The Best Space Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Rebel Transmute added at rank #18.
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Everspace 2 (2021)

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

Dive into the vast cosmos with EVERSPACE 2, a thrilling space shooter game. Uncover secrets, solve puzzles, and shape your legacy in a captivating sci-fi story. Equip your ship with a wide array of weapons, meet allies, and engage in high-octane challenges. Experience the rush of exploration and the thrill of battles in the limitless expanse of space.


What we like:
  • Stunning graphics
  • Responsive controls
  • Rich exploration opportunities
  • Diverse weaponry and abilities
  • Robust crafting system
What could be improved:
  • Linear story progression
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Limited variation in ships and enemies
  • Some performance issues

  • rogue-like
  • shooter
  • space
  • rpg
  • fight
  • crafting
  • combat
  • flight
  • simulation
  • open-world
  • arcade
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • loot
  • narrative

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We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie (2023)

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

Get ready to roll your way to stardom in We Love Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie! As the Prince, you'll roll up everything from everyday objects to creatures, creating stunning stars. With revamped graphics, new challenges, and a selfie mode, this game offers a simple yet deep experience that's a must-play for all.


What we like:
  • Lots of rolling gameplay
  • A must-buy for Katamari fans
  • More content and touching story
  • Quality of life improvements for completionists
  • Solid replay value
What could be improved:
  • Some levels with specific criteria can be less enjoyable
  • Lacks bonus content

  • anxiety
  • controller-support
  • third-person
  • remake
  • classic
  • 3d
  • funny
  • space
  • local
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • difficult
  • multiplayer
  • similarly-sized
  • heavily-stylized

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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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Dyson Sphere Program (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X

In Dyson Sphere Program, you'll become a space engineer, building Dyson Spheres and managing interplanetary logistics. Explore the universe, gather resources, and design efficient production lines. Will you construct a galactic empire from scratch? Harness the power of the stars and find out!


What we like:
  • Perfect for automation game enthusiasts
  • Unique interplanetary logistics
  • High-quality factory building and logistics
  • Multiple end-game goals and achievements
  • Not reliant on Dyson Sphere completion
What could be improved:
  • Improvements needed in mid-to-late game
  • Challenging planet navigation in late game

  • automation
  • space
  • base-building
  • resource-management
  • building
  • management
  • simulation
  • mech
  • city-building
  • open-world
  • sandbox
  • space-exploration
  • sci-fi
  • 3d

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Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Buy, sell, and trade organs in a strange and evolving universe. Dive into the quivering innards of alien capitalism in the sci-fi body horror market tycoon game you didn't know you needed.


  • space
  • medical
  • simulation
  • trading
  • moddable
  • economy
  • cyberpunk
  • management
  • surreal
  • funny
  • aliens
  • horror

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Heavenly Bodies (2021)

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Xbox One (Nintendo Switch) PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch

Wrangle the hands and arms of a 1970s space cosmonaut and push, pull and twist your way through an increasingly precarious range of physically simulated stellar scenarios, where without gravity, nothing is still, nothing is secure, and nothing is simple.


  • physics
  • cooperative
  • precision
  • puzzle
  • space
  • local
  • stylized
  • platform
  • zero-gravity
  • atmospheric
  • 2.5d
  • simulation
  • comedy
  • difficult
  • controller-support

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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!


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

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Chorus (2021)

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Take control of Nara on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created her. Unlock devastating weapons & mind-bending abilities in an evolution of the space-combat shooter. Along with Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, explore ancient temples, engage in zero-g combat & venture beyond waking reality.


  • cult
  • shooter
  • space
  • combat
  • fight
  • open-world
  • sci-fi
  • flight
  • battle
  • narrative
  • space-combat
  • pirates
  • action
  • simulation

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Dune: Imperium (2023)

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early access Mac OS IOS iPhone Android Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

The award-winning board game of strategy and intrigue in the iconic universe of Dune. The Spice must flow.


  • deckbuilder
  • board-game
  • card
  • space
  • grand-strategy
  • political
  • military
  • tabletop
  • dystopian
  • simulation
  • lore
  • economy
  • sci-fi
  • strategy
  • futuristic

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Opus: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition (2022)

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Mac OS Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Echo of Starsong is a visual novel style adventure game. Eda, a girl who can hear mysterious sound waves known as starsong, crosses paths with a young man in search of their source. Together, they venture out to the heart of space to unravel an ancient myth.


  • visual-novel
  • emotional
  • soundtrack
  • japanese
  • fiction
  • 2.5d
  • anime
  • space
  • walking-simulator
  • interactive
  • story
  • jrpg
  • exploration
  • 2d
  • atmospheric

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