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
Pioneer2013Linux, Macintosh, Windows3.50
X: Rebirth2013WindowsEGOSOFT GmbH...
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.5.00
X³: Gold Edition2009WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Terran Conflict2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDeep Silver3.48
X³: Reunion (Special Edition)2008LinuxLinux Game Publishing Ltd....
Ascii Sector2007DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows3.50
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.00
X³: Reunion 2.0 - Game of the Year 2007 Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver4.00
Darkstar One2006Windows, Xbox 360CDV Software Entertainment AG3.60
X³: Reunion - Game of the Year Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Reunion2005Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Interactive Inc.3.80
X³: Reunion (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsDeep Silver...
Parkan II2005Windows1C Company3.19
Evochron Alliance2005WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
Wing Commander: Privateer - Gemini Gold2005Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.81
Elite Starfighter2004WindowsGreen Pepper1.60
Oolite2004Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Universal Combat2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.44
X²: The Threat2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Software Ltd.3.41
Freelancer2003WindowsMicrosoft Game Studios3.81
Battlecruiser Millennium (Gold Edition)2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.04
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Selected Covers

X: Rebirth Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X: Rebirth
X³: Terran Conflict Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X³: Terran Conflict
Darkstar One Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Darkstar One
X²: The Threat Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X²: The Threat

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict
Docking with a trading station.
Screenshot from Darkstar One
Main Menu
Screenshot from X²: The Threat
Loading splash screen
Screenshot from X³: Reunion
Title screen
Screenshot from Universal Combat