Genre: Simulation - Space combat
Group DescriptionThis 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.
Front cover for Colony Wars
Front cover for Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Front cover for Star Wars: TIE Fighter - Defender of the Empire
Front cover for X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM @ Tie Fighter Collector's CD-ROM
Screenshot from Colony Wars
Screenshot from Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Screenshot from Wing Commander: Prophecy
Screenshot from Wing Commander Academy