Space games let players explore outer space freely, and exploring outer space is one of the most desirable things people want to do, but that isn’t really possible today.
However people can still explore how outer space might be through video games, but there are tons of space video games out there, and today, we will list down the 10 best space video games of all time for you guys.
10 Best Space Games
1. No Man’s Sky
|Release Date||August 9, 2016|
|Platforms||Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC|
We’re starting off our list with none other than No Man’s Sky and this might be the perfect game for you if you’re looking for a game with a diverse outer space, as this game contains over 18 quintillion different types of planets.
No Man’s Sky is built around five different vital game elements: exploration, survival, combat, building, and finally, trading.
Planets in this game have their own ecosystem and unique flora and fauna. This game is played from both first and third-person perspectives. Players are given control of an alien humanoid planetary explorer known as the traveler in the game.
This game lets players freely explore the procedurally generated planets, and the game was met with mixed reviews upon its release because the plants had almost nothing to explore and the majority of them were mostly copied from each other. However, the developers have not added new ecosystems and flora and fauna through updates.
If you’re into space games, then No Man’s Sky should be on your list of games. Now, let us jump on to the second staggering game on our list.
2. Star Trek Online
|Release Date||February 2, 2010|
|Developer(s)||Cryptic Studios, Perpetual Entertainment|
|Platforms||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360|
Star Trek Online is the first MMORPG in the Star Trek franchise. It is set in the 25th century, which is 30 years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, where the United Federation of Planets and the Kingdom Empire are again at war as their alliance has collapsed.
Players in Star Trek Online are given control of the captain of their own spaceship, which they can control and use to fight other different players across the space. This game lets players explore the space using the spacecraft.
If you want to play this game, we’ve got you covered, as you can download and install this game for free on your PC through the official website of Arcgames.
3. Mass Effect Legendary Edition
|Release Date||May 14, 2021|
|Platforms||PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S|
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is undoubtedly one of the greatest games if you’re looking for a suitable space game as it is a complete bundle of the remaster of the original games from the Mass Effect Trilogy, which are Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.
All three games from the original trilogy are remastered in this game with improved visuals and gameplay as well. If you’re a true gamer, you must’ve heard about the Mass Effect trilogy and how it takes players on an adventurous journey of space.
4. Outer Wilds
|Release Date||May 28, 2019|
|Developer(s)||Mobius Digital, Annapurna Interactive|
|Platforms||PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch|
Another Space game on our list today is Outer Wilds, Players in this game are given control of an astronaut anthropologist and their objective is to explore the ruins in space.
There are several planets in Outer Wilds for players to explore and this game features an unnamed protagonist who is stuck in a time loop going back 22 minutes before its star goes supernova.
The main objective of this game is to explore the ruins of the space and that is why this game is considered as one of the best games where players can freely explore the outer space.
5. Destiny 2
|Release Date||September 6, 2017|
|Platforms||PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S|
On the fifth spot, we have Destiny 2. It is a free-to-play FPS space game set in a mythic science fiction world and features elements from role-playing games.
A free roam mode is also available in this game which lets players freely explore outer space and players assume the role of a Guardian (protector of Earth’s last safe city).
Destiny 2 takes players on a strenuous journey through outer space and if you enjoy space games, then you should definitely check this game out.
6. The Outer Worlds
|Release Date||October 25, 2019|
|Developer(s)||Obsidian Entertainment, Virtuos|
|Platforms||PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch|
The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game where players need to create their character and unlock a spaceship at the beginning of the game.
The ship acts as a central hub space in the game but unfortunately, the player cannot control the spaceship; however, it can be used as a fast travel point in the game.
Players can encounter and recruit other NPCs who are going to act as a companion and have their own missions and stories to tell.
Every Companion in the game has different skills and various weapons available in the game that players can use in combat. The Outer Worlds was met with positive reviews upon its release from gamers worldwide.
|Release Date||March 28, 2016|
|Developer(s)||Three One Zero|
Another first-person game that earns its spot on our list today is Adirft; players in this game are given control of Commander Alex Oshima.
Adrift takes place inside a wrecked space station where players need to monitor the day-to-day activities and try to make it out alive.
This game can be pretty challenging for players out there and if you’re a gamer that enjoys challenging games, do check this out.
8. Dead Space (2023)
|Release Date||January 27, 2023|
|Developer(s)||Visceral Games, Motive|
Next up is Dead Space (2023), a remake of the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Like the original Dead Space, this remake is also set on a mining spaceship that is run by lethal monsters known as Necromorphs.
Players take on the role of an engineer named Isaac Clarke and need to navigate the spaceship and even fight with the Necromorphs while struggling with the rapidly growing psychosis.
Dead Space Remake received extremely positive reviews from gamers and critics around the world and if you have or haven’t played the original Dead Space, you should indeed check out the remake.
|Release Date||May 5, 2017|
|Platforms||PS4, Xbox One, PC|
Prey is a first-person game that takes place in a space station in an alternate timeline and players need to explore the space station Talos 1 in the Earth-Moon orbit as Morgan Yu (protagonist).
Morgan Yu and his team were researching the Typhon, a hostile force of alien creatures with physical and psychic powers and a threat.
The Typhon can even shapeshift into any object and imitate anyone or anything and it then escapes confinement and players need to use different kinds of weapons and abilities to stop the alien entity.
Prey should definitely be on your list if you’re looking for a great Space game to enjoy.
|Release Date||September 6, 2023|
|Developer(s)||Bethesda Game Studios|
|Platforms||Xbox Series X/S, PC|
Finally, we have Starfield and you must be aware of this game as it is one of the most popular games in the gaming industry at the moment that has recently been released.
Starfield is a space-themed game where players can explore thousands of planets and numerous space stations and moons using their own customized characters.
The game is set in an area that extends outwards from the Solar System and the gameplay can be played from both the first and third-person perspective.
The game has received generally favorable reviews from gamers and the only disappointing thing about this game is the optimization of the game as it requires extremely powerful specs to run the game flawlessly.
This was our list of the 10 Best Space games and we hope that by now you guys will be sure about which game you will enjoy next.
If you still have any doubts regarding any of the games we’ve mentioned above, feel free to comment below and we will get back to you As soon as possible!