What are the best RPG space games?

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    #1FTL: Faster Than Light

    FTL: Faster Than Light

    FTL: Faster Than Light is a strategy and simulation game for Windows and Mac. This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy. It was developed by Subset Games.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    $9.99

    Vicente Vásquez
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "Faster Than Light is a refreshing simulation game. I had to guide and protect my team through space which was really fun. I really liked the ship selection."
  2. 24

    #2Freelancer

    Freelancer

    Experience a vast, open-ended universe filled with an infinite number of adventures. You are the freelancer Edison Trent, an intergalactic jack-of-all-trades. Your mission: whatever you want. Become a smuggler or a ruthless space thug, a naval hero or a trader. 

    Games

    Windows

    Check price

    Bobby Brown
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "Freelance is my go to when I want to unwind. This is the best RPG space game, hands down. There are tons of upgrades and addons, the fun is unlimited! I have not been able to find another that exceeds my expectations the way that Freelancer does. "
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    #3Mass Effect 2

    Mass Effect 2
    Recruit. Explore. Control. Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new enemy has emerged. On the fringes of known space, something is silently abducting entire human colonies.
    Games

    Xbox 360, Windows

    Check price

    Dylan Price
    Written on May 14, 2017
    "Mass Effect 2 is an amazing game. The enemies in this game are difficult to beat which adds a really fun challenge. The weapon choices and alliance options make this game so easy to personalize. The graphics in this game are great, I would definitely recommend it!"

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    #4Rebel Galaxy

    Rebel Galaxy

    Rebel Galaxy is a thrilling space adventure, with action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and "negotiation" with the outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    Henry Jordan
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "With a lack of games in the current market, I've been looking forward to playing a RPG space game. Just when I thought I couldn't find any, I came across Rebel Galaxy. Rebel Galaxy solves my problem of my desire to play a RPG space game, and it does so with stellar gameplay and mechanics. "
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    #5Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
    5 years after the events of the award-winning original, the Sith are on the verge of crushing the Old Republic. As a lone Jedi, will you follow the light side or succumb to the dark?
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    James Warren
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "While the game is a bit older, Knights of the Old Republic 2 is an awesome RPG game set in space. It takes place in the star wars environment and keeps you hooked from beginning to end. The game gets overall great reviews and I agree that it's a must play."
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    #6Star Trek: 25th Anniversary

    Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
    Star Trek: 25th Anniversary is a point-and-click adventure with multiple solutions and moral choices, combined with a first-person starship simulator. As Captain Kirk, you'll control phasers, photon torpedoes, shields, and communications.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Gabriel Caballero
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "If you're a fan of Star Trek, as well as RPGs, this game may be for you. It's not just a game, though, but rather a special anniversary edition of the 25-year-old series! Some of them are quite old, but for a true fan, it's more of a story-telling adventure than a worry about graphics or gameplay. Check it out and either relive, or explore for the first time, the early Star Trek video game collection!"
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    #7Elite Dangerous

    Elite Dangerous

    Elite Dangerous is a space simulation game developed by Frontier Developments and first released in 2015. It lets players explore an open-world cutthroat galaxy where players battle it out to freedom and glory.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $29.99

    Devansh Mehta
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "This is not good. I love space adventures. Trust me, I've played them all. From galaga to space invaders, but this is just cheap, mass=produced junk that maybe could sustain the attention of a toddler. But I doubt it. Everything about this is just bad. No. I don't recommend. "
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    #8Endless Sky

    Endless Sky
    Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game inspired by the classic Escape Velocity series. Work your way up from a relatively wimpy shuttle, cargo ship, or fighter, to a highly upgraded and customized flagship or to a massive fleet of warships or freighters.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Justin Grant
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "Not quite a true RPG, but rather an arcade shooter, this game takes place in the vast emptiness of space, where you'll be piloting various spaceships and fighting off hundreds more. Build and upgrade your rig outfitting it with all sorts of guns and attachments, to take your spaceflight adventure to the next level. "
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    #9EVE Online

    EVE Online

    EVE Online is developed and published by CCP Games, which is a space MMO in which the players really dictate the game's story. It contains a total number of 7,800 star systems that can be visited by players.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jesse Lucas
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "A free game and the graphics are cool!"
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    #10System Shock 2

    System Shock 2

    System Shock 2 is a first-person action role-playing video game, the sequel to System Shock and one of the most famous video games ever. It was developed by Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios and was published by Nightdive Studios.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Johnny King
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Ahh, I remember System Shock quite well from my early days of video gaming. It is a wonderful space based RPG that is quite a bit different from Final Fantasy and the likes, but uses the same turn based fight systems and the like to provide a different take on the RPG genre that works. Definitely check it out on an emulator or other system."
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    #11Galactic Phantasy Prelude

    Galactic Phantasy Prelude

    Galactic Phantasy Prelude is an Action Space RPG in which you have to drive a spaceship and gather a fleet. Plan your strategy and develop tactics to rule the entire galaxy.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Matthew Martinez
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "I think Galactic Phantasy Prelude has the potential to be a great RPG space game. The controls are a bit tricky once you get started, and the tutorial is a bit lackluster so there is a bit of a learning curve once you get started with this game. However, overall the game is a great time sink."
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    #12Mass Effect 3

    Mass Effect 3
    Mass Effect 3 plunges you into an all-out galactic war to take Earth back from a nearly unstoppable foe - and how you fight that war is entirely up to you.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox 360

    Check price

    Jerry Beck
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Mass Effect 3 is a very good game, though I might not strictly classify it as an RPG. It is equally as much about futuristic gun and melee combat. The game's story and lore are compelling and absorbing, as many long time fans probably already know. Anyone interested in the series probably already has this game, and it's a good introduction to Mass Effect for those who haven't played any of the other titles."
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    #13Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is the first computer RPG set in the Star Wars universe. The game was developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts and was first released on November 19, 2003.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Xbox

    $9.99

    Russell Day
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "STARWARS Knights of the Old Republic was a retro gem I came across while playtesting many different RPGs. The storyline, characters, and gameplay were all amazing and really immersed you into the starwars world. Although the graphics were lacking and the gameplay was not as long as I hoped, it was a "stellar" time. I almost prefer that the game was shorter because it felt perfect for the storyline, and did not drag on. "
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    #14XCOM: Enemy Within

    XCOM: Enemy Within

    XCOM: Enemy Within is an action game that allows you to play in a 3rd person point of view. In this game, you have to win against alien invaders using weapons and abilities while carrying powerful and dangerous fighting tools.

    Games

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Willie Chapman
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "XCOM: Enemy Within is one of the most popular new releases around for the PC. It runs on PC's and iOS devices as well. It's hugely popular and really fun. It's probably one of the best selling new games on the market. Half shooter and half RTS, it has all the bases covered."

Summary

Best What are the best RPG space games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FTL: Faster Than LightGames 26 Paid
2FreelancerGames 24 Paid
3Mass Effect 2Games 22 Paid
4Rebel GalaxyGames 15 Paid
5Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith LordsGames 14 Paid
6Star Trek: 25th AnniversaryGames 14 Paid
7Elite DangerousGames 14 Paid
8Endless SkyGames 13 Free
9EVE OnlineGames 11 Free
10System Shock 2Games 10 Paid
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