The best games like No Man's Sky

Whether offering fast cars or loaded guns, these are our favorite games like the Grand Theft Auto series

Do you love exploring strange new worlds? These games like No Man’s Sky might just be what you’re looking for

Whether you enjoy the space setting or want another experience that offers plenty of freedom, these are our favorite games like No Man's Sky...

If you love landing on planets and exploring everything the wonderfully strange alien worlds have to offer, Astroneer is all about just that.


Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Like NMS, Elite is truly grand in scale. With 400 billion star systems to jump to, you’ll certainly get your fill of space exploration.

Elite Dangerous

Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One

Subnautica offers a different kind of out of this world experience by letting you explore an underwater alien world. Steeped in mystery, its seas are full of terrors. 


Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

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An indie space exploration game set in a procedural solar system made up of several planets and asteroids. Why not take in the star-studded vistas from the comfort of your fully customizable ship.


Platform(s): PC

Surviving Mars is more of a city-building experience, but resource management is a vital part of, well, surviving on Mars - just as sorting out resources in No Man’s Sky is important.

Surviving Mars

Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One

Empyrion is another sprawling, expansive exploration game that lets you navigate through space and land on planets to uncover strange new worlds.

Empyrion - Galatic Survival

Platform(s): PC
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