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List Rules Vote 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 games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated space trading and combat simulation games games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest space trading and combat simulation games games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these space trading and combat simulation games games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging space trading and combat simulation games 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.

Games here include everything from Cool Spot to Elite.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best space trading and combat simulation games 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 Games of All Time
Freelancer 2003 Freelancer is a space trading and combat simulation video game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It is a chronological sequel to Digital Anvil's Starlancer, a ...more

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Elite: Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Elite: Dangerous 2014 Elite: Dangerous is a space adventure, trading, and combat simulator that is the fourth release in the Elite video game series. Piloting a spaceship, the player explores a realistic 1:1 scale ...more

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X3: Terran Conflict is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
X3: Terran Conflict X3: Terran Conflict, is a space trading and combat simulator from German developer Egosoft and is the culmination of their X series of computer games. Described as a stand alone game, based on ...more

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Wing Commander: Privateer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Wing Commander: Privateer 1993 Wing Commander: Privateer is an adventure space flight simulation computer game released by Origin Systems in 1993. Privateer and its storyline is part of the Wing Commander series. Privateer ...more

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Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Eve Online 2003 Eve Online is a player-driven, persistent-world massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in a science fiction space setting, developed and published by CCP Games. Characters pilot ...more

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X2: The Threat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
X2: The Threat 2003 X2: The Threat is a computer game developed by Egosoft for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It is part of the X Computer Game Series. It was released in 2003 and is a sequel to X: Beyond the ...more

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Elite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Elite 1984 Elite is a seminal space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in September ...more

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X: Beyond the Frontier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
X: Beyond the Frontier Jul 01 1999 X: Beyond the Frontier is a video game created by Egosoft for Windows. The first of the X series, it is a space trading and combat simulator game, mostly set in the fictional X-Universe. Upon ...more

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X3: Reunion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
X3: Reunion Oct 28 2005 X3: Reunion is a single-player space trading and combat game developed by Egosoft and published by Deep Silver. It is the third installment in the X universe adventure video game series and the ...more

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Gazillionaire Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
JabonDix added Gazillionaire Deluxe 1996

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Space Rangers 2: Dominators is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Space Rangers 2: Dominators Space Rangers 2: Dominators, released in North America with the subtitle Rise of the Dominators, is a multi-genre science fiction computer game developed by Elemental Games for Windows and first ...more

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Star Citizen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Star Citizen Star Citizen is an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game for Microsoft Windows and Linux. Star Citizen will consist of two main components: first-person space combat, mining and ...more

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Frontier: Elite II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Frontier: Elite II 1993 Frontier: Elite II is a space trading and combat simulator video game written by David Braben and published by GameTek in 1993 and released on the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS. It is the first sequel ...more

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Wing Commander III: Heart of t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger 1994 Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger is the critically acclaimed third main game in Chris Roberts' Wing Commander science fiction space combat simulation video game series, developed and ...more

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Privateer 2: The Darkening is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Russ Smith added Privateer 2: The Darkening 1996 In this video game/interactive movie, you see the world through the eyes of Lev Arris. Arris wakes up in a hospital after surviving the crash of the space-ship Canera. He has partial amnesia and ...more

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Escape Velocity Nova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Escape Velocity Nova 2002 Escape Velocity Nova is a video game by Ambrosia Software, in collaboration with ATMOS. It is the third game in the Escape Velocity series of space trading & combat games.

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Wing Commander II: Vengeance o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi 1991 Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi is the first sequel in Chris Roberts' Wing Commander science fiction space combat simulator franchise of computer games, produced by Origin Systems. ...more

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Wing Commander is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Wing Commander 1990 Wing Commander is the first, eponymous game in Chris Roberts' science fiction space simulation franchise Wing Commander by Origin Systems. The game was first released for the PC DOS on September ...more

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Wing Commander IV: The Price o... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom 1995 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom is the fourth main game in Chris Roberts' Wing Commander science fiction space combat simulator video game series, produced by Origin Systems and released ...more

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Space Trader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
JabonDix added Space Trader 2007 Space Trader is a video game developed by the Canadian developer HermitWorks, for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and iOS. It was released on July 25, 2007. It started development in 2005, ...more

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SunDog: Frozen Legacy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
SunDog: Frozen Legacy 1984 SunDog: Frozen Legacy is a 1984 space trading and combat simulator video game. SunDog was first developed for the Apple II, with version 1.0 being released in March 1984, and version 1.1 ...more

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Frontier: First Encounters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Frontier: First Encounters 1995 Frontier: First Encounters, also referred to as FFE or Elite III, is a space trading and combat simulator video game developed by Frontier Developments and published by Gametek in 1995 for DOS. ...more

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Space Rangers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Space Rangers Space Rangers is a multi-genre computer game by the Russian company Elemental Games, released by 1C Company in 2002. It is critically acclaimed and popular in its home country, Finland and parts ...more

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Escape Velocity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Escape Velocity Jan 01 1996 Escape Velocity is a single-player role-playing space trading and combat video game series first introduced in 1996 by Ambrosia Software for the Apple Macintosh. Two other similar games based on ...more

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Darkened Skye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Darkened Skye 2002 Darkened Skye is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game developed by Boston Animation. It was released for Microsoft Windows and the Nintendo GameCube in North America in 2002 and ...more

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Adventures in the Stars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Adventures in the Stars Jan 01 1987

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The DinoHunters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
The DinoHunters Apr 24 2006 The DinoHunters is an advertisement-supported first-person shooter and machinima series created by Kuma Reality Games. Using Valve's Source for its engine, The Dinohunters is distributed in free ...more

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Escape Velocity Override is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Escape Velocity Override 1998 Escape Velocity Override is a space trading simulator game developed by Ambrosia Software for the Apple Macintosh. It is the sequel to Escape Velocity with an extended version of the original ...more

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Battlecruiser 3000AD is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Battlecruiser 3000AD 1996 Battlecruiser 3000AD is a science fiction computer game, noted for its long, troubled development history.

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Global Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Global Gladiators Jan 01 1992 Global Gladiators is a 1992 platform game by Virgin Interactive, originally programmed by David Perry for the Mega Drive/Genesis and eventually ported by other Virgin Interactive teams in Europe ...more

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Saving the Port is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Saving the Port Saving the Port is a computer game developed in Iran by the Multimedia Office of Tebyan.

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Flatspace is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Space Trading And Combat Simulation Games Games of All Time
Flatspace 2003 Flatspace is an indie game for Microsoft Windows released in 2003, in which the player assumes the role of a spaceship captain. A sequel, Flatspace II: The Rise of the Scarrid, was released in ...more