The Best Science Games

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GunGuru (2024)

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Real world US Marine Veteran Machine-gunner makes a video game. Explore the every evolving jungle of GunGuru, an ancient procedurally generated environment, full of magic and mystery. Unlock the secret of the Runes and find out what is hidden beneath.

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  • shooter
  • science
  • procedural
  • dystopian
  • post-apocalyptic
  • sandbox
  • shoot-em-up
  • action
  • sci-fi
  • third-person
  • rogue-like
  • deadwood
  • autry
  • dark
  • arena

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Terraformers (2022)

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Transform Mars into a habitable planet in Terraformers. With challenging strategizing and resource management, explore the planet and expand population, all while watching the stunning new natural wonders build up before your eyes. Take on different scenarios and bonuses and create a thriving utopia. Get lost in the addictive puzzle-like game with unique replayability and rewarding graphics and UI.


What we like:
  • Focus on strategy
  • Various difficulty levels
  • Unique victory conditions
  • Nice graphics and UI
  • Rich soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Only one way to lose the game
  • Some bugs present
  • Game can become repetitive

  • turn-based
  • mars
  • space
  • resource-management
  • science
  • rogue-like
  • nonlinear
  • card
  • procedural
  • board-game
  • colony
  • sci-fi
  • choices
  • simulation
  • management

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Machinika Museum (2021)

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Come discover beautiful mysterious machines of extra-terrestrial origins and use your logic and sense of observation to fix them; and uncover a galaxy-spanning story. Machinika Museum is a puzzle game for people who like to have their brain teased and love a nice story to go along.


  • science
  • investigation
  • puzzle
  • hidden-object
  • mystery
  • logic
  • point-and-click
  • short
  • sci-fi
  • narration
  • atmospheric
  • futuristic
  • aliens
  • pattern-matching
  • first-person

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Dexter Stardust: Adventures in Outer Space (2022)

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A Spacey Classic Point and Click Adventure for All!


  • cartoony
  • cinematic
  • clicker
  • point-and-click
  • comic
  • science
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • 1980s
  • interactive
  • hand-drawn
  • book
  • puzzle

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The Multi-Medium (2023)

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The Multi-Medium is a visually unique 2D puzzle platform adventure in which you play as an interdimensional explorer lost in the multiverse. Travel to diverse worlds, each drawn or painted by hand in a different medium and style, in search of your place in the cosmos.

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  • platform
  • science
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn
  • scroller
  • stylized
  • linear
  • colourful
  • puzzle
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • fantasy
  • funny

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Tesla Force (2020)

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With science as your super power, charge up your coils and zap into action! Tesla Force is a rogue-lite top-down shooter featuring endless procedural gameplay with tentacle splitting action. Play as Tesla, Curie, Lovecraft and Shelley and blast the cosmic horror back into the galactic abyss!


  • top-down
  • lovecraftian
  • mech
  • procedural
  • rogue-like
  • science
  • destruction
  • shooter
  • local
  • twin-stick
  • replay-value
  • cooperative
  • horror
  • gauntlet
  • sci-fi

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MOLEK-SYNTEZ (2019)

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Use the MOLEK-SYNTEZ to create small molecules with various pharmacological effects from the comfort of your small Romanian apartment.


  • science
  • programming
  • automation
  • simulation
  • puzzle
  • single-player

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Mars Horizon (2020)

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Lead a major space agency as you guide humanity to Mars in this strategy simulation game. Construct a base, design and build rockets, conduct missions throughout the Solar System, and write your own history of Space exploration. Created with support from the European Space Agency.


  • simulation
  • space
  • mars
  • turn-based
  • historical
  • exploration
  • management
  • historically
  • science
  • alternate
  • education
  • logic
  • choices
  • immersive
  • building

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Slipways (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Weave isolated planets into a vast trade empire. Hatch plans. Research game-breaking technologies. Still be done in time for lunch. Enjoy the endless possibilities of a space grand strategy game in 60 minutes flat.


  • turn-based
  • science
  • strategy
  • economy
  • resource-management
  • 4x
  • procedural
  • sandbox
  • grand-strategy
  • relaxing
  • building
  • sci-fi
  • space
  • futuristic
  • puzzle

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Relicta (2020)

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Alone in the depths of the Moon, your scientific mind is the only thing that can keep your daughter alive …Play as a top physicist stranded on an eerie, derelict Moon base. Find your way around the enigmatic, terraformed craters by bending gravity and magnetism to your will in order to solve physical puzzles. Will you rush straight ahead and try to reach safety - or will you take your time to gather clues and unravel the intrigues of 22nd century orbital politics? Buried in the eternal darkness of the lunar craters lies a secret that might claim your daughter’s life - or change the fate of humanity forever. Are you ready to face the ultimate consequences of your research?


  • mars
  • character
  • snow
  • narration
  • puzzle
  • science
  • logic
  • action-adventure
  • physics
  • first-person
  • sci-fi
  • 3d
  • exploration
  • story
  • colourful

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