17 Games Like Star Citizen

Games Like Star Citizen
Our page features space simulation games like Star Citizen where you’ll explore a vast galaxy, engage in combat, mine for resources and trade to wealth.

Star Citizen is an upcoming space title that intends to offer a high quality space simulation experience with both single player and multiplayer variants. Taking place in the 30th century the game explores the Milky Way under the control of the United Empire of Earth (UEE). Central to the UEE is the idea of citizenship which is earned through military service and bestows a number of benefits.

The pillars of gameplay that Star Citizen plans to focus on include trading, combat, exploration and eventually even first person shooter elements within a single MMO title.

All of these features will have a sandbox focus that sees players driving the economy and the persistent game universe. Regardless of the path players choose to take in the universe of Star Citizen you’ll find your wealth increase over time as you complete objectives and invest said currency into ship upgrades.

The games like Star Citizen below are all available to play now, making them ideal games to play while you wait out the release of Star Citizen. These titles mix single player and multiplayer adventures that focus on exploration, combat and trading across a massive universe of planets.

Games Like Star Citizen

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User Score
8.7
(89 votes)
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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online (STO) is a free to play MMORPG that takes place within the Star Trek universe. The game does a great job at capturing the universe of Star Trek and has a good amount of content for players to experience. At launch the game required a game purchase and monthly fee so it has high... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(24 votes)
star-conflict

Star Conflict

Star Conflict is a MMO experience that lets you to take control of your own starship and explore the vast depths of space. The game is published by Gaijin Entertainment and is free to play after downloading the client onto your computer. The game features beautiful 3D graphics with an emphasis ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(53 votes)
evochron-legacy

Evochron Legacy

Explore the dark reaches of space in Evochron Legacy a freeform space flight simulation game that expands on the Evochron universe of games. Without a significant focus on story Evochron Legacy lets you craft your own path of survival and whatever that entails. Your choices for this path includ... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(14 votes)
elite-dangerous

Elite: Dangerous

Master the art of trading, combat and exploration in Elite: Dangerous a space simulation title with open ended and multiplayer gameplay where your own actions will impact on the story of the persistent universe. Launching in 2014 Elite: Dangerous started in the year 3300, which runs in sync wit... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(7 votes)
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Ascent – The Space Game

Ascent – The Space Game is a PvE sandbox title that uses space and over 200 billion star systems as the foundation of your experience. Set after the vast human empire has crumbled it’s time to build a new civilisation and rekindle the human drive for exploration. In addition to expl... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(4 votes)
astrox-hostile-space-excavation

Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation

Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation sees you exiled deep into the mining sector of the galaxy with a simple ship and small mining beam. Challenging you to survive and scratch out a living players will grow their wealth, improve their ship and hunt down pirates. While the formula for Astrox: Hostil... Read More »

User Score
6.7
(6 votes)
no-mans-sky

No Man’s Sky

Explore the vastness of space in No Man’s Sky, an action-adventure with elements of survival and exploration that lets you explore the galaxy while encountering all sorts of strange life forms. The basis for No Man’s Sky is exploration with an open universe that has billions upon bi... Read More »

User Score
4.2
(23 votes)
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Wing Commander: Privateer

Wing Commander: Privateer is a space simulation and adventure game that lets you create your own story in this dog eat dog universe. The game is part of the very popular Wing Commander series and forms part of the overall story. The game launched in 1993 with an additional add on (Righteous Fir... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(5 votes)
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Evochron Mercenary

Evochron Mercenary is a game of vast scale that has similarities to Freelancer. The game belongs to the same universe as the popular Star Wraith series of space simulators that first started in 2000. In the game you will see if you have what it takes to survive alone in space. You’ll be right i... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(10 votes)
darkstar-one

DarkStar One

DarkStar One focuses on space trading and combat. It launched in 2006 for Windows with an improved edition (Darkstar One: Broken Alliance) released two years later for the Xbox 360 platform. The universe of DarkStar One features half a dozen other races that you’ll get to interact with or fight... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(11 votes)
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X3: Terran Conflict

X3: Terran Conflict is part of the X series of video games. Just like its predecessors the game is about trading and combat in a space environment. The game is set far into the future (2938) and takes place after Earth has been reconnected with the larger system of jumpgates in the X universe. ... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(13 votes)
x3-reunion

X3: Reunion

X3: Reunion continues the series of X adventure games with the third game in the franchise. Just like the games before it the game is a single player space experience involving trading, combat and plenty of galaxy exploration. The story of X3: Reunion continues from where X2 ended with players ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(9 votes)
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Galaxy on Fire 2

Galaxy on Fire 2 builds on the setting and gameplay of the first game and is available on iOS, Android and Windows. Players will recognise many of the places and mechanics and from the original but has plenty of tweaks that take the game to the next level. While the plot in the sequel continues... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(13 votes)
freelancer

Freelancer

Freelancer is a spaced based game for Windows that lets you take control of a spaceship and travel the galaxy engaging in combat and trading. The events of Freelancer are set 800 years after the events in Starlancer (made by the same developer three years earlier) but is not a direct sequel. Th... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(34 votes)
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Galaxy on Fire

Galaxy on Fire offers a free to play mixture of spaceship combat and space trading to iOS users. The game is the first in the series of games with later versions making their way to the computer platform. It’s important to note that when the game was originally released it was not a free to pla... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(10 votes)
vendetta-online

Vendetta Online

Vendetta Online takes place in a science fiction game world and offers an MMORPG experience for PC, Mac and your smart phone (iOS and Android). The game went commercial in 2004 and uses a cheap subscription model charging players only a single dollar every month across all platforms. This uniqu... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(10 votes)