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Star Citizen
Star Citizen

Simulation TBA

A space simulator created by Chris Roberts and the Cloud Imperium Games developer team. The plot of Star Citizen is set in the 30th century. Humanity, united under the banner of United Earth Empire, has begun the colonization of the universe, encountering many alien races in its course. It is a unique opportunity for adventurous pilots to gain fame and wealth, as well as the treasured status of an intergalactic empire citizen. The gameplay combines elements of spaceship simulator, shooter, cRPG, as well as economic strategy. The game offers two modes. Squadron 42 is an offline campaign, in which the player-controlled character joins an elite squadron of star fighters. For MMO aficionados, the developers have created the Galaxy Mode, allowing them to play with thousands of others. Spectacular visuals of Star Citizen are generated by the CryEngine 3 engine.

No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky

Action 09 August 2016

A science-fiction, sandbox action game with a focus on multiplayer mode. It was created by Hello Games, company known for the colorful arcade production Joe Danger. The game is set in the distant future in the yet uncharted parts of the cosmos, and the gameplay is presented in two forms. We explore the successive corners of the universe piloting a spacecraft, like we do in typical space-sim productions. Upon landing on a newly discovered planet, the game switches to first-person view. The authors emphasize the complete freedom given to the player during exploration. While visiting places featuring different animals, plants, or even varying composition of the planet's atmosphere, we can focus on exploration, acquisition of raw materials, or the combat against various predators. An important element of the game is the system of procedural generation of worlds, which creates their virtually every element, from the smallest features of the surface to the entire star systems and galaxies.

EVE Online
EVE Online

Simulation 06 May 2003

Set in science fiction realities, an MMO simulator developed by Crowd Control Productions from Iceland. The action of EVE Online takes place in a universe called New Eden, which consists of over 5,000 star systems. On the beginning of the adventure you create your own hero by choosing his/her e.g. face, past, and origin. At first you get just a small spaceship and some credits. Your mission is to explore remote places of the universe in order to complete various story missions given by NPCs. These independent characters represent a broad spectrum of factions in which you gradually build up your position. With progress, you successively develop your avatar by acquiring new skills. The game also features ship customization. You can also upgrade vessels with new modules that influence performance, weaponry, and armor. There is no idleness in space, as creators constantly add new missions and challenges.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Action 16 October 2018

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a science fiction action game developed by Ubisoft. The game takes place in a distant future in the titular Atlas planetary system, a place full of breathtaking alien worlds. This part of the galaxy is on the brink of destruction due to the invasion of the machines known as the Forgotten Legion. Our job is to stop the machines and defeat their leader, Grax. Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an action game where we control our own, self-made space ship. We use it to fight not only in space, but also in the atmosphere of many planets. The game’s world is open and dynamic, and changes under the influence of ours and our antagonists' decisions. What makes Starlink: Battle for Atlas a unique game is the fact that it is integrated with spaceship minifigures that are sold separately. Those minifigures are modular, which allows us to manually change their parts and pilots. These changes are instantly taken to the virtual world.

Beyond Good & Evil 2
Beyond Good & Evil 2

Action TBA

A prequel to the iconic Beyond Good & Evil, developed by an Ubisoft's in-house studio led by Michel Ancel. The game takes players on a journey to a planetary system called System 3 – the center of intergalactic trade and the most wretched hive of piracy and illegal business. Players get at their disposal an enormous open world, comprising gigantic planets and moons; however, before exploring it, one has to create their own character. During the game, the player can observe how their protagonist climbs the social ladder on his / her journey across the galaxy (one can choose to travel on foot or aboard one of the many available spaceships). The gameplay revolves around completing diversified story and side missions with a non-linear structure, which all can be executed however the player sees fit. On top of it all, the game features high-quality visuals and a soundtrack combining many musical genres.

EVE Echoes
EVE Echoes

Simulation 2020

Extended MMO, prepared for mobile devices. EVE: Echoes tries to offer on the screen of a phone or tablet the depth that is associated with EVE: Online. The production was created by NetEase Games studio (in cooperation with CCP Games).

Stardust Odyssey
Stardust Odyssey

Action 03 December 2019

Space shooter prepared for sets of virtual reality. In Stardust Odyssey we sit at the helm of a spaceship and take part in missions to protect convoys from enemy attacks. The title stands out due to its original style inspired by the history of the Silk Road or even the works of the artist known as Moebius.

