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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
EVE Online2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.93
Earth & Beyond2002WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.19
Vega Strike2002Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Escape Velocity Nova2002Macintosh, WindowsAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.61
Battlecruiser Millennium2001Windows3000AD, Inc.2.20
X-Gold2001WindowsTHQ Inc.3.77
Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos2001WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.88
Elite: The New Kind2000Atari ST, GP32, Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.00
Tachyon: The Fringe2000WindowsNovaLogic, Inc.3.87
X-Tension2000WindowsTHQ Inc.3.75
X: Beyond the Frontier1999WindowsTHQ Inc.3.65
Battlecruiser 3000AD v2.01998Windows3000AD, Inc.2.12
Privateer 2: The Darkening1996DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.81
Escape Velocity1996MacintoshAmbrosia Software, Inc.3.72
Privateer 2: The Darkening (Special Edition)1996DOSElectronic Arts, Inc....
Battlecruiser 3000AD1996DOSTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc.2.17
Frontier: First Encounters1995DOSGameTek, Inc.3.56
Wing Commander: Privateer (CD-ROM Edition)1994DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.20
Wing Commander: Privateer - Righteous Fire1994DOSORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.79
Wing Commander: Privateer1993DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.97
Frontier: Elite II1993Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOSGameTek, Inc.3.41
Protostar: War on the Frontier1993DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.20
Nomad1993DOSGameTek, Inc.3.77
Wing Commander: Privateer - Speech Pack1993DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.56
Hyperspeed1991DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.45
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Selected Covers

Tachyon: The Fringe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Tachyon: The Fringe
Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frontier: Elite II
Escape Velocity Nova Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Escape Velocity Nova

Selected Screenshots

Title menu
Screenshot from Tachyon: The Fringe
Imp Trader coming home...
Screenshot from Frontier: Elite II
The closest thing to a box shot that's possible (note the resolution - a mistake in my review).
Screenshot from Escape Velocity Nova