Our picks for the 17 best space games of available in In it, you will take control of your own ship and begin an adventure across the. The closest most of us mere planet-dwellers can get to touching the stars is in the realm of video games. Here we pick the 10 best space games. Short of training to become an astronaut or hitching a ride on a deep space probe, your gaming PC is the best way to leave Earth behind and. A splendidly tense and smart strategy, Gearbox recently did a spiffy Remastering of Homeworld 1 and 2, while a prequel, Deserts of Kharak, has just been released by Blackbird Interactive. The closest most of us mere planet-dwellers can get to touching the stars is in the realm of video games. The crashes are the only good part about it, tbh. Hardwar is criminally underrated and in many respects the most interesting game on the list. The atmosphere of the Tie Fighter campaign however is unbeatable, and the difficulty curve is a bit better, as an introduction to the series and as the breakthrough title for the series it deserved second place IMHO. If you feel like cheating, you can skip ahead to different sections of the list with these handy links below. A lot of times I got so bored and just shut the game off, because the battles would just seem to be endless. Space games have experienced a rebirth over the past few years, exploiting a decade of pent up desire for exploration among the stars in order to launch umpteen new games. I also really dig the way Capital ships work now. A mission to divert an asteroid heading for Earth goes awry, sending a group of astronauts to a distant, seemingly abandoned world. There are still signs of Egosoft stomping on my happiness — fucking trade software that costs more than a capital ship??? The interface always annoyed me to such a degree that I uninstalled it without fail. However, this article has forced me to re-evaluate my position. Like your headteacher dressed up as Kanye, the Kerbal Space Program is the most subtly educational game around. Much like Eve and Elite, you start with a small ship and must move between galaxies accumulating money and upgrading your vessel. TIE Fighter would be. Also, everytime a designer argues that newtonian physics would not be fun — again — i wish i could shout at them while pointing at the I-War games. We know, we know — No Man's Sky has been widely criticized since its release, but that's mainly because most people thought they would be getting a different kind of title to what emerged from Hello Games' labs. IWar2 has the single best feel of all space shooter games, because it is both newtonian, and the FTL-part has neat plausible system which is used consequently. Also it came about at the beginning of accelerated 3d graphics voodoo cards etc , so it really looks considerably better than previous wing commander games. News Reviews Hardware Pro Best Of Magazine More Meet the team Newsletter Signup Community Guidelines Affiliate Links About PC Gamer.