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Title: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Spirit94 on May 28, 2013, 07:55:04 PM
Write your five favorite games on the space theme (except Avorion).

Then it will be possible to arrange the vote

My top 5:
1) Mass Effect (what a surprise  ;D)
2) X3
3) Sins of a Solar Empire
4) EVE online
5) Faster Than Light
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: akagetsu on May 28, 2013, 08:11:38 PM
1. Sins of a Solar Empire
2. Galactic Civilizations 2
3. Freelancer
4. EVE Online
5. Dust 514
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: koonschi on May 28, 2013, 09:01:27 PM
Real space games:


Science Fiction:



I've spent hours with those games.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Vackin on May 28, 2013, 09:59:32 PM
No particular order:
Mass Effect
Dead Space
Sins of Solar Empire
Eve


I been waiting for game like Avorion for long time.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Ispil on May 29, 2013, 07:03:09 AM
My top would have to be... Aurora.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Sector 347 on May 29, 2013, 08:08:38 PM
X3 (and X2)
Homeworld (1,2)
Space Empires 4
Space Rangers (1,2)
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: DoomAngelBlade on June 20, 2013, 08:20:35 PM
Almost every game that isn't like a corridor shooter(Do missions and only)
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: DestinyPlayer on June 27, 2013, 05:00:34 PM
In no order of coolness.
Kerbal Space Program.
Galactic Civilizations II.
Space Rangers 2
Parkan II
Artemis Spaceship bridge simulator
StarDrive

...and some more.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: DoomAngelBlade on June 28, 2013, 07:14:02 AM
Real space games:

  • X3
  • X-Wing Alliance
  • Haegemonia

Science Fiction:

  • Starcraft 2
  • Earth 2150


I've spent hours with those games.

Did ya played Space Rangers 2: Revolution\Reloaded?(Don't play HD. It's bad.)
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: koonschi on June 28, 2013, 08:53:03 AM
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Did ya played Space Rangers 2: Revolution\Reloaded?(Don't play HD. It's bad.)

No, never. I played Supreme Commander though ... And almost any Star Wars game that is out there ^^
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: DoomAngelBlade on July 01, 2013, 09:29:20 AM
Better try to play it(ONLY AFTER UPDATE!! ! ! !!)
It's really cool.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Haseley on October 31, 2016, 06:17:57 PM
My favorite space game is Microsoft Freelancer.  ;D
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: RandomCommander on November 02, 2016, 05:46:49 AM
I guess I'm the biggest Space Strategy nut?

Master of Orion (originals only so far...)
Sword of the Stars I
AI War (There's a second one coming out! :o )
Homeworld (mainly the first game remastered)
Supreme Commander (first one)
Total Annihilation (Planetary Annihilation is iffy)
Sins of a Solar Empire
And i cant decide which X game... 2 or 3?
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Aki on November 03, 2016, 01:13:01 PM
Starshatter: The Gathering Storm.

It's open source now, btw.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Volken on November 03, 2016, 01:57:28 PM

Freelancer
Homeworld series
Stellaris
Space Engineers
Starsector
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: gn_leugim on November 07, 2016, 10:46:36 AM
I guess I'm the biggest Space Strategy nut?

Master of Orion (originals only so far...)
Sword of the Stars I
AI War (There's a second one coming out! :o )
Homeworld (mainly the first game remastered)
Supreme Commander (first one)
Total Annihilation (Planetary Annihilation is iffy)
Sins of a Solar Empire
And i cant decide which X game... 2 or 3?

