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#1 Evochron Mercenary

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Evochron Mercenary is another popular Space Exploration, and Combat oriented simulator like Freelancer. The game is set in the same Universe as the famous Star Wraith Series and offers a similar game-play, enhanced mechanics and action-packed encounters with enemies. Unlike other games of this type, Evochron Mercenary tasks you to explore the Space alone on your own, survive and complete a number of tasks in order to earn reputation and wealth. As the Mercenary, you’ll have to accept a number of jobs, either to simply explore the world, collect resources, transport the passengers or go hunting your enemies in epic Dogfights. The trading element of the game allows you to bargain for parts and enhancements for your ship, weapons and resources etc. Multiplayer element enables you to interact with other players and enjoy a unique gaming experience. With an involving and quite immersive game-play, state of the art visual details and a lot of cool stuff, Evochron Mercenary is a great alternative to Freelancer.

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#2 Freelancer

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Freelancer is a Single, Multiplayer Combat, Strategy Simulator and Trading video game. Set in Space where you act as a spaceship pilot Freelancer tasks you to explore different Planets and Space Stations all situated on 48 known Star-Systems. The combat element of game allows you to go dogfighting against your enemies (both Online Players and AIs), protect various Traders or be part of the enemy Pirate legions, go bounty hunting or be a trader yourself. The game lets you be Edison Trent, a Skilled Pilot of a special Spaceship, go on some of the most amazing missions to save the “Sirius Sector” that is under threat of a mysterious and technologically advanced Alien Force. Freelancer offers Multiplayer mode that allows you to take on any role you want, explore the game world or simply engage in epic dogfights, earn points, buy upgrades and enjoy immersing yourself into one of the most engaging gameplay ever. Furthermore, Freelancer offers a dynamic Economy system, Multiplayer mode that lets hundreds of online players and AIs (Artificial Intelligence) play the game and just enjoy it. With a massive game world, addictive nature and all the exploration fun, Freelancer is a super exciting game to play and enjoy.

#3 DarkStar One

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DarkStar One is another great Space Exploration, Trading and Combat Simulation similar to Freelancer. The game is actually a remake of the super popular DarkStar One: Broken Alliance and offers a similar game-play, enhanced visuals and mechanics and takes you to the same Universe as its predecessor. As the main character of the game Kayron Jarvis, your tasks are to control the Ship named As DarkStar One, passed to you after the death of your father in a sabotage. You must accept the ship, go on hunting the ones who sabotaged the station and killed your father. As a mercenary by nature, you’ll have to explore various planets, gather resources, trade for items and make your ship more powerful in order to eliminate the enemies, and to earn respect among other pilots. DarkStar One offers a number of different paths to choose and allows you to either be Pirate, a Bounty hunter or a Trader by choice, act accordingly and enjoy a marvelously immersive game-play. DarkStar One, with all the wonderful elements such as beautiful visuals, engaging game-play and a well-written story-line, is one of the best alternative to Freelancer.

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#4 No Man’s Sky

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No Man’s Sky is a brand new Sci-Fi Action, Survival and Adventure video game by Hello Games. The game is based on essential elements such as Exploration, Trade, Combat, and Survival and it offers a Procedurally Generated game world. With a deterministic Open Universe, No Man’s Sky includes over 18 Quintillion planets all having their own Flora and Fauna. The game allows the players to explore the Planets, collect information about them and submit it to the Atlas, a Universal Database shareable with all the players globally. The game allows the players to be The Traveller (Player Character), and tasks them to explore alien worlds, gathers information about the surface, underground and aerial compositions, creatures, and collect resources to make various products with them. All the information will then be sent to a global Information Database known as The Atlas and it will help the fellow players to explore. One amazing feature of the game is that it offers the exploration from a first person perspective and it allows the players to use multiple types of weapons such as simple futuristic Guns, Land Disruptor, BoltCaster, Beam Amplifier etc. along with all the available pieces of advanced tech like Scanners, Extractors and stuff. No Man’s Sky offers planets to explore with different weathers, day and night cycles and because of that it adds up a bit more spice to the play. Players can also interact with alien entities, learn their ways to survive in extreme conditions, learn their languages for easy communication and, gather technologies, and enjoy being a part of the Eco Systems while exploring the alien worlds. The unique Combat system lets the players fight against the enemies using the available weaponry. The combat is triggered when the players try to hack or break into any facility such as a factory or any production facility or he kills more creatures than the normal numbers. Trading is also a fun part in the game as it allows the players to trade for ship parts, weapons or chemical elements that help build different products. Space Exploration element allows the player to fly their ships, find undiscovered planets, or trade with space traders and enjoy the amazing stuff while piloting your own ship. How cool is that? Considering all things, No Man’s Sky is an astoundingly brilliant Space Exploration, Action, Adventure and Survival video game. Playing it would definitely be a great experience itself. The game is remarkable in so many different ways that it features a procedurally generated universe, in which there are countless Start Systems, Galaxies, Planets and loads of other amazing things. With Multiplayer support, addictive single player campaigns, an immersive gameplay, fantastic 3D visuals and cool mechanics, it truly is a wonderful game to play and enjoy.

#5 Star Citizen

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Star Citizen is a groundbreaking Single and Multiplayer First-person Shooter, Space Exploration, Trade and Combat Simulation by Cloud Imperium Games. As a multi-genre game, Star Citizen offers a brilliant combination of Exploration, First-person Space Combat, Mining and Trading elements and allows the players to enjoy doing all the fun things in a Persistent Game world. The game uses a Cry Engine and allows the players to enjoy engaging themselves into a Competitive Co-Op multiplayer environment-based gameplay. The gameplay of Star Citizen is quite simple but tricky as most of the game relies on Player-driven content. Star Citizen is set in Far Future and takes the players to the middle of Milky Way where the player acts as a Citizen of the UEE (United Empire of Earth), built on the rules and basis of late Roman Empire. The main purpose of the game is to have the Citizenship of UEE that can be earned by Completing a Military Service for a specific period. Once the players is all set up, he/she can interact with the environment, objects, and NPCs and becomes a part of the Dynamic Economic System of the game. Star Citizen lets the players create Content for the game so that they can contribute to the game as well as enjoy all the intriguing drama in the game. The unique Economy system is all driven by the NPCs. The FPS (First-person Shooting) and Combat part of the game is inspired by some of the biggest names in gaming such as Arma Series, Killzone, Counter-Strike and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series and allows plenty of room for the gameplay. With a very promising and satisfying gameplay and mechanics, Star Citizen offers beautiful 3D graphics and a huge Open World to discover.

