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The best 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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Star Wars: X-Wing
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Frontier: Elite 2
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Orbiter

DOSMac OS19864.3/5 Spectrum HoloByte
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Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 Atari
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Star Fleet 2: Krellan Commander

DOS19894.2/5 Interstel Corporation
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Star Trek: Starfleet Command

Windows XP/98/951999protected4.1/5 Interplay Productions
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Starglider 2

DOSMac OS19894.1/5 Argonaut Games
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Microsoft Space Simulator

DOS19944.1/5 The Bruce Artwick Organization
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Psi 5 Trading Company

DOS1986protected4.1/5 Distinctive Software
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Wing Commander 3

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1994protected4.1/5 Origin Systems
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Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator

DOS19924.1/5 Vektor graphics
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Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space

DOS19934.1/5 Strategic Visions
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Frontier: First Encounters

DOS19954.1/5 Frontier Developments
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Nomad

DOS19934.1/5 Papyrus Design Group
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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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Protostar: War on the Frontier

DOS19934.1/5 Tsunami Media
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Star Wars: TIE Fighter

DOS1994protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 Particle Systems
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Star Wars: X-Wing

DOS1993protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Tau Ceti

DOS19874.1/5 Thunder Mountain
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Wing Commander: Privateer

Windows XP/98/95DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5 Origin Systems
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Elite

DOS1987freeware4.1/5 Firebird
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Elite Plus

DOS1991freeware4/5 Realtime Games
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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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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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LineWars

DOS19904/5 Safari Software
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LineWars 2

DOS19944/5 Safari Software
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Wing Commander 2: Vengeance of the Kilrathi

DOS1991protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Wing Commander: Armada

DOS1994protected4/5 Origin Systems
Wing Commander: Armada is space combat simulation game developed by Origin Systems and released by Electronic Arts in 1994 for DOS. Wing Commander: Armada is part of the Wing Commander game series and was published before Wind Commander III. Armada is focused on multiplayer battles but it can be played in single player mode too. It features differe...
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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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Epic

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Digital Image Design