We all dreamed to be an astronaut while we were young maybe because human are hardwired to dream of discovery and exploration and these space exploration games will help you relive that dream of yours.
Only few of us will be able achieve that dream to stand on moon or approach the surface of mars but still game developers from all over the world are putting there hard work to build these awesome space exploration games.
So whether you are passionate about setting up the very first colony on mars or maybe designing the ship of your dreams.
25 Astonishing Space Exploration Games
Lets count down this list of 25 great space exploration games of all time.
25. Star Conflict (2012)
Star Conflict is a free-to-play dynamic massively multiplayer online game space action game.
The gaming platform Steam describes it as an “action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game”.
The core of the game is PvP spaceships battles, PvE missions and an open world.
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Steam
24. Metroid Prime Series (since 2002)
The games heralded a revival of the Metroid series in 2002 after an eight year absence, as the series did not see a release on the Nintendo 64 console as fans had hoped it would.
Instead, the games were released on the next two generations of video game consoles: two on the Nintendo GameCube, two on the Nintendo DS, and one on the Wii.
The three main titles were later combined with enhanced controls and released on the Wii as the Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Chronologically, the Prime series falls between the events of Metroid/Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid II: Return of Samus, but the storyline is greatly self-contained and has little effect on future games.
Platforms: All major platforms, too many to list!
23. Mass Effect Trilogy (2007-2012)
Mass Effect is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Microsoft Game Studios. Originally released for the Xbox 360 video game console in 2007, it is the first game of the Mass Effect series.
The game takes place within the Milky Way galaxy in the year 2183, where civilization is threatened by a highly advanced machine race known as the Reapers. The player assumes the role of Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier who must stop a rogue agent from carrying out the Reapers’ galactic invasion.
The gameplay requires the player to complete multiple quests that generally involve space exploration, squad and vehicular combat, and interaction with non-player characters.
Platforms: PC, Mobile, All Major Consoles
22. Distant Worlds: Universe (2014)
Distant Worlds is a real-time grand strategy wargame developed by Code Force and published by Matrix Games. Distant Worlds was released on March 25, 2010.
Three subsequent expansions, Return of the Shakturi, Legends, and Shadows were released in 2010, 2011, and 2013, respectively.
The game appeared on the Steam platform on May 23, 2014 under the name Distant Worlds: Universe, gathering the original game and all expansions into a single package with new content.
21. Eve Valkyrie (2016)
Eve: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter game set in the Eve Online universe that is designed to use virtual reality headset technology.
Originally launched for Microsoft Windows for use with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, CCP Games has announced they plan to enable cross-platform play between the three major VR systems: the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR.
Released in March 2016, the game has two game mode options: Chronicles can be played in single player, while Combat allows eight by eight combat PvP (player versus player) missions.
Space Exploration Games Platforms: PC, PS4
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