Most MMORPG games nowadays are fantasy but there are a few that are set in space. The gameplay is generally the same as most MMOs but instead of medieval castles, magic swords and dragons the science fiction MMORPG will be set in outer space, with spaceships, guns, laser cannons, exotic planets, alien species, etc. Most of these titles are based on the most popular SF franchises today so these are ideal for fans of science fiction.
Space MMORPG Games List
Battlestar Galactica Online – based on the internationally popular Syfy television series, Battlestar Galactica Online is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMO that combines high-quality graphics with intense gameplay. This game was named Best Browser Game at the 2011 European Games Awards and has well over five million registered players worldwide
Dark Orbit – a a flash-based browser game in which players from all over the world fight for control of the universe and the precious resources that lie within. More than 65 million players have played this space adventure game. Users can explore the infinite expanses of outer space and fly into the face of danger. Players can travel to the farthest reaches of space, either on their own or with others, and set a course to discover new galaxies and lifeforms. Gamers can join one of the three DarkOrbit companies in their struggle to gain control over the universe, preparing for battle by transforming their simple Starjet into the Universe’s most feared battlecruiser. DO is the the action shooter of choice for space heroes.
Eve Online – this list of space MMORPG games would not be complete without Eve Online, arguably the top space MMO today. Set tens of thousands of years in the future, EVE Online is a breathtaking journey to the stars, to an immersive experience filled with adventure, riches, danger and glory. All of its subscribers worldwide inhabit a single, shared virtual universe (i.e. no different shards, worlds or servers), EVE features a vast player-run economy where your greatest asset is the starship, designed to accommodate your specific needs, skills and ambitions. EVE offers professions ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to battle fleet commander or any combination of these and much more. From brokering business deals to waging war, you will have access to a diverse array of sophisticated tools and interfaces to forge your own destiny in EVE. Client download needed.
Pirate Galaxy – in this browser space MMORPG players take the role of a daring space pilot as they set out to fight alien transport ships and loot the cargo they are carrying. Users can have lost of fun exploring the galaxy, enhancing their starships with stolen technology, and becoming the most feared space pirate of all time.The game features 3D graphics and special effects. It is set in a vast game universe with countless star systems and planets. Starships are fully customizable and offer many upgrade options. The game also stands out for its challenging mission designs that go far beyond other games of this genre.
Star Trek Online – in Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe truly comes to life on a massive scale. Players captain their own starships as part of the Federation or Klingon Empire in a persistent online universe, journey to strange new worlds and take part in epic ground and space missions. Client download needed (not a browser game).
Star Trek Online’s top features include:
- episodic gameplay where players can experience new weekly episodes that feature story-based gameplay
- travel to Starfleet Academy, Deep Space Nine, The First City of Qo’noS and many other iconic locations and notable worlds from the beloved Star Trek universe
- create and build brand new missions and stories to share with the entire Star Trek Online community using the Foundry. Use the specialized toolset to create missions in space or on the ground. Create custom missions, or design an entire series of episodes from the ground up
Website Link: Star Trek Online official website
As you can see there are quite a few good space MMORPG games that are free to play so you can have fun trying out each game. More new MMOs will be added to the Space MMORPG Games List when more games are reviewed or when there are new releases.