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Henrik Lantz
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I love the feeling of exploring in computer games. Looking for ancient artifacts, exploring new regions of space, find traces of long-lost civilizations and so on. Are there any sci-fi games for the PC that would give me that kind of feeling? I could enjoy other setting too, like Fantasy, but modern world does not interest me as much.

I am looking for single player experience only, and if it is easy to play shorter sessions (as well as longer), that is preferable. With kids in the house I try to avoid games that require me to stay glued to the screen for hours in some kind of real-time combat or something.

It needs to be available too, of course, legal download is a good option.
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You might look at Capsized.
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wourme wrote:
You might look at Capsized.


Thanks for the suggestion. Beautiful game, I will look into it.

I was thinking more along the lines of a 4x game though. Anyone?
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It's not really 4x, but the unfortunately named Space Pirates and Zombies is a rather good exploration-focused space game. Similarly, Space Rangers 2: Reboot is an excellent space game. It's closer to 4x than SPAZ is, and it's also an RTS, a text adventure, an RPG, and occasionally a weird sort of shmup/racing hybrid.
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tankexmortis wrote:
It's not really 4x, but the unfortunately named Space Pirates and Zombies is a rather good exploration-focused space game. Similarly, Space Rangers 2: Reboot is an excellent space game. It's closer to 4x than SPAZ is, and it's also an RTS, a text adventure, an RPG, and occasionally a weird sort of shmup/racing hybrid.


Thanks! Excellent suggestions. Cheap too, although note that I am more than willing to pay full price for a good game.
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A couple free games you could try:

Transcendence - Sort of a mash-up of Star Control II, Nethack, and Diablo II. Fun and terribly addictive "kill the bad guys and sell their loot" gameplay, and a lot of interesting things to discover and explore.

Noctis - A free indie game where you can travel a realistic-sized galaxy with somewhat realistic planets. There's no way to die, and no direction or goals explicitly given to you by the game. It's just about exploring a life-sized galaxy, and that's it. It's all procedurally generated and there are some pretty awesome sights to be seen.

The two big knocks against the game are the blurry graphics and the horribly unintuitive controls.
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Re: Something to scratch my exploration itch, preferably sci-fi
Rogue Like genera if you don't need graphics. Some of them pride themselves on huge procedurally generated worlds. Dwarf Fortress had an update recently that sounded like what you are looking for.
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