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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Elite: Dangerous2015Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneFrontier Developments plc...
X: Rebirth2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEGOSOFT GmbH...
Pioneer2013Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Miner Wars 20812012WindowsKeen Software House a. s....
Starpoint Gemini2011WindowsIceberg Interactive B.V....
Evochron Mercenary2010WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
X³: Terran Conflict2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDeep Silver3.42
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc....
Ascii Sector2007DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
X³: Reunion - Game of the Year Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Reunion 2.0 - Game of the Year 2007 Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
Darkstar One2006Windows, Xbox 360CDV Software Entertainment AG3.60
Wing Commander: Privateer - Gemini Gold2005Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
X³: Reunion2005Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Interactive Inc.3.67
Parkan II2005Windows1C Company...
Evochron Alliance2005WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
Universal Combat2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.43
Oolite2004Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Elite Starfighter2004WindowsGreen Pepper...
Freelancer2003WindowsMicrosoft Game Studios3.83
X²: The Threat2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Software Ltd.3.40
EVE Online2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.86
Battlecruiser Millennium (Gold Edition)2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.00
Earth & Beyond2002WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.19
Vega Strike2002Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
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Selected Covers

Ascii Sector DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Ascii Sector
Starpoint Gemini Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Starpoint Gemini
X³: Terran Conflict Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X³: Terran Conflict
Earth & Beyond Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Earth & Beyond
Darkstar One Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Darkstar One

Selected Screenshots

Main menu (note the former title from early versions)
Screenshot from Ascii Sector
The Captain's menu. Here you can look at your achieved skills or enhance them.
Screenshot from Starpoint Gemini
Main Menu
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict
Galactic love triangle
Screenshot from Earth & Beyond
Docking with a trading station.
Screenshot from Darkstar One
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181424), additional games added to group by Rola (8307), Patrick Bregger (198869), Zerobrain (3093), Alex Z (1750), gingerbeardman (165), Alsy (18020), Victor Vance (10060), Sciere (505796), Terok Nor (26469), Игги Друге (46454), Yearman (23334) and vedder (31343)