#6 Elite Dangerous

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Elite Dangerous combines the elements of Space Trading, Adventure, Combat, and Simulation. It offers both Single and Multiplayer modes developed and published by Frontier Developments. The game takes place in the fictional galaxy called Cutthroat and offers an open environment to explore. It lets the player create and customize his own starship and explore the realistic 1:1 Scale Galaxy focused on Milky Way. It has three different factions such as the Federation, the Empire, and the Alliance. To get into the game world, the player must select his faction and complete a series of challenging missions and earn fabulous prizes. He can trade with other to earn money and use to unlock further content. Protect the galaxy from rival factions and fight against enemies using weapons. The game unlocks other galaxies and milky ways as the player complete the series of objectives. He can upgrade his ship with different items and weapons using the money. Elite Dangerous offers key features such as a variety of Missions, different Ships, Unique Game Experience, over 400 Billion Star Systems, and more. Elite Dangerous is the wonderful game to play and amuse.

#7 Wing Commander: Privateer

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Wing Commander: Privateer is a Single-player, Action-Adventure, and Space Simulation developed by Origin Systems and published by Electronic Arts. It takes place in the Wing Commander Universe and offers the massive space environment where you can take on the role of the protagonist named Grayson Burrows. The story revolves around the protagonist and his efforts to explore the Gemini Sector in order to solve lots of complex mysteries. There are different character classes such as Freelancer, a Pirate, a Mercenary and a Merchant. It has a variety of levels comprises different challenges, tasks, and missions. You must explore the game world, interact with NPCs, trade with them and fight against vicious alien races. Pilot your ship and travel around different galaxies, earn experience points and unlock further content, weapons, and items. Upgrade your ship using different tools and immerse yourself in space exploration. The game includes different factions such as bounty hunters, Militia, Retros, Merchants, Pirates and more. With enhanced mechanics, addictive gameplay, superb controls and stunning visuals, Wing Commander: Privateer is the best game to play and enjoy.

#8 X Rebirth

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X Rebirth is an addictive Space Simulation by Egosoft and offers the similar gameplay like Sins of a Solar Empire. It is an Action-Adventure, Combat, Trading, Sandbox, Sci-fi, and Single-player game. The game takes place in the X-Universe near the future. In the game, the player can assume the role of the protagonist and the game revolves around combat, piracy, trade, and others. The primary goal of the player is to gain wealth and build his own space station and control fleet of starships and expand it. It sets the player on an epic adventure where he must collect items and fight against aliens and other factions with the use of various weapons, and must defeat them to save his space station and earn a lot of money. The game offers the open-ended game world and allows the player immersive himself in action-packed space combat experience. In the game, the player can build his own empire, trade with large factories, and crush his enemies. X Rebirth includes core features such as Trade, Build, Customization, Fight, Upgrades, Unique Weapons System, Economy System, and others. With the exciting gameplay, brilliant mechanics, superb visuals, and smooth controls, X Rebirth is the excellent game to play and enjoy.

#9 Galaxy at War Online

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Galaxy at War Online is a Science-Fiction and Strategy video game offered by Sphinx Entertainment for Android and iOS. The game takes place in the massive space where it puts you in the role of the commander who must battle against rivals to take over the entire galaxy. You have to establish your alliance and lead to victory. During the gameplay, you will face potential assault from foes on all sides. You need to find and colonize new planets, recruit your soldiers, build your military bases, produce weaponry, and regroup the epic forces. The primary goal is to command your fleets, expand your empire, gather resources and attack enemies to conquer their territories. It uses the gorgeous graphics, bringing the player into the detailed universe of the future. Team up with your friends to join the strike and participate defense in epic conflicts. You can explore the planets to collect resources from around the galaxy. Galaxy at War Online offers key features such as Sci-fi Strategy, Ally with Friends, Battle with other Players, Explore Planets, Plan Strategy, and more. Try it out, if you love playing Strategy games.

#10 Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD

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Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD is a mix of Sci-fi, Action, Strategy, Shooter and Single-player Space Simulation developed by Fishlabs Entertainment GmbH. Space combat and Trading are the main elements in the game and it takes place in the massive space environment filled with alien races and other creatures. In the game, you can take on the role of the commander named Keith T. Maxwell and your ultimate task is to explore the space, fight against enemies and rescue the galaxy from destruction by alien invaders. You can navigate the galaxy from third-person perspective and can pilot a spacecraft loaded with weapons and equipment. Upgrade your ship using experience points and fulfill your tasks to become the master. As the game proceed, other features will be unlocked to play. The game offers a massive galaxy with more than twenty solar systems and plenty of rendered planets consists of up to hundred space stations. Through customization, you can create and customize your spaceship and equip it with weapons and items. Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD is the wonderful game for those who love playing Space Simulations.

#11 Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption

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Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption is a Real-time Strategy, Single and Multiplayer video game created by Petroglyph and published by LucasArts. It is an expansion pack for the original game known as Star Wars: Empire at War. The pack introduces the Zann Consortium, as a third playable faction in the game with new features. The game takes place in the fictional space environment consists of different planets and stars. The player can get into the role of the protagonist who is a commander and his ultimate task is to lead his army through battlefield and try to conquer the enemies’ land to gather resources. Before getting into the galaxy, the player needs to choose his one of three factions and participate in battle in both space and ground. It has three different modes such as Campaign, Skirmish and Galactic Conquest. The new faction offers a small number of high-powered units. With prominent features, addictive gameplay, and lot of challenging missions, Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption is the best game for those players who love playing RTS games.

