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Genre: Simulation - Space combat

Group Description

This group includes games that simulate space combat. The degree of realism in the simulations plays little role, since, as of now, space combat does not exist (or at least is unknown to humans). However, to distinguish themselves from pure action shooters, these games must emulate a spacecraft's three-dimensional motion in a free environment and have the player control the ship and its weapons, most commonly from a first-person cockpit view.

Note: Games that feature extensive space exploration and trading in addition to combat should not be included in this group.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Dark Horizon2008WindowsParadox Interactive AB2.71
Star Assault2007WindowsKalypso Media GmbH...
Tarr Chronicles2007WindowsCDV Software Entertainment USA, Inc.3.14
Battlestar Galactica2003PlayStation 2, XboxUniversal Interactive Inc.3.31
Star Trek: Bridge Commander2002WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.91
Starlancer2000Dreamcast, WindowsCrave Entertainment, Inc.3.82
Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter + Balance of Power2000WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.56
Allegiance2000WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.62
Star Trek: Klingon Academy2000WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.68
Star Wars: X-Wing Trilogy2000WindowsLucasArts4.25
Colony Wars III: Red Sun2000PlayStationMidway3.89
Phoenix1999WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.33
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance1999WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.00
Freespace 21999WindowsGameTap LLC3.93
Descent: Freespace - Silent Threat1998WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.53
X-COM: Interceptor1998WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.25
Descent: Freespace - The Great War1998Amiga, WindowsInterplay Productions, Inc.3.95
Wing Commander: Secret Ops1998WindowsORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.70
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - Chekov's Lost Missions1998WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.30
Wing Commander: Prophecy (Gold Edition)1998WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.11
Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series1998WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.96
Colony Wars: Vengeance1998PlayStationPsygnosis Limited4.02
Advanced Tactical Missions (Add-On Levels For X-Wing VS. Tie-Fighter)1998WindowsMicro Star Software3.86
Wing Commander: Prophecy (Special Edition)1997WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.5.00
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Selected Covers

Freespace 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Freespace 2

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Freespace 2