Kerbal Space Program 2
Kerbal Space Program 2

Simulation 2020

The second installment of an extremely popular space conquering simulator, which allows to construct and pilot rockets and spaceships in a realistic way. Sequel offers many new possibilities, including building extraterrestrial colonies and discovering the secrets behind our solar system.

Starpoint Gemini 3
Starpoint Gemini 3

Action 2021

The third main part of the space saga combining the features of action RPG and space simulator. At Starpoint Gemini 3 we have an even bigger galaxy and NPCs to talk to. The game is created by the independent studio Little Green Men.

Everspace 2
Everspace 2

Action 2021

Everspace 2 is a continuation of the 2017 space shooter. The player sits at the helm of his own ship. The title is based on great freedom and allows you to freely discover the secrets of the universe. Rockfish Games is responsible for production and release.

Starsector
Starsector

Simulation TBA

Starsector is a powerful space simulator developed by Fractal Softworks. During the adventure, the player sits at the helm of his own ship; the game does not impose specific objectives, opting for free exploration and character development.

Dreadnought
Dreadnought

Action 06 December 2017

A competitive free-to-play multiplayer game that combines the characteristics of a space simulation, action game, and strategy. It was created by Yager Development, a team known for the FPS Spec Ops: The Line. The game takes you into the future, putting you amid a heated rivalry between powerful factions that aim to colonize space. As a mercenary you pick up various jobs from whoever pays the most. Gameplay focuses on battles fought between the players both in space and in the atmosphere of nearby planets. One of the title’s characteristic features, is the fact that instead of a fast and agile fighter you command a massive space dreadnought and are given the control of every element of your vessel: starting from individual mechanical parts through weapons to her crew. You can also assembly squads of smaller ships and command them in battles. Dreadnought boasts excellent graphics that translate into great visual experience.

Ostranauts
Ostranauts

Simulation TBA

Ostranauts is a space simulator from Blue Bottle Games studio. In this production the player has a lot to do with the captain of the spacecraft, whose task is to manage it and satisfy the needs of the crew subordinate to it.

Stationeers
Stationeers

Simulation 2020

Stationeers is a simulator set on a space station with certain elements typical for survival games. The game has been developed by a small team called RocketWerkz, comprising sixteen people led by Dean Hall - the creator of the original DayZ. In the game, the player assumes the role of a space station manager tasked with constructing and attaching new modules to the station, as well as overseeing the life support systems (e.g. food production and producing a breathable atmosphere). In Stationeers, one can play alone, but the game truly gains momentum in the cooperative and multiplayer modes, in which the players can share the responsibilities of running the space station. The game features colorful and original visuals resembling the style of another popular game - Minecraft.

Hades 9
Hades 9

Strategy 2021

MMORTS, in which players take control of the spacecraft fleet and travel along the Milky Way in search of valuable raw materials and the remains of old civilization achievements. As befits a representative of the species, in Hades 9 there is no shortage of battles fought in interstellar space, in which as important as the combat potential of individual units is to choose the appropriate tactics.

Between the Stars
Between the Stars

RPG 2020

Between the Stars is an RPG game with elements of strategy and rougelike set in a climate of science fiction. The title allows you to embody yourself in the form of a spaceship captain. Isolated Games studio is responsible for production and release.

Apollo Simulator
Apollo Simulator

Simulation 13 October 2006

A space simulator that allows you to take part in a series of missions aimed at exploring the surface of the moon. The game allows you to travel the entire flight from the surface of the Earth to its natural satellite and take part in the exploration of extraterrestrial areas. The production includes fully interactive cockpits of spacecraft.

Redout: Space Assault
Redout: Space Assault

Action 05 October 2019

Redout: Space Assault is a space shooter in which the player sits in the cockpit of a fighter protecting the Earth's colonization fleet. The game offers dynamic clashes among the stars, a purely arcade flight model and a large variety of missions. In addition to solo mode, there are also extensive multiplayer options available.

SimpleRockets 2
SimpleRockets 2

Simulation April 2020

SimpleRockets 2 is a continuation of the space simulator released in 2015. As in the case of the first part, the fun is focused on the construction of various types of vehicles. Jundroo studio is responsible for production and release.

