The Descent et Descent Freespace series
Descent 1,Descent 2, Descent 3 and
Descent Freespace 1 and Freespace 2 are well known Space Opera shooter
games. One of the Descent serie's highlights are the great quality of
the soundtrack and level design.
Freelancer is a cult classic Space Opera game
published by Microsoft. In top of its original qualities, a lots of
mods created by the players further improves Freelancer's
Homeworld 1 and Homeworld Cataclysm
Homeworld 1 and Homeworld
Cataclysm are amongs the best Space Opera games existing for PC. As for
Homeworld 2, it is a good game but not on the level of HW1 and HW:
Cataclysm. And here is why: In HW2, some of HW: Cataclysm's inventions
have disappeared and the player can't wander anymore in the
systems to collect the remaining ressources and/or repair his
fleet after the missions have ended.
Haegemonia : Legions Of Iron
Hegemonia : Legions of Iron is one of the best
Space Opera existing
and was a visual prowess when he was published (The graphics today are
still very good) and features great soundtracks. As for the game's
possibility, they are very interesting : Conquest planets and manage
them through building constructions, population growth, terraforming,
units production, ... The only downside of the game are the scale
ration between units and planets which is a little over the edge and
the small number of units the player can control (But for the later,
this can be fixed through modding, so it's not so much of a problem). A
trully excellent game.
about the Space Opera videogame Haegemonia Legions of Iron.
Darkstar One is a good Space Opera which features
: Trade, play as a pirate or as a smuggler, ... and a lots of good
cutscenes which enhance the scenario.
Nexus : The Jupiter Incident
Nexus: The Jupiter Incide is a classic Space Opera
The game features impressive graphics, a fantastic scenario and the
Space combat are very realistic. Also in Nexus, the player can't
collect ressources because the whole game is entirely focused on
combats. Nexus is part of the Cult Classic Imperium Galactica serie.
I-War 1 and Independance War 2 : Edge of Chaos
Independance War 1 and Indepandance War 2 : Edge
Chaos are amongs the best Space combat simulator games existing and
they both enjoy a great scenario deserved by amazing cutscenes (As an
example, Edge of Chaos' intro cutscene lasts around 10 minutes). As for
the controls, they are difficult at first but when you understand how
it works, they are very practical and allow a wide range of
The Star Wars serie
The Space Opera videogames Star Wars : Knight
of the old Republic, Starfighter, Empire at War and
Jedi Academy on pc are cult classic games.
Frontier : Elite
Frontier: Elite is a Mythical Space Opera serie.
The Elite serie has 4 episodes : Elite, Elite 2, Elite 3 and Elite :
Dangerous published in 2014.
Theses 4 Elite videogames are cult classic pc games and amazing Space
Amongs others, one of the highlights of the Elite serie is the
possibility to touch down manually on planets and Elite IV : Dangerous
allows the player to visit around 300000 Solar systems.
Star Wolves 1
Star Wolves is a Space Opera serie which features
Space combats with
Strategy and Roleplay elements. It is indeed possible to
characters and the equipment evolve with Xp points and in some missions
the decisions taken by the player have an impact on the storyline. As
an example, Star Wolves 1 has 3 differents endings which depends on the
Starlancer is an excellent Space simulation /
videogame. The storyline is classic but the univers which appears alive
and the protagonists met ingame are interesting.
The Wing Commander series
Wing Commander is a well known and a cult classic
3d Space Combat
Simulator serie. Some of the episodes of the Wing Commander serie
like Wing Commander III : Heart of the Tiger and
Wing Commander IV : The Price of Freedom have been adapted
on Playstation (PS1).
Master of Orion 1 and 2
Master of Orion 1 and Master Orion 2 are cult classic Space Opera games and like Elite they have marked
the Space Opera's history on PC. Master of Orion is a serie of game which focuses on strategy and management in Space.
Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3
Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 are very good
Space Opera games.
In the Mass Effect serie, the player doesn't stay only in his vessel
but he passes a lots of time on planets where he has to accomplish
FPS-like missions. The precursor of this Space Opera genre are the games from the Elite serie and Battlecruiser Millenium.
As for Mass Effect Andromeda, it is not a classic game.
X2, X3 and X3 Terran Conflict
The Space Opera videogames X-Beyond The
X-Tension, X2: The Threat, X3:
Reunion and X3: Terran Conflict are famous 3D Space simulation games
which offer a wide range of possibilities (especially in the last games
from the serie where the player can trade, buy and sell space stations,
space complexes, create products to sell them, become a pirate, capture
ships or transport passengers or slaves in order to sell them, ...
No Man's Sky
The Space Opera No Man's Sky has marked the history of
the videogames (and not just on PC) in 2 ways : When he was released in
2016 it was a very average game and got destroyed by the critics for
being what it was. But then, the developpers Hello Games didn't abandon
the title and since then, they have released a LOTS of very important
DLCs for free which transformed this initially below-average game into
a great game worth to play, even today as... their free DLCs even
improved the game's graphics. But not only that their DLCs included
extensive Bug fixes, a multiplayers mode which allow to players playing
in PC and game consoles to play together... and of course : They added
a mOTs of contents and features to their game. Like... what they
promised before the game was out, plus features and contents demanded
by the players. So, what kind of game is No Man's Sky ? It is a Space
Opera game where the player can even travel to planets, build bases
there (including under waters... thanks to one of the free dlcs), farm
materials, ect... All in all, this game has combats in space but the
game focuses more on planet exploration and farming.