The Best Sci-fi Games

Update : Valfaris: Mecha Therion added at rank #50.
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Starfield (2023)

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85
Review score
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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

Starfield is a revolutionary and captivating game that offers players a vast and immersive interstellar playground. The level of interactivity and choice in the game is unparalleled, allowing players to be whomever they choose in a galaxy full of possibilities.


What we like:
  • Compelling Narrative
  • Freedom of Play
  • Vast Universe
  • Customization Options
  • Ship Building and Outpost Creation
What could be improved:
  • Lack of Tutorials
  • Inventory Management

  • rpg
  • sci-fi
  • pirates
  • exploration
  • stealth
  • crafting
  • shooter
  • open-world
  • space
  • combat
  • first-person
  • skill
  • discovery
  • narrative
  • adventure

2

Heaven's Vault (2019)

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88
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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

An archaeologist uncovers a lost history in an ancient space Nebula. Award-winning narrative adventure game with hieroglyphic language puzzles, from the creators of 80 DAYS.


  • sci-fi
  • choices
  • narrative
  • adventure
  • interactive
  • sailing
  • fiction
  • mystery
  • story
  • non-linear
  • exploration
  • puzzle
  • discovery
  • point-and-click
  • hand-drawn

3

Hardspace: Shipbreaker (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

Are you ready to be a part of the team that salvages spaceships in zero-g? In Hardspace: Shipbreaker, you can cut through the metal with a laser cutter and use the grapple tool to move the salvaged parts with ease. Earn upgrades and maximize your profit as you salvage through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges. Join the union and fight against corporate greed in this unique gameplay experience!

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What we like:
  • Fun and engaging core gameplay
  • Enjoyable story and characters
  • Great soundtrack
  • Satisfying
  • Scratches the 'take things apart and organize' itch
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Gameplay and story not integrated well
  • Cutscenes disrupt gameplay flow
  • Inconsistent physics mechanics
  • Lack of new core features added since early access

  • simulation
  • sci-fi
  • space
  • relaxing
  • physics
  • narrative
  • first-person
  • dystopian
  • futuristic
  • puzzle
  • zen
  • blue-collar
  • tanks
  • destruction
  • sims

4

Tacoma (2017)

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90
Review score
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Mac OS Linux Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

Tacoma is a sci-fi narrative adventure from the creators of Gone Home. Set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088, explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.


  • narrative
  • sci-fi
  • walking-simulator
  • augmented
  • story
  • exploration
  • futuristic
  • mystery
  • pause
  • augmented-reality
  • interactive
  • discovery
  • first-person

5

The Invincible (2023)

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Android Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 Xbox One PC Windows

Rethink human’s dominion in The Invincible: a story-driven adventure set in a hard sci-fi world by Stanisław Lem. Discover planet Regis III as scientist Yasna, use atompunk tools looking for a missing crew and face unforeseen threats. Make choices in a philosophical story that’s driven by science.


  • sci-fi
  • futuristic
  • first-person
  • story
  • space
  • science
  • thriller
  • robots
  • mystery
  • exploration
  • fiction
  • narrative
  • interactive
  • walking

6

The Artful Escape (2021)

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88
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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One PC Windows

The Artful Escape is a psychedelic journey of self-discovery and creativity, following the story of a young musician trying to break out of his famous uncle's shadow. The game features simple platforming and a unique music interface, where players can create their own musical compositions. The game's beautiful visuals and uplifting story, supported by an outstanding voice cast, make it a must-play for music lovers and fans of visual novels.


What we like:
  • Gorgeous visuals,Unique music interface,Outstanding voice cast,Uplifting story
What could be improved:
  • Lack of challenging gameplay,Short game length,More of a visual novel than a traditional game

  • psychedelic
  • platform
  • sci-fi
  • narrative
  • self-discovery
  • adventure
  • rhythm
  • side-scrolling
  • music
  • aliens
  • dylan

7

The Expanse: A Telltale Series (2023)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox Series X/s

Take on the role of Camina Drummer and explore the dangerous, uncharted edges of the Belt. From scavenging wrecked ships in a zero-g environment, to combating fearsome pirates, you make the difficult choices in this latest Telltale adventure. All five episodes playable at launch!

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  • narrative
  • pirates
  • zero-gravity
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • novel
  • book
  • drama
  • choices
  • rpg
  • episodic
  • action-adventure
  • politics
  • quick-time-event

8

No Man's Sky (2016)

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89
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PC Windows Android Mac OS Xbox Series X osvr psvr Playstation 5 Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

No Man's Sky is a massive universe-sim sandbox experience that lets you explore an infinite number of planets with unique lifeforms and environments. Upgrade your ship and suit for survival and choose your own path - whether you want to be a trader, fighter, or explorer. The game offers great graphics and good VR support with the ability to play with friends and share your discoveries.


What we like:
  • Deliver on promises
  • Great graphics
  • Cross-play enabled
  • Good VR support
What could be improved:
  • Some bugs present
  • Not challenging enough
  • No co-op progression

  • inventory
  • survival
  • exploration
  • sci-fi
  • crafting
  • pirates
  • resource
  • discovery
  • aliens
  • trading
  • multiplayer
  • space
  • sandbox
  • management
  • open-world

9

Deliver Us Mars (2023)

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70
Review score
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PC Windows Android Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One Xbox Series X/s

Deliver Us Mars is an atmospheric sci-fi adventure taking you on a suspense-fuelled, high-stakes mission to recover the ARK colony ships stolen by the mysterious Outward.


  • sci-fi
  • mars
  • narrative
  • puzzle
  • third-person
  • platform
  • cinematic
  • space
  • thriller
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • emotional
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • linear

10

Deliver Us The Moon (2019)

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86
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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X stadia Xbox One Playstation 4

Deliver Us The Moon is a Sci-Fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near future, where Earth's natural resources are depleted. A lone astronaut is sent to the moon on a critical mission to save humanity from extinction.


  • sci-fi
  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • exploration
  • walking-simulator
  • driving
  • story
  • adventure
  • stealth
  • platform
  • mystery
  • thriller
  • quick-time-event

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