Science Fiction Games



Over the weekend I had a lot of fun with the Kickstarter success story, Undungeon. While it is available on Steam, I played Undungeon thanks to it also being available on Game Pass. It is a ...

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha 1.2.5

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There’s something to be said for traditional shooters. Hearkening back to the era of Asteroids and Sinistar, with SketchFighter 4000 Alpha taking elements from both of those and distilling them down ...

Deliver Us The Moon


Deliver Us The Moon is a sci-fi narrative-driven puzzle/adventure game. I would say that you could make the argument this could fit into the walking simulator category. This is actually available on ...

Everspace 2


Everspace 2 is a really cool spaceship shooter that offers far more than you would think. Currently, the game is still in early access, but there are a few solid hours of gameplay to be had here. One ...

Dyson Sphere Program


As someone who had a fair bit of fun with Satisfactory and Factorio, I felt that Dyson Sphere Program would be a game that fits right in the middle of those two. It is worth noting that this game as ...

Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon

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The Far Cry series is known for many things, but holding back is not one of them. That’s on full display with this game, Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon, a 1980s neon-infused installment in the series that ...



I was turned onto Ghostrunner, but a buddy of mine who said it was kind of like Mirror's Edge. Comparing Ghostrunner to Mirrors Edge is a great way to start. However, while it does have some things ...

Star Wars: Squadrons


I was very excited when Star Wars: Squadrons was revealed. Say what you want, but I have enjoyed all of the EA Star Wars games so far and this one is fantastic. It is like a throwback to the days of ...

Marvel’s Avengers


Avengers Assemble! This is a game that for me felt like it took forever to come out. When I heard that Crystal Dynamics was making a game based on The Avengers, I was very excited. I well and truly ...

Science Fiction games are set in fantastic worlds of the distant future, where space travel and sophisticated futuristic technology are commonplace. Psionic abilities, such as extrasensory perception, precognition or psychokinesis also play an important role. Science fiction games make a clear distinction between previously mentioned abilities and magic, which is a typical element of fantasy worlds and games.

The development of the genre began in the eighties, mainly due to Star Wars phenomenon, which undoubtedly influenced the pop culture. It often happens that science fiction worlds are much more complex than, for example, fantasy worlds, and this is evidenced by extensive descriptions of militaria, various trade organizations, and even galaxies and their inhabitants.

The developers of science fiction games often get inspiration from the literature on similar topics, which results in science fiction games being divided into yet more subgenres and varieties. These are, for example, space opera or increasingly popular cyberpunk games. Space opera is a subgenre that focuses on the inner experiences of the protagonist who participates in space battles or interplanetary journeys. The name is not coincidentally associated with soap opera movies. The soap part of the names comes from the fact that first this term was meant to be a bit contemptuous, but science fiction fans adopted the name and the negative associations disappeared.

Cyberpunk games gather a large crowd of fans, thanks to the incredibly interesting plots and dystopian cyberspace. The outbreak of fascination with cyberpunk is not a strange phenomenon, we are dealing with rebellion against the world’s ruling corporations, the dark atmosphere, and the moral decomposition accompanying technological progress. Pessimistic visions of the world presented in such games as the Metal Gear series or the classic Deus Ex are simultaneously attracting and scaring. Other classic science fiction games are the Wing Commander and Mass Effect series, as well as strategy games such as Sins of a Solar Empire, Endless Space, and Master of Orion.