen alternatives are mainly Role-playing Games but may also be Open World Games or Exploration Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Star Citizen.
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Star Citizen is an upcoming space sim video game for Microsoft Windows.

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  1. No Man's Sky icon

    No Man's Sky

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • GOG.com
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerNo Man's Sky offers a game mode for more than one player.
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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.

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    EVE Online

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Wine
    • Steam

    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.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerEVE Online offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Player vs PlayerYou can compete against other real players in EVE Online.
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    Elite: Dangerous (Series)

    • Windows
    • OSVR
    • HTC Vive
    • Steam
    • 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,.
    ⚫︎ Single playerElite: Dangerous has one or more single player game modes.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerElite: Dangerous offers a game mode for more than one player.
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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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    X (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • 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.
    ⚫︎ Single playerX has one or more single player game modes.
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    Starfield

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • Xbox

    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.

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    Starsector

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Single playerStarsector has one or more single player game modes.
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    Space Rangers (Series)

    • Windows
    • 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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    TerraGenesis

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineTerraGenesis can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Everspace

    • 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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    Star Conflict

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • 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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