Let’s take advantage of the shower of shooting stars to dive headfirst into the best space adventure games.
Every year, the natural phenomenon called Perseids returns to the delight of budding astronomers. Indeed, during a few nights which take place this year from August 11 to 14, the sky gives way to life-size fireworks: a shower of shooting stars. The apogee in 2023 can be discovered on the night of August 12 to 13. For this occasion, we invite you to discover our selection of video games in which the immensity and poetry of space are in the spotlight.
Between adventure games, shooters or simulation games, this list is obviously not exhaustive as the universe and the galaxies have been a playground for many publishers and developers. Waiting for the release of Starfield from Bethesda Studios, which promises to be a future masterpiece, you can always try out some of the titles below for a healthy dose of stars, planets… and aliens.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Released in April 2022, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a title regrouping the adventures of the three cinematographic trilogies. We can therefore say that it is a rather dense game, which offers you many gameplay possibilities, in lightsaber fights or in the air thanks to your spaceship. The fans of Star Wars will not be displeased in this game which has the merit of making you embody up to 300 playable characters.
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Star Wars Jedi Survivor
Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
How not to mention another game derived from this saga, legendary in the space field. Star Wars Jedi Survivor is one of the latest adventure games developed by EA, sequel to Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. In this title, you play as Cal Kestis who is one of the last jedi in the galaxy and who must survive the Empire’s hunt following his fight against Darth Vader. It is a title that offers beautiful panoramas as rich as they are varied and which has also been optimized for next-gen consoles so that everyone can enjoy it with dignity.
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Star Wars Squadrons
Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Still in the saga Star Wars, we change tack with a completely different game. Star Wars Squadrons is an online multiplayer title in which you play as a fighter pilot, ready to do anything to crush his opponents in an unprecedented space battle. On board your ship, you can take the opportunity to admire the galaxy and its stars, but not for too long at the risk of being pulverized.
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Mass Effect Legendary Edition
Available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Famous trilogy of space worshipers, it features Captain Shepard at the controls of the Normandy spaceship. This is an adventure game in which all your choices have consequences and with a scenario worthy of a Hollywood film.
The Legendary Edition benefits from remastered graphics in 4K Ultra HD. In terms of content, the legendary edition includes not only the trilogy but also all the DLC available and many new customization functions. The opportunity or never to start an epic adventure again with a character who looks like you.
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The Halo Saga
Available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Well known to Xbox gamers, the franchise Halo is THE title that made Microsoft studios famous. In this saga you play as Master Chief, who evolves in a dystopian space society in which humans and aliens are waging a merciless war. The latest title is Halo Infinite, released at the end of 2021. Its story will keep you particularly spellbound, and if you want more, don’t hesitate to discover the series either. Halo on Canal+.
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Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, coming soon to Nintendo Switch.
In another style, Outer Wilds is an open-world simulation game in which your character is stuck in a time loop. The goal is obviously to manage to get out of it and for that you will be helped by your logbook, in which you record everything that happens to you. Between extraterrestrial ruins, capricious solar system and intergalactic mysteries, Outer Wilds is a game as complete as it is entertaining.
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No Man’s Sky
Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Developed by Hello Games, No Man’s Sky is an indie game that made quite an impression when it debuted at E3 2014. It’s an adventure and exploration game in which you play as an explorer of the space that needs to get to the center of a galaxy. To do this, you will have to fight battles, collect resources and study the alien world around you. It’s a game that enjoys splendid graphics in an often poetic atmosphere and that even lets you adopt aliens as pets.
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Available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
As we always save the best for last, we invite you to discover or rediscover the very famous Elite Dangerous. This is a game that combines both exploration and combat in a larger-than-life space simulation. Its latest expansion, dubbed Odyssey, was released last year in May on PC and added plenty of new areas to explore. This is a game that will change the way you see space in its vastness.