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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Selected Covers

Elite Plus DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Elite Plus
Xiphos DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Xiphos
Elite Electron Front Cover
Front cover for Elite
SunDog: Frozen Legacy Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for SunDog: Frozen Legacy

Selected Screenshots

EGA/VGA 16 colors: Title screen
Screenshot from Elite Plus
Title screen (VGA)
Screenshot from Xiphos
Title screen
Screenshot from SunDog: Frozen Legacy
Imp Trader coming home...
Screenshot from Frontier: Elite II
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (174088), additional games added to group by Rola (7766), Patrick Bregger (156127), piltdown_man (110655), Zerobrain (2958), Alex Z (1594), Alsy (17314), Victor Vance (6309), Sciere (373769), Terok Nor (22415), Игги Друге (44991), Yearman (19695) and vedder (20607)