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 Star Wars: X-Wing - Imperial Pursuit
Front cover for Wing Commander II: Deluxe Edition
Front cover for XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter
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Screenshot from Wing Commander II: Deluxe Edition
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