September 21, 2023

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11 NEW Space Strategy Games of 2022

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If you enjoy strategy games, then you’re in luck. 2022 has quite a few titles that we can’t wait to try out. In this particular list, we will highlight some of the best upcoming strategy games that are set in space. Those looking for a science fiction thriller experience will want to keep tabs on these incredible games. With that said, don’t put too much focus here on the ranking as most of these games have yet to make their way into the market.

#11 Starship Troopers – Terran Command

  • Developer: The Artistocrats
  • Publisher: Slitherine Software
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: March 31, 2022

This year we get to add a new game for the Starship Troops franchise called Starship Troopers – Terran Command. The game is centered around a group of troopers having to save the planet of Kwalasha. Used primarily as a mining facility for resources, a swarm of insects bursts into the scene. Now, outmatched with a growing number of giant alien parasites, players will need to use their wit and tactics to save the mining facility from being completely lost.

#10 Out There: Oceans of Time

  • Developer: Mi-Clos Studio, Goblinz Studio
  • Publisher: Modern Wolf, Fractale
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: February 10, 2022

Out There: Oceans of Time is an upcoming management and adventure game. In this title, players are taking the role of Commander Nyx as you seek out a cosmic villain that’s looking to take control of the galaxy. You’ll explore different planets, interact with alien races, recruit new members, earn trust, and build up a crew to venture through the different star systems. As it stands right now, the developers promise a deep and branching narrative for players to partake in, so if you want a bit more unique experience playing through this game, then this might be something to pique your interest.

#9 Alliance of the Sacred Suns

  • Developer: KatHawk Studios
  • Publisher: Hooded Horse
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: 2022

Alliance of the Sacred Suns is a 4X grand strategy game that puts players in control of humanity and its faction as the next emperor. Overall, the game is set within the future, where the goal is to build up a thriving empire. It’s similar to other grand strategy games in that you’ll have to uncover resources, make alliances with other parties, complete necessary upgrades to your faction and appoint officials within your empire. However, developers are making the game to avoid micromanagement, so those you appoint will play a critical role in your empire and developments made within various controlled territories. With that said, we’re still waiting to see just when Alliance of the Sacred Suns will be launching into the marketplace. Currently, developers are hopeful to see the game release within the first quarter of this year.

#8 SpaceBourne 2

  • Developer: Burak Dabak
  • Publisher: Burak Dabak
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: November 1, 2022

If you enjoyed the first SpaceBourne title, then get ready for its sequel later this year. SpaceBourne 2 is all about building up your galaxy empire. This is a single-player third-person shooter that features an open universe. Developers promise a game with thousands of solar systems, each with different planets and structures. As a result, these planets will be procedurally generated with their own climate, gravity, outposts, and points of interest.

Think of it like No Man’s Sky, where you can endlessly explore. Players will have the freedom to do whatever they please. This could be mining for resources, trading, becoming a pirate, or simply being an explorer. Then different events might pop up, such as wormholes or contracts looking for a skilled freelance mercenary. As mentioned, the game is slated to come this year, but the developers are now aiming for a November launch. So hopefully, no unexpected delays pop up that might push this game into 2023.

#7 Falling Frontier

  • Developer: Stutter Fox Studios
  • Publisher: Hooded Horse
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: 2022

Falling Frontier is another upcoming RTS we are interested in checking out. In this game, you’ll find that humanity has broken up into different factions seeking territory of the galaxy. Starting the game out, you’ll find that your faction arrives at a new star system in this game and constructed a spaceport. However, it’s up to you in order to keep the spaceport and your territory safe while expanding into new regions. As a result, you’ll be dealing with other factions. This is a battle for resources, and it means preparing your ships for battles, skirmishes, and building up your outposts. Guide your ships to stay protective by keeping around asteroids, fire off projectiles, watch for ricochets and keep your supply chain thriving.

#6 Homeworld 3

  • Developer: Blackbird Interactive
  • Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: 2022

Homeworld got its start all the way back in 1999, and this year we’re slated to receive Homeworld 3. This RTS is making a return and will feature a narrative that’s set after the events of Homeworld 2. Several years have passed, and while there have been spurts of war, the real danger now has shown its face. The Hyperspace Gate Network is starting to fail, and the only hope there is left out there is tracking down Karan. We know that the developers are planning a co-op mode to allow players to go through the campaign. Otherwise, players can enjoy this game as a solo experience. Unfortunately, the game is not slated to release until the end of 2022 right now, so that could very well mean that this game might get pushed out of this year.

#5 Distant Worlds 2

  • Developer: Code Force
  • Publisher: Slitherine
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: March 10, 2022

We have a few 4X grand strategy games on this list worth checking out. Another one of those is Distant Worlds 2. Much like some of the other games on this list, players are picking a faction and trying to build it up. This means acquiring resources, making trades, fighting off hostile enemies or factions, and exploring a vast start system. Developers have also added a game editor mode that allows players to build up their own unique galaxy to play in. This will give players more freedom in building out their own custom gameplay experience to enjoy or potentially share with others.

#4 Terra Invicta

  • Developer: Pavonis Interactive
  • Publisher: Hooded Horse
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: 2022

Terra Invicta is an upcoming 4X grand strategy game. In this title, an alien invasion is discovered, and the world is split between different sides. With the arrival of these alien species coming at any moment, players will be taking control of one faction out of several options. Essentially the factions are broken down to their outlooks on the invasion. This could be anything from crafting a defensive force to push these creatures back, a group looking to flee the solar system, or even a group seeking to welcome the invasion with open arms. From there, it’s a battle to gain territory and resources to keep your faction on top. This means capturing control points, building up resources, conducting proxy wars, and building your territory to the outskirts of our solar system.

#3 Ixion

  • Developer: Bulwark Studios
  • Publisher: Kasedo Games
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: 2022

IXION has players taking control over a group of survivors in space where you’re seeking a new home to live. Being in space, you’ll constantly have to work around the clock to find new resources to haul back in hopes of preventing a mutiny. This means players will create jobs, provide care to those living in your ship and even look for other stranded survivors needing rescue. However, resources are not all you’ll need to be mindful of as you never know when disaster might strike and need your attention on the ship. At the moment of writing this game description, it looks like we’ll see this game hit the marketplace at some point this year.

#2 Dune: Spice Wars

  • Developer: Shiro Games
  • Publisher: Funcom, Shiro Games
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: 2022

Dune has been getting a significant resurgence lately with the latest movie. Now fans can get ready for a new 4X RTS title with Dune: Spice Wars. Here, you’ll be leading a group through the unforgiving and dry world of Arrakis. The Spice resource market is booming, and you’ll be hunting for the goods. Explore, gather resources, fight off other factions and beasts that seek out your precious loot as well. At the moment, we don’t have a release date for the game, but it does look like when the developers get ready for its launch, Dune: Spice Wars will first release into the marketplace through early access.

#1 Fragile Existence

  • Developer: Fragile Continuum
  • Publisher: Fragile Continuum
  • Platform: PC
  • Release: 2022

Fragile Existence is an upcoming RTS game set within the future. In this game, we’re tossed into a scenario where Earth was attacked by an unknown fleet leaving the human race struggling for survival. However, hope still lives on thanks to a few remaining ships that contains what’s left of human life. Putting aside their differences, the group ventures out into the depths of space in hopes of finding a new place to call home. However, on their tail is their enemy, seeking to take out human life once and for all. Players will have to strategize, build up bases, acquire resources, and fight back for their right to live and prosper for years to come.