#12 Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade

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Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade is a Downloadable Content Pack for Galactic Civilizations III and introduces new races and civilizations. The game mixes the Turn-based Strategy, Space, and 4X elements developed and published by Stardock Entertainment. To get into the world, you needs to select your race and assume the role of the leader who has to control his army throughout a variety of missions and find out the weak point of enemies to destroy them. There are different playable characters available and each has its unique set of attributes, personalities and skills. The galaxy is filled numerous planets and the player needs to explore the world, fight against alien races and conquer their planets, and drive his civilization into a golden age. The Onyx Hive, The Slyne, and the Terrain Resistance are three playable new races and civilizations. As the player progresses, it will increases the levels difficulty. Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade offers prominent features such as Invasions, New Civilization Builders, Espionage, Galactic Citizens, Upgrades and more.

#13 Master of Orion III

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Master of Orion III is a Turn-based Strategy, Single and Multiplayer video game with 4X elements developed by Quicksilver Software and published by Infogrames. It is the third installment in the series of Master of Orion (also known as MoO). The game offers a fantastic gameplay with a challenging task of defeating the AI enemies or other players in more than three ways. To get into the world, the player needs to select his faction and character and has to decide his turn. The player has to create bases on an empty land, recruit an army, gather resources by exploring the environment, and trade with others to raise his skills. The player needs to take decisions during his turn that will perform while playing his turn including diplomacy, colonization, research technologies, construction, and more. There are six different spices such as Military, Diplomacy, Scientist, Political, Social and more. Master of Orion III is the incredible game as compared to other Turn-based Strategy games to play and enjoy.

#14 Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is a Real-time Strategy, Space, Massively Multiplayer Online, and Exploration Simulation with 4X elements developed and published by Stardock Entertainment. The game takes place in the science-fictional space environment and lets the player assumes the role of the leader and his ultimate task is to lead his troops to dominate the galaxies. According to the story, alien forces are planning out to attack the world of the player to steal the resources. The player must explore the environment from both first and the third-person perspective, fight against enemies and defeat them to prevent devastation. The game introduces two new factions such as Rebel and Loyalist. After progressing through the game, the player can unlock further content to become the master of ships, technologies, and more. Modern weapons are featured in the game for more fun. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion offers brilliant features such as Capital Ship, New Factions, Victory Conditions, Prominent Elements (Diplomacy, Military, Research, etc.), and more. Try it out, and you’ll enjoy it.

#15 Universe Sandbox 2

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Universe Sandbox 2 is an Education, Interactive Space and Gravity Simulation developed by Dan Dixon and available to play on Microsoft Windows platform. The game takes place in the massive space environment full of galaxies, planets, moons and asteroids. By playing the game, the players can see the gravity’s effects on different objects in the massive universe and can run scale simulations of the solar system, while interacting and controlling time, gravity, other objects like moon, black holes, planets and more. The game comprises many realistic and fictional simulations. It is the sequel to Universe Sandbox and introduces new features such as atmosphere, randomly generated textures on gas giants, realistic collision system, Chart mode, visualization of black holes, and more. It has two different collision modes such as combine and bounce. Using the game, players can create their own universe by placing multiple planets, moons and asteroids. Universe Sandbox 2 offers core features such as Multiple Color Modes, Control (Speed, Gravity and Time), Two Collision Modes, Particle Grid, Ring Systems, and more. Check out the game and have fun.

#16 Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is a Single-player, Turn-based Strategy and Space video game created and published by Stardock for Microsoft Windows. The game serves as the sequel to Galactic Civilizations and takes place in the 23rd century, where various alien races, with Terrains, scramble to dominate the galaxy, planet by planet. The game revolves around Single-player experience that has three different modes such as Omits Multiplayer, Campaign Mode, and the Sandbox Mode. There are more than ten civilizations available and the player needs to select one of them to start his adventure where he has to battle alien races to prevent destruction. The player must effort to take down enemies to protect his planet and use a variety of weapons to destroy the aliens. The game features three different offense-defense combinations such as Mass Drivers and Armor, Missiles and Point Defense, and Beam Weapons and Shielding. It has four different types of Starbases such as Military Starbase, Economic Starbase, Influence Starbase, and Mining Starbase. With challenging gameplay, a brilliant mechanic, and smooth controls, Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is the best game to play and enjoy.

#17 Homeworld Remastered Collection

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Homeworld Remastered Collection includes Homeworld Remastered Edition, Homeworld 2 Remastered Edition and Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer games. The game brings Homeworld Classic and Homeworld 2 Classic as the bonuses. It puts you in the realistic experience of epic space strategy gameplay based on Real-time Strategy genre. In the game, you have to control your ship and struggle to create an armada around over thirty Single-player missions. During the gameplay, you need to select your unit types, the formation of the fleet, and tactics for each strategy to progress through the game. Explore the massive environment, discover new technologies, gather resources and claim bonuses to enhance your abilities. The game offers you a chance to build more than 100 spaceships of your dream using new graphical effects. It features original audio and lots of prominent features to make the game more engaging for hardcore players. Up to eight players can compete in twenty-three maps against each other to win amazing rewards. Homeworld Remastered Collection offers core features such as Bonuses, Graphical Effects, Upgrades, get Access to New World, Build and Battles, and more. Try it out.

