What are the best space games with planetary landing?

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    #1Kerbal Space Program

    Kerbal Space Program

    Kerbal Space Program is a sandbox science and space simulation video game developed by Squad and published by Private Division. It can be played on Microsoft Windows and macOS computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    $39.99

    Anika Lobo
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "While this is still in a more of a 'beta' mode it has a lot to offer, so go into it knowing that there's more to come! Currently, it's a lot rolled into one game, and it's pretty epic. Including, but not limited to, a combination of physics, education, sandbox mode, management, and a god-like game. "
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    #2Space Engineers

    Space Engineers
    This is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. Players build space ships, space stations, planetary outposts of various sizes and uses (civil and military), pilot ships and travel through space to explore planets and gather resources to survive. 
    Games

    Windows

    $24.99- (Early Access Game)

    Carl Porter
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Space Engineers is a fun game if you like messing around with objects. It offers a lot of different ways to do things and the ability to experiment. It can get old after a while though. "
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    #3Rodina

    Rodina
    Rodina is the perfect game for people that likes to explore planets
    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Stephanie Hill
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "Rodina lacks game content but makes up for that with the promise of more to come. I really appreciate the fact that I don't have to wait on loading screens with this game. The game also offers quite a bit of freedom with customising your spaceship. Gameplay is surprisingly captivating, even at this bare-bones level, and it will be exciting to be part of this game's growth. "
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    #4Star Citizen

    Star Citizen
    Star Citizen is a space trading and combat simulation game with tens of millions in crowdfunding raised so far. The game has been developed by Robert Space industries and takes exploration in a sci fi level to a new level.
    Software

    Windows

    $45

    Sara Fields
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "Every once in awhile I get an itch to play space games with planetary landing in them. This most recent time, I tried Star Citizen, and OH MY GOSH it's so immersive it's just crazy. The mechanics are great, and even their website is pretty awesome. I can't wait to play some more. In fact, why am I still typing this when I could be in the game already!"
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    #5Elite 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

    Christopher Crawford
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "While there's not an amazing narrative to follow or set goals that offer much satisfaction, I'm someone that just likes exploring space and traversing across planets. It's a great sandbox game and I went in with the knowledge that this game was that, so I was perfectly fine with much of the game being about landing on planet after planet and just exploring them with my own goals."
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    #6No Man's Sky

    No Man's Sky
    Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction. In No Man's Sky you can explore and survive in a procedurally generated universe with 18.4 quintillion planets.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $59.99

    Jordan Schneider
    Written on June 5, 2017
    "Space games have always captured my imagination. My favorite aspect of any space game is the planetary landings. No Man's Sky was hyped up to be the space simulator of the decade but the hype was short lived after it's release. The planetary landings in the game were adequate but almost every other part of the game was generic and bland. I demanded a refund as did many others for the biggest disappointment of the decade. "
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    #7Mass Effect Trilogy

    Mass Effect Trilogy
    The Mass Effect trilogy is an action RPG third-person shooter series developed by BioWare. The gameplay mixes action role-playing and third-person shooting with a AI team based combat. There is also large universe to explore that features many characters where interaction contains choice based branching dialogue.
    Games

    Windows

    Free- 29.99

    Aillean Anaithnid
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "Possibly the best space themed game series ever yet produced. I have played through several times & always discover something I had not experienced before. This trilogy is magic & wonder wrapped up in a game trilogy. To me, being able to play it in a console means I don’t have to worry about whether or not my rig can handle it."

Summary

Best What are the best space games with planetary landing
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Kerbal Space ProgramGames 2 Paid
2Space EngineersGames 2 Paid
3RodinaGames 2 Paid
4Star CitizenSoftware 1 Paid
5Elite DangerousGames 1 Paid
6No Man's SkyGames 1 Paid
7Mass Effect TrilogyGames -1 Free
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