Total Nerd The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam  

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If you desire to explore the stars but don't have time to waste training with NASA, then these PC space games for Steam are the next best thing. There are plenty of cool PC space games available on Steam, but instead of wasting time in the Steam store, check out these recommendations which have been ranked by gamers like you. All of these PC games take place in space, whether it's a space station, foreign planets, or even the moon.

Want to stay on earth, but help someone else get to the moon? Try the rocket building space game, Kerbal Space Program. Is destruction on unimaginable scale more your speed? There's the physics based sandbox space game, Universe Sandbox ², which lets you smash galaxies together just to see what would happen. If those don't sound good, then xxplore an infinite number of galaxies in a procedurally generated space game like No Man's Sky or Starbound.

There's a never ending expanse of space games on Steam. Vote on the games below to find out which PC space game is the best in the galaxy.  If there are any that are not on this list, go ahead and add your favorite Steam space video games at the bottom.

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Elite: Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam

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Stellaris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Stellaris Paradox Development Studio

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10 8
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
BioWare

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9 7
Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Kerbal Space Program Squad

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6 4
Civilization: Beyond Earth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Civilization: Beyond Earth Firaxis Games

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Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Jelle Boeckxstaens added Straight Right, BioWare

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10 9
Universe Sandbox ² is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Universe Sandbox ² Giant Army

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10 9
FTL: Faster Than Light is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam

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9 8
ASTRONEER is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
ASTRONEER System Era Softworks

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8 7
Osiris: New Dawn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Osiris: New Dawn Fenix Fire Entertainment

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7 7
RimWorld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
RimWorld Ludeon Studios

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7 7
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Savage Entertainment, Pandemic Studios

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6 6
Starbound is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Chucklefish Ltd

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5 5
System Shock 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Looking Glass Technologies, Inc., Irrational Games

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4 5
Avorion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Avorion Boxelware

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10 12
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
CCP Games

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8 10
Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
The Creative Assembly

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7 9
Stationeers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Stationeers RocketWerkz

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6 8
Prey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam

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9 12
Space Engineers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Space Engineers Keen Software House

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5 8
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Visceral Games

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10 14
No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
No Man's Sky Hellogames

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2 5
AI War: Fleet Command is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam

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1 4
The Swapper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Facepalm Games

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1 4
Bit Blaster XL is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Space Games on Steam
Bit Blaster XL Nickervision Studios