#18 Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor

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Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor is a Downloadable Content Pack to the Turn-based Strategy game Galactic Civilization II: Dread Lords, following the first DLC pack Galactic Civilization II: Dark Avatar, released 2007. The game focuses on Turn-based Strategy elements and supports the Single-player mode. The story revolves around the conflict between two factions such as the Korath and the Drengin. At the beginning of the game, the player needs to define his side before getting into the world, where he has to start his struggle to save the humanity. The game lets the player explore the land, battle against rival forces and defeat them to earn points which the player can use to unlock additional stuff. As the story advances, the game becomes difficult to play and unlocks secret missions, vessels, and items to use. With addictive gameplay, superb graphics, and improved controls, Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor is the best game to play and enjoy.

#19 Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars

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Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars is a Turn-based, 4X, Single-player and Multiplayer Sci-fi themed video game developed by NGD Studios and published by Wargaming. It is the 4th title in the series of Master of Orion and serves as a reboot of the series, released by Argentina-based NGD Studios. There are up to ten playable races each with its unique set of objectives and characters. In the beginning, the player can control one of ten different races to galactic supremacy through the colonization and exploration of the massive star systems while utilizing conquest, diplomacy and technological developments. The main gameplay focuses on the Turn-based component, enabling the player to control a race who can compete against AI-controlled opponents around the galaxies. During the gameplay, the player deals with ship design, colony management, manage the empire, combat, inter-species diplomacy, and more. The player starts the game with a colonized homeworld in his solar system. 75 Researchable Technologies, Huge Galaxies, Customization, etc. are prominent features in the game.

#20 Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

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Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar is a 1st Downloadable Content Pack to Turn-based Strategy and Single-player video game Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, released in 2007 by Stardock. It revolves around an exciting plot, where the Drengin Empire has dominated, driving the Terrans back to the Planet Earth, where the humans have established a defence around the world. The Drengin have trying to focus their attention on other dominated races such as the Korath Clan, Krindar I’Agohl, and more. The DLC pack comes with few improvements and new features such as Customization, New Species, Asteroids, new AI Options, Diplomatic Treaties, and more. During the gameplay, the player must select his ship, customize it using multiple accessories, weapons, equipment and items. The player can embark on an epic mission to defend the galaxy from rival forces while scoring the points to unlock additional content and upgrades to become more powerful. With addictive gameplay, massive space environment, and detailed graphics, Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar is the wonderful game to play and enjoy.

#21 Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships

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Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships is a Role-playing and Single-player video game created by Akella and published by Playlogic. It serves as the sequel to Sea Dogs, released in 2000. The game takes place in the Caribbean, where the protagonist struggle to forge destiny in the role the captain, selecting different approaches to obtain fame and fortune. There are various character classes such as Merchant, a Corsair, and the Adventurer. During the gameplay, the adventurer must explore the seas and land to find hidden treasures and revealed mysteries. The player finds fortune by taking down ships and demolishing cities. The merchants in the game can purchase and sells good at different cities in the Caribbean, while completing a series of objectives to advance through the game. Jan Stance, Peter Blood, and Diego Espinoza are playable characters in the game from which the player can select his favorite one. With prominent features, addictive gameplay, brilliant graphics, and smooth controls, Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships is the best game to play and enjoy.

#22 Star Trek: Armada II

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Star Trek: Armada II is a Real-time Strategy (RTS), Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Mad Doc Software and published by Activision. The game takes place in the Star Trek Universe and it serves as the sequel to Star Trek: Armada video game. It offers the similar gameplay to its predecessor and showcases the events in Alpha Quadrant between the Klingon Empire, the United Federation of Planets, and more. The story of the game set six months after the events of previous title, where the Borg once against invade the Alpha Quadrant. According to the plot, they’ve invent a new ship, which is able to assimilate the whole world within no time. The game lets the player take command of a fleet of starship and take part in 3D combat against brutal enemies, who wants to destroy the entire galaxy using the dangerous weapons. The player explores the land from a top-down perspective with a task to establish his colony, create his bases, and command units to attack enemies to defend the universe while scoring the points by completing tasks to unlock further content. Star Trek: Armada II is the wonderful game for those who love playing RTS games.

#23 Endless Space 2

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Endless Space 2 is a Sci-fi 4X, Turn-based Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created Amplitude Studios and published by Sega for Microsoft Windows and Mac. The game serves as the sequel to the award-winning Endless Space video game, released in 2012. In the beginning of the game, the player can select from one of multiple races each with their unique traits and perks. After that, the game given the control of the fledgling empire, which he must struggle expand by dominating the system. In the game, each system has five planets and each plant offers its unique environment, stats, climates, and more. To expand the empire, the player needs to colonize the system through the galaxy. The player can compete against other empires, command his armies and destroy the enemy’s bases to score the points. The player needs ships and experienced troops to battle against other empires and the player can engage in ship battles against foe fleets. Endless Space 2 offers core features such as Epic Space Battles, Strategic Space Opera, Amplified Reality, etc. Try it out, and you’ll like it.

#24 Homeworld: Cataclysm

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Homeworld: Cataclysm is a 2000 RTS (Real-time Strategy), Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Barking Dog Studios and published by Sierra Studios. The story of the game takes place fifteen years after the original title. After the destruction of Taiidan Emperor, the Kushan struggle to re-establish their clans in the massive council, though some clans have problems over others. The game introduces several changes including the ability to toggle time compression between normal and eight-time faster speed, upgrades, carriers, and more. The ultimate task of the player is to pilot the ship, command his crew and struggle to battle against enemies to expand his territory in the massive galaxy to become the master. There are a variety of quests and the player needs to accomplish each one to earn points and use these points to unlock further content. The ship of the player is equipped with dangerous weapons which the player uses against foes to restore the peace in the empire. With brilliant gameplay, superb graphics, and smooth controls, Homeworld: Cataclysm is the wonderful game to play and enjoy.

