Games Like Elite: Dangerous

Games like Elite: Dangerous offer breathtaking universes to explore with greatly-detailed space ships. They excite you with their action-packed space battles as you go on your epic journey. Whether trading or hunting down specific ships for a reward, these games give you an immersive experience like no other. If you’re into space games, then you’ll absolutely love the diverse list of sci-fi titles included in this list.

EVE Online

EVE Online game preview
A much older space MMORPG than Elite: Dangerous, EVE Online is still very popular to this day, with updates that keep it up to date despite its age. You choose what you wish to become in this complex game, as you explore star systems and train your skills while trading and taking part in the player-driven economy. Set up or join a corporation that can form alliances and even wage epic wars with other player-made corporations. With the amount of freedom this sandbox MMO gives to its players, many epic stories have come out thanks to the players, as battles can be huge, spanning thousands of players that can even cost huge amounts of in-game currency which translates to lots of real-life money. If you haven’t tried EVE Online already then definitely give it a s
Metacritic Rating: 69 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky game preview
Despite the terrible launch of No Man’s Sky, it has come quite a long way since then, turning into an amazing title; the kind that everyone was hoping it would be back in 2016. If you were disappointed back then, now you will surely be delighted to see the fantastic enhancements that have been made since release with various updates, including the largest ‘NEXT’ update. Not only have the massive procedurally-generated planets been improved visually, but you can now even enjoy your great adventure with friends. This multiplayer addition doesn’t mean the game is now an MMO, but you can now finally explore and do whatever you want with a group of friends. With various graphical and gameplay upgrades that are completely free, No Man’s Sky has turned into a wonderful space journey you don’t want to miss out on, thanks to the outsta
Metacritic Rating: 61 Check on Amazon Check Similar Games

Star Citizen

Star Citizen game preview
Star Citizen looks to be the biggest space odyssey out of them all. It looks to bring you a truly open-ended sandbox, a universe driven by its players. With absolutely stunning visuals to delight in as you engage in space combat and FPS gameplay on land, Star Citizen is not only a fantastic MMO, but it will also have an absorbing story-driven single-player campaign. With more money accumulated than all the games combined on Kickstarter in 2017, it definitely has the funds to turn into an adventure like you’ve never seen before.
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Avorion

Avorion game preview
Avorion is an immersive sandbox that lets you explore and basically do anything you wish in its procedurally-generated galaxy either alone or with friends. You’ll come across plenty of unique factions as you use the great freedom that this sci-fi title offers to build your own ships and space stations. Create your own fleet as you recruit captains to operate your diverse set of ships as you uncover various resources throughout space. Trade and even take part in many wars between factions or build up your own empire. There are so many things you can do, so if you’re looking for a title with huge amounts of freedom in gameplay to jump into alone or with friends, then Avorion is a superb space sim that certainly doesn’t disappoint.
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Rebel Galaxy

Rebel Galaxy game preview
Blow up space pirates and interact with aliens as you shape your story in a stunning randomly-generated universe. Discover many secrets and enjoy the simple but fun sci-fi action. It’s definitely not as complex of a title like Elite: Dangerous as movement in Rebel Galaxy is limited to horizontal 2D movement rather than full 6DoF. But that doesn’t make your space adventure any less enjoyable, so if you’re looking for a simpler single-player space venture, then Rebel Galaxy is one worth taking a look at.
Metacritic Rating: 75 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Evochron Mercenary

Evochron Mercenary game preview
It may look dated visually, but this single-player focused experience with the option of multiplayer is full of depth and packed with features that give you tons of things to do. With great freeform gameplay and a universe with no loading screens to disrupt your immersion, you’ll get to build ships, space stations for new trade routes, mine, spy, race, trade. You can even land on planets and explore them inside a mech. If you’re looking for a space sandbox that doesn’t require you to play online, then Evochron Mercenary might be the game you’re looking for.
Metacritic Rating: 70 Check on Steam Check Similar Games

Rodina

Rodina game preview
Dive into a huge solar system as you engage in not only spaceship battles, but FPS gameplay on land as well. As you fight the Xenos you also get to customize the interior of your ship and uncover the story through emails, logs and books and clear out procedurally-generated Vanguard Ruins; sort of like dungeons but floating in space. Don’t be fooled by its visual style, as Rodina is an atmospheric space journey you might really like.
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Galaxy on Fire 2

Galaxy on Fire 2 game preview
Explore many solar systems as you use an in-depth trading system with hundreds of different goods to trade with and progress through the story-driven campaign. Mine asteroids and take down space pirates with a variety of different customizable ships. Whether on your mobile device or PC, Galaxy on Fire 2 is an enjoyable sci-fi adventure worth checking out.
Metacritic Rating: 63 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Fractured Space

Fractured Space game preview
This space MOBA has you battling it out for control of space stations across sectors as you try and reach the opposing team’s home base in the tactical 5v5 Conquest mode. Ships are designed to suit specific roles and you also get to hire crew members which give various bonuses to your ship. Next to Conquest mode you also get to survive waves of enemy ships in the Last Stand 3-player mode. If you’re looking for strategic space battles, Fractured Space is the complex free game to go for.
Metacritic Rating: 79 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Everspace

Everspace game preview
Everspace may not be a gigantic online game to experience with friends, but it is an excellent single-player rouge-like with detailed vibrant visuals. It has you making your way through beautiful procedurally-generated levels full of different situations to tackle and tough decisions to make. As you craft, mine and engage in great fast-paced space action, you also get to collect credits used for upgrading your ship. Every time you die, you get to use these credits as well as blueprints you’ve found to upgrade your ship and level up various perks, making your detailed ship stronger for your next adventure. If you like single-player focused experiences, then Everspace is a space shooter you have to check out.
Metacritic Rating: 79 Check on G2A Check Similar Games

Star Conflict

Star Conflict game preview
This space MMO not only lets you enjoy fast-paced PvP and PvE battles across a variety of different game modes, but it also lets you explore its many systems and sectors connected by warp gates. The freedom that this part of the game allows called ‘Open Space’ not only lets you fight ships from various factions, but you can also shoot down other players. There are also PvE missions you can complete depending on your ship rank. With tons of ships to buy and various components to upgrade, Star Conflict is a fun free-to-play action-packed MMO that’s worth trying out.
Metacritic Rating: 75 Check on Steam Check Similar Games

Some Facts About Elite: Dangerous

If you are a fan of games where truly anything is possible, Elite: Dangerous is for you. In this sci-fi MMO, you can be anything from a humble space-faring merchant, to a high-tech pirate looking to plunder from those who have made an honest living. The economy is completely player-made, and the world truly reacts to the actions of those who play it.

About the Game

  • Released: 2 Apr, 2015
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer, RPG, Simulation, Strategy
  • Platforms: PC, MacOS, PS4, Xbox ONE
  • Developer: Frontier Developments
  • Publisher: Frontier Developments
  • Official Website:
  • Metacritic Rating: 80

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 260 / ATI 4870HD
  • Storage: 25 GB

How Long to Beat

  • Main Story 100 Hours
  • Hours Main + Extra 105 Hours
  • Completionist 200 Hours
  • All Styles 109 Hours
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