I also play TA from times to times. Do you play with any mod? like TA Esc.?
As for SupCom, no FA? if yes, are you part of FAF community? :)
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: RandomCommander on November 26, 2016, 07:52:36 PM
TA: Unmodded.
SupCom: Never got my hands on Forged - I had a physical copy of the game. Stopped playing it too, sadly.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: steph on November 30, 2016, 12:31:29 PM
Elite Dangerous
Alien Isolation
Duskers

Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: jamescolan on December 23, 2016, 07:58:39 AM
X3 is good
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: CzigBot on January 22, 2017, 04:04:49 PM
1. Children of a Dead Earth
2. X series
3. Homeworld series
4. Rebel Galaxy
5. Space Engineers
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Dead8Eye on January 22, 2017, 09:51:09 PM
Empyrion Galactic Survival
X Series
Freelancer
Evochron Legacy
Astroneer
Pulsar: Lost Colony
Space Engineers
Starmade
Interstellar Rift
Planet Explorers
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: SadisticSweety on January 24, 2017, 07:01:08 AM
Sins of a Solar Empire
Star Wars: Empire at War (Space)
Star Citizen (Sometimes aggravating)
StarBound

That's a lot of S titled games.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: CzigBot on January 24, 2017, 07:29:06 AM
Star Citizen (Sometimes aggravating)


Star Citizen is pretty great despite being in alpha, has one of the most detailed and fun flight models I've ever played. Really hoping it pans out.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Excelsior on January 24, 2017, 07:34:50 AM
-> Jumpgate
-> Forsaken
-> Descent
-> X (series)
-> Mankind
-> Allegiance
-> Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Did my age show there?
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: SadisticSweety on January 24, 2017, 08:38:33 AM
Star Citizen (Sometimes aggravating)


Star Citizen is pretty great despite being in alpha, has one of the most detailed and fun flight models I've ever played. Really hoping it pans out.

This is true, however, this (Avorion) developer managed to make flying in space with friends, much MUCH more enjoyable on day to day basis. You knowww people are going to model their SC ships in Av xD

-> Jumpgate
-> Forsaken
-> Descent
-> X (series)
-> Mankind
-> Allegiance
-> Leather Goddesses of Phobos

Did my age show there?

Yes. With Descent. I was like 6 when I played it. That game was scary (for a 6yr old), but awesome. I remember some big fat floating creepy guys or something as the bosses. Good stuff!! 8)
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: CitizenCake on February 04, 2017, 08:56:02 PM
Freelancer is all 5 of mine.

EVE was a viable substitute for a little while.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: SageThe13th on February 04, 2017, 09:49:11 PM
Easy.  The Homeworld series.

Edit: Upon reading other people's posts I feel like I have missed a few games.

Kerbal Space Program
FTL
Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Starcraft
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: h0yer on February 07, 2017, 12:10:15 PM
No particular order, but theese I played a lot and even would play them again:

X-Wing: Alliance
Star Wars: Rebellion
I-War series
Star Trek: Klingon Academy/Starfleet Academy
Star Trek: Birth Of The Federation
Wing commander series
Ascendancy
X:BTF series
Space Empires V
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Morbo513 on February 07, 2017, 07:52:40 PM
Homeworld
Freelancer
Freespace 2
Starsector

Anyone ever play Flatspace? Avorion reminds me of it
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Astroniite on February 08, 2017, 09:49:53 AM
Personally, other than Avorion

Kerbal Space Program- It's been a while since i've played this game, but i'm looking to get back into it.
Space Engineers- When i first got into Avorion, it reminded me alot of Space Engineers.

I am currently studying aerospace engineering and to all aerospace engineers reading this, if you haven't played KSP yet, I highly recommend it to you.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Semaphorism on February 19, 2017, 06:04:26 PM
- Avorion
- Stellaris
- Space engineers
- (my own game)
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Weylin on February 20, 2017, 06:17:08 PM
Stellar Frontier, anyone? Played this so much when I was younger
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Fox on February 21, 2017, 03:07:28 AM
- X3 Reunion (CODEA any1?)
- Homeworld (mainly the 2nd, Desserts of Khaak was so disappointing...)
- Space Engineers (brought me here in the frist place)
- Sins of a Solar Empire (the Halo-Mod was epic!)
- WingCommander (WC3 on PS1 had a fking 45min. closing credits even listening the "Assistant of the Assintant Chef"!! oh, and its usually my Goodnight-Movie...)
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Hawkie on March 03, 2017, 08:15:42 PM
1. Freelancer is still unbeaten.
2. Avorion
3. X3 Terran Conflict





