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
X: Rebirth2013WindowsEGOSOFT GmbH...
Pioneer2013Linux, Macintosh, Windows3.50
Miner Wars 20812012WindowsKeen Software House a. s.2.93
Starpoint Gemini2011WindowsIceberg Interactive B.V....
Evochron Mercenary2010WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC3.17
EVE Online (Special Edition)2009Macintosh, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.29
X³: Gold Edition2009WindowsDeep Silver...
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
Evochron Alliance2005WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
Parkan II2005Windows1C Company3.19
X³: Reunion (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Reunion2005Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Interactive Inc.3.80
Wing Commander: Privateer - Gemini Gold2005Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.81
Universal Combat2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.44
Oolite2004Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Elite Starfighter2004WindowsGreen Pepper1.60
Battlecruiser Millennium (Gold Edition)2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.04
Freelancer2003WindowsMicrosoft Game Studios3.81
EVE Online2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.93
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Selected Covers

Freelancer Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Freelancer

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Freelancer
Title screen
Screenshot from Miner Wars 2081
Main Menu
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict