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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Battlecruiser 3000AD1996DOSTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc....
Merchant of Venus1982ZX81Crystal Computing...
Smugglers2001WindowsNiels Bauer Software Design...
Elite Starfighter2004WindowsGreen Pepper...
Battlecruiser 3000AD v2.01998Windows3000AD, Inc.2.12
Universal Combat2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.43
Battlecruiser Millennium2001Windows3000AD, Inc....
X: Rebirth2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEGOSOFT GmbH...
Evochron Alliance2005WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
Miner Wars 20812012WindowsKeen Software House a. s....
FOFT: Federation of Free Traders1989Amiga, Atari STSpotlight Software2.95
Battlecruiser Millennium (Gold Edition)2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.00
Parkan II2005Windows1C Company...
Earth & Beyond2002WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.19
Evochron Mercenary2010WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
Protostar: War on the Frontier1993DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.20
Starpoint Gemini2011WindowsIceberg Interactive B.V....
Ascii Sector2007DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Elite1984Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, SAM Coupé, Tatung Einstein, ZX SpectrumFirebird Licensees Inc.3.39
X²: The Threat2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Software Ltd.3.40
Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.41
X³: Terran Conflict2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDeep Silver3.42
Starglider II1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, ZX SpectrumMicroplay Software3.44
Hyperspeed1991DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.45
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc....
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Selected Covers

Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frontier: Elite II
Evochron Alliance Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Evochron Alliance
Battlecruiser 3000AD DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlecruiser 3000AD
Earth & Beyond Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Earth & Beyond
Evochron Mercenary Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Evochron Mercenary

Selected Screenshots

Imp Trader coming home...
Screenshot from Frontier: Elite II
Loading screen.
Screenshot from Evochron Alliance
Intro (I): Our spaceship
Screenshot from Battlecruiser 3000AD
Galactic love triangle
Screenshot from Earth & Beyond
Register check
Screenshot from Evochron Mercenary
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (181428), additional games added to group by Rola (8307), Patrick Bregger (199069), Zerobrain (3093), Alex Z (1750), gingerbeardman (165), Alsy (18020), Victor Vance (10061), Sciere (505796), Terok Nor (26469), Игги Друге (46454), Yearman (23334) and vedder (31488)