#25 Gratuitous Space Battles 2

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Gratuitous Space Battles 2 is an Adventure, Science-fiction, Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer Simulation developed and published by Positech Games for multiple platforms. The game offers the massive space environment where it takes place and brings the perfect blend of Management, Space Strategy and Simulation elements with an emphasis on Base Building. In the game, the player controls the appearance of his ships, and can build and customize them from a base. The game doesn’t follow the standard RTS (Real-time Strategy) genre, but has a simulation and management aspects as well. In the game, the ultimate task of the player is to establish his space empire, construct colonies, deploy units, and attack enemies to loot resources. It offers improved graphics, enhanced mechanics, and smooth controls with a variety of exciting features. Using the deep customization feature, the player can build a variety of his ships and can share them with friends. Every fleet in the game can be built from a huge variety of components and there are a series of classes from which the player selects his favorite to start the game.

#26 Sid Meier’s Starships

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Sid Meier’s Starships is a 4X, Turn-based Strategy, Sci-fi, and Single-player Tactical video game, developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K. The game takes place in the huge space environment and allows the player to take command of the massive fleet of strong starships in the strategy gameplay. In the game, the player can traverse to the brand new worlds, accomplishing challenging missions to save and defend the planets and their inhabitants from dangerous and brutal space pirates, to vicious marauders and other factions. The player must create planetary federation as the player strengthen his fleet and protect his homeland as the player struggle to restore the peace. The game embarks the player on an epic adventure, where he must command his fleet to distant worlds and accomplish a variety of missions to help out the citizens of the planets. Sid Meier’s Starships includes core features such as Tactical Space Combat, Customization, Multiple Paths to Win, the huge Space Environment, and more. Check it out, and have fun.

#27 Star Trek: Armada

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Star Trek: Armada is a Real-time Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Activision. The look of the game is based primarily on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and introduce a few of its main ships and characters. There are several playable factions available, including the Klingon Empire, the United Federation of Planets, the Romulan Star Empire, and more. In the game, the player chooses a faction from the universe of Star Trek and struggle to build his fleets of starships and space stations bases to conduct the massive fight. Other races of the game appear in campaign missions, including Dominion, Cardassians, Breen, and more. Each faction has six different classes, and each class has its unique set of skills, abilities, and more. It has over twenty missions split into five different parts, in which the player battles against the Borg while commanding the alliance of the three races. The multiplayer mode of the game enables the player for skirmish battles with AI-controlled characters or other players. With superb mechanics, stunning graphics, and addictive gameplay, Star Trek: Armada is the wonderful game for those players who love playing RTS games.

#28 Star Ruler 2

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Star Ruler 2 is a Strategy, Space, Science-fiction, Real-time Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created and published by Blind Mind Studios. The game acts as the huge scale 4X takes place in the space environment where the player is capable of exploring plenty, thousands, or even thousands of thousands solar systems in the huge galaxy of his selection, struggle to expand his planets, exploit the resources his find to fuel his units. The fate of his empire depends on the abilities of the player to master the field of military, economy, galactic politics, and more. There are many planets available, and each is full of resources that the player can collect to use and advance through the game. Using the customization, the player can design his ship that fit his needs, tactics and strategies using blueprint painting and more. Star Ruler 2 offers prominent features such as Multiplayer, Complete Mod-ability, Intricate Research, Massive Scale, and more. Star Ruler 2 is the best game for those who love playing Space 4x/RTS video games.

#29 Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition

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Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition is the mix of Turn-based Strategy, Space, 4X, and Grand Strategy elements developed and published by Stardock Entertainment. The game supports Single-player option and takes place in the science-fiction world where the player assumes the role of the protagonist, a leader of the space-faring civilization. It is the sequel to the turn-based strategy video game of the same name, released in 2003. The player as the commander must command his crew in a hostile galaxy and struggle to maintain the balance of the economy, diplomatic, technological, and military power to forge alliances, battle conflicts and struggle to dominate the entire galaxy. The game comes with Single-player mode and enables the player to play procedural generated maps. The 3D engine of the game brings the stars, planets, ship battles and asteroids to life and lets the player to create his custom maps by piece by piece with his shipyard. There are dozens of civilizations and the player can select one of them to start the game. Advanced Diplomacy, Multi-threaded AI, Engaging Gameplay, etc. are core features.

#30 Wing Commander

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Wing Commander focuses on Space Combat, Strategy, and Simulation elements, offering the exciting gameplay developed by Origin Systems and published by Electronic Arts. Both Single-player and Multiplayer modes are featured in the game, and it was the first title in the series to introduce the Multiplayer mode. The game comes with a new graphics engine, which is able to render a fully 3D ship model. In Single-player game type, the player battles against AI-controlled enemies in the number of modes, whereas multiplayer option enables two players to play the different game modes head-to-head or co-op. There are several modes such as Battle, Gauntlet, Armada, and Campaign. The Battle mode contains head to head dogfights between two players, and each player selects one of many fighters to partake in battle. The campaign mode of the game is similar to Armada mode, comprising 11 scenarios which are played following the similar rules to the Armada. Wing Commander includes prominent features such as Space Environment, Pilot the Spaceship, Several Modes, and more.

#31 Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares is a Turn-based Strategy, Single-player and Multiplayer 4X video game created by Simtex and published by MicroProse for Mac OS and PC. The game tells the story takes place long before when two powerful races such as the Antarans and the Orions fought a massive conflict that almost destroyed all planets of the galaxy. After that, the victorious Orions imprisoned the Antarans in a pocket dimension before departing the galaxy, leaving the massive robotic warship behind to defend the homeland. After sometimes the game begins, the imprisoned Antarans have successfully broken their prison dimension out, start their journey by sending the powerful fleets against the colonies of the player, to smash them rather than to invade. This game is more complicated compared to the original game, offering more gameplay choices for the player. There are three new alien races are available, and there is also an option for the player to design and include his race. With immersive gameplay, superb mechanics, and brilliant graphics, Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares is a wonderful game to play with its newly included features.

