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Dalarnas, Sweden
Member Since: May 08, 2002
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 11:42 AM UTC
I'm looking for excellent space sims. Can someone recommend one? Perhaps a game where one can choose combat or just flying time or just roaming...But it must have excellent graphics good control.
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 14, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 06:58 AM UTC

Don't know if it will fit your purpose but my son plays Star Wars Galaxy. It's an online pay monthly game. You have to build your character but there can be land based or space based things to do. Looks quite good.
You can download a 14 day free trial so give it a go. (Takes a while to download when setting it up though)

Just type SWG into google and you should find it easily.

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England - North East, United Kingdom
Member Since: October 03, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 08:02 AM UTC
Try and find a copy of Mocrosoft's 'Freelancer'

It reminded me of the old 'Elite' games bought up to speed.

Although there is combat (quite a lot actually) in the storyline, you also have to trade.
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Uusimaa, Finland
Member Since: March 30, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 11:27 AM UTC
Heard of Orbiter?
Freeware space flight simulator.
I haven't personally tried it (yet...), but I've read some reviews saying that the level of realism is such that you could "almost qualify for ESA by mastering it".
That goodbye-life stuff, I presume....

But damn, those 2001 Space Odyssey mods look cool!
I'll think I'll have to give it a try some day.
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Florida, United States
Member Since: March 01, 2008
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:59 AM UTC
A couple of years ago, I came accross an engaging space sim title X3. The title was developed by a company called egosoft. You could characterize it as a open sandbox game mainly dealing with space minning and expanding ones fleet, while dealing with hostiles and pirates.