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The best space games on PC

Space games have experienced a rebirth over the past few years, particularly space sims, but as many in the comments pointed out, you don't need to be sitting in a cockpit to enjoy the stars. This updated list broadens our search for the best space games on PC, throwing strategy games, roguelikes and at least one RPG into the mix. Read on to see what…

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The 15 Best Space Games

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. But can these sequels, revivals and newcomers compete with the old classics for a place in our heart? Let's find out. Below you'll find the list of the fifteen best space games ever made.

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Freespace Boardgame: Sort-Of Interplay Sort Of Returns

It's the day for gaming comebacks! Just so long as they're gaming comebacks in which it's difficult to ascertain whether anyone meaningfully involved in the original thing is on board. Interplay's latest attempt to re-enter our affections isn't quite as suspicion-clouded as West Games' second dodgy-lookin' gesture towards a spiritual STALKER sequel, but it's fair to say that whoever wears the Interplay skinsuit are not…

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Circuitously Fortuitous: Interplay Nabs Freespace IP

Remember the days before Volition exclusively made (admittedly marvelous) games about superpowered crimelords/US Presidents dubstep gunning virtual reality aliens? Those were very different times. For one, we didn't have smartphones or Facebook or music players we have to actively worry about ingesting or anything like that, but mainly that era saw the Saints Row's developer craft some of the finest space combat sims in all…

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GOG Adds Mac Support, Witcher 2 Mod Kit Dated

This "Macintosh Personal Computer" thing is never going to catch on, but folks like Valve and now GOG insist on humoring owners of these unnaturally pristine elf machines, so here we are. During its much-ballyhooed news-a-thon, GOG drew back the curtain on a new version of its service tailored to Macs, which brings with it 50 games (eight of which you receive free just for…

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Battlespace Freestar Galactica: Diaspora

There's something beautiful about the sheer dedication that this has required: after four years of meticulous development, the Freespace 2 mod turned freeware game, Disapora: Shattered Armistice, has been released. It's a space dogfighting game based on the recent TV series. The Freespace 2 code is now open to all, and that means that there could well be much continued development and modding of this…

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Back In The Cockpit: Wing Commander Saga

Wing Commander Saga isn't the long-awaited big budget continuation of Chris Roberts' epic space combat series, but on the plus side, it's not some Facebook bastardisation of it either. No, it's a huge, spectacularly ambitious fan-sequel that's been in development for the last ten years, which combines burning love for the franchise with the Freespace 2 engine to create a brand new, old-school instalment. But…

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 5/5

As a retired don in the great university of the bedroom, I wasn't expecting to be aroused by Professor Rossignol. Later, I was also disturbed when he woke me up, demanding that I spout some waffle on the importance of some games none of the current faculty really felt able to talk about with confidence. Of course, with my famous arrogance, I felt confident to…

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Yes Please Now Please: Diaspora

Battlestar Galactica (the new version, clearly) remains something of a magnet for game projects, and there's good reason for that: its depiction of space battles remains a masterpiece in scale, affecting minimalism and sinister awe. Mighty fine-lookin' standalone Freespace 2 mod Diaspora does, it appears, absolutely nail all of that. If the finished project can even slightly live up to the apparently in-game footage below,…

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+11-12 Years: Starcraft 2 Versus Freespace 2

I half worry that my 1999 self would be disappointed. We're living in the last of the great sci-fi-sounding years, and he'd have been hoping I'd be playing some kind of ludicrously intricate immersive-sim derivative. But if he asked, I'd be forced to confess that I'm playing Starcraft and Freespace. He'd have been disappointed. But fuck him. He always was a snot. I'm back with…

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