These Are The Most Iconic Video Games Set In Space



Bethesda’s first new IP in years is an RPG set in the vast expanse of space, instead of a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland or a fantasy world.

No Man’s Sky

This sci-fi space exploration game had a very rough launch and was met with a lot of hate for overpromising features to gamers. Years later, No Man's Sky is now considered one of the best space exploration games out there.  

Dead Space

Dead Space was originally released in 2008 on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC and follows protagonist Isaac Clarke who travels to a planet called Aegis VII in search of his girlfriend only to be met with horror after horror.

Alien: Isolation

2014’s Alien: Isolation made players take control of Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, who finds herself in the same predicament as her mother after getting stuck in a space station with an alien prowling around.  

Halo 3

Though Halo as a franchise has been around since 2001, it’s 2007’s Halo 3 that most fans consider the stand-out of the whole series.


Blizzard built the game on the base of one of their other successful games, Warcraft II. It was released in 1996, and remains one of the best real-time strategy games of all time and set the bar.

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