#32 Eve Online

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Eve Online, developed by CCP Games is a fantastic MMORPG video game set in a Persistent World. With a Sci-Fi background and theme, the game lets you be a pilot who can fly a customizable spaceship in a galaxy that is home to almost 7800 star systems in which the stars are connected by portals named as Stargates. You can also choose any of the given professions and be a manufacturer, Miner, Trader, Explorer or a Warrior and take part in both PvP and PvE combat events. With responsibilities like Exploration, Resource Collecting, Building, Leading Massive Armies etc. this game tasks you to be an ultimate conqueror and a savior to the entire galaxy. Eve online was released back in 2006 but because of worldwide fame and a huge user base, this game is still rocking on the internet. With all the fantastic Visuals, engaging and quite addictive gameplay, Eve Online is a brilliant Space Exploration video game to play and enjoy.

#33 Star Trek Online

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Star Trek Online is an amazing Sci-Fi themed MMORPG and Space Exploration video game by Cryptic Studios. The game’s story is based on the popular Star Trek Series and offers a similar gaming experience. Star Trek Online tells the story about the collapse of alliance between the United Federation of Planets and Klingon Empire that started a new war, The Borg Collective threat and the Romulan Star Empire closing in on Dominion. The game is set between the years 2409 and 2410 and takes you to the era after the events of Star Trek: nemesis. Star Trek Online allows you to be a Captain of your own Space Ship, Control a massive number of crew and officers, fly the ship into deep space and target your enemies in order to defeat them and be a skilled and most popular De Facto of the time. Star Trek online lets you select any one of the three main factions (Romulan, Federation and Klingon), select any of the available characters or simply create your own and get into the game world in order to complete a number of amazing objectives. With all the War Drama, Star trek Online lets you explore space and enjoy an amazingly unforgettable experience of Star Trek universe. With a massive game world, Action-packed Environment, immersive game-play and a marvelous MMORPG experience, Star Trek Online is a brilliant game to play.

#34 Vega Conflict

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Vega Conflict takes you to a beautifully created Sci-Fi setting and lets you immerse yourself into the most Epic and unforgettable experience of MMO and RTS game-play. The game tasks you to explore and capture the whole Galaxy and maximize your reign by using all the unique strategy and real-time tactical approach, build your own massive Space Base, upgrade it with the help of all the available upgraders and latest and captured technologies, make your defenses impenetrable, find your friends, make grand alliances and invade your enemies and capture all the neighboring settlements and enjoy ruling over the whole galaxy. The primary objective of the game is to Capture and seize the Space stations built by the enemies, loot their resources and prove your supremacy by the use of advanced weaponry and tactics. When you are on quests to encounter the enemies, remember not to mess with the enemies more powerful than yourself or else you’ll be defeated badly. Start off with the ones less powerful than you, attack them, conquer them and combine them with your forces, build enough muscle and gather enough resources to defeat the bigger enemy forces and expand your reign and terrain. Combats in the game are mostly PvP and PvE based in which you can put on the best show of your might, defeat the enemies and enjoy playing this brilliant game. Try it out and it’ll lets you enjoy the experience of a life time.

#35 Sins of a Solar Empire

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Sins of a Solar Empire is a Single and Multiplayer, Sci-Fi MMORTS and Tactical Combat video game developed by Ironclad games. The game allows you to select anyone of the three races The Industrial Tec, The Psychic Advent and The Alien Vasari, and get into the game-play. You must select a campaign and spawn yourself on a planet, build mega structures, train troops, gather resources and attack on any of the neighboring or far away planet systems to conquer. Sins of a Solar Empire provides with a fully 3D and a massive Sci-Fi environment that features hundreds of thousands of Galaxies, Stars, Planets, Asteroids etc. for you to conquer and gather resources. You can also play the game with AIs and other online players, make alliances or get into conflicts with one another. Your main objectives are to explore the space and conquer as much star systems and you can by the use of your strategic approach and your armies. Sins of a Solar Empire includes cool 3D graphics, Great mission objectives, thrillingly addictive game-play and easy user interface and controls. Do try it out, it’s a fantastic MMORTS and Tactical Combat video game to play and enjoy.

#36 Battlestar Galactica Online

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Battlestar Galactica Online is probably the coolest ever Sci-Fi RTS, Space Exploration and Combat video game that lets you be an in charge of a whole fleet of ships and tasks you to lead them to a world they can settle on. The game is based on a TV series of the same name and offers a truly epic space exploration and combat experience. After the invasion of Cylones, humanity was forced to leave earth and now they are wandering into the deep space in search a place they can call home. With enemies tailing your whole bunch of ships, your task is to be a commander and pilot and lead the fleet to safety and with the use of your best strategies, powerful weapons and your wit, defeat the enemies. The game allows you to team up with other online players in multiplayer mode, make allies, maximize your power, engage in epic PvP and PvE events, defeat the enemies and ultimately rule all over the galaxy. With great visuals, an amazingly engaging game-play, lots and lots of upgrades and other cool stuff, Battlestar Galactica Online is a great game to play and enjoy. Try it out and you’ll love it.

#37 DarkOrbit

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DarkOrbit is one of the best Free-to-Play Space Exploration and MMO video game similar to Freelancer that lets you suit up as a Spaceship pilot. With a huge Community and fantastic game-play, DarkOrbit allows you to be part of a community having millions of online players, select and customize your online avatar, get into the game world and start exploring, engage yourself into epic real-time Combats, participate in the massive game economy and enjoy trading for goods by using both real and game currency. Combat element in DarkOrbit allows you to go against the pirating enemies, destroy their fleets of ships, recover the goods and trade them for earnings. You can always use the available resources to buy upgrades that will help you modify your ships like mounting more weapons on the Hull or installing some metal piercing laser beams etc. Eliminating the NPC Ships and defeating the enemies rewards you with various rewards and that rewards are a way to show your supremacy over the enemies. Multiplayer feature of the game allows you to interact with online players, forge alliances and go hunting the enemies as a combined force. DarkOrbit is one of the best alternatives to Freelancer, do try it out.

