The 50 Best Sci Fi Games To Play in 2017

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Top 50 Sci Fi Games, Ranked Good To Best

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The forces of darkness are encroaching on the universe. Whether they are fellow players, the evil minions of an alien empire bent on universe domination or the stuff of nightmarish movies come to haunt your reality we’re depending on you to save us.

Will you back down or rise and be the hero that your heart demands you to be? Feel the fury rush through your blood as the innocents fall and worship at your feet. Grab your spear of destiny and leave the dismembered corpses of humanities enemies in your glorious wake in 2017!

50. Nier: Automata

NieR: Automata - Accolades Launch Trailer

A war between the remnants of humanity and a machine army of invaders from another world has forced humanity to flee to the moon. You are a team of androids charged with clearing out machine threats for the local resistance.

Rip through a post-apocalyptic wasteland thousands of years after the events in Nier as the android characters 2B, 9S and A2. Battle mechanical sand worms and other androids, some who look suspiciously like Vergil and Dante - the twins from Devil May Cry.

Explore the open world platform in 11945 AD during the 14th machine war. The battles are intense and include dodging orbs of energy and vaulting over energy ripples on the floor all while trying to cut all manner of mechanical beasts down to size.

I dare you to feel bored while immersing yourself in the world of Nier: Automata.

2B and 9S face off against evil clones of the robot from the movie “hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy”

NieR: Automata – “Elegant Destruction” gameplay trailer

49. Eve Online

The EVE Online Experience Trailer

Eve Online takes space colonization to a new level. Picture empire earth and world of warcraft smooshed into one and launched into outer space. A kind of supercharged version of Blizzard’s starcraft played out on a universal scale.

Don’t expect little men running around a map fighting for domination against some AI foes though. This is for real. It’s “Ender’s Game” meets “Star wars”.

Join forces or betray your best friend. The choice is up to you in this explosive universe dominating game. Explore the universe, construct and mine, and overthrow your competition.

Full speed ahead towards doom or destiny.

EVE Online Gameplay

48. Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous: Horizons - Gameplay Trailer

If you’ve ever had a hankering to shoot through the stars at the helm of your own starship this is the game for you. Complete with alliances, ruthless enemies and cruisers reminiscent of the intro into the first starwars movie. Prepare to be hurled into an unforgettable journey inside a dream come true.

Collect bounties and precious minerals to boost your bank roll. Dodge pirates while transporting cargo. Be who you want to be in this universe of opportunities and options. Your destiny awaits as the stars streak by you at super light speed.

Look ma I’m the king of the stars!

Elite Dangerous Ship Control Gameplay

47. Star Citizen

What is Star Citizen? trailer

Set in a 30th-century Milky Way centered around the fictional United Empire of Earth. You will join Squadron 42, a legendary volunteer unit stationed on the UEES Paul Steed (CV 023) Space Navy. Go to war and rise through the ranks to earn your StarCitizenship.

Star Citizen is an off-world merchandising and space war simulator game for the PC. It will consist of a relentlessly enormous world multiplayer, single-player campaigns, and custom private server elements. Star Citizen is a game by Cloud Imperium Games. Other games by CIG are Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer.

Wait for it. Waaaaait for it!

STAR CITIZEN - 24 Minutes of EPIC Gameplay (Open Universe Sandbox Game) CitizenCon 2016

46. Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online Free-to-Play Launch Trailer

“Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before.” This will no doubt be a favorite with the “trekkies”A chance to continue the tradition of Captain James Tiberius Kirk and Captain Jean Luc Picard.

Command your own starship as a customized captain from any race in the Star Trek Galaxy and explore the final frontier as so many star fleet officers before you. What is missing in terms of graphics is made up for in game play and experience in this immense and expanding universe.  

Choose between the Federation, Romulans or klingons. Take your place in the captain’s chair and bid the helmsman “Take us out.”Battle in the stars or explore worlds on away team missions with other players or bridge officers.

To infinity and be… no wait that’s not right. Make it so!

Star Trek Online MMORPG First Impressions "Is It Worth Playing?"