Morphite
Morphite

Action 20 September 2017

A combination of a first-person shooter, adventure game and 3D platformer inspired by Metroid, Ratchet & Clank and the Turok series. In Morphite, we play as a young woman called Myrah, who embarks on a journey through space. During her adventure the players can visit many randomly generated planets using a a space ship. When we are on the planets' surfaces we can, e.g. jump on platforms, drive various vehicles, solve environmental puzzles, find resources and fight with enemies. Myrah possesses many useful tools, a diverse range of weapons and a special scanner which is used for finding weapons, as well as ship and suit upgrades. When we are in space we also need to face aggressive enemies. Morphite's graphics are "angular" and the game uses a more cartoonish visual style.

Tharsis
Tharsis

Strategy 12 January 2016

A turn-based science fiction strategy game developed by Choice Provisions studio. The game tells a story of the first manned mission to Mars, where humanity hopes to find the key to saving their civilization from extinction. A few days after the launch, the spaceship gets damaged and the crew’s moods begin to darken. To make things worse, the crew receives a signal indicating that they might not be the first people sent to this planet. We are presented with a ship comprising of many modules built for different purposes. Your crew of four needs to face randomly generated problems, such as technical defects, micrometeoroid storms etc. The fact that you have to skilfully manage your resources makes the game more difficult. Furthermore, you have to keep in mind that each event happening aboard the ship affects the astronauts’ psyche and behavior.

The Sentient
The Sentient

Strategy canceled

Independent RPG, in which you assume the role of an Artificial Intelligence. The player’s job is to help the humanity in exploration of space. To do this, the protagonist is sent onto a space station, called The Ark, which is the base of operations. This is where you hire and train new astronauts, equip your spacecraft with necessary instrumentation and design its interior, as well as conduct research in order to improve the technology at hand. Next, you set off on a mission, the success of which depends on the actions you took on The Ark. The world in The Sentient is randomly generated, so nothing is ever 100% sure. Doing missions grants experience and knowledge, which translates to new possibilities. Due to permadeath feature, when your crew members die they are gone forever, so you should be careful not to lose an experienced employee. On the other hand, the bigger risk you take, the better reward you can get. The Sentient features 2D pixel-art graphics styled after 8- and 16-bit console games.

Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore
Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore

Action 08 December 2016

Another full-fledged installment in a series of popular space shooter games developed by Fishlabs Entertainment. In terms of the mechanics, this iteration does not bring any revolutionary features and remains similar to its predecessors in many aspects. Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore is first and foremost a third-person space shooter taking the player to the Neox sector - where they become a bounty hunter and their role is to complete subsequent assignments for adequate rewards. The game is typically arcade and requires the player mainly to control their ship, though using different weapons and defensive gadgets in combat is also essential. The gameplay formula focuses on providing the player with a lot of freedom, apart from the game world as such. As a result, the player is capable of applying different methods of achieving their goals and complete various side missions.

Subdivision Infinity DX
Subdivision Infinity DX

Action 08 August 2019

A space shooter in which we sit at the helm of a fighter and take part in 40 different storyline missions. In Subdivision Infinity DX we fight in interstellar battles and boss fights, explore, search for raw materials, and unlock new ships.

End Space
End Space

Simulation 21 April 2016

A space simulator created specifically for VR headsets. The player assumes the role of a pilot working for the powerful United Trade Consortium. Aboard a spaceship, the player defends the company's resources against rebels that try to sabotage actions of the UTC. The player controls a combat ship and fights their foes while observing the events from the first-person view. The game uses the player's body movements, as one targets their enemies by moving their head. The player makes use of an extensive weaponry that includes mainly laser guns and rocket launchers. Completing subsequent contracts, the player gradually climbs the military ladder, gaining access to both completely new weapons and different upgrades increasing the player's combat potential. End Space comes with high-quality visuals - what is especially worth noticing are the advanced special effects and detailed ship models.

Strike Vector EX
Strike Vector EX

Action 30 August 2016

An action game developed by RageQuit Corporation. It is an improved version of Strike Vector, a title that was released in 2014 on PC. During the game, the players are participating in dynamic air fights of futuristic vehicles that can switch between two modes of operation: a dynamic TPP fighter jet mode and a slower first-person perspective mode which gives greater precision of movement. Strike Vector EX offers a single player campaign, but the game is mostly focused on multiplayer mode in which more than a dozen of players can compete with each other. A characteristic trait of the game is the fact that despite the large size of the maps, they consist of narrow passages and complicated structures instead of large and open spaces. Getting through these structures at high speed requires good reflexes and nimble fingers.