15 Best Space Games for Different Platforms
Embark on a journey through the boundless universe.
1. Homeworld Remastered Collection
A radically updated version of the strategy, famous for its well-developed story campaign. Thousands of ships plying the expanses of colorful space will impress anyone.
Battles take place in tactical mode, but are not without tension. You can command many types of starships, including giant battleships.
2. Surviving Mars
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
Humanity left Earth and went to Mars to establish a colony there. You have to manage it.
You’ll start with a small dome in the Martian desert, but over time you’ll be able to create a bustling and truly huge city of the future. The main thing is to monitor oxygen and energy, otherwise people will very soon begin to die like flies.
3. FTL: Faster Than Light
Platforms: PC, iOS.
A mixture of turn-based strategy and real-time strategy, in which you have to control many systems and compartments of your spaceship. The action takes place in a unique universe with a well-developed story, and a brisk plot will not let you get bored for a minute.
4. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
One of the most elaborate games in the Star Wars universe. This is a classic RPG with a fairly high level of complexity and great freedom of action. You can become a valiant Jedi or a ruthless Sith, create your own lightsaber and, of course, go on a journey through galaxies far, far away.
5. Tales from the Borderlands
A real gift for fans of Mad Max, old-school westerns and Borderlands projects. This is an episodic adventure game in which you have to visit the sand wasteland full of dangerous bandits, and in outer space. You are waiting for important decisions that will affect further events, and memorable characters, action and whiplash humor.
6. XCOM: Enemy Within
Turn-based strategy in one of the most iconic sci-fi game series. You control a team of elite fighters with a bunch of cool guns, technological gadgets and unusual abilities, which is opposed by deadly alien invaders. The project is rich in content, moderately complex and very spectacular. The tactical component is one of the most developed in this genre.
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
From the station, “Tacoma” mysteriously disappeared all the inhabitants, and you were sent to investigate the incident. You have to make your way deep into the space structure, getting acquainted with carefully prescribed characters through an interactive augmented reality system.
The station itself is also well-developed, so looking into its various corners, in small steps approaching the solution of the mystery, is a real pleasure.
8. Elite Dangerous
In this space simulator, at your disposal is a huge galaxy with 400 billion-star systems. You will begin your journey on an unremarkable ship, and you will have to decide for yourself what to do.
Become a fearless pirate, a clever merchant or a curious explorer. Take part in hot battles, or be a real pacifist. One of the main features of the project is the ability to play the way you like.
By the way, to control spaceships, whether it is a nimble fighter or a heavy-duty cargo tractor, in Elite Dangerous is incredibly pleasant.
9. EVE Online
A massively multiplayer RPG in which every element of the vast cosmos is controlled by players. This is a truly living universe, thousands of inhabitants of which are fighting, trading, extracting resources and simply enjoying breathtaking landscapes.
Break out of the relatively safe launch system and find yourself in the real space Wild West, where espionage, piracy and fraud flourish. And here and then there are large-scale battles, at stake in which thousands of real dollars are at stake.
Space action in the genre of Roguelike: when you die, the hard-earned money remains with you. You can spend them on improvements, so with each flight you become stronger.
The fact that abilities are accumulating allows you to climb deeper and deeper into the depths of space. Enemies become more dangerous, but even if you die, it doesn’t cause disappointment. You just start again, wondering how far you’ll be able to fly this time.
11. Destiny 2
This online shooter with RPG elements boasts some of the most beautiful alien landscapes in games. It is pleasant to go through exciting and full of fights tasks alone or together with comrades in any locations, whether it is the ruins of the Earth, the red jungle of the planet Ness or the volcanoes of Io.
There, you can also fight with other players if you get tired of killing enemies under the control of artificial intelligence.
12. No Man’s Sky
An incredibly colorful simulator in which you can move from open space to the surface of one of the many randomly generated planets without any loading screens. They are inhabited by bizarre creatures, and the flora is striking in diversity. You can get resources, build bases and perform various tasks. Recently, all this can be done not only alone, but also in the company of a friend.
13. Kerbal Space Program
Try to build your own aircraft and go on it to conquer space. You will have to take into account the laws of physics, and in the most seemingly insignificant trifles. How you position one part of a starship and tie it to another will affect the ability to take off. But you will also need to land.
14. Take On Mars
A simulator of the exploration and colonization of Mars, in which the real laws of astrophysics operate. You can build an all-terrain vehicle and explore different corners of the Red Planet or build a settlement on its surface. The game is for those who in science fiction are seduced primarily by science, and not by science fiction.
15. Sins of a Solar Empire
A strategy in which you have to conquer the whole galaxy. Choose a faction and start collecting resources to eventually become a powerful star-lord.
Real-time battles are often slow, but always very exciting. However, combat is not always the only way out: you may well achieve your goals diplomatically.