Ooh yay this is my kinda thread
Just getting from A to B has never been more engaging. Amazing physics modelling, incredibly calming and yet tense at the same time. Wonderfully immersive too with real 'moon radio' clips.
Just got the new Wing Commander, gonna give that a go later.
Also EVE, obviously. In fact I have a 75% off voucher on Steam valid til end April if anyone wants it. EG corp is still going strong.
4x Space Strategy Sword of the Stars 2 is nearing release quality after the horribly botched launch last year.
is an Elite clone (free), well worth a look.
@ Metaldog - for a more buildy spacesim get X3: Terran Conflict and mod the arse off it. I had hundreds of stations and owned entire sectors at one point, and hundreds of hours of gameplay in it. Just get Cycrow's cheat mod to start with to get you through the learning curve. Don't bother with Albion Prelude unless you really dig Terran Conflict; new ships are nice but the lack of integration kills it imo.
I also can't miss an opportunity to plug the brand new, dedicated Sci-Fi gaming mag that I'm lucky enough to write for:
It's about £1.50 an issue (Zinio for Ipad/Ios/pc etc) or you can sub for cheaper deals. Comes out every 2 months, has a heavy PC focus, will be doing plenty of retrospectives and most importantly has NO REVIEW SCORES. It's made by the same chaps who make EON (the Eve magazine) and is very professionally done. Have a gander at a free preview:
Apologies for the shameless plug but we need all the help we can get to spread the word, so hope you guys and the mods don't mind!