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The most popular space simulation games

Space simulation games, as the name suggests, are all about flying a starship in the vastness of space. The gameplay usually involves one or more of the following activities: space combat, space exploration, trading commodities, taking missions, piracy, crafting, mining asteroids, etc. Some of the most popular space sim series are Wing Commander, Elite and X-Wing / Tie Fighter.

Most popular space simulation games

Wing Commander
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Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War
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Frontier: Elite 2
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Wing Commander

DOS1990freeware4/5 Origin Systems
Wing Commander 1 is a space combat simulator video game; the first game in the Wing Commander series. Wing Commander 1 was developed and published by Origin Systems in 1990. The game was created by Chris Roberts and became known for its innovative use of cinematic storytelling and cutting-edge graphics at the time.In Wing Commander, playe...
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Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War

Windows XP/98/951998protected4/5 Volition
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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.
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Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 Atari
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Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator

DOS19924.1/5 Vektor graphics
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Elite

DOS1987freeware4.1/5 Firebird
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Space Rogue

DOS19894/5 Origin Systems
Space Rogue is a science fiction RPG developed by Richard Garriott's Origin and desined by Paul Neurath. Space Rogue combines a 3D space simulation with a top down view RPG gameplay. As a space pilot you can hunt bounties, buy and sell goods, land on starbases or outposts and talk to NPCs, do quests, etc.
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Frontier: First Encounters

DOS19954.1/5 Frontier Developments
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Wing Commander: Privateer

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5 Origin Systems
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Star Wars: TIE Fighter

DOS1994protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Star Wars: X-Wing

DOS1993protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Millennia: Altered Destinies

DOS19953.5/5 Take-Two Interactive
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Star Crusader

DOS19944/5 Take-Two Interactive
Star Crusader is an abandoned science fiction first-person 3D space combat simulation, developed by Take-Two Interactive and released by GameTek in 1994 both for DOS and for Amiga platforms. During the game you will have to choose on which side you want to fight: the Gorenes or the rebels. Depending on your choice, you will have different ships ava...
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Babylon 5: I've Found Her

Windows XP/98/952003freeware3.8/5 Space Dream Factory
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Noctis

DOSWindows XP/98/9520003.9/5
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Microsoft Space Simulator

DOS19944.1/5 The Bruce Artwick Organization
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Wing Commander 3

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1994protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Deep space: Operation Copernicus

DOS19863.9/5 Lerner Research
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Tau Ceti

DOS19874.1/5 Thunder Mountain
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Ascii Sector

WindowsLinuxDOS2007freeware4/5
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Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 Particle Systems
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Epic

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Digital Image Design
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Wing Commander 2: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

DOS1991protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Iron Seed

DOS1994freeware3.8/5
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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

DOS19893.4/5 Mindscape
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Elite Plus

DOS1991freeware4/5 Realtime Games
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Star Trek: Starfleet Command

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 Interplay Productions
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Star Fleet 1: The War Begins

DOSMac OS19853.8/5 Interstel Corporation
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Skyfox II: The Cygnus Conflict

DOS19883.7/5 Dynamix
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Independence War

Windows XP/98/951997protected3.7/5 Particle Systems