10. Elite Dangerous

........... very far below
Star Citizen.........................worst fail ever...
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: LogicSocket on March 03, 2017, 08:25:44 PM
-Starflight 1 & 2
-Star Control 2
-Wing Commander Privateer
-Freelancer
-Project Nomad

-Avorion (of course)
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Stormont on April 01, 2017, 05:24:42 AM
Freelancer MP was GOAT. Used to play on the Freelancer Universe server back in the day when it was populated (50/50 regularly) and I've never had a better time playing any game, ever. Sadly, the population has dwindled down to nothing. The sun has set, all I have now are memories.  :(

Others include:
Sins of a Solar Empire (love it but I wish it were more 3D)
FTL (really enjoyed the crew/energy/module management)
Flotilla (the turn based 3D space combat is amazing)
X-Wing and Tie Fighter (yes, I'm old)
Star Ruler (the ship and station blueprints/customization of the original were out of this world)

(edit) Duskers (wasn't sure if it would count! I play with the lights out and a lit up keyboard, the atmosphere is incredible! call me old fashioned, but I really enjoy typing command strings. reminds me of DOS!)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Useless_Builder on April 06, 2017, 08:18:21 PM
1.Freelancer
2.X3
3.Starbound
4.Eve online
5.Empyrion galactic survival
6.Mass effect only 1-3 
7.Astroneer
8.planet explorers
9.sins of a solar rebelion 
10.space pirates and zombies
11.rebel galaxy
12.Elite dangerus
13. FTL
14. Wing commander
15. Startopia


Yes I love Avorion but as the topic maker said (except Avorion).

Yeah I have a bunch of sci-fi themed games I like.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Hale on June 20, 2017, 05:01:24 AM
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Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: jasonthebadger on June 27, 2017, 02:27:40 PM
In no particular order:

Avorion
Space Engineers
Kerbal Space Program
FFe ( AKA Elite 3 )

Oh and above too - Spent farrrrrrrrrrr too much time playing 3D Pinball!
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: stinemarge on November 02, 2017, 06:19:19 AM
Battlestar Galactica
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Cygnus001 on February 18, 2018, 12:52:34 AM
#1 TIE Fighter including addons
#2 XW:A (never finished it and can´t get it to run anymore)
#3 Master of Orion 2
#4 X-Wing including the addons (nope, never blew the deathstar up, too difficult at my age at that time)
#5 Wing Commander and any spinoff like Privateer
#6 FreeSpace 1&2 (my god, that editor...superb)
#7 I-War 1&2

# beyond rating b-cuz they are timeless masterpieces:
- Battlecruiser 3000 AD original or remake...
- Star Trek 25th aniversary
- Star Trek Judgement rites
- Star Trek Bridge Commander
- Star Trek A final unity
- Star Trek (heavily modded) Armada 1&2 (a modded #2 had [Tactical] Fusion CUBES!!!!!!!111!!!!!) basically your ST C&C and everything a hardcore fan could hope for
- Star Trek Elite Force 1&2

epic hall of fame:

lest we forget....you pittyful INSECTS...

System Shock 1&2

shdn:\\remember\citadel

Spoiler: show


no honestly...System Shock for me is THE game of all times...so intense in every aspect...giving me the shivers since 1994 to present (cuz I do play them from time to time)

and now Warren Spector is doing part 3....talk about the "joy of the mass" ey?^^
can´t wait

S.H.O.D.A.N.(*) even exist today as a google-type site that querries machines connected to the www

*: sentient hyper optimized data access network

breaking the 4th wall  8) on a f´ing planetary scale...try beating that...

you can tell, I´m sort of old school...
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: A.Wolfrick on February 22, 2018, 02:16:19 PM
Stellaris
Space Engineers
Avorion
Star made

