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.
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.
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
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
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.
Kerbal Space Program 2
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A simulation game, in which we play the role of a space junk collector. In Hardspace: Shipbreaker, we penetrate wrecks abandoned in Earth's orbit in search of valuable components, which we can then sell.
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.
Starpoint Gemini 3
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.
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.
Action August 2020
The second part of the shoot'em up series, in which we sit at the helm of a space fighter, fighting with numerous enemy forces. The high pace of Jets'n'Guns 2 is amplified not only by the ubiquitous explosions, but also by the dynamic soundtrack.
Beat Hazard 2
Action 16 October 2019
The second part of the shoot'em up series, which uses tracks chosen by the player to create boards, opponents and spaceships. Beat Hazard 2 not only supports popular file formats, but also uses streaming services.
Between the Stars
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.
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.
A science-fiction role-playing game by Michael Hoge, the creator of the Gothic series and the co-founder of Pirahna Bytes. The game, which started as a free time project, was developed with the help of his friends from small studio Pirahna Bytes Red. Spacetime takes place in outer space, and you play as the captain of a ship, who explores the galaxy, discovers new planets, and fights the encountered enemies. The game gives you a lot of freedom when it comes to gameplay and exploration. You can also develop your ship and recruit its crew, although there is no traditional level-up system, and the ship can go basically anywhere right from the start. The game utilizes a first-person perspective and the advanced Unreal Engine 4.
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.
Simulation 03 February 2017
An MMO space simulator created by a Norwegian studio Artplant. Entropy starts with the usual – the creation of our hero, and choosing the first ship which will allow us to traverse an enormous, open universe, constantly shaped by the actions of the individual players. The game offers impressive freedom in choosing your way, so there is a place for advocates of free exploration, as well as for trade enthusiasts, who, thanks to the knowledge of the basic market rules, can easily grow wealthy by trading goods. One of the most important elements of the game is combat, allowing clashes with up to 100 players at once. To increase their chances in a dogfight, each player has to develop his character, and upgrade his ship, improving its offensive and defensive capabilities.
Arcade 28 February 2018
A top-down space shooter game designed specifically to deliver a co-op experience. The creators of the game, Climax Studios, were inspired mainly by titles popular long ago in arcades. The player takes on the role of an adventurer-pilot, who lives in the criminal center of the galaxy. The protagonist earns their living by selling valuable pieces of hardware salvaged from destroyed spaceships, oftentimes neutralized by themselves. Everything changes when an AI-controlled alien fleet declares a war on the civilized part of the galaxy. Smelling a great fortune to be made, the protagonist quickly sets out to save the world. The player's goal is to defeat the aliens, but definitely not for free. One flies here in a squad of up to four players. Moving across 2D maps, the player will face countless enemy ships belonging to the aliens, law enforcement, or rivaling pirate gangs. Everyone who stands between the player and valuable loot is the target in the game. Using the hardware collected, the player can create new weapons, shields, and engines, in order to make the ship's capabilities suit one's play-style.
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.
Action August 2020
Fringe Wars is an online game focusing on space battles. The game mixes arcade combat mechanics inspired by space shooters with MOBA-like gameplay, in which the battles take place between two five-man teams attempting to destroy the enemy base, with every ship being an unique unit with statistics, special functions and an individual development tree.
Nimbatus: The Space Drone Constructor
Nimbatus: The Space Drone Constructor is a 2D dexterity simulator, in which we build more and more perfect drones from available parts. The player has to adapt the machine parameters to a specific mission using a special editor or take into account the annihilation of the drona by enemy robots. A bit of engineering inventiveness is also useful - in some tasks manoeuvrable scouts will perform better, while others require large combat platforms.