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 Millennium2001Windows3000AD, Inc....
Battlecruiser Millennium (Gold Edition)2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.00
Elite1984BBC Micro, ElectronAcornsoft Limited...
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc....
Escape Velocity Nova2002Macintosh, WindowsAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.85
Escape Velocity1996MacintoshAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.72
Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos2001WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.87
EVE Online2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.86
Merchant of Venus1982ZX81Crystal Computing...
X³: Reunion 2.0 - Game of the Year 2007 Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
X²: The Threat2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Software Ltd.3.42
X³: Reunion - Game of the Year Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Terran Conflict2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDeep Silver3.43
Universal Combat2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.43
X: Rebirth2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEGOSOFT GmbH...
Starflight 2: Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula1989Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.82
Starflight1986Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Earth & Beyond2002WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.19
Wing Commander: Privateer (CD-ROM Edition)1994DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.20
Wing Commander: Privateer1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Privateer 2: The Darkening1996DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.81
Xiphos1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo...
Elite Plus1991DOS, PC-98Microplay Software3.63
SunBurst1998Acorn 32-bitVisions Of The Impossible...
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Selected Covers

Xiphos DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Xiphos
Elite Electron Front Cover
Front cover for Elite
X: Rebirth Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X: Rebirth

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (VGA)
Screenshot from Xiphos
Main menu (after the 12th expansion, Dominion)
Screenshot from EVE Online
Galactic love triangle
Screenshot from Earth & Beyond
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181375), additional games added to group by Rola (8309), Patrick Bregger (195869), Zerobrain (3093), Alex Z (1750), gingerbeardman (51), Alsy (18006), Victor Vance (9917), Sciere (505957), Terok Nor (26382), Игги Друге (46463), Yearman (23334) and vedder (30027)