Don't have a fifth but those 4 games I can play around the clock and NEVER get bored.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: GaryFi on March 10, 2018, 11:26:18 AM
I love Starcraft, Freelancer, Homeworld, some of the Star Trek games, among others. Always loved space themed games!
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Kamo on March 19, 2018, 07:35:36 PM
Avorion, Homeworld 2, Freelancer, X2: The Threat and Wing Commander: Privateer II were the only ones I had.
I loved Homeworld 2's aesthetic (especially with the fighter squadrons and the slow missiles making trails~) and plot, but I was really bad at strategy games, so I abandoned it at the third of the campaign (and got trounced one ship against three against one cpu opponent on the easiest setting).
Freelancer was kinda cool, but a bit boring (making boring combat more tedious isn't very engaging), and I adored the prototype capslock weapons ;D
I really liked X2 for the station-building aspect and the slow pace, though I disliked the beginning grind. It's my second favorite of all those on my post (first being Avorion~).
I also played Privateer II when I was really young so I didn't understand some of the plot ramifications, but the whole aesthetic, with the minimalist cockpit view and weird planets with GIF animations, just fascinated me. It was hilariously overdone, but at the time very few things fazed me and those did :).

I also got to play Elite II when I was little but it was too complicated and stressful for me at the time. Also, I-War some years later, with the same problem and I wasn't smart enough to deal with the situations, reacting like "aaagh there's too much enemies firing and BOOM~".
Oh, and I guess Descent II, though it was inside space mines, and it was a blast (though I played on Beginner but got lost on the penultimate level ::)).
I also really liked playing the demoes of Descent: Freespace, two of the Star Wars games (Rogue Squadron and X-Wing vs TIE Fighter), Terminal Velocity, Wing Commander 4 (that one that only had an instant action cruiser defense endless fight scenario), and that Star Trek game that happened on a flat plane of space (although I found it excruciatingly hard).

I once played Evochron, but once I figured the game was about PvP with completely crappy balance (why dogfighting ? you have multi missile launchers, first who fires wins lol) I abandoned it :(.

I also played EvE, as a maker and dealer of ships and ammo, utterly hated its whole "Tech I/Tech II lololol carebears suck" balancing >:(, hated the utterly safe menu-and-click-based "piloting", hated the low-sec/null-sec barrier and PvP focus (by virtue of being a carebear explorer) and grudgingly played in one of those poor little carebear alliances which was trying to change the status quo and fail miserably, then stopped when the last computer I had that could run it suffered hard drive failures that punted it to Linux, before completely failing. Or was it when I was fed up of mining for hours and hours... Substance, I played for weeks of IRL-gametime mining, all for not much enjoyment :(.

I'd really like to play a lot of space games if I wasn't on a very small entertainment budget with a crappy computer. If I was richer I'd play X3, Starbound, and Space Engineers too (it definitely evolved into its thing!) (also, ouch, 25€ ?! It's even more overpriced than Avorion :-[ !).

P.S.: Just bought Starbound to pass time. Not one of my favorites. There's still an exploration premise but a lot of content (wiring, signs, pets, etc.) is gated by linear game progression, like in Terraria. Even when trying to do something for casual gamers, they ended up pandering to the hardcore combat-addicts :(.
P.P.S.: Nevermind I found a book mod for my journalizing need, and a guided rocket launcher. Cue reckless and jubilatory ownage of enemies that constantly dodged and trick-shotted me 8)
P.P.P.S.: Screw Starbound, still hating it. But I now can run Empyrion: Survival Evolved. Playing coop with my dad :).
P.P.P.P.S.: Now (since September 2018) I'm playing Star Trek Online with dad instead of Empyrion. Not very balanced for duo team play but playable, and it has a lot of nice ideas... and a lot of paywalls too. And to the whole "going into an MMO together" thing since friendlisting is locked either by level or mission count somehow.
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Rockethrob on June 09, 2018, 07:03:48 PM
In no order,

Starcraft II
No Man's Sky
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III
EVE Online before it became overpopulated
Elite Dangerous
Avorion
Title: Re: Your favorite games on the space theme
Post by: Valasquez on October 08, 2018, 02:17:34 PM
It's crazy that Freelancer is number 1 for so many people still. It is for me too. I also loved Dead Space 1 and 2, Starcraft 1 and 2, Elite Dangerous, Aliens Versus Predator, Alien Isolation, etc. I hope Star Citizen is going to join that list when it comes out.