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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
X4: Foundations2018Linux, WindowsEGOSOFT GmbH...
Elite: Dangerous2015Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox OneFrontier Developments plc...
Pioneer2013Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
X: Rebirth2013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEGOSOFT GmbH2.57
Miner Wars 20812012WindowsKeen Software House a. s....
Starpoint Gemini2011WindowsIceberg Interactive B.V....
Evochron Mercenary2010WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
X³: Terran Conflict2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDeep Silver3.42
Ascii Sector2007DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc....
Darkstar One2006OnLive, Windows, Xbox 360CDV Software Entertainment AG3.53
X³: Reunion - Game of the Year Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
X³: Reunion 2.0 - Game of the Year 2007 Edition2006WindowsDeep Silver...
Wing Commander: Privateer - Gemini Gold2005Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Evochron Alliance2005WindowsStarWraith 3D Games LLC...
Parkan II2005Windows1C Company...
X³: Reunion2005Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Interactive Inc.3.61
Oolite2004Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Universal Combat2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.43
Elite Starfighter2004WindowsGreen Pepper...
Battlecruiser Millennium (Gold Edition)2003WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.04
Freelancer2003WindowsMicrosoft Game Studios3.82
EVE Online2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.86
X²: The Threat2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsEnlight Software Ltd.3.36
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Selected Covers

X³: Reunion Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X³: Reunion
X²: The Threat Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X²: The Threat
X³: Terran Conflict Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X³: Terran Conflict
Miner Wars 2081 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Miner Wars 2081

Selected Screenshots

Loading splash screen
Screenshot from X³: Reunion
Main Menu
Screenshot from X²: The Threat
Main Menu
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict
Title screen
Screenshot from Miner Wars 2081
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181476), additional games added to group by Rola (8288), Patrick Bregger (257354), Zerobrain (3091), Alex Z (1950), gingerbeardman (649), Alsy (18820), Victor Vance (13308), Sciere (715335), Terok Nor (30519), Игги Друге (46329), Yearman (25770), vedder (51391) and Ser Ult (5)