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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Parkan II2005Windows1C Company...
Battlecruiser Millennium (Gold Edition)2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.00
Battlecruiser Millennium2001Windows3000AD, Inc....
Elite1984BBC Micro, ElectronAcornsoft Limited...
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc....
Escape Velocity1996MacintoshAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.72
Escape Velocity Nova2002Macintosh, WindowsAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.85
DarkStar One: Collector's Edition2006WindowsASCARON Entertainment GmbH...
Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos2001WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.87
EVE Online (Special Edition)2009Macintosh, WindowsAtari, Inc....
EVE Online2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.86
Merchant of Venus1982ZX81Crystal Computing...
X³: Reunion - Game of the Year Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Terran Conflict2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDeep Silver3.43
X³: Gold Edition2009WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Reunion 2.0 - Game of the Year 2007 Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
X²: The Threat2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Software Ltd.3.42
X³: Reunion (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsDeep Silver...
Universal Combat2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.43
X: Rebirth2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEGOSOFT GmbH...
Wing Commander: Privateer (CD-ROM Edition)1994DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.20
Starflight1986Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Privateer 2: The Darkening1996DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.81
Wing Commander: Privateer1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Starflight 1+22011Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc....
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Selected Covers

EVE Online Windows Front Cover
Front cover for EVE Online
Escape Velocity Nova Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Escape Velocity Nova
Starflight DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Starflight
Parkan II Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Parkan II
X³: Terran Conflict Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X³: Terran Conflict

Selected Screenshots

Main menu (after the 12th expansion, Dominion)
Screenshot from EVE Online
The closest thing to a box shot that's possible (note the resolution - a mistake in my review).
Screenshot from Escape Velocity Nova
Title screen (EGA/Tandy)
Screenshot from Starflight
Parkan II main menu
Screenshot from Parkan II
Main Menu
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181368), additional games added to group by Rola (8309), Patrick Bregger (189666), piltdown_man (143278), Zerobrain (3093), Alex Z (1752), gingerbeardman (20), Alsy (18006), Victor Vance (9364), Sciere (498401), Terok Nor (26203), Игги Друге (46468), Yearman (22970) and vedder (26582)