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
Escape Velocity Nova2002Macintosh, WindowsAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.85
Smugglers2001WindowsNiels Bauer Software Design...
Battlecruiser Millennium2001Windows3000AD, Inc....
Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos2001WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.87
Elite: The New Kind2000Atari ST, GP32, Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Terminus2000Linux, Macintosh, WindowsVatical Entertainment LLC3.57
Tachyon: The Fringe2000WindowsNovaLogic, Inc.3.85
X: Beyond the Frontier1999WindowsTHQ Inc.3.65
SunBurst1998Acorn 32-bitVisions Of The Impossible...
Battlecruiser 3000AD v2.01998Windows3000AD, Inc.2.12
Privateer 2: The Darkening1996DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.81
Battlecruiser 3000AD1996DOSTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc....
Escape Velocity1996MacintoshAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.72
Frontier: First Encounters1995DOSGameTek, Inc.3.57
Privateer: Righteous Fire1994DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.83
Wing Commander: Privateer (CD-ROM Edition)1994DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.20
Protostar: War on the Frontier1993DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.20
Wing Commander: Privateer1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.03
Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.41
Nomad1993DOSGameTek, Inc.3.76
Elite Plus1991DOS, PC-98Microplay Software3.63
Hyperspeed1991DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.45
Xiphos1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Zoo...
Lightspeed1990DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.69
Starflight 2: Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula1989Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.82
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Selected Covers

X: Beyond the Frontier Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X: Beyond the Frontier
Terminus Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Terminus
Battlecruiser 3000AD DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlecruiser 3000AD

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from X: Beyond the Frontier
Title screen
Screenshot from Elite: The New Kind
Starting a new game. You can decide how long it will last and how difficult it will be (however, difficulty is disabled in the demo)
Screenshot from Smugglers
Screenshot from Terminus
Title screen with main menu
Screenshot from Battlecruiser Millennium
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181375), additional games added to group by Rola (8309), Patrick Bregger (196118), Zerobrain (3093), Alex Z (1750), gingerbeardman (51), Alsy (18006), Victor Vance (9936), Sciere (505956), Terok Nor (26382), Игги Друге (46463), Yearman (23334) and vedder (30146)