#38 Ace Online

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Ace Online combines the Action and 3D MMO genres together and offers a brilliant Strategy and RPG game-play in a very beautiful manner. The game is set in a Futuristic setting and allows you to be the Pilot of your own Fighter Spaceship named as Gear, immerse yourself in to an amazing game-play, explore the world around you, engage into epic combats and encounters with the enemies, be part of the always raging PvP and PvE events and defeat your enemies to level up. The MMO feature allows yo to interact with other online players, make great alliances and fight off the enemies for good. With a lot of new Missions, game world maps and the ability to challenge online players and NPCs makes this game even more engaging. Every PvP or PvE Combat event win allows you to seize control over a mapped territory, build your own base and defend it against any enemy incursions. With a super thriller nature, great visuals and an immersive game-play, Ace Online lets you enjoy an amazingly addictive gaming experience. Try it out as an alternative to Freelancer and enjoy the ultimate fun.

#39 Pirate Galaxy

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Pirate Galaxy is a cool Browser-based Sci-Fi MMO video game that takes you to the depths of Galaxy to explore various Star-Systems, engage in epic fights with the enemies in order to seize control over Planets and to complete various game missions. Pirate Galaxy offers a beautiful Story-Driven game-play in which your task is to Pilot your own Spaceship, Complete different Quests, battle against enemies of different types and earn points to upgrade your ships in order to have an edge over the enemies. Pirate Galaxy offers a chance to immerse yourself into epic PvP and PvE combat events, defeat your enemies and earn upgrades and stuff. The trading and economics element of Pirate Galaxy allows you to trade items with other online players, buy new ships, weapons and gadgets to make your ships impenetrable and always have an edge over the enemies. Pirate Galaxy offers multiple environments, enemies and game maps to explore, browser and client based platforms to play the game on, Multiplayer support and a number of other modes to enjoy.

#40 Astro Lords

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Astro Lords or Astro Lords: Oort Cloud takes you to an amazing Universe Exploration and Combat journey and allows you to engage yourself into epic enemy encounters, trade and management simulation. This brilliant 3D MMO offers real-time battles and combats against the enemies, tons of space exploration and adventures and lets you be in charge of your own Asteroid. Your task is to simply defend your asteroid against the enemy attacks, collect resources to build structures on your asteroid, create various types of spaceships to explore the universe, build a huge base and militarize your every move against the enemies to stay always ahead of their plans. With a brilliantly designed core game-play, MMORTS aesthetics, PvP and PvE combats, and the ability to capture and conquer other Asteroids floating around the Oort Cloud nebula, defeating the enemies in epic encounters, game’s own economy system, unique trading capabilities and a unique Combat system, Astro Lords lets you enjoy experience of a life time. Astro Lords offers wonderful visuals, an immersive game-play and a lot of fantastic things to discover and enjoy beyond limits.

#41 Star Conflict

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Star Conflict or also known as Star Conflict: Dogs of War is a an immense Action and Thrill-packed MMO, Exploration video game that sets you up into the character of a pilot and allows you to be part of massive leagues and engage yourself into epic interplanetary Skirmishes against the equally equipped and tactically advanced enemies. This epic space simulation allows you to go against the enemies in an amazing new fashion and engage yourself into PvP battles and PvE missions, go on some amazing quests in order to hunt down your enemies, choose best ever and advanced ships, explore a number of different places, earn experience points and collect upgrades by simply eliminating your enemies, produce massive battle ships and be a commander of whole fleets. Star Conflict offers an amazing battle oriented environment where you as the commander can choose your own path, survive as long as possible in the outer space and enjoy some of the best and longest campaigns ever. With a super engaging game-play, enhanced and state of the art graphics and amazing story-line Star Conflict is a great game to play.

#42 Distant Star: Revenant Fleet

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Distant Star: Revenant Fleet is a Roguelike Real Time Strategy and Sci-Fi video game set in the distant space settlement. The game puts you into the character of a Space Fleet commander who struggles to lead a whole fleet of Ships to safety. The enemies, on the other hand are trying hard to destroy the fleet and kill all of the occupants. You must lead your fleet from right in the middle of the enemy territory and make strategies to defeat them if they attack. You must use your tactical skills and upgrades to make your ships and defenses impenetrable. If you are able to pass through the enemy territory safe, the game will advance you to next level, but if you are killed by the enemy, the game ends. “Distant Star: Revenant Fleet” allows you to attack on your enemies from different directions to damage their ships and once they are damaged enough you can destroy the ships by one big blow. Some other great features of the game include clean 3D graphics, well designed game maps and levels, easy user interface and a lot of themes to keep engaged till the end. “Distant Star: Revenant Fleet” is a great roguelike game to play and enjoy, Do try it out.

#43 Flotilla

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Flotilla is a 3D Turn-based Co-Op Multiplayer Space Exploration and Combat video game by Blendo Games. Set in a Randomly generated Galaxy environment, Flotila allows you and your opponents (Both Online and NPCs) to control a whole fleet of Spaceships, issue orders to engage in real-time combat and keep on repeating the process until any of the sides is defeated. With a turn-based environment, Flotilla allows you to have one of the best Co-op experiences and enjoy the game-play. Flotilla lets you issue three man types of orders (Attack Move, Flank Move and Focus Fire) to your fleets and reverse the enemy attacks by engaging at the right time and attacking at the right place. In the start, Flotilla allows you to have only two ships, but as the time passes, you can have more ships in your fleet by simply visiting the game shop and upgrading to a number of desired ships while remaining in the limit to spend your resources and rewards. Single player mode of the game allows you to go exploring the world, engage in epic enemy encounters and enjoy the game-play even more. With a brilliant setting, a unique combat oriented game-play and brilliant 3D visuals, Flotilla is an immersive game to play and enjoy.

