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The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

Updated October 13, 2019 1.2k votes 334 voters 20.7k views31 items

List RulesVote up the best video games in the space trading and combat simulation games genre.

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

Games here include everything from Cool Spot to Elite and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best space trading and combat simulation games?" and "What is the greatest space trading and combat simulation games game of all time?

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    Freelancer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
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    DeveloperDigital Anvil

    Freelancer is a space trading and combat simulation video game developed by Digital Anvil and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Wing Commander: Privateer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperOrigin Systems

    Wing Commander: Privateer is an adventure space flight simulation computer game released by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Elite: Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperFrontier Developments

    Elite: Dangerous is a space adventure, trading, and combat simulator that is the fourth... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    X2: The Threat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperFreeverse, Egosoft

    X2: The Threat is a computer game developed by Egosoft for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Gazillionaire Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperLavaMind

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    Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
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    DeveloperCCP Games

    Eve Online is a player-driven, persistent-world massively multiplayer online role-playing game... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    X3: Terran Conflict is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
    X3: Terran Conflict, is a space trading and combat simulator from German developer Egosoft and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Privateer 2: The Darkening is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperOrigin Systems

    In this video game/interactive movie, you see the world through the eyes of Lev Arris. Arris...amazon buy button
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    Wing Commander IV: The Price o is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperOrigin Systems

    Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom is the fourth main game in Chris Roberts' Wing... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Wing Commander II: Vengeance o is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperOrigin Systems

    Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi is the first sequel in Chris Roberts' Wing... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    X: Beyond the Frontier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperEgosoft

    X: Beyond the Frontier is a video game created by Egosoft for Windows. The first of the X... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Space Rangers 2: Dominators is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
    Space Rangers 2: Dominators, released in North America with the subtitle Rise of the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    3030 Deathwar Redux is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
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    DeveloperBird in Sky

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    Darkened Skye is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperBoston Animation

    Darkened Skye is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game developed by Boston... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Escape Velocity Nova is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperAmbrosia Software, ATMOS Software

    Escape Velocity Nova is a video game by Ambrosia Software, in collaboration with ATMOS. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Prosperous Universe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    Developersimulogics

    In Prosperous Universe, you are the CEO of your own spacefaring company. Explore the galaxy, design spaceships, forge alliances, and most importantly: produce, trade, transport, and profit. Manage your business through a highly customizable user interface named APEX, accessible via web browser. Contribute to a purely player-driven MMO economy in a persistent universe allowing for unique experiences, a multitude of play styles, and no grind to speak of. With its emphasis on realism in everything from the economy to space travel, Prosperous Universe provides a unique experience to players of all backgrounds.

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    X3: Reunion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
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    DeveloperEgosoft

    X3: Reunion is a single-player space trading and combat game developed by Egosoft and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Space Trader is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
    Space Trader is a video game developed by the Canadian developer HermitWorks, for Microsoft... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Frontier: Elite II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperFrontier Developments, GameTek

    Frontier: Elite II is a space trading and combat simulator video game written by David Braben... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Global Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperVirgin Interactive, Virgin Group

    Global Gladiators is a 1992 platform game by Virgin Interactive, originally programmed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Elite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
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    Elite

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    DeveloperIan Bell, David Braben

    Elite is a seminal space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Star Citizen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
    Star Citizen is an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game for Microsoft... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Escape Velocity is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperAmbrosia Software

    Escape Velocity is a single-player role-playing space trading and combat video game series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Wing Commander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time

    DeveloperOrigin Systems

    Wing Commander is the first, eponymous game in Chris Roberts' science fiction space simulation... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Space Rangers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games of All Time
    Space Rangers is a multi-genre computer game by the Russian company Elemental Games, released... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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