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
EVE Online2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.97
Escape Velocity Nova2002Macintosh, WindowsAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.74
Vega Strike2002Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Earth & Beyond2002WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.19
X-Gold2001WindowsTHQ Inc.3.77
Battlecruiser Millennium2001Windows3000AD, Inc.2.20
Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos2001WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.88
Elite: The New Kind2000Atari ST, GP32, Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.00
Terminus2000Linux, Macintosh, WindowsVatical Entertainment LLC3.56
Tachyon: The Fringe2000WindowsNovaLogic, Inc.3.85
X-Tension2000WindowsTHQ Inc.3.75
X: Beyond the Frontier1999WindowsTHQ Inc.3.65
SunBurst1998Acorn 32-bitVisions Of The Impossible...
Battlecruiser 3000AD v2.01998Windows3000AD, Inc.2.12
Battlecruiser 3000AD1996DOSTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc.2.17
Escape Velocity1996MacintoshAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.72
Privateer 2: The Darkening1996DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.83
Privateer 2: The Darkening (Special Edition)1996DOSElectronic Arts, Inc....
Frontier: First Encounters1995DOSGameTek, Inc.3.56
Wing Commander: Privateer - Righteous Fire1994DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.79
Wing Commander: Privateer (CD-ROM Edition)1994DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.20
Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.40
Protostar: War on the Frontier1993DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.20
Nomad1993DOSGameTek, Inc.3.77
Wing Commander: Privateer - Speech Pack1993DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.56
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Selected Covers

X: Beyond the Frontier Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X: Beyond the Frontier
Tachyon: The Fringe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Tachyon: The Fringe
X-Gold Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X-Gold
Escape Velocity Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Escape Velocity

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from X: Beyond the Frontier
Title menu
Screenshot from Tachyon: The Fringe
Imp Trader coming home...
Screenshot from Frontier: Elite II
Title screen
Screenshot from Elite: The New Kind