#44 Homeworld

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Homeworld is an amazing Real-Time Strategy and Tactics Space Simulation by Relic Entertainment. It originally released back in 1999 and was the first fully 3D RTS ever. With a number of sequels (Homeworld: Cataclysm, Homeworld 2, Homeworld: Remastered), this game is still famous among all the hardcore RTS and Tactics enthusiasts. According to the storyline, Homeworld is set in Outer Space where Gravity is much less and all the ships can travel into Three Dimensional directions filled with a number of different obstacles such as Radiation, Dust Clouds and Asteroids etc. The game allows you to either play in Multiplayer Online mode or you can also play the game as Single player, control the character after selecting the Race (Kushan, Taiidan, Bentusi, Kadeshi, Turanic Raiders and Galactic Council etc.), lead your own fleet of ships, and go hunt down the enemies. Homeworld offers loads of resource types that you can collect, store them on your mothership and use them as per requirements. With a minimalist user interface, amazing space-based environment, epic encounters with the equally equipped enemies and loads of other cool things that Homeworld offers, this game is one of the best RTS games to play and enjoy.

#45 Sword of the Stars 2: Enhanced Edition

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Sword of the Stars 2: Enhanced Edition comes with amazing upgrades and offers a wonderfully enhanced characteristics. This brilliant RTS and Tactics packed game allows you have more quantity of DLC (New characters, Skins, Combats, Badges etc.) and lets you have your own fleet of futuristic starships, explore the vastness of space, hoist your flags in the far reaches of the galaxy and expand your empire in order to conquer more worlds. Other tasks are to search for new alien technologies, engage into epic Real-time battles, skirmishes and turn-based game-play. With new races, amazing new weapons, new missions, great visuals, and immersive game-play etc. Sword of the Stars 2: Enhanced Edition is a wonderful game to play.

#46 Haegemonia Gold Edition

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Haegemonia Gold Edition is a great RTS and Tactical Strategy video game. The game offers both Haegemonia: Legion of Iron and Haegemonia: The Solon heritage and allows you to explore deep space territories, command over a huge fleet of ships, engage into amazing battles in between the people of Colonized Mars and Earth and show off your great strategic and tactical skills. Colonizing distant planets, terraforming them, setting up civilizations, managing resources and building research facilities etc. are among other tasks of the game. This marvelous galactic journey lets you have a totally immersive gaming experience and offers brilliant visuals, great storyline and a wonderfully engaging game-play. Do give it a try.

#47 Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is a great RTS and Tactical Strategy video game that offers loads of similarities to the popular Homeworld video game. The game is set in 22nd century and lets you be an aspiring captain named Marcus Cromwell who commands over a starship named Stiletto and other ships in the fleet. Your task is to try and get out of an unwanted conflict across the galaxy by engaging yourself into epic battles against the enemies and the hunger to find out more futuristic alien technologies. With a unique combat system, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident provides with a number of missions, rewards and upgrades in order to complete the game objectives. A campaign that offers a number of episodes, 20 tantalizing missions , 6 different alien races to battle with, 50 characters to choose between and over 90 amazing and futuristic weapons are the key elements of this cool game. You must play this wonderful game. It a bit old but is quite good and is still pacing up in the markets.

#48 Space Borders: Alien Encounters

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Space Borders: Alien Encounters is a cool RTS and Tactical video that takes you to an amazing space journey where your task is to control a massive starship fleet, wage epic wars against the alien enemies, collect resources and hunt for advanced alien technologies in order to benefit the human race. Space Borders: Alien Encounters offers 15 different types of ships all laced up with different skill sets (Fighters, Destroyers, Scavengers etc.) along with amazing 3D visuals, wonderful training missions and more advanced game Mods. With and endless campaign, 8 separate missions and a lot of other great things, Space Borders: Alien Encounters features great visual details, engaging and quite immersive game-play and a brilliant storyline to follow.

#49 FTL: Faster than Light

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FTL: Faster than Light, developed by Subset games is a Rouguelike Real-time Strategy (RTS) and Shooting Simulation by Subset Games. The game provides with Permadeath Mechanics and allows you to engage yourself in an amazing space themed environment. According to the story, you control a crew and an FTL (Faster Than Light) capable spaceship (Owned by the Galactic Federation) that is tasked to deliver critical information to an allied fleet of spaceships eight sectors away and is also being chased by a huge rebel spaceship fleet. Your task is to guide your ship safely all the way to your allied fleet and deliver the information by dodging and saving your ship from the rebel ship attacks. “FTL: Faster than Light” lets you defeat your enemies by directly getting into the permadeath styled combats, in a roguelike fashion. The Galactic Federation is on the verger of a drastic and mega devastation after they lost the great war against the Rebels. You must capture and contain the data packets, captured from Rebel ship communication intercept and deliver it to the Federation. The Federation will then use the information to attack and defeat the Rebel Factions and save the world. With a very well-written and quite involving storyline, beautifully created Ultra-HD graphics and a totally very addictive gameplay, FTL: Faster than Light is one amazing Space Exploration and RTS video game to play and enjoy.

#50 RymdResa

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RymdResa is a non-violent Rogue-like Space Exploration video game by Morgondag. The game features a procedurally generated world in which it allows the players to explore various planets, collect epic loots and enjoy the game. RymdResa offers Survival and RPG elements as well and lets the players decide what type of Spaceship they want to use. Once the ship is selected, RymdResa lets the players customize it by the utilization of all available options, start exploring and survive in a retro-styled universe. The core objective of the game is to find a new Home after the destruction of your former home by an asteroid. To find the new home, you must get out in the open space and follow the coordinates to many random locations. The game features a procedurally generated game world, random loot, loads of cool customization options, three different chapters with entirely different stories and gameplay, beautiful art style and original background music. It offers beautiful graphics, addictive gameplay, and loads of things to discover. Do try it out for an amazing Space Exploration experience.

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