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Star Citizen
Star Citizen

Simulation TBA (early access since 04 June 2014)

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.

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FTL: Faster Than Light
FTL: Faster Than Light

Strategy 14 September 2012

A strategy set in sci-fi reality telling the story of a lonely ship trying to escape a huge war armada. The flight route is planned in turn-based mode and the fights are played in real time. In addition, we need to manage the crew and improve our unit. An additional attraction is the fact that every time you start a new game, the world is generated randomly.

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Elite: Dangerous
Elite: Dangerous

Simulation 16 December 2014

The fourth installment in the Elite series. The game is a space simulator created again by David Braben and the Frontier studio. Elite: Dangerous is set in the far future; after humanity had colonized countless star systems, the Universe is dominated by three superpowers: the Empire, the Federation, and the Alliance. Brave pilots seek easy money working beyond the territories controlled by these entities.

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X4: Foundations
X4: Foundations

Simulation 30 November 2018

A sandbox space simulator developed by Egosoft. It is the fourth full-fledged installment of the popular series X. Similarly to its predecessors, X4: Foundations focuses mostly on giving the players a freedom in how they want to play. At the beginning the player takes control of a cheap space ship with weak specifications. He is being thrown into the middle of an open galaxy.

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Squadron 42
Squadron 42

Action TBA

A combination of space simulator and action adventure game, referring to such titles as Wing Commander. The production was initally designed as a solo campaign in Star Citizen, a game from Cloud Imperium Games - a company founded by the famous game developer Chris Roberts.

PC

Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program

Simulation 27 April 2015

This is the debut from the independent developer Squad. The game is an unusual simulator requiring the player to develop their own space program from scratch. Kerbal Space Program combines features of many genres, but the most important part here is an extensive ship editor, which allows the player to design and build their own, unique spacecraft. The ship is then supposed to fly and land safely on a moon of the Kerbin planet.

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Kerbal Space Program 2
Kerbal Space Program 2

Simulation 24 February 2023

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.

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Starminer
Starminer

Strategy December 2024 (early access since December 2024)

A cross between a space strategy game and a simulation. Starminer has us controlling a space mining fleet, extracting resources, creating ships and defending ourselves from aliens.

PC

X4: Timelines
X4: Timelines

Simulation 20 June 2024

An expansion to a 2018 sandbox space simulator. X4: Timelines introduces various scenarios and many unlockable rewards. The DLC debuted alongside a large, free update 7.00.

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X3 Terran Conflict
X3 Terran Conflict

Simulation 17 October 2008

X3: Terran Conflict is the next installment of a well-known series of space-sims, i.e. simulators whose action takes place in the distant future, and the player's task is to explore space in a broad sense.

PC

Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition

RPG 31 January 2019

A continuation of the popular Sunless Sea developed by Failbetter Games. This time around, the action of the game is set not in the depths of an underground ocean but in the mysterious cosmic space known as “The High Wilderness”, which Queen Victoria wanted to use as a foundation for the New British Empire. The main protagonist of this story is an outcast, who objects the rule of the iron fist imposed by the Queen. During the game, a player observes the action from the top-down perspective.

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Starsector
Starsector

Simulation 29 April 2011

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.

PC

Colony Wars
Colony Wars

Simulation 05 November 1997

Colony Wars is a space clash simulator with a strong emphasis on non-linear gameplay. As we play, we play the rebellious pilot of the League of Free Worlds, determined to expel the ruthless forces of the Earth Empire from the colony. The player's combat effectiveness will determine the further development of the intergalactic war, and if it turns out to be the Space Ace, the command will assign him better and better combat machines. The game started a series of titles under the same name.

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Avorion
Avorion

Simulation 09 March 2020

A sandbox space simulator, in which we find ourselves in a distant future and try to learn the truth about the great cataclysm. This gives us an excuse to explore the vast galaxy on ships made up of modules, alone or together behind friends.

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SpaceEngine
SpaceEngine

Simulation 11 June 2019

Space sandbox, which is a kind of interactive planetarium. In SpaceEngine we can freely travel through the interstellar space and see close up millions of different celestial bodies and land on their surface.

PC

Haunted Space
Haunted Space

Action 2025

Haunted Space is a spaceship simulator, combining elements of science fiction and horror, and is the debut game of Italian Games Factory. We play the role of a pilot whose task is to discover the secrets of the Neterun galaxy.

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X3: Farnham's Legacy
X3: Farnham's Legacy

Simulation 04 May 2021

X3: Farnham's Legacy is the next installment of the well-known space simulator series. This time we play the role of a pilot who is stuck on the frontiers of the known space. The game was developed by Egosoft studio.

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Capital Command
Capital Command

Simulation December 2024

Capital Command is a spaceship simulator in which we take command of a capital ship and fight an enemy fleet controlled by rogue AI. Campaign is procedurally generated and the game focuses on realism, including forcing the player to modify, manuever and repair the ship.

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Star Valor
Star Valor

Simulation 03 August 2022

Star Valor is an science fiction action RPG. The player takes on the role of a spaceship captain and explores the procedurally generated world. The universe is controlled by seven factions and each of the actions taken by him influence his relations with them.

PC

Colony Wars: Vengeance
Colony Wars: Vengeance

Simulation 05 November 1998

Colony Wars: Vengeance is a space-focused simulation game. Psygnosis studio, responsible for production, has expanded the second part of its science fiction series with many new elements, including planetary orbit battles, new types of ships, demanding bosses and a system of improvements. Interestingly, this time the player takes on the role of the pilot of the Empire - the faction fought by him in the previous part.

PS1

Colony Wars: Red Sun
Colony Wars: Red Sun

Simulation 02 May 2000

The last part of Colony Wars space simulator trilogy. The conflict between the colonial league and the Earth Empire is at its best, but this time the player does not stand directly on either side. In the third part we play Alexander Lyron Valdemar - a simple miner who extracts minerals from asteroids. Tired of dreams of a mysterious alien race, he goes in search of the legendary Red Sun ship.

PS1

Nimbatus: The Space Drone Constructor
Nimbatus: The Space Drone Constructor

Action 14 May 2020

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.

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X3: Albion Prelude
X3: Albion Prelude

Simulation 15 December 2011

X3: Albion Prelude is the next installment of the well-known cycle of space simulators, in which the player's task is to trade, fight and explore dozens of star systems. The title is a fictional introduction to X Rebrith and presents the events preceding the story presented in it.

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Starpoint Gemini Warlords
Starpoint Gemini Warlords

Strategy 23 May 2017

A spin-off to the space strategy series Starpoint Gemini, developed by creators from Little Green Man studio. The ideas for the game were based on players’ feedback gathered during Steam Early Stage. The action of Starpoint Gemini Warlords takes place in the same universe as the former titles of the series, and concentrates on rivalry between the ruling Empire and the resistance calling themselves the Gemini League. Gameplay is very similar to that in the title’s former parts.

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