Space Games 2019 & 2020
Space has always being an endless source of dreams. A vast, beautiful but dangerous place where reality meets imagination.
We may never be able to experience the wonders of space ourselves in person but thanks to the increasing number and the evolution of space games, we can always live our own space adventure from the safety of our house.
There are many great space titles available today that can offer a unique experience and fulfil our need for space exploration, combat or any other activity.
Here is my list of the Top 10 Space games released in 2019 but also upcoming Space Games 2020.
1. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
Developer : Double Damage Games
Release Date & Platforms : August 13th 2019 – PC, PS4 & Switch TBD
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw has been the release of the year for space games in 2019. The second title of the franchise that is basically a prequel to the first Rebel Galaxy.
Outlaw has shifted focus from big, slow capital ships to smaller and more agile fighters that add a more personal and fun dogfight module to the game. It has also kept the little details that made the original title a big success. Trade, fight, and explore in a big universe while following the game’s main story or simply roaming freely.
2. No Man’s Sky Beyond
Developer : Hello Games
Release Date & Platforms : August 9th 2019 – PC, PS4, Xbox One
No Man’s Sky has been a revelation! The most pleasant surprise of the last couple years thanks to its miraculous comeback and interesting, well thought updates.
With Beyond, No Man’s Sky has entered a whole new level of development and deserves the title of one of the best Space Games.
The introduction of Virtual Reality, proper multiplayer/online gameplay, the Nexus and many more fixes/improvements make No Man’s Sky Beyond one of the best Space Exploration and not only titles.
3. X4 Foundations
Developer : Egosoft
Release Date & Platforms : 3.0 & Split DLC – Q4 2019, PC
X4 Foundations is an empire building space game where you get to create your own space stations, fleets and impose your will to its universe.
X4 Foundations was released officially on November 30th 2018 but it keeps evolving today with new updates, fixes and improvements.
Its next major 3.0 update is planned to release along with the game’s first DLC, Split Vendetta, sometime in the last quarter of 2019.
4. Elite Dangerous
Developer : Frontier Developments
Release Date & Platforms : Personal Fleet Carriers – December 2019, PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One
Another title that has been released for a while, Elite Dangerous keeps evolving every year.
The pinnacle of Elite in 2019 is going to be the release of personal Fleet Carriers with the December update.
5. Infinity Battlescape
Developer : I-Novae Studios
Release Date & Platforms : Steam Early Access – September 27th 2019, PC
A pure PVP space sim taking place in a seamless true scale Star system. Although early in development, Infinity Battlescape offers everything it promishes and is already gorgeous.
The official release of the game is planned to happen sometime before the end of 2020.
6. EVE Online
Developer : CCP Games
Release Date & Platforms : Monthly Updates, PC
What to say about EVE Online that has not been said already. One of the biggest and complex space games that is still going strong after more than a decade since its official release.
EVE Online is the game that every space fan should have tried at least once. Thanks to its Free to Play model it is also now more accessible to casual players than ever.
7. Dual Universe
Developer : Novaquark
Release Date & Platforms : Q3-Q4 2020, PC
Dual Universe is one of the most anticipated Space building titles thanks to its Voxel mechanics and the continuous single shard technology that will pit hundreds or possibly thousands of players against each other in a fully editable universe.
8. Kerbal Space Program 2
Developer : Star Theory Games
Release Date & Platforms : Q2 2020 – PC, PS4, Xbox One
Kerbal Space Program 2, the sequel to one of the most successful space building/exploration titles of all times, is finally becoming a reality.
KSP 2 will have multiplayer, mods and will allow players to travel farther than ever before with the use of new technologies.
9. Everspace 2
Developer : ROCKFISH Games
Release Date & Platforms : Steam Early Access – September 2020, Official Release – 2021, PC, PS4, Xbox One
Everspace 2 is another sequel that builds upon the success of its predecessor. Everspace 2 will keep the fast-paced action we learned to love in the first title but will move on from its roguelike elements.
The sequel is going to be an open world RPG instead.
10. Beyond Good and Evil 2
Developer : Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montpellier
Release Date & Platforms : TBD – PC, PS4, Xbox One
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is one of the most anticipated space titles today. A prequel to the first title that will allow players to explore and fight as a space pirate.
There is no official release date announced yet but there are plenty of rumors about a 2020 Beta release.
Some more space games that i think we should mention include :
Developer : Keen Software House
Release Date & Platforms : February 28th 2019, Economy Update – August 22nd 2019, PC
Space Engineers not only officially released out of Beta this year but also had a major update recently, adding trading to the game.
The Outer Wilds
Developer : Mobius Digital
Release Date & Platforms : May 29th 2019, PC, Xbox One
A more relaxed, exploration focused space game with similarities to No Man’s Sky.
Between the Stars
Developer : Isolated Games
Release Date & Platforms : Steam Early Access – May 28th 2019, PC
Another good space action game with rpg growth.
Developer : Cloud Imperium Games
Release Date & Platforms : Beta – Q3 2020?
The single player campaign of Star Citizen, featuring a rich cast of Holywood stars. The beta of Squadron 42 was originally planned for the second quarter of 2020 but was delayed for three months.
It is now expected to release on Q3 2020 but if we take into consideration the myriads of problems Star Citizen and Squadron 42 are still facing, as well as their history of delays, it would not be a surprise to see it being delayed again.
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