The best classic and old school Space Sim games

Frontier: Elite II

Frontier: Elite II

The 350th game on GamesNostalgia is our favourite game ever: Frontier: Elite II. You can download here the PC version, which had a more advanced graphics engine, featuring texture mapping, compared to the Amiga version.

Year: 1993 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2020-12-17Tags: 3d amiga original game polygons science fiction shoot em up space flight space sim texture map trading

Frontier: First Encounters

Frontier: First Encounters

Frontier: First Encounters is a space combat and trading sim created by David Braben with his company Frontier Developments. First Encounters is the third installment of the Elit...

Year: 1995 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 3d combat sim physics polygons space exploration space flight space sim spaceship texture map trading

Star Control

Star Control

Star Control is an action/strategy game developed by Toys for Bob and published by Accolade in 1990 for Amiga and MS-DOS. It is the first installment of the Star Control series th...

Year: 1990 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: multiplayer science fiction space exploration space flight space sim

Elite

Elite

Elite is a famous space flight and trading sim created by David Braben and Ian Bell (with their company, Mr Micro), published by Acornsoft and Firebird, and released for several home computers starting from 1984.

Year: 1988 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2020-12-16Tags: 3d bbc micro business simulation flight polygons real-time science fiction shoot em up space flight space sim trading

Whale's Voyage II

Whale's Voyage II

Whale's Voyage II: Die Übermacht, released in 1995, is the sequel to the sci-fi RPG Whale's Voyage created by neo Software. The game is a mix of role-playing, space exploration, trading and a bit of dungeon crawling.

Year: 1995 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-02-26Tags: dungeon crawler first-person real-time science fiction space sim trading

Outpost

Outpost

Outpost is a space colonization strategy game created by Sierra and released in 1994 for Windows 3x and Macintosh. As in many other science fiction classics, Earth will be destroy...

Year: 1994 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2020-10-28Tags: 4x isometric real-time science fiction space space exploration space sim

Elite Advanced

Elite Advanced

Elite Advanced is a reverse-engineered version of the famous space trading sim Elite by David Braben and Ian Bell. This new edition was created by AmiGer for the Amiga and released in 2005.

Year: 2005 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2021-03-25Tags: 3d mod polygons reverse engineered space sim trading

Starglider

Starglider

Starglider is a 3D space shooter created by the young programmer Jez San and published by Rainbird in 1986 for the Commodore 64, Atari ST, Apple II, ZX Spectrum, and other computers.

Year: 1987 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 3d atari st first-person space space flight space sim wireframe

Star Raiders

Star Raiders

Star Raiders is a space combat sim created by Atari and published in 1979 for the 8-bit computer series. It was later ported to Atari 2600, Atari 5200 and Atari ST. The game was c...

Year: 1979 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2019-09-11Tags: atari 8-bit combat sim first-person science fiction space flight space sim

Warhead

Warhead

Warhead is a space combat sim created by Glyn Williams and published in 1990 by Activision for Amiga and Atari ST. Just like Elite, you play the game from the cockpit of your ship...

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: action strategy atari st first-person polygons science fiction space flight space sim vector graphics