Some of the best games set online in 2021 are set in outer space and we have for you a selection of the best ones. Of course, trying to pick out the best ones was not an easy task, developers have been releasing space titles for several decades now. Independent development studios have been able to use Kickstarter too for funding which has increased the number of space faring games to an even greater level. In 2021, you will find games showcasing gambling in space and even one new game which allows players to lead an army of waifu’s into space battles – scroll down to number eight on our list for this!

Zorg Empire

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Released in the first decade of the 2000s, Zorg Empire is a free-to-play multiplayer real time browser strategy game that enjoys a cult following in 2021. Zorg empire offers players the opportunity to build their own space-faring kingdom and army. The aim of the game is to expand into space by gathering resources and building spaceships of varying design and size. Once your ships are built, you must use them to defeat pirates and other players from around the world.

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You can create a Zorg Empire account using your Facebook login, so it is simple to do. Furthermore, the game has been updated and improved greatly since it was first released. So, if you are reading this for nostalgia purposes, you might want to go ahead and try it out again as it has never looked and played better. Check out the Zorg Empire tour.

Megaways Slots

Although often overlooked, Megaways slots are among the most played online games over the past couple of years. There are hundreds of these types of slot games, but we thought we would take you through two of the most popular games in the series, Hypernova, and Starquest Megaways – both of which are set in space.

Hypernova Megaways takes its title from the name for the collapse of a massive star and is a popular game due in part to its space theme. Starquest Megaways takes the player into outer space as they spin the reels to land the paying symbols. Some of the symbols include images of various exotic stars and celestial objects as well as a female astronaut.

These space faring slots are regarded as some of the best Megaways slot games. Lots of online slot sites and casinos allow their players to play both Hypernova and Starquest Megaways games too.

No Man’s Sky

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Whilst many were ultimately disappointed with the depth of No Man’s Sky, we still think that this space-themed game deserved its place on our list of the 8 top online games set in space. No Man’s Sky lets players take their spaceship and travel throughout space to an unlimited number of different planets, each with unique atmospheres and landscapes.

You will encounter a series of weird and wonderful native animals on these planets – some friendly and others rather not so. No Man’s Sky was the first game of its kind. The developers Hello Games created an infinite online space world that showcased an online universe so huge, the likelihood of ever running into another player was and still is less than a 1% chance.

The graphics are immense and as of April 2021, we fully expect the developers to continue adding content to the game.

Kerbal Space Programme

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Kerbal Space Programme is a little different from the rest of the games on this list. Kerbal centers around a more realistic type of space adventure. First of all, players must build a space vessel which is capable of getting itself three foot off the ground. Hitting certain targets and milestones is extremely rewarding. Let us know how you feel when your vessel lands finally land on the moon, please!

Be warned, you will fail countless times before you manage to succeed but this fact does not make Kerbal and less fun.

Elite Dangerous

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If you feel your dream of becoming an astronaut and exploring space slip away, this is the game for you. Elite Dangerous is set in our very own Milky Way galaxy and has been built to scale. However, you don’t have to be a simple explorer. You can become a cargo trader traveling from planet to planet delivering your loads or make your way as a mercenary – a gun for hire for whichever faction or space company pays you the most.

Elite Dangerous mods continue to be released and if you have access to an Oculus Rift device then your experience is about to get even better as Elite Dangerous can be combined with the Oculus Rift.

Galactic Civilisations 3

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A turn-based strategy video game, Galactic Civilisations 3 lets you play from a choice of different alien civilization (including human beings) as you look to claim planets and resources for yourself against the other alien factions.

The AI is a little dated, unfortunately, which is why we recommend playing this game with several of your friends online. Galactic Civilisations III is one of the largest 4X strategy games currently on the market. The game has several expansions too which certainly enhance the experience. Just watch out for the non-organic robot aliens!

Distant Worlds: Universe

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A second 4X game on our list, Distant Worlds: Universe is predominantly a trading game in which you must do your best to build your bank account whilst talking with alien races and discussing diplomatic opportunities with them. This game is full of everything and anything you can expect from a sandbox space game.

An entire galaxy is simulated, the scale is massive, and you can play multiple games without one ever being close to the same as another. You can decide the age of the galaxy and the aggression of aliens and pirates before you begin the game too.


Subverse by FOW Interactive — Kickstarter

Subverse was released on Steam in 2021 and on the weekend of its release, immediately made its way to #2 ranking on the Steam sales chart. Developed by Studio FOW, crowdfunding for the game raised more than £1.6 million within one month.

The gameplay is similar to Mass Effect. However, there is a unique selling point to this space game, and it is on the erotic side. Joining the game’s main male protagonist are different Waifus. The game is largely based on erotic and lewd interactions with the male protagonist’s female crew.

Players looking to download Subverse from Steam in Germany, South Korea, and China are not permitted due to the game’s racey theme. However, the company did set up its own site where gamers from those countries are able to download the game. Just so you know, the female voice acting has been given high kudos.

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