The final frontier isn’t just filled with unexplored planets and shining stars, at least not according to video games. Some of the best horror games choose the void of space to stage their adventures. Here are 15 games that show off what’s so frightening about being stranded among the stars.
Note: This list is in random order and also consists of unreleased games which are expected to be pretty good when they hit the market. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, GamingBolt as an organization.
In space, no one can hear you scream. This was the tag line for the original alien movie, and it stands true for the amazing Alien Isolation. What it does better than the Alien game before it, is that it perfectly captures the primal predatory nature of the Xenomorph. The Xenomorph slinks through the shadows, dropping from the vents and plunging its tail into the player. You never feel safe when you know that it could be anywhere at any moment. The game knows exactly what it means to exist in the Aliens universe and treats its source material with an immense amount of respect. The sense of dread as you sneak through the desolate ship with the entirety of space to your back can’t be beat.
Space Games are going to be big in 2020 with a number of new titles and updates being released. Here's a look at the best space games of the year and my top. This is a comprehensive index of commercial, indie and freeware space flight simulator games.The list is categorized into four sections: space flight simulators, space flight simulators with an added element of combat, space combat simulators with an added element of trading, and unreleased space flight simulators.
Space! The final frontier. Over the years, video game protagonists have ventured forth to the sea of stars for countless reasons. Of course, if you are going to blast off, you might as well blast off in style, and no one knows style like video game protagonists. Here are our top ten space-faring vessels from video game history.
Final Fantasy IV's Lunar Whale wasn't just a spaceship, it was a friggin' whale! No better way to travel to the moon than in a gigantic blue whale made by ancient moon people. However, the Lunar Whale probably wouldn't have made the list if it weren't for the FFIV DS remake, which opened up the insides to show that it was powered by magic, had an impressive weapons system, and had sleeping quarters for your entire party. The Lunar Whale is the luxury SUV of spaceships.
The X-Wing is easily one of the most iconic space vessels of all time, let alone one of the best spaceships in video game history. In fact, it's only even getting on this list due to a technicality. X-Wing vs.TIE Fighter was indeed a video game, but, honestly, we all remember the X-Wing from Luke Skywalker's heroic flight down the trench of the Death Star in the original Star Wars film. Hey, speaking of Death Stars…
Dr. Robotnik must have been watching Star Wars in his lab one day when he saw the Death Star and said 'Hey, that's a pretty good idea.' Sure, the Death Star got blown up in the movie, but Sonic the Hedgehog can't pilot an X-Wing, so this plan can't fail, right? Unfortunately, the Death Egg crashes into the earth several times due to the actions of Sonic and pals. It's actually amazing that the earth hasn't been destroyed from the repeated impacts. Still, it's always awesome to have a moon-sized space station to rule from, and if you can believe the Sonic comic series, the Death Egg comes will all manner of death rays, robotic guardians, and Chaos Emerald-powered weapons.
The USG Ishimura is a Planet Cracker class ship, and that alone makes it badass enough to make the list. It's huge, has numerous weapon arrays, and has enough facilities to grow a small civilization. So why isn't it higher on the list? Necromorphs. Unfortunately, you never really get to see the Ishimura in all its splendor because Dead Space basically opens with everyone on board falling prey to the Necromorph infestation. Of course, then the ship changes from badass Planet Cracker to horribly isolated horror experience, and no one is complaining about that.
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Samus' nameless ship is pretty awesome, even though we don't get to see it do much. We know that it is capable of faster-than-light travel, has an onboard life support and suspended animation system, has a computer that acts as a repository for near limitless interstellar knowledge, and, of course, it also has lasers. However, this ship is coolest because it's basically an infinite ammunition factory for all of Samus' many weapons. I bet you wish your own spaceship instantly made you a walking death machine on whatever planet you landed on.