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Space exploration simulations sorted by release date

Space exploration is one of the most unique genres and the first games ever published dates back a few decades. Space exploration games are a mix of simulation and action. The gameplay is all about piloting a starship in the vastness of space and having fun with activities such as space exploration, trading commodities, space combat, asteroid mining, pirate hunting, etc. The most popular space exploration games are Elite and Frontier, both designed by David Braben.

Most popular space exploration games

Frontier: Elite 2
vehicle simulationDOS
Star Command
strategyDOS
Elite Plus
vehicle simulationDOS
starfleet1-battle-begins03

Star Fleet 1: The War Begins

DOSMac OS19853.8/5 Interstel Corporation
psi-5-trading-company-05

Psi 5 Trading Company

DOS1986protected4.1/5 Distinctive Software
apollo18-01

Apollo 18: Mission to the Moon

DOS19874/5 Artech Studios
elite-1

Elite

DOS1987freeware4.1/5 Firebird
tau-ceti-02

Tau Ceti

DOS19874.1/5 Thunder Mountain
captainblood-2

Captain Blood

DOSMac OS19883.8/5 ERE Informatique
Captain Blood is a space exploration video game released in 1988. It was developed by the French company ERE Informatique, and it was designed by Philippe Ulrich and Didier Bouchon.The game is set in a futuristic universe, where players take on the role of Captain Blood, a human abducted by an alien race known as the Thiiny. The gameplay revolves a...
egatrek-03

EGA Trek

DOS1988remake3.3/5
starcommand-4

Star Command

DOS1988protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
startrek-rebel-universe-01

Star Trek: The Rebel Universe

DOS19883.8/5 Firebird
starfleet2-krellan-01

Star Fleet 2: Krellan Commander

DOS19894.2/5 Interstel Corporation
visual-star-trek-01

Visual Star Trek

DOS19903.7/5
xiphos-02

Xiphos

DOS19903.8/5
eliteplus-5

Elite Plus

DOS1991freeware4/5 Realtime Games
wintrek-04

WinTrek

Windows 3.x19923.9/5
frontier-1

Frontier: Elite 2

DOS19934.1/5 Frontier Developments
Frontier: Elite II is a classic space simulation and trading game released in 1993, developed by David Braben and his company Frontier Developments. Frontier is the sequel to the pioneering 1984 game Elite and is often considered a landmark title in the space simulation genre.
nomad-02

Nomad

DOS19934.1/5 Papyrus Design Group
protostar-07

Protostar: War on the Frontier

DOS19934.1/5 Tsunami Media
privateer-5

Wing Commander: Privateer

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5 Origin Systems
iron-seed-02

Iron Seed

DOS1994freeware3.7/5
frontier-first-encounters-06

Frontier: First Encounters

DOS19954.1/5 Frontier Developments
millennia-3

Millennia: Altered Destinies

DOS19953.5/5 Take-Two Interactive
iwar-1-02

Independence War

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.7/5 Particle Systems
noctis-03

Noctis

DOSWindows XP/98/9520003.9/5
iwar2-05

Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 Particle Systems
ascii-sector-02

Ascii Sector

WindowsLinuxDOS2007freeware3.9/5
mddclone-01

MDDClone

WindowsLinuxMac OS2007remake3.7/5
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