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The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

Updated June 21, 2019 10.3k votes 1.0k voters 28.4k views166 items

This is a list of the best science fiction games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated science fiction games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest science fiction games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these science fiction games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging science fiction games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new science fiction games.

Games on this list include BioShock and Halo: Combat Evolved.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best science fiction games?" and "What is the greatest science fiction game of all time?"
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  • Mass Effect1
    309
    119

    DeveloperEdge of Reality, BioWare, Demiurge Studios

    Mass Effect is a 2007 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game...  more
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  • Half-Life 22
    218
    80

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Half-Life 2 is the well-recieved sequel to Half-Life. Half-Life 2 takes place in the dystopian...  more
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  • Mass Effect 33
    215
    100

    DeveloperStraight Right, BioWare

    Mass Effect 3 is a 2012 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game...  more
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  • Half-Life4
    154
    61

    DeveloperValve Corporation, Gearbox Software

    Half-Life is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation,...  more
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  • BioShock5
    188
    90

    DeveloperIrrational Games

    BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston, and published by 2K...  more
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  • Fallout: New Vegas6

    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment

    Fallout: New Vegas is an action role-playing video game in the Fallout video game series. The...  more
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  • Portal 27
    166
    78

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Portal 2 is a 2011 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve...  more
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  • Fallout 38
    183
    88

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios,...  more
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  • Halo 29
    136
    54

    Halo 2

    2004

    DeveloperMicrosoft Studios, Bungie Studios, Pi Studios

    Halo 2 is a 2004 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. Released for the...  more
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  • Dead Space10
    158
    69

    DeveloperVisceral Games

    Dead Space is a 2008 science fiction survival horror video game developed by EA Redwood Shores...  more
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  • Halo 311
    120
    53

    Halo 3

    2007

    DeveloperBungie Studios

    Halo 3 is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie for the Xbox 360 console....  more
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  • StarCraft12
    127
    53

    DeveloperTHQ, Blizzard Entertainment

    StarCraft is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and published...  more
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  • Mass Effect 213
    111
    15

    DeveloperBioWare

    Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by...  more
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  • Portal14
    134
    69

    Portal

    2007

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Portal is a 2007 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed by Valve Corporation. The...  more
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  • BioShock Infinite15

    DeveloperIrrational Games, 2K Marin

    BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and...  more
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  • Dead Space 216
    105
    45

    DeveloperVisceral Games

    Dead Space 2 is a 2011 science fiction survival horror video game developed by Visceral Games...  more
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  • Doom17
    82
    31

    Doom

    1993

    Developerid Software, Williams Entertainment Inc.

    Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software....  more
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  • Metroid18
    57
    18

    DeveloperIntelligent Systems, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    Metroid is a military science fiction themed action-adventure video game, and the first entry...  more
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  • Fallout 419
    116
    57

    DeveloperBethesda Game Studios

    Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and...  more
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  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two20
    94
    53

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two

    2007

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two is a first-person shooter video game, the second episode in a series...  more
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  • Super Metroid21

    DeveloperIntelligent Systems, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    Super Metroid is a 1994 action-adventure game published by Nintendo, developed by its R&D1...  more
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  • Fallout22
    57
    17

    DeveloperBlack Isle Studios, Interplay Entertainment

    Fallout is an open world role-playing video game developed and published by Interplay...  more
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  • Borderlands 223

    DeveloperGearbox Software, Iron Galaxy Studios

    Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game, developed by Gearbox...  more
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  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown24

    DeveloperFiraxis Games, Feral Interactive

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a military turn-based tactical alien invasion/planetary defense...  more
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  • BioShock 225
    88
    50

    Developer2K Marin

    BioShock 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Marin for Microsoft Windows,...  more
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