Honkai: Star Rail is a turned based multiplatform sci-fi gacha RPG with beautiful anime graphics and top notch production value. Board the Astral Express and explore the galaxy while uncovering the secrets of the Stellarons in this narrative driven adventure. Honkai: Star Rail is developed and published by the same folks behind Genshin Impact and with that comes the same level of quality and attention to detail HoYoVerse is known for.
Publisher: HoYoVerse Playerbase: High Type: Sci-fi Gacha RPG Release Date: April 26, 2023 Pros: +AAA production value. +Top notch storytelling. +Excellent character designs. +Cross platform support. +Simple but intuitive gameplay. Cons: -Entirely singleplayer. -Zero appearence customization options. -World is less interactive than Genshin.
Tower of Fantasy is a free-to-play multiplatform open world sci-fi fantasy RPG with vibrant graphics and action based combat. Collect a multitude of characters and combine their powers!
Publisher: Level Infinite (Tencent) Playerbase: High Type: Mobile RPG Release Date: August 11, 2022 (Global) Steam Release Date: October 19, 2022 Pros: +Detailed character creation. +Great graphics and music. +Fluid combat, weapon swapping. +Good mix of story and exploration/side content. Cons: -Gatcha system to unlock new characters. -Limited multiplayer content.
Sector's Edge is a free-to-play 3D first-person online sci-fi lobby shooter set in a fully-destructible voxel world. Players can use and destroy blocks to create cover, obstacles, and new pathways to gain tactical advantage over the opposing team.
Publisher: Vericidium Playerbase: Medium Type: 3D Voxel FPS Release Date: October 30, 2020 Pros: +Fun casual game. +Fully-destructible map with good block physics. +Simple controls. Cons: -Matches are repetitive and take too long. -Limited maps. -Bad hit detection and recoil. –Unbalanced matchmaking system.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is a lobby based action RPG where players undertake missions to fight monsters called Darkers. Team up with other players or explore alone, engaging in fast-paced combat and hunting for rare loot.
Publisher: Sega Playerbase: Medium Type: MMORPG Release Date: July 04, 2012 (JP), May 27, 2020 (NA) Pros: +Switch weapons in the midst of combat. +Freedom to change classes all on one character. +Excellent combat animations. +Good character customization. Cons: -Very grindy. -Clunky UI.
EVE Online is a sandbox MMORPG set in a science fiction universe. Players command their spaceship in an enormous galaxy where they can participate in piracy, mining, manufacturing, trading, combat, and epic fleet warfare.
Publisher: CCP Games Playerbase: High Type: MMORPG Release Date: May 6, 2003 Pros: +Enormous universe to explore. +Varied PvP options. +Mature and helpful community. +Player-driven economy. Cons: -Steep learning curve. -Solo-gameplay becomes repetitive. -Controls and interface can feel clunky.
Heavy Metal Machines is an action racing game that mixes a heavy metal soundtrack with an action-packed Mad Max-inspired world. Two teams compete in frantic battles to deliver the bomb to the opposing side's base.
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a 3D sci-fi MMORPG set in the expansive Star Wars universe. Players join either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and explore dozens of planets as they progress through their class-specific storyline. SWTOR is a full feature MMORPG offering a continuously increasing range of features, including a companion system, player housing, and spaceship missions.
Publisher: Electronic Arts Playerbase: High Type: MMORPG Release Date: December 20, 2011 PvP: Open World / Arenas / Spaceship Pros: +Extremely high production value. +Unique storyline for each class. +Great companion system. +Tons of extra features like space missions, crafting, achievements, etc. Cons: -Several absurd restrictions on free players. -Most low level planets are deserted. -Long load times and other optimization issues.
Entropia Universe is a virtual universe MMO with a micropayment system that gives items and property in the game real currency value. Hunt monsters, mine, level skills, buy deeds, and forge a corporate empire across six planets.
Star Conflict is a 3D sci-fi themed space simulation MMO with fast paced action oriented combat. Similar to the subscription-based EVE Online, Star Conflict consists of fighting space battles, building corporations, and grinding materials and money to create bigger and better ships.
Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment Playerbase: Medium Type: Shooter Release Date: Feb 27, 2013 Pros: +Good variety of unique ships. +Customizable ships. +Polished graphics & fluid gameplay. +Varied game modes. Cons: -Pay to win elements. -Lots of grind required to get the best ships and upgrades.
Skyforge is a 3D third person sci-fi MMORPG with fantasy elements and action oriented combat. The game is set on a planet called Aelion that features both persistent and instanced zones. Players start off as powerful immortals and can eventually ascend to become a god.