View Full Version : Any good free open-ended space sim games?

Jul 28, 2011, 11:50 AM
I'm looking for Mac-friendly (and Linux-friendly, optionally) space sim games, the kind where it's open-ended, and you can upgrade your ship, mine from planets, engage in dogfights. Doesn't necessarily need to be an online game, vs. AI is fine. Any suggestions?

Jul 28, 2011, 12:04 PM
Escape Velocity: Nova is a pretty good game with quite a few nice mods available. vs AI.

Jul 28, 2011, 12:38 PM
Cool! Not free though. But I'll check it out.

PS, actually I was looking for something more like Privateer, FreeSpace, that sort of thing. But open-ended.

Jul 28, 2011, 01:50 PM
I know you've ask for free but I have to recommend X3: Terran Conflict. It's available at a great price - 11.95 http://www.vpltd.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=249 and is about as open as you can get. The game is huge and offers you everything you could want provided you can put in the time :)

Jul 28, 2011, 01:54 PM
Cool, I dig the X3 games.. didn't know this was out. Thanks!

Jul 28, 2011, 02:04 PM
BTW, can you confirm that it runs smoothly on Mac? I've got a Mac Pro octo-core (2.66GHz), 16GB RAM, NVidia GeForce GT120.

Jul 28, 2011, 05:43 PM
Runs fine on my 27in i5 iMac, 2010 model.