No Man’s Sky is an action-adventure survival game that was released in 2016 by Hello Games. This game is unique in that it allows players to explore a procedurally generated universe that is comprised of over 18 quintillion planets. Each planet is different from the next, with its own unique environment, flora, and fauna. Players can travel between planets and engage in space battles, mine resources, build bases, and interact with alien species. The game is an excellent example of a sandbox-style game where players are given the freedom to explore and create their own adventure.
Games like No Man’s Sky have become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more players seek out open-world games that allow them to immerse themselves in a vast and diverse universe. Games like Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, and EVE Online are all examples of games that offer a similar experience to No Man’s Sky. These games often feature complex economies, political systems, and interstellar warfare, and they allow players to form alliances, build their own empires, and explore the vastness of space. Games like No Man’s Sky and its counterparts provide players with a sense of wonder and adventure, and they offer an escape from the mundanity of everyday life.
- Features: Open World, RPG, Space, Singleplayer, Sci-fi, Action-Adventure
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Starfield is an open-world computer role-playing game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is scheduled for release on Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S platforms in the first half of 2023.
The developers describe Starfield as closer to a “hardcore RPG” than the studio’s past releases. Several systems are responsible for character traits, among them a player-selectable protagonist backstory. As in past games of the studio, the player has the ability to switch between first- and third-person modes. As in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, players can go through the storyline quickly, and can spend a long time exploring different locations and side quests. The game is set in the XXIV century. The main character is a member of Constellation, an organization of space explorers and one of the main factions in the game.
Star Citizen is a computer game in the space simulation genre for personal computers. The game was developed by Cloud Imperium Games Corporation, founded by Chris Roberts together with Ortwin Freyermuth in April 2012.
The Hangar module was the first in-game alpha component of Star Citizen, released on August 29, 2013. The module allows players to view, control, and modify the ship in a closed environment in real-time. It also includes artwork and rewards that can be placed in the hangar. Arena Commander is the second in-game alpha component of Star Citizen. It is a space combat simulator that allows players to test the ship in combat against other players or artificial intelligence. According to the developers, it is capable of simulating the space flight of a ship in detail, depending on its mass, position in space, and engine thrust. Other claimed features include: the realistic impact of gravity force on the pilot and a high level of visual accuracy.
- Features: Multiplayer, Open World, Open World Survival Craft, Space, Survival
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Astroneer is a computer game developed by System Era Softworks. Astroneer is a sci-fi sandbox game that asks players to colonize planets, build structures, and mine resources as an astronaut. Astroneer was released on December 16, 2016 on the early access systems – Steam Early Access for Windows and Game Preview for Xbox One. On February 6, 2019, the full version of the game was released on Windows and Xbox One, and on November 15, 2019, it was released on PlayStation 4.
According to the game’s plot, there is a space “gold rush” going on in the twenty-fifth century – humanity is exploring deep space. In Astroneer there is no storyline, but there is a goal – to activate the cores of the planets and get into the unknown. The player can use a special tool to change the relief of planets, satellites, and collect various minerals. The accumulated resources can be used to create new tools, vehicles and modules for building bases.
- Features: Open World Survival Craft, Survival, Open World, Exploration, Underwater, Horror
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Subnautica is a computer game in the genres of adventure games and open-world survival simulation, developed by the indie studio Unknown Worlds Entertainment. The game was originally released through Windows Early Access in 2014, with macOS and Xbox One versions subsequently released in Early Access. The final version of the game was released for PC in January 2018, and for Xbox One and Playstation 4 in December 2018.
The player must survive in the ocean among a multitude of creatures, many of which are extremely unfriendly. As in many other survival games, there are health, thirst and hunger indicators, as well as oxygen, the lack of which, with the constant need to dive deeper, is a huge problem. It can be partially solved by creating a different volume of water tanks or underwater transport. To advance in the story you also need to create various new tools, food and transport.
- Feature: Dungeon Crawler, Hack and Slash, Adventure, Action, RPG, Action RPG
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Minecraft is an indie computer game in the sandbox genre, created by Swedish programmer Markus Persson and released by his company Mojang AB. Persson published the initial version of the game in 2009. In the following years, Minecraft was ported to Linux and macOS for personal computers; to Android, iOS and Windows Phone for mobile devices; and to PlayStation 4, Vita, VR, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Switch and Wii U game consoles.
Before starting the game, you must select the parameters for procedural world generation. The player can enter an initial value for the pseudo-random number generator to create unique and unrepeatable worlds; this value is called the “Sid”. If the player does not enter this value, the game will do so automatically, using the time on the system clock for the initial value; two worlds with the same value will be the same. The game world, consisting of cubes placed in a fixed order, has virtually no space limitations and is divided into different biomes, each with its own climatic conditions and objects.