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X: Beyond the Frontier

The Human Race had advanced to the point where we could travel among the stars, we developed giant automated machines to help us colonise other worlds, but there was a fault in their programming and they turned and attacked. Forcing us to lay a trap to protect Earth and exiling the Human race to stay on Earth once again. 500 Years later Kyle Brennan starts his journey by piloting an experimental ship equipped with a new piece of technology allowing it to cross vast distances on its own. However it malfunctions and traps him in a group of sectors inhabited by Aliens, hunted and with no way home, this is his story of survival. Beyond the Frontier.

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Simulation, Strategy
  • Release: 1 Jul, 1999
  • Developers: Egosoft
  • Publishers: Egosoft

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X2: The Threat

You play the role of Julian Gardna who continues the story set by X: Beyond The Frontier. The updated graphics engine gives the universe a fresher feel with newly designed ships and stations adding to the complexity of the universe. You can explore over 130 beautifully designed sectors occupied by nebulas that affect your ships and stations, asteroids you can mine for materials you can later sell on for profit. Explore in over 60 ships of varying sizes from scout class ships to the much larger carrier class battleships. Upgrade your ships systems with many more upgrades. Add new weapons to your ship including the Ion Disruptor and Mass Driver, but also build factories that will develop these weapons and sell them to make a profit, expanding your own empire among the universe.

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Simulation, Strategy
  • Release: 3 Dec, 2003
  • Developers: Egosoft
  • Publishers: Egosoft

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X3: Reunion

The Sequel to the award winning X2: The Threat introduces a new 3D engine as well as a new story, new ships and a new gameplay to greatly increase the variety in the X-universe. The economy of X3: Reunion is more complex than anything seen in the X-universe before. Factories are being built by NPCs, wars can affect the global economy, NPCs can trade freely and pirates behave far more realistically. Space just got a whole lot bigger with the addition of two new sectors and the introduction of the gargantuan Player HQ which allows many exciting new features including the ability to build your own ships and even give them customized space paint finishes. In addition to the new M7 battleship, there is an assortment of new weapons and onboard ship devices to use and explore.

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Simulation, Strategy
  • Release: 3 Nov, 2005
  • Developers: Egosoft
  • Publishers: Egosoft

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Starpoint Gemini 2

Captain your own space ship and roam the galaxy in 3D in this tactical space simulator with tons of RPG depth! Space has never looked so inviting - but images can betray. It has been two years since the end of the second Gemini war, the situation in the wartorn system is further from resolution than ever. The collection of freedom fighters named Gemini League is now reduced to a small group, with no power or influence, after losing their leaders. The Empire meanwhile, has used the re-opened Starpoint to occupy the once renegade Gemini sector - and beyond. A multitude of Imperial warship fleets and mammoth motherships have crushed every trace of opposition. The situation was looking bleak, when they suddenly halted their armada and re-shifted their focus on fortifying Starpoint with staggering numbers. Rumours soon spread that they were afraid of something coming after them through the T-gate, from what was supposed to be the core of the Empire. What are they running from that makes even the mighty Empire tremble?

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Action, RPG, Simulation
  • Release: 26 Sep, 2014
  • Developers: Little Green Men Games
  • Publishers: Iceberg Interactive

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Starpoint Gemini Warlords

Humans, fleeing from the ruined Solar system trickled into Gemini in rag-tag convoys, their ships barely holding together. Planet Phaeneros, located in the farthest reaches of the Gemini system, abandoned long before Gemini gained its independence, will become their new home. Your new home. You should prepare for what's coming, captain. The Solari Concord needs you! Starpoint Gemini Warlords is a unique blend of space sim, RPG and 4X games focused on larger ships, ranging from gunships to carriers. Command your starship, send your war fleets into enemy territory, lead your heroic companions into battle, build up your stronghold, trade, mine, salvage and remind your enemies why they fear you.

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Action, RPG, Simulation, Strategy
  • Release: 14 Apr, 2016
  • Developers: Little Green Men Games
  • Publishers: Iceberg Interactive

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Planetbase

Planetbase is a strategy game where you guide a group of space settlers trying to establish an outpost on a remote planet. In the game you play the role of the base architect and manager, telling your colonists where to build the structures they will need to survive. You will have to ensure that they have a constant supply of oxygen, food and water to stay alive. You will get them to collect energy, extract water, mine metal, grow food, manufacture bots, and build a fully self-sufficient base in a harsh environment, where you are always one step away from total failure. Even if the game is not intended to be a simulator, all the mechanics are plausible, and based on what the expected challenges of establishing a colony in an new planet would be.

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Simulation, Strategy
  • Release: 16 Oct, 2015
  • Developers: Madruga Works
  • Publishers: Madruga Works

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Startopia

A once thriving network of space stations and planets have been left lifeless, redundant scars of the apocalypse. Into this age of darkness comes light. You will lead the way in rebuilding the network of space stations to a standard accepted by the individual alien races, attracting them to harness their expertise and research new technologies. Thus begins the hilarious battle of wits and cunning, full of daring escapades.Fully functioning alien society, with racial animosity and friendships, crime and punishment, leisure and entertainment, and functioning economy.

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Simulation
  • Release: 19 Jun, 2001
  • Developers: Square Enix
  • Publishers: Square Enix

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Cosmonautica

Cosmonautica is a quirky and unique blend of space trading and crew simulation. Start by boarding a washed-up space cruiser and fulfill your destiny as an aspiring captain on the hunt for fame and fortune. Cosmonautica combines elements of space trading and crew simulation to create a unique experience. Only if you take good care of your crew you will be able to succeed. Do you have what it takes to become the best trader, smuggler, pirate or even space taxi? It's your choice! Cosmonautica offers a detailed and amusing trading simulation gameplay that challenges you among others with pirate attacks, diverse quests and unique crew members. Explore a dynamic and procedurally generated galaxy. Every game is different!

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Adventure,Simulation, Strategy
  • Release: 31 Jul, 2015
  • Developers: Chasing Carrots
  • Publishers: Chasing Carrots

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Offworld Trading Company

From the lead designer of Civilization IV comes a new kind of strategy game: Offworld Trading Company, an economic strategy game. Mars has been colonized and has invited you to lend a hand to make sure the new colony has a shot at success. But you're not the only one that's been invited, other business rivals are here as well and they have no qualms about playing dirty to gain the choicest territories on the Martian surface and driving their competitors out of business. With space travel becoming a reality and the easy-to-reach resources on Earth dwindling, hopeful people seeking their fortune are rushing to the next great frontier: Mars. Rekindle humanity’s adventurous spirit by leaving Earth behind and make a new name for yourself as a titan of industry on the red planet.

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Simulation, Strategy
  • Release: 28 Apr, 2016
  • Developers: Mohawk Games
  • Publishers: Stardock Entertainment

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Rogue System

Rogue System's goal is to depict the possibilities of space exploration and combat within a realistic environment-choosing not to ignore the "science" in science-fiction. Key features do/will include proper orbital mechanics for all objects in space; detailed ship system control, functionality, inter-dependency and damage reaction; and the ability to move freely from one ship to another, EVA, and effect repairs while in flight. Rogue System's Core Module will be a complete campaign-driven sim on its own. It utilizes both dynamic as well as scripted missions to allow for greater replay-ability while telling an intriguing story.

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  • Space video games for PC
  • Genres: Simulation
  • Release: 16 May, 2016
  • Developers: Digits Crossed Interactive, LLC
  • Publishers: Image Space Incorporated

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