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Genre: Simulation - Space trading and combat

Group Description

This group includes predominantly free-form, exploration-based games that incorporates space combat with an economy system that allows (and usually requires) the player to trade with organizations or entire planets, typically with the goal of outfitting, enhancing, and strengthening the player-controlled ship to perform better in combat. Elite (1984) is commonly considered the progenitor of this type of games.

In order to be included in this group, a game must feature space trading as an important gameplay element. The actual percentage of combat and trading in the game may vary; however, in most cases combat is of secondary importance compared to trading and exploration.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Miner Wars 20812012WindowsKeen Software House a. s.2.29
Starpoint Gemini2011WindowsIceberg Interactive B.V....
Evochron Mercenary2010WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
X³: Gold Edition2009WindowsDeep Silver...
EVE Online (Special Edition)2009Macintosh, WindowsAtari, Inc.5.00
X³: Reunion (Special Edition)2008LinuxLinux Game Publishing Ltd....
X³: Terran Conflict2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDeep Silver3.48
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.00
Ascii Sector2007DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows3.50
Darkstar One2006Windows, Xbox 360CDV Software Entertainment AG3.60
X³: Reunion - Game of the Year Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Reunion 2.0 - Game of the Year 2007 Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver4.00
X³: Reunion2005Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Interactive Inc.3.80
X³: Reunion (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsDeep Silver...
Wing Commander: Privateer - Gemini Gold2005Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.81
Evochron Alliance2005WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
Parkan II2005Windows1C Company3.19
Elite Starfighter2004WindowsGreen Pepper1.60
Oolite2004Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Universal Combat2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.44
Freelancer2003WindowsMicrosoft Game Studios3.82
Battlecruiser Millennium (Gold Edition)2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.04
EVE Online2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.96
X²: The Threat2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Software Ltd.3.41
Earth & Beyond2002WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.19
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Selected Covers

Earth & Beyond Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Earth & Beyond
EVE Online Windows Front Cover
Front cover for EVE Online
X³: Terran Conflict Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X³: Terran Conflict

Selected Screenshots

Galactic love triangle
Screenshot from Earth & Beyond
Main menu (after the 12th expansion, Dominion)
Screenshot from EVE Online
Main Menu
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict
The Captain's menu. Here you can look at your achieved skills or enhance them.
Screenshot from Starpoint Gemini