45. Faster Than Light

Faster Than Light gameplay

Faster than light may have a simple interface and unimpressive graphics but be prepared for an addictive experience akin to playing bubble pop games. You will find yourself losing hours at a time as you make life and death decisions that influence the direction of the game.

Engage in text based encounters demanding tough decisions to be made. Fear the threat of permadeath, for when you die there’s no coming back. Your game is over permanently and that raises the stakes and your survival instinct will make you more ruthless.

Battle in 2 dimensional space in grampa buck rogers space ship.

WTF is FTL? Gameplay by TotalBiscuit, the cynical Brit

44. Gemini Rue

Gemini Rue - Official Trailer

Identities are for sale in this point and click game. The retro graphics and animated motion would dampen your spirits if it wasn’t for the addictive storyline as you decide the fate of the whole galaxy. Control both Azriel and Delta-Six through over 60 hand-drawn backgrounds using an innovative investigation system through this gripping Sci Fi mystery.

Not graphically glorious, but absolutely addictive.

 Let's Play - Gemini Rue - Gameplay by NicoB

43. SWTOR

STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne – "Betrayed" Trailer

STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire – “Sacrifice” Trailer

Advance through your Jedi or Sith training by completing missions, exploring the universe and defeat enemies. Choose your path and fight alongside like-minded players in the Star Wars universe. Hear the crackle of your light saber and wield the force as you see fit.

Be careful not to lose touch with reality as you learn to use your powers. You will be able to interact with other beings in this universe much like the Mass Effect rpg on your journey to completing your path to enlightenment or universe domination.

The force is strong in this one, I sense it

SWTOR: Sith Inquisitor - Part 1 (TORI'VIKA - Let's Play Walkthrough Gameplay)

42. Borderlands

Borderlands Official Trailer

In Borderlands you are a mercenary on Pandora, an anarchic and desolate planet. Your mission, if you choose to accept it is to find a stash of awesome alien technology called The Vault.

Lock and Load then plunge yourself into the nut farm. Play as one of four murderous mercenaries and let the carnage take you where it may! This addictive, frenzied first-person shooter offers you a fort full of firearms, RPG elements and the company of four other players if you so choose.

Borderlands is an insightful experience that revolutionizes the tried and tested shoot-em-up. The graphics have a subtle cartoonish quality but don’t let that fool you.

“Put your hands in the air and give me all your money… Ma-ma-ma-maaa Ma baker she taught all her sons…” 

Borderlands Gameplay with commentary by ConstipatedOwl

41. Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 Launch Trailer

Steal and destroy your way around missions in this first person Role Playing Game as Axton, "the Commando",  Maya, "the Siren", Zer0, "the Assassin",and Salvador, "the Gunzerker". Your goal? To find sought-after alien technology caches called Vaults.

Shoot and loot is the name of the game. You can choose to be one of four new vault hunters in a post apocalyptic world. Face off against an awe inspiring new world of creatures, cuckoos and an evil big honcho named Handsome Jack. With the same cartoonish graphics as its predecessor.

Make new friends from all around the globe, arm them to the teeth and fight as a team in 4 player co-op on a unforgiving pursuit of vengeance and salvation through an unexplored and spontaneous environment.

Guess who’s back, back again? We’re all back, Tell your friends!

Borderlands 2: An Introduction by Sir Hammerlock

40. Aliens vs Predator

Aliens vs. Predator - Predator Hunt multiplayer trailer

Eat, fight or be eaten. These are the choices you are given in SEGA and Rebellion’s online gore fest. From sunlit jungles to dimly lit space ships there are plenty of places to hide. Whether they are safe haven remains to be seen.

The salivary drip, the zip-ripping snarl of the predator, the screams that fade into the darkness. They all await the brave and adventurous. Whether you decide you want to snack on humans or take your chances against the warrior predator that hunts you, wage war on the killing machine and Arnie’s kin or defend humanity against annihilation.

The roller coaster starts here.

“I’d radder be sitting on a sofa playing the game dan be fighting youuuuuuuu!”

Anyone interested in a threesome?

Aliens Vs Predator gameplay in 4k Ultra HD

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