50 Games Like Kerbal Space Program

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Elite: Dangerous, SimpleRockets, and SimplePlanes are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are When Ski Lifts Go Wrong released the 23 January 2019 and ranked #31, SimpleRockets 2 released the 8 November 2018 and ranked #9, Spintires: Mudrunner - American Wilds Edition released the 23 October 2018 and ranked #19.

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This suggestion collection includes sandbox simulation games in space for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

Logo of the video game Kerbal Space Program

In Kerbal Space Program, take charge of the space program for the alien race known as the Kerbals. You have access to an array of parts to assemble fully-functional spacecraft that flies (or doesn’t) based on realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics.

1# Elite: Dangerous - 2014

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Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern generation with a connected galaxy, evolving narrative and the entirety of the Milky Way re-created at its full galactic proportions.

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3# SimplePlanes - 2014

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Weight distribution, thrust, lift, and drag are all calculated before creating the final flight model. SimplePlanes supports USB gamepads/joysticks, and provides in-game input mapping for each control surface, as well as throttle, brakes, landing gear, pausing, cameras, etc.

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5# Space Wrangler - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game Space Wrangler
Screenshot of the video game Space Wrangler
Screenshot of the video game Space Wrangler

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Space Wrangler is a dynamic space sandbox featuring multiple experiences designed to offer variety in gameplay. Experience the wonders and turmoil of Space as you traverse the cosmos as part of a new generation of explorers, frontiersmen, and cowboys.

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6# Space Simulator - 2016

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Custom mission editor to create hypothetical scenarios of past, present and future space programs. Space Simulator uses real gravitational forces, distances and velocities based on a revolutionary physics engine especially created for this app running on the GPU.

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9# SimpleRockets 2 - 2018

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SimpleRockets is back, but now it's fully 3D. Build rockets, airplanes, rovers, and anything you can think of with highly customizable parts. Explore 3D planets. Upload and share your crafts online. We're bringing it to Early Access while we work on a Planet Builder, Campaign Mode, and other key features.

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10# Universe Sandbox 2 - 2015

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Create & destroy on an unimaginable scale... with a space simulator that merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Now includes Vive VR support.

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12# Rogue System - 2016

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Early Access

Our goal is to depict the possibilities of space exploration & combat within a realistic environment- to emphasize the "science" in science-fiction. Key features to include: proper orbital mechanics for all objects in space, detailed ship system control, functionality, inter-dependency & damage reaction.

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13# Elite Dangerous: Horizons - 2016

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The game is the first in the series to attempt to feature massively multiplayer gameplay, with players' actions affecting the narrative story of the game's persistent universe, while also retaining single player options. Elite: Dangerous is the fourth game in the Elite video game series. Orbital station near a habitable planet; this image shows one of the many planets and solar system space stations, where the player can dock for ship upgrades, missions or trading; the image shows the player spaceship approaching the space station and starting communication to get docking permissions The game is the first in the series to feature online multiplayer, with players having access to a massively multiplayer persistent world, as well as an online-only single player mode.

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14# Turbo Dismount - 2014

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Turbo Dismount is a kinetic tragedy about Mr. Dismount and the cars who love him. It is the official sequel to the wildly popular and immensely successful personal impact simulator - Stair Dismount.

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15# Grow Home - 2015

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Experience the freedom of unbounded climbing as you take control of BUD, a procedurally animated robot on a quest to save his planet. Create your own path through an alien world as you control and ride a giant plant on a vertical journey to the stars.

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17# Besiege - 2015

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Early Access

Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets. Build a machine which can crush windmills, wipe out battalions of brave soldiers and transport valuable resources, defending your creation against cannons, archers and whatever else the...

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19# Spintires: Mudrunner - American Wilds Edition - 2018

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The game puts you in the driver seat of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme landscapes with only a map and compass as guides! Overcome muddy terrain, raging rivers and other obstacles that realistically react to your vehicle powered by the game's physics engine. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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20# Project Highrise - 2016

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Project Highrise comes complete with all of the downloadable content from the PC version including the Las Vegas, Miami Malls and Tokyo Towers expansion packs. - Open sandbox play with several difficulty levels and starting conditions allowing you to build your dream skyscraper towering above the surrounding city.

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21# Ice Caves of Europa - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Ice Caves of Europa
Screenshot of the video game Ice Caves of Europa

Ice Caves of Europa will challenge your reflexes and your mind, blending free-flowing precision flight with confronting science fiction ideas about the nature of humanity. An inquisitive flying robot exploring the hazardous caves beneath Europa stumbles upon a sinister interplanetary conspiracy.

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23# Battlefleet Engineer - 2017

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Screenshot of the video game Battlefleet Engineer
Screenshot of the video game Battlefleet Engineer
Screenshot of the video game Battlefleet Engineer

Early Access

Engineer spaceships, compose fleets and command them in in real-time battles. All ships are completely defined by their module composition. Achieve victory with brilliant command on the battlefield and by engineering it into your fleet.

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24# Bomber Crew - 2017

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Chocks away! Bomber Crew is a strategic simulation game, where picking the right crew and keeping your bomber in tip top shape is the difference between completing your mission or losing it all! USAAF DLC NOW AVAILABLE! FLY THE ICONIC AMERICAN BOMBER!

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25# Planet Smash - Gravity Sandbox - 2017

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If you are interested in Astronomy and looking for a powerful yet easy to use 3 dimensional space sand box app to create and simulate a whole new galaxy with realistic physics rules, then youve come to the right place. If you are going to redesign our lovely solar system in our galaxy, youll have access to all the planets (mars, moon, earth, mercury etc ) and you have the power to unlock new worlds by meeting the right conditions, colliding with the right objects, and altering mass and sea level while